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Is 3ds01 prescience.png
Icon of the Prescience skill in Awakening.

Grants Hit/Avo +15 when the unit initiates an attack.




Prescience (Japanese: 先の先 Early Initiative) is one of several skills in the Fire Emblem series. This skill boosts hit and avoid by 15 points when the unit who has learned it starts the attack.

This skill is only present in Fire Emblem Awakening, where it is associated with experienced archers.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 prescience.png +15 hit, +15 avoid when activated. If user initiates combat -- --



Units InnesJamkeMiaNinoNorne
Classes Archer (Learned at Level 10)

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening Grants Hit/Avo +15 when the
unit initiates an attack.


  • This skill shares the same Japanese name as the player phase attack theme from Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, which the skill’s effect of providing a bonus on the player phase also seems to reference. The skill which serves as a thematic parallel/opposite to this one, Patience, also shares its name with the enemy 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 Prescience --
Japanese 先の先 Early Initiative. This is the same name as the player phase attack theme from Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.
Spanish Presciencia Prescience
French Anticipation Anticipation
German Voraussicht Foresight
Italian Prescienza Prescience


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+