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Luna (skill)

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Luna

Is gcn luna.png
Icon of the Luna skill in Path of Radiance.

Halve enemy Def/Res when attacking. Trigger % = (Skill stat)

Type(s)
  • Personal (in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776)
  • Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, and Fates)
Capacity
  • 20 (in Path of Radiance)
  • 30 (in Radiant Dawn)
Game(s)

Luna (Japanese: 月光 Moonlight) is an offensive skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. When activated, the user unleashes one strike which bypasses the enemy's defense and/or resistance to some extent, allowing the user to inflict significantly more damage to the enemy than usual. The skill's power and effects vary from game to game, with some games having Luna entirely nullify the enemy's defensive stats while others just halve the stats.

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Luna is a personal skill, associated primarily with some relatives of the royal family of Isaach who bear Od holy blood. In Path of Radiance, Luna is the mastery skill of the General and Halberdier classes, and in Radiant Dawn it is the mastery skill for the Marshall class. In Awakening and Fates, Luna is learned only by Great Knights, but can be possessed by units of any class by reclassing.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 luna.png Treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 luna.png Treats the target as if it has 0 defense and resistance during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Path of Radiance Is gcn luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense during the strike. (Skill)% 20 For further mechanics, see here.
Radiant Dawn Is wii luna.png Triples the user's strength and treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Skill)% 30 For further mechanics, see here.
Awakening Is 3ds01 luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Fates Is 3ds01 luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. 100%, when special counter reaches 0 -- Cooldown: 3
Cost: 200 SP
Warriors -- May reduce target's Defense and Resistance upon a successful hit; chance increases with user's Luck. -- -- --

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: Holyn
Second Generation: (Larcei and Ulster, Patty, Leen), if Holyn was their father

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) GalzusMareeta
Items Luna M

Path of Radiance

Classes (Occult) GeneralHalberdier

Radiant Dawn

Classes Marshall

Awakening

Units AltenaBlack KnightEphraim (both versions)EstEtzelIkeKarelLilinaMareetaMarth ("King Marth" SpotPass version)OliverPriamSanakiTitania
Classes Great Knight (Learned at Level 5)

Fates

Classes Great Knight (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Heroes

Units Black Knight: Sinister GeneralCatria: Middle WhitewingCelica: Imprisoned SoulChrom: Knight ExaltFrederick: Polite KnightIke: Brave MercenaryIke: Young MercenaryLucina: Future WitnessMia: Lady of BladesValter: Dark MoonstoneZelgius: Jet-Black General

Warriors

Learned Chrom (requires Chrom's Leather Belt ×3)
Borrowed Requires ×1 each of Chrom's Essence and Chrom's Pauldron

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Luna is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B06-029HN Wielder of Luna, Holyn. It is a trigger skill which activates automatically when Holyn is used to attack the opponent's lord unit. If the player chooses to do so, Luna also allows him to automatically destroy one other enemy unit with a cost of 3 or less in addition to their attack on the opponent's lord, in exchange for flipping three bond cards face-down.

Trivia

  • Although in its first four appearances Luna is associated with a blue flash upon activation or striking, as is its The Sacred Stones counterpart Pierce, in Awakening a Luna blow instead shines yellow when striking the enemy.
  • Unused text strings exist in Path of Radiance that refer to Luna's name from the Jugdral games. It was translated as Moonblade in the English version.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Luna Latin: "moon", specifically that of Earth.
Japanese 月光剣

月光

• Moonlight Sword. This name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.

• Moonlight. This name is used from Path of Radiance onward. Referred to as MOONTRICK in its internal file name in Path of Radiance, and as LUNA in the same in Radiant Dawn.

Spanish • Ra luna

• Selene

• The skill is known by this name only in Path of Radiance.

• From the Greek Σελήνη Selene, "moon". Selene is a moon goddess of Greek mythology, and the counterpart of the Roman Luna. The skill is known by this name from Radiant Dawn onward.

French Lunaire Lunar
German Mond Moon
Italian Luna As above.

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire ---
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp ---
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance ---
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissance
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker ---
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerEscutcheonHoly VestmentsIce MirrorMiraclePaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueNoontimeRadiant AetherSol
Offensive skills AetherAstraBlack LunaBonfireChilling WindDraconic AuraDragon FangDragon GazeGlaciesGlimmerGlowing EmberIcebergIgnisLunaMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionVengeance
Staff specials Heavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds Balm
Miscellaneous skills Galeforce
Crests in Warriors
Attack Crests Awaken CrestCombo CrestFang CrestFury CrestSerenity CrestSpecial CrestWar God Crest
Defense Crests Axe CrestBlade CrestBow CrestClaw CrestDragon CrestLance CrestMedicinal CrestPrayer CrestRelief CrestRemedy CrestTome Crest
Boost Crests Mastery CrestSanctuary CrestSkill CrestSurge CrestTalent Crest
Skills AegisAmaterasuArmored BlowAstraAwakeningCounterDef +10DracoshieldGaleforceHP +50Iote's ShieldLck +20LethalityLone WolfLunaLive to ServeMag +10ParagonPassResonating PowerPavisePaydayQuick WitRes +10Skl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance