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A Harrowing Escape Battle Strategy Guide (Cindered Shadows Chapter 4)

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Learn strategy, map, items, conditions, and bosses in this guide for A Harrowing Escape from Cindered Shadows Chapter 4 in Fire Emblem Three Houses (FE3H)!

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"A Skirmish in Abyss" Map Information (Normal)

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Clear Conditions

VictoryGet all of your units to the target destination.
DefeatAny of your units fall in battle, or 10 turns pass.

Battle Line-up Info

Allied Units

Player TeamFixed Members: Main Character, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, Hapi, Edelgard, Dmitri, Claude, Linhardt, Ashe, Hilda

Enemy Units

EnemySword ×6
Axe x4
Brawl ×4
Bow ×1
Reason x3
BossesNone

"A Harrowing Escape" Obtainable Items & Equipment

ItemHow To Acquire
N/A-

"A Harrowing Escape" Strategy And Tips

Get Everyone Past The First Checkpoint Quickly

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When you start the map, you will be pursued by enemies from behind. Ignore them and move forward! You only have 10 turns to do this, but if all of your units pass the first Checkpoint, your turns will reset to 10, giving you more time.

Send A Fast Unit To Pull Levers

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There are two levers on this map that will open gates which make your escape faster. Send a mounted unit to get these!

Use A Key To Open The Door

Door

After pulling the second lever and opening the 2nd gate, you will need to use a key to open the last remaining door. You should have picked up a key in the previous stages, so don't forget to give it to a mounted unit before the battle starts!

Ignore Golems and Some Reinforcements

Bandits

Since you're on a 10-turn timer here, only take out the reinforcements if you're feeling confident on time. Golems, of course, should be ignored 100% of the time. Bandits will spawn toward the bottom of the screen. They will give you items you can sell for gold, so if you're fine on money skip them and push on to the end.

Reinforcements Come From The Front As Well

Reinforcements

Reinforcements will flood in from all directions, including in front of you. Be careful of this and don't send a fast unit ahead entirely by itself, as it might get overwhelmed.

Get All Characters On The End Panels

Door

Once you've gotten all characters onto the panels at the end of the map, you will achieve victory.

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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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Anonymous 2

Ashe has locktouch which opens any locked door/chest without the need for a key

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I don’t have a key in my inventory nor do any of my units have one on them. How am I supposed to obtain a key otherwise?

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