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Umbral Surge

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Umbral Surge

Is ns01 staggering blow.png
Icon of Umbral Surge from Three Houses.

Full-body attack that deals damage = up to 25% of foes' HP. Moves this unit and all foes.


Staggering Blow

First game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Umbral Surge (Japanese: 赤き衝動 Red impulse) is a Staggering Blow which was introduced in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows. Associated with the Umbral Beast, it is a colossally large attack that affects the entire map. When it hits, it deals up to a quarter of each target's HP as damage, and also teleports the user and all targets to random spaces on the map. Afterwards, however, the user is weakened for one turn, and is left unable to counterattack.


Game Icon Might Hit Range Uses Area of effect Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 staggering blow.png -- 100 -- -- Gr fe16 staggering blow global.png Deals up to 25% of each target's maximum HP as damage.
Moves the unit and each target to a random space on the map.
Inflicts Is ns01 status stirrings of reason.png Stirrings of Reason status on user, disabling its ability to counterattack and reducing its critical avoid by -25 for one turn.


Three Houses

Classes Umbral Beast

Etymology and other languages

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

Umbral Surge




Red impulse


Impulso carmesí

Crimson impulse


Impulsion lugubre

Grim impulse



Shadow Thrust


Impeto rosso

Red impulse


붉은 충동

Red impulse

Simplified Chinese


Red impulse

Traditional Chinese


Red impulse


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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