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Is wii sacrifice.png
Icon of the Sacrifice skill in Radiant Dawn.

Uses unit's own HP to restore allied units' HP and return condition to normal. Micaiah






Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Sacrifice (Japanese: 癒しの手 Healing Hand) is a healing skill exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is exclusive to Micaiah of the Dawn Brigade. It gives her the unique ability to sacrifice her own HP to restore another's health by touch.


Being able to heal without use of staves is a rare ability, which Micaiah obtained as a manifestation of her powers as a Branded. Sacrifice came to be associated with Micaiah by the people of Daein and the Begnion occupation force as part of her reputation as the "Silver Haired Maiden". Through the power of Sacrifice, Micaiah can draw wounds sustained by others into her own body, healing them while taking on the burden of their injury herself.[1] Though Sothe warned Micaiah against using it in public for this reason of being an easy way to identify her, she nonetheless uses it to heal Nico of injuries inflicted by Begnion archers before a crowd of soldiers and civilians while trying to flee said soldiers.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii sacrifice.png Drains the user's HP to restore the HP of another allied unit. It also cures status conditions, with no HP cost to the user. Command
if the user has > 1 HP
0 --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes Is feh skill support.png Turns penalties on allied target into bonuses, reduces user's HP to 1, and restores target's HP by amount reduced on user. Command -- Range: 1
Cost: 400 SP


Radiant Dawn

Units Micaiah (Cannot be unequipped)


Units Micaiah: Dawn Wind's DuoMicaiah: Priestess of DawnMicaiah: Queen of Dawn

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Uses unit's own HP to
restore allied units' HP
and return condition to
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(help, NTSC-U)
Uses unit's own HP to restore allied
units' HP and return status to normal.
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
Uses unit's own HP to restore allied
units' HP and return condition to
normal. Micaiah

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Sacrifice is present as a skill on one of Micaiah's cards in Fire Emblem Cipher: B05-053HN Silver-Haired Maiden, Micaiah, as well as its various promotional reprints. It is a manual-activation skill which provides a +10 attack boost to one chosen allied unit, in exchange for immediately discarding Micaiah herself.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sacrifice --
Japanese 癒しの手 Romanized as HEALINGHAND in its internal file name.
Spanish Sacrificio Sacrifice
French Sacrifice Sacrifice
German Opfer Sacrifice
Italian Sacrificio Sacrifice



  1. Designer's Notes: The Dawn Brigade

See also

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 +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Assist skills in Heroes
Healing skills Ardent SacrificeReciprocal AidSacrifice
Positioning skills Draw BackFuture VisionPivotRepositionShoveSmiteSwapTo Change Fate!
Rally skills Rally AttackRally Attack/DefenseRally Attack/ResistanceRally Attack/SpeedRally DefenseRally Defense/ResistanceRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Speed/DefenseRally Speed/ResistanceRally Up AttackRally Up ResistanceRally Up Speed
Staff skills HealMartyrMendPhysicReconcileRecoverRehabilitateRescueRestore
Miscellaneous skills DanceFrightful DreamGentle DreamGray WavesHarsh CommandSingSweet DreamsWhimsical Dream