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Ambush In The Arena Battle Strategy Guide (Cindered Shadows Chapter 2)

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Learn strategy, map, items, conditions, and bosses in this guide for Ambush In The Arena Battle in Cindered Shadows Chapter 2 in Fire Emblem Three Houses (FE3H)!

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Ambush In The Arena Map Info (Normal)

Map: Combat Start

Ambush In The Arena map
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Map: Enemy Reinforcements

Ambush In The Arena reinforcements map
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Clear Conditions

Victory ConditionsRout the enemy
Rout all enemies except the Death Knight
Defeat ConditionsAll of your units fall in battle

Ally & Enemy Info

Ally Info

AlliesAll 11 units will be deployed: Yuri, Constance, Balthus, Hapi, plus 7 from last battle.

Enemy Info

Enemy MobsSword ×5
Axe x2
Brawl x 2
Reason×2
【Reinforcements 1】
Sword x2
Axe x 4
Bow x4
【Reinforcements 2】
Sword x1
Axe x2
Brawl x3
Bow x 2
Reason x4

Ambush In The Arena Obtainable Items & Equipment

ItemAcquirement
BullionDefeat enemies with bag icons on them

Ambush In The Arena Strategy Guide

Multiple Enemy Reinforcements Waves

Multiple Enemy Reinforcements Waves

Multiple enemy reinforcement waves will arrive after you take out the previous one. Don't split your forces or they will be overrun.

Battle Phases

  • 1. Clear first mobs
  • 2. Enemy Reinforcements 1 from top-right.
  • 3. Clear Reinforcements 1.
  • 4. Enemy Reinforcements 2 from the left.
  • 5. Clear Reinforcements 2.
  • 6. Death knight Reinforcements from the left.
  • 7. Clear all enemies except Death Knight.

Congregate Your Forces At The Center

Congregate Your Forces At The Center
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If your units are cut off or isolated they will be decimated by the multiple waves of reinforcements. Gather all your forces at the center as quickly as possible so you can deal with the grouped enemies more effectively.

Use Stairs As Choke Points

Use the stairs in the center as choke points to block enemy forces from charging into your weaker units or flanks. Edelgard makes a good tank but remember to clear out the Reason units that can damage her with other units.

Make Use Of Healing Tile In Center

Make Use Of Healing Tile In Center
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A healing tile in the center will heal any unit standing on it. Rotate your wounded units on it to conserve heals.

Support Tanks With Hit & Run Cavalry Attacks

Use cavalry and flying units you have to reinforce & support your tanks to clear out enemies. Do hit and run attacks to jab away enemy health before retreating. Dimitri and Claude are good candidates.

Death Knight Reappears

Death Knight Reappears
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Death Knight will appear on the final wave. He will not move from his position, so do not engage him. Some enemies will try to attack him, getting decimated in return.

Chapter Battle Shortcut

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DLC Story Walkthrough

Cindered ShadowsCindered Shadows Story Walkthrough
Chapter 1Story Walkthrough:
The Fourth House
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
A Skirmish in Abyss
Chapter 2Story Walkthrough:
What Lies Beneath
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
Ambush In The Arena
Chapter 3Story Walkthrough:
The Rite of Rising
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
Search for the Chalice
Chapter 4Story Walkthrough:
Danger in the Dark
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
A Harrowing Escape
Chapter 5Story Walkthrough:
Betrayal
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
Besieged In The Chapel Ruins
Chapter 6Story Walkthrough:
Return to Me
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
The Rite of Rising
Chapter 7Story Walkthrough:
Wolf Pack
Map & Battle Strategy Guide:
A Beast in the Cathedral
After DLCGuide:
What To Do After Beating Cindered Shadow
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