This is the list of Skills found in Fire Emblem Fates.

Main Characters Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Class Level Activation Effect
Noble Lineage.png
Nobility Nohr Prince(ss) 1 - +20% Experience Gained
Dragon Fang.png
Dragon Fang Nohr Prince(ss) 10 Skill * 0.75 Adds 50% of the user’s Attack Power as damage
Draconic Shield.png
Dragon Ward Hoshido Noble 5 Luck * 0.5 Allies adjacent to the user receive half damage from enemy attacks
Hoshido (skill).png
Hoshidan Unity Hoshido Noble 15 - Adds 10% to Skill activation rates
Draconic Curse.png
Draconic Hex Nohr Noble 5 - After battle, lower all of enemy’s stats by 4. Regenerates by 1/Turn.
Nohr (skill).png
Nohrian Trust Nohr Noble 15 Varies During Attack or Guard Stance, user shares their support unit’s battle skills
Luck+4.png
Luck +4 Songstress 1 - Luck +4
Special Song.png
Inspiring Song Songstress 10 - Skill, Speed and Luck +3 for one Turn for the unit who receives the user’s song
Voice of Peace.png
Voice of Peace Songstress 25 - Enemies within a 2 tile radius deal 2 less physical damage
Foreign Princess.png
Foreign Princess Songstress 35 - “Foreign Army” enemies within a 2 tile radius deal 2 less damage and receive 2 extra damage

Hoshidan Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Class Level Activation Effect
Flowing Strike (Skill).png
Duelist's Blow Samurai 1 - When user triggers the battle, Avoid +30
Vantage (Kakusei).png
Vantage Samurai 10 - Strike first during an enemy attack when HP is under half
Astra (FE13).png
Astra Swordmaster 5 Skill * 0.5 Deals 5 consecutive hits at half damage.
Sword Expert Icon.png
Swordfaire Swordmaster 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with a Sword or Katana
Strength Seal.png
Seal Strength Master of Arms 5 - After battle, enemy’s Strength -6
Line of Death.png
Life and Death Master of Arms 15 - During battles, damage +10, damage received +10
Resistance Seal.png
Seal Resistance Oni Savage 1 - After battle, enemy’s Resistance -6
Shove (skill).png
Shove Oni Savage 10 Shove Command Push an adjacent ally 1 tile
Ogre Strike (Skill).png
Death Blow Oni Chieftain 5 - When user triggers the battle, Critical rate +20
Counter (FE13).png
Counter Oni Chieftain 15 - When an adjacent enemy triggers the battle, user deals the full damage back at the enemy.
Smithy Skill.png
Salvage Blow Blacksmith 5 Luck% Receive an Iron Hoshidan weapon if the user defeats the enemy
LanceSlayer.png
Lancebreaker Blacksmith 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Lance or Naginata
Defence Seal.png
Seal Defense Spear Fighter 1 - After battle, enemy’s Defense -6
Substitute.png
Swap Spear Fighter 10 Swap Command Swap places with an adjacent ally on the map
Speed Seal.png
Seal Speed Spear Master 5 - After battle, enemy’s Speed -6
LanceExpert.png
Lancefaire Spear Master 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with a Lance or Naginata
Magic +2.png
Magic +2 Diviner 1 - Magic +2
Fortune (skill).png
Future Sight Diviner 10 Luck% Gain double experience when user defeats the enemy
Magiccryicon.png
Rally Magic Onmyoji 5 Rally Command Magic +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn
Magicexperticon.png
Tomefaire Onmyoji 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with a Tome or Scroll
Breaking Sky (Skill).png
Rend Heaven Basara 5 Skill * 1.5 Adds half the enemy’s Strength (if user has a physical weapon) or Magic (if user has a magical weapon) as damage
Flamboyant.png
Quixotic Basara 15 - User and enemy’s Hit rate +30 and skill activation rate +15% during battle
Miracle (FE13).png
Miracle Monk, Shrine Maiden 1 Luck% Character survives with 1 HP after receiving a fatal blow. (Must have at least 2 HP to activate)
LuckCry.png
Rally Luck Monk, Shrine Maiden 10 Rally Command Luck +8 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn
Renewal (FE14).png
Renewal Great Master, Priestess 5 - Recover 30% HP at the start of the user’s Turn
Magic Counter (Skill).png
Countermagic Great Master, Priestess 15 - When the enemy triggers the battle and inflicts magical damage, the enemy receives the same damage
Swallow Strike.png
Darting Blow Sky Knight 1 - When user triggers the battle, double attack threshold +5
Eastern Heart.png
Camaraderie Sky Knight 10 - Recover 10% HP at the start of the user’s Turn if there are allies within a 2 tile radius
SpeedCry.png
Rally Speed Falcon Knight, 5 Rally Command Speed +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn
Mirror Strike (Skill).png
Warding Blow Falcon Knight, 15 - When user triggers the battle, magical damage received -20
Soar.png
Air Superiority Kinshi Knight 5 - Hit rate and Avoid +30 when facing Flying enemies
Sun God.png
Amaterasu Kinshi Knight 15 - Allies within a 2 tile radius recover 20% HP at the start of the user’s Turn
Skill +2.png
Skill +2 Archer 1 - Skill +2
Prescient Victory (Skill).png
Quick Draw Archer 10 - When user triggers the battle, damage +4
Raven Strike (Skill).png
Certain Blow Sniper 5 - When user triggers the battle, Hit rate +40
BowExpert.png
Bowfaire Sniper 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with a Bow or Yumi
Picklock (FE13).png
Locktouch Ninja 1 - User can open doors and chests without requiring keys
Snake Venom.png
Poison Strike Ninja 10 - When user triggers the battle, the enemy’s HP is reduced by 20% after the battle
Lethality (FE13).png
Lethality Master Ninja 5 Skill * 0.25 Instantly defeats the enemy. (Does not work if the user would deal 0 damage)
Kunaifaire (Skill).png
Shurikenfaire Master Ninja 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with a Shuriken or Dagger
Puppet Break.png
Golembane Mechanist 5 - Attacks are effective against Puppeteers, Puppets and Golems
Copycat Puppet.png
Replicate Mechanist 15 Copycat Command Grants use of Replicate command. Use once per battle to create a replica.
Effective Medicine.png
Potent Potion Apothecary 1 - The effect of HP recovery and stat-boosting potions is increased by 50%
Household Cure.png
Quick Salve Apothecary 10 Use HP recovery or stat-boosting potion User can perform another action after using a healing item
Easy Life.png
Profiteer Merchant 5 Luck% Obtain a gold bar on each of the unit's first 7 turns
Extravagance.png
Spendthrift Merchant 15 - When user initiates battle, if a gold bar is in the inventory, it is consumed and damage +10, damage received -10
Even Illusion.png
Evenhanded Kitsune 1 - During even-numbered Turns, damage +4
BeastBusterFE13Icon.png
Beastbane Kitsune 10 - When user is a Wolfskin or Kitsune, their attacks are effective against Beast units
Even Nap.png
Even Better Nine-Tails 5 - Recover 40% HP at the start of even-numbered Turns
Four Fangs.png
Grisly Wound Nine-Tails 15 - The enemy’s HP is reduced by 20% after the battle
Aptitude (FE14).png
Aptitude Villager 1 - Adds 10% to all growth rates
Underdog (FE14).png
Underdog Villager 10 - Hit rate and Avoid +15 when the user's level is lower than the enemy. Promoted units count as Level +20 against a non-promoted user.

Nohrian Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Class Level Activation Effect
Open Assault.png
Elbow Room

Cavalier

1 - When user fights on terrain with no terrain effects, damage +3 during battles
Rescue (Skill).png
Shelter Cavalier 10 Shelter Command Make an adjacent ally the user’s support unit
Defender (FE14).png
Defender Paladin 5 - All Stats (except movement) +1 when the lead unit in a Guard Stance
Aegis (FE14).png
Aegis Paladin 15 Skill% Halves damage from Bow, Magic, Hidden Weapon, Dragonstone, Breath and Boulder attacks
Defense +2.png
Defense +2 Knight 1 - Defense +2
Confined Defence.png
Natural Cover Knight 10 - When user fights in terrain with terrain effects, damage received -3 during battles
Defensive Formation.png
Wary Fighter General 5 - During battles, neither the user or enemy can double attack
Great Shield (FE13).png
Pavise General 15 Skill% Halves damage from Sword, Lance, Axe, Beaststone, Monster and Puppet attacks
Luna (FE14).png
Luna Great Knight 5 Skill% Ignores half enemy's Defense or Resistance
Diamond Strike (Skill).png
Armored Blow Great Knight 15 - When user triggers the battle, physical damage received -10
MaxHPPlus5.png
HP +5 Fighter 1 - Maximum HP +5
Roundhouse.png
Gamble Fighter 10 - Hit rate -10, Critical rate +10
Rally Strength (FE14).png
Rally Strength Berserker 5 Rally Command Strength +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius
Axefaire (FE14).png
Axefaire Berserker 15 - Damage +5 when equipped with an Axe or Club
Stubbornness.png
Good Fortune Mercenary 1 Luck% Recover 20% HP at the start of the user’s Turn
Patient Assurance.png
Strong Riposte Mercenary 10 - When enemy triggers the battle, damage +3
Sol (FE13).png
Sol Hero 5 Skill% Recover HP equal to half the damage dealt to the enemy
Axeslayer.png
Axebreaker Hero 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when enemy is equipped with an Axe or Club
Rally Skill (FE14).png
Rally Skill Bow Knight 5 Rally Command Skill +4 to all allies within a 3 tile radius for one Turn
Kunaibreaker (Skill).png
Shurikenbreaker Bow Knight 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Shuriken or Dagger
Picklock (FE13).png
Locktouch Outlaw 1 - Unlock chests and doors without the need of keys
Movement +1.png
Movement +1 Outlaw 10 - Movement +1
Lucky 7.png
Lucky Seven Adventurer 5 - Hit rate and Avoid +20 for the first 7 Turns of a map.
Pass Icon Kakusei.png
Pass Adventurer 15 - User can pass through tiles occupied by enemy units
Strength2icon.png
Strength +2 Wyvern Rider 1 - Strength +2
Cut Through.png
Lunge Wyvern Rider 10 Lunge Command Swap places with an enemy after an attack
Rally Defense (FE14).png
Rally Defense Wyvern Lord 5 Rally Command Defense +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius
Swordbreaker (FE14).png
Swordbreaker Wyvern Lord 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Sword or Katana
Deadly Breath.png
Savage Blow Malig Knight 5 - When user triggers the battle, enemies within a 2 tile radius have their HP reduced by 20% after the battle
Overbearing.png
Trample Malig Knight 15 - Unless enemy is on a mount, damage +5
Bind.png
Heartseeker Dark Mage 1 - When adjacent to an enemy, the adjacent enemy’s Avoid -20
Devilish Wind.png
Malefic Aura Dark Mage 10 - Enemies within a 2 tile radius receive 2 extra damage from magical attacks
Vengeance (FE13).png
Vengeance Sorcerer 5 Skill * 1.5 Adds half of the user's current accrued damage to user's attack
Bowslayer.png
Bowbreaker Sorcerer 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Bow or Yumi
Magic Seal.png
Seal Magic Dark Knight 5 - After battle, enemy’s Magic -6
Lifetaker (FE14).png
Lifetaker Dark Knight 15 - User recovers 50% Max HP after they defeat an enemy during the user's Turn.
Resistance+2.png
Resistance +2 Troubadour 1 - Resistance +2
Distinguished Son.png
Gentilhomme Troubadour(M) 10 - Female allies within a 2 tile radius receive 2 less damage during battles
Secludedladyicon.png
Demoiselle Troubadour(F) 10 - Male allies within a 2 tile radius receive 2 less damage during battles
Rally Resistance (FE14).png
Rally Resistance Strategist 5 Rally Command Resistance +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn
Battle Command.png
Inspiration Strategist 15 - Allies within a 2 tile radius deal 2 extra damage and receive 2 less damage during battles
Servant’s Joy.png
Live to Serve Maid, Butler 5 - When healing an ally, the user recovers the same amount of HP
Tomebreaker (FE14).png
Tomebreaker Maid, Butler 15 - Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Tome or Scroll
Odd Fang.png
Odd Shaped Wolfskin 1 - During odd-numbered Turns, damage +4
BeastBusterFE13Icon.png
Beastbane Wolfskin 10 - When user is a Wolfskin or Kitsune, their attacks are effective against Beast units
Odd Cry.png
Better Odds Wolfssegner 5 - Recover 40% HP at the start of odd-numbered Turns
Four Fangs.png
Grisly Wound Wolfssegner 15 - The enemy’s HP is reduced by 20% after the battle

DLC Class skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Class Level Activation Effect
Hollowness.png
Even Keel Dread Fighter 1 - During even-numbered Turns, magical damage received -4
Spirit Unity.png
Iron Will Dread Fighter 10 - When enemy triggers the battle, magical damage received -4
Clear Mind.png
Clarity Dread Fighter 25 - User recovers from status reduction effects twice as fast
Aggressor (FE14).png
Aggressor Dread Fighter 35 - When user triggers the battle, Damage +7
Speed +2 (FE14).png
Speed +2 Dark Falcon, Pegasus Knight 1 - Speed +2
Relief (FE14).png
Relief Dark Falcon, Pegasus Knight 10 - Recover 20% HP at the start of the user's Turn if there are no units within a 3 tile radius
Rally Movement (FE14).png
Rally Movement Dark Falcon 25 Rally Command Movement +1 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn
Galeforce (FE14).png
Galeforce Dark Falcon 35 - Allows the user another full action after they defeat an enemy during the user's Turn. Activates only once per Turn. (Except in Attack or Guard Stance)
Surveillance.png
Survey Ballistician 1 Turret Command Turret Hit rate +10
Automatic Ballista.png
Opportunity Shot Ballistician 10 Skill% Automatically attack an enemy within range at the start of the user's Turn
Barrel Modification.png
Rifled Barrel Ballistician 25 Turret Command Turret’s range +1 and inner/outer range -1
All-Terrain.png
Surefooted Ballistician 35 - When user is a Ballistician, Movement +1 and all traversable terrain costs 1 movement point to cross
DarkBlessing.png
Shadowgift Witch 1 - User can equip Dark Mage exclusive Tomes (Nosferatu)
Witch’s Cauldron.png
Witch's Brew Witch 10 Luck% Obtain a potion item (eg. HP Tonic) after moving during the first seven Turns
Warp.png
Warp Witch 25 Warp Command Instantly move adjacent to an ally and perform another action
Witch’s Poison.png
Toxic Brew Witch 35 Skill * 1.5 Reduces the enemy’s Movement to 0 and Avoid by 20 after the battle until the next turn

Amiibo Skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Class Level Activation Effect
Gentle Blade.png
Dancing Blade Lodestar 1 - Speed +3, Defense -1
Charm (FE14).png
Charm Lodestar, Great Lord 10 - Allies within a 2 tile radius deal 2 extra damage during battles
Guard Stance+.png
Dual Guardsman Lodestar 25 - When user is the support unit in Guard Stance, shield gauge gain +1
Speed Drain.png
Speedtaker Lodestar 35 - When user defeats the enemy, Speed +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Steel Blade.png
Heavy Blade Vanguard 1 - Strength +3, Speed -1
Veteran's Intuition.png
Veteran Intuition Vanguard 10 - Critical Evade +15
Aether (FE14).png
Aether Vanguard, Great Lord 25 Skill * 0.5 Attack twice consecutively, with the first strike having a Sol effect and the second strike having a Luna effect
Strength Drain.png
Strengthtaker Vanguard 35 - When user defeats the enemy, Strength +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Attack Stance+.png
Dual Striker Great Lord 1 - When user is the support unit in Attack Stance, Dual Strike damage +3
Awakening.png
Awakening Great Lord 35 - When HP is under half, Hit rate, Avoid, Critical rate and Critical Evade +30
Tactical Guide.png
Tactical Guide Grandmaster 1 - When user is the support unit in Guard Stance, lead unit’s Hit rate +10
Magicsquare.png
Solidarity Grandmaster 10 - Adjacent allies receive Critical Rate/Critical Evade +10
MFlame.png
Ignis Grandmaster 25 Skill% Adds (Magic)/2 to Strength when dealing physical damage and (Strength)/2 to Magic when dealing magical damage
Rainbow Cry.png
Rally Spectrum Grandmaster 35 Rally Command All stats (except movement) +2 to all allies within a 4 tile radius for one Turn

DLC Scroll skills[edit | edit source]

Icon Skill Item Xenologue Received Effect
FE13 Aether.png
Aether Aether Scroll Vanguard Dawn Attack twice consecutively, with the first strike having a Sol effect and the second strike having a Luna effect
Veteran's Intuition.png
Veteran Intuition Veteran Intuition Scroll Vanguard Dawn Critical Evade +15
Steel Blade.png
Heavy Blade Heavy Blade Scroll Vanguard Dawn Strength +3, Speed -1
Warp.png
Warp Warp Scroll Witches' Trial User can use command to instantly move adjacent to an ally and perform another action
Paragon-0.png
Paragon Paragon Scroll Anna's Gift 2 User receives double EXP in battles.
Skilltaker.png
Skilltaker Skilltaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 1 When user defeats the enemy, Skill +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Lucktaker.png
Lucktaker Lucktaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 1 When user defeats the enemy, Luck +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Magictaker.png
Magictaker Magictaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 2 When user defeats the enemy, Magic +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Strength Drain.png
Strengthtaker Strengthtaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 3 When user defeats the enemy, Strength +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Defensetaker.png
Defensetaker Defensetaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 4 When user defeats the enemy, Defense +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Speed Drain.png
Speedtaker Speedtaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 5 When user defeats the enemy, Speed +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Resistancetaker.png
Resistancetaker Resistancetaker Scroll Heirs of Fate 5 When user defeats the enemy, Resistance +2 (up to 10) (does not overlap with other Drain skills and expires after the chapter)
Proximity Shot.png
Point Blank Point Blank Scroll Heirs of Fate 6 User can attack enemies at 1 Range with any Bow.

Enemy Only Skills[edit | edit source]

Only enemies can use these skills. These will disappear after the enemy is captured.

Icon Skill Activation Difficulty Effect
Dragonskin (Skill).png
Dragonskin - Normal Halves all damage. Negates Counter, Poison damage, and Lethality. Reduces the effect of critical hits, Aether, Astra, Dragon Fang, Sol, Luna, Ignis, Vengeance, and Rend Heaven.
Divine Shield.png
Divine Shield - Normal Halves all damage. Negates Counter, Poison damage, and Lethality.
Wing Shield.png
Wing Shield - Normal When user is a Flying unit, their Flying weakness is nullified and they will receive terrain effects.
Status Immunity.png
Immune Status - Normal Negates status reduction effects, Poison damage, and status staff Hit rate.
Status Resistance.png
Resist Status - Normal Halves status reduction effects, Poison damage, and status staff Hit rate.
Freeze (Skill).png
Immobilize - Normal If user’s attack connects with the enemy, target’s Movement is reduced to 0 and Avoid reduced by 20 until the next Turn.
Infinite Staff.png
Staff Savant - Normal Staves can be used without expending uses and if its Range is under 10, it is increased to 10.
Attack and Guard Stance (Skill).png
Bold Stance - Normal When user is the lead unit, even in Guard Stance, the support unit can trigger Dual Strikes, but enemy Dual Strikes are not passively negated.
NihilisticCurse.png
Void Curse - Normal No experience can be gained from the user.
SelfDestruct.png
Self-Destruct - Hard When HP is under half, enemies within a 2 tile radius have their HP reduced by remaining HP of its user, then destroys the user. Faceless only.
NegativeChain.png
Inevitable End - Lunatic Enemy will accumulate status reduction effects.
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