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Critical +

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Critical +

Is ns01 crit +20.png
Icon of the Critical +20 ability in Three Houses.

Increases Crit by 20.






Critical + (Japanese: 必殺+ Critical +) is a series of skills which debuted in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. As the name suggests, they increase a unit's critical rate by a set amount, and are associated with various classes, typically ones specializing in a single weapon type. Though certain classes have granted critical rate boosts as early as The Binding Blade, their appearance in Radiant Dawn marks their first appearance as visible, defined skills. Awakening would later feature Critical +5 under a different name, Zeal (Japanese: 熱い心 Hot Heart). Three Houses sees the return of the Critical + series with Crit +20.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Radiant Dawn
(Critical +5)
Is wii critical +5.png Grants +5 critical rate. -- 0 --
Radiant Dawn
(Critical +10)
Is wii critical +10.png Grants +10 critical rate. -- 0 --
Radiant Dawn
(Critical +15)
Is wii critical +15.png Grants +15 critical rate. -- 0 --
Radiant Dawn
(Critical +20)
Is wii critical +20.png Grants +20 critical rate. -- 0 --
Radiant Dawn
(Critical +25)
Is wii critical +25.png Grants +25 critical rate. -- 0 --
Is 3ds01 zeal.png Grants +5 critical rate. -- -- --
Three Houses
(Crit +20)
Is ns01 crit +20.png Grants +20 critical rate. -- -- --


Radiant Dawn

Critical +5

Classes MyrmidonHalberdierReaverWarrior (Part 4 enemies only)

Critical +10

Classes SwordmasterSniperSentinelHalberdier (Part 4 enemies only)

Critical +15

Classes MarksmanSniper (Part 4 enemies only)

Critical +20

Classes TruebladeSwordmaster (Part 4 enemies only)

Critical +25

Classes Assassin


Units BasilioLyn (DLC version)Alm (SpotPass version)DagdarEdward
Classes Fighter (Learned at Level 10)

Three Houses

Classes War Master

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, NTSC-U)
Raise critical hit by #.
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, PAL)
Raise critical hit chance
by #.
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
Increases critical-hit percentage by #. 『必殺』に+#
Awakening Grants Crit +5. 必殺+5
Three Houses Increases Crit by 20. 斧殺が20上がる

Etymology and other languages

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

• Critical +
• Zeal

• Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses. Abbreviated to Crit + in Three Houses.
• Used in Awakening.



• Critical +. Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Hot Heart. Used in Awakening.


• Critico +
• Celo

• Critical +. Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Zeal. Used in Awakening.


• Crit +
• Ferveur

• Critical +. Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Zeal. Used in Awakening.


• Krt. +
• Eifer

• Critical +. Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Zeal. Used in Awakening.


• Triplo +
• Fervore

• Critical +. Used in Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Zeal. Used in Awakening.


필살 +

Deadly +

Simplified Chinese


Killing +

Traditional Chinese


Killing +



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat-boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow BurnVantage
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderMastermind AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat-boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantParagonPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4