Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Combat Arts

Details on Combat Arts in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, including an overview and stats.

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Combat Arts

These are unique attacks which first appeared in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Whenever a unit attacks, they can trigger a combat art after certain conditions have been met. Some combat arts don’t have any added effects, but others deal additional damage to certain units.

Combat Arts in Fire Emblem: Three Houses no longer consume HP. Rather, these attacks can be used at the cost of the weapon’s durability. When a weapon’s durability reaches 0, its efficiency will diminish. In addition, these unique attacks can be learned when the player raises their unit’s weapon skill level.

Currently, most of the values for each combat art were taken from previous games. Most names are also roughly translated. We will be updating this as we go along.

Sword

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Sunder High crit
Wrath Strike -3 5 10 0 A powerful sword attack with no Crit.
Grounder -4 3 20 5 Effective against flying units
Hexblade -3 Magic attack
Windsweep Prevents counter
Haze Slice Attack makes it easy to dodge counters
Subdue Leaves enemy at 1 HP
Bane of Monsters -4 6 0 10 Effective against monsters
Finesse Blade Attack’s Mt depends on unit’s Dex
Soulblade Magic attack. Attack’s Mt depends on unit’s Res
Astra Strikes five times at 30% Mt
(Exclusive to Swordmaster)
Fuodroyant Strike Effective against armored and dragons (Thunderbrand only)
Ruptured Heaven -3 <6 10 Mt increases depending on unit’s Mag. Effective against dragons
(Sword of Creator only)
Heaven’s Fall Mt increases depending on unit’s Mag.
(Dark Creator Sword only)
Sublime Heaven -3 Mt increases depending on unit’s Mag.
Effective against dragons
(Sublime Creator Sword only)
Beast Fang Effective against cavalry units and dragon
(Blutgang only)

Lance

Name Durability Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Tempest Lance -5 8 10 0 A powerful lance attack with no Crit.
Iron Lance
Shatter Slash
Knightkneeler -4 5 15 0 Effective against cavalry units
Hit and Run -4
Monster Piercer -4 7 0 0 Effective against monster units (Avoid+10)
Lance Jab Mt increases depending on Spd of unit
Vengeance -4 Mt increases depending on unit’s HP lost
Glowing Ember Mt increases depending on Def of unit
Swift Strikes Attack deals damage twice
Frozen Lance Magic attack. Mt increases depending on Dex of unit
Ruined Sky Effective against flying units and dragons

(Lance of Ruin only)

Atrocity Effective against all enemies
(Areadbhar only)
Burning Quake Mt increases based on unit’s Spd. Effective against dragons
(Luin only)

Axe

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Smash -5 An axe attack with high Crit.
Spike Powerful attack on a single nearby enemy
Helm Splitter -5 Effective against armored units
Monster Breaker Effective against monsters
Diamond Axe Powerful attack that greatly increases Mt
Armored Strike Attack’s Mt increases depending on Def of unit
Wild Abandon Powerful attack that emphasizes Mt than Hit
Focused Strike Raises spirit to increase Hit
Lightning Axe Magic attack. Mt increases depending on Res of unit
Exhaustive Strike 1 Attack spends all durability and adds 30% of it to Mt
Apocalyptic Flame Enemies hit suffer -5 Str for 1 turn. Effective against dragons
(Freikugel only)
Dust Enemies hit suffer -5 Def for 1 turn. Effective against dragons
(Crusher only)
Flickering Flower An attack that seals the enemy’s movement.

(Exclusive to Emperor)

Bow

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Curved Shot -3 1 30 0 A bow attack with high Hit and bonus 2-3 range.
Deadeye -5 6 0 0 Wide range
Heavy Draw Powerful attack
Encloser Prevents enemy from moving
Ward Arrow Prevents enemy from using magic
Point-Blank Volley Strikes quickly at close range. Attack deals damage twice at one range
Monster Blast Effective against monsters
Waning Shot Enemy suffers -5 Str for one turn
Break Shot -3 4 5 0 Enemy suffers -5 Def for one turn
Schism Shot Enemy suffers -5 Res for one turn
Hunter’s Volley Deals damage twice
(Sniper only)
Wind God Exceptional range
(Barbarossa only)
Fallen Star Avoid enemy attacks in the next combat. Effective against dragons
(Failnaught only)

Gauntlet

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Draining Blow Recovers HP equal to 50% of damage dealt
Mighty Blow Powerful attack
Bombard High Crit and deals damage twice
Rushing Blow After combat, unit moves one space ahead of enemy
Fading Blow -3 6 10 0 After combat, unit retreats one square (Avoid +30)
Mystic Blow Magic attack
Nimble Combo Attack deals damage twice and makes it easy to dodge counters
One-Two Punch Guarantees a follow up
Monster Crusher -4 Effective against monsters
Fierce Iron Fist Deals damage three times
(Grappler only)

Flying

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Triangle Attack -3 8 30 40 Can be activated only when three allied fliers, including this unit, are adjacent to an enemy.

Movement

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Swap Swaps position with adjacent ally
Shove Pushes an adjacent ally one space forward
Reposition Moves adjacent ally to the opposite nearby space
Draw Back Drags ally one space
Smite Pushes an adjacent ally two spaces

Classes that can wield various weapons

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Assassinate An attack that can kill enemies instantly.
(Exclusive to Assassin)
War Master’s Strike An attack with high Hit. Effective against all enemies.
Subdue An attack that leaves the enemy with 1 HP.
(Exclusive to Lord)
Paraselene After attacking, your unit moves back one space.
(Exclusive to Great Lord)

Budding Talent

Name Durability Cost Mt Hit Crit Description and Effect
Diamond Axe A powerful attack that drastically raises Mt.
(Learned by Claude)
Frozen Lance -4 3 5 Counts as a magic attack. Mt increases based on unit’s Dex.
(Learned by Hubert and Marianne)
Shatter Smash When unit’s attacks connects, foe suffers Def -5 for 1 turn.
(Learned by Ashe)
Soulblade Mt increases depending on unit’s Res. Counts as a magic attack.
(Learned by Lysithea)
Waning Shot When unit’s attacks connects, foe suffers Str -5 for 1 turn.
(Learned by Mercedes)

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    • Yes, both Marianne and Claude can learn these budding talents. Check our budding talent list to learn more about the other characters’ budding talents.