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Have you noticed how many JRPGs love a sort of “Break” mechanic? Whether we’re talking about Final Fantasy, Granblue Fantasy, Xenoblade Chronicles, or countless others, developers just love instituting mechanics where you break the enemy’s stance for increased advantage. And now strategy flagship Fire Emblem is getting in on the action with a new Break mechanic for the upcoming Fire Emblem Engage.



Essentially, attacking an enemy with Weapon Triangle Advantage can leave them unable to counterattack on the next round of combat they have. It’s essentially a way of souping up the classic FE Weapon Triangle, though there are a couple details left unelaborated — is it guaranteed or merely a possibility? Can enemies do it to the player too or is it purely for the player’s benefit? Will these factors potentially change depending on difficulty? 

All these questions and more remain unanswered. But we’ll likely get more thorough details before Fire Emblem Engage releases on January 20th, 2023.

Looking to secure your copy of Fire Emblem Engage? Our pre-order guide lists off all the retailers you can order your copy from!


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.