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Initiate Seal Defense

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Initiate Seal Defense

Is feh defense +1.png
Icon of the Initiate Seal Def 1 skill in Heroes.

Grants Def+1.


Sacred Seal (Type S)



Initiate Seal Defense (Japanese: 鍛錬の証・守備 Forging badge · defense) is a Sacred Seal skill, which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; it exists in three tiers: Initiate Seal Def 1, Initiate Seal Def 2, and Initiate Seal Def 3. Initiate Seal Def is functionally identical to the Defense + skill, simply increasing the unit's Defense while equipped; however, it is not counted by the game as a duplicate of the Defense + seal or the functionally identical Squad Ace B seal, and so a unit may possess all of these seals at the same time.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
(Initiate Seal Def 1)
Is feh defense +1.png Boosts user's maximum Defense by 1. -- -- --
(Initiate Seal Def 2)
Is feh defense +2.png Boosts user's maximum Defense by 2. -- -- --
(Initiate Seal Def 3)
Is feh defense +3.png Boosts user's maximum Defense by 3. -- -- --



Initiate Seal Def 1

Tutorial Quests Clear part 5 of chapter 8 of Book I between 7:00 AM UTC February 2, 2018 and 6:59 AM UTC February 2, 2019

Initate Seal Def 2

Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Verdant Badge, 60 Great Verdant Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Initiate Seal Def 1 seal

Initiate Seal Def 3

Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 Verdant Badge, 1,000 Great Verdant Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Initiate Seal Def 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(Initiate Seal Def 1)
Grants Def+1. 守備+1
(Initiate Seal Def 2)
Grants Def+2. 守備+2
(Initiate Seal Def 3)
Grants Def+3. 守備+3

Etymology and other languages

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

Initiate Seal Defense

Abbreviated as Initiate Seal Def.



Forging badge · defense


Aptitud Defensa

Defense aptitude; abbreviated as Aptitud Def.

(Latin America)

Sellar iniciado Defensa

Initiate seal Defense; abbreviated as S. iniciado Def.


Sceau initié Défense

Initiated seal Defense; abbreviated as Sceau initié Déf.



Defense Seal; abbreviated as Ver.-Siegel.


Sigillo base Difesa

Base seal Defense; abbreviated as Sigillo base Dif.


Selo inicial Defesa

Initial seal Defense; abbreviated as Selo inicial Def.

Traditional Chinese


Tempered proof · defense

See also

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 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