Lead your army into battle
Position your units
When the battle begins, set up your selected warriors on the grid-based map, keeping in mind the terrain and the enemy’s position.
Choose from multiple attack types and other actions during your turn.
Check the Combat Forecast
Before you finalize your attack command, you’ll see what the expected result will be. You’ll also see where enemy units may attack next.
Hire extra help
For the first time in the series, you can hire Battalions to assist your warriors. Battalions will also level up and get more powerful.
Use Gambits wisely
Each Battalion has a specific move called a Gambit that you can unleash during battle. Assign Battalions to specific units to offset their weaknesses or complement their strengths! If you have another unit nearby, they might give your Gambit power a boost.
- Do major damage with Combat Arts
Combat Arts are special attacks your units can learn—but they cost extra weapon durability. Weapons wear down as you use them, so don’t let them break during a fight!
- Turn back time using Divine Pulse
Make a wrong move and lose a character? Use Divine Pulse to rewind time to a certain point during the battle. This power has limited uses, so beware.
- Face off against Demonic Beasts
These foes are so powerful you may have to defeat them multiple times! Use Gambits and Combat Arts to break through their barriers and take them down for good.
Choose your mode: Casual or Classic?
Set your difficulty and mode to match your play style. Those looking for a more challenging experience will love Classic Mode, which means that if a unit is defeated on the battlefield, they’re gone for good.
Look for Spirits of the Fallen
If you battle while playing online*, you might see glowing spaces on the map where others have lost warriors. Check these spaces for helpful items or boosts.