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Desperation

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This article is about the skill. For the Path of Radiance trial map, see Desperation (Trial Map).

Desperation

Is ns01 desperation.png
Icon of the Desperation ability in Three Houses.


If unit initiates combat with HP ≤ 50%, unit's follow-up attack (if possible) occurs before foe's counterattack.

Type(s)
  • Class (Three Houses)
  • Passive (Type B)
Game(s)

Desperation (Japanese: 攻め立て Incessant Attack) is a three-tiered passive type B skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are known as Desperation 1, Desperation 2, and Desperation 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Desperation skill reorders any of their follow-up attacks to right after their initial attack provided their current HP is below a certain threshold; the maximum HP threshold needed for activation increases with the tier of the skill.

The skill was later introduced to the main series in Three Houses, where it is an ability obtained by mastering the Cavalier class. It retains the same effect and use it had in Heroes.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Three Houses Is ns01 desperation.png Reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack. If user's HP ≤ 50% and unit initiates combat -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Desperation 1)
Is feh desperation 1.png Reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack. If user's HP ≤ 25% and user initiates combat -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Desperation 2)
Is feh desperation 2.png Reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack. If user's HP ≤ 50% and user initiates combat -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Desperation 3)
Is feh desperation 3.png Reorders any follow-up attacks to take place right after the initial attack. If user's HP ≤ 75% and user initiates combat -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Three Houses

Class mastery Cavalier (100 class Exp required)

Heroes

Units Ayra: Astra's WielderEirika: Anamnesis LadyGunnthrá: Year's First DreamIshtar: Thunder's WaltzKarel: Sword DemonKronya: Gleaming BladeLyn: Lady of the WindMae: Bundle of EnergyNavarre: Scarlet SwordRolf: Tricky ArcherRoy: Brave LionShanna: Sprightly Flier

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Three Houses If unit initiates combat with HP ≤ 50%,
unit's follow-up attack (if possible)
occurs before foe's counterattack.
HPが50%以下で攻撃した時、
敵の反撃より先に追撃する
(追撃発生時のみ)
Heroes
(Desperation 1)
If unit’s HP ≤ 25% and unit initiates combat, unit
can make a follow-up attack before foe can
counterattack.
自分のHPが25%以下で、自分から攻撃した時、
追撃可能なら自分の攻撃の直後に追撃を行う
Heroes
(Desperation 2)
If unit’s HP ≤ 50% and unit initiates combat, unit
can make a follow-up attack before foe can
counterattack.
自分のHPが50%以下で、自分から攻撃した時、
追撃可能なら自分の攻撃の直後に追撃を行う
Heroes
(Desperation 3)
If unit’s HP ≤ 75% and unit initiates combat, unit
can make a follow-up attack before foe can
counterattack.
自分のHPが75%以下で、自分から攻撃した時、
追撃可能なら自分の攻撃の直後に追撃を行う

Etymology and other languages

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

Desperation

--

Japanese

攻め立て

Incessant Attack

Spanish

Arremetida

Charge

French

Adrénaline

Adrenalin

German

Verzweiflung

Desperation

Italian

Disperazione

Desperation

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Desespero

Despair

Korean

연속 공격

Sequence attack

Simplified Chinese

强攻

Powerful charge

Traditional Chinese
  • 猛攻
  • 強攻
  • Violent attack; used in Heroes.
  • Powerful charge; used in Three Houses.

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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 ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed 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 DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk/Def BulwarkAtk/Def SnagAtk FeintA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Res SnagAtk/Res TempoAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/DefChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDef/Res SmokeDef/Res SnagDivine RecreationDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingNew DivinityPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSavvy FighterSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal 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 FeintS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSpd/Res TempoSpd PreemptSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSun-Twin WingVengeful FighterYune's Whispers
Follow-up strike skills Assured RebirthAxebreakerBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFaithful LoyaltyFlow FeatherFlow FlightFlow ForceFlow GuardFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHardy FighterHoðr's ZealHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWily FighterWindsweepYngvi 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 TraceClose CallDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMoonlit Bangle FMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRepelS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceMurderous LionSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceVelocityWrath
Turn-related skills Blue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreFlow RefreshFrenzyHardy FighterHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallDragon's WrathGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptSacae's BlessingTrue Dragon WallWrathful Staff