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Alert Stance

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Alert Stance

Is ns01 alert stance.png
Icon of the Alert Stance ability in Three Houses.


If unit takes no action except Wait, grants Avo +15 for 1 turn.

Type(s)
  • Skill level (Three Houses)
  • Passive (type B) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Alert Stance (Japanese: 警戒姿勢 Vigilance Stance) is an ability which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is learned by increasing a unit's skill level in flying. It grants the unit a significant boost in avoid if they end their turn with no action. As the user's skill level increases, the ability is later replaced with a higher-level version of the ability called Alert Stance+.

In Fire Emblem Heroes, its name is translated as Guard Bearing. In this game, it is a three-tiered passive type B skill; the individual tiers of the skill are known as Guard Bearing 1, Guard Bearing 2, and Guard Bearing 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Guard Bearing skill can reduce the damage dealt by the first strike the user faces on the opposing phase.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Three Houses Is ns01 alert stance.png +15 Avoid to the user for one turn. Command
(Wait)
-- --
Three Houses
(Alert Stance+)
Is ns01 alert stance+.png +30 Avoid to the user for one turn. Command
(Wait)
-- --

In other Fire Emblem titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 1)
Is feh guard bearing 1.png Reduces the damage dealt by the first strike the bearer faces on the opposing phase by 30%. -- -- Cost: 60 SP
Only inheritable by Sword, Lance, and Axe fliers
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 2)
Is feh guard bearing 2.png Reduces the damage dealt by the first strike the bearer faces on the opposing phase by 40%. -- -- Cost: 120 SP
Only inheritable by Sword, Lance, and Axe fliers
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 3)
Is feh guard bearing 3.png Reduces the damage dealt by the first strike the bearer faces on the opposing phase by 50%. -- -- Cost: 240 SP
Only inheritable by Sword, Lance, and Axe fliers

Availability

Three Houses

Alert Stance

Skill level Flying: B

Alert Stance+

Skill level Flying: A+ (Replaces Alert Stance when obtained)

Heroes

Units Annand: Knight-DefenderHel: Death SovereignIngrid: Solstice Knight

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Three Houses
(Alert Stance)
If unit takes no action except Wait,
grants Avo +15 for 1 turn.
行動せずに「待機」すると、
回避+15(1ターン)
Three Houses
(Alert Stance+)
If unit takes no action except Wait,
grants Avo +30 for 1 turn.
行動せずに「待機」すると、
回避+30(1ターン)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 1)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 30%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを30%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 2)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 40%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを40%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)
Heroes
(Guard Bearing 3)
During unit's first combat in enemy phase,
if foe initiates combat, reduces damage from
foe's first attack by 50%.
敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを50%軽減
(各敵軍ターンの、このスキル所持者の最初の戦闘のみ)

Etymology and other languages

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

Alert Stance

Used in Three Houses

Japanese

警戒姿勢

Vigilance stance; identical to the name used in Heroes.

Spanish

Quiebro

Swerve

French

Attentif

Attentive

German

Alarmbereitschaft

Standby

Italian

In guardia

On guard

Korean

경계 태세

Alert stance

Simplified Chinese

警戒姿态

Alert stance

Traditional Chinese

警戒姿態

Alert stance; identical to the name used in Heroes.

Guard Bearing

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

Guard Bearing

Used in Heroes.

Japanese

警戒姿勢

Vigilance stance

Spanish

Guardia recia

Tough guard

French

Maintien garde

Maintain guard

German

Schutzhaltung

Protection Stance

Italian

Postura guardia

Guard posture

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Porte guarda

Guard posture

Traditional Chinese

警戒姿態

Alert stance; identical to the name used in Heroes.

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See also

Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk/Def SnagAtk FeintA/D Far TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd FeintS/R Far TraceSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSun-Twin WingVengeful FighterYune's Whispers
Follow-up strike skills AxebreakerBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceClose CallDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRepelS/R Far TraceWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceMurderous LionSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceWrath
Turn-related skills Blue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreFlow RefreshFrenzyHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptSacae's BlessingWrathful Staff