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Skill (stat)

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Skill (Japanese: Skill) is the stat that defines the unit's hit rate and also their critical hit rate. In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem Awakening, and Fire Emblem Fates it is used to calculate the activation rate of many offensive skills such as Aether or Sol. Items such as the Secret Book increase the unit's skill permanently.

Calculations


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Hit rate

Skill is the primary unit stat to effect the unit's hit rate in battle.

Game Formula Notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Weapon Hit + Skill --
Gaiden Weapon Hit + Skill --
Mystery of the Emblem Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + Support Bonus --
Genealogy of the Holy War Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + Support Bonus + Weapon Triangle Bonus + Leadership Bonus + Charisma Bonus + Lover Bonus --
Thracia 776 Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + Luck + Support Bonus + Weapon Triangle Bonus + Leadership Bonus + Charisma Bonus --
The Binding Blade Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + Support Bonus + Weapon Triangle Bonus --
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + Support Bonus + Weapon Triangle Bonus --
The Sacred Stones Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + Support Bonus + Weapon Triangle Bonus + Weapon Level Bonus --
Path of Radiance Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + Luck + Biorhythm bonus + Weapon triangle bonus + Support bonus --
Radiant Dawn Weapon Hit + (Skill × 2) + Luck + Weapon triangle bonus + Biorhythm bonus + Buddy support bonus + Leadership bonus + Affinity bonus + Height bonus + Range bonus --
Shadow Dragon Weapon Hit + Skill + (Luck / 2) + Support bonus + Weapon triangle bonus + Weapon Rank bonus + Class Bonus --
New Mystery of the Emblem Weapon Hit + Skill + (Luck / 2) + Support bonus + Weapon triangle bonus + Weapon Rank bonus + Class Bonus Enemies get a +10 hit bonus on Lunatic mode and above.
Awakening Weapon Hit + [(Skill × 3 + Luck) / 2] + Weapon Triangle bonus + Weapon Rank bonus --
Fates ? --

Critical hit rate

A unit's critical hit % chance is the chance the unit will land a critical hit. Skill is one of the factors involved in increasing a unit's critical hit rate, though the potency of skill's effect on crit varies by game.

Staff Accuracy

In Thracia 776, skill affects a staff user's hit rate. This applies for all staves, including healing and status staves.

Game Formula Notes
Thracia 776 Staff Hit + (Skill × 4) All staves have 60 hit

Items affecting skill


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Items and skills affecting skill

Weapons, items and skills providing equipping bonus
Item Skill increase Games
Is snes02 tyrfing.png Tyrfing +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 balmung.png Balmung +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 mystletainn.png Mystletainn +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Is snes02 gáe bolg.png Gáe Bolg +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 mjölnir.png Mjölnir +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Is snes02 forseti.png Forseti (tome) +10/+20 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Is snes02 naga.png Naga (tome) +20 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 skill ring.png Skill Ring +5 when in inventory. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is gba maltet.png Maltet +5 when equipped. The Binding Blade
Is gba spear.png Spear (Vaida's) +4 when equipped. The Blazing Blade
Is gba firestone.png Flametongue +10 when equipped. The Blazing Blade
Is gba gleipnir.png Gleipnir +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is gba dark breath.png Wretched Air +10 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is gba ravager.png Ravager +15 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is gba demon light.png Demon Light +10 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is wii rexbolt.png Rexbolt +3 when equipped. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn
Is ds firestone.png Firestone +4/+10 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds magestone.png Magestone +1/+15 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds divinestone.png Divinestone +7/+12 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds icestone.png Icestone +7 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds wyvernstone.png Wyvernstone +4 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds aries shard.png Aries Shard +1 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds sagittarius shard.png Sagittarius Shard +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds starsphere.png Starsphere +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds binding shield.png Binding Shield +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 all stats +2.png All Stats +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening
Is 3ds01 missiletainn.png Missiletainn +1 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 dragonstone.png Dragonstone +12/+3/-3 when equipped. The Sacred Stones, Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 dragonstone+.png Dragonstone+ +5/-5 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 beaststone.png Beaststone +5 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 beaststone+.png Beaststone+ +8 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Dragon Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Dragon Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Horse Spirit +3 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Monkey Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Ink Painting +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Izana's Scroll +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Malevolent Text +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 emblem.png Battle Seal +2 when in inventory. Fates
Is 3ds02 emblem.png Master Emblem +1 when in inventory. Fates
Is 3ds03 keepsake ring.png Keepsake Ring +5 when equipped. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Items providing a permanent increase
Item Skill increase Games
Is 3ds01 secret book.png Secret Book Permanent +5/+2 increase when used. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is snes03 skill ring.png Skill Ring Permanent +3 increase when used. Thracia 776
Is 3ds01 naga's tear.png Naga's Tear Permanent +2 increase when used. Awakening
Is 3ds03 nethergranate.png Nethergranate Permanent +2 increase when used. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Items and skills modifying the growth rate
Item/skill Skill growth modification Games
Is snes01 taurus shard.png Taurus Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 scorpio shard.png Scorpio Shard +20% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 sagittarius shard.png Sagittarius Shard +40% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 capricorn shard.png Capricorn Shard -10 %/+5 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 aquarius shard.png Aquarius Shard +10 %/+15 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 starsphere.png Starsphere +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes03 baldr scroll.png Baldr Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 ulir scroll.png Ulir Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 fjalar scroll.png Fjalar Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 neir scroll.png Neir Scroll -10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 thrud scroll.png Thrud Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 od scroll.png Od Scroll +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is gba afa's drops.png Afa's Drops Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Is gba metis's tome.png Metis's Tome Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. The Sacred Stones
Is gcn sword band.png Sword Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is gcn archer band.png Archer Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is gcn thief band.png Thief Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is ds growth drop.png Growth Drop Permanent +10% to growth rate when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds01 aptitude.png Aptitude +20%/+10 to all growth rates when equipped. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds03 astral shard.png Gemini Shard -5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 astral shard.png Virgo Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 astral shard.png Libra Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 astral shard.png Capricorn Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 star jacinth.png Star Jacinth +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Items and skills providing a temporary boost
Item Skill increase Games
Is ds strength card.png Skill +1 to all allies for the duration of the map*. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds skill bond.png Skill Bond +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds01 skill tonic.png Skill Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
Is ds rainbow tonic.png Rainbow Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Fates
Is 3ds01 gaius's confect.png Gaius's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Is 3ds01 tiki's tear.png Tiki's Tear +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Is 3ds02 stat booster.png Asugi's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Fates
Is 3ds01 defender.png Defender +1 when Pair Up is is in effect. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 rally heart.png Rally Heart +2 to all allied units in a 3-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening
Is 3ds01 rally skill.png Rally Skill +4 to all allied units in a 3/2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 rally spectrum.png Rally Spectrum +4/+2 to all allied units in a 3/4-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds02 bow.png Violin Bow +4 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn, if user initiates battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 fancy footwork.png Fancy Footwork +1 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 bloodthirst.png Bloodthirst +4 for one turn, if user initiates a battle and defeats the target. Fates
Is 3ds02 inspiring song.png Inspiring Song +3 to the targeted units for one turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 calm.png Calm +4 for one turn when choosing to wait. Fates
Is 3ds02 skilltaker.png Skilltaker +2 when defeating an enemy.* Fates
Weapons providing a temporary decrease after use
Item Skill change Games
All Silver-weapons Inflicts -2 debuff on the user. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Soldier's Knife Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Fruit Knife Inflicts -1 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Jakob's Tray Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Brass Shuriken Inflicts -1 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Kagero's Dart Inflicts -5 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Spy's Shuriken Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Sting Shuriken Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Caltrop Inflicts -2 debuff on the user. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Enfeeble Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 draconic hex.png Draconic Hex Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates

Trivia

Early English screenshot of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Skill --
Japanese Skill. Abbreviated as SKL in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and the Jugdral games, and as TEC, presumably short for "Technique", in stat screens in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Spanish Habilidad Skill
French • Capacité
• Technique
• Ability. Used in The Blazing Blade
• Skill. Used in every other games.
German Kampfgeschick Combat skill
Italian Abilità Skill

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References

Game mechanics
Out-of-battle management Base (Base conversationMy Castle) • Battle preparationsBonus experienceDungeonsGameplay modes (DifficultyCreature Campaign) • GoldMila ShrinesRenownShopping (ArmoryBargainsForgeMerchantOnline shopSecret shopVendor) • Supply convoyWorld map
Battles and chapters ArenaBattle saveBossCastleChapter (Alternate routeSidequest) • ChestCombat forecastEvent tilesHidden treasureObjectivesReinforcementSkirmishTerrain (Hazards) • TurnWeather (Fog of war)
Stats Units ActionAffinityAuthorityBiorhythmClassConstitution (Aid) • DefenseExperienceFollow-up critical coefficientGrowth rateHit pointHoly BloodInventoryLevelLuckMagicMovementResistanceSkillSpeedStrengthWeapon levelWeight
Weapons Brave weaponCritDurabilityHitKill bonusMightPersonal weaponsRangeWeapon experienceWeapon levelWeightWorth
Unit mechanics
and commands
AttackAuto-BattleCantoClass change (Reclass) • Dance/Play (GaldrarSing) • Death (Decoy) • DismountDragon VeinEquipmentFatigueInventoryLaguz transformationLove (JealousyInheritance) • Pair UpRecruitmentRescue (Capture) • SkillsStatus conditionsSupportTalkTradeUnit (AvatarBond unitsBonus unitEinherjarLoan unitPrisonerReplacement unitSubstitute character) • Visit
Calculations Attack speedAvoidCritical hit (Combination bonusDodgeTriangle Attack) • Bonus damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
Connectivity amiiboDouble DuelDownloadable contentLink ArenaMultiplayer battleOnline shopSpotPassStreetPass
Other BirthdayGlitchesRankingsSound RoomTactician