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Weapon Triangle Advantage

The weapon-triangle is the rock–paper–scissors-like mechanic in which red weapons have an advantage against green, but a disadvantage against blue, and so on.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

A unit having the weapon-triangle advantage in a specific combat receives +20% to its attack value in the damage calculation. Being at a triangle advantage against an enemy means that the enemy is at a disadvantage, and will suffer -20% to its damage output, making the weapon triangle a significant factor in combat.

Weapon Color Strong Against Weak Against
 Red  Green  Blue
 Green  Blue  Red
 Blue  Red  Green

Skills[edit | edit source]

Affinity[edit | edit source]

Gem weapons such as Icon Class Red Sword.png Ruby Sword+, Icon Class Green Axe.png Emerald Axe+, and Icon Class Blue Lance.png Sapphire Lance+ enhance the effect of the weapon triangle advantage to grant the advantage +40%, and the disadvantage -40%. This is effectively a built-in Triangle Adept 3.png Triangle Adept 3, which enables units wielding such weapons to more effectively counter a specific unit color at the cost of becoming much weaker against another.

Triangle Adept enhances the effect of the weapon triangle advantage by an amount depending on the level of the skill, making the advantage either +30%, +35%, or +40% and the disadvantage either -30%, -35%, or -40%. Triangle Adept does not affect battles in which there is no triangle advantage, but it does affect non-standard triangle advantages, such as those granted by Raven tomes.

These skills grant affinity, and are thus affected by skills such as Cancel Affinity. Cancel Affinity disables any advantage modifiers (such as those from gem weapons/triangle adept passive or the Raven Tomes only if said tomes are used along with Triangle Adept.) on the unit with the skill equipped, but also supplies certain protection against weapon triangle advantage modifying skills equipped on the enemy unit.

New advantages[edit | edit source]

Raven tomes such as Icon Class Red Tome.png Rauðrraven+, Icon Class Green Tome.png Gronnraven+, and Icon Class Blue Tome.png Blárraven+ modify the weapon triangle for their wielder, so that they gain the additional weapon triangle advantage over colorless weapon users. This means that a wielder of, for example, Icon Class Blue Tome.png Blárraven+ has +20% against both red and colorless units, and -20% against green units.

These skills do not grant affinity to an existing weapon-triangle advantage, but rather a new advantage entirely, and are not affected by Cancel Affinity.

Skill interaction[edit | edit source]

Unit 1 Unit 2 Results
Combat proceeds with the weapon-triangle being ±40%, ±20% from normal and ±20% from the skill.
Affinity does not stack (only highest value is applied) and combat proceeds with the weapon-triangle being ±40%.
Affinity does not stack (only highest value is applied) and combat proceeds with the weapon-triangle being ±40%.
Triangle Adept's effects will be ignored, and the battle will continue on as if the skill did not exist. Regular weapon triangle advantages and disadvantages will still exist.
If the Cancel Affinity user is at a weapon triangle disadvantage against the Triangle Adept user (e.g. Blue CA vs. Green TA), Triangle Adept's affinity is disabled. Triangle Adept's effects will be ignored if the Cancel Affinity user is at a weapon triangle disadvantage, but not ignored if the Cancel Affinity user is at a weapon triangle advantage.
If the Cancel Affinity user is at a weapon triangle disadvantage against the Triangle Adept user (e.g. Blue CA vs. Green TA), Triangle Adept's Atk affinity is reversed and subtracted from the normal 20% gained from weapon triangle advantage. This results in:
  • Triangle Adept 1 (+10%). 20% - 10% = +10% additional attack
  • Triangle Adept 2 (+15%). 20% - 15% = +5% additional attack
  • Triangle Adept 3 (+20%). 20% - 20% = +0% additional attack
Cancel Affinity does not affect -raven Tomes when Triangle Adept is not equipped, as -raven Tomes do not enhance an existing triangle advantage but rather inserts a new triangle advantage.
Cancel Affinity does not affect the base 20% advantage granted by -raven Tomes, but, depending on the level of Cancel Affinity, a certain amount of the added advantage from Triangle Adept will be negated or reversed.
Example interactions with a blue lance unit attacking Mathilda Legendary Knight Face FC.pngPane 5.png
Versus Azura: Lady of Ballads (Green, Weapon disadvantage)
Azura with no Triangle Adept Azura with Triangle Adept 1.png Triangle Adept 1 Azura with Triangle Adept 2.png Triangle Adept 2 Azura with Triangle Adept 3.png Triangle Adept 3
Mathilda with no Cancel Affinity -20% -30% -35% -40%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1 -20% -20% -20% -20%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2 -20% -20% -20% -20%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 3.png Cancel Affinity 3 -20% -10% -5% 0%
Versus Roy: Young Lion (Red, Weapon advantage)
Roy with no Triangle Adept Roy with Triangle Adept 1.png Triangle Adept 1 Roy with Triangle Adept 2.png Triangle Adept 2 Roy with Triangle Adept 3.png Triangle Adept 3
Mathilda with no Cancel Affinity +20% +30% +35% +40%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1 +20% +20% +20% +20%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2 +20% +30% +35% +40%
Mathilda with Cancel Affinity 3.png Cancel Affinity 3 +20% +30% +35% +40%

Sources of "weapon-triangle"[edit | edit source]

List of Weapons

Unrefined weapons related to this keyword

Weapon Description
Blárraven+ Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Blárraven Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Bull Spear If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Draconic Poleax If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Emerald Axe+ If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Emerald Axe If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Eternal Tome Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes, and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Gronnraven+ Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Gronnraven Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Inscribed Tome Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes, and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Naglfar Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes, and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Panther Sword If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Pegasus Carrot+ Effective against armored foes. If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, neutralizes status effects and disables skills that prevent follow-up attacks during combat. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Pegasus Carrot Effective against armored foes. If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, neutralizes status effects and disables skills that prevent follow-up attacks during combat. After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
Rauðrraven+ Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Rauðrraven Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes,
and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Ruby Sword+ If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Ruby Sword If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Sapphire Lance+ If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Sapphire Lance If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Silverbrand If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.
Tactical Bolt Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes, and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Tactical Gale Grants weapon-triangle advantage against colorless foes, and inflicts weapon-triangle disadvantage on colorless foes during combat.
Trilemma+ After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts the following status on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions: "If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%."
Trilemma After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts the following status on foe through its next action: "If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%."
Whitewing Blade If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.

Weapons related to this keyword when refined

None, currently.

Weapons related to this keyword when refined with a certain skill

Icon Weapon Refined Description
Triangle Adept W.png Fólkvangr If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.

List of Assists

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List of Specials

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List of Passives

Icon Passive Description
Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1 Neutralizes all weapon-triangle advantage granted by unit's and foe's skills.
Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2 Neutralizes weapon-triangle advantage granted by unit's skills. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, neutralizes weapon-triangle advantage granted by foe's skills.
Cancel Affinity 3.png Cancel Affinity 3 Neutralizes weapon-triangle advantage granted by unit's skills. If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reverses weapon-triangle advantage granted by foe's skills.
Triangle Adept 1.png Triangle Adept 1 If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 10%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 10%.
Triangle Adept 2.png Triangle Adept 2 If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 15%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 15%.
Triangle Adept 3.png Triangle Adept 3 If unit has weapon-triangle advantage, boosts Atk by 20%.
If unit has weapon-triangle disadvantage, reduces Atk by 20%.

List of items

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List of structures

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In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
Japanese 3すくみ
German ???
Spanish (Europe) ???
Spanish (Latin America) ???
French ???
Italian Triangolo delle armi
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) ???
Portuguese ???