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Life and Death

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Life and Death

Is 3ds02 life and death.png
Icon of the Life and Death skill in Fates.


During combat, +10 to damage dealt and taken.

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates)
  • Passive (Type A) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Life and Death (Japanese: 死線 Line of Death) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. Associated with the Master of Arms class, Life and Death is a high-risk, high-reward skill in that it allows the user to deal an additional 10 damage with any of their attacks, at the cost of taking an additional 10 damage when on the receiving end of any attack.

In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Master of Arms class; in Heroes, it is a four-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are Life and Death 1, Life and Death 2, Life and Death 3, and Life and Death 4 in order from lowest to highest). Life and Death is a high-risk, high-reward skill in that it allows the user to deal additional damage with any of their attacks, at the cost of taking an additional damage when on the receiving end of any attack; in Fates, the damage figure is 10 going both ways, while in Heroes, the skill boosts Attack and Speed at the cost of Defense and Resistance, and the size of the effect going both ways increases with the skill's first three tier but only the effect on the user's Attack and Speed boosts with the fourth tier.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 life and death.png +10 damage dealt for both the user and their target. 100% -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Life and Death 1)
Is feh life and death 1.png Boosts Attack and Speed by +3 each, but drops Defense and Resistance by -3 each. -- -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Life and Death 2)
Is feh life and death 2.png Boosts Attack and Speed by +4 each, but drops Defense and Resistance by -4 each. -- -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Life and Death 3)
Is feh life and death 3.png Boosts Attack and Speed by +5 each, but drops Defense and Resistance by -5 each. -- -- Cost: 200 SP
Heroes
(Life and Death 4)
Is feh life and death 4.png Boosts Attack and Speed by +7 each, but drops Defense and Resistance by -5 each. -- -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Fates

Classes Master of Arms (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Heroes

Life and Death 1

Units Hana: Focused NinjaHana: Focused SamuraiIgrene: Nabata ProtectorJaffar: Angel of DeathLeila: Rose amid FangsMinerva: Red DragoonSelena: FluorsparSothe: ZephyrUllr: The BowmasterZephiel: The Liberator
Tempest Trials+ February 2021: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Azure Badge, 20 Great Azure Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png

Life and Death 2

Units Hana: Focused NinjaHana: Focused SamuraiIgrene: Nabata ProtectorJaffar: Angel of DeathLeila: Rose amid FangsMinerva: Red DragoonSelena: FluorsparSothe: ZephyrUllr: The BowmasterZephiel: The Liberator
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Azure Badge, 60 Great Azure Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Life and Death 1 seal

Life and Death 3

Units Hana: Focused NinjaHana: Focused SamuraiIgrene: Nabata ProtectorJaffar: Angel of DeathLeila: Rose amid FangsMinerva: Red DragoonSelena: FluorsparSothe: ZephyrUllr: The BowmasterZephiel: The Liberator
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 1,000 Azure Badge, 400 Great Azure Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Life and Death 2 seal

Life and Death 4

Units Igrene: Nabata ProtectorLeila: Rose amid FangsSelena: FluorsparUllr: The Bowmaster

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates During combat, +10 to damage
dealt and taken.
??
Heroes
(Life and Death 1)
Grants Atk/Spd+3.
Inflicts Def/Res-3.
攻撃、速さ+3 守備、魔防-3
Heroes
(Life and Death 2)
Grants Atk/Spd+4.
Inflicts Def/Res-4.
攻撃、速さ+4 守備、魔防-4
Heroes
(Life and Death 3)
Grants Atk/Spd+5.
Inflicts Def/Res-5.
攻撃、速さ+5 守備、魔防-5
Heroes
(Life and Death 4)
Grants Atk/Spd+7.
Inflicts Def/Res-5.
攻撃、速さ+7 守備、魔防-5

Etymology and other languages

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

Life and Death

--

Japanese

死線

Line of Death

Spanish

Dar y tomar

Give and Take; used in all titles but the Latin American localization of Heroes.

Spanish
(Latin America)

Vida y muerte

Life and death; used in the Latin American localization of Heroes.

French

Vivre et mourir

Live and Die

German

Lebensfaden

Thread of Life

Italian

Vita e morte

Life and Death

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Vida e morte

Life and death

Traditional Chinese

死線

Deadline

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire --
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp --
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance --
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker --
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Type A passive skills in Heroes
Aether Raids skills AR-D Atk/DefAR-D Atk/ResAR-D Atk/SpdAR-D Def/ResAR-D Spd/DefAR-D Spd/ResAR-O Atk/DefAR-O Atk/SpdAR-O Spd/Res
Bonus damage skills Ashera's ChosenDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDistant CounterDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant WardOstian Counter
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloLaws of SacaeSorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res Solo
Stat boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PushB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFire BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdLife and DeathR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/ResTriangle AdeptWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
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Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res SoloDistant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInfantry RushRes TacticSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad Ace ASquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad Ace AMSquad Ace ANSquad Ace AOSquad Ace APSquad Ace AQSquad Ace ARSquad Ace ASSquad Ace ATSquad Ace AUSquad Ace AVSquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PSquad Ace QSquad Ace RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace Z
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/SpdBlaze DanceBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StancePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceWarding BlowWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal