Helm Splitter is a recurring ability in the franchise. It reduces the enemy's defence for 7~10 turns, with the exact amount varying between games.
- In the 3DS version, it reduces defence by 25%.
This ability is learned with 35 skill points invested into Axe skill.
Hendrik will learn helm splitter via his Axes skill tree. It costs 6 points to learn, 3 MP to use, and has a fixed of 50% to cut the target's defence in half. It also hits for 120% damage.
- Later on, Hendrik can learn an enhanced version of the skill called Scrap mettle for 16 points, which deals 150% damage, has a 75% chance to cut defence, and costs 9 MP to use.