—In-game description from Fates.
Skadi (スカディ Sukadi) is a unique Bow that debuts in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a magic bow from the Outrealm wielded by the possessed Takumi in the Endgame of Conquest and in Heirs of Fate End: Lost in the Waves. Being a Yumi, it raises its wielder's Resistance by 2.
The weapon's flavor text describes a unique effect of automatically creating a replica of the user, as though they had used the Mechanist's Replicate skill, but the bow itself has no such effect programmed in actual gameplay.
Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]
Critical Evade + 20.
Effective against flying foes. Grants Spd+3. At the start of turn 3, foes within 3 columns centered on Takumi take 10 damage and bonuses on those foes become penalties through their next actions.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
In Norse mythology, Skaði (sometimes anglicized as Skadi) is a giantess and goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter and mountains.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Skadi is the first weapon in the series to lower its wielder's critical hit rate without outright disabling critical attacks.
- While not outright stated, the Skadi is implied to be a corrupted form of the Fujin Yumi.
- In Heirs of Fate, it has the exact same stats as the Fujin Yumi with the exclusion of the other yumi's built-in Acrobat ability, furthering similarities between the two yumi.
- If someone uses a cheat device or hacks a Fates ROM to acquire Skadi, it can be wielded by anyone who has an S-Rank Bow Weapon Level (e.g. Sniper), due to not being character-locked to Takumi. The same is true for Bölverk the personal S-rank axe of Garon (bizarrely, while the flavor text does say "Garon only", it is also not character-locked to him).