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What Lies Beneath/Ambush in the Arena

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Ambush in the Arena

Cm fe16cs 2.png

Location

Underground Arena

Boss(es)

Death Knight

Ambush in the Arena (Japanese: 地下闘技場の激戦 Fierce Battle of the Underground Arena) is the main battle map of the second chapter in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows. In this map, Yuri and the Ashen Wolves lure the enemy into an ambush at an underground arena.

Unused beginning log

Abyss is under attack by mercenaries. To defend it, Yuri and the others lure the invaders into the ruins of an underground arena. You join in the ambush.

Map data

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout all enemies except the Death Knight Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Byleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, or Hapi dies* or the player's army is routed* 11 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 10+10+13+12 0+1
Cm fe16cs 2.png

Character data

Characters
New Units
Yuri
Small portrait yuri fe16.png
Trickster
HP
35
Level
20
Automatically from preparations
Balthus
Small portrait balthus fe16.png
War Monk
HP
50
Level
20
Automatically from preparations
Constance
Small portrait constance fe16.png
Dark Flier
HP
33
Level
20
Automatically from preparations
Hapi
Small portrait hapi fe16.png
Valkyrie
HP
37
Level
20
Automatically from preparations
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait dimitri fe16.pngSmall portrait claude fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Holy Knight
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin (reinforcement)
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Valkyrie (reinforcement)
Is ns01 lance.png Crescent Sickle Dropped by the Death Knight (reinforcement)
Is ns01 ring.png Evasion Ring Steal from enemy Assassin
Is ns01 ring.png Goddess Ring Steal from enemy Warlock (reinforcement)
Is ns01 potion.png Concoction Steal from enemy Paladin (reinforcement)
Is ns01 seal.png Dark Seal Steal from the Death Knight (reinforcement)
Is ns01 ore.png Smithing Stone (×10) Automatically at the end of the chapter

Enemy data

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif Mercenary Grappler 24 2 41 18 8 15 17 10 15 6 10 6 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
• Starts on avo floor.
• Both begin moving if either is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 1 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8+1 6 Silver Sword Evasion Ring
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
Starts on cover.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif Mercenary Warrior 24 2 42 22 8 12 15 11 14 8 ? 5 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
• Starts on cover.
• Both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 1 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8 6 Silver Sword BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
• Starts on cover.
• Begins moving if a Warrior is provoked.
Ma ns01 holy knight enemy.gif Mercenary Holy Knight 24 1 37 10 16 16 15 12 14 20 11 7 Aura Fortify
Canto White Tomefaire Terrain Resistance Faith Lv 1
• Starts on wardwood.
• Begins moving if the other Holy Knight is provoked.
Ma ns01 holy knight enemy.gif Mercenary Holy Knight 24 1 37 10 16 16 15 12 14 20 11 7 Aura BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Fortify
Canto White Tomefaire Terrain Resistance Faith Lv 1
• Starts on wardwood.
• Begins moving if the other Holy Knight is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 2 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
• Starts on avo floor.
• Both begin moving if either is provoked.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 fortress knight enemy.gif Mercenary Fortress Knight 24 3 44 17 8 12 2 10 29 7 10+1 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
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Ma ns01 fortress knight female enemy.gif Mercenary Fortress Knight 24 1 44 17 8 12 2 10 29 7 10+1 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif Mercenary Sniper 24 5 34 18 8 21 14 13 12 8 10 5 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 1 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8+1 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 sniper female enemy.gif Mercenary Sniper 24 1 34 18 8 21 14 13 12 8 10 5 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 1 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8 6 Silver Sword BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif Mercenary Warrior 24 2 42 22 8 12 15 11 14 8 ? 5 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 valkyrie enemy.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 24 1 33 9 16 10 11 9 10 18 14 6 Excalibur BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Cutting Gale
Canto Black Magic Range +1 Dark Magic Range +1 Reason Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 mage female enemy.gif Mercenary Mage 24 1 30 8 12 10 13 8 6 14 10 4 Fire
Fire Reason Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 mage enemy.gif Mercenary Mage 24 1 30 8 12 10 13 8 6 14 10 4 Fire
Fire Reason Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 warlock enemy.gif Mercenary Warlock 24 1 34 9 20 13 15 10+4 12 20 10 4 Ragnarok Goddess Ring
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2 Reason Lv 1
--
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif Mercenary Grappler 24 5 41 18 8 15 17 10 15 6 10 6 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
--
Ma ns01 assassin female enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 2 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif Mercenary Wyvern Rider 24 3 38 21 8 13 17 10 17 8 10 7 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 paladin enemy.gif Mercenary Paladin 24 1 39 19 8 14 13 10 19 10 10 8 Horseslayer
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
--
Ma ns01 paladin enemy.gif Mercenary Paladin 24 1 39 19 8 14 13 10 19 10 10 8 Silver Lance Concoction
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
--
Ma ns01 paladin female enemy.gif Mercenary Paladin 24 1 39 19 8 14 13 10 19 10 10 8 Silver Lance
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
--
Ma ns01 paladin enemy.gif Mercenary Paladin 24 1 39 19 8 14 13 10 19 10 10 8 Silver Lance
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
--
Ma ns01 fortress knight enemy.gif Mercenary Fortress Knight 24 1 44 17 8 12 2 10 29 7 10 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 fortress knight female enemy.gif Mercenary Fortress Knight 24 1 44 17 8 12 2 10 29 7 10 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
--
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Mercenary Assassin 24 1 34 17 8 17 25 11 13 8 8 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
--

Reinforcements

Third army data

Normal Hard

Third Army Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 death knight third.gif Death Knight Death Knight 35 1 50 27 17 14 23 12 23 18 6 7 Scythe of Sariel Dark Seal Crescent SickleThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Heartseeker Canto Lancefaire Commander Counterattack Mastermind Poison Strike Lance Prowess Lv 5
--

Reinforcements

  • During the enemy phase after the fourth wave of enemies arrives

Boss data

Main article: Death Knight

Normal Hard

Small portrait death knight fe16.png
Ma ns01 death knight third.gif Death Knight
Level 35
Movement 7
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 50 Luck 12
Strength 27 Defense 23
Magic 17 Resistance 18
Dexterity 14 Charm 6
Speed 23
Inventory Abilities
Scythe of Sariel
Dark Seal
Crescent SickleThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Heartseeker
Canto
Lancefaire
Commander
Counterattack
Mastermind
Poison Strike
Lance Prowess Lv 5
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
B A C+ D C+ D E C E A E FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Strategy

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

This is a much larger map than the previous one, so reclass Edelgard and Dimitri to Warrior and Paladin so they can get around. The Ashen Wolves all start out with C supports with each other. On Hard difficulty, Yuri comes one point of damage shy of being able to one-round the enemy Holy Knights he starts off nearby, so make sure to forge him a Steel Sword+. He and Balthus can pick off the Holy Knights. Meanwhile, Byleth and co. should make their way out of the southeast corner and regroup with the Wolves. Ashe's Kingdom Archers battalion can use the Retribution gambit to give everyone Counterattack if you need it to safely engage the Sniper. Once you've regrouped and taken care of the first wave, the second will come in. The battle consists of four waves of enemies, so take them on as they come and keep everyone healed with Linhardt and Yuri (plus Balthus, if you're truly desperate). During the fourth and final wave, everyone's favorite bloodthirsty psychopath the Death Knight shows up because of course he has nothing better to do than wander underground and pick fights with people. You don't have to fight him if you don't want to, but that Crescent Sickle is a fine weapon for Dimitri. Byleth is capable of avoiding getting doubled by him and Dimitri can paste him with Knightkneeler. All in all, this map isn't too complicated.

Trivia

  • This is the only mission in the game where enemy Valkyries can be fought.

Etymology and other languages

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

Ambush in the Arena

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Japanese

地下闘技場の激戦

Fierce Battle of the Underground Arena

Spanish

Emboscada en el coliseo

Ambush at the coliseum

French

Affrontement dans l'arène

Confrontation in the arena

German

Hinterhalt in der Arena

Ambush in the Arena

Italian

All'ultimo sangue nell'arena

To the death in the arena

Korean

지하 투기장의 격전

Fierce battle of the underground arena

Simplified Chinese

地下斗技场的激战

Fierce battle of the underground arena

Traditional Chinese

地下鬥技場的激戰

Fierce battle of the underground arena

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