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Is wii flourish.png
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.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii flourish.png Reduces the user's attack by 1/2 for one round of attack when activated. Command (Flourish) 10 Beorc units only.


Radiant Dawn

Items Flourish

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, NTSC-U)
Allow this unit to fight
while causing only half
of normal damage.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, PAL)
Allow this unit to fight
while causing only
minimal damage.
Radiant Dawn
(help, NTSC-U)
Allows this unit to fight while causing
only half of its normal damage.
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
Allows this unit to attack with half
its usual attack strength.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Flourish 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.
Japanese 小手調べ Romanized as WARMUP in its internal file name.
Spanish Amago Threaten
French Feinte Feint
German Fanfare Fanfare
Italian Sfiora Skim



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora