If unit initiates combat against a foe that can counter and unit's HP ≤ 50%, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack.
Brash Assault 3
- Inheritable by all units.
Unlocks at 4 ★
Brash Assault can give a unit with low speed a chance to score double attacks. In this way, it is similar to Brave weapons, but is arguably less useful due to its many conditions required for activation. It has three requirements: The unit must initiate an attack, they must be under half HP and the unit they attack must be able to counterattack.
Most obviously, this skill should only be used on units with terrible speed, who are unlikely to score double attacks on their own. Brash Assault also requires units to have strong defenses, as once they are under the threshold they must suffer further attacks. Reciprocal Aid is a great support skill to pair with Brash Assault, allowing you to pass damage between your units, potentially onto your Brash Assault user. Lyn is a surprisingly good candidate for the skill, as her Sol Katti comes packaged with the effects of Desperation 2. This gives her the effects of a Brave weapon when under half HP, circumventing some of the skill’s normal weaknesses.
Brash Assault’s first weakness is the fact is requires the user to be under half HP. This makes it unreliable, as it can be tricky to control your HP during a battle. Your unit must’ve already entered combat and be significantly hurt before the skill activates. And then, the foes they attack must be able to counterattack: meaning that your low health unit is forced to take even more damage before they can benefit from the skill.