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Alert Stance

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Alert Stance

Is ns01 alert stance.png
Icon of the Alert Stance ability in Three Houses.


If unit takes no action except Wait, grants Avo +15 for 1 turn.

Type(s)
  • Skill level (Three Houses)
  • Passive (type B) (Heroes)
  • Class (Warriors: Three Hopes)
First game

Three Houses

Alert Stance (Japanese: 警戒姿勢 Vigilance Stance) is an ability which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is learned by increasing a unit's skill level in flying. It grants the unit a significant boost in avoid if they end their turn with no action. As the user's skill level increases, the ability is later replaced with a higher-level version of the ability called Alert Stance+. In Warriors: Three Hopes, it is instead associated with the Pegasus Knight class as well as the Falcon Knight for the higher-level variant and increases the time the user spent invulnerable when dodging.

In Fire Emblem Heroes, its name is translated as Guard Bearing. In this game, it is a three-tiered passive type B skill; the individual tiers of the skill are Guard Bearing 1, Guard Bearing 2, and Guard Bearing 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Guard Bearing skill can reduce the damage dealt by the first strike the user faces on the opposing phase.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Three Houses Is ns01 alert stance.png +15 Avoid to the user for one turn. Command
(Wait)
-- --
Three Houses
(Alert Stance+)
Is ns01 alert stance+.png +30 Avoid to the user for one turn. Command
(Wait)
-- --

In other Fire Emblem titles

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Usable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 1)
Is feh guard bearing 1.png B During user's first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, foe's first attack deals −30% damage. 60 -- Is feh flying.png
Swords Lances Axes
--
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 2)
Is feh guard bearing 2.png B During user's first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, foe's first attack deals −40% damage. 120 Guard Bearing 1 Is feh flying.png
Swords Lances Axes
--
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 3)
Is feh guard bearing 3.png B During user's first combat in enemy phase, if foe initiates combat, foe's first attack deals −50% damage. 240 Guard Bearing 2 Is feh flying.png
Swords Lances Axes
--
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 4)
Is feh guard bearing 4.png B Inflicts −4 each on foe's speed and defense during combat.
User takes −⁠(60 during user's first combat initiated by foe each turn; 30 otherwise)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
300 Guard Bearing 3 Is feh flying.png
Swords Lances Axes
--
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors: Three Hopes Is fewa2 alert stance.png Increases the invincibility window when dodging. -- -- --
Warriors: Three Hopes
(Alert Stance+)
Is fewa2 alert stance+.png Greatly increases the invincibility window when dodging. -- -- --

Availability

Three Houses

Alert Stance

Skill level Flying: B

Alert Stance+

Skill level Flying: A+ (Replaces Alert Stance when obtained)

Heroes

Method Data
Guard Bearing 1 Guard Bearing 2 Guard Bearing 3 Guard Bearing 4
Unit (★★★★★) Annand: Knight-DefenderHel: Death SovereignIngrid: Beacon of HonorIngrid: Solstice KnightJuno: Nimble Grace Annand: Knight-DefenderHel: Death SovereignIngrid: Beacon of HonorIngrid: Solstice KnightJuno: Nimble Grace Annand: Knight-DefenderHel: Death SovereignIngrid: Beacon of HonorIngrid: Solstice KnightJuno: Nimble Grace Ingrid: Beacon of HonorJuno: Nimble Grace

Warriors: Three Hopes

Alert Stance

Class Pegasus Knight

Alert Stance+

Class Falcon Knight

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Three Houses
(Alert Stance)
If unit takes no action except Wait,
grants Avo +15 for 1 turn.
行動せずに「待機」すると、
回避+15(1ターン)
Three Houses
(Alert Stance+)
If unit takes no action except Wait,
grants Avo +30 for 1 turn.
行動せずに「待機」すると、
回避+30(1ターン)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 1)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 30%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを30%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 2)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 40%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを40%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 3)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 50%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを50%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 4)
Inflicts Spd/Def-4 on foe during combat.
Reduces damage from attacks during
combat and from area-of-effect Specials
(excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials)
by X% (during unit's first combat initiated
by foe each turn, X = 60; otherwise, X = 30).
戦闘中、敵の速さ、守備-4

受けた範囲奥義のダメージと、
戦闘中に攻撃を受けた時のダメージを○%軽減
(○は、各ターンについて
 このスキル所持者が敵から攻撃された
 最初の戦闘の時は60、そうでない時は30)
(巨影の範囲奥義を除く)
Warriors: Three Hopes
(Alert Stance)
Increases the invincibility window when dodging.
??
Warriors: Three Hopes
(Alert Stance+)
Greatly increases the invincibility window when dodging.
??

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English
  • Alert Stance
  • Guard Bearing
  • Used in Three Houses and Warriors: Three Hopes.
  • Used in Heroes.
Japanese

警戒姿勢

Vigilance stance

Spanish
  • Quiebro
  • Guardia recia
  • Swerve. Used in Three Houses and Warriors: Three Hopes.
  • Tough guard. Used in Heroes.
French
  • Attentif
  • Maintien garde
  • Attentive. Used in Three Houses and Warriors: Three Hopes.
  • Maintain guard. Used in Heroes.
German
  • Alarmbereitschaft
  • Schutzhaltung
  • Standby. Used in Three Houses and Warriors: Three Hopes.
  • Protective stance. Used in Heroes.
Italian
  • In guardia
  • Postura guardia
  • On guard. Used in Three Houses and Warriors: Three Hopes.
  • Guard posture. Used in Heroes.
Portuguese

Porte guarda

Guard posture

Korean

경계 태세

Alert stance

Simplified Chinese

警戒姿态

Alert stance

Traditional Chinese

警戒姿態

Alert stance

See also

Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderMastermind AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat-boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierCommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantParagonPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital Defense
Unused abilities Black Magic Uses x4Dark Magic Crit +10DisciplineDragon Effect NullEffect NullFistbreakerInfantry Effect NullLance Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Uses x4
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk FeintAtk/Def BulwarkAtk/Def SnagA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceAtk/Def RuseA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Res SnagAtk/Res TempoAtk/Spd BulwarkA/S Near TraceAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBarbarityBeast N TraceBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill Def/ResChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/DefChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDazzle Far TraceDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDef/Res SmokeDef/Res SnagDivine RecreationDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealFruit of LifeGold UnwindingGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingNew DivinityPegasus FlightPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage A/RSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSabotage S/RSavvy FighterSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal Atk/ResSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterSpd/Def BulwarkS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd/Def TempoSpd CantripSpd FeintSpd/Res BulwarkS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSpd/Res TempoSpd PreemptSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSpoil RottenSun-Twin WingTwin-Sky WingVengeful FighterWyvern FlightWyvern RiftYune's Whispers
Follow-up skills Aerial ManeuversAssured RebirthAxebreakerBeast AgilityBeast Follow-UpBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCanny FighterCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFaithful LoyaltyFlow FeatherFlow FlightFlow ForceFlow GuardFlow N TraceFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHardy FighterHoðr's ZealHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerMag. Null FollowNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpPhys. Null FollowPotentQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWeaving FighterWily FighterWindsweepWyvern RiftYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceA/S Near TraceBeast N TraceChivalryClose CallDeep StarDetailed ReportDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationFlow N TraceHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMoonlit Bangle FMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRaging TempestRepelS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSoaring WingsSunlight BangleSunlit Bangle DWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceGet Behind Me!Murderous LionRuler of NihilitySabotage AtkSabotage A/RSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat-boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceBufferCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceVelocityWrath
Turn-related skills Aerial ManeuversAssassin's StrikeBlue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreEven Pulse TieFlow DesperationFlow RefreshFrenzyHardy FighterHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungeOccultist's StrikeOdd Pulse TiePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beast SenseBeorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityCounter RoarDazzling ShiftDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallDragon's WrathGambitGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptPoetic JusticeSacae's BlessingTrue Dragon WallWrathful StaffWrathful Tempo
Abilities in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Action abilities Archer's PloyArcher's WisdomArmored Cavalry's PloyArmored Cavalry's WisdomArmored Infantry's PloyDark Mage's PloyDark Mage's WisdomDual Wielder's PloyEmperor's PloyKing's PloyKnight's PloyLeader's PloyMage's PloyMage's WisdomMage Knight's PloyMercenary's PloyMercenary's WisdomPegasus Knight's PloyPriest's PloyPriest's WisdomSavior of the MeekSeeker of GreatnessStormer of the LandThief's PloyThief's WisdomWarrior's PloyWyvern Rider's Ploy Azure LightningCareful StudyCold CalculationCourageous AriaCursed ExpulsionDark ConjurationDeceitDemolisherDivine PulseDreamer's PaintbrushDustcloudEasy BreezyGalvanic SurgeGoddess's BlessingGolden FistsGordian StrokeIcy PlungeIntense VelocityLightning BoundLuminous PrayerMartial ProwessMaximum AmbulationNether SighOne for the BooksPersonal SpacePersonality ShiftPrismatic ResonancePure BrawnQuietusRadiant LoveRebellious SpiritRondo of RosesShadowflashSnowslipSolar ProminenceThunderous RefrainTwofold RuinWicked ImpulseWind StanceWindstormWindswept
Support abilities -- Adept FlirtAdvocateAnimal FriendAshen DemonBlade BreakerCatnapDistinguished HouseEmergent MagicEmperor's PrestigeFighting SpiritFists of JusticeGoody BasketHeavensentHunter's BoonInfirmary MasterKing of GrapplingKing's MightKnight's WisdomLeader's AcumenLily's PoiseLive to ServeLockpickLone WolfMonstrous AppealMortal CoilMurderous IntentName DropOverachieverPerceptionPersecution ComplexRight-Hand ManRivalryShrewd OperatorSongstressStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctSwift AwakeningUnsought PowerWatchful Eye
Tactical abilities -- AmbitionBorn FighterCenter StageDeadly AimDelicate FlowerDevotionEager BladeForesightHealthy CuriosityHeart's DesireKing's LanceKnight's OathLife and LimbLogicianMakings of a MercMaster of ConcealmentMercenary CreedNature's WrathNoble DutyNoble PrideObliterationOfficer DutyOutland TechniquePerfect MemoryPolymathPower of NightRay of SunshineReignResolute PathReverenceSecond-in-CommandSworn LanceUnbending SpiritUnfeeling BladeValiant BloodlineVirtuoso
Awakening-related abilities Battalion VantageDarting BlowPegasus Knight's WisdomSwift AwakeningVantage Adept FlirtHunter's BoonName DropSongstressUnsought Power
Stun Gauge-related abilities Brawler's PloyBrawler's WisdomDeath BlowHeaviest HitterHeavy HitterPatienceWarrior's WisdomWyvern Rider's Wisdom Fists of JusticePerception
Warrior Gauge-related abilities Battalion VantageBlessed BreathKnight's WisdomVantage HeavensentMortal CoilRivalrySurvival InstinctUnsought Power
Weapon-related abilities Apex AxeApex BowApex GauntletApex LanceApex SwordApex TomeAxebreakerAxe BusterAxe ProwessBowbreakerBow BusterBowfaireBow ProwessBrawling ProwessCavalry BusterFaithGauntletbreakerGauntlet BusterLancebreakerLance BusterLance ProwessReasonSwordbreakerSword BusterSwordfaireSword ProwessTomebreakerTome Buster --
Bonus damage abilities Armored Infantry's WisdomNullify Armored EffectNullify Cavalry EffectNullify Flying EffectNullify Magic Monstrous Appeal
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalCharmLifetakerRenewalSeasoned Tactics Animal FriendCatnapLily's PoiseLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities Charm Infirmary MasterSongstress
Adjutant-related abilities One Heart One MindRally CharmRally DefenseRally DeluxeRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength AdvocateLily's Poise
Stat-boosting abilities Apex AxeApex BowApex GauntletApex LanceApex SwordApex TomeBoost CriticalCarpe DiemDefense +Defensive TacticsDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +Grievous BlowHP +LifeforceLucky SevenMagic +Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +SchemerSerene StanceSpecial DanceSpeed +Stalwart StanceStrength +TableturnerTransmuteTrustWild Abandon Ashen DemonDistinguished HouseEmergent MagicFighting SpiritKing of GrapplingLone WolfMurderous IntentOverachieverPersecution ComplexStaunch ShieldWatchful Eye
Miscellaneous abilities AegisAlert StanceAnchorAppraisalArmsthriftBackboneBattalion DesperationBattalion WrathBlack Magic MasteryBlack Magic+Bow MasteryCounterattackDark Magic MasteryDark Magic+Deadly ScytheDefiant CritDesperationDespoilFiendish BlowFireFlareHealImpairImpregnableKinshipKnucklebreakerLethalityLocktouchLunaMagic Attack Range+MastermindMiasma ΔMiraclePassPavisePoison StrikeProvokeQuick RiposteRange MasterShatterSmiteSolStealTerrain ResistanceWhite Magic MasteryWhite Magic+Wrath
Enemy-exclusive abilities Ancient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathCrestological WisdomImmune StatusSeal MagicSeal StrengthTenacityUnsealable Magic