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Armored Blow

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Armored Blow

Is 3ds armored blow.png
Icon of the Armored Blow skill in Fates.

Unit receives -10 physical damage when the unit initiates an attack.

Type(s)

Class (Fates)
Passive (Type A) (Heroes)

Game(s)

Fates
Heroes

Armored Blow (Japanese: 金剛の一撃 Diamond Strike) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Great Knight class; in Heroes, it is a three-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Armored Blow 1, Armored Blow 2, and Armored Blow 3 in order from lowest to highest). Armored Blow is a skill decreases the damage the user takes by a physical attack whenever the user initiates the battle; in Heroes, the size of the protection increases with the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds armored blow.png +10 defense when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --
Heroes
(Armored Blow 1)
Is feh armored blow 1.png +2 Defense when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Armored Blow 2)
Is feh armored blow 2.png +4 Defense when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Armored Blow 3)
Is feh armored blow 3.png +6 Defense when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Fates

Classes Great Knight (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Heroes

Units Tier 1 only: AthenaLucina (brave)
All three tiers: CatriaFrederick (summer) • GunterTiki (young) • TitaniaXander

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Armored Blow --
Japanese 金剛の一撃 Diamond Strike
Spanish Ataque blindado --
French Coup blindé --
German Defensiver Hieb --
Italian Colpo corazzato --

References

See also

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