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Type Icon Name SP Required Description
C Def Ploy 1.png Def Ploy 1 60 At start of turn, inflicts Def-3 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit's Res through their next actions.
Def Ploy 2.png Def Ploy 2 120 Def Ploy 1 At start of turn, inflicts Def-4 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit's Res through their next actions.
Def Ploy 3.png Def Ploy 3 240 Def Ploy 2 At start of turn, inflicts Def-5 on foes in cardinal directions with Res < unit's Res through their next actions.
No restrictions.

Available as a Sacred Seal.

Notes[]

  • The stat decrease that can be applied by Def Ploy is considered a  penalty.
    • Any 【Penalty】 on a unit, including  penalties, lasts until that unit takes an action. If the unit takes multiple actions in a turn, they will only have the penalty for their first action.
  • Stat comparison takes place after all  bonuses on allies are removed, and before any new bonuses or  penalties are applied. Other existing bonuses and penalties on both units count towards their respective stats during stat comparison.
  • Cardinal directions refers to a targets being directly north, south, west, or east of the user. Distance does not factor.

List of owners[]

UnitSkill chain
Flora Cold as Ice Face FC.webp
Def Ploy 1
5★
Def Ploy 2
5★
Def Ploy 3
5★
Gaius Thief Exposed Face FC.webp
Def Ploy 1
5★
Def Ploy 2
5★
Def Ploy 3
5★
Arvis Emperor of Flame Face FC.webp
Def Ploy 1
3★
Def Ploy 2
3★
Def Ploy 3
4★
Cecilia Festive Instructor Face FC.webp
Def Ploy 1
4★
Def Ploy 2
4★
Def Ploy 3
5★

Availability[]

Summoning events

Start End Event Skill
2017-06-30 2017-08-01 Ylissean Summer Def Ploy 3
2018-02-28 2018-03-05 Legendary Heroes - Ephraim Def Ploy 3
2018-06-25 2018-07-25 Ylissean Summer Def Ploy 3
2018-09-14 2018-10-10 New Heroes: Nohrian Dusk Def Ploy 3
2018-12-28 2019-01-08 Legendary Heroes - Azura Def Ploy 3
2019-02-02 2019-02-09 Special Hero Summon (Year 1) Def Ploy 3
2019-04-23 2019-05-02 Focus: Heroes with Iceberg Def Ploy 3
2019-06-26 2019-07-26 Ylissean Summer Def Ploy 3
2019-08-20 2019-09-01 Focus: Heroes with Solo Skills Def Ploy 3
2020-06-08 2020-06-09 Focus: Heroes with Iceberg Def Ploy 3
2020-06-18 2020-07-02 Call of the Sea - Special Hero Gift Def Ploy 3
2020-07-07 2020-07-21 Ylissean Summer Def Ploy 3
2021-06-10 2021-06-18 Focus: New Power Def Ploy 3
2021-07-06 2021-07-20 Ylissean Summer Def Ploy 3
2021-08-07 2021-08-18 Focus: Felicia & Flora's Battle Def Ploy 3
2021-08-22 2021-08-29 Focus: Weekly Revival 33 Def Ploy 3

Distributed units

Combat Manuals

Start End Hero Currency
2021-09-06 03:00:00 2021-10-28 06:59:59 Flora: Cold as Ice Divine Code: Ephemera 9

Seal acquired from[]

Tempest Trials reward[]

Sacred Seal Forge[]

In other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 守備の謀策
German Ver.-Trick
Spanish (Europe) Ardid Def
Spanish (Latin America) Ardid Def.
French Ruse Déf
Italian Complotto Dif
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 防守謀策
Portuguese Manobra Def.

See also[]

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