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Thorns of Ruin

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Thorns of Ruin

Is ns01 staggering blow.png
Icon of Thorns of Ruin from Three Houses.

Units hit suffer Spd -5 for 1 turn.


Staggering Blow

First game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Thorns of Ruin (Japanese: 破裂の棘 Thorns of rupture) is a Staggering Blow which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Associated with the Black Beast, it is a wide-ranged attack that reduces any affected targets' speed.


Game Icon Might Hit Range Uses Area of effect Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 staggering blow.png 16 80 1 -- Gr fe16 staggering blow 4x2.png Inflicts -5 speed debuff on targets on hit.


Three Houses

Classes Black Beast


  • When Thorns of Ruin is used, the Crest of Gautier will appear above the user briefly.

Etymology and other languages

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

Thorns of Ruin

Derived from the Lance of Ruin.



Thorns of rupture. Derived from 破裂の槍, the Japanese name of the Lance of Ruin.


Espinas mutiladoras

Mutilating spines


Épines destructrices

Destructive thorns. Derived from "Lance de la destruction", the French name of the Lance of Ruin.


Stachel des Untergangs

Thorn of Ruin. Derived from "Lanze des Untergangs", the German name of the Lance of Ruin.


Spine della distruzione

Thorns of destruction. Derived from "Lancia della Distruzione", the Italian name of the Lance of Ruin.


파열의 가시

Thorns of rupture. Derived from 파열의 창, the Korean name of the Lance of Ruin.

Simplified Chinese


Thorns of rupture. Derived from 破裂之枪, the simple Chinese name of the Lance of Ruin.

Traditional Chinese


Thorns of rupture. Derived from 破裂之槍, the traditional Chinese name of the Lance of Ruin.


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Gambits and Staggering Blows
Physical gambits AbsorptionAshes and DustAssault TroopAssemblyBattleground Clean UpBlazeDisturbanceFlash-Fire ArrowsFusilladeGroup Lance AttackLine of LancesLinked HorsesLureMad MeleeOnslaughtPoisoned ArrowsPoison TacticRaging FlamesRandom ShotReversalWave Attack
Magical gambits Group FlamesGroup IceGroup LightningResonant FlamesResonant IceResonant Lightning
Support gambits Absolute DefenseBag of TricksBattleground CaféBlessingDance of the GoddessImpregnable WallRecovery RoarResonant White MagicRetributionSacred ShieldStride
Staggering Blows AnnihilationArm PressAurora BreathBrimstone BreathCycloneFlame BreathGaleHeavy StrikeHoarfrostLight BreathLight-Lance BarragePoison BreathRapidsSandstormSky FissureThorns of RuinTitanomachyUmbral SurgeWilted Flower