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Warding Stance

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Warding Stance

Is ns02 warding stance.png
Icon of the Warding Stance skill in Engage.

Type(s)

Passive (Type A)

First game

Heroes

Warding Stance (Japanese: 明鏡の構え Clear Mirror Stance) is a four-tiered passive type A skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes; the individual tiers of the skill are Warding Stance 1, Warding Stance 2, Warding Stance 3, and Warding Stance 4 in order from lowest to highest. Warding Stance boosts its user's resistance during combat that the foe initiates; higher tiers grant higher boosts, and the fourth tier additionally decreases the foe's special skill cooldown charge. Warding Stance entered the main series in Engage.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Engage Is ns02 warding stance.png +6 resistance 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
(Warding Stance 1)
Is feh warding stance 1.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +2 resistance to user during combat. 50 -- Staves --
Heroes
(Warding Stance 2)
Is feh warding stance 2.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +4 resistance to user during combat. 100 Warding Stance 1 Staves --
Heroes
(Warding Stance 3)
Is feh warding stance 3.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +6 resistance to user during combat. 200 Warding Stance 2 Staves --
Heroes
(Warding Stance 4)
Is feh warding stance 4.png A If foe initiates combat, grants +8 resistance to user during combat and inflicts −1 special cooldown charge on foe per attack. 300 Warding Stance 3 Staves --

Availability

Engage

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy Great Knights on Maddening Mode.

Heroes

Method Data
Warding Stance 1 Warding Stance 2 Warding Stance 3 Warding Stance 4
Unit (★★★) Conrad: Masked KnightFlame Emperor: Bringer of WarGharnef: Dark PontifexSilvia: Traveling DancerTatiana: Devoted Saint
Unit (★★★★★) Berkut: Purgatorial PrinceFjorm: Princess of IceIke: Vanguard LegendLeanne: Forest's SongLugh: Anima ChildMirabilis: Sugarplum VisionMorgan: Lass from AfarOsian: Scolded SoldierRhea: Immaculate OneRonan: Villager of IzSakura: Gentle NekomataTiki: Bridal Reflections Berkut: Purgatorial PrinceIke: Vanguard LegendSakura: Gentle Nekomata Berkut: Purgatorial PrinceSakura: Gentle Nekomata Berkut: Purgatorial Prince
Tempest Trials To Defy the Gods: 10,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge 100 Transparent Badge, 20 Great Transparent Badge, 40 Sacred Coin 200 Transparent Badge, 60 Great Transparent Badge, 50 Sacred Coin, Warding Stance 1 seal 1,000 Transparent Badge, 400 Great Transparent Badge, 100 Sacred Coin, Warding Stance 2 seal

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Engage
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+6
during combat.
敵から攻撃された時、魔防+6
Heroes
(Warding Stance 1)
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+2 during
combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、魔防+2
Heroes
(Warding Stance 2)
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+4 during
combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、魔防+4
Heroes
(Warding Stance 3)
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+6 during
combat.
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、魔防+6
Heroes
(Warding Stance 4)
If foe initiates combat, grants Res+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、魔防+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

Warding Stance

--

Japanese

明鏡の構え

Clear Mirror Stance; derived from Warding Blow, which is named "Clear Mirror Blow" in Japanese.

Spanish
(Spain)

Postura guardián

Guardian posture

Spanish
(Latin America)
  • Postura protector
  • Postura protectora
  • Protector posture (masculine); used in Heroes.
  • Postura protectora (feminine); used in Engage.
French
  • Posture gardien
  • Posture gardienne
  • Guardian posture (masculine); used in Heroes.
  • Guardian posture (feminine); used in Engage.
German

Bannhaltung

Enchanting Stance

Italian

Posa scudo

Shield pose

Portuguese

Postura zelante

Zealous posture

Korean

명경의 자세

Clear mirror stance

Simplified Chinese

明镜架势

Clear mirror stance

Traditional Chinese

明鏡架勢

Clear mirror 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
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 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 WardEmblems' MiracleOstian 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 ScowlSpd/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 ExcelAtk/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 Bonus DoublerC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryCrystalline WaterDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdD Bonus DoublerDistant PressureDragoon ShieldDualityEarth BoostEarthfire BoostEarthwind BoostFell WyrmscaleFire BoostFireflood BoostFirestorm 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 SacaeVerge of DeathWater 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/DefChill Spd/ResDef FeintDef PloyGuardPanic PloyPegasus FlightRes FeintRes PloySeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Bold FighterBrash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileNull Follow-UpQuick RiposteSpecial Fighter
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsEven TempestFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceObstructOdd Tempest
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk TacticAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FinishAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res OathAtk/Res ReinAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd OathAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloDist. Counter (D)Dist. Counter (M)Distant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdFortify BeastsFortify DragonsGoad BeastsHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInf. HexbladeInfantry RushRes TacticRouse Atk/DefRouse Def/ResRouse Spd/DefSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def ReinSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res OathSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/ResSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdSpur Spd/DefSpur Spd/ResThreaten AtkThreat. Atk/ResThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdThreat. Atk/DefThreat. Spd/ResWard BeastsWard Dragons
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Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def ClashAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk OpeningAtk/Spd PushBlaze DanceBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def OpeningDef/ResDef/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/Def CatchSpd/Def IdealSpd/Def OathSpd/Def CatchSpd/Res IdealSpd/ResStill WaterTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
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