The Triangle Attack (トライアングルアタック) is a powerful move that can be performed by certain trios of characters should they surround an enemy from three sides before attacking. This special attack was introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light for the pegasus sisters. The participant who then attacks in that position will land an automatic critical hit. In most games, the Triangle Attack is carried out by three Pegasus Knights/Falcon Knights, however, there are a few exceptions.

Triangle attacks are generally considered impractical on normal enemies, both due to the relative difficulty of setting them up, and due to the fact they usually require you to raise three units of the same class, while variety is generally more desirable. Triangle attacks are suggested to be saved for difficult bosses.

In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Triangle Attack is the personal skill of the Whitewing sisters. It should be noted that if any of the Whitewings are reclassed into a class outside of the Pegasus Knight line using the Villager's Fork, the triangle attack will be impossible.

In Fire Emblem Warriors the Warrior Special for Caeda has her perform an attack together with two clones of herself, in reference to the Triangle Attack. However, if she maxes out her Support with Hinoka and Cordelia, she will perform an attack together with them instead. The change is only cosmetic.


The trios Battle cries
  • Palla, Catria, and Est
  • Palla, Catria, and Est

(The two trios are enemy units.)

  • Fetra, Eliu, let's go, right now! TRIANGLE ATTACK!! - Vampa
  • Juno, Thea, let's go! Triangle Attack! - Shanna
  • Juno, Shanna, get ready! Triangle Attack!! - Thea
  • Thea, Shanna, get ready. TRIANGLE ATTACK!! - Juno
  • Uh... let's go. TRIANGLE ATTACK!! - Gwendolyn
  • Show the enemy the power of us Armor Knights. TRIANGLE ATTACK!! - Barthe
  • Get ready! Charge! Triangle Attack!! - Bors
  • Um... Here goes... Tri... Triangle attack! - Florina
  • Farina! Florina! Remember our training? Triangle attack! - Fiora
  • Behold the dancing wings of Ilia! Triangle attack!!! - Farina
  • I know we can do this! Triangle attack! - Tana
  • Here I come, Princess Tana, Syrene! Triangle attack! - Vanessa
  • Behold, the secret strike of Frelia's pegasus knights! Triangle attack! - Syrene
  • The time is now! Triangle attack! - Rolf
  • Marcia, Tanith, Sigrun, and Elincia *
  • Boyd, Oscar and Rolf
  • Now!!! Triangle attack! - Rolf
  • Look, an opening! Triangle attack! - Boyd
  • Now's our chance! Ready... Triangle attack!!! - Oscar
  • Now! Now's our chance!!! Triangle attack! - Marcia
  • All together, now! Triangle attack! - Tanith
  • So, are we ready?! Triangle attack! - Sigrun
  • ...Let's go! Triangle attack! - Elincia
  • Palla, Catria, and Est
  • With me, sisters! Triangle Attack!!! - Palla
  • We have you now! Triangle Attack!!! - Catria
  • It's just you and me! ...And my sisters! Triangle Attack!!! - Est
  • Bord, Cord, you's ready? Triangle Attack!!! - Barst
  • Let's do this, bros! Triangle Attack!!! - Cord
  • You're no match for the three o' us! Triangle Attack!! - Bord
  • Palla, Catria, and Est
  • Make your peace! - Palla
  • Better you than me. - Catria
  • Nice knowing you! - Est

Even with the Reclassing system introduced since Shadow Dragon, the three sisters are still qualified to perform a Triangle Attack, no matter what class each of them is assigned, as long as they are all adjacent to their target.

It is also worth noting that since the Triangle Attack is not considered to be a critical hit, it can bypass the effect of the "Dazzle" card in WiFi battles.


Name Activation SP
Echoes Personal Skill iconTriangle Attack Command -
HP Mt Crt Hit Rng Avo
-10 +8 +40 +30 - -
Effects A flurry of attacks the sisters perform in tandem.
Notes Personal skill of Palla, Catria, and Est.


Triangle Attack Formation

The Whitewing Sisters surrounding a unit in Shadow Dragon.

The attack can be performed by any of the three participants, from any side, as long as all three of them are surrounding the target enemy. The formation of a Triangle Attack usually is as follows:

  • U = Allied Unit
  • E = Enemy

In the case of the three brothers, Boyd, Oscar and Rolf from Path of Radiance, bows are used instead of short-range weapons, therefore each of the participants needs to be one square away from the target.


Trivia Edit

  • Though it was never performed in Awakening, the Triangle Attack was mentioned in Cynthia's A-Support Conversation with Lucina, provided that Cynthia and Lucina aren't siblings.


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