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Type Icon Name SP Required Description
A Close Ward.png Close Ward 300 If magic, staff, or dragonstone foe initiates combat, unit can counterattack regardless of foe's range, disables foe's skills that "calculate damage using the lower of foe's Def or Res," and grants Atk/Res+5 to unit during combat.
Cannot use: SwordRed BreathRed BeastLanceBlue BreathBlue BeastAxeGreen BreathGreen BeastColorless BreathColorless Beast


  • The stat increase that can be applied by Close Ward is considered a combat boost.

List of owners[]

UnitSkill chain
Plumeria Temptation Anew Face FC.webp
Close Ward


Summoning events

Start End Event Skill
2021-01-01 2021-02-01 New Year: ω Special Heroes Close Ward
2021-02-02 2021-03-01 Special Hero Summon (Year 4) Close Ward
2021-08-24 2021-09-07 Focus: Double Special Heroes Close Ward
2022-01-01 2022-02-01 Revival: ω Special Heroes Close Ward

Distributed units

  • This skill is not available on any distributed units.

Combat Manuals

  • This skill has not been available on any distributed Combat Manuals.

In other languages[]

Language Name Notes
Japanese 明鏡の反撃・近距離 Warding Counter, Close Range
German Nahbann
Spanish (Europe) Pugna guardiana
Spanish (Latin America) Pugna protectora
French Gardien proche
Italian Scudo vicino
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 明鏡反擊・近距離
Portuguese Zelo de perto

See also[]