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Guide's Hourglass

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Guide's Hourglass

Is feh guide's hourglass.png
The Guide's Hourglass as it appears in Heroes.


Weapon (blue tome)

First game


Guide's Hourglass (Japanese: 導きの教師の砂時計 Guiding teacher's hourglass) is a weapon skill in the blue tome category which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; it is a personal weapon of the Khadein variant of Byleth. Guide's Hourglass conditionally, allows its user to ignore difficult terrain, reduces the damage they take, boosts their stats and those of nearby allies, and prevents effects from increasing a foe's or decreasing the user's special skill cooldown charges.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Blue tomes 14 -- -- -- 2 -- 400 SP -- Reduces the user's special skill cooldown count by 1.
If the user is within two spaces of an ally at the start of their turn, for one turn, the user is not slowed by terrain they can traverse and, if (the user's speed > the foe's speed), reduces damage (except from Røkkr area-of-effect special skills) by [(the user's speed − the foe's speed) × 4; max 40)%.
If the user initiates combat or is within two spaces of an ally, grants +5 each to the user's attack, speed, defense, and resistance and neutralizes effects the increase the foe's or reduce the user's special skill cooldown charge during combat.
If the user is within two spaces of any allies, those allies receive +4 each to their attack, speed, defense, and resistance during combat.


Units Byleth: Fount of Learning

Flavor text

Game Text
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1).
At start of turn, if unit is within 2 spaces of an
ally, grants "unit cannot be slowed by terrain
(does not apply to impassable terrain)" and
【Dodge】to unit for 1 turn. If unit initiates
combat or is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants
Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 to unit and neutralizes
effects that grant "Special cooldown charge +X"
to foe or inflict "Special cooldown charge -X" on
unit during combat. If unit is within 2 spaces
of any allies, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 to
those allies during combat.

If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from
attacks during combat and from area-of-effect
Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect
Specials) by percentage = difference between
stats × 4 (max 40%).





Etymology and other languages

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

Guide's Hourglass




Guiding teacher's hourglass


Reloj de guía

Guide's clock


Sablier de guide

Guide's hourglass


Sanduhr der Lehre

Hourglass of Teaching; abbreviated as Sanduhr d. Lehre.


Clessidra guida

Guide hourglass


Ampulheta guia

Guide hourglass

Traditional Chinese


Guiding teacher's hourglass


See also

Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárfoxBlárlionBlárowlBlárrabbitBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreDrifting GraceFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveLove BouquetMagical LanternPact BloomsSealife TomeSilver GobletSpider PlushSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills Argent AuraAuraAureolaAzure BreidablikBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsBright-Shell EggDawnsweet BoxDeathDemonic TomeDire ThunderDivine WhimsyEagle's EggFather's TacticsFell FlambeauFimbulvetrFlower of JoyGuide's HourglassHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiLofty LeafletMissiletainnMjölnirNiðavellir LotsOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelProfessorial GuideSagittaeSpirit Forest WritTactical BoltThaniTome of FavorsTome of GradoTome of StormsTrue-Love RosesValaskjálfVeiled ValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWind GenesisWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst