The Brass Shuriken (青銅の手裏剣 Seidō no shuriken) is a Shuriken that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. The most basic Shuriken to appear in the game, the Brass Shuriken, apart from raising its wielder's Speed by 2, boosts their Critical Evade. The Brass Shuriken also imposes minor debuffs on enemy units post-battle, encompassing small reductions in Skill, Speed, Defense and Resistance.
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.
- 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 brass 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.