Quick Riposte 3


Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 70%.

Inheritable Restrictions?

All Units

  • Inheritable by all units.

Unlocks at 4 ★

Skillsets that use skill

Your Hugest Fan!! (Base Kit / Budget Physical Tank)



Mininerva (Generalist)

Man in the Mirror (Defensive)

I Meant The Rabbit Ears, Actually. (Low-Investment Tank)

Dance in the Dread Isle Skies (Enemy Phase)

Conrad 2: The Clone Wars(Defensive)

I left Gungnir at home (Defensive)

Leonstar Afar (Distant Tank)

Earthly Gáe Bolg A Distant Counter
Alternate: Draw Back
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Alternate: Glimmer
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Def Smoke 3
SP1695SIote's Shield
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3

The Sunstone's Brother (Omnitank)

Dorcas's Benchpress Partner (Physical Tank)

Obsessive Protection (Distant Defense Stacking)

Protector of the People (Defensive)

Le Party Phantom (Distant Counter Defensive)

Ban-Ban the Guardian (Defensive Breath Tank)

The Lovers Upright (Anti-Ranged Tank)

Danses Gothiques (Mixed Melee Tank)

Close Quarters Combat (Defensive Tank)

She’s Just Flying There...Menacingly! (Defensive Tank)

Do Fear The Reaper (General Tank)

Pillar Man (Aether Raids Tank)

Beachside Bulwark (Mixed Enemy Phase)

Hybrid Heroine (Melee Specialist)

La Vie en Rose (Anti-Mage)

Wedding’s Holy Guard (Defensive)

Red Fruit of Nohr (Raven)

One Burger With EXTRA TOMATOES Please! (Ranged Tank)

I'll Just Nap Right Here… Zzz... (Defensive Tank)

Flying Fortress (Enemy Phase)

New Year, New Fire (Defensive Duelist)

Phoenicis Pride (Mixed Phase)

Honor of Menja (Mixed Tank)

Býleistr A Distant Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Alternate: Sol
C Infantry Pulse 3
Alternate: Atk Ploy 3
SP1575SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3

The Fierce Defender

Armor? I’d Rather Not

Thracian Pin Cushion (Defensive)

I Shall Dance! (Defensive Support)

Walhart Says, Eat Your Vegetables! (Defensive)

Dogwood (Enemy Phase)

Metal Monk (Enemy Phase)

Prepromote Blues (Budget Mixed Phase Build)

The Owl And The Snake (Magic Tank)

Rauðrowl+ (+Res) A Atk/Res Bond 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3
Reciprocal Aid
Alternate: Swap
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 2
Alternate: Glacies
C Atk Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP1380SDistant Def 3

A Weapon To Surpass… (Mixed Phase Blade Build)

So Wrong Yet So Right (Generalist)

The Dark Dragon Descends (Ranged Counter)

Making Dad Proud [ Despite Being Literally Satan ] (Ploy Boy)

Bloody Stream (Enemy Phase Bruiser)

I’ll Protect You, Mama! (Enemy Phase)

Shield of Dark Skies (Flier Team Anti-Ranged)

Jewel of the Grimleal (Speedy Offensive / Mixed Phase)

Can't Make An Omelette... (Budget Bait Build)

Burning Devotion (Offensive Player Phase)

Gifted Guardian (Defensive Enemy Phase)

Femme Fatale (Distant Counter)

Gold, Frankincense, and...

Cold Blooded Myrrh-der

Pinnacle of Perfection (Ranged Wall)

Bodacious Bishop (Magical Wall)

Radiant Bulwark (Enemy Phase Defense)

Hoshidan Hospitality (Defensive Bruiser)

Multilayer Firewall (Enemy Phase Bruiser)

Mixed Tank

Jehannan Tempest (Distant Counter)

Audhulma A Distant Counter
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 2
Alternate: Moonbow
C Def Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP2095SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Atk Ploy 3

Of Ice and Fire (Defensive)

Stout Beefcake (Enemy Phase Bruiser)

Blazing Resistor (Mixed Tank)

Spirit Maiden (Enemy Phase Generalist)

Ironclad Maiden (Enemy Phase)

Sole Savior of Renais (Defensive Tank)

No Ordinary Archer (Anti-Mage)

Nidhogg (+Eff) A Fury 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3
Draw Back B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Cancel Affinity 3
Alternate: Glacies
C Def Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP1445SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Speed +3

Tomato Surprise! (Generalist Magic Tank)

Tomato in the Mirror (Blade Build)

The Ironwilled Spandex (Defensive Tank)

Slaying Axe+ (+Def) A Steady Breath
Alternate: Steady Stance 3
Reposition B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Renewal 3
Alternate: Sol
C Infantry Pulse 3
Alternate: Panic Ploy 3
SP1935SClose Def 3
Alternate: Defense +3

Prince of Scorn (Range Enemy Phase)

Awakened Blade (Generalist Masked Marth)

Independent Waifu (Dueler)

Bridezilla (Melee Specialist)

Protective Onii-chan (Range Enemy Phase)

I'll take on anything! ...except Dragons (Enemy-Phase Generalist)

The Priory's Communal Strength (Bond Build)

Crimson Commander (Anti-Mage)

The Great Wall of Valentia (Enemy Phase)

Resilient Rabbit (Defensive)

This Vest Is Bulletproof! (Physical Tank)

The Frail and Sickly Monk (Enemy Phase Tank)

Pride of the Cross Knights (Defensive Bruiser)

Naga’s Prodigy (Anti-Dragon Enemy Phase)

Mortar Bombing (Frequent high damage specials)

Perfection Incarnate (Distant Counter Tank)

Runeaxe (+Eff) A Distant Counter
Alternate: Distant Foil
Alternate: Rally Up Atk+
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Luna
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Panic Smoke 3
SP1695SIote's Shield
Alternate: Def Feint 3

Unparalleled Glory (Melee Tank)

Steady Tank (Steady Breath)

Feather Plucker (Anti-Flier)

Bird Is The Word(Defensive)

I'll Try My Best! (Anti-Mage)

This Ain't My Style, Chief! (Defensive)

A Stitch in Time Slays Rein (Distant Counter Tank)

Flawless Victory (Defensive)

Leo’s Iceblade (Cavalry Blade tome)

Rauðrblade+ A Distant Def 3
Alternate: HP +5
Alternate: Draw Back
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Glimmer
C Fortify Cavalry
Alternate: Hone Cavalry
SP1875SDistant Def 3

Bird of the Dark Kingdom (Raven tome)

Sacred Inside-out Collar (Refined Brynhildr)

Great Wall of Ylisse (Defensive)

Defender of the Halidom (Distant Counter)

How Adorable! (Mixed Phase Cherche's Axe)

High Flying Slayer (Slaying Axe)

Hammer Time (Anti Armor)

Flier Support (Mixed Emblem)

The Deathless Dragoon (Noontime Sustain Build)

Minervykins' Revenge (Enemy Phase Bruiser)

Archanea’s Hard Carry (Defensive)

Polarized Tactics (Tactical Gale)

Tactical Gale (+Eff) A Triangle Adept 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3
Draw Back
Alternate: Reposition
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Alternate: Bonfire
C Drive Spd 2
Alternate: Drive Def 2
SP1845SDrive Atk 2

The Beginning (Melee Generalist)

The End (Melee Generalist)

Mage Duelist (Distant Counter Tank)

Anti-Magic (Resistance Tank)

Wall of Nohr (Mixed Tank)

Slaying Axe+ (+Def) A Fury 3
Alternate: Fury 2
Alternate: Swap
B Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 2
Alternate: Ignis
C Def Ploy 3
Alternate: Goad Fliers
SP1545SClose Def 3

Owl’s well that ends well (Tanky Owl Tome)

A Distant Ruler (All Rounder)

* HEAVY BREATHING * (Melee Specialist)

Quick Riposte


This skill has the potential to allow any unit to make follow up attacks. This allows slow, powerful units to attack twice despite their low speed. Quick Riposte is most often seen on tanky units: They possess the defenses needed to survive enemy initiations, have low speed stats, and often retaliate with high attack stats. However, this skill isn’t for everyone: Bow, Tome and Dagger users gain little value from this skill, as they prefer to initiate attacks from range. Units with Quick Riposte must play defensively, luring and KO’ing enemies.


Distant Counter is the most famous combo with Quick Riposte. This is the combo used by Hector, thanks to Armads having the effect of Quick Riposte 2. This skill combo allows a defender to hit any attacker twice, regardless of range or speed. Although this combo comes standard with Hector, it can be inherited to anyone, often being among the best build types for tanks or frontline fighters. Close Counter can also be used, but is less effective as most ranged attackers have weak defences.


Enemies with Quick Riposte can be circumvented by luring them into your team and KO’ing them when they initiate combat. This is fairly easy given the aggressive nature of the AI in the Arena. Inflicting damage through Savage Blow can bring enemies below their HP threshold. Brave Weapons, and Desperation, allow for two attacks to occur before the enemy counters, potentially allowing a strong unit to score a quick KO before they can retaliate.