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.

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