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Heavy Blade

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Heavy Blade

Is 3ds02 heavy blade.png
Icon of the Heavy Blade skill in Fates.


This unsubtle fighting style grants Str+3 but Spd-1.

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates)
  • Passive (Type A) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Heavy Blade (Japanese: 剛剣 Tough Sword) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a bonus class skill associated with the Vanguard class; in Heroes, it is a four-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are Heavy Blade 1, Heavy Blade 2, Heavy Blade 3, and Heavy Blade 4 in order from lowest to highest). In Fates, Heavy Blade is a skill that grants a sizable boost to the user's strength at the slight cost of a point of speed; in Heroes, the skill increases its user's special cooldown charge if their attack is sufficiently higher than their foe's; the required difference decreases with the skill's tier up to the third tier, with the fourth tier adding a boost to its user's damage.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 heavy blade.png +3 strength, −1 speed -- -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 1)
Is feh heavy blade 1.png A If user's attack ≥ (foe's attack + 5), grants +1 special cooldown charge per user's attack. 60 -- Staves --
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 2)
Is feh heavy blade 2.png A If user's attack ≥ (foe's attack + 3), grants +1 special cooldown charge per user's attack. 120 Heavy Blade 1 Staves --
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 3)
Is feh heavy blade 3.png A If user's attack > foe's attack, grants +1 special cooldown charge per user's attack. 240 Heavy Blade 2 Staves --
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 4)
Is feh heavy blade 4.png A If user's attack > foe's attack, grants +1 special cooldown charge per user's attack and user deals +5 damage during combat. 300 Heavy Blade 3 Staves --

Availability

Fates

Units amiibo interaction: Ike
Classes Vanguard (Learned from level 1 or higher)
Items Heavy Blade

Heroes

Method Data
Heavy Blade 1 Heavy Blade 2 Heavy Blade 3 Heavy Blade 4
Unit (★★★) Jamke: Prince of Verdane
Unit (★★★★) Fuga: Force of Gales Fuga: Force of GalesJamke: Prince of Verdane
Unit (★★★★★) Ephraim: Dynastic DuoIke: Young MercenaryTibarn: Shipless Pirate Ephraim: Dynastic DuoIke: Young MercenaryTibarn: Shipless Pirate Ephraim: Dynastic DuoFuga: Force of GalesIke: Young MercenaryJamke: Prince of VerdaneTibarn: Shipless Pirate Ephraim: Dynastic DuoTibarn: Shipless Pirate
Tempest Trials A Gift of Peace: 40,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, 40 Sacred Coin 200 Scarlet Badge, 60 Great Scarlet Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Heavy Blade 1 seal 1,000 Scarlet Badge, 400 Great Scarlet Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Heavy Blade 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates
This unsubtle fighting style grants Str+3
but Spd-1.
力+3、速さ-1
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 1)
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk+5, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
攻撃が敵より5以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 2)
If unit’s Atk ≥ foe’s Atk+3, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
攻撃が敵より3以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 3)
If unit’s Atk > foe’s Atk, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
攻撃が敵より1以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 4)
If unit's Atk > foe's Atk, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 and deals +5 damage
to foe per unit's attack. (Only highest value
applied. Does not stack.)
攻撃が敵より1以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
かつ、ダメージ+5

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Heavy Blade

Due to the skills association with Ike, its name my be referring to his swordsmanship style, which contains a lot of strong, "heavy" attacks.

Japanese

剛剣

Tough Sword

Spanish

Sable pesado

Heavy Saber

French

Lame lourde

Heavy Blade

German

Schwere Klinge

Heavy Blade

Italian

Lame grevi

Heavy Blade

Portuguese

Espada maciça

Solid sword

Korean

강검

Sturdy sword

Traditional Chinese

剛劍

Firm sword

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire --
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp --
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance --
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat-boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker --
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
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 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 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 SacaeVerge of DeathWater 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/DefChill 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 FinishAtk/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
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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