Vantage is a recurring skill in the Fire Emblem franchise. It allows the user to initiate an attack when an enemy engages him/her in battle.

This skill is first introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, in which the user will always attack first if the user has less than 50% HP left.

This skill is later integrated into the more advanced skill systems of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, where its effect is made more noticeable. However, in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Vantage becomes dependent on the user's Speed stat, meaning it will not be as consistent in terms of activation.

In Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates, Vantage returns back to functioning how it did in the Judgral series in terms of automatically activating when the user's HP is below 50%. In Awakening's Lunatic Mode+, an enemy exclusive skill of Vantage appears on enemies.

This skill is known as Gale (烈風の技 Reppū no waza) in TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga.

Vantage is an extremely useful skill for units to carry, as when activated, the user can follow up with other skills which can make them relatively dangerous to defeat if they fall below half health and have powerful skills such as Lethality on them.

In Fire Emblem Heroes it can be learned without inheriting by: Anna, Gaius (Summer), Gordin, Lon'qu, Mia, Ishtar and Reinhardt.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Ambush.gif
Ambush
100% -
Effects Allows the user to always attack first when his/her HP is below Max HP/2; Negates enemy's Charge skill.
Users Base skill of Arden, Lex, Dalvin, Iuchar, Ares and Hannibal.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Ambush.gif
Ambush
100% -
Effects Allows the user to always attack first.
Users Base skill of Machyua, Halvan and Perne; Can be assigned with the AmbushM.pngAmbush Manual.
Notes {{{6}}}

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
TS Gale.gif
Gale
Max [(User's Skill - Enemy's Skill) +3]% -
Effects Allows the user to always attack first, provided that he/she is faster than the enemy.
Users Base skill of Mahter, Roger and Rishel.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage (FE9).gif
Vantage
100% 10
Effects Allows the user to always attack first.
Users Base skill of Mia and Naesala; Can be assigned with the Vantage Scroll (FE9).gifVantage Scroll.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage.png
Vantage
(Speed)% 10
Effects Allows the user to attack first.
Users Base skill of Mia and Naesala; Can be assigned with the Vantage (FE10).pngVantage Scroll.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage (Kakusei).png
Vantage
Passive
(100%, if HP is at or below 50%)
-
Effects When the user's HP is ≤50%,
they will always be able to attack first during the enemy's turn.
Users Class skill of Level 10 Myrmidons.
Notes {{{6}}}

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage+.png
Vantage+
Passive
(100%)
-
Effects Always strike first, even when attacked.
(Cannot override Vantage on the Enemy's turn.)
Users Enemy skill, Lunatic+ only.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage (Kakusei).png
Vantage
Passive
(100%)
-
Effects When the user's HP is ≤50%,
they will always be able to attack first during the enemy's turn.
Users Learned by Samurai at level 10 or higher.
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage Passive
(100%)
-
Effects When the user's HP is ≤50%,
they will always be able to attack first during the enemy's turn.
Users Unused
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Activation SP
FEH Vantage 1.png
Vantage 1
Being attacked at HP ≤ 25% 50
Effects Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP ≤ 25%.
Users Rarity: ✯✯
Notes {{{6}}}

Name Activation SP
FEH Vantage 2.png
Vantage 2
Being attacked at HP ≤ 50% 100
Effects Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP ≤ 50%.
Users Rarity: ✯✯✯
Notes {{{6}}}

Name Activation SP
FEH Vantage 3.png
Vantage 3
Being attacked at HP ≤ 75% 200
Effects Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP ≤ 75%.
Users Rarity: ✯✯✯✯
Notes {{{6}}}

Fire Emblem Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Vantage FE16.png
Vantage
Passive
(100%, if unit's HP is ≤ 50%)
-
Effects If foe initiates combat, and if HP is ≤ 50%, unit still attacks first
Users A class ability of the Hero class.
Learned by mastering the Mercenary class.
Notes -

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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