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Is 3ds01 patience.png
Icon of the Patience skill in Awakening.

Grants Hit/Avo +10 when the unit is under attack.




Patience (Japanese: 後の先 Late Initiative) is one of several skills in the Fire Emblem series. A handy defensive skill learned by mercenaries, it boosts the unit's hit and avoid by 10 points whenever an enemy unit starts a round of combat.

The Patience skill is only present in Fire Emblem Awakening.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 patience.png +10 hit, +10 avoid when activated. If foe initiates combat -- --



Units FlaviaGregorInigoLindeOgmaRoy (SpotPass version)SeveraScáthach
Classes Mercenary (Learned at Level 10)

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening Grants Hit/Avo +10 when the
unit is under attack.


  • This skill shares the same Japanese name as the enemy phase attack theme from Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, which the skill’s effect of providing a bonus on the enemy phase also seems to reference. The skill which serves as a thematic parallel/opposite to this one, Prescience, also shares its name with the player phase attack theme of New Mystery of the Emblem.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Patience --
Japanese 後の先 Late Initiative. This is the same name as the enemy phase attack theme from Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.
Spanish Paciencia Patience
French Prévoyance Foresight
German Geduld Patience
Italian Pazienza Patience


See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+