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Skill (stat)

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Skill (Japanese: Skill), known as Dexterity (Dex) in Three Houses, is the stat that defines the unit's hit rate and also their critical hit rate. In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses 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 affect the unit's hit rate in battle.

Game Formula Notes
Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Physical accuracy: Hit + (Skill)
Magical accuracy: Hit
--
Gaiden Physical accuracy: Hit + (Skill)
Magical accuracy: Hit
--
Mystery of the Emblem Hit + (Skill × 2) + Support bonus If the support effect is not relevant, the support bonus is taken to be 0.
Genealogy of the Holy War Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Authority bonus) + (Charm bonus)
+ (Lover bonus) + (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage)
If the authority, Charm, lover or weapon triangle effects are not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Thracia 776 Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck) + (Support bonus) + (Authority bonus)
+ (Charm bonus) + (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage)
If the authority, Charm, support or weapon triangle effects are not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
The Binding Blade Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage)
If the support or weapon triangle effects are not relevant, the bonus is taken to be 0.
The Blazing Blade Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (S level bonus) + (Tactician bonus)
If the support, weapon triangle, S level or tactician effects are not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
The Sacred Stones Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (S level bonus)
If the support, weapon triangle or S level effects are not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Path of Radiance Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Biorhythm bonus)
If the support, weapon triangle or biorhythm effects are not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Radiant Dawn Hit + (Skill × 2) + (Luck) + (Biorhythm bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Buddy support bonus) + (Authority bonus) + (Altitude bonus) + (Range bonus)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Shadow Dragon Hit + (Skill) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Weapon level bonus) + (Class bonus)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
The class bonus is +5 for Snipers and +10 for Swordmasters.
New Mystery of the Emblem Hit + (Skill) + (Luck / 2) + (Support bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Weapon level bonus) + (Class bonus) + (Lunatic Mode bonus)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
The class bonus is +5 for Snipers only.
The Lunatic Mode bonus is +10 for all enemies on Lunatic Mode and Lunatic′ Mode and is unavailable to the player.
Awakening Hit + (Skill × 1.5) + (Luck / 2) + (Support/Dual bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Weapon level bonus) + (Skill bonus)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Fates Weapon hit: Hit + (Skill × 1.5) + (Luck / 2) + (Support/Dual bonus)
+ (Weapon triangle advantage/disadvantage) + (Weapon level bonus) + (Class bonus) + (Skill bonus)
Staff hit: Hit + (Magic) + (Skill) + (Weapon level bonus)
The class bonus is +5 for Master Ninjas and Sorcerers, and +10 for Snipers and Lodestars.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Shadows of Valentia Physical accuracy: Hit + (Skill) + (Support bonus)
Magical accuracy: Hit + [(Skill + Luck) / 2] + (Support bonus)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Three Houses Physical accuracy: Hit + (Dexterity) + (Support bonus) + (Ability bonus) + (Equipment bonus) + (Battalion bonus) - (Bow range penalty)
Magical accuracy: Hit + [(Dexterity + Luck) / 2] + (Support bonus) + (Ability bonus) + (Equipment bonus) + (Battalion bonus) - (Bow range penalty)
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Bow penalty is only relevant for units attacking with bows from further than 2 spaces; in such a case, the user suffers a penalty of [20 × (Range - 2)]. On Maddening, the first additional space will have a penalty of 30 Hit instead of 20. Bow penalty caps at 60 on Normal and Hard, and at 70 on Maddening.[1]

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.

Game Formula Notes
Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (Weapon Crit) + (Skill + Luck) / 2 --
Gaiden (Weapon Crit) + (Skill + Luck) / 2 --
Mystery of the Emblem and Archanea Saga (Skill) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Genealogy of the Holy War Without Critical skill: (Combination bonus)
With Critical skill: (Skill) + (Kill bonus - 50) + (Combination bonus)
With Wrath: 100%*
If a unit or their weapon lacks the Critical skill, they are incapable of performing critical hits outside of combination bonuses or Wrath.
+20% critical hit rate when the combination bonus is in effect.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Thracia 776 (Skill) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus)
With Wrath: 100%*
In battle, a unit's critical rate on second attacks is affected by their follow-up critical multiplier.
Furthermore, the critical rate on the first attack is capped at 25. This does not affect the calculations for the critical rate of the second attack.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
The Binding Blade (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus) The class bonus is +30 if the unit is a Swordmaster or Berserker.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
When using a Light Brand at indirect range, the critical rate is locked at 0.
The Blazing Blade (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus) + (S-Level bonus) The class bonus is +15 if the unit is a Swordmaster or Berserker.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
When using a Light Brand or Wind Sword at indirect range or a Runesword, the critical rate is locked at 0.
The Sacred Stones (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus) + (S-Level bonus) The class bonus is +15 if the unit is a Swordmaster, Berserker, Journeyman (3) or Recruit (3).
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
When using a Light Brand or Wind Sword at indirect range or a Runesword, the critical rate is locked at 0.
Path of Radiance (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus) + (Any bonuses from skills) The class bonus is +15 if the unit is a Swordmaster, Sniper, or Berserker. However, the class bonus does not exist in the Japanese version.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Radiant Dawn (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Bond support bonus) + (Any bonuses from skills) If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Shadow Dragon (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus) The class bonus is +5 if the unit is a Sniper, +10 if a Berserker.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
New Mystery of the Emblem If unit's skill < 20: (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus)
If unit's skill ≥ 20: (Skill - 10) + (Weapon Crit) + (Support bonus) + (Class bonus)
The class bonus is +5 if the unit is a Sniper, +10 if a Berserker.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Awakening (Skill / 2) + (Weapon Crit) + (Dual and Pair Up bonus) + (Skill bonus) If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Fates (Weapon Crit) + [(Skill - 4) / 2] + (Dual and Pair Up bonus) + (Skill bonus) + (Class bonus) The class bonus is +5 if the unit is a Master Ninja, Nine-Tails, Lodestar, or Pegasus Knight; and +10 if a Berserker, Sniper, Sorcerer, Spear Master, Swordmaster, or Witch.
If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Shadows of Valentia (Weapon Crit) + [(Skill + Luck) / 2] + (Support bonus) If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.
Three Houses (Weapon Crit) + [(Dexterity + Luck) / 2] + (Ability bonus) + (Equipment bonus) + (Battalion bonus) If any bonus is not relevant, the bonus in question is taken to be 0.

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 and skills affecting skill

Weapons, items and skills providing equipping bonus
Item Skill increase Games
  Tyrfing +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
  Balmung +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
  Mystletainn +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
  Gáe Bolg +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
  Mjölnir +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
  Forseti (tome) +10/+20 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
  Naga (tome) +20 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
  Skill Ring +5 when in inventory. Genealogy of the Holy War
  Lightning Sword +5 when equipped. Thracia 776
  Maltet +5 when equipped. The Binding Blade
  Spear (Vaida's) +4 when equipped. The Blazing Blade
  Flametongue +10 when equipped. The Blazing Blade
  Gleipnir +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
  Wretched Air +10 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
  Ravager +15 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
  Demon Light +10 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
  Rexbolt +3 when equipped. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn
  Firestone +4/+10 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
  Magestone +1/+15 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
  Divinestone +7/+12 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
  Icestone +7 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Wyvernstone +4 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Aries Shard +1 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Sagittarius Shard +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Starsphere +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Binding Shield +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Skill +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
  All Stats +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening
  Missiletainn +1 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
  Dragonstone +12/+3/-3 when equipped. The Sacred Stones, Awakening, Fates
  Dragonstone+ +5/-5 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
  Beaststone +5 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
  Beaststone+ +8 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
  Dragon Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
  Dragon Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
  Horse Spirit +3 when equipped. Fates
  Monkey Spirit +1 when equipped. Fates
  Ink Painting +1 when equipped. Fates
  Izana's Scroll +1 when equipped. Fates
  Malevolent Text +1 when equipped. Fates
  Battle Seal +2 when in inventory. Fates
  Master Emblem +1 when in inventory. Fates
  Keepsake Ring +5 when equipped. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Dexterity +4 +4 when equipped. Three Houses
Items providing a permanent increase
Item Skill increase Games
  Secret Book Permanent +5/+2 increase when used. Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates, Three Houses
  Skill Ring Permanent +3 increase when used. Thracia 776
  Naga's Tear Permanent +2 increase when used. Awakening
  Nethergranate Permanent +2 increase when used. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Ailell Pomegranate Permanent +1 increase when used. Three Houses


Items and skills modifying the growth rate
Item/skill Skill growth modification Games
  Taurus Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Scorpio Shard +20% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Sagittarius Shard +40% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Capricorn Shard -10 %/+5 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Aquarius Shard +10 %/+15 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Starsphere +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Baldr Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Ulir Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Fjalar Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Nál Scroll -10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Thrud Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Od Scroll +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
  Afa's Drops Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  Metis's Tome Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. The Sacred Stones
  Sword Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
  Archer Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
  Thief Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
  Growth Drop Permanent +10% to growth rate when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Aptitude +20%/+10 to all growth rates when equipped. Awakening, Fates, Three Houses
  Gemini Shard -5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Virgo Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Libra Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Capricorn Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  Star Jacinth +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Items and skills providing a temporary boost
Item Skill increase Games
  Skill +1 to all allies for the duration of the map*. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
  Skill Bond +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
  Skill Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
  Rainbow Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Fates
  Gaius's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
  Tiki's Tear +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
  Asugi's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Fates
  Defender +1 when Pair Up is is in effect. Awakening, Fates
  Rally Heart +2 to all allied units in a 3-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening
  Rally Skill*/Rally Dexterity* +4 to all allied units in a 3/2-tile radius of the user for one turn.*/+8 to an adjacent allied unit for one turn.* Awakening, Fates, Three Houses
  Rally Spectrum +4/+2 to all allied units in a 3/4-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
  Violin Bow +4 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn, if user initiates battle. Fates
  Fancy Footwork +1 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Fates
  Bloodthirst +4 for one turn, if user initiates a battle and defeats the target. Fates
  Inspiring Song +3 to the targeted units for one turn. Fates
  Calm +4 for one turn when choosing to wait. Fates
  Skilltaker +2 when defeating an enemy.* Fates
Weapons providing a temporary decrease after use
Item Skill change Games
All Silver-weapons, Caltrop If user attacked, inflicts stacking -2 debuff on the user after combat. Fates
  Soldier's Knife If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -2 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Fruit Knife If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -1 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Jakob's Tray If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -4 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Brass Shuriken If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -1 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Kagero's Dart If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -5 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Spy's Shuriken If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -2 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Sting Shuriken If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -3 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Enfeeble If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -4 debuff on the target after combat. Fates
  Draconic Hex If user survives, inflicts -4 debuff on the target after combat. Fates

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade Fighting skill. A higher
number improves the unit's hit %.*
??
The Blazing Blade Fighting skill. A higher
number improves the unit's hit %.
??
The Sacred Stones Fighting skill. A higher
number improves the unit's hit %.
??
Path of Radiance The unit's fighting skill. The higher
the number, the greater the unit's
hit percentage.
??
Radiant Dawn The unit's fighting skill. The higher
it is, the easier it is to hit an enemy.
??
Awakening Skill. Affects hit rate and the
frequency of critical hits.
??
Fates Skill. Affects hit rate and the
frequency of critical hits.
??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Skill. Affects hit rate and the
frequency of critical hits.
??
Three Houses Affects hit rate and critical hits. ??

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
• Dexterity

• Used in most games.
• Used in Three Houses.

Japanese

Skill. Abbreviated as SKL in Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and the Jugdral games.

Spanish

Habilidad

Skill

French

• Capacité
• Technique

• Ability. Used in The Blazing Blade.
• Skill. Used in every other game.

German

• Kampfgeschick
• Fähigkeit
• Behändigkeit

• Combat skill. Used in The Blazing Blade.
• Skill. Used in most games.
• Agility. Used in Three Houses.

Italian

• Abilità +
• Destrezza

• Skill. Used in most games.
• Dexterity. Used in Three Houses.

Dutch

Vaardigheid

Skill

Korean

기술

Technique

Simplified Chinese

技巧

Skill

Traditional Chinese

技巧

Skill

Gallery

References

  1. kebFE / KeeperOfChemistry, Bow Hit Rate Penalty, Triangle Attack, Retrieved: July 30, 2020
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