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Speed/Defense Oath

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Speed/Defense Oath

Is feh spd def oath 1.png
Icon of the Spd/Def Oath 1 skill in Heroes.

At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally, grants Spd/Def+3 to unit for 1 turn.


Passive (Type C)



Speed/Defense Oath (Japanese: 速さ守備の信義 Speed/Defense Loyalty) is a three-tiered passive type C skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Spd/Def Oath 1, Spd/Def Oath 2, and Spd/Def Oath 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Spd/Def Oath skill will receive a temporary boost to their Speed and Defense if they start the turn adjacent to an ally; the Speed and Defense boosts increase with the skill's tier.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
(Spd/Def Oath 1)
Is feh spd def oath 1.png Boosts user's Speed and Defense by 3 each for the turn. If an ally is adjacent to the user -- Cost: 60 SP
(Spd/Def Oath 2)
Is feh spd def oath 2.png Boosts user's Speed and Defense by 4 each for the turn. If an ally is adjacent to the user -- Cost: 120 SP
(Spd/Def Oath 3)
Is feh spd def oath 3.png Boosts user's Speed and Defense by 5 each for the turn. If an ally is adjacent to the user -- Cost: 240 SP



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Game Text
(Spd/Def Oath 1)
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally,
grants Spd/Def+3 to unit for 1 turn.
(Spd/Def Oath 2)
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally,
grants Spd/Def+4 to unit for 1 turn.
(Spd/Def Oath 3)
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to an ally,
grants Spd/Def+5 to unit for 1 turn.

Etymology and other languages

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

Speed/Defense Oath

Abbreviated as Spd/Def Oath.



Speed/Defense Loyalty


Lealtad Velocidad/Defensa

Speed/Defense loyalty; abbreviated as Lealtad Vel/Def.

(Latin America)

Pacto Velocidad/Defensa

Speed/Defense pact; abbreviated as Pacto Vel./Def.


Vœu Vitesse/Défense

Speed/Defense vow; abbreviated as Vœu Vit/Déf.



Speed/Defense Oath; abbreviated as Ges./Ver.-Eid.


Lealtà Velocità/Difesa

Speed/Defense loyalty; abbreviated as Lealtà Vel/Dif.


Pacto Velocidade/Defesa

Speed/Defense pact; abbreviated as Pacto Vel./Def.

Traditional Chinese


Speed/Defense honor


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/S Far SaveA/R Near SaveA/R Far SaveCanto ControlD/R Far SaveD/R Near SaveEven TempestFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceOdd TempestOpening RetainerSolitary Dream
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