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Killing Edge

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Killing Edge
FEPR Killing Edge concept.png
Killing Edge concept artwork from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.
Universe Fire Emblem
Appears in Ultimate
Item class Weapon
Article on Fire Emblem Wiki Killing Edge
When it glows, its power intensifies.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 8.8.2018

The Killing Edge (キルソード, Kill Sword) is an item from the Fire Emblem series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was revealed in the Nintendo Direct on August 8, 2018.


Lon'qu holding the Killing Edge in Fire Emblem Awakening.
A Critical Hit as it appears in Fire Emblem Awakening.
Lon'qu performing a critical hit on an enemy Knight in Fire Emblem Awakening.

The Killing Edge is a sword that recurrently appears in the Fire Emblem series. It is notable as one of several "killer" weapons, a class of weapon that substantially boosts the likelihood of its wielder landing a Critical Hit. In the Fire Emblem series, a critical hit causes a weapon to deal three times its base damage, a trait that is reflected in Smash Bros. in the form of increasing damage and knockback when the sword is glowing. The Killing Edge's design in Ultimate appears to take inspiration from its appearances in Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem Awakening, with the weapon's shape and design resembling its appearance in the former, and the color scheme of the sword hilt resembling its color in the latter. Additionally, weapons will glow pink during critical hit animations from Fire Emblem Awakening onward.


Killing Edge in Ultimate

The Killing Edge is a battering item. Normally is deals 5% (blade)/6% (tip) with a neutral attack, 10%/11% with a tilt attack, and 15%/16% with a smash attack. Every 242 frames (4.03 seconds), its blade glows pink for 90 frames (1.5 seconds) and, if the user swings it during this time, the damage and knockback dealt by the attack will be doubled. The critical hit sound effect from the Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance titles will play.


Equipping the Ravio, Aegislash, Navarre, Lon'qu, or Shadow Man support spirits will give the player a Killing Edge at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Ravio.png
★★ 1 Killing Edge Equipped The Legend of Zelda Series
SSBU spirit Aegislash.png
★★ 1 Killing Edge Equipped Pokémon Series
SSBU spirit Navarre.png
★★ 1 Killing Edge Equipped Fire Emblem Series
SSBU spirit Lon'qu.png
★★ 1 Killing Edge Equipped Fire Emblem Series
SSBU spirit Shadow Man.png
Shadow Man
★★ 1 Killing Edge Equipped Mega Man Series



  • Killing Edge is the first weapon from Fire Emblem to appear solely as an item and not as a playable character's weapon.
  • If Hero charges a smash attack with the Killing Edge, a different sound effect plays instead of his usual one. This also happens when charging a Death's Scythe.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キルソード Kill Sword
UK English Killing Edge
France French Fer létal Lethal Iron
Germany German Schnitter Reaper
Spain Spanish Espada asesina Killer Sword
Italy Italian Lama letale Lethal Blade
China Chinese (Simplified) 必杀剑 Sure-Kill Sword
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 必殺劍 Sure-Kill Sword
South Korea Korean 킬 소드 Kill Sword
Netherlands Dutch Dodelijke degen Deadly Sword
Russia Russian Клинок погибели Blade of Destruction