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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 known as 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 accelerates the cooldown for special skills if the user's Attack is higher than the target's, the necessary gap in Attack stats 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 Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 1)
Is feh heavy blade 1.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. User's attack is at least 5 points higher than target's. -- Cost: 60 SP
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 2)
Is feh heavy blade 2.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. User's attack is at least 3 points higher than target's. -- Cost: 120 SP
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 3)
Is feh heavy blade 3.png The user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. User's attack is higher than target's. -- Cost: 240 SP
Heroes
(Heavy Blade 4)
Is feh heavy blade 4.png Accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point and boosts damage output by +5 per attack. User's attack is higher than target's. -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Fates

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

Heroes

Heavy Blade 1

Units Ephraim: Dynastic DuoIke: Young MercenaryJamke: Prince of VerdaneTibarn: Shipless Pirate
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials December 2017: 40,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png.

Heavy Blade 2

Units Ephraim: Dynastic DuoIke: Young MercenaryJamke: Prince of VerdaneTibarn: Shipless Pirate
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Scarlet Badge, 60 Great Scarlet Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Heavy Blade 1 seal.

Heavy Blade 3

Units Ephraim: Dynastic DuoIke: Young MercenaryJamke: Prince of VerdaneTibarn: Shipless Pirate
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 Scarlet Badge, 100 Great Scarlet Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Heavy Blade 2 seal.

Heavy Blade 4

Units Ephraim: Dynastic DuoTibarn: Shipless Pirate

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates This unsubtle fighting style grants Str+3 but Spd-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
(Brazil)

Espada maciça

Solid 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 ChosenDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDistant CounterDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant WardOstian Counter
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloLaws of SacaeSorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res Solo
Stat boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PushB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFire BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdLife and DeathR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/ResTriangle AdeptWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill DefChill ResChill SpdDef FeintDef PloyDef SmokePanic PloyRes FeintRes PloyRes SmokeSeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res SoloDistant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInfantry RushRes TacticSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad Ace ASquad 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 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 Z
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/SpdBlaze DanceBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StancePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceWarding BlowWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal