|Icon of the Aegis skill in Awakening and Fates.|
Halve bow/tome/dragonstone/breath/rock/shuriken damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat)
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.
In the main Fire Emblem series
In other Fire Emblem series titles
||Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from foes 2 spaces away by 50%.
||Cannot be inherited to ranged units.
||Paladin (Learned from Level 15 and up)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
||Not currently known to be assigned to any character or equipment
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.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||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.