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Killer Knuckles

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Killer Knuckles

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Screenshot of Byleth wielding Killer Knuckles in Three Houses.

Gauntlets with a high critical-hit rate that allow the wielder to attack twice when initiating combat.



First game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The Killer Knuckles (Japanese: キラーナックル Killer knuckle) are one of the brawling weapons introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. As with other "killer" weapons, these gauntlets possess an enhanced critical rate. Out of all brave weapons in the series, the Killer Knuckles have the highest critical chance.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 brawling.png Brawling B 3 5 80 20 1 30 5,000 2 If user initiates combat, strikes twice consecutively.

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 brawling+.png Brawling B 3 5 80 30 1 40 7,500 2 If user initiates combat, strikes twice consecutively.


Three Houses

Killer Knuckles

Forging Iron Gauntlets (Black-Sand Steel (×6), 2,000 G, Professor Level: B+)
Pagan Altar Chapter 1 onward, cost 1,000 Renown (unlimited)

Killer Knuckles+

Forging Killer Knuckles (Black-Sand Steel (×10), 3,000 G, Professor Level: B+)
Quest reward Chapter 14Azure Moon, Thieves at the Throat*

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses
(Killer Knuckles)
Gauntlets with a high critical-hit rate that allow
wielder to attack twice when initiating combat.
Three Houses
(Killer Knuckles+)
Reinforced killer knuckles, for deadly brawling.
Wielder attacks twice when initiating combat.


  • The Killer Knuckles' in-game model appears to be a pair of katars.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

Killer Knuckles




Killer knuckle


Nudilleras asesinas

Killer knuckles

(Latin America)

Nudilleras letales

Lethal knuckles


Ceste létal

Lethal Cestus



Master Knuckles


Guanti d'arme letali

Lethal guantlets


킬러 너클

Killer knuckle

Simplified Chinese


Killer tiger finger

Traditional Chinese


Killer tiger finger



See also

Basic gauntlets Broken GauntletsIron GauntletsKiller KnucklesRusted GauntletsSilver GauntletsSteel GauntletsTraining Gauntlets
Gauntlets with secondary effects Dragon Claws
Magic gauntlets Aura Knuckles
Regalia and personal gauntlets Vajra-Mushti
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Swords ArmorslayerAthameBlutgangBrave SwordBroken SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordGiant KatarIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierRusted SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorSword of ZoltanThunderbrandTraining SwordVenin EdgeWo Dao
Lances AreadbharArrow of IndraBlessed LanceBrave LanceBroken LanceCrescent SickleGradivusHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLance of LightLance of Light+Lance of RuinLance of ZoltanLúinPiercing Light LanceRusted LanceScythe of SarielShort SpearSilver LanceSpearSpear of AssalSteel LanceTraining LanceThrowing Light LanceVenin Lance
Axes Axe of UkonvasaraAxe of ZoltanAymrBolt AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeCrusherDevil AxeFreikugelHammerHand AxeHauteclereIron AxeKiller AxeMaceRusted AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTraining AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBow of ZoltanBrave BowBroken BowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLongbowMagic BowMini BowParthiaRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleTraining BowVenin Bow
Gauntlets Aura KnucklesBroken GauntletsDragon ClawsIron GauntletsKiller KnucklesRusted GauntletsSilver GauntletsSteel GauntletsTraining GauntletsVajra-Mushti
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White Magic AbraxasAuraFortifyHealNosferatuPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSeraphimSilenceWardWarp
Ballistae BallistaFire OrbOnagerViskam
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