- This article is about a improvable weapon skill. For the actual weapon archetype in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, see Gauntlets. For the third Super Smash Bros. title, see Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Brawling (格闘, Kakutō), often shortened to "Brawl", is a weapon skill stat introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Brawling consists fighting with weapons that involve fighting enemies using only Gauntlets or one's own fists if a male character has the Unarmed Combat ability as either the Class Abilities of the Brawler, Grappler, or War Monk/War Cleric classes or as a Skill Ability earned from mastering the Brawler class.
Brawl shares many similarities with Strike from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn as the weapon type relies on general unarmed combat, mainly involving punches. However, unlike Strike, characters trained in Brawling can enhance their damage through assorted gauntlet and knuckle weapons.
Gauntlets, unlike any previous weapon types, can be used to attack up to 4 times when initiating combat.
Gauntlets cannot be used by Cavalry or Flying Units unless they have Dismounted first, due to the need of keeping a hand to have a hold of their steed's saddles. Additionally, it can also not be used by strictly magic-proficient classes for a yet unexplained reason.