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The Barb Shuriken (暗殺手裏剣 Ansatsu shuriken, lit. Assassination Shuriken) is a Shuriken that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. Like its Japanese name suggests, the Barb Shuriken specialises in the delivery of lethal critical attacks, imbued with a high Critical rate and inflicting four times the amount of standard damage instead of three times when critical attacks are triggered.

The Barb Shuriken also imbues its wielder with a bonus of 2 Speed, alongside reducing the Luck, Defense and Resistance of enemy units by a fair amount post-battle.

This weapon is analogous with the Killing Edge, Killer Lance, Killer Axe, Killer Bow and the Fates incarnation of Mjolnir.

Weapon StatsEdit

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Name Type

FE14Shuriken Barb Shuriken

FE14 Kunai Shuriken

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
C 4 80% 25% -10% 1-2  ? 3,000
Effect

Critical hits deal 4x instead of 3x damage.
Enemy’s Lck/Def/Res -4; recover by 1 each turn.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Name Type

Barb Shuriken

FEH Dagger Dagger

Mt Rng SP Rarity
8 2 200 ✯✯✯✯
Effect

Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Name Type

Barb Shuriken+

FEH Dagger Dagger

Mt Rng SP Rarity
12 2 300 ✯✯✯✯✯
Effect

Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Etymology Edit

The shuriken (手裏剣) was a common throwing weapon for ninja, and its name can mean "sword hidden in the hand", or "the sword inside of hand". These were flattened, bladed discs that were thrown at enemies.

Trivia Edit

  • Ironically, shurikens mostly look like small discs with flat spikes protruding out the sides, so that it could slice while being thrown and spinning. The barb shuriken seen in Fire Emblem Fates looks much more like a kunai (苦無), which were diamond shaped knives that were originally used for farming and repurposed into weapons by some ninja.
    • Furthermore, kunai were mostly used as close combat weapons for stabbing people up close, while actual shurikens were meant to be thrown.

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