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Resistance Ploy

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Resistance Ploy

Is feh res ploy 1.png
Icon of the Res Ploy 1 skill in Heroes.

Type(s)

Passive (Type C)

First game

Heroes

Resistance Ploy (Japanese: 魔防の謀策 Resistance Scheme) is a three-tiered passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Res Ploy 1, Res Ploy 2, and Res Ploy 3 in order from lowest to highest. Res Ploy reduces the resistance of foes in cardinal directions of the user with less resistance; the size of the resistance drop increases with the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Res Ploy 1)
Is feh res ploy 1.png C At start of turn, inflicts −3 resistance on foes in cardinal directions of user with resistance < user's resistance through their next actions. 60 -- -- --
Heroes
(Res Ploy 2)
Is feh res ploy 2.png C At start of turn, inflicts −4 resistance on foes in cardinal directions of user with resistance < user's resistance through their next actions. 120 Res Ploy 1 -- --
Heroes
(Res Ploy 3)
Is feh res ploy 3.png C At start of turn, inflicts −5 resistance on foes in cardinal directions of user with resistance < user's resistance through their next actions. 240 Res Ploy 2 -- --

Availability

Heroes

Method Data
Res Ploy 1 Res Ploy 2 Res Ploy 3
Unit (★★★) Arete: Requiem's BeautyForrest: Fashion ForwardHestia: Duma's WitchIlyana: Hungering Mage Hestia: Duma's Witch
Unit (★★★★) Arete: Requiem's BeautyForrest: Fashion ForwardIlyana: Hungering Mage Hestia: Duma's Witch
Unit (★★★★★) Gunnthrá: Voice of DreamsLute: ProdigyMicaiah: Summer's DawnPlumeria: Rapturous DreamSonya: Beautiful MageSonya: Vengeful Mage Gunnthrá: Voice of DreamsLute: ProdigyMicaiah: Summer's DawnPlumeria: Rapturous DreamSonya: Beautiful MageSonya: Vengeful Mage Arete: Requiem's BeautyForrest: Fashion ForwardGunnthrá: Voice of DreamsIlyana: Hungering MageLute: ProdigyMicaiah: Summer's DawnPlumeria: Rapturous DreamSonya: Beautiful MageSonya: Vengeful Mage
Tempest Trials Invisible Ties: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Transparent Badge, 20 Great Transparent Badge, 20 Sacred Coin 200 Transparent Badge, 60 Great Transparent Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Res Ploy 1 seal 1,000 Transparent Badge, 400 Great Transparent Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Res Ploy 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
(Res Ploy 1)
At start of turn, inflicts Res-3 on foes in cardinal
directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next
actions.
ターン開始時、十字方向にいる、自身より魔防が1以上低い
敵は、魔防-3(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Res Ploy 2)
At start of turn, inflicts Res-4 on foes in cardinal
directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next
actions.
ターン開始時、十字方向にいる、自身より魔防が1以上低い
敵は、魔防-4(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Res Ploy 3)
At start of turn, inflicts Res-5 on foes in cardinal
directions with Res < unit’s Res through their next
actions.
ターン開始時、十字方向にいる、自身より魔防が1以上低い
敵は、魔防-5(敵の次回行動終了まで)

Etymology and other languages

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

Resistance Ploy

Abbreviated as Res Ploy.

Japanese

魔防の謀策

Resistance Scheme

Spanish

Ardid Resistencia

Resistance ruse; abbreviated as Ardid Res in the European localization and as Ardid Res. in the American localization.

French

Ruse Résistance

Resistance ruse; abbreviated as Ruse Rés.

German

Resistenz-Trick

Resistance Trick; abbreviated as Res.-Trick.

Italian

Complotto Resistenza

Resistance plot; abbreviated as Complotto Res.

Portuguese

Manobra Resistência

Resistance maneuver; abbreviated as Manobra Res.

Traditional Chinese

魔防謀策

Magic defense scheme

See also

Type C passive skills in Heroes
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Healing skills Breath of LifeEven RecoveryOdd RecoverySparkling Boost
Mobility skills Air OrdersArmor MarchArmored StrideAssault TroopA/D Near SaveA/R Far SaveA/R Near SaveA/S Far SaveA/S Near SaveCanto ControlD/R Far SaveD/R Near SaveEven TempestFanged TiesFetters of DromiFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceOdd TempestOpening RetainerSoaring GuidanceSolitary Dream
Proximity skills Alarm Atk/DefAlarm Atk/SpdAlarm Def/ResAlarm Spd/DefArmor MarchArmored StrideAtk TacticA/D Far SaveAtk/Def GapAtk/Def HoldAtk/Def MenaceA/D Near SaveAtk/Def OathAtk/Def ReinA/R Far SaveAtk/Res GapAtk/Res HoldAtk/Res MenaceA/R Near SaveAtk/Res OathAtk/Res ReinAtk SmokeA/S Far SaveAtk/Spd GapAtk/Spd HoldAtk/Spd MenaceA/S Near SaveAtk/Spd OathAtk/Spd PledgeAtk/Spd ReinA/S Rein SnapBern's New WayBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardCross Spur AtkCross Spur SpdCross Spur ResDarkling DragonDarkling GuardianDeadly MiasmaDef TacticDef/Res GapDef/Res HoldDef/Res MenaceD/R Near SaveDef/Res OathDef/Res PledgeDef/Res ReinDef SmokeDistant GuardDivine FangDomain of FlameDomain of IceDragon MonarchDream DelivererDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdEven RecoveryEverliving DomainFaith in HumanityFatal SmokeFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResGlareGlittering AnimaGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGoddess BearerHeart of CrimeaHeir to LightHoly GroundHone ArmorHone AtkHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpdHuman VirtueIncite Atk/ResIncite Atk/SpdInevitable DeathInfantry BreathInfantry FlashInf. HexbladeInf. Null FollowInfantry PulseInfantry RushInf. Spd TacticJoint Close GuardJoint Dist. GuardJoint Drive AtkJoint Drive DefJoint Drive ResJoint Drive SpdJoint Hone AtkJoint Hone DefJoint Hone ResJoint Hone SpdOdd RecoveryOpened DomainOrder's RestraintOstia's PulsePanic SmokePulse SmokeRallying CryRes SmokeRes TacticRouse Atk/DefRouse Atk/ResRouse Atk/SpdRouse Def/ResRouse Spd/DefRouse Spd/ResSavage BlowSeveranceSolitary DreamSpd/Def GapSpd/Def HoldSpd/Def MenaceSpd/Def OathSpd/Def ReinS/D Rein SnapSpd/Res GapSpd/Res HoldSpd/Res MenaceSpd/Res OathSpd/Res ReinSpd SmokeSpd TacticSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/ResSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdSpur Spd/DefSpur Spd/ResStall PloySurtr's MenaceSurtr's PortentThreaten AtkThreat. Atk/DefThreat. Atk/ResThreat. Atk/SpdThreaten DefThreat. Def/ResThreaten ResThreaten SpdThreat. Spd/DefThreat. Spd/ResWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
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