SP:
200
Slot:
B

Unit counterattacks first when attacked at HP ≤ 75%

Inheritable Restrictions?

All Units

  • Inheritable by all units.

Unlocks at 4 ★

Skillsets that use skill

「SKYLINE PIGEON」 (Aether Raids CC Vantage)

Rigelian Tempest (Vantage Offensive)

Before the sun comes up (Vantage)

Summer’s Bloom (Offensive Nuke)

Information Erasure (AR Defensive Nuke)

Last One Standing (Defensive Nuke)

Regal for Reglay (CC Vantage)

The Knife That Cuts The Tomato (CC Vantage)

Tricked Into Submission (Aether Raids Anti-flier)

3 Days Risen (Vantage Sweeper/AR focus)

Aether Queen (Aether Raids)

Lupine III (Distant Counter)

Roots of a Simple Samurai (Raijinto / Budget)

The Dark Knight Rises (Distant Counter)

Winds of Sacae (Defensive Generalist)

Recommended
Swift Mulagir A Laws of Sacae
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition B Vantage 3
Alternate: Desperation 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Luna
C Def Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP1635SAtk Ploy 3

Lord of the Tiny Hands (Enemy Phase)

Darkness Strike (Anti-Cavalry)

Recommended
Keen Gronnwolf+ (+Eff) A Fury 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3
Draw Back
Alternate: Rally Atk/Def
B Vantage 3
Alternate: G Tomebreaker 3
Moonbow
Alternate: Glimmer
C Savage Blow 3
SP1325SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Attack +3

The Bloodied Berserker

Saltwater in the Wound (Assassin)

Eleven Months (Generalist/Budget)

This Dress Cost What?!? (Budget)

Lionheart’s Roar (Enemy Phase)

Flame Blade (Offensive Blade Tome)

Offensive Powerhouse

Recommended
Siegmund (+Eff) A Death Blow 4
Alternate: Sturdy Blow 2
Reposition
Alternate: Rally Defense
B Vantage 3
Alternate: Wrath 3
Aether
Alternate: Glimmer
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Hone Spd 3
SP2085SHeavy Blade 3

Power Overwhelming (Defensive Nuke)

Honorbound Vassal (Defensive Nuke)

Vantage Build (Enemy Phase)

All-Rounder (Budget)

Recommended
Raijinto A Fury 3
Reposition B Vantage 3
Alternate: Swordbreaker 3
Glimmer
Alternate: Moonbow
C Spur Atk Spd 2
Alternate: Hone Spd 3
SP1485SAttack +3

Oh? You're Approaching Me? (Vantage)

Steadfast Strategist (Anti-Ranged)

Three Steps Ahead (Anti-Cavalry + Budget)

Vantage

Overview

One of the most notorious skills in the game, Vantage is an effective skill in nearly any sitiation. Vantage’s ability to force foes to take damage is unparalleled, and it makes the users of the skill very annoying to trade damage with. Vantage is useful on a wide range of units, cementing its place as one of the most common B slot skills. It is a powerful answer to many offensive skill effects, such as Life and Death, Desperation, Blow skills and Poison Strike. Vantage forces attackers to take heavy damage before they can apply their effects, making them think twice before initiating risky attacks. Vantage is also a safe way to finish off low-HP enemies without them trading heavy damage.

Synergy

Vantage synergises the most with Distant/Close Counter skills, enabling users of the combo to benefit from Vantage no matter who attacks them. This combination is very difficult to bypass when attacking. The amount of damage that Vantage causes is directly proportional to the user’s attack, making high attack units the best users of the skill. Hector is an extremely noteworthy user, as his weapon possesses Quick Riposte 2. This means he can trade heavy damage at any health level if he is given Vantage as a B slot skill. HP management skills such as Ardent Sacrifice and Reciprocal Aid are useful as they can allow a unit to activate the skill without direct danger.

Weaknesses

Vantage has three weaknesses: The first two are typical of HP-threshold skills. Vantage requires the unit to have taken damage before it activates, which means unless a HP management skill is used, the user must engage in combat without the effects of the skill. This means the skill is not active at the start of the round. Finally, great care must be taken when using Vantage. When luring a foe to attack you, you must be certain that your Vantage unit can secure the KO. In the hands of the AI, Vantage’s ability to shut down offense can be annoying. The Distant/Close Counter + Vantage combination is tricky, but there are a few ways around it. The first is to ensure the unit never activates the skill: investing in a quick KO is the best way to circumvent the skill. The next best thing is to have a unit with Vantage on your own team: This way, you can lure the foe to attack you, and instead hit them first.