The Caltrop (まきびし Makibishi) is a Shuriken that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates.

It reappears as a Dagger and a weapon skill in Fire Emblem Heroes called the Caltrop Dagger.

Overview[edit | edit source]

In Fates, apart from raising its wielder's Speed by 2, the Caltrop reduces the Speed, Defense and Resistance of its target by a substantial amount upon successful striking. The Caltrop does, however, induce its wielder to suffer Strength and Skill penalties post-battle. Unlike other Shuriken, the Caltrop is limited to a range of 1. It makes up for its lack of range with having the best speed, defense, and resistance debuffs in the game by a considerable margin.

In Heroes, the Caltrop Dagger functions as an inheritable anti-Cavalry dagger weapon, complete with the typical dagger debuff effects. In addition; the weapon has the effect of Hardy Bearing built in; preventing alteration of attack priority. Due to this; it is a carbon copy of the Dusk Uchiwa; though more available due to being in the typical summoning pool.

The Caltrop Dagger is the default weapon of Julian.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE14Shuriken.png Caltrop

FE14 Kunai.png Shuriken

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
B 5 95% 5% 0% 1 ? 0
Effect

After use in combat, wielder suffers Str/Skill -2; recovers by 1 each turn.
Enemy's Spd/Def/Res -8 upon a successful hit.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Caltrop Dagger

FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Mt Rng SP Rarity
8 2 200 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 5】
【Dagger 5】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-5 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Name Type

Caltrop Dagger+

FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Mt Rng SP Rarity
12 2 300 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority. Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Name Cost

Caltrop Dagger+

350 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 50Refining Stone.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +2 + 1
FEH WUp 2.png +2 + 2
FEH WUp 3.png +2 + 3
FEH WUp 4.png +2 + 3
Effect
Effective against cavalry foes. Disables unit's and foe's skills that change attack priority.

Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Makibishi is the Japanese version of the caltrop. It is believed that they were among the tools utilized by Ninjas. They were designed to be able to puncture the Waraji sandals commonly worn in Feudal Japan.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Caltrop's appearance bears a striking semblance to that of the Brass Shuriken. This makes it bear little resemblance to real-world wikipedia:Caltrop caltrops with spikes often pointing in a tetrahedronal shape.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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