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Is wii provoke.png
Icon of the Provoke skill in Radiant Dawn.

Provokes enemies into attacking first.




5 (in Path of Radiance)
10 (in Radiant Dawn)


Provoke (Japanese: 挑発 Provocation) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It increases the chance of the skill's user being targeted by enemies during the enemy phase instead of any other allied units in the range of enemies. While the skill may seem detrimental given how purposely luring enemies into attacking units may increase the likelihood that they may get killed, it can be very useful for luring opponents away from the player's main forces. As such, this skill is very well suited for a user that can tank hits and/or avoid attacks reliably.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn provoke.png Increases the chance of enemy units targeting the user. -- 5 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii provoke.png Increases the chance of enemy units targeting the user. -- 10 --


Path of Radiance

Units Shinon
Items Provoke

Radiant Dawn

Units ShinonSkrimir
Items Provoke

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance Provokes enemies into
attacking first.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Provokes enemies into
attacking this unit in
preference to allied
Radiant Dawn
Provokes enemies into attacking first. ??


  • The Provoke skill being assigned to Shinon and Skrimir by default may be a reference to their character personalities, with the former being snarky and snide toward others and the latter being hot-blooded and fierce when it comes to battle.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Provoke --
Japanese 挑発 Provocation
Spanish Provocar Provocation
French Bravade Bravado
German Reizen Irritation
Italian Instigazione Instigation



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
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