Panic Ploy 3

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At start of turn, converts bonuses on foes in cardinal directions with HP < unit's HP into penalties through their next actions.

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All Units

  • Inheritable by all units.

Unlocks at 5 ★

Skillsets that use skill

Perceval's #1 Cheerleader (Heavily-Invested Support)

Smoke Dagger+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Smoke Dagger+ (+Res)
A C Duel Infantry 3
Alternate: Fort. Def/Res 3
Dance B Sudden Panic 3
Alternate: Windsweep 3
Alternate: Luna
C Panic Ploy 3
Alternate: Pulse Smoke 3
SP1470SHP +5
Alternate: Panic Ploy 3

Dorcas's Benchpress Partner (Physical Tank)

Supportive Parenting (Panic Support / Arena Scoring Optimal)

Valbar the Helpful (Wary Fighter / Arena Support)

Panic! at the Disco (Panic Supporter)

Geishun+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Geishun+ (+Res)
A R Duel Infantry 3
Alternate: HP +5
Dance B Sudden Panic 3
Alternate: Wings of Mercy 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Panic Ploy 3
Alternate: Infantry Pulse 3
SP1620SHP +5
Alternate: HP/Res 2

Chrompus (Mixed Phase / Enemy Phase)

Our Gifts Give Me Strength! (Wary Fighter, Budget friendly)

Shut up, Gray! (Player Phase Armorslayer)

This is the best sword cavalier in the game. (Offense)

Bridezilla (Melee Specialist)

The Bravest Bride (Brave Build)

Steady Flame (Defensive Tank)

One Winged Archer (Support)

Hammer Time (Budget Anti-Armor)

High Flying Slayer (Slaying Axe)

Panic Ploy


Although they share similar names, Panic Ploy is largely different from its stat-decreasing brethren. The effects of Panic Ploy are the opposite of Harsh Command: completely reversing the effects of buffs on enemies. Panic Ploy is one of the best answers to teams based around buffs. This includes flier, cavalry and armor teams. Teams that are based around buffing a Blade tome user are also countered by the effects of Panic Ploy. Do keep in mind that invisible buffs provided through Goad, Ward or Spur skills will not be reverted with Panic Ploy. It only affects buffs of the type granted by Hone and Fortify skills (characterized by the stat turning blue on the character’s overlay). Panic Ploy also carries a requirement, that you must have more HP than the unit you are attempting to debuff.


Panic Ploy’s HP requirement is the most important aspect to consider when choosing a user. Tanks in general are good choices, but armored units lack the mobility to capitalize on debuff opportunities. Cavalry and flier units with strong HP stats are excellent choices for Panic Ploy. HP is harder to buff than the other stats, but it can be done with a seal or skill such as HP+5. It’s also a great build choice for a unit with a HP boon that may otherwise be seen as undesirable. The HP requirement is the only major consideration, and it can be used on nearly any unit provided they have enough HP.


Although this skill has a huge range and is especially deadly on maps with tight areas and choke points, it is difficult to inflict on foes when the map is more open. The effect of the skill is applied at the beginning of the user’s turn, giving foes plenty of time to move away. Foes with ranged attacks can bypass the skill by attacking from diagonal angles.