Skill Analysis
Skill Analysis Overview

This page lists all the completed analysis for the skills in Fire Emblem: Heroes. These are designed to provide a more in-depth analysis of the skills themselves, without the context of a unit around them. Thanks to skill inheritance, the viability of a unit is largely made or broken by their skill build and the resulting synergy between one skill and another. Analysis of the skills themselves is now a vital element of skill inheritance.

Another thing often missed by analyzing just the units are the weaknesses of the skills themselves. Some builds and characters are notorious within the arena: By describing the weaknesses of each skill, players can understand how to play around the skill itself, regardless of which character it’s on. And this can help players deal with surprising and unusual builds within the arena.

Lastly, while the skill builds listed on each character page show the best overall choices, the reality is that players have limited and unique combinations of resources. These analyses combined with the skill builds on the character pages, will hopefully help players with limited resources find the best build for them, even if it isn’t the absolute best choice.

Rally Skills
Icon Skill
Rally Attack
Rally Resistance
Rally Speed
Rally Defense
Blow Skills
Icon Skill
Death Blow 3
Armored Blow 3
Darting Blow 3
Warding Blow 3
Spur/Goad/Ward Skills
Icon Skill
Spur Atk 3
Spur Spd 3
Spur Res 3
Goad Armor
Ward Fliers
Spur Def 3
Ward Armor
Ward Cavalry
Goad Cavalry
Goad Fliers
Spur Def/Res 2
Movement Skills
Icon Skill
Swap
Pivot
Reposition
Smite
Draw Back
Shove
Escape Route/Wings of Mercy
Icon Skill
Escape Route 3
Wings of Mercy 3
Breath of Life
Icon Skill
Breath of Life 3
Sing/Dance
Icon Skill
Sing
Dance
Reciprocal Aid
Icon Skill
Reciprocal Aid
Stat Increase Skills
Icon Skill
HP +5
Speed +3
Defense +3
Resistance +3
Attack +3
Breaker Skills
Icon Skill
Swordbreaker 3
Lancebreaker 3
Axebreaker 3
G Tomebreaker 3
Daggerbreaker 3
R Tomebreaker 3
Bowbreaker 3
B Tomebreaker 3
Vantage
Icon Skill
Vantage 3
Reconcile
Icon Skill
Reconcile
Martyr
Icon Skill
Martyr
Martyr+
Hone/Fortify Skills
Icon Skill
Fortify Res 3
Hone Spd 3
Hone Fliers
Fortify Fliers
Fortify Def 3
Hone Atk 3
Hone Cavalry
Fortify Cavalry
Fortify Armor
Hone Armor
Fury
Icon Skill
Fury 3
Brash Assault
Icon Skill
Brash Assault 3
Defiant Skills
Icon Skill
Defiant Def 3
Defiant Atk 3
Defiant Spd 3
Defiant Res 3
Lunge
Icon Skill
Lunge
Ardent Sacrifice
Icon Skill
Ardent Sacrifice
Savage Blow
Icon Skill
Savage Blow 3
Quick Riposte
Icon Skill
Quick Riposte 3
Counter Skills
Icon Skill
Distant Counter
Close Counter
Threaten Skills
Icon Skill
Threaten Spd 3
Threaten Def 3
Threaten Atk 3
Threaten Res 3
Triangle Adept
Icon Skill
Triangle Adept 3
Obstruct/Pass
Icon Skill
Pass 3
Obstruct 3
Live to Serve
Icon Skill
Live to Serve 3
Seal Skills
Icon Skill
Seal Def 3
Seal Atk 3
Seal Res 3
Seal Spd 3
Wary Fighter
Icon Skill
Wary Fighter 3
Life and Death
Icon Skill
Life and Death 3
Drag Back
Icon Skill
Drag Back
Renewal
Icon Skill
Renewal 3
Harsh Command
Icon Skill
Harsh Command
Poison Strike
Icon Skill
Poison Strike 3
Desperation
Icon Skill
Desperation 3
Shield Skills
Icon Skill
Svalinn Shield
Iote's Shield
Grani's Shield
Sweep Skills
Icon Skill
Windsweep 3
Watersweep 3
Hit and Run
Icon Skill
Hit and Run
Fortress Def/Res
Icon Skill
Fortress Def 3
Fortress Res 3
Heavy Blade
Icon Skill
Heavy Blade 3
Guard
Icon Skill
Guard 3
Close/Distant Defense
Icon Skill
Distant Def 3
Close Def 3
Boost Skills
Icon Skill
Earth Boost 3
Wind Boost 3
Fire Boost 3
Water Boost 3
Wrathful Staff
Icon Skill
Wrathful Staff 3
Dazzling Staff
Icon Skill
Dazzling Staff 3
Stat Ploy Skills
Icon Skill
Atk Ploy 3
Def Ploy 3
Res Ploy 3
Spd Ploy 3
Drive Skills
Icon Skill
Drive Def 2
Panic Ploy
Icon Skill
Panic Ploy 3
Cancel Affinity
Icon Skill
Cancel Affinity 3
Shield Pulse
Icon Skill
Shield Pulse 3
Infantry Pulse
Icon Skill
Infantry Pulse 3
Armor March
Icon Skill
Armor March 3
Guidance
Icon Skill
Guidance 3
Sacae's Blessing
Icon Skill
Sacae's Blessing
Beorc's Blessing
Icon Skill
Beorc's Blessing
Smoke Skills
Icon Skill
Atk Smoke 3
Steady Breath
Icon Skill
Steady Breath
Wrath
Icon Skill
Wrath 3
Flier Formation
Icon Skill
Flier Formation 3
Sacrifice
Icon Skill
Sacrifice