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{{SkillInfobox
 
{{SkillInfobox
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|image = [[File:FE10 Lethality.jpg|300px]]<br>Lethality in ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''.
|image = [[File:FE Fates Lethality.gif]]
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|title = Lethality
|caption=Lethality in ''[[Fire Emblem: Fates]]''.
 
|jap_name={{Hover|滅殺|Messatsu}}, Annihilator<br>
 
{{Hover|瞬殺|Shunsatsu}}, Instant Kill <small>([[FE8]], [[FE9]])</small><br>
 
{{Hover|烈風の技|Reppū no Waza}}, Art of the Gale <small>([[TS1]])</small><br>
 
|name=Silencer <small>(ENG; [[FE7]], [[FE8]])</small><br>
 
Blazing Wind <small>(ENG; [[TS1]])</small><br>
 
 
|firstseen = [[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]
 
|firstseen = [[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]
|effect = Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit.
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|effect = Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit.}}
}}
 
   
'''Lethality''' is a special skill native to the [[Assassin]]-related classes; it first debuted in ''[[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]'', but debuted in the [[Fire Emblem (series)|Fire Emblem series]] with the release of ''[[Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade]]''.
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'''Lethality''' (瞬殺 ''Shunsatsu'' in ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', 滅殺 ''Messatsu'' in ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Awakening]]'', also known as '''Silencer''' in the English version of ''[[Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]'') is a special skill native to the [[Assassin]] class. It is a special attack which disregards an enemy's defense and remaining health, allowing its user to instantly annihilate the enemy.
   
In ''[[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]'', this skill is known as '''Blazing Wind''', or '''Gale''' in the fan translation.
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In ''[[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]'', this skill is known as '''Blazing Wind''' (烈風の技 ''Reppū no waza'' or '''Gale''' in the fan translation).
   
==Overview==
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In ''[[Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]'', Silencer uses half of the user's critical rate as a percentage. This makes it highly recommended to use [[Myrmidon]]s as the base unit when creating an Assassin unit in ''The Sacred Stones'', as Myrmidons typically possess high [[Skill (stat)|skill]] stats. It cannot activate against the [[Fire Dragon]] or [[Fomortiis]], but can activate against other bosses, although the use of the [[Iron Rune|Iron Rune/Hoplon Guard]] will prevent it from triggering.
In its various incarnations, activating Lethality will instantly deplete the enemy's health, regardless of the normal battle damage calculations. The potency of this effect is countered by the lowest activation rate of any attacking skill.
 
 
In ''[[Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]'', Silencer uses half of the user's critical rate as a percentage. This makes it highly recommended to use [[Myrmidon]]s as the base unit when creating an Assassin unit in ''The Sacred Stones'', as Myrmidons typically possess high [[Skill (stat)|skill]] stats. It cannot activate against the [[Fire Dragon]] or [[Fomortiis]], but can activate against other bosses, although the use of the [[Iron Rune|Iron Rune/Hoplon Guard]] will prevent it from triggering.
 
   
 
In the Japanese version of ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', [[Bane]] is called ''Shunsatsu'', or what is known as Lethality in the earlier games.
 
In the Japanese version of ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', [[Bane]] is called ''Shunsatsu'', or what is known as Lethality in the earlier games.
   
In ''Awakening'' and ''Fates'', if the user battles an enemy with [[Dragonskin]], the skill is disabled. This skill is prioritized first over all other skill-activated attack skills. This is likely because it is the least likely to occur and the most devastating if activated. It can be blocked by [[Dual Guard]] and [[Guard Stance]] or the enemy can survive if they have [[Miracle]] and it activates.
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In ''[[Fire Emblem: Awakening]]'', this skill is prioritized first over all other skill-activated skills. This is likely because it is the least likely to occur, and the most devastating if activated.
   
 
==Stats==
 
==Stats==
 
===''[[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]''===
 
===''[[TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
 
|[[File:TS_Blazing_Wind.gif]]Blazing Wind
 
|[[File:TS_Blazing_Wind.gif]]Blazing Wind
 
|(User's [[Skill (stat)|Skill]] - Enemy's [[Skill (stat)|Skill]]) +3)%
 
|(User's [[Skill (stat)|Skill]] - Enemy's [[Skill (stat)|Skill]]) +3)%
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|When activated, the user will be able to instantly kill the enemy, provided the enemy is low on HP, alongside the user having an Attack Range of 1.
 
|When activated, the user will be able to instantly kill the enemy, provided the enemy is low on HP, alongside the user having an Attack Range of 1.
 
|Base skill of [[Ezekiel]] and [[Yoda]].
 
|Base skill of [[Ezekiel]] and [[Yoda]].
}}
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|}
   
===''[[Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]''===
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===''[[Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
 
|Silencer
 
|Silencer
 
|50% chance when unleashing a critical hit.
 
|50% chance when unleashing a critical hit.
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|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Base skill of the [[Assassin]] class.
 
|Base skill of the [[Assassin]] class.
}}
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|}
   
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
|[[File:Lethality_(FE9).gif]]<br>Lethality
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|[[File:Lethality_(FE9).gif]]Lethality
 
|([[Critical rate|Critical Rate]]/2)%
 
|([[Critical rate|Critical Rate]]/2)%
 
|20
 
|20
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Occult skill of the [[Assassin]] class; Can be assigned with the [[File:MasteryBook.gif|20px]]'''[[Occult Scroll]]'''.
 
|Occult skill of the [[Assassin]] class; Can be assigned with the [[File:MasteryBook.gif|20px]]'''[[Occult Scroll]]'''.
}}
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|}
   
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
 
===''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
|[[File:Lethality.png]]<br>Lethality
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|[[File:Lethality.png]]Lethality
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/2)%
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/2)%
 
|30
 
|30
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Class skill of the [[Assassin]] class.
 
|Class skill of the [[Assassin]] class.
}}
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|}
   
===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''===
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===''[[Fire Emblem: Awakening]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
|[[File:Lethality_(FE13).png]]<br>Lethality
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|[[File:Lethality_(FE13).png]]Lethality
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/4)%
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/4)%
 
| -
 
| -
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
 
|Class skill of Level 5 [[Assassin]]s.
 
|Class skill of Level 5 [[Assassin]]s.
}}
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|}
   
===''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''===
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===''[[Fire Emblem: Fates]]''===
{{SkillStat
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{{SkillStat/start}}
|[[File:Lethality_(FE13).png]]<br>Lethality
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|[[File:Lethality_(FE13).png]]Lethality
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/4)%
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Skill]]/4)%
 
| -
 
| -
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit, provided that the unit would deal at least 1 damage in battle, not including any post-combat skills such as [[Savage Blow]]. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
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|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit, provided that the unit would deal at least 1 Damage. This skill is ineffective against certain characters.
|Learned by [[Master Ninja]]s at Level 5 or higher.
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|Learnt by [[Elite Ninja|Elite Ninjas]] at Level 5 or higher.
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|}
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]]''===
 
{{ArtStat
 
|Lethality
 
|Allows the user to instantly kill a selected enemy unit.
 
|[[List of unused content in Fire Emblem|Unused]]
 
|HP = -10
 
|Mt = -
 
|Hit = -
 
|Avo = -
 
|Crt = -
 
|Rng = -
 
}}
 
 
===''[[Fire Emblem Three Houses]]''===
 
{{SkillStat
 
|[[File:Lethality_FE16.png|20px]]<br>Lethality
 
|([[Skill (stat)|Dex]]/4)%
 
| -
 
|Chance to instantly kill a foe when dealing damage.
 
|Learned by mastering the [[Assassin]] class.
 
}}
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Enemies never have Lethality on them in games where they appear where the skill is triggered by stats for balancing reasons.
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*In ''Awakening'', activating Lethality won't necessary mean the user will be guaranteed to hit. Since this skill only modifies the next move to be a one-hit kill, it can be countered via [[Dual Guard]], simply be dodged like a normal attack if the user's Hit rate is low enough, and even [[Miracle]] can counter its effect.
**In the GBA series, there are no generic Assassins because of this.
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**A Lethality hit can still become a [[critical hit]], despite the fact that the target would be killed anyway. It remains useful however as a critical hit guarantees the attack will hit the target, since critical hits cannot miss (due to Hit rate being calculated before Crit. rate) and are not countered by Dual Guards.
*In both ''Awakening'' and ''Fates'', Lethality has the following properties:
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**A Lethality hit can also trigger the target's [[Great Shield|Pavise]] or [[Aegis]] skill to activate, despite it not having any effect since Lethality will always strike the opponent with an equal amount of damage to that of the targets remaining HP.
** Lethality changes the next attack of the user to one-hit a foe, but does not guarantee that it will hit. This means it is possible to avoid the Lethality hit.
 
** If the target is struck by a Lethality hit, [[Pavise]] and [[Aegis]] can still activate, even though Lethality will always ignore them.
 
** Triggered guards from a [[Pair Up]] in ''Awakening'' or a filled [[Guard Stance]] in ''Fates'' will block the Lethality hit.
 
** [[Miracle]] can trigger against a Lethality hit, meaning that a user hit by Lethality can survive if it activates.
 
*** If the said unit has [[Counter]] or [[Countermagic]] (in ''Fates''), since it did not instantly kill the opponent, the damage will be returned to the attacker. It is possible for the attacker to die from the reflected damage if it is high enough.
 
*In ''Awakening'', the highest obtainable activation rate for Lethality is 25%. This is obtained with [[Inigo]] as Chrom's son, being in the Assassin class with [[Limit Breaker]], which will give him 60 Skill, or 15% activation rate. This is increased to 25% with [[Rightful King]].
 
*In ''Fates'', playable first-generation characters can have a minimum 15% activation rate on Lethality with [[Quixotic]], not factoring in their current skill stat. The Avatar and children characters can have a minimum 25% activation rate (also not factoring in their skill stat), as they can learn [[Hoshidan Unity]] which stacks with Quixotic and adds an additional 10% activation rate.
 
*In ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', the skill Lethality is fully programmed in the game files but goes unused during normal gameplay.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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File:Blazing-Wind.gif|Animation of Xeno activating Blazing Wind in ''TearRing Saga''.
 
File:Blazing-Wind.gif|Animation of Xeno activating Blazing Wind in ''TearRing Saga''.
 
File:FE9 Lethality.jpg|Lethality in ''Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance''.
 
File:FE9 Lethality.jpg|Lethality in ''Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance''.
File:FE10 Lethality.jpg|Lethality in ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn''.
 
 
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