Distant Counter


Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker.

Inheritable Restrictions?


  • Restricted to melee units.

Skillsets that use skill

The Sunstone's Brother (Omnitank)

Askran Bravery (Vantage + Distant Counter / AR Offense Bonus Attacker)

Le Party Phantom (Distant Counter Defensive)

A Forsyth to be Reckoned With (Mixed Phase Duelist)

The Green Baron (Special Fighter Tank)

The Priestess's Shield (Enemy Phase Mixed Tank)

From Archanea to Valentia (Vantage)

A Song of Ice and Fire (Spiral Nuker)

Endless Sunset (Sustainer Tank)

I wonder what does this red button do? (Aether Raids Vantage)

Out of the Ashes (Mixed Phase)

Paradise Lost (Defensive Tank)

Caught Ya Sleepin'! (Bold Fighter)

Une Saison en Enfer (Aether Raids Offense Omnitank / Support)

Relationship Status: Engaged with Eir! (Aether Raids Omnitank)

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

The Protector (Defensive Tank)

Do Fear The Reaper (General Tank)

Flowering Brilliance (Defensive Generalist)

Pierce the Sky (Offensive Generalist)

Genesis (Aether Raids)

Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom (Wrath Sweeper)

Hey, Teacher! Leave those kids alone! (Mixed Counter-unit)

Adrestian Bulwark (Enemy Phase)

Thrills, Kills, Chills! (All-Rounder)

Boss of this beach (Mixed Tank)

Flex-ible Tank (Defensive)

To Victory (Defensive Tank)

Daughter of Dragons (Distant Counter Enemy Phase)

Last One Standing (Defensive Nuke)

Mother of Dragons (Defensive Generalist)

Maiden of Twilight (Mixed-Phase Generalist)

Warmth is Gone (Mixed Phase)

Fields of Gold (Defensive Generalist)

Picnic Punisher (Mixed Phase)

Dapper Deliverance Chap (Enemy Phase)

The True Protagonist of Fire Emblem Heroes (Destroyer of Worlds)

Wrathful Sacaen (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Shaman in the Dark (Mixed Phase)

Torn Soul (Enemy Phase Focus)

Stormy Support (All-Rounder)

Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog (Defensive Generalist)

Aether Queen (Aether Raids)

Lupine III (Distant Counter)

Titan of Tellius (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Divine Knight of Daein (Enemy Phase Defense)

War Father’s Destruction (Mixed Phase)

Down With The Madness (Enemy Phase Tank)

Gatsūga! (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Ghost of Arena Present (Mixed Phase)

Undying Chicken Fluff (Sustain Enemy Phase)

Supreme Chad of Nifl (Defensive Bruiser)

Devoted Dreamer (Enemy Phase)

Draconic Rage A Distant Counter
Alternate: Atk/Spd Form 3
Reposition B Wrath 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Alternate: Blue Flame
C Res Smoke 3
Alternate: Atk Smoke 3
SP1695SFierce Stance 3
Alternate: Atk/Spd Bond 3

Blazing Blade Barrage! (Pseudo Special Fighter)

A Divine Awakening! (Mixed Phase Nuke)

Hocus Pocus

Spirit Breath A Distant Counter
Alternate: Death Blow 4
Alternate: Swap
B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Ignis
C Odd Atk Wave 3
Alternate: Armor March 3
SP2145SQuick Riposte 3

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

Anti Anti-Dragon. Or is that Anti-Dragon Dragon? (Anti-Meta Dragon Team)

Until It Sleeps (Enemy Phase)

Garm A Distant Counter
Alternate: Close Def 3
Alternate: Swap
B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Ignis
C Armor March 3
Alternate: Def Ploy 3
SP1905SClose Def 3

Divine Breath of Summer (Defensive Bruiser)

Summer Breeze (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Summer's Breath A Distant Counter
Alternate: Fury 3
Reposition B Guard 3
Alternate: Renewal 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Res Smoke 3
SP1635SQuick Riposte 3

Omnibreaker mk II (Vengeful Fighter / Budget)

Ostian Pride (Special Fighter)

Princess of Swords (Offensive Nuke)

The Dark Knight Rises (Distant Counter)

Lord of the Tiny Hands (Enemy Phase)

Odd Future (Defensive Nuke)

Lord of Light (Light Brand Enemy Phase)

Love and War (Mixed Phase)

Big Daddy Hector (Mixed Phase)

Dauntless Fighter (Defensive Tank)

Enraged General (Double Wrath Special)

Femme Fatale (Distant Counter)

I Can Fly! (Flier Emblem)

Thunder and Ice (Mixed Phase)

Underneath the Mistletoe (Defensive Tank)

Chrompus (Mixed Phase / Enemy Phase)

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

Versatile Adorer (Mixed Phase)

Let’s Party! (Defensive Tank)

Hit ‘Em Out of the Park! (DC Enemy Phase)

Slaying Edge+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Wo Dao+ (+Spd)
A Distant Counter
Alternate: Swap
B Wrath 3
Alternate: Vantage 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Threaten Atk 3
SP1695SQuick Riposte 3

Flying too close to the sun (Enemy Phase Focus)

Sinmara A Distant Counter
Alternate: Steady Stance 4
Alternate: Pivot
B Wary Fighter 3
Alternate: Aether
C Surtr's Menace
SP1415SDistant Def 3

Tyrannical Flame (Mixed Phase Duelist)

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

Tempest Blade (Offensive Nuke)

Queen of Blades (Mixed Phase Generalist)

Thunder's Requiem (Blue Magic Check)

Ocean Gray Waves (Blue Duelist)

Greil's Legacy (Defensive Bruiser)

General Amelia (All-rounder)

Prince of Scorn (Range Enemy Phase)

Aegis Zofia (Anti-Mage)

The Smile Protector (Generalist Tank)

Awakened Blade (Generalist Masked Marth)

Protective Onii-chan (Range Enemy Phase)

Crimson Commander (Anti-Mage)

Noble Slayer (Slaying Lance)

Nothin’ Personnel (Distant Counter)

Lionheart’s Roar (Enemy Phase)

Redemption Arc (General tank)

To Protect Her Kingdom (Tank Support)

The Liberating King (Mixed Phase)

Wall of Bern (Enemy Phase Tank)

Divine Vanguard (Defensive Nuke)

Hectorcopter (Mixed Phase)

Dauntless Fighter (Defensive Tank)

Berserk Armads
Alternate: Armads
A Distant Counter
Swap B Special Fighter 3
Alternate: Guard 3
Alternate: Ignis
C Ward Armor
SP1485SQuick Riposte 3

Enraged General (Double Wrath Special)

Omnibreaker (Defensive Tank)

Icebrand (Defensive Bruiser)

Ranged Tank (Distant Counter)

Blade at the Wind (Distant Counter)

Secret Dreamer (Defensive Generalist)

Dance of Blades (Enemy Phase Nuke - Optimal)

Anti-ranged OHKO

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

Peri's Long-Distance Stabby Delivery Service (Distant Counter Anti-Mage)

Wrathful Hero (Anti-Ranged)

Aether Raids? Beets Me. (Aether Raids Omnitank)

A Stitch in Time Slays Rein (Distant Counter Tank)

Great Wall of Ostia (Defensive Tank)

Knight of Ostia (Defensive Tank)

Lean, Mean, Orange Machine (Mixed Phase)

Hyper Beam (Defensive Tank)

Defender of the Halidom (Distant Counter)

Haute Take (Mixed Team Duelist)

Mercenary of the Heart (Mixed Phase)

Doga will choke this point. (Defensive Tank)

Mage Duelist (Distant Counter Tank)

WHOTOCRUSH (Defensive Nuke)

One Woman Army (Mixed Phase)

Dark Pulse (Offensive Support)

Nohrian Style Tortillas (Enemy Phase)

Anti-Magic (Resistance Tank)

Supportive Anti-Dragon

Rangebuster! (Anti-Ranged)

A Distant Ruler (All Rounder)

High Investment Singer (DC Build)

Skillsets that use skill

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Counter Skills


One of the most infamous skills, Distant/Close Counter allows melee units who are helpless vs. ranged (and vice versa) to potentially trade back heavy damage. As melee units typically have low resistance, Distant Counter can allow a unit to beat many of their previous counters, color permitting. It’s feared by low defense ranged attackers, particularly those with low speed. Ranged units with decent defense enjoy the use of this skill.


The Distant/Close Counter + Quick Riposte combo is famous for a reason: A guaranteed double attack on anyone who initiates combat onto the unit. This powerful combo can be used on nearly any unit with reasonable defenses, more commonly seen on melee units than ranged. Distant/Close Counter + Vantage is also strong, forcing attackers to take potentially heavy damage. This is a devastating combo for ranged units in particular. Dagger-users can use this skill to debuff foes for a retaliatory strike next turn: It also combos well with Seal skills which do the same thing.


These are two of the most difficult skills to deal with, as their very nature is to be problematic. The best way to handle Distant/Close Counter is Desperation, allowing your faster units to potentially KO a foe before they can retaliate. Skill combos are trickier to deal with: Quick Riposte + Distant/Close can be beaten by luring that unit into your team. Vantage + Distant/Close Counter is particularly troublesome: Powerful users of Desperation are your best bet here. If all else fails, debuffs such as Threaten Atk can help to mitigate the damage.