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Defense/Resistance Ploy

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Defense/Resistance Ploy

Is feh def res ploy 3.png
Icon of the Def/Res Ploy 3 skill in Heroes.


Passive (Type C)

First game


Defense/Resistance Ploy (Japanese: 守備魔防の謀策 Defense/Magic defense scheme) is a passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; Defense/Resistance Ploy has only one tier: Def/Res Ploy 3. Def/Res Ploy 3 reduces the attack and resistance of any foe with more resistance than the user, and reduces the attack and resistance of a foe in combat if the user has more resistance.


Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Is feh def res ploy 3.png C At start of each phase, if any foes within 3 rows or columns centered on user have resistance < (user's resistance + 5), inflicts −7 each to defense and resistance, Ploy (neutralizes Bonus Doubler (Grants +⁠(current bonus on stat; calculated independently) each to attack, speed, defense, and resistance to unit for 1 turn), Treachery (Unit deals +⁠(total bonuses on unit) damage for 1 turn), and Grand Strategy (Grants +⁠(penalty on unit's stat × 2; calculated independently) each to attack, speed, defense, and resistance and extends penalties to last while effect is active to unit for 1 turn) effects on unit), and Exposure (Foe deals +10 damage) on those foes through their next actions. 300 Def Ploy 3 or Res Ploy 3 -- --



Method Data
Unit (★★★★★) Edelgard: Snowfall FuturePlumeria: Rapturous DreamSanaki: Dawnsworn Ninja

Flavor text

Game Text
At start of player phase or enemy phase, if
any foes within 3 rows or 3 columns centered
on unit have Res < unit's Res+5, inflicts
Def/Res-7,【Ploy】, and【Exposure】
on those foes through their next actions.

Neutralizes【Bonus Doubler】,【Treachery】,
and【Grand Strategy】effects active on unit
during combat through unit's next action.

Foe's attacks deal +10 damage.

【Bonus Doubler】
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during
combat = current bonus on each of unit's stats
for 1 turn. Calculates each stat bonus

Unit deals additional damage = total bonuses
on unit for 1 turn.

【Grand Strategy】
Grants bonus to Atk/Spd/Def/Res during
combat = current penalty on each of unit's
stats × 2 for 1 turn. (Example: if unit has -7
penalty to Atk, grants Atk+14, for a net bonus
of Atk+7.) Calculates each stat bonus

Unit's negative effects that last "through
unit's next action" will remain in effect until
this status (Grand Strategy) is neutralized.







Etymology and other languages

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

Defense/Resistance Ploy

Abbreviated as Def/Res Ploy.



Defense/Magic defense scheme


Ardid Defensa/Resistencia

Defense/Resistance ruse; abbreviated as Ardid Def/Res.


Ruse Défense/Résistance

Defense/Resistance ruse; abbreviated as Ruse Déf/Rés.



Defense/Resistance trick; abbreviated as Ver./Res.-Trick.


Complotto Difesa/Resistenza

Defense/Resistance plot; abbreviated as Complotto D/R.


Manobra Defesa/Resistência

Defense/Resistance maneuver; abbreviated as Manobra D/R.

Traditional Chinese


Defense/Magic defense scheme

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