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Seal Defense

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Seal Defense

Is ns02 seal defense.png
Icon of the Seal Defense skill in Engage.


If unit initiates combat, inflicts Def-6 on foe after combat. (Penalty shrinks by 1 each turn.)

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates, Three Houses, Engage)
  • Passive (Type B) (Heroes)
First game

Fates

Seal Defense (Japanese: 守備封じ Seal Defense), shortened to Seal Def in Heroes, is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Spear Fighter class; in Three Houses, it is the class mastery skill associated with the Wyvern Rider class; in Heroes, it is a four-tiered type B passive skill (whose individiual tiers are Seal Def 1, Seal Def 2, Seal Def 3, and Seal Def 4 in order from lowest to highest). In all games, it serves to reduce an enemy's defense.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 seal defense.png Inflicts debuff of −6 defense on the target after combat. If user survives -- Base cost: 1000 G
Three Houses Is ns01 seal defense.png Inflicts debuff of −6 defense on the target after combat. If user's attack hit the target -- --
Engage Is ns02 seal defense.png Inflicts debuff of −6 defense on the target after combat. If user initiated combat -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Seal Def 1)
Is feh seal def 1.png B Inflicts −3 defense on foe through their next action after combat. 40 -- Staves --
Heroes
(Seal Def 2)
Is feh seal def 2.png B Inflicts −5 defense on foe through their next action after combat. 80 Seal Def 1 Staves --
Heroes
(Seal Def 3)
Is feh seal def 3.png B Inflicts −7 defense on foe through their next action after combat. 160 Seal Def 2 Staves --
Heroes
(Seal Def 4)
Is feh seal def 4.png B Inflicts −4 defense to foe during combat, and if no effect neutralizes penalties to foe's defense, inflicts −⁠(7 − current penalty to foe's defense; minimum: 0) to foe's defense.
If foe has active penalty to defense, inflicts −1 special cooldown charge per attack to foe during combat.
Inflicts −7 defense on foe through their next action after combat.
300 Seal Def 3 Staves --

Availability

Fates

Units HaitakaConquestOboroShiro
Classes Spear Fighter (Learned from level 1)

Three Houses

Class mastery Wyvern Rider (150 class Exp required)

Engage

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy Snipers on Maddening Mode.

Heroes

Method Data
Seal Def 1 Seal Def 2 Seal Def 3 Seal Def 4
Unit (★★★) Ares: Black KnightOboro: Fierce FighterRoy: Young Lion Oboro: Fierce Fighter
Unit (★★★★) Roy: Young Lion Oboro: Fierce Fighter
Unit (★★★★★) Anna: Secret CharmerEphraim: Restoration LordIke: Vanguard LegendLaegjarn: Flame and Frost Anna: Secret CharmerEphraim: Restoration LordLaegjarn: Flame and Frost Anna: Secret CharmerEphraim: Restoration LordLaegjarn: Flame and FrostRoy: Young Lion Anna: Secret CharmerLaegjarn: Flame and Frost

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates
After combat, reduces enemy Def
by 6 (recovers 1/turn).
戦闘後、敵の守備-6
効果はターン回復
Three Houses
If unit damages foe during combat, foe
suffers Def -6 for 1 turn after combat.
ダメージを与えた敵は
戦闘後、守備-6(1ターン)
Engage
If unit initiates combat, inflicts Def-6
on foe after combat. (Penalty shrinks
by 1 each turn.)
自分から攻撃した時
戦闘後、相手の守備-6
(効果は1ターンに1ずつ回復する)
Heroes
(Seal Def 1)
Inflicts Def-3 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-3
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Seal Def 2)
Inflicts Def-5 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-5
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Seal Def 3)
Inflicts Def-7 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-7
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Seal Def 4)
Inflicts Def-4 on foe during combat, and
if no effect neutralizes penalties to foe's Def,
inflicts penalty on foe's Def during combat =
7 - current penalty on foe's Def (min: 0).
If penalty is active on foe's Def, inflicts Special
cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack during
combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not
stack.) Inflicts Def-7 on foe through its next
action after combat.
戦闘中、敵の守備-4、かつ
敵が守備の弱化無効の効果を発動していない時、
戦闘中、敵の守備が、
7-敵が受けている守備の弱化の値、だけ減少
(最低値0)

敵が守備の弱化を受けている時、
戦闘中、敵の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)

戦闘後、敵の守備-7
(敵の次回行動終了時まで)

Etymology and other languages

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

Seal Defense

--

Japanese

守備封じ

Defense seal

Spanish

• Sellar defensa

• Seal defense. Capitalized as Sellar Defensa' in Heroes; abbreviated as Sellar Def in the European localization and as Sellar Def. in the Latin American localization.

French

• Sceau défense
• Sceau : Défense

• Seal Defense; used in Fates, Engage, and Heroes; capitalized as Sceau Défense in Heroes and abbreviated as Sceau Déf.
• Seal: Defense; used in Three Houses, abbreviated to Sceau : Déf.

German

Verteidigung rauben

Seal Defense; abbreviated to Verteigdig. rauben in Fates and to Ver. rauben in Three Houses, Engage, and Heroes.

Italian

• Sigilladifesa
• Sigilla Difesa

• Seal Defense; used in Fates, Three Houses, and Heroes.
• Seal Defense. Used in Heroes; abbreviated as Sigilla Dif.

Portuguese

Selo Defesa

Seal Defense; abbreviated as Selo Def.

Korean

수비 봉인

Defense seal

Simplified Chinese

防守封锁

Defense block

Traditional Chinese

防守封鎖
防守封印

• Defense seal; used in Heroes and Engage.
• Defense block; used in Three Houses.

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
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderMastermind AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat-boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierCommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantParagonPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital Defense
Unused abilities Black Magic Uses x4Dark Magic Crit +10DisciplineDragon Effect NullEffect NullFistbreakerInfantry Effect NullLance Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Uses x4
Skills in Fire Emblem Engage
Inheritable skills Art FocusAvoid +Axe GuardAxe PowerBow AgilityBow FocusBow GuardBuild +Defense +Dexterity +Dodge +Hit +HP +HP/Lck +Knife GuardKnife PrecisionLance AgilityLance GuardLance PowerLuck +Magic +Mag/Dex +Mag/Res +Magic GuardMovement +1Resistance +Special GuardSpeed +Spd/Dex +Spd/Res +Staff MasteryStrength +Str/Def +Str/Dex +Sword AgilitySword FocusSword GuardSword PowerTome Precision
Personal skills AdmirationAlabaster DutyAspiring HeroBig PersonalityBlinding FlashBlood FuryCharmerContemplativeCrimson CheerCurious DanceDisarming SighDivinely InspiringEnergizedExpertiseFair FightFairy-Tale FolkFell ProtectionFriendly BoostGenerosityGentle FlowerGet Behind Me!Knightly CodeKnightly EscortMeditationMoved to TearsNot *Quite*Party AnimalProtectiveRacket of SolmSeconds?Self-ImproverShare SpoilsSingle-MindedStunning SmileSurvival PlanTrained to KillVerdant FaithWeapon InsightWill to WinWounded Pride
Class skills Air RaidAllied DefenseBack at YouBrave AssistCareful AimChaos StyleClear the WayConvoyDark SpiritDiffuse HealerDivine SpiritEnchantFell SpiritFrost DomainGolden LotusGrasping VoidHobbleIgnisLet FlyLunaMercilessMiasma DomainNo DistractionsPack HunterPassPincer AttackPivotReforgeResist EmblemsRun ThroughSandstormSelf-HealingSmash+Special DanceSpur EmblemsSolSoulbladeSpell HarmonySwapWorld Tree
Sync skills AdaptabilityAdvanceAlacrityAnima FocusArms ShieldAssign DecoyBlock RecoveryBook of WorldsBraveryBreak DefensesBrute ForceCanterCharmClericDecisive StrikeDemolishDetoxifyDivine PulseDraconic HexDragon VeinDual AssistDual StrikeDual SupportEclipse BraceFavorite FoodFlame GambitFriendly RivalryGentilityGeosphereGroundswellHeadlong RushHealing LightHeavy AttackHold OutHoly StanceKeen InsightLevel BoostLifesphereLightsphereLineageLost & FoundLunar BraceMentorshipMomentumNight and DayPair UpPerceptivePiercing GlarePoison GambitQuick RiposteRally SpectrumRepositionReprisalResolveResonanceSacred TwinsShield GambitSilence WardSolar BraceSP ConversionSpeedtakerStarsphereSurprise AttackQuality TimeUnyieldingVantageWeapon SyncWrath
Engage skills AdaptableAtrocityAttunedAugmentBlue SkiesBond ForgerBonded ShieldBoon of ElyosCall DoublesCombat ArtsContractDivine SpeedDraconic FormDreadful AuraEchoEclipse BraceFallen StarFlareGallopHoly AuraHoly ShieldImpenetrableInstructLaguz FriendOther HalfRaging StormRise AboveSoar
Engage attacks All for OneAstra StormBlazing LionCataclysmDark InfernoDivine BlessingGoddess DanceDragon BlastGiga Levin SwordGreat SacrificeHouses UniteLodestar RushOverrideGreat AetherQuadruple HitStorm's EyeSummon HeroTorrential RoarTwin StrikeWarp Ragnarok
Bond Ring skills BaneBattlewiseBushidoChivalryDeadly BladeDire ThunderDraw BackFlickering FlowerFortify DefGiga ExcaliburGreat ThunderHealtouchLethalityMercyMiracleParaseleneRaging FireRenewalRightful RulerShoveSpur AttackSpur ResStrong ArmSure StrikeSympatheticWind AdeptWind GodWindsweep
Enemy-exclusive skills AnchorArmored BlowArtbreakerAxebreakerBond BreakerBowbreakerCertain BlowCornered BeastDark BarrierDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDuelist's BlowFell BarrierFierce StanceKnifebreakerLancebreakerLife and DeathPoison StrikeSavage BlowSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal StrengthSigil ProtectionSpirit StrikeStalwartSteady StanceSwordbreakerTomebreakerTriangle AdeptUnbreakableUnwaveringVeteranVoid CurseWarding BlowWarding Stance
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk FeintAtk/Def BulwarkAtk/Def SnagA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceAtk/Def RuseA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Res SnagAtk/Res TempoAtk/Spd BulwarkA/S Near TraceAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBarbarityBeast N TraceBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill Def/ResChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/DefChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDazzle Far TraceDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDef/Res SmokeDef/Res SnagDivine RecreationDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealFruit of LifeGold UnwindingGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingNew DivinityPegasus FlightPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage A/RSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSabotage S/RSavvy FighterSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal Atk/ResSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterSpd/Def BulwarkS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd/Def TempoSpd CantripSpd FeintSpd/Res BulwarkS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSpd/Res TempoSpd PreemptSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSpoil RottenSun-Twin WingTwin-Sky WingVengeful FighterWyvern FlightWyvern RiftYune's Whispers
Follow-up skills Aerial ManeuversAssured RebirthAxebreakerBeast AgilityBeast Follow-UpBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCanny FighterCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFaithful LoyaltyFlow FeatherFlow FlightFlow ForceFlow GuardFlow N TraceFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHardy FighterHoðr's ZealHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerMag. Null FollowNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpPhys. Null FollowPotentQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWeaving FighterWily FighterWindsweepWyvern RiftYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceA/S Near TraceBeast N TraceChivalryClose CallDeep StarDetailed ReportDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationFlow N TraceHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMoonlit Bangle FMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRaging TempestRepelS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSoaring WingsSunlight BangleSunlit Bangle DWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceGet Behind Me!Murderous LionRuler of NihilitySabotage AtkSabotage A/RSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat-boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceBufferCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceVelocityWrath
Turn-related skills Aerial ManeuversAssassin's StrikeBlue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreEven Pulse TieFlow DesperationFlow RefreshFrenzyHardy FighterHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungeOccultist's StrikeOdd Pulse TiePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beast SenseBeorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityCounter RoarDazzling ShiftDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallDragon's WrathGambitGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptPoetic JusticeSacae's BlessingTrue Dragon WallWrathful StaffWrathful Tempo