Boosts damage dealt by 50% of unit's Def.

Inheritable Restrictions?

No Staff

Skillsets that use skill

A Healthy Helping of Manservice! (Physical Defensive)

Abundant Hope (Maximum Defense / Turnwheel Support)

A Fierce Fashion Statement(Offensive)

Where Rinkah's Wedding Money Went (High-Investment Physical Tank)

Guard Axe+ (+Def)
Alternate: Huge Fan+ (+Def)
A Distant Foil
Alternate: Sturdy Stance (2 or 3)
Alternate: Swap
B Wrath 3
Alternate: Lull Atk/Def 3
Alternate: Ignis
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Time's Pulse 3
SP1695SQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Heavy Blade 3




Gurgurant A Distant Counter
Alternate: Distant Foil
Reposition B Guard 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Sol
C Def Smoke 3
Alternate: Pulse Smoke 3
SP1635SQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3

Cherry Sodas (Open B-Slot)

Gaymr Girl (Mix Phase)

Onimusha Death Blow (Wrath Nuke)

Surtr's Illegitimate Child (Physical Tank)

Man in the Mirror (Defensive)

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

Killer Bunny Dad Bod (Single Hit Offensive)

"Give 'Em a Squeeze!" (Physically Defensive)

I AM... (Ferdinand Von Aegir)

300 MHz - 300 GHz (Mixed Phase)

Rabid Hyena (Offensive)

I left Gungnir at home (Defensive)

Shield of Thracia (Dedicated Melee)

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

Leading Fiana's Defense (Mixed Defense)

Heroic Statue (Physically Defensive Generalist)

The Sunstone's Brother (Omnitank)

Protector of the People (Defensive)

A Forsyth to be Reckoned With (Mixed Phase Duelist)

The Third in the Bloodline (Bold Fighter)

Ah Will Candeh Ye! (Bold Fighter)

Caught Ya Sleepin'! (Bold Fighter)

Camus? You Can’t Be Sirius. (Defensive)

We’ll Have Norne Of That (Defensive)

Danses Gothiques (Mixed Melee Tank)

Prelude 1 in C Minor (Low Investment)

Lacrimosa (Physical Tank)

Do Fear The Reaper (General Tank)

Under the Ethereal Moon (Offensive Nuke)

Thrills, Kills, Chills! (All-Rounder)

Owl's well that ends well (Physical Tank)

Descent of the Flames (Defensive Support)

Beachside Bulwark (Mixed Enemy Phase)

Flex-ible Tank (Defensive)

Hybrid Heroine (Melee Specialist)

Wedding’s Holy Guard (Defensive)

Maiden of Twilight (Mixed-Phase Generalist)

Rigelian Border Police (Anti-Melee Enemy Phase)

Picnic Punisher (Mixed Phase)

Dapper Deliverance Chap (Enemy Phase)

Red Fruit of Nohr (Raven)

One Burger With EXTRA TOMATOES Please! (Ranged Tank)

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

Reckoning Night (Defensive Support)

Vassal of the Future King (Generalist Support)

Brave Shine (Offensive Support)

Bane of Daein (Offensive)

Heart of Gallia (Assist Support)

Shaman in the Dark (Mixed Phase)

Torn Soul (Enemy Phase Focus)

Pure Defensive (Budget Tank)

Regulus Impact (Mixed-Phase Generalist)

War Father’s Destruction (Mixed Phase)

Savage Warrior (Player Phase/Pure Offense)

Phoenicis Pride (Mixed Phase)

Imhullu! (Support)

Bulky Barmaid (Defensive)

Divine Princess of Archanea (Mixed Phase)

Divine Scourge (Offensive Player 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

Hotter Than a Fantasy (Slaying Mixed Phase)

Feeling the Catastrophe (PRF Generalist)

Níu A Fury 3
Alternate: Death Blow 4
Alternate: Swap
B Atk/Def Link 3
Alternate: Chill Spd 3
Alternate: Aether
C Even Spd Wave 3
Alternate: Odd Atk Wave 3
SP1345SSpeed +3

She's Walking on Fire (Enemy Phase Tank)

We're Burning it Down (Budget Generalist)

Physically Defensive Dragon (Tank)

Flippy Up In The Front Hair

Armor? I’d Rather Not

Thracian Pin Cushion (Defensive)

Walhart, Saving You Money Every Day. (Offensive Solo)

Walhart Says, Eat Your Vegetables! (Defensive)

Dogwood (Enemy Phase)

Metal Monk (Enemy Phase)

Dashing Duelist (Jack of all Trades)

Slaying Axe+ A Swift Sparrow 2
Alternate: Fury 3
Alternate: Rally Spd/Def
B Desperation 3
Alternate: Luna
C Drive Atk 2
SP1875SDrive Atk 2

After You (Supportive Groom)

Hush (Brave Axe)

Enraged General (Double Wrath Special)

Dauntless Fighter (Defensive Tank)

Thunder and Ice (Mixed Phase)

Chrompus (Mixed Phase / Enemy Phase)

Season's Beatings (Brave Axe)

Nohrian Errand Boy (AR Def Frontliner)

Scion of Thunder (Defensive Tank)

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)

The Power of PURSUIT! (Mixed Phase)

Start The Justice! (Defensive Mage Check)

Quiet Breathing (Defensive Nuke)

The Bloodied Berserker

Ironclad Maiden (Enemy Phase)

Friend To All (Mixed Team)

Fado’s Branded (Tactics Support)

Abs of Nohr (Brave attacker)

On a Knight’s Honor (Defensive Support)

Rigelian General (Melee Enemy Phase)

Rose's Thorns (generalist)

Shut up, Gray! (Player Phase Armorslayer)

Sovereign of the Beach (Offensive)

Summer Bonfires (Defensive Tank)

Double Melon...Crusher (Offensive Nuke)

Brawl at the Beach (Melee Generalist)

Slaying Lance+ (+Spd)
Alternate: Harmonic Lance+ (+Spd)
A Fury 3
Reposition B Wrath 3
Alternate: Renewal 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Drive Spd 2
SP1320SClose Def 3
Alternate: Speed +3

Is This Guy Sirius? (Ranged Defensive)

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

The Great Wall of Valentia (Enemy Phase)

The Ginger Bombshell (Player Phase/Brave)

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)

Ostia's Guardian (Wary Fighter)

Wild Charge (Aggressive)

Millennial Ties (Player Phase Nuke)

The Dark Side (All-Purpose Generalist)

"Too Slow!" (Fury Effect Offensive)

The Stewing of Arthur Curry (Mid-Investment Brawler)

Momentous Shinobi (Defensive Tank)

Steadfast Stylist (Steady Breath Tank)

Slaying Lance+ (+Def)
Alternate: Slaying Lance+ (+Res)
A Steady Breath
Alternate: Swap
B Guard 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Aether
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Threaten Atk 3
SP1545SQuick Riposte 3
Alternate: Close Def 3

Sapphiric Missiletainn (Vengeful Fighter)

Crabshell Blossoms (Bold Fighter / Mixed Phase Focus)

Ostian Emperor (Bold Fighter / Player Phase Focus)

Don't IgNohr Me! (Defensive Tank)

Flawless Victory (Defensive)

Out of Retirement (Support/Defensive)

The Bravest Exalt (Brave Sword Offensive)

That Other Progenitor God (Double Wrath)

The Oldest Xbox Known to Talyssian Seas (Standard Offensive)

Doga will choke this point. (Defensive Tank)

Three Steps Ahead (Anti-Cavalry + Budget)

The Beginning (Melee Generalist)

The End (Melee Generalist)

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

Askran Obligé (AR Offense Bonus Supporter)

Def/Res Scaling Specials


There are several specials with damage based off defensive stats in Fire Emblem Heroes. Bonfire and Ignis activate off Defense, whereas Iceberg and Glacies activate off Resistance. Chilling Wind and Glowing Ember are the non-upgraded versions of these skills. Ignis and Glacies are the stronger of the two, trading slower charge times for higher damage. Bonfire and Iceberg are more often intended for use in a duel, thanks to their reasonable charge time. Provided the unit’s Defense or Resistance is high enough, they are a great general-use special. Ignis and Glacies are powerful nukes, designed to tear through enemies in a single hit with their huge 80% stat modifier. For example, a unit with 35 Defense will deal an additional 28 damage with Ignis.


The first and only real requirement to run these specials is a high Defense or Resistance. The higher the stat, the higher the damage. Preferably, the unit should also have a high Attack stat in order to deal more damage. These specials are often run as part of a “bomb” build run on tanks, intended to charge up a powerful special and use it to OHKO a fresh opponent. These builds are very potent in the right hands, and allow them to threaten nearly anyone on the battlefield. Slaying or Killer weapons are popular choices thanks to their special charge decrease. Common skills seen on these builds are Fury, Quick Riposte, Renewal, Vantage and Distant Counter. Less-desirable skills such as Atk/Def+2 and Fortress Defense can be used effectively in tandem with these specials. Skills such as Close Defense, Armored Blow and Distant Defense all work with these specials, giving them an even larger boost.


Users of these specials must be KO’d before they have a chance to unleash them. This is possible with fast-charging specials such as Moonbow, which conveniently ignores a percentage of a foe’s defense when attacking. Having a Luna user holding the Quickened Pulse seal is an effective method of countering these specials. Once an enemy has it charged, if they have Vantage and/or Distant Counter, it can be nearly impossible to avoid losing a unit. The Hardy Bearing seal can bypass Vantage, as can a Vantage user of your own (by luring them to attack you).