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Pavise

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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.

Pavise

Is wii pavise.png
Icon of the Pavise skill in Radiant Dawn.

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

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

20

Game(s)

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, Awakening, and Fates, 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.

Data

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.
Fates Is 3ds pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, monster attacks, and automaton attacks. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a class skill) Hannibal
After promotion: Arden
Classes GeneralBaronEmperor

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Xavier
Classes Baron

The Sacred Stones

Units (As a class skill) After promotion: AmeliaGilliam
Classes General

Path of Radiance

Units (As a class skill) Tibarn
Classes (Occult) Hawk

Radiant Dawn

Units Tibarn
Items Pavise

Awakening

Units ArvisBlack KnightHardinHectorRaydrikZephiel
Classes General (Learned at Level 15)

Fates

Classes General (Learned from Level 15 and up.)

Trivia

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

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Great Shield
• Cancel
• Pavise
• This name was used only in The Sacred Stones.
• This name was used only in Path of Radiance.
• Latin: A large shield used to protect the entire body. This name is used from Radiant Dawn onward.
English
(unofficial)
Big Shield Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation patch.
Japanese 大盾
翼の守護
• Great Shield. This name was used in all appearances except Path of Radiance.
• Winged Protection. This name was used only in Path of Radiance.
Spanish Pavés Pavise
French Protection Protection
German Pavise As above.
Italian Ultradifesa Ultra-defense

References

See also

Skills
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmCriticalDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPavisePursuitRecoverRenewalReturnSolStealVantageWrath
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
LethalityLocktouchPierceSlayerSummonSure Strike
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
AetherBlessingBlossomBoonCelerityColossusCorrosionCounterDauntDeadeyeDisciplineFlareGambleGuardInsightKnifeLuminaMantleParityProvokeReinforceResolveRoarSaviorSerenityShadeShoveSmiteStunTempestVigilanceVortex
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
AuroraBaneBeastfoeBirdfoeBlood TideCancelCritical +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25CoronaDisarmDragonfoeEclipseFlourishFormshiftFortuneGaldrarGlareHowlImbueImpaleIreMaelstromMercyNight TideNullifyPassQuickclawRendSacrificeSavageShriekStillnessTearWhite PoolWildheart
Introduced in
Awakening
AcrobatAegisAegis+AggressorAll Stats +2AnathemaAptitudeArmsthriftAvoid +10AxebreakerAxefaireBeastbaneBondBowbreakerBowfaireConquestDefenderDefense +2DelivererDemoiselleDespoilDragonskinDual Strike+Dual Guard+Dual Support+Even RhythmFocusGaleforceHawkeyeHealtouchHexHit Rate +10Hit Rate +20HP +5IgnisIndoor FighterIote's ShieldLancebreakerLancefaireLifetakerLimit BreakerLuck +4Lucky SevenLuna+Magic +2Movement +1Odd RhythmOutdoor FighterPatiencePavise+PrescienceQuick BurnRally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally StrengthReliefResistance +2Resistance +10Rightful GodRightful KingShadowgiftSkill +2Slow BurnSolidaritySpecial DanceSpeed +2Strength +2SwordbreakerSwordfaireTantivyTomebreakerTomefaireUnderdogVantage+VengeanceVeteranWyrmsbaneZeal
Introduced in
Fates
Aching BloodAir SuperiorityAmaterasuArmor ShieldArmored BlowAwakeningBeast ShieldBetter OddsBibliophileBloodthirstBold StanceBorn StewardBushidoCalmCamaraderieCaptureCertain BlowChivalryClarityCollectorCompetitiveCountercurseCountermagicDancing BladeDarting BlowDaydreamDeath BlowDefensetakerDevoted PartnerDivine RetributionDivine ShieldDraconic HeirDraconic HexDragon FangDragon WardDual GuardsmanDual StrikerDuelist's BlowElbow RoomEvasive PartnerEven BetterEven KeelEvenhandedFancy FootworkFearsome BlowFierce CounterFierce MienFierce RivalFiery BloodForagerForceful PartnerForeign PrincessFortunate SonFuture SightGallantGentilhommeGolembaneGood FortuneGoody BasketGrisly WoundGuarded BraveryHaikuHealing DescantHeartseekerHeavy BladeHighwaymanHit ⁄Avo +10Hit ⁄Avo +20Hoshidan UnityIcy BloodImmobilizeImmune StatusIn ExtremisInevitable EndInspirationInspiring SongIron WillKidnapLife and DeathLily's PoiseLive to ServeLucktakerLucky CharmLungeMagictakerMake a KillingMalefic AuraMiraculous SaveMischievousMisfortunateMorbid CelebrationNatural CoverNobilityNoble CauseNohr EnmityNohrian TrustOdd ShapedOpportunistOpportunity ShotOptimistOptimisticPeacebringerPerfect PitchPerfectionistPerspicaciousPlaythingsPoint BlankPoison StrikePotent PotionPragmaticPrideProdigyProfiteerPuissancePyrotechnicsQuick DrawQuick SalveQuiet StrengthQuixoticRallying CryReciprocityRend HeavenReplicateResist StatusResistancetakerRifled BarrelRose's ThornsSalvage BlowSavage BlowSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal StrengthSelf-DestructShelterShuriken MasteryShurikenbreakerShurikenfaireSisterhoodSkilltakerSpeedtakerSpendthriftStaff SavantStrengthtakerStrong RiposteSupportiveSurefootedSurveySwapSweet ToothTactical AdviceToxic BrewTrampleTriple ThreatUnmaskVendettaVeteran IntuitionVoice of PeaceVoid CurseVow of FriendshipWarding BlowWarpWary FighterWind DiscipleWinged ShieldWitch's Brew
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