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Seal Defense

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Seal Defense

Is ns01 seal defense.png
Icon of the Seal Defense ability in Three Houses.


If unit damages foe during combat, foe suffers Def -6 for 1 turn after combat.

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates, Three Houses)
  • Passive (Type B) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Seal Defense (Japanese: 守備封じ Seal Defense), shortened to Seal Def in Heroes, is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Spear Fighter class; in Three Houses, it is the class mastery skill associated with the Wyvern Rider class; in Heroes, it is a three-tiered type B passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Seal Def 1, Seal Def 2, and Seal Def 3 in order from lowest to highest). Seal Defense is a skill that drops an enemy's Defense by a considerable amount at the end of a battle, the size of the drop in Heroes increasing with the skill's tier; in Fates, the effect recovers slowly over a number of turns, whereas in Heroes the drop lasts only until the end of the target's next action.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 seal defense.png Inflicts -6 defense debuff on the target after combat. If user survives -- --
Three Houses Is ns01 seal defense.png Inflicts -6 defense debuff on the target after combat. If user's attack hit the target -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Seal Def 1)
Is feh seal def 1.png Target's Defense -3 after combat until end of target's next action. -- -- Cost: 40 SP
Heroes
(Seal Def 2)
Is feh seal def 2.png Target's Defense -5 after combat until end of target's next action. -- -- Cost: 80 SP
Heroes
(Seal Def 3)
Is feh seal def 3.png Target's Defense -7 after combat until end of target's next action. -- -- Cost: 160 SP

Availability

Fates

Units Birthright and Revelation: OboroShiro
Nohr only: Haitaka
Classes Spear Fighter (Learned from level 1)

Three Houses

Class mastery Wyvern Rider (150 class Exp required)

Heroes

Seal Def 1

Units Ares: Black KnightEphraim: Restoration LordIke: Vanguard LegendOboro: Fierce FighterRoy: Young Lion
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Seal Def 2

Units Ephraim: Restoration LordOboro: Fierce FighterRoy: Young Lion
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Seal Def 3

Units Ephraim: Restoration LordOboro: Fierce FighterRoy: Young Lion
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates After combat, reduces enemy Def
by 6 (recovers 1/turn).
??
Three Houses If unit damages foe during combat, foe
suffers Def -6 for 1 turn after combat.
ダメージを与えた敵は
戦闘後、守備-6(1ターン)
Heroes
(Seal Def 1)
Inflicts Def-3 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-3
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Seal Def 2)
Inflicts Def-5 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-5
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Seal Def 3)
Inflicts Def-7 on foe through its next action after
combat.
戦闘後、敵の守備-7
(敵の次回行動終了まで)

Etymology and other languages

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

Seal Defense

--

Japanese

守備封じ

Defense seal

Spanish

• Sellar defensa
• Sellar Defensa

• Seal defense; used in Fates.
• Seal Defense. Used in Heroes; abbreviated as Sellar Def in the European localization and as Sellar Def. in the Latin American localization.

French

• Sceau défense
• Sceau Défense
• Sceau : Défense

• Seal Defense; used in Fates.
• Seal Defense. Used in Heroes, abbreviated as Sceau Déf.
• Seal: Defense; used in Three Houses, abbreviated to Sceau : Déf.

German

Verteidigung rauben

Seal Defense; abbreviated to Verteigdig. rauben in Fates and to Ver. rauben in Three Houses and Heroes.

Italian

• Sigilladifesa
• Sigilla Difesa

• Seal Defense; used in Fates and Three Houses.
• Seal Defense. Used in Heroes; abbreviated as Sigilla Dif.

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Selo Defesa

Seal Defense; abbreviated as Selo Def.

Korean

수비 봉인

Defense seal

Simplified Chinese

防守封锁

Defense block

Traditional Chinese

防守封鎖
防守封印

• Defense seal; used in Heroes.
• Defense block; used in Three Houses.

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire --
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp --
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance --
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker --
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk/Def SnagAtk FeintA/D Far TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd FeintS/R Far TraceSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSun-Twin WingVengeful FighterYune's Whispers
Follow-up strike skills AxebreakerBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/S Far TraceClose CallDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRepelS/R Far TraceWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceMurderous LionSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceWrath
Turn-related skills Blue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreFlow RefreshFrenzyHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptSacae's BlessingWrathful Staff