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Defiant Defense

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Defiant Defense

Is ns01 defiant def.png
Icon of the Defiant Def ability in Three Houses.


Grants Def +8 when HP is ≤ 25%.

Type(s)
  • Class (Mastery) (Three Houses, Warriors: Three Hopes)
  • Passive (Type A)
First game

Heroes

Defiant Def (Japanese: 守備の覚醒 Awakening defense) is a three-tiered passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Defiant Def 1, Defiant Def 2, and Defiant Def 3 in order from lowest to highest. Defiant Def boosts its user's defense when they start a turn with low HP; the size of the boost increases with the skill's tier.

The skill was later introduced to the main series in Three Houses, where it is an ability obtained by mastering the Great Knight class. It retains a similar effect and use to what it had in Heroes.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Three Houses Is ns01 defiant def.png +8 defense when active. If user's HP ≤ 25% -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Data

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Defiant Def 1)
Is feh defiant def 1.png A If user's HP ≤ 50% at start of turn, grants +3 defense to user for 1 turn. 40 -- -- --
Heroes
(Defiant Def 2)
Is feh defiant def 2.png A If user's HP ≤ 50% at start of turn, grants +5 defense to user for 1 turn. 80 Defiant Def 1 -- --
Heroes
(Defiant Def 3)
Is feh defiant def 3.png A If user's HP ≤ 50% at start of turn, grants +7 defense to user for 1 turn. 160 Defiant Def 2 -- --
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors: Three Hopes Is fewa2 defiant def.png +20 defense when active. If user's HP ≤ 25% -- --

Availability

Three Houses

Class mastery Great Knight (200 class Exp required)

Heroes

Method Data
Defiant Def 1 Defiant Def 2 Defiant Def 3
Unit (★★★) Beruka: Quiet AssassinChrom: Exalted PrinceHenry: Twisted Mind Beruka: Quiet AssassinChrom: Exalted Prince
Unit (★★★★) Henry: Twisted Mind Beruka: Quiet AssassinChrom: Exalted Prince
Unit (★★★★★) Hinoka: Warrior Princess Hinoka: Warrior Princess Henry: Twisted MindHinoka: Warrior Princess
Tempest Trials Mirage Vortex: 6,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Verdant Badge, 20 Great Verdant Badge, 20 Sacred Coin 200 Verdant Badge, 60 Great Verdant Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Defiant Def 1 seal 1,000 Verdant Badge, 400 Great Verdant Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Defiant Def 2 seal

Warriors: Three Hopes

Class mastery Great Knight: BylethCatherineDedueFlaynIgnatzLeonieMonicaSetethSylvain

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Three Houses
Grants Def +8 when HP is ≤ 25%.
HPが25%以下の時、守備+8
Heroes
(Defiant Def 1)
At start of turn, if unit's HP ≤ 50%, grants Def+3
for 1 turn.
ターン開始時、自分のHPが50%以下なら守備+3
Heroes
(Defiant Def 2)
At start of turn, if unit's HP ≤ 50%, grants Def+5
for 1 turn.
ターン開始時、自分のHPが50%以下なら守備+5
Heroes
(Defiant Def 3)
At start of turn, if unit's HP ≤ 50%, grants Def+7
for 1 turn.
ターン開始時、自分のHPが50%以下なら守備+7
Warriors: Three Hopes
When HP is at 25% or below: increases Def by 20.
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Etymology and other languages

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

Defiant Defense

Abbreviated to Defiant Def

Japanese

守備の覚醒

Awakening defense

Spanish

Bravata Defensa

Defense bravado; abbreviated to Bravata Def in Three Houses and the European localization of Heroes, and as Bravata Def. in the American localization of Heroes.

French

Éveil Défense

Defense awakening; abbreviated to Éveil Déf.

German

Renitente Verteidigung

Defiant Defense; abbreviated to Renitente Ver.

Italian

Difesa sprezzante

Scornful Defense; abbreviated as Dif sprezzante in Heroes.

Portuguese

Defesa bravata

Defense bravado; abbreviated as Def. bravata.

Korean

수비의 각성

Awakening defense

Simplified Chinese

防守觉醒

Awakening defense

Traditional Chinese

防守覺醒

Awakening defense

See also

Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderMastermind AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat-boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierCommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantParagonPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital Defense
Unused abilities Black Magic Uses x4Dark Magic Crit +10DisciplineDragon Effect NullEffect NullFistbreakerInfantry Effect NullLance Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Uses x4
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/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 Bonus DoublerC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryDefense +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 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
Miscellaneous skills Gray IllusionFlashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill DefChill Def/ResChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResDef FeintDef PloyGuardPanic PloyPegasus FlightRes FeintRes PloySeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Bold FighterBrash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileNull Follow-UpQuick RiposteSpecial Fighter
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsEven TempestFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceObstructOdd Tempest
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk TacticAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res OathAtk/Res ReinAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd OathAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloDist. Counter (D)Dist. Counter (M)Distant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdFortify BeastsFortify DragonsGoad BeastsHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInf. HexbladeInfantry RushRes TacticRouse Atk/DefRouse Def/ResRouse Spd/DefSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def ReinSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res OathSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/ResSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdSpur Spd/DefSpur Spd/ResThreaten AtkThreat. Atk/ResThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdThreat. Atk/DefThreat. Spd/ResWard BeastsWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad 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 TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace ZSquad 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 AWSquad Ace AXSquad Ace AYSquad Ace AZSquad Ace BASquad Ace BBSquad Ace BCSquad Ace BDSquad Ace BESquad Ace BFSquad Ace BGSquad Ace BHSquad Ace BISquad Ace BJSquad Ace BKSquad Ace BLSquad Ace BMSquad Ace BNSquad Ace BOSquad Ace BPSquad Ace BQSquad Ace BRSquad Ace BSSquad Ace BTSquad Ace BUSquad Ace BVSquad Ace BWSquad Ace BXSquad Ace BYSquad Ace BZSquad Ace CASquad Ace CBSquad Ace CC
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def ClashAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk OpeningAtk/Spd PushBlaze DanceBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def OpeningDef/ResDef/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/Def CatchSpd/Def IdealSpd/Def OathSpd/Def CatchSpd/Res IdealSpd/ResStill WaterTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDesperationDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StanceOdd Atk WaveOdd Def WaveOdd Res WaveOdd Spd WavePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Dragon's WrathFlashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealB Time TravelerBoots SealCharm SealC Time TravelerGold PerfectionG Time TravelerElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomR Time TravelerRøkkrVeil Seal
Abilities in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Action abilities Archer's PloyArcher's WisdomArmored Cavalry's PloyArmored Cavalry's WisdomArmored Infantry's PloyDark Mage's PloyDark Mage's WisdomDual Wielder's PloyEmperor's PloyKing's PloyKnight's PloyLeader's PloyMage's PloyMage's WisdomMage Knight's PloyMercenary's PloyMercenary's WisdomPegasus Knight's PloyPriest's PloyPriest's WisdomSavior of the MeekSeeker of GreatnessStormer of the LandThief's PloyThief's WisdomWarrior's PloyWyvern Rider's Ploy Azure LightningCareful StudyCold CalculationCourageous AriaCursed ExpulsionDark ConjurationDeceitDemolisherDivine PulseDreamer's PaintbrushDustcloudEasy BreezyGalvanic SurgeGoddess's BlessingGolden FistsGordian StrokeIcy PlungeIntense VelocityLightning BoundLuminous PrayerMartial ProwessMaximum AmbulationNether SighOne for the BooksPersonal SpacePersonality ShiftPrismatic ResonancePure BrawnQuietusRadiant LoveRebellious SpiritRondo of RosesShadowflashSnowslipSolar ProminenceThunderous RefrainTwofold RuinWicked ImpulseWind StanceWindstormWindswept
Support abilities -- Adept FlirtAdvocateAnimal FriendAshen DemonBlade BreakerCatnapDistinguished HouseEmergent MagicEmperor's PrestigeFighting SpiritFists of JusticeGoody BasketHeavensentHunter's BoonInfirmary MasterKing of GrapplingKing's MightKnight's WisdomLeader's AcumenLily's PoiseLive to ServeLockpickLone WolfMonstrous AppealMortal CoilMurderous IntentName DropOverachieverPerceptionPersecution ComplexRight-Hand ManRivalryShrewd OperatorSongstressStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctSwift AwakeningUnsought PowerWatchful Eye
Tactical abilities -- AmbitionBorn FighterCenter StageDeadly AimDelicate FlowerDevotionEager BladeForesightHealthy CuriosityHeart's DesireKing's LanceKnight's OathLife and LimbLogicianMakings of a MercMaster of ConcealmentMercenary CreedNature's WrathNoble DutyNoble PrideObliterationOfficer DutyOutland TechniquePerfect MemoryPolymathPower of NightRay of SunshineReignResolute PathReverenceSecond-in-CommandSworn LanceUnbending SpiritUnfeeling BladeValiant BloodlineVirtuoso
Awakening-related abilities Battalion VantageDarting BlowPegasus Knight's WisdomSwift AwakeningVantage Adept FlirtHunter's BoonName DropSongstressUnsought Power
Stun Gauge-related abilities Brawler's PloyBrawler's WisdomDeath BlowHeaviest HitterHeavy HitterPatienceWarrior's WisdomWyvern Rider's Wisdom Fists of JusticePerception
Warrior Gauge-related abilities Battalion VantageBlessed BreathKnight's WisdomVantage HeavensentMortal CoilRivalrySurvival InstinctUnsought Power
Weapon-related abilities Apex AxeApex BowApex GauntletApex LanceApex SwordApex TomeAxebreakerAxe BusterAxe ProwessBowbreakerBow BusterBowfaireBow ProwessBrawling ProwessCavalry BusterFaithGauntletbreakerGauntlet BusterLancebreakerLance BusterLance ProwessReasonSwordbreakerSword BusterSwordfaireSword ProwessTomebreakerTome Buster --
Bonus damage abilities Armored Infantry's WisdomNullify Armored EffectNullify Cavalry EffectNullify Flying EffectNullify Magic Monstrous Appeal
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalCharmLifetakerRenewalSeasoned Tactics Animal FriendCatnapLily's PoiseLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities Charm Infirmary MasterSongstress
Adjutant-related abilities One Heart One MindRally CharmRally DefenseRally DeluxeRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength AdvocateLily's Poise
Stat-boosting abilities Apex AxeApex BowApex GauntletApex LanceApex SwordApex TomeBoost CriticalCarpe DiemDefense +Defensive TacticsDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +Grievous BlowHP +LifeforceLucky SevenMagic +Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +SchemerSerene StanceSpecial DanceSpeed +Stalwart StanceStrength +TableturnerTransmuteTrustWild Abandon Ashen DemonDistinguished HouseEmergent MagicFighting SpiritKing of GrapplingLone WolfMurderous IntentOverachieverPersecution ComplexStaunch ShieldWatchful Eye
Miscellaneous abilities AegisAlert StanceAnchorAppraisalArmsthriftBackboneBattalion DesperationBattalion WrathBlack Magic MasteryBlack Magic+Bow MasteryCounterattackDark Magic MasteryDark Magic+Deadly ScytheDefiant CritDesperationDespoilFiendish BlowFireFlareHealImpairImpregnableKinshipKnucklebreakerLethalityLocktouchLunaMagic Attack Range+MastermindMiasma ΔMiraclePassPavisePoison StrikeProvokeQuick RiposteRange MasterShatterSmiteSolStealTerrain ResistanceWhite Magic MasteryWhite Magic+Wrath
Enemy-exclusive abilities Ancient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathCrestological WisdomImmune StatusSeal MagicSeal StrengthTenacityUnsealable Magic