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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.


Allies within 2 spaces gain: "If foe uses sword, lance, axe, dragonstone, or beast damage, grants Def/Res+2 during combat."

Type(s)

Passive (Type C)

Game(s)

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. Units with a Close Guard skill allows their wielders' nearby allies to get boosts to their Defense and Resistance during combat when fighting users of melee-attacking skills; the size of the allies' boosts increase with the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Close Guard 1)
Is feh close guard 1.png Allies within two spaces of user get +2 boosts each to Defense and Resistance when fighting enemies wielding a sword, lance, axe, or breath skill. -- -- Cost: 60 SP
Heroes
(Close Guard 2)
Is feh close guard 2.png Allies within two spaces of user get +3 boosts each to Defense and Resistance when fighting enemies wielding a sword, lance, axe, or breath skill. -- -- Cost: 120 SP
Heroes
(Close Guard 3)
Is feh close guard 3.png Allies within two spaces of user get +4 boosts each to Defense and Resistance when fighting enemies wielding a sword, lance, axe, or breath skill. -- -- Cost: 240 SP

Availability

Heroes

Close Guard 1

Units Balthus: King of GrapplingBernadetta: Eternal LonerDeath Knight: The ReaperEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuHinata: Samurai GroomNatasha: Sacred HealerVeronica: Brave Princess
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials+ February 2020: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png

Close Guard 2

Units Balthus: King of GrapplingBernadetta: Eternal LonerDeath Knight: The ReaperEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuHinata: Samurai GroomNatasha: Sacred HealerVeronica: Brave Princess
(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 Guard 1 seal

Close Guard 3

Units Balthus: King of GrapplingBernadetta: Eternal LonerDeath Knight: The ReaperEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyFelicia: Off the MenuHinata: Samurai GroomNatasha: Sacred HealerVeronica: Brave Princess
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 1,000 Scarlet Badge, 400 Great Scarlet Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Close Guard 2 seal

Flavor text

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
(Brazil)

Guarda rente

Close guard

Traditional Chinese

近距離警戒

Close-range caution

See also

Type C passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk PloyAtk SmokeAtk/Def ReinAtk/Res ReinAtk/Spd ReinChaos NamedDef PloyDef SmokeGlarePanic PloyRes PloyRes SmokeSpd PloySpd Smoke
Experience-related skills Axe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast Exp.Beast ValorB Tome Exp.B Tome ValorBow Exp.Bow ValorDagger Exp.Dagger ValorDragon 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 StrideA/D Near SaveA/R Far SaveD/R Near SaveEven TempestFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceOdd TempestSolitary Dream
Proximity skills Armor MarchArmored StrideAtk TacticAtk/Def GapAtk/Def MenaceA/D Near SaveAtk/Def OathAtk/Def ReinA/R Far SaveAtk/Res GapAtk/Res MenaceAtk/Res OathAtk/Res ReinAtk SmokeAtk/Spd GapAtk/Spd MenaceAtk/Spd OathAtk/Spd ReinBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res GapDef/Res MenaceD/R Near SaveDef/Res OathDef/Res ReinDef SmokeDistant GuardDivine FangDomain of FlameDomain of IceDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdEven RecoveryFatal SmokeFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResGlareGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersHone ArmorHone AtkHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpdHuman VirtueInevitable DeathInfantry FlashInf. HexbladeInfantry PulseInfantry RushJoint Dist. GuardJoint Drive AtkJoint Drive DefJoint Drive ResJoint Drive SpdJoint Hone AtkJoint Hone DefJoint Hone ResJoint Hone SpdOdd RecoveryOrder's RestraintOstia's PulsePanic SmokePulse SmokeRes SmokeRes TacticRouse Atk/DefRouse Atk/ResRouse Atk/SpdRouse Def/ResRouse Spd/DefRouse Spd/ResSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpd/Def GapSpd/Def OathSpd/Def ReinSpd/Res GapSpd/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 DefThreaten Def/ResThreaten ResThreaten SpdThreat. Spd/DefWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
Stat boosting skills Atk OpeningDef OpeningRes OpeningSpd OpeningVision of ArcadiaWings of Light
Turn-related skills A/D Near SaveA/R Far SaveBreath of LifeD/R Near SaveEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven RecoveryEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveEven TempestFatal SmokeOdd Atk WaveOdd Def WaveOdd RecoveryOdd Res WaveOdd Spd WaveOdd TempestSavage Blow
Miscellaneous skills Divine FangTime's PulseUpheaval
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 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