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Close Ward

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Close Ward

Is feh close ward.png
Icon of the Close Ward skill in Heroes.

Type(s)

Passive (Type A)

First game

Heroes

Close Ward (Japanese: 明鏡の反撃・近距離 Short-Range Mirror Counterattack) is a passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; Close Ward comes in only one tier. When a foe using a tome, staff, or breath initiates combat, Close Ward allows its user to counterattack regardless of range, negates effects that allow a foe to target the lower of the user's defensive stats, and boosts its user's attack and resistance.

Data

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Usable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
Is feh close ward.png A If foe uses red, blue, green, or colorless tome; staff; or breath and foe initiates combat, user can counterattack regardless of range, disables foe's skills that "calculate damage using lower of foe's defense or resistance", and grants +5 each to attack and resistance to user during combat. 300 -- Bows Daggers Red tomes Blue tomes Green tomes Colorless tomes Staves --

Availability

Heroes

Method Data
Unit (★★★★★) Plumeria: Temptation Anew

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates
combat, unit can counterattack regardless of
foe's range, disables foe's skills that "calculate
damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res,"
and grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
魔法、杖、竜の敵から攻撃された時、
距離に関係なく反撃する、かつ、敵の
「敵の守備か魔防の低い方でダメージ計算」を無効化
かつ戦闘中、攻撃、魔防+5

Etymology and other languages

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

Close Ward

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Japanese

明鏡の反撃・近距離

Short-Range Mirror Counterattack

Spanish
(Spain)

Pugna guardiana

Guardian fight

Spanish
(Latin America)

Pugna protectora

Protective fight

French

Gardien proche

Close guard

German

Nahbann

Near Ban

Italian

Scudo vicino

Near shield

Portuguese

Zelo de perto

Close zeal

Traditional Chinese

明鏡反擊・近距離

Close-range mirror counterattack

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 ChosenDragonhideDragonscaleDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose SalvoClose WardDistant CounterDistant DartDistant FerocityDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant ReversalDistant StanceDistant StormDistant WardOstian CounterOstia's HeartRealms United
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FinishAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FinishAtk/Res FormAtk/Res ScowlAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FinishAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd HexbladeAtk/Spd ScowlAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityAtk/Spd WildDef/Res BondDef/Res FinishDef/Res FormDef/Res ScowlDef/Res SoloDef/Res UnityDistant A/S SoloDistant D/R SoloLaws of SacaePower of NihilitySorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FinishSpd/Res FormSpd/Res HexbladeSpd/Res Solo
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def ClashAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PrimeAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd ClashAtk/Spd HexbladeAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PrimeAtk/Spd PushBeyond WitcheryB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldDualityEarth BoostEarthfire BoostEarthwind BoostFire BoostFireflood BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdKnightly DevotionLife and DeathObsessionPart of the PlanRare TalentR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSelf-ImproverSolid GroundSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/Def CatchSpd/Def ClashSpd/Def IdealSpd/ResSpd/Res CatchSpd/Res HexbladeSpd/Res IdealStill WaterSwift SliceThunder's FistTriangle AdeptVerdict of SacaeWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceFlared MirrorFlared SparrowFlash SparrowGift of MagicKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMastermindMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeNightmareRemote MirrorRemote SparrowRemote SturdyShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSturdy SurgeSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
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