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Guardian Fang

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Guardian Fang

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Grants Spd+3. If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, deals damage = 70% of difference between stats. (Maximum bonus of +7 damage. Combos with Phantom Spd.) If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats × 4 (max 40%).
At start of turn, if unit is adjacent to only beast or dragon allies or if unit is not adjacent to any ally, unit transforms (otherwise, unit reverts). If unit transforms, grants Atk+2, and if unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Def-4 on foe during combat and foe cannot make a follow-up attack.


Weapon (Beast)



Guardian Fang (Japanese: 新年の戦猫の爪牙 New Year's War Cat Claws and Fangs) is a weapon skill in the beast category which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes. It is a personal weapon of the New Year's variation of Lethe. Guardian Fang is a skill that, in addition to boosting its wielder's Speed, has two effects that activate should its user's Speed be higher than its target's: first, it boosts its damage output based on 70% of the difference between the two stats, to a maximum boost of seven points; second, it reduces the damage dealt to the user from both attacks and area-of-effect special attacks not associated with Røkkr Sieges by a percentage based on four times the difference between the two stats, to a maximum reduction of 40%..


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh all beast.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP -- Boosts user's Speed by +3.
If user's Speed is higher than target's, boosts user's damage output by 70% of difference between user's and target's Speed (maximum boost +7), and reduces damage dealt to user by attacks and area-of-effect special skills (excluding those associated with Røkkr Sieges by (difference between user's and target's Speed × 4, maximum 40)%.
At start of user's phase, transforms user if user is untransformed and not adjacent to a human ally, or untransforms user if user is transformed and adjacent to a human ally. On a turn where user transforms, user's Attack is boosted by an additional +2 and, if user initiates combat, reduces target's Attack and Defense by -4 each during combat and target cannot make a follow-up strike.



Units Lethe: New Year's Claw

Etymology and other languages

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

Guardian Fang




New Year's War Cat Claws and Fangs


Garra guardiana

Guardian claw

(Latin America)

Colmillo guardián

Guardian fang


Croc de gardiens

Guardians' fang



Guard Fang


Zanna protettiva

Protective fang


Presa felina

Feline fang

Traditional Chinese


New year war cat's claws and fangs


See also

Beast skills in Heroes
Basic beast skills Regalia and personal beast skills
Infantry subtype Adult (Infantry)Whelp (Infantry)Yearling (Infantry) Bride's FangGroom's WingRenewed FangResolved FangSabertooth FangWolf Queen FangWolfpup FangWolfskin Fang
Armor subtype Adult (Armored)Whelp (Armored)Yearling (Armored) Lion King FangTwin-Crest Power
Cavalry subtype Adult (Cavalry)Whelp (Cavalry)Yearling (Cavalry) Brazen Cat FangBrightmare HornBunny FangCovert Cat FangFoxkit FangGuardian FangKitsune FangNew Foxkit FangNightmare HornRaydream HornRefreshed FangTaguel Fang
Flier subtype Adult (Flier)Fledgling (Flier)Hatchling (Flier) Crossbones ClawEbon-Pirate ClawHawk King ClawHeron WingRaven King BeakSky-Pirate Claw