|Icon of the Flourish skill in Radiant Dawn.|
Allows this unit to fight while causing only half of its normal damage.
Flourish (Japanese: 小手調べ Warm-Up) is a combat skill which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. When equipped, it gives units the option of using a Flourish attack which halves their attack power (that is, the damage they deal before enemy defensive stats are taken into acount) for the duration of one round of attack, significantly reducing their damage output.
While it is effectively useless for serious combat, Flourish is a helpful tool for feeding experience to weaker units, as a stronger unit can use it to cut an enemy's HP down to the point where weaker units can quickly kill them. However, as it requires being activated by command when moving its user, Flourish cannot be used to reduce the damage of its user's counter-attacks against approaching enemies during the enemy phase.
||Reduces the user's attack by 1/2 for one round of attack when activated.
||Beorc units only.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Likely refers to flourishes in the sense of needless displays of a talent, such as sword-wielding, which have little practical value and are meant only to show off to others. By analogy, this means that an attack with the Flourish skill would sacrifice the attack's effectiveness at harming foes in favor of just looking impressive and fancy.
||Romanized as WARMUP in its internal file name.