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Attack/Defense Gap

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Attack/Defense Gap

Is feh atk def gap 1.png
Icon of the Atk/Def Gap 1 skill in Heroes.


Passive (Type C)

First game


Attack/Defense Gap (Japanese: 攻撃守備の大開放 Great Attack/Defense Opening) is a three-tiered passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are known as Atk/Def Gap 1, Atk/Def Gap 2 and Atk/Def Gap 3 in order from lowest to highest. Atk/Def Gap boosts the attack and defense of the ally with the highest total of the two; the size of the boost increases with the skill's tier.


Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
(Atk/Def Gap 1)
Is feh atk def gap 1.png C At start of turn, grants +1 each to attack and defense to ally with highest attack + defense (excluding user) for 1 turn. 60 -- -- --
(Atk/Def Gap 2)
Is feh atk def gap 2.png C At start of turn, grants +3 each to attack and defense to ally with highest attack + defense (excluding user) for 1 turn. 120 Atk/Def Gap 1 -- --
(Atk/Def Gap 3)
Is feh atk def gap 3.png C At start of turn, grants +5 each to attack and defense to ally with highest attack + defense (excluding user) for 1 turn. 240 Atk/Def Gap 2 -- --



Method Data
Atk/Def Gap 1 Atk/Def Gap 2 Atk/Def Gap 3
Unit (★★★) Etie: Fitness Fighter Etie: Fitness Fighter
Unit (★★★★) Mordecai: Gentle Firetender Mordecai: Gentle Firetender Etie: Fitness Fighter
Unit (★★★★★) Annette: OverachieverVeronica: Harmonic Pirates Annette: OverachieverVeronica: Harmonic Pirates Annette: OverachieverMordecai: Gentle FiretenderVeronica: Harmonic Pirates

Flavor text

Game Text
(Atk/Def Gap 1)
At start of turn, grants Atk/Def+1 to ally
with the highest Atk+Def total for 1 turn.
(Excludes unit.)
(Atk/Def Gap 2)
At start of turn, grants Atk/Def+3 to ally
with the highest Atk+Def total for 1 turn.
(Excludes unit.)
(Atk/Def Gap 3)
At start of turn, grants Atk/Def+5 to ally
with the highest Atk+Def total for 1 turn.
(Excludes unit.)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Attack/Defense Gap

Abbreviated as Atk/Def Gap.



Great Attack/Defense Opening


Lapso Ataque/Defensa

Attack/Defense lapse; abbreviated as Lapso Ata/Def in the European localization and as Lapso Atq./Def. in the American localization.


Brèche Attaque/Défense

Attack/Defense gap; abbreviated as Brèche Atq/Déf.



Attack/Defense Gap; abbreviated as Ang./Ver.-Lücke.


Occhiatura Attacco/Difesa

Attack/Defense hole; abbreviated as Occ. Att/Dif.


Lapso Ataque/Defesa

Attack/Defense lapse; abbreviated as Lapso Atq./Def.

Traditional Chinese


Attack/Defense great opening

See also

Type C passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk PloyAtk/Spd PloyAtk SmokeAtk/Def ReinAtk/Res PloyAtk/Res ReinAtk/Spd ReinA/S Rein SnapChaos NamedDef PloyDef SmokeDef/Res PloyDef/Res ReinGlarePanic PloyRes PloyRes SmokeSpd PloySpd SmokeSpd/Def ReinS/D Rein SnapSpd/Res Rein
Experience-related skills Axe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast Exp.Beast ValorB Tome Exp.B Tome ValorBow Exp.Bow ValorDagger Exp.Dagger ValorDragon Exp.Dragon ValorG Tome Exp.G Tome ValorLance Exp.Lance ValorR Tome Exp.R Tome ValorStaff Exp.Staff ValorSword Exp.Sword Valor
Healing skills Breath of LifeEven RecoveryOdd RecoverySparkling Boost
Mobility skills Air OrdersArmor MarchArmored StrideAssault TroopA/D Near SaveA/R Far SaveA/R Near SaveA/S Far SaveA/S Near SaveCanto ControlD/R Far SaveD/R Near SaveEven TempestFanged TiesFetters of DromiFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceOdd TempestOpening RetainerSoaring GuidanceSolitary Dream
Proximity skills Alarm Atk/DefAlarm Atk/SpdAlarm Def/ResAlarm Spd/DefArmor MarchArmored StrideAtk TacticA/D Far SaveAtk/Def GapAtk/Def HoldAtk/Def MenaceA/D Near SaveAtk/Def OathAtk/Def ReinA/R Far SaveAtk/Res GapAtk/Res HoldAtk/Res MenaceA/R Near SaveAtk/Res OathAtk/Res ReinAtk SmokeA/S Far SaveAtk/Spd GapAtk/Spd HoldAtk/Spd MenaceA/S Near SaveAtk/Spd OathAtk/Spd PledgeAtk/Spd ReinA/S Rein SnapBern's New WayBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardCross Spur AtkCross Spur SpdCross Spur ResDarkling DragonDarkling GuardianDeadly MiasmaDef TacticDef/Res GapDef/Res HoldDef/Res MenaceD/R Near SaveDef/Res OathDef/Res ReinDef SmokeDistant GuardDivine FangDomain of FlameDomain of IceDragon MonarchDream DelivererDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdEven RecoveryEverliving DomainFaith in HumanityFatal SmokeFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResGlareGlittering AnimaGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGoddess BearerHeart of CrimeaHeir to LightHoly GroundHone ArmorHone AtkHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpdHuman VirtueIncite Atk/ResIncite Atk/SpdInevitable DeathInfantry BreathInfantry FlashInf. HexbladeInf. Null FollowInfantry PulseInfantry RushInf. Spd TacticJoint Close GuardJoint Dist. GuardJoint Drive AtkJoint Drive DefJoint Drive ResJoint Drive SpdJoint Hone AtkJoint Hone DefJoint Hone ResJoint Hone SpdOdd RecoveryOpened DomainOrder's RestraintOstia's PulsePanic SmokePulse SmokeRallying CryRes SmokeRes TacticRouse Atk/DefRouse Atk/ResRouse Atk/SpdRouse Def/ResRouse Spd/DefRouse Spd/ResSavage BlowSeveranceSolitary DreamSpd/Def GapSpd/Def HoldSpd/Def MenaceSpd/Def OathSpd/Def ReinS/D Rein SnapSpd/Res GapSpd/Res HoldSpd/Res MenaceSpd/Res OathSpd/Res ReinSpd SmokeSpd TacticSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/ResSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdSpur Spd/DefSpur Spd/ResStall PloySurtr's MenaceSurtr's PortentThreaten AtkThreat. Atk/DefThreat. Atk/ResThreat. Atk/SpdThreaten DefThreat. Def/ResThreaten ResThreaten SpdThreat. Spd/DefThreat. Spd/ResWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
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