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Steady Stance

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Steady Stance

Is ns02 steady stance.png
Icon of the Steady Stance skill in Engage.


If foe initiates combat, grants Def+6 during combat.

Type(s)

Passive (Type A)

First game

Heroes

Steady Stance (Japanese: 金剛の構え Diamond Stance) is a four-tiered passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Steady Stance 1, Steady Stance 2, Steady Stance 3, and Steady Stance 4 in order from lowest to highest. Steady Stance boosts its user's defense when they are attacked; the size of the boost increases with the skill's tier, and the fourth tier additionally reduces the foe's special cooldown charge. Steady Stance entered the main series in Engage.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Engage Is ns02 steady stance.png +6 defense when activated. If foe initiates combat -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Effect SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Steady Stance 1)
Is feh steady stance 1.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +2 defense to user during combat. 50 -- Staves --
Heroes
(Steady Stance 2)
Is feh steady stance 2.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +4 defense to user during combat. 100 Steady Stance 1 Staves --
Heroes
(Steady Stance 3)
Is feh steady stance 3.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +6 defense to user during combat. 200 Steady Stance 2 Staves --
Heroes
(Steady Stance 4)
Is feh steady stance 4.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +8 defense to user during combat and inflicts −1 special cooldown charge on foe per attack. 300 Steady Stance 3 Staves --

Availability

Engage

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy Generals on Maddening mode.

Heroes

Method Data
Steady Stance 1 Steady Stance 2 Steady Stance 3 Steady Stance 4
Unit (★★★) Altena: Luminous RiderBenny: Sensitive SoulLudveck: Rebellious DukeSilas: Loyal Knight Silas: Loyal Knight
Unit (★★★★) Black Knight: Sinister General Black Knight: Sinister General Silas: Loyal Knight
Unit (★★★★★) Dedue: Dimitri's VassalGilliam: Wall of SilenceIdunn: Divine DemonIdunn: Dragonkin DuoIke: Brave MercenaryMila: Goddess of LoveOlivia: Sky-High DancerShiro: Raw TalentSurtr: Ruler of Flame Ike: Brave MercenaryShiro: Raw TalentSurtr: Ruler of Flame Black Knight: Sinister GeneralShiro: Raw TalentSurtr: Ruler of Flame Surtr: Ruler of Flame
Tempest Trials Lessons Learned: 10,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Verdant Badge, 20 Great Verdant Badge, 20 Sacred Coin 200 Verdant Badge, 60 Great Verdant Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Steady Stance 1 seal 1,000 Verdant Badge, 400 Great Verdant Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Steady Stance 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Engage
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+6
during combat.
敵から攻撃された時、守備+6
Heroes
(Steady Stance 1)
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+2 during
combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、守備+2
Heroes
(Steady Stance 2)
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+4 during
combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、守備+4
Heroes
(Steady Stance 3)
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+6
during combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、守備+6
Heroes
(Steady Stance 4)
If foe initiates combat, grants Def+8 during
combat and inflicts Special cooldown charge -1
on foe per attack. (Only highest value applied.
Does not stack.)
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、守備+8
かつ、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)

Etymology and other languages

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

Steady Stance

--

Japanese

金剛の構え

Diamond Stance; a reference to Armored Blow, which is called "Diamond Blow" in Japanese.

Spanish

Postura firme

Firm posture

French

Posture stable

Stable posture

German

Fester Stand

Firm Standing

Italian

Posa decisa

Firm pose

Portuguese

Postura firme

Firm posture

Korean

금강의 자세

Diamond stance

Simplified Chinese

金刚架势

Diamond stance

Traditional Chinese

金剛架勢

Diamond stance

See also

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
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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 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 ChosenDragonhideDragonscaleDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose SalvoClose WardDistant CounterDistant DartDistant FerocityDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant ReversalDistant StanceDistant StormDistant WardOstian CounterOstia's HeartRealms United
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FinishAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FinishAtk/Res FormAtk/Res ScowlAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FinishAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd HexbladeAtk/Spd ScowlAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityAtk/Spd WildDef/Res BondDef/Res FinishDef/Res FormDef/Res ScowlDef/Res SoloDef/Res UnityDistant A/S SoloDistant D/R SoloLaws of SacaePower of NihilitySorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FinishSpd/Res FormSpd/Res HexbladeSpd/Res Solo
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def ClashAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PrimeAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd ClashAtk/Spd HexbladeAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PrimeAtk/Spd PushBeyond WitcheryB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldDualityEarth BoostEarthfire BoostEarthwind BoostFire BoostFireflood BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdKnightly DevotionLife and DeathObsessionPart of the PlanRare TalentR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSelf-ImproverSolid GroundSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/Def CatchSpd/Def ClashSpd/Def IdealSpd/ResSpd/Res CatchSpd/Res HexbladeSpd/Res IdealStill WaterSwift SliceThunder's FistTriangle AdeptVerdict of SacaeWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceFlared MirrorFlared SparrowFlash SparrowGift of MagicKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMastermindMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeNightmareRemote MirrorRemote SparrowRemote SturdyShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSturdy SurgeSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Gray IllusionFlashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill DefChill Def/ResChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResDef FeintDef PloyGuardPanic PloyRes FeintRes PloySeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
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