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Range

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In all games since Thracia 776, the range of weapons is denoted by glowing red squares when their wielders are selected. Here, Osian's only weapon is an Iron Axe, so he can only attack enemies within one tile of his movement range.

A weapon's range (Japanese: 射程 range), abbreviated Rng, denotes the distance with which its wielder can attack. Measured in terms of spaces, the range with which a unit can attack with a weapon is, generally speaking, the unit's movement plus the range of the weapon; almost anywhere which falls inside this radius can be attacked, depending on the terrain properties and the weapon. The vast majority of weapons have a range of 1 or 2; attacking at 1 range is traditionally called "direct" or "melee combat", while attacking at 2 or more range is referred to as "indirect" or "ranged combat".

Typical ranges

Typical ranges for weapon types
Weapon type Standard range Special range
Sword 1 1-2 (Magic swords)
Lance 1 1-2 (Javelins)
Axe 1 1-2 (Hand Axes)
Bow 2 3-10 (Ballistae)
2-3 (Longbows)
Knife 1 1-2 (Daggers)
Magic 1-2 3-10 (Siege tomes)
Stone 1 1-2 (Some dragonstones)
Non-Human 1 1-2 (Dragon breath)
& (Crest Stone)

Each weapon type is primarily associated with a basic range possessed by the majority of weapons of the type; however, for each weapon type there are a small number of rarer weapons which to some degree exceed this basic range. The extended ranges almost always occur in set patterns associated with a certain type of weapon variation.

In addition, there are rare occasions on which range can be extended by other means; for example, the Marksman gains +1 range boost for all bows except longbows.

Items and skills affecting range

Items and skills awarding range bonuses or penalties
Item Effect Games
Is 3ds02 point blank.png Point Blank Can attack at 1 range if user has a bow or yumi equipped. Fates
Is 3ds03 ring.png Mage Ring +5 Range when using magic/+2 Range when using black magic. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is ns01 bowrange +1.png Bowrange +1 +1 Range if user has a bow equipped. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Three Houses
Is ns01 bowrange +2.png Bowrange +2 +2 Range if user has a bow equipped. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Three Houses
Is 3ds03 skill class.png Bowrange +3 +3 Range if user has a bow equipped. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 skill ring.png Sophisticate +2 Range when using a black magic spell. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is ns01 staff silver.png Caduceus Staff +1 Range with magic if equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 staff relic.png Thyrsus +2 Range with magic if equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 +1 Range if user has black magic equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 dark magic range +1.png Dark Magic Range +1 +1 Range if user has dark magic equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 +1 Range if user has white magic equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Can counter-attack at 1 range if user has a bow equipped. Three Houses
Is ns01 counterattack.png Counterattack Can counter-attack regardless of the range between user and target. Three Houses
Is ns01 gambit support.png Retribution Grants Retribution status to all allies within its area of effect, allowing them to counter-attack regardless of the range between them and their targets for 5 turns. Three Houses

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade Weapon Range. A range of 1
can only hit adjacent spaces.*
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The Blazing Blade Weapon Range. A range of 1
can only hit adjacent spaces.
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The Sacred Stones Weapon Range. A range of 1
can only hit adjacent spaces.
??
Path of Radiance The weapon range.
A range of 1 means the weapon can
reach only enemies in adjacent spaces.
??
Radiant Dawn
(NTSC-U)
The weapon range. Weapons with a
range of 1 can reach adjacent units
and 2 can reach units 2 spaces away.
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Radiant Dawn
(PAL)
The weapon range. 1 indicates a
direct-combat weapon, 2 or more
indicates an indirect-combat weapon.
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Three Houses Distance from which the unit can attack
an enemy unit.
??

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Range

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Japanese

射程

Range

Spanish

Alcance

Scope

French

Portée

Range

German

Reichweite

Range

Italian

Raggio

Radius

Dutch

Bereik

Range

Korean

사정

Simplified Chinese

射程

Traditional Chinese

射程


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