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The Sting Shuriken (針手裏剣 Hari shuriken, lit. Needle Shuriken) is a Shuriken that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. It is imbued with the special property of inflicting effective damage against armoured units, but is weak against non-armoured foes. The Sting Shuriken is also capable of reducing the Skill, Defense and Resistance of enemy units post-battle, alongside raising its wielder's Speed by 2.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem Fates

Name Type

FE14Shuriken.png Sting Shuriken

FE14 Kunai.png Shuriken

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
D 7 90% 0% 0% 1-2 ? 2,500
Effect

Effective against armoured units; ineffective otherwise.
Enemy’s Skill/Def/Res -3; recover by 1 each turn.

Etymology

The shuriken (手裏剣) was a common throwing weapon for ninja, and its name can mean "sword hidden in the hand", or "the sword inside of hand". They came in a variety of shapes, from flattened blades to the popular star shape.

Trivia

  • The sting shuriken has some influences of a woman's hairpin in its design. This could reference the kunoichi (くノ一), a group of female ninjas who would hide in plain sight.
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