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Close Defense

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Close Defense

Is feh close def 1.png
Icon of the Close Def 1 skill in Heroes.


If foe initiates combat and uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants Def/Res+2 during combat.

Type(s)

Passive (Type A)

Game(s)

Heroes

Close Defense (Japanese: 近距離防御 Close-Range Defense) is a four-tiered passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Close Def 1, Close Def 2, Close Def 3, and Close Def 4 in order from lowest to highest. Close Defense increases the user's Defense and Resistance when attacked by an opponent wielding a sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast skill; the size of the defensive boosts increase with the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Close Def 1)
Is feh close def 1.png Grants +2 each to Defense and Resistance to user during combat. Foe initiates combat and wields a sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast skill -- Cost: 60 SP
Heroes
(Close Def 2)
Is feh close def 2.png Grants +4 each to Defense and Resistance to user during combat. Foe initiates combat and wields a sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast skill -- Cost: 120 SP
Heroes
(Close Def 3)
Is feh close def 3.png Grants +6 each to Defense and Resistance to user during combat. Foe initiates combat and wields a sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast skill -- Cost: 240 SP
Heroes
(Close Def 4)
Is feh close def 4.png Grants +8 each to Defense and Resistance to user during combat and also neutralizes any bonuses on foe during combat. Foe initiates combat and wields a sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast skill -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Heroes

Close Def 1

Units Dieck: Wounded TigerEphraim: Sacred Twin LordGustav: Majestic LoveJoshua: Tempest KingSigurd: Holy KnightSumia: Maid of FlowersTiki: Summering ScionVelouria: Wolf Cub
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials November 2017: 40,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png

Close Def 2

Units Dieck: Wounded TigerEphraim: Sacred Twin LordGustav: Majestic LoveJoshua: Tempest KingSigurd: Holy KnightSumia: Maid of FlowersTiki: Summering Scion
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Scarlet Badge, 60 Great Scarlet Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Close Def 1 seal

Close Def 3

Units Dieck: Wounded TigerEphraim: Sacred Twin LordGustav: Majestic LoveJoshua: Tempest KingSigurd: Holy KnightSumia: Maid of FlowersTiki: Summering Scion
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 Scarlet Badge, 1,000 Great Scarlet Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Close Def 2 seal

Close Def 4

Units Dieck: Wounded TigerGustav: Majestic Love

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
(Close Def 1)
If foe initiates combat and uses sword, lance,
axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants
Def/Res+2 during combat.
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+2
Heroes
(Close Def 2)
If foe initiates combat and uses sword, lance,
axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants
Def/Res+4 during combat.
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+4
Heroes
(Close Def 3)
If foe initiates combat and uses sword, lance,
axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants
Def/Res+6 during combat.
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+6
Heroes
(Close Def 4)
If foe initiates combat and uses sword, lance,
axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants
Def/Res+8 and neutralizes foe's bonuses (from
skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+8、かつ敵の強化の+を
無効にする
(無効になるのは、鼓舞や応援等の+効果)

Etymology and other languages

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

Close Defense

Abbreviated as Close Def.

Japanese

近距離防御

Close-Range Defense

Spanish

Defesa contigua

Contiguous Defense; abbreviated as Def contigua in the European localization and as Def. contigua in the Latin American localization.

French

Défense proche

Close Defense; abbreviated as Déf proche.

German

Nahverteidigung

Near Defense; abbreviated as Nahver.

Italian

Difesa vicina

Near Defense

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Defesa de perto

Defense up close

Traditional Chinese

近距離防禦

Close-ranged defense

See also

Type A passive skills in Heroes
Aether Raids skills AR-D Atk/DefAR-D Atk/ResAR-D Atk/SpdAR-D Def/ResAR-D Spd/DefAR-D Spd/ResAR-O Atk/DefAR-O Atk/SpdAR-O Spd/Res
Bonus damage skills Ashera's ChosenDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDistant CounterDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant WardOstian Counter
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloLaws of SacaeSorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res Solo
Stat boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PushB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFire BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdLife and DeathR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/ResTriangle AdeptWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill DefChill ResChill SpdDef FeintDef PloyDef SmokePanic PloyRes FeintRes PloyRes SmokeSeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res SoloDistant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInfantry RushRes TacticSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad Ace ASquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad Ace AMSquad Ace ANSquad Ace AOSquad Ace APSquad Ace AQSquad Ace ARSquad Ace ASSquad Ace ATSquad Ace AUSquad Ace AVSquad Ace AWSquad Ace AXSquad Ace AYSquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PSquad Ace QSquad Ace RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace Z
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/SpdBlaze DanceBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StancePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceWarding BlowWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal