SP:
200
CD:
2

Boosts damage dealt by 50%.

Inheritable Restrictions?

No Staff

Skillsets that use skill

Regal for Reglay (CC Vantage)

Louise’s Betrothed (Offensive)

Lonely Dragon (Special Fighter Mixed Phase)

Remote Drone (Offensive Nuke)

The Knife That Cuts The Tomato (CC Vantage)

Dracoknight Delivery (Brave Axe / Budget Friendly)

Brave Axe+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Hit and Run
Glimmer
Alternate: Bonfire
C Even Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Threaten Def 3
SP1695SAttack +3
Alternate: Quickened Pulse

Funny Bunny (Offensive Nuke)

3 Days Risen (Vantage Sweeper/AR focus)

Stormy Support (All-Rounder)

Rampant Gale (Offensive Nuke)

The Most Blessed Smile (Blade)

Recommended
Rauðrblade+ A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Fury (3 or 4)
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Desperation 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP1995SEven Def Wave 3
Alternate: Darting Blow 3

Amidst a Starless Sky (Offensive Nuke)

Eternal Bond (One-Shot Nuke)

Rainbow Cannon (Offensive Nuke)

Anti-Dragon Specialist (Budget)

Upon the Frozen Heavens (Offensive Nuke)

Christmas Ninja (Player Phase)

Blades of Darkness (Offensive Nuke)

Closet Raider (Bladetome)

Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Book Of Dreams)

The Grimleal's Curse (Bladetome)

Galaxian Explosion (Offensive Nuke)

Anti Anti-Dragon. Or is that Anti-Dragon Dragon? (Anti-Meta Dragon Team)

Auspices of the Ethereal Blade (Blárblade Build)

Blade at the Wind (Offensive Nuke)

Offensive (Budget AA)

Flame Odori (Offensive Dancer)

Recommended
Dawn Suzu A Atk/Res Bond 3
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Dance B Swordbreaker 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Res Ploy 3
SP1230SSpd Ploy 3

Anti-Mage Dancer

Recommended
Kitty Paddle+
Alternate: Barb Shuriken+ (+Spd)
A Fury 3
Alternate: Triangle Adept 3
Dance B Chill Atk 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Hone Atk 3
SP1710SHone Spd 3

Save Fodder. Live Better. Walhart. (Wolf Berg / Budget)

Recommended
Wolf Berg A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Swap
Alternate: Pivot
B Chill Def 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Luna
C Fortify Cavalry
SP1915SAttack +3

Tequila Shots (Offensive Nuke)

Summer Breeze (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Recommended
Summer's Breath A Distant Counter
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition B Guard 3
Alternate: Renewal 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Res Smoke 3
SP1635SQuick Riposte 3

Soaring Princess (Offensive Nuke)

The Janitor (Cleaner Offensive)

Roots of a Simple Samurai (Raijinto / Budget)

All For Robin (Blade Tome)

Recommended
Rauðrblade+ A Fury 3
Alternate: Brazen Atk/Spd 3
Draw Back
Alternate: Ardent Sacrifice
B Desperation 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Draconic Aura
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Spd Smoke 3
SP1935SSpeed +3

Obsessive Lover (Fireposy)

Offensive Blade

Recommended
Gronnblade+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Draw Back
B Chill Res 3
Glimmer C Hone Fliers
Alternate: Goad Fliers
SP2085SAttack +3

Frostflowers (Budget Offensive)

Friege Bladestorm (Offensive Nuke)

Thunder Warhead (Offensive Nuke)

Ninjabbit Annihilation (Optimal - Player Phase)

Airborne Assassination (Player Phase)

Can't Make An Omelette... (Budget Bait Build)

All-Out Attacker

Recommended
Gronnblade+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Fury 3
Draw Back
Alternate: Rally Atk/Spd
B Chill Res 3
Alternate: Desperation 3
Glimmer C Even Spd Wave 3
Alternate: Spd Smoke 3
SP2055SAttack +3

No Shame To The Whitewings (Blade Offense)

Recommended
Blárblade+ A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Draw Back
B Desperation 3
Alternate: Chill Res 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Hone Cavalry
Alternate: Drive Spd 2
SP1835SAtk/Spd 2
Alternate: Speed +3

Levin Sword! ...Tome (Offensive Blade Tome)

Sacaen Whirlwind (Offensive Focus)

No Different From the Sword (Blade)

Blade Runner (Blade)

I Can Fly! (Flier Emblem)

Magical Festivities (Enemy Phase Mage Killer)

Offensive (Blizzard)

Offensive (Blade Tome)

Recommended
Gronnblade+ A Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Chilling Seal
Glimmer C Hone Cavalry
Alternate: Res Ploy 3
SP1875SAttack +3

A Typically Normally Plain Red Mage (Armor Team Bladetome)

Recommended
Rauðrblade+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Pivot
Alternate: Swap
B Bold Fighter 3
Glimmer C Armor March 3
Alternate: Ward Armor
SP2145SAttack +3

Our Gifts Give Me Strength! (Wary Fighter, Budget friendly)

Hit ‘Em Out of the Park! (DC Enemy Phase)

Recommended
Slaying Edge+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Wo Dao+ (+Spd)
A Distant Counter
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Wrath 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Threaten Atk 3
SP1695SQuick Riposte 3

1,000 Degree Hot Knife (Mixed Phase Duelist)

Multilayer Firewall (Enemy Phase Bruiser)

Jehannan Tempest (Distant Counter)

Recommended
Audhulma A Distant Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 2
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Def Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP2095SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Atk Ploy 3

Stabby Witch (Blade Tome)

Neko Overlord (Enemy Phase Mage Killer)

Naughty Kitty (Player Phase Assassin

Champion of the Grill (Offensive Nuker)

A Song of Ice and Fire (Offensive/Support)

A Dance of Blades (Offensive/Support)

Grand Finale! (Offensive Support)

Sink or Swim! (Flier Offensive Blade)

Thorn in You (Blade)

Recommended
Gronnblade+
Alternate: Gronnblade
A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Ardent Sacrifice
Alternate: Rally Atk/Res
B Desperation 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Hone Atk 3
SP1995SSpeed +3
Alternate: Attack +3

Vengeance Incarnate (Offensive Nuke)

Blessed by the Goddess (Offensive Support)

Yorokobe, Shounen (Offensive Nuke)

Villager’s Tact (Budget Anti-Armor)

Saltwater in the Wound (Assassin)

Till Death Do Us Part (Offensive Nuker)

Protective Onii-chan (Range Enemy Phase)

At The Top Of Her Game (Blade)

Recommended
Blárblade+ A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Fury 3
Ardent Sacrifice
Alternate: Draw Back
B Desperation 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Even Spd Wave 3
SP1995SSpeed +3
Alternate: Attack +3

On a Roll Today (Anti-Cavalry)

Nuclear Princess (Offensive Nuke)

Crimson Commander (Anti-Mage)

Cutting Wind (Offensive Blade Tome)

Blade Bunny

Nothin’ Personnel (Distant Counter)

Blar Mage Knight (Offensive Nuker)

Fiery Spirit Bomb (Offensive Support)

Billowing Flames (Offensive Sweep)

Flame Blade (Offensive Blade Tome)

Magical Tank

Eldritch Smackdown (Offensive Support)

Power Overwhelming (Offensive Support)

All Together! (Flier DPS)

Divine Vanguard (Defensive Nuke)

Blade (Offensive)

Blade at the Wind (Distant Counter)

Dance of Blades (Enemy Phase Nuke - Optimal)

Budget Offensive

Wrathful Hero (Anti-Ranged)

Brave Axe (OHKO build)

Recommended
Brave Axe+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Wrath 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Panic Ploy 3
Alternate: Infantry Pulse 3
SP2145SAttack +3

Virile Bruiser (Anti-Armor)

Power Overwhelming (Defensive Nuke)

Offensive

Recommended
Rauðrblade+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Draw Back
Alternate: Rally Def/Res
B Chill Res 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer C Atk Ploy 3
Alternate: Res Ploy 3
SP2145SAttack +3

One with the Shadows (Offensive)

Momentous Kunoichi (One-Shot Nuke)

The Valiant Little Tailor (Armor counter)

Cav Crusher (Budget/Anti-Cavalry)

Assassin's Edge (Offensive Nuker)

A Unique Blademage (Player Phase)

All-Rounder (Budget)

Recommended
Raijinto A Fury 3
Reposition B Vantage 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Spur Atk Spd 2
Alternate: Hone Spd 3
SP1485SAttack +3

It’s Not a Phase, Mom (One-Shot Nuke)

Recommended
Rauðrblade+ A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition
Alternate: Rally Attack
B Chill Res 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Odd Atk Wave 3
SP2145SAttack +3

Dominion of Darkness (Budget Anti-Cavalry)

Her Best! (Offensive)

Bird of the Dark Kingdom (Raven tome)

Hinoka's Buff (Prf lance build)

It’s All Me! (Offensive)

One-Shot Wonder (Offensive Slaying)

Hammer Time (Budget Anti-Armor)

Snacktime, Minerva! (Player Phase Offense)

The Scourge of Talysian Seas (Wrath Offensive)

Piercing Light (Offensive Nuke)

Miloah’s Blessing (Offensive Utility)

Recommended
Dark Aura (+Eff)
Alternate: Aura (+Eff)
A Fury (3 or 4)
Alternate: Life and Death 3
Reposition B Chill Atk 3
Alternate: Desperation 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Joint Hone Spd
Alternate: Hone Spd 3
SP1110SDrive Atk 2

Steadfast Strategist (Anti-Ranged)

Threshold Sweeper

Recommended
Slaying Edge+ (+Def) A Brazen Atk/Spd 3
Alternate: Death Blow 3
Reposition
Alternate: Swap
B Wrath 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Def Smoke 3
SP1605SAttack +3

Pure Offensive (Offensive Nuke)

Mage Checking Account (Distant Counter Magic Tank)

Brazen Benchlord (Offensive Threshold Sweeper)

Damage Scaling Specials

Overview

Glimmer and Astra are specials with very straightforward effects: more damage. Glimmer has a charge time of two and grants +50% damage, while Astra has a long charge time of four and increases damage by +150%. Night Sky is the un-upgraded version of these skills. The large difference in charge time and eventual damage make them quite different from each other, despite having the same direct effect. Both scale directly off the damage that would be normally dealt from combat. Therefore, the foe’s defense or resistance matters quite a bit more than normal when calculating damage from these specials. Astra is notable for being one of few specials capable of reliably OHKO’ing opponents, provided the attack would deal decent damage regardless.

Synergy

Unlike other specials, the damage from Glimmer/Astra varies hugely based on your opponent’s stats. It is much more effective on foes with low defense/resistance. Naturally, the higher the user’s attack, the more damage from the specials. But debuffs to an enemies’ defense or resistance will boost the power of these moves significantly. Seal, Threaten and Ploy skills all make great partners to Glimmer/Astra. Glimmer, with its low cooldown is best used as a duel finisher, whereas Astra is best used to KO a completely fresh enemy. Standard special cooldown reduction skills such as Heavy Blade, Quickened Pulse and Infantry Pulse can be used to get these skills ready quickly.

Glimmer can be found on meta builds due to its low cooldown. Dragon Units make excellent use of Glimmer due to their refined breaths targeting the lower defensive stat against ranged units. Bladetome users, likewise, can use Glimmer to deal astronomical levels of damage in a single hit. Weapons that grant "effective" damage such as Falchions, Wolf Tomes and the Poison Dagger have excellent synergy with Glimmer, as they already deal high damage and with Glimmer or Astra can turn a 2HKO into a OHKO. As a general rule, Glimmer and Astra tend to be more effective when the user has high Attack.

Weaknesses

While these skills seemingly have great damage multipliers, the way the damage is calculated often makes these specials a poor choice compared to others. Using specials which deal damage based on the user’s stats more often than not gives them much higher multipliers, at similar cooldowns. Astra is still capable of dealing high damage, but be wary of enemies with high defenses, as the multiplier will be heavily reduced.

The counterpart to Glimmer, Moonbow, can be frequently more reliable than Glimmer since it allows your unit to break through high defenses. Glimmer fails to be of use against enemies that can easily sponge your attacks; Moonbow gives your unit an edge against these foes.