Dancing Blade (柔剣 Jūken, lit. Gentle Blade in the Japanese version) is a Skill in Fire Emblem Fates. It later resurfaced as a type A passive skill in Fire Emblem Heroes under the name Flashing Blade.

Overview[edit | edit source]

In Fates, units equipped with this skill gain 3 Speed points but lose 1 Defense point. It is learned by Lodestars and by Marth.

In Heroes, units equipped with this skill accelerate their special cooldown if they are at a threshold faster than their target, additionally if using the fourth tier of the skill the unit will do +5 damage per attack.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Fates[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Gentle Blade.png Dancing Blade 100% -
Effects +3 Speed, -1 Defense
Users Learned by Lodestars at level 1 or higher.
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Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Activation SP
FEH Flashing Blade 1.pngFlashing Blade 1 100% 60
Effects If unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd+5, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Users -
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Name Activation SP
FEH Flashing Blade 2.pngFlashing Blade 2 100% 120
Effects If unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd+3, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Users -
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Name Activation SP
FEH Flashing Blade 3.pngFlashing Blade 3 100% 240
Effects If unit's Spd ≥ foe's Spd, grants Special cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Users -
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Name Activation SP
FEH Flashing Blade 4.pngFlashing Blade 4 100% 300
Effects If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, grants Special cooldown charge +1 and deals +5 damage per unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
Users -
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Availability[edit | edit source]

Fates[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Classes Lodestar (level 1)
Units Marth

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Units Mia, Mareeta (Fallen), Thrasir, Ylgr (Summer)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This skill's English name in Fates is a reference to Marth and Lucina's side special in the Super Smash Bros. series.
    • Its association with Mia in Heroes may have led to that game's localization missing this reference and translating its name differently.
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