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

Inheritable Restrictions?

No Staff

Skillsets that use skill

「FREE BIRD」 (Debuff Tank / Budget Friendly)

Solar Blade (Blade Tome Offensive)

Alternate: Buoyboard+ (+Res)
A Mirror Impact
Alternate: Smite
B Chill Res 3
Alternate: Def/Res Link 3
Alternate: Glacies
C Odd Atk Wave 3
SP1875SBrazen Atk/Res 3
Alternate: Atk/Res Bond 3

Duma's Scion (Anti-Range Enemy Phase)

Warmth is Gone (Mixed Phase)

Chaotic Cute (Player Phase)

Flesh Ripper (All-Purpose)

Protective Brother (Enemy Phase Anti-Mage)

Frivolous Fox (Offensive Player Phase)

Mrs. Claus (Mixed Phase)

Ballad of the Valkyries (Magic Counter)

Grima's Blessing (Aversa's Night)

A Song of Ice and Fire (Offensive Dagger)

Hot N Cold (Niche Nuker)

Admiring from Afar (Anti-Mage)

Devious Diva (Support with Ploys)

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)

Tactical Espionage Action! (Budget Generalist Build)

The Dark Dragon Descends (Ranged Counter)

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

So Wrong Yet So Right (Generalist)

Ladies’ Ninja (Anti-Mage)

Kitty Paddle+
Alternate: Barb Shuriken+ (+Spd)
A Fury 3
Alternate: Distant Def 3
Draw Back B Cancel Affinity 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Atk Smoke 3
Alternate: Def Ploy 3
SP1715SDistant Def 3
Alternate: Def Ploy 3

A Dark Fall (Sweep Debuffer)

Supportive Saias

Offensive Saias

The Obvious (Bladetome)

Gifted Guardian (Defensive Enemy Phase)

Sacaen Guardian (Defensive Focus)

Vessel for the King (Raven)

Pinnacle of Perfection (Ranged Wall)

Bodacious Bishop (Magical Wall)

Halloween Hero (Defensive Generalist)

Creeping Mist (Defensive Utility)

Sneak Attack! (Offensive Nuke)

Hell’s Kitchen (Combat/Utility)

Spirit Maiden (Enemy Phase Generalist)

Naga's Scion (Player Phase Attacker)

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)

Mom’s Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce (Budget Build)

Prince of Scorn (Range Enemy Phase)

Tropical Shield (Anti-Mage)

Reese’s Pieces (Mixed Phase/Utility)

Sacred Vows (Enemy Phase Ranged Tank)

Aggressive Onii-sama (Player Phase)

Scarlet Paladin (Generalist)

Tactical Authority (Tactic Support)

Our Lady of Sweeping (Firesweep Lance)

Noble Slayer (Slaying Lance)

You Give Love a Bad Name (Ranged Tank)

Livin' on a Prayer (Close Counter)

Helpful Little Sister (Support)

Cymbeline (+Eff)
Alternate: Cymbeline (+Res)
A Atk/Res Bond (3 or 4)
Alternate: Mirror Stance 2
Alternate: Rally Atk/Spd+
B Chill Atk 3
Alternate: Atk/Spd Ruse 3
Alternate: Glacies
C Atk Ploy 3
Alternate: Drive Atk 2
SP1020SChill Def 3
Alternate: Chill Spd 3

Kneel Before Me, Mages! (Defensive Anti-Mage)

Absolute Zero (Defensive Nuke)

Icebrand (Defensive Bruiser)

Delicate Slayer (Anti-Armor)

Florina's Lance (+Eff) A Fury 3
Alternate: Steady Stance 3
Alternate: Draw Back
B Guard 3
Alternate: Quick Riposte 3
Alternate: Glacies
C Threaten Def 3
Alternate: Def Ploy 3
SP2025SQuick Riposte 3

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

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

Like Daughter, Like Father (Player Phase Offensive)

Attack, Attack! (Firesweep)

Firesweep Lance+ A Atk/Spd Solo 3
Alternate: Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Chill Def 3
Alternate: Hit and Run
Alternate: Luna
C Spd Ploy 3
Alternate: Goad Fliers
SP1955SDef Ploy 3
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3

A Stitch in Time Slays Rein (Distant Counter Tank)

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

His Resistance Is Maximum! (Pure Resistance Tank)

Shadow Dragon’s MVP (Aggressive Flier)

Wing Sword (+Eff)
Alternate: Wing Sword
A Fury 3
Alternate: Swift Sparrow 2
Reposition B Desperation 3
Alternate: Moonbow
C Fortify Fliers
Alternate: Spd Ploy 3
SP1425SDef Ploy 3

Mage Duelist (Distant Counter Tank)

Anti-Magic (Resistance Tank)

Shield of Ostia (Enemy Phase)

High Investment Singer (DC Build)

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).