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This page is about the skill called "Cancel" in Path of Radiance. For the skill called "Cancel" in Radiant Dawn, see Cancel.


Is gcn cancel.png
Icon of the Cancel skill in Path of Radiance.

Halve sword/lance/axe/beaststone/blight damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat)


Personal (in Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn)
Class (in Genealogy of the Holy War, The Sacred Stones and Awakening)
Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance)




Pavise (Japanese: 大盾 Great Shield), previously known as Great Shield and Cancel, is a combat skill debuting in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In most appearances, when activated, it protects the user from a single attack by nullifying the damage dealt; however, in Awakening it was reduced to halving damage only for attacks with physical weapons, while the newly-introduced Aegis skill covers magical attacks. The skill's availability has wildly varied from game to game, as have its activation criteria.

In Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn, Pavise is a personal skill, and in the latter can be equipped to any unit. In Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, The Sacred Stones and Awakening, Pavise is a class skill belonging to Generals and similar classes, and in Path of Radiance, Cancel is the mastery skill of the Hawk laguz.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- -
Thracia 776 Is snes03 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- --
The Sacred Stones -- It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Enemy's level)% -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn cancel.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Awakening Is 3ds pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, Blighted Claws and Blighted Talons. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.


Genealogy of the Holy War

Units Hannibal
Classes GeneralBaronEmperor

Thracia 776

Units* Xavier
Classes Baron

The Sacred Stones

Classes General

Path of Radiance

Units Tibarn
Classes (Occult) Hawk

Radiant Dawn

Units Tibarn
Items Pavise


Units ArvisBlack KnightHardinHectorRaydrikZephiel
Classes General (Learned at Level 15)


  • Pavise is the only skill to appear in all six games in the Fire Emblem series that have a defined skill system.


Etymology and other languages


See also