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Vanguard Dawn

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Vanguard Dawn


Location

Outrealms (Crimea: Fort Alpea)

Boss(es)

Illusion Samurai
Illusion Diviner
Illusion Knight

What's the challenge? Glad you asked! Your job is to defend this historic fortress. I gotta say, the odds are against you. There's a boatload of enemies here, and they look like they mean business.
— Anna

Vanguard Dawn is a downloadable content xenologue chapter in Fire Emblem Fates. As a xenologue chapter, it does not officially bear a chapter number; if all xenologues are purchased and its list is viewed at the Dragon's Gate, Vanguard Dawn is the ninth one from the top in the North American version of the game. Vanguard Dawn is part of the second series of Japanese DLC releases and the first seres of international DLC releases.

This chapter was first made available on September 17, 2015 in Japan, March 31, 2016 in North America, and June 23-24 in the PAL regions.

In this chapter, Anna tasks the player with defending a historic fortress in a land quite obviously not on Corrin's army's home continent as part of a trial hoping to earn a special item.

Plot

Main article: Vanguard Dawn/Script

As we arrive at a fortress that appears to resemble Fort Alpea in the Tellian nation of Crimea, Anna welcomes Corrin and his/her army to the Outrealm Trial Grounds. Anna tells the army that if they don't think they're tough enough yet, they will be once they finish this challenge--and if they manage to come out on top, they'll get something nice in the bargain to boot. Anna states that the challenge is to defend the historic fortress they're in; she says the odds are against Corrin and his/her army, as there's a boatload of enemies in the area and she says they mean business. Anna tells the army that they think they can hold their own, then they should get the battle under way. Battle preparations take place at this point, and the battle starts once preparations are finished.

Once the battle ends, Anna notes the army's incredible performance and how they held the line against the nonstop onslaught, and she reveals the prize for making it through in one piece is a Vanguard Brand; with it, one can be just like a certain radiant hero of old. Anna states that's all she has for now, and is looking forward to seeing the army at the next challenge.

Website summary

American: A trial ground using the stage Elincia's Gambit from Radiant Dawn.[1]
PAL region: A trial ground using the stage Elincia's Gambit from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.[2]

North American eShop summary

An arena based on "Elincia's Gambit" from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Rewards: Vanguard Brand

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the bosses or survive 12 turns. Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies*, the player's army is routed, or if the flashing green tile is seized by the enemy. 15 0 39+36
Cm fe14 vd.png
Difficulty rating: ★★
Stage dimensions:
22 columns by 21 rows
Block sizes:
Japan:  ??
North America: 80
PAL region:  ??
Map based from: Final Chapter of Part 2 of Radiant Dawn
Map phase music: Bearer of Hope
Battle phase music: Bearer of Hope
Pricing:
Japan: ¥250
United States: $1.99
Europe: €1.99
United Kingdom: £1.79
Australia: $2.60
New Zealand: $3.40
Also available in: Series 2 (Japan)
Map Pack 1 (international) Pack

United States: $17.99
Europe: €17.99
United Kingdom: £16.19
Australia: $23.40
New Zealand: $30.60

Character data

Birthright Conquest Revelation

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar f-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait jakob fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list represents the minimum characterbase recruitable by the point the player can first access the Dragon's Gate. Felicia is only a returning character if Corrin is male, while Jakob is only a returning character if Corrin is female. If more chapters along the chosen main story path are cleared, or if any paralogues are cleared, the player can have access to characters not listed here by the point the chapter is first started. As bonus units are recruitable at the player's discretion, the returning characters list does not list them either.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds02 skill book.png Heavy Blade Dropped by boss Samurai
Is 3ds02 skill book.png Veteran Intuition Dropped by boss Diviner
Is 3ds02 skill book.png Aether Dropped by boss Knight
Is 3ds02 class change.png Vanguard Brand Clear the chapter

Event tile and Dragon Vein data

There are no event tiles or Dragon Veins in this chapter.

Enemy data

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter closer to chapter 7 than closer to the final chapter. Levels may be higher depending on progress along the main story path.

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 6 2 Is 3ds02 lance.png Spear --
Illusion Shrine Maiden 1 1 Is 3ds02 rod.png Sun FestalIs 3ds02 healing.png Vulnerary --
Illusion Spear Fighter 6 1 Is 3ds02 naginata.png Steel Naginata --
Illusion Lancer 1 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel LanceIs 3ds02 healing.png Vulnerary --
Illusion Spear Fighter 6 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Javelin --
Illusion Shrine Maiden 1 1 Is 3ds02 staff.png Mend --
Illusion Outlaw 2 2 Is 3ds02 bow.png Steel Bow --
Illusion Apothecary 6 2 Is 3ds02 yumi.png Iron YumiIs 3ds02 gold bar.png Gold Bar
Is 3ds02 spendthrift.png Spendthrift
--
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 2 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance --
Illusion Apothecary 4 1 Is 3ds02 yumi.png Steel YumiIs 3ds02 gold bar.png Gold BarIs 3ds02 gold bar.png Gold Bar
Is 3ds02 spendthrift.png Spendthrift
--
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 1 2 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 1 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Javelin --
Illusion Oni Savage 1 1 Is 3ds02 club.png Steel Club --
Illusion Fighter 5 1 Is 3ds02 axe.png Hammer --
Illusion Shrine Maiden 1 1 Is 3ds02 rod.png Sun Festal --
Illusion Samurai 7 3 Is 3ds02 katana.png Steel Katana --
Illusion Lancer 1 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance --
Illusion Fighter 6 1 Is 3ds02 axe.png Steel Axe --
Illusion Apothecary 7 1 Is 3ds02 yumi.png Steel YumiIs 3ds02 gold bar.png Gold BarIs 3ds02 gold bar.png Gold Bar
Is 3ds02 spendthrift.png Spendthrift
--
Illusion Spear Fighter 7 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Spear --
Ma 3ds02 dark mage enemy.gif
Illusion Dark Mage 6 2 Is 3ds02 tome.png Fimbulvetr --
Illusion Spear Fighter 5 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 7 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Spear --
Ma 3ds02 archer enemy.gif
Illusion Archer 6 3 Is 3ds02 yumi.png Steel Yumi --
Illusion Lancer 2 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance --
Illusion Oni Savage 7 1 Is 3ds02 club.png Steel Club --
Ma 3ds02 dark mage enemy.gif
Illusion Dark Mage 5 1 Is 3ds02 tome.png Fimbulvetr --
Illusion Samurai 11 1 Is 3ds02 katana.png Steel Katti Heavy BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 heavy blade.png Heavy Blade
Immobile.
Illusion Diviner 10 1 Is 3ds02 scroll.png Tiger Spirit Veteran IntuitionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 veteran intuition.png Veteran Intuition
Immobile.
Ma 3ds02 knight enemy.gif
Illusion Knight 14 1 Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Javelin AetherThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds01 vantage.png VantageIs 3ds02 wary fighter.png Wary Fighter
Immobile.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Illusion Spear Fighter 5 5 Is 3ds02 lance.png Javelin --
Illusion Spear Fighter 5 8 Is 3ds02 naginata.png Steel Naginata --
Ma 3ds02 dark mage enemy.gif
Illusion Dark Mage 5 5 Is 3ds02 tome.png Fimbulvetr --
Illusion Oni Savage 5 2 Is 3ds02 club.png Steel Club --
Illusion Spear Fighter 7 2 Is 3ds02 naginata.png Iron Naginata --
Illusion Spear Fighter 6 3 Is 3ds02 naginata.png Steel Naginata --
Illusion Samurai 6 6 Is 3ds02 katana.png Steel Katana --
Ma 3ds02 dark mage enemy.gif
Illusion Dark Mage 4 3 Is 3ds02 tome.png Fimbulvetr --
Illusion Samurai 6 2 Is 3ds02 katana.png Iron Katana
Is 3ds02 poison strike.png Poison Strike
--

Reinforcements

Boss data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a chapter 7 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a chapter 27 playthrough, the latest possible point a save file may be positioned at.
Stats with a + may be higher the further along one of the main story paths the player is.

Samurai, Normal/Hard Samurai, Lunatic

Generic small portrait samurai fe14.png
Samurai
Level 11~P.20
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 26~54 Speed 15~34
Strength 9~25+3 Luck 7~18
Magic 0~2 Defense 8~24-1
Skill 11~28 Resistance 9~26-1
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 katana.png Steel Katti*
Heavy BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 heavy blade.png Heavy Blade
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png C~B FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --


Diviner, Normal/Hard Diviner, Lunatic

Generic small portrait diviner fe14.png
Diviner
Level 10~P.20
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 22~45 Speed 11~27+(0/1)
Strength 0 Luck 3~10
Magic 9~30 Defense 4~16
Skill 10~28 Resistance 8~28+(0/1)
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 scroll.png Tiger Spirit*
Veteran IntuitionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 veteran intuition.png Veteran Intuition
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png C~B FE14RankStaff.png -~E FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --


Knight, Normal Knight, Hard Knight, Lunatic

Generic small portrait knight fe14.png
Knight
Level 14~P.20
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 33~65 Speed 7~15
Strength 16~37 Luck 7~16
Magic 0 Defense 17~40
Skill 12~28 Resistance 6~21
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Javelin*
AetherThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds01 vantage.png Vantage
Is 3ds02 wary fighter.png Wary Fighter
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png C~E FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.


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Trivia

  • Of the chapters in the Japanese second series of DLC, this is the only one whose primary reward does not exist in vanilla Fates coding.
    • It is also the only one of the four chapters in the series that have battle maps whose primary reward is not represented in A Gift from Anna.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Vanguard Dawn
Japanese 神将の試練場 Translates to "The Divine General's Trial Grounds". "Divine General" is a literal translation of the Japanese name of the Vanguard class.

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References


Hidden Truths 2 Vanguard Dawn Anna on the Run


Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
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DLC Anna
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Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
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