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Close Guard

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Close Guard

Is feh close guard 1.png
Icon of the Close Guard 1 skill in Heroes.

Type(s)

Passive (Type C)

First game

Heroes

Close Guard (Japanese: 近距離警戒 Short-distance caution) is a three-tiered passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Close Guard 1, Close Guard 2, and Close Guard 3 in order from lowest to highest. Close Guard boosts the defense and resistance of nearby allies when fighting users of 1-range weapons; the size of the stat boosts increases with the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Close Guard 1)
Is feh close guard 1.png C Grants "If foe uses sword, lance, axe, breath, or beast weapon, grants +2 each to defense and resistance to unit during combat" to allies within 2 spaces. 60 -- -- --
Heroes
(Close Guard 2)
Is feh close guard 2.png C Grants "If foe uses bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff weapon, grants +3 each to defense and resistance to unit during combat" to allies within 2 spaces. 120 -- Close Guard 1 --
Heroes
(Close Guard 3)
Is feh close guard 3.png C Grants "If foe uses bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff weapon, grants +4 each to defense and resistance to unit during combat" to allies within 2 spaces. 240 -- Close Guard 2 --

Availability

Heroes

Method Data
Close Guard 1 Close Guard 2 Close Guard 3
Unit (★★★) Balthus: King of GrapplingDeath Knight: The ReaperNatasha: Sacred Healer Death Knight: The Reaper
Unit (★★★★) Hinata: Samurai Groom Balthus: King of GrapplingHinata: Samurai GroomNatasha: Sacred Healer Death Knight: The Reaper
Unit (★★★★★) Bernadetta: Eternal LonerEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuMycen: Zofia's ChampionVeronica: Brave Princess Bernadetta: Eternal LonerEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuMycen: Zofia's ChampionVeronica: Brave Princess Balthus: King of GrapplingBernadetta: Eternal LonerEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuHinata: Samurai GroomMycen: Zofia's ChampionNatasha: Sacred HealerVeronica: Brave Princess
Tempest Trials Romance Whirlwind: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, 40 Sacred Coin 200 Scarlet Badge, 60 Great Scarlet Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Close Guard 1 seal 1,000 Scarlet Badge, 400 Great Scarlet Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Close Guard 2 seal

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
(Close Guard 1)
Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword,
lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage,
grants Def/Res+2 during combat."
周囲2マス以内の味方は、
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵と戦闘時、守備、魔防+2
Heroes
(Close Guard 2)
Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword,
lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage,
grants Def/Res+3 during combat."
周囲2マス以内の味方は、
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵と戦闘時、守備、魔防+3
Heroes
(Close Guard 3)
Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword,
lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage,
grants Def/Res+4 during combat."
周囲2マス以内の味方は、
剣、槍、斧、竜、獣の敵と戦闘時、守備、魔防+4

Etymology and other languages

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

Close Guard

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Japanese

近距離警戒

Short-distance caution

Spanish

Guardia cercano

Near guard; abbreviated as Guardia cerc.

French

Garde proche

Close guard

German

Nahschutz

Near Guard

Italian

Guardia vicina

Near guard

Portuguese

Guarda rente

Close guard

Traditional Chinese

近距離警戒

Close-range caution

See also

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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
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