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Defense Ploy

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Def Ploy

Is feh def ploy 1.png
Icon of the Def Ploy 1 skill in Heroes.
Type(s)

Passive (Type C)

Game(s)

Defense Ploy is a three-tiered passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are known as Def Ploy 1, Def Ploy 2, and Def Ploy 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Defense Ploy skill allows their wielders to lower the Defense of foes in cardinal directions from the user whose Resistance is below the user's through their following actions; the size of the Defense drop is affected by the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Def Ploy 1)
Is feh def ploy 1.png At start of turn, reduces Defense by 3 of all foes in a cardinal direction of user whose Resistance is lower than user through foe's next action. -- -- Cost: 60 SP
Heroes
(Def Ploy 2)
Is feh def ploy 2.png At start of turn, reduces Defense by 4 of all foes in a cardinal direction of user whose Resistance is lower than user through foe's next action. -- -- Cost: 120 SP
Heroes
(Def Ploy 3)
Is feh def ploy 3.png At start of turn, reduces Defense by 5 of all foes in a cardinal direction of user whose Resistance is lower than user through foe's next action. -- -- Cost: 240 SP

Availability

Heroes

Def Ploy 1

Units Cecilia: Festive InstructorArivs: Emperor of FlameFlora: Cold as IceGaius: Thief Exposed
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials Mini January 2018: 10,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 regular Verdant Badges, 20 Great Verdant Badges, and 20 Sacred Coins.

Def Ploy 2

Units Cecilia: Festive InstructorArivs: Emperor of FlameFlora: Cold as IceGaius: Thief Exposed
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 regular Verdant Badges, 60 Great Verdant Badges, 50 Sacred Coins, and the Seal Atk 1 seal.

Def Ploy 3

Units Cecilia: Festive InstructorArivs: Emperor of FlameFlora: Cold as IceGaius: Thief Exposed
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 regular Verdant Badges, 1,000 Great Verdant Badges, 100 Sacred Coins, and the Seal Atk 2 seal

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Def Ploy 1
Def Ploy 2
Def Ploy 3

Gallery

See also

Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Armored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce BreathFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel FlyingGreen Duel InfantryHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingResistance +Sorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDesperationDisarm TrapDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKnock BackLancebreakerLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎ObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Resistance LinkSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeClose GuardDagger ValorDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant GuardDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Attack WaveEven Defense WaveEven Resistance WaveEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGlareGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedHuman VirtueInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticSavage BlowSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedUpheavalWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack SmokeBlaze DanceBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSparkling BoostSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad 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 TThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWater Boost