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Vantage

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Vantage

Is snes03 vantage.png
Icon of the Vantage skill in Thracia 776.

If HP is half or less, always strike first, even when attacked.

Type(s)
  • Personal (in Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn)
  • Class (in Thracia 776, Awakening, and Fates)
  • Passive (Type B) (in Heroes)
Capacity
  • 10 (in Path of Radiance)
  • 15 (in Radiant Dawn)
Game(s)

Vantage (Japanese: 待ち伏せ Ambush) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In all of its appearances, it allows the user to strike the enemy first when said enemy initiates an attack on the user during the enemy phase. The activation criteria vary from game to game, but typically involve the user being at 50% or less HP. In Heroes, it is a three-tiered type B passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Vantage 1, Vantage 2, and Vantage 3 in order from lowest to highest), and activates its effect when its HP is at or below a certain threshold; the amount of HP remaining needed to activate the skill increases with the skill's tier.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 vantage.png The user always strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. Negates the enemy's Accost. 100%, if HP is at or below 50% -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 vantage.png The user always strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. 100% -- If the user also has Wrath, Wrath's activation chance is decreased.
Path of Radiance Is gcn vantage.png The user always strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. 100% 10 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii vantage.png The user strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. (Speed)% 15 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 vantage.png The user always strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. 100%, if HP is at or below 50% -- --
Fates Is 3ds01 vantage.png The user always strikes first when attacked during the enemy phase. 100%, if HP is at or below 50% -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Vantage 1)
Is feh vantage 1.png Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 25%. 100%, if HP is at or below 25% -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Vantage 2)
Is feh vantage 2.png Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 50%. 100%, if HP is at or below 50% -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Vantage 3)
Is feh vantage 3.png Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP < 75%. 100%, if HP is at or below 75% -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: ArdenLex
Second Generation: (Any set of two children*), if Arden or Lex was their father • AresHannibalJohanRoddlevan

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) HalvanMachyua
Units (As a class skill) Pirn
After promotion: LaraLifis
Classes Thief Fighter
Items Vantage MBeo SwordDragonpike

Path of Radiance

Units MiaNaesala
Items Vantage

Radiant Dawn

Units MiaNaesala
Items Vantage

Awakening

Units ArdenAthenaAyraDeenEyvelKarelLarceiLloydLuciaLyn (SpotPass version)MarisaMiaOlwenOwainNavarreSay'riSeliph (SpotPass version)UlsterYen'fayZihark
Classes Myrmidon (Learned at Level 10)

Fates

Units Revelation: Fuga
Birthright and Revelation: HinataHisameRyoma
Classes Samurai (Learned at Level 10)

Heroes

Units Anna: CommanderGaius: Thief ExposedGordin: Altean ArcherIshtar: Thunder GoddessLon'qu: Solitary BladeMia: Lady of BladesReinhardt: Thunder's FistReinhardt: Thunder's Sword
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Vantage An advantage, usually in the context of situations and conditions which provide an advantage.
Japanese 待ち伏せ Ambush
Spanish Emboscada Ambush
French Initiative Initiative
German Vorteil Advantage
Italian Vantaggio Advantage

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
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 +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
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+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire ---
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp ---
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance ---
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of Friendship
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker ---
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Armored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed PushBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel InfantryHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingResistance +Sorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDesperationDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKnock BackLancebreakerLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLungeNull Follow-Up‎ObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalRockslide DanceS DrinkSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Resistance LinkSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Armor MarchAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeClose GuardDagger ValorDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant GuardDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Attack WaveEven Defense WaveEven Resistance WaveEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGoad ArmorGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticSavage BlowSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWard ArmorWard CavalryWard DragonsWard Fliers
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack SmokeBlaze DanceBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten SpeedWater Boost