Warfare in Breaking Dawn revolves around war strategies rather than physical combat. The Volturi arrive in perfect formation to intimidate the Cullens. They use several strategies to draw the Cullens into starting a fight. Although Bella is physically the strongest vampire amongst the Cullens and their friends, it's her mental shield that causes the Volturi to withdraw. In the end, there is no war, and the Volturi and the Cullens can continue to coexist in peace.