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Aegis

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Aegis

Is 3ds01 aegis.png
Icon of the Aegis skill in Awakening and Fates.

Halve bow/tome/dragonstone/breath/rock/shuriken damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat)

Type(s)
  • Class (Awakening, Fates, Three Houses)
  • Unknown (Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  • Special (Heroes)
Game(s)

Aegis (Japanese: 聖盾 Holy Shield) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is a direct counterpart to Pavise as it functions in Awakening and Fates, shielding the user from the full force of attacks from weapon types which are able to attack indirectly, including bows, magic, dragonstones and, in Fates, daggers, breath, and ballistae. Heroes gives Aegis an effect of halving damage dealt by ranged attacks, which continues into Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, but in Shadows of Valentia it a not direct counterpart to Pavise this time around; unlike most other non-passive skills in Shadows of Valentia, it is not currently known to be linked to anything.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 aegis.png Halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using bows, tomes, and dragonstones. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Fates Is 3ds01 aegis.png Halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using bows, tomes, daggers, dragonstones, breath, and ballistae. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia -- Halves damage dealt to user by a ranged attack. Command
(Cost: 3 HP)
-- Requires 20 SP to learn.
Three Houses Is ns01 aegis.png Halves damage dealt to user by bows, black magic, white magic, dark magic, and ranged gambits. (Dexterity)% -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Rarity req. Cooldown SP cost Notes
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%. 4★ 3 200 SP Cannot be inherited to ranged units.
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors -- May reduce damage dealt to user by bows, tomes, and dragonstones; chance increases with user's Luck. -- -- --

Availability

Awakening

Units Alm (SpotPass version)CamusCelica (DLC version)EliwoodGeoffreyMarth ("King Marth" SpotPass version)PercevalRaydrikRoy (both versions)SethSigurd
Classes Paladin (Learned at Level 15)

Fates

Classes Paladin (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unavailable Unused.

Three Houses

Class mastery Paladin
Items Aegis Shield*Thyrsus*

Heroes

Units Abel: The PantherFjorm: Princess of IceJagen: Veteran KnightSaber: Driven Mercenary

Warriors

Learned Xander (requires Xander's Shield ×3)
Borrowed Requires ×1 each of Xander's Essence and Xander's Plate Armor

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Aegis is present as a skill on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher, both of which feature members of the Paladin class: B01-064HN Red-Eyed Bull, Sully and B01-064HN Green-Eyed Panther, Stahl. It is a Class Change Skill which can only become active if its user has changed class from a base-class card instead of being deployed as these advanced-class cards. If this criteria is fulfilled, then the user cannot be attacked with bow, tome, or dragonstone attacks from enemy units situated in the enemy's Rearguard.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Aegis In Greek mythology, the aegis was an object carried by the gods Zeus and Hera which is commonly believed to be a shield or some other defensive item, and is a symbol of protection and defense. In modern English, "aegis" is used as a poetic term for protection or patronage.
Japanese 聖盾 Holy Shield
Spanish Égida Aegis
French Égide Aegis
German Aegis As above.
Italian Egida Aegis

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References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire ---
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp ---
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance ---
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of Friendship
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker ---
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and RunHunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashLungeMistdancerOverrunPavisePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitShoveSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderSwapTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackVendettaWard ArrowWindsweepWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnathemaAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +Dark SpikesDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullFlying Effect NullMonster Effect Null --
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationFiendish BlowPoison StrikeQuick RiposteVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallGeneralGiant WingsEnclosing WallHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerEscutcheonHoly VestmentsIce MirrorMiraclePaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueNoontimeRadiant AetherSol
Offensive skills AetherAstraBlack LunaBlue FlameBonfireChilling WindDraconic AuraDragon FangDragon GazeFire EmblemGlaciesGlimmerGlowing EmberIcebergIgnisLunaLunar FlashMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionRuptured SkySiriusTwin BladesVengeance
Staff specials Earthfire BalmEarthwater BalmFireflood BalmHeavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds BalmWindfire Balm
Miscellaneous skills GaleforceNjörun's ZealUmbra BlastUmbra CalamityUmbra Eruption
Crests in Warriors
Attack Crests Awaken CrestCombo CrestFang CrestFury CrestSerenity CrestSpecial CrestWar God Crest
Defense Crests Axe CrestBlade CrestBow CrestClaw CrestDragon CrestLance CrestMedicinal CrestPrayer CrestRelief CrestRemedy CrestTome Crest
Boost Crests Mastery CrestSanctuary CrestSkill CrestSurge CrestTalent Crest
Skills AegisAmaterasuArmored BlowAstraAwakeningCounterDef +10DracoshieldGaleforceHP +50Iote's ShieldLck +20LethalityLive to ServeLone WolfLunaMag +10ParagonPassPavisePaydayPotent PotionQuick WitRes +10Resonating PowerSkl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance
Combat arts
Sword combat arts Armor DisruptorAssassinateAstraAstral BladeBane of MonstersBeast FangCrosswise CutDeath BlowDestrezaDouble LionDuelist SwordEarth's BoonFinesse BladeFlambergeFoudroyant StrikeGrounderHaze SliceHeaven's FallHexbladePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseRuptured HeavenScendscaleShadow GambitSoulbladeSubdueSublime HeavenSunderSword DanceThunderclapTigerstanceWindsweepWrath Strike
Lance combat arts ArchballistaArmorcrushAtrocityBurning QuakeDragonhazeFrozen LanceGlowing EmberHeaven or HellHit and RunKnightkneelerLance JabLeonine PoiseLongearcheLungeMistdancerMonster PiercerOverrunParaseleneRuined SkyShatter SlashSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSwift StrikesTempest LanceVendettaVengeance
Axe combat arts Apocalyptic FlameArmored StrikeDiamond AxeDustExhaustive StrikeFlickering FlowerFocused StrikeHelm SplitterLightning AxeMonster BreakerRaging StormSmashSpikeWar Master's StrikeWild Abandon
Bow combat arts Break ShotCelestial BowCurved ShotDeadeyeEncloserFallen StarHeavy DrawHunter's VolleyMonster BlastPoint-Blank VolleySchism ShotTrance ShotWaning ShotWard ArrowWind God
Brawling combat arts BombardDraining BlowFading BlowFierce Iron FistMighty BlowMonster CrusherMystic BlowNimble ComboOne-Two PunchRushing Blow
Other combat arts amiiboCoral CoverDark SpikesDefensiveDraw BackEarth's KissHealing FocusPaviseRepositionShoveSmiteSwapTriangle AttackUpheaval
Unused combat arts AegisSpeculum