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Luna (skill)

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

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

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

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.


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 3ds 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 3ds 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.
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


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


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


Classes Great Knight (Learned from Level 5 and up)


Units Black KnightCatriaFrederickIke (normal and brave) • LucinaValter

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (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.


  • 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.


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


• 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.


See also

Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Introduced in
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