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Cancel

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Cancel

Is wii cancel.png
Icon of the Cancel skill in Radiant Dawn.

Can cancel an enemy's counterattack.

Type(s)

Personal (Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)
Passive (Type B) (Heroes)

Capacity

10 (Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)

Game(s)
For the skill known as Cancel in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, see Pavise. For the skill known as Guard in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, see Guard.

Cancel, also known as Guard, (Japanese: キャンセル Cancel) is a combat skill which first appeared in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, it is a personal skill equippable to any unit that, when activated, gives successful hits by its user the added ability of completely preventing the enemy from counter-attacking or double attacking them afterward for the rest of the round of combat, temporarily protecting the user from the risk of being damaged by the enemy.

In Heroes, Guard is a three-tiered type B passive skill (whose individual tiers are known as Guard 1, Guard 2, and Guard 3 in order from lowest to highest), and is a skill that slows down the target's cooldown for special skills when the user's HP is at or above a certain threshold at the start of combat; the percentage of total HP required to activate the skill decreases with the skill's tier. It should be noted, however, that despite Guard's help description, its actual effect in practice is that it merely pauses the target's special cooldown counter. This is due to the fact that the special cooldown counter always counts down by 1 when the unit is either hit, or performs an attack, and Guard does not nullify this; as a result, this charge is merely canceled out by Guard, resulting in no actual change to the target's cooldown counter. As a result, Guard will not prevent a special skill from being activated if the target's special cooldown is already at 0 at the start of a battle.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn guard.png Nullifies any further attacks from the target in the current round of attack. (Skill)% 10 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii cancel.png Nullifies any further attacks from the target in the current round of attack. (Speed)% 10 --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Guard 1)
Is feh guard 1.png If unit's own HP is at 100% at start of combat, slows target's cooldown for special skills by -1 per attack during combat. -- -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Guard 2)
Is feh guard 2.png If unit's own HP is at 90% at start of combat, slows target's cooldown for special skills by -1 per attack during combat. -- -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Guard 3)
Is feh guard 3.png If unit's own HP is at 80% at start of combat, slows target's cooldown for special skills by -1 per attack during combat. -- -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Path of Radiance

Units Haar
Items Guard

Radiant Dawn

Units LeonardoHaar
Items Cancel

Heroes

Units Haar: Black TempestHelbindi: Savage ScourgeJulius: Scion of DarknessLeon: True of HeartLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnMorgan: Lass from AfarNaesala: Sky's ShadowSakura: Gentle NekomataTitania: Mighty Mercenary

Trivia

  • In Heroes, the choice to revert the skill's name to Guard may be related to it being added to the game in the Path of Radiance-themed World of Radiance update.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Guard
• Cancel
• This name is used only in Path of Radiance and Heroes.
• This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
Japanese キャンセル Romanized as CANCEL in its internal file name in Radiant Dawn. In Path of Radiance, the skill is internally referred to as DEFENCE, which may be why the localization renamed it to "Guard".
Spanish • Defensa
• Cancelar
• Defense. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Cancel. This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
French • Garde
• Négation
• Guard. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Negation. This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
German • Wache
• Wacht
• Guard. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Guard. This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
Italian • Guardia
• Neutralizza
• Guard. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Nullify. This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.

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References

Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Aether Raids-Defensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Attack/ResistanceAether Raids-Defensive Speed/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Speed/ResistanceAether Raids-Offensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Offensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Offensive Speed/ResistanceArmored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed FormAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBlue Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceBrazen Speed/DefenseClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce BreathFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel FlyingGreen Duel InfantryHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingRed Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/Defense FormSpeed/Defense SoloSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAttack/Speed RuseAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCaldera DanceCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDefense/Resistance RuseDeluge DanceDesperationDisarm TrapDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKilling IntentKnock BackLancebreakerLight and DarkLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLull Attack/DefenseLull Attack/SpeedLull Speed/DefenseLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage DefenseSabotage ResistanceSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Resistance LinkSpeed/Resistance RuseSudden PanicSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful StaffYune's Whispers
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAttack/Resistance GapAttack/Resistance OathAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ExperienceBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant GuardDivine FangDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Attack WaveEven Defense WaveEven Resistance WaveEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGlareGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGround OrdersGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedHuman VirtueInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushInfantry HexbladeJoint Hone AttackJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyPanic SmokePulse SmokeRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticRouse Attack/DefenseSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedTime's PulseUpheavalVision of ArcadiaWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack SmokeBlaze DanceBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeChill AttackClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardEven Resistance WaveFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceHP/SpeedInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticRøkkrSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSparkling BoostSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Resistance BondSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PSquad Ace QSquad Ace RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YThreaten AttackThreaten Attack/SpeedThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost