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Defense/Resistance Bond

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Defense/Resistance Bond

Is feh def res bond 1.png
Icon of the Def/Res Bond 1 skill in Heroes.

Type(s)

Passive (Type A)

First game

Heroes

Defense/Resistance Bond (Japanese: 守備魔防の絆 Defense/Resistance Bond) is a four-tiered passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Def/Res Bond 1, Def/Res Bond 2, Def/Res Bond 3, and Def/Res Bond 4 in order from lowest to highest. Def/Res Bond boosts its user's defense and resistance during combat if they are adjacent to an ally; the size of the boosts increase with the skill's tier, with the fourth tier additionally neutralizing penalties to the stats during combat.

Data

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 1)
Is feh def res bond 1.png A If user is adjacent to an ally, grants +3 each to user's defense and resistance during combat. 60 -- -- --
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 2)
Is feh def res bond 2.png A If user is adjacent to an ally, grants +4 each to user's defense and resistance during combat. 120 Def/Res Bond 1 -- --
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 3)
Is feh def res bond 3.png A If user is adjacent to an ally, grants +5 each to user's defense and resistance during combat. 240 Def/Res Bond 2 -- --
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 4)
Is feh def res bond 4.png A If user is adjacent to an ally, grants +7 each to user's defense and resistance and neutralizes user's penalties to defense and resistance during combat. 300 Def/Res Bond 3 -- --

Availability

Heroes

Method Data
Def/Res Bond 1 Def/Res Bond 2 Def/Res Bond 3 Def/Res Bond 4
Unit (★★★★) Jaffar: Angel of Night Jaffar: Angel of Night
Unit (★★★★★) August: Astute TacticianFae: Holiday DearForsyth: Loyal LieutenantMyrrh: Guardian Dragon August: Astute TacticianFae: Holiday DearForsyth: Loyal LieutenantMyrrh: Guardian Dragon August: Astute TacticianFae: Holiday DearForsyth: Loyal LieutenantJaffar: Angel of NightMyrrh: Guardian Dragon August: Astute Tactician
Tempest Trials Till Song's End: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Transparent Badge, 20 Great Transparent Badge, 40 Sacred Coin 200 Transparent Badge, 60 Great Transparent Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Def/Res Bond 1 seal 1,000 Transparent Badge, 400 Great Transparent Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Def/Res Bond 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 1)
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+3
during combat.
味方と隣接している時、
戦闘中、自身の守備、魔防+3
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 2)
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+4
during combat.
味方と隣接している時、
戦闘中、自身の守備、魔防+4
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 3)
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Def/Res+5
during combat.
味方と隣接している時、
戦闘中、自身の守備、魔防+5
Heroes
(Def/Res Bond 4)
If unit is adjacent to an ally, grants
Def/Res+7 to unit and neutralizes unit's
penalties to Def/Res during combat.
味方と隣接している時、
戦闘中、自身の守備、魔防+7
かつ、守備、魔防の弱化を無効

Etymology and other languages

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

Defense/Resistance Bond

Abbreviated as Def/Res Bond.

Japanese

守備魔防の絆

Defense/Resistance Bond

Spanish

Lazo Defensa/Resistencia

Defense/Resistance tether; abbreviated as Lazo Def/Res in the European localization and as Lazo Def./Res. in the Latin American localization.

French

Lien Défense/Résistance

Defense/Resistance link; abbreviated as Lien Déf/Rés.

German

Verteidigung/Resistenz-Band

Defense/Resistance Band; abbreviated as Ver./Res.-Band.

Italian

Vincolo Difesa/Resistenza

Defense/Resistance bond; abbreviated as Vincolo Dif/Res.

Portuguese

Laço Defesa/Resistência

Defense/Resistance tether; abbreviated as Laço Def./Res.

Traditional Chinese

防守魔防的羈絆

Defense/Magic defense bond

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 WardEmblems' MiracleOstian 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/Def UnitySpd/Res BondSpd/Res FinishSpd/Res FormSpd/Res HexbladeSpd/Res ScowlSpd/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 ExcelAtk/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 Bonus DoublerC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryCrystalline WaterDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdD Bonus DoublerDistant PressureDragoon ShieldDualityEarth BoostEarthfire BoostEarthwind BoostFell WyrmscaleFire BoostFireflood BoostFirestorm BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdKnightly DevotionLife and DeathObsessionObsidian TacticsPart 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 SacaeVerge of DeathWater BoostWind Boost
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