For the skill from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, see Death Blow (Shadows of Valentia).

Death Blow (鬼神の一撃, Kishin no Ichigeki lit. Fierce God Blow) is a Skill introduced in Fire Emblem Fates.

In Fire Emblem Heroes, it appears as a type A passive skill which can be learned without inheriting by: Alfonse, Delthea, Effie, Elincia, Klein, Hawkeye and Ursula.


When the user starts a battle, +20 to their Critical hit rate. It is learned by Oni Chieftains at level 5.

Combined with high critical weapons, users with Killer weapons (also including the Barb Shuriken, Mjölnir, Odin's Grimoire, Beruka's Axe and the Great Club) can deal extremely high damage. It is best combined with high damage-boosting skills like Rend Heaven (to the applying stat), as it will almost always guarantee a one-hit strike if the target does not have any sort of Miracle protection on them. It is best combined with other factors (e.g Berserker provides additional critical bonus) to further increase the damage dealt in a critical hit.

However, most critical dealing weapons have low accuracy (and usually come with other penalties), so ensure that your units have high hit rates, as a chance to hit is rolled before the critical hit chance.

In Heroes, it affects the damage dealt rather than crit chance, but only when the unit initiates combat.


Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Name Activation Capacity
Ogre Strike (Skill) Death Blow - -
Effects When user triggers the battle, Critical rate +20
Notes Learned by Oni Chieftain at Level 5 or higher.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Name Activation SP
FEH Death Blow 1 Death Blow 1 Upon initiating combat. 50
Effects Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat.
Notes Rarity: ✯✯

Name Activation SP
FEH Death Blow 2 Death Blow 2 Upon initiating combat. 100
Effects Grants Atk+4 if unit initiates combat.
Notes Rarity: ✯✯✯

Name Activation SP
FEH Death Blow 3 Death Blow 3 Upon initiating combat. 200
Effects Grants Atk+6 if unit initiates combat.
Notes Rarity: ✯✯✯✯