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Vantage

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Vantage

Is ns01 vantage.png
Icon of the Vantage skill in Three Houses.


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

Type(s)
  • Personal (Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)
  • Class (Thracia 776, Awakening, Fates, Three Houses)
  • Passive (Type B) (Heroes)
Capacity
  • 10 (Path of Radiance)
  • 15 (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. Awakening features a stronger variation, known as Vantage+, that activates regardless of the user's HP, exclusive to enemies on Lunatic+ difficulty. 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.
Negates the foe's Accost.
If user's HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 vantage.png The user always strikes first. If foe initiates combat -- If the user also has Wrath, Wrath will not activate unless the enemy also has Vantage.
Path of Radiance Is gcn vantage.png The user always strikes first. If foe initiates combat 10 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii vantage.png The user strikes first. (Speed)%, if foe initiates combat 15 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 vantage.png The user always strikes first. If user's HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat -- --
Awakening
(Vantage+)
Is 3ds01 vantage+.png The user always strikes first. If foe initiates combat -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 vantage.png The user always strikes first. If user's HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat -- --
Three Houses Is ns01 vantage.png The user always strikes first. If user's HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat -- Cannot be equipped by Heroes.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Vantage 1)
Is feh vantage 1.png Unit counterattacks first. If user's HP ≤ 25% and foe initiates combat -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Vantage 2)
Is feh vantage 2.png Unit counterattacks first. If user's HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Vantage 3)
Is feh vantage 3.png Unit counterattacks first. If user's HP ≤ 75% and foe initiates combat -- 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 • AresHannibalIucharDalvin

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) HalvanMachyua
Units (As a class skill) Perne
After promotion: LaraLifis
Classes Thief Fighter
Items Vantage MBeo's 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)

Vantage+

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemies on Lunatic+ Mode, and by enemies in Apotheosis on all difficulties.

Fates

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

Three Houses

Classes Hero
Class mastery Mercenary (100 class Exp required)

Heroes

Units Anna: CommanderAltina: Dawn's TruebladeGaius: Thief ExposedGordin: Altean ArcherIshtar: Thunder GoddessLaevatein: Ninja of MúspellLon'qu: Solitary BladeMia: Lady of BladesOrson: Passion's FollyReinhardt: Thunder's FistReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRutger: Lone Swordsman
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Genealogy of the Holy War User will always
strike first
in a pinch.*
ピンチになったとき
せんせいこうげき
をする
Thracia 776 Initiate fight when
attacked (Cannot
stack with Wrath)*
必ず
せんせい攻撃
をする
Path of Radiance Allows this unit to attack
first in all fights.
??
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Can allow this unit to
attack first even
when an enemy
initiates combat.
??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
?? ??
Awakening If HP is half or less, always
strike first, even when attacked.
??
Awakening
(Vantage+)
Always strike first, even when attacked. ??
Fates At start of combat, if HP=50% or less,
always strike first, even when attacked.
??
Three Houses When foe initiates combat, unit still attacks
first if HP is ≤ 50%.
HPが50%以下で
敵から攻撃された時、
先制攻撃する
Heroes
(Vantage 1)
If unit’s HP ≤ 25% and foe initiates combat, unit
can counterattack before foe’s first attack.
自分のHPが25%以下で、
敵から攻撃された時、先制攻撃
Heroes
(Vantage 2)
If unit’s HP ≤ 50% and foe initiates combat, unit
can counterattack before foe’s first attack.
自分のHPが50%以下で、
敵から攻撃された時、先制攻撃
Heroes
(Vantage 3)
If unit’s HP ≤ 75% and foe initiates combat, unit
can counterattack before foe’s first attack.
自分のHPが75%以下で、
敵から攻撃された時、先制攻撃

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

Spanish
(Latin America)

Ventaja

Advantage; used only in the Latin American localization of Heroes.

French

Initiative

Initiative

German

Vorteil

Advantage

Italian

Vantaggio

Advantage

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Vantagem

Vantage

Korean

매복

Ambush

Simplified Chinese

埋伏

Ambush

Traditional Chinese

埋伏

Ambush

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 +ShoveSteal
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 BurnVantage
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftWrath
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
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind 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 +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk/Def SnagAtk FeintA/D Far TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd FeintS/R Far TraceSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSun-Twin WingVengeful FighterYune's Whispers
Follow-up strike skills AxebreakerBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceClose CallDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRepelS/R Far TraceWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceMurderous LionSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceWrath
Turn-related skills Blue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreFlow RefreshFrenzyHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptSacae's BlessingWrathful Staff