What are Battalions?
A battalion’s stamina (Sta) is separate from their leading character which is reduced when the leader takes damage. When the battalion’s stamina reaches zero, the leading character will not be able to use gambits and lose all special effects they grant.
Similar to characters, battalions become stronger by leveling-up through battle. They also improve their stats this way. The strength of the battalion also rely on the unit’s charm.
You can obtain 3 battalions for free by accomplishing Jeralt’s quest, Bolstering Forces.
How to Deploy Battalions
You can hire battalions from the Battalion Guild NPC at Garreg Mach Monastery’s marketplace.
Note that Byleth must accomplish Jeritza’s quest, Bolstering Forces, and your characters must have the required level in authority to lead one. Significant levels in authority are required to hire strong battalions with very useful gambits. Having high authority also gives a variety of additional effects when using gambits.
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