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This article is about the stat. For the staff from New Mystery of the Emblem, see Speed (staff).

Like all Myrmidons, Edward has a very high speed stat that allows him to easily outspeed this enemy Bandit and damage them twice in one attack. His high speed also helps him to dodge the Bandit's own attacks.

Speed (Japanese: 早さ speed), abbreviated Spd (Sp in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), is a statistic belonging to units which determines a unit's agility in battle. It has two major purposes: it determines whether or not a unit is fast enough compared to their enemy to strike them multiple times in a single round of combat, and it influences a unit's ability to avoid enemy attacks. Broadly speaking, if a unit's speed stat is higher than that of their opponent by a certain number of points which varies from game to game, then that unit will perform a double-attack, a second attack after both units have performed their first attacks.

There are classes that inherently have high speed, most notably members of the Myrmidon and Pegasus Knight class families, which means that these units are predisposed to have very high rates of double-attacking and dodging attacks. It is common among high-speed classes to also have high skill, but in exchange for their good dodging ability these classes tend to be very defensively frail and to have mediocre strength. Similarly, it is common for bulkier and more defensive classes, such as the Knight class family, to have very poor speed.

In all games prior to New Mystery of the Emblem, a unit's speed stat is not the only deciding factor in their actual speed in battle, as it is affected by the weapons they wield. The weight of their weapons negatively impacts their speed, and is subtracted from their base speed stat to generate their attack speed, or the speed stat they will actually have in practice in battle. The heavier the weapon a unit uses, the harder time they will have double-attacking and dodging attacks. The weight system was removed from New Mystery of the Emblem onward, although Fates has a simplified form where certain weapons will increase or penalize a unit's ability to double-attack (but will not affect avoid).

Calculations

Attack speed

Main article: Attack speed

Attack speed is a unit's practical speed stat in battle, after taking into account the weight of their current weapon. In every game until New Mystery of the Emblem, a unit's attack speed is used to calculate both their ability to double-attack and their avoid. With the removal of weight from New Mystery onward, attack speed is exactly equal to the unit's base speed stat.

Game Formula Notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Speed - Weapon weight --
Gaiden Speed - Weapon weight --
Mystery of the Emblem Speed - Weapon weight --
Genealogy of the Holy War Speed - Weapon weight --
Thracia 776 Weapons: Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution)
Magic: Speed - Weapon weight
--
The Binding Blade Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution) If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Fire Emblem Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution) If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
The Sacred Stones Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution) If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Path of Radiance Speed - (Weapon weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Radiant Dawn Speed - (Weapon weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Shadow Dragon Speed - (Weapon weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
New Mystery of the Emblem Speed --
Awakening Speed --
Fates Speed --

Items and skills affecting speed


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Weapons, items and skills providing equipping bonus
Item Speed increase Games
Is nes02 ring.png Quick Ring Sets speed to 40 when equipped. Gaiden
Is snes02 speed ring.png Speed Ring +5 when in inventory. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 tyrfing.png Tyrfing +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is 3ds01 balmung.png Balmung +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Is 3ds tyrfing.png Tyrfing +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 gungnir.png Gungnir +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 yewfelle.png Yewfelle +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes02 mjolnir.png Mjölnir +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is 3ds forseti.png Forseti +20/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Awakening
Is snes02 naga.png Naga +20 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
Is snes03 wind sword.png Wind Sword +5 when equipped. Thracia 776
Is gba mulagir.png Mulagir +5 when equipped. The Binding Blade
Is gba spear.png Spear (Vaida's) +9 when equipped. Fire Emblem
Is gba garm.png Garm +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is gba excalibur.png Excalibur +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
Is wii rexflame.png Rexflame +3 when equipped. Radiant Dawn
Is wii lughnasadh.png Lughnasadh +5 when equipped. Radiant Dawn
Is ds firestone.png Firestone +4 when equipped. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds magestone.png Magestone -1 when equipped. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds divinestone.png Divinestone +4 when equipped. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds icestone.png Icestone +4 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds wyvernstone.png Wyvernstone +7 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds scorpio shard.png Scorpio Shard +1 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 3ds02 sword.png Laslow's Blade +3 when equipped. Fates
All katana +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Practice Katana +5 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Spirit Katana +1 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Noble Yato +2 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Blazing Yato +4 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Alpha Yato +2 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Omega Yato +4 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds dancing blade.png Dancing Blade +3 when equipped. Fates
Is 3ds heavy blade.png Heavy Blade -1 when equipped. Fates
Items providing a permanent increase
Item Speed increase Games
Is snes03 speed ring.png Speed Ring Permanent +6/+5/+3 increase when used. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776
Is 3ds speedwing.png Speedwing Permanent +2 increase when used. The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds naga's tear.png Naga's Tear Permanent +2 increase when used. Awakening
Is 3ds02 stat booster.png Dragon Herbs Permanent +1 increase when used. Fates
Items and skills modifying the growth rate
Item/skill Speed growth modification Games
Is snes01 taurus shard.png Taurus Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 libra shard.png Libra Shard +40% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 scorpio shard.png Scorpio Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 sagittarius shard.png Sagittarius Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 capricorn shard.png Capricorn Shard -10% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 aquarius shard.png Aquarius Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes01 starsphere.png Starsphere +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
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 ced scroll.png Ced Scroll +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 noba scroll.png Noba Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 dain scroll.png Dain Scroll -10% 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
Is gba metis's tome.png Metis's Tome Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. The Sacred Stones
Is gcn knight ward.png Knight Ward +30% to growth rate when equipped. Path of Radiance
Is gcn archer band.png Archer Band +5% to growth rate when equipped. Path of Radiance
Is gcn paladin band.png Paladin Band +5% to growth rate when equipped. Path of Radiance
Is gcn thief band.png Thief Band +5% to growth rate when equipped. Path of Radiance
Is ds growth drop.png Growth Drop Permanent +10% to growth rate when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds aptitude.png Aptitude +20%/+10 to all growth rates when active. Awakening, Fates
Items and skills providing a temporary boost
Item Speed increase Games
Is ds haste card.png Haste +1 to all allies for the duration of the map*. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds speed bond.png Speed Bond +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds speed tonic.png Speed 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 3ds kris's confect.png Kris's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Is 3ds tiki's tear.png Tiki's Tear +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Is 3ds defender.png Defender +1 when Pair Up is active. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds special dance.png Special Dance +2 to one adjacent ally for one turn. Activated via the Dance command. Awakening
Is 3ds rally heart.png Rally Heart +2 to all allied units in a 3-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening
Is 3ds rally speed.png Rally Speed +4 to all allied units in a 3/2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds 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 shuriken.png Kaze's Needle +4 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn, if user initiates battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Speed Thunder +4 to all enemy units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn, if user initiates battle. Fates
Is 3ds speedtaker.png Speedtaker +2 when defeating an enemy.* Fates
Is 3ds optimist.png Optimist +4 for one turn if the user chooses to Wait. Fates
Is 3ds fancy footwork.png Fancy Footwork +1 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Fates
Is 3ds bloodthirst.png Bloodthirst +4 for one turn when defeating an enemy. Fates
Weapons providing a temporary decrease after use
Item Speed change Games
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Bronze Dagger Inflicts -1 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Silver Dagger Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Soldier's Knife Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Pebble Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 tome.png Iago's Tome Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Brass Shuriken Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Silver Shuriken Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Spy's Shuriken Inflicts -5 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Caltrop Inflicts -8 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Kaze's Needle Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Setsuna's Yumi Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds draconic hex.png Draconic Hex Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds seal speed.png Seal Speed Inflicts -6 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
Is 3ds highwayman.png Highwayman Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact, if target cannot counter-attack. Fates

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Speed --
Japanese 早さ
すばやさ
速さ
• Speed. Used in Mystery of the Emblem and games from Thracia 776 onward.
• Agility. Used in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, Mystery of the Emblem's level up screen, and Genealogy of the Holy War. It is abbreviated as AGI in the first game's class roll.
• Speed. Used in some GUI of Fire Emblem Gaiden.
Spanish Velocidad Speed
French Vitesse Speed
German Geschwindigkeit Speed
Italian Velocità Speed

References

Game mechanics
Out-of-battle management Base (Base conversation) • Battle preparationsBonus experienceDungeonsGameplay modes (Creature 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) • DefenseExperienceGrowth rateHit pointHoly BloodInventoryLevelLuckMagicMovementPursuit critical coefficientResistanceSkillSpeedStrengthWeapon levelWeight
Weapons Brave weaponCritDurabilityHitKill bonusMightPersonal weaponsRangeWeapon experienceWeapon levelWeightWorth
Unit mechanics
and commands
AttackAuto-BattleCantoClass change (Reclass) • Dance/Play/Sing (Galdrar) • 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) • Effective damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
Connectivity amiiboDouble DuelDownloadable contentLink ArenaMultiplayer battleOnline ShopSpotPassStreetPass
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