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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.


Class (Fates)
Passive (Type A) (Heroes)



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 three-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Heavy Blade 1, Heavy Blade 2, and Heavy Blade 3 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 accelerates the cooldown for special skills if the user's Attack is higher than the target's, the necessary gap in Attack stats presumably decreases with the skill's tier.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 heavy blade.png +3 Strength, -1 Speed -- -- --
(Heavy Blade 1)
Is feh heavy blade 1.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle if user's Attack is 5 points higher than target's Attack. -- -- Cost: 60 SP
(Heavy Blade 2)
Is feh heavy blade 2.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle if user's Attack is 3 points higher than target's Attack. -- -- Cost: 120 SP
(Heavy Blade 3)
Is feh heavy blade 3.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle if user's Attack is 1 point higher than target's Attack. -- -- Cost: 240 SP



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


Heavy Blade 1

Units Ike: Young Mercenary
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials December 2017: 40,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 regular Scarlet Badges, 20 Great Scarlet Badges, and 40 Sacred Coins.

Heavy Blade 2

Units Ike: Young Mercenary
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 regular Scarlet Badges, 60 Great Scarlet Badges, 50 Sacred Coins, and the Heavy Blade 1 seal.

Heavy Blade 3

Units Ike: Young Mercenary
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 regular Scarlet Badges, 1,000 Great Scarlet Badges, 100 Sacred Coins, and the Heavy Blade 2 seal



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Heavy Blade --
Japanese 剛剣 Tough Sword
Spanish Sable pesado --
French Lame lourde --
German Schwere Klinge --
Italian Lame grevi --

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissance
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 +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Armored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondBracing BlowBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseDarting BlowDeath BlowDefense +Defiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseEarth BoostFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldLife and DeathMirror StanceMirror StrikeResistance +Speed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCancel AffinityChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDesperationDrag BackDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFlier FormationFollow-Up RingGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKnock BackLancebreakerLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLungeObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedShield PulseSolar BraceSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Armor MarchAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeDagger ValorDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedFortify ArmorFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGoad ArmorGoad CavalryGoad FliersGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedInfantry PulseLance ValorPanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance PloyResistance TacticSavage BlowSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWard ArmorWard CavalryWard DragonsWard Fliers
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack SmokeBrash AssaultBreath of LifeClose DefenseDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive DefenseEmbla's WardFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress ResistanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +Initiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Savage BlowSeal AttackSpeed +Spur AttackSpur DefenseSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GThreaten AttackThreaten Speed