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Moment of Fate (stage 2)

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Moment of Fate

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Moment of Fate

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Twisted Tower

It appears you've grown smarter. Good. There is no challenge in killing a fool. Shall we begin?
— Black Knight to Ike

Moment of Fate (Japanese: 宿命の刻 Moment of fate) is the second stage of the twenty-seventh chapter of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. This page covers the second stage of the chapter.


Main article: Moment of Fate (stage 2)/Script

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Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Escape, defeat the Black Knight, or 5 turns pass* Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Ike dies 2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 1+3
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Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal/Difficult Maniac
Clear the chapter in 19 turns or less
(-penalty per # of turns after)
600 (-45) 400 (-30) 200 (-15)
Clear bonus 750 500/-- --
Note: Bonus experience is rewarded at the end of stage 2 and will add together the turn counts of both stages.

Character data

New units


Required characters
Ike lord ​Mist ​
Available characters

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gcn ragnell.png Ragnell Automatically in Ike's inventory

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Black Knight General 20 1 Alondite
Renewal Luna
• Can only be damaged by Ragnell.
• Prioritizes attacking Ike.
• Will move adjacent to Ike when attacking so he can trigger Luna. (Difficult mode only)
• Does not move on Easy or Normal mode
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Soldier Bishop 1 1 Shine Physic
Does not initiate combat against Ike.
Soldier Bishop 3 1 Light Physic Vulnerary
Does not initiate combat against Ike.
Soldier Halberdier 2 1 Spear Steel Lance Vulnerary Does not initiate combat against Ike.

Boss data

Main article: Black Knight
Medium portrait black knight fe09.png
Level 20
Attribute Is gcn darkaffin.png
Build 13
Max HP 60 Speed 27
Strength 30 Luck 11
Magic 17 Defense 30+5
Skill 30 Resistance 22
Movement 6 Weight 18
Inventory Skills
Alondite Renewal
Weapon Levels
Swords S Lances A Axes -- Bows --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Staves --


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

At the start of this stage of the chapter, Ike is enabled to use the one weapon that can negate the Black Knight's invulnerability: Ragnell. However, simply possessing the sacred blade does not mean that the duel would be easy; far from it, in fact. Even with capped strength or speed, it is still not possible for Ike to double the Black Knight. The only other unit that accompanies Ike is Mist, who is able to heal the former; if she is defeated at any point in the game prior to the duel, then Ike's only source of healing are via items, meaning he has to sacrifice his turn to recover health. Despite Ike theoretically being able to defeat the Black Knight by continually chipping away his health and healing himself when needed, there is a hidden time limit of 5 turns. Without Aether or a Wrath-empowered critical hit, there is no way for Ike to defeat the Black Knight within 5 turns. If Ike does not have the stats or skills needed to defeat the Black Knight within the time limit, he can escape via the southern portion of the map, allowing the player to continue the story. However, doing this will affect which unit will join Ike's team in the next chapter. Furthermore, if a Game Over occurs due to Ike getting killed, the player will have to start the previous stage all over again.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Moment of Fate




Moment of fate


Momento decisivo

Deciding moment


Face au destin

Facing destiny



Twist of fate


L'attimo fatale

The fatal moment


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