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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

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 --
Heroes
(Guard 1)
Is feh guard 1.png Pauses target's special cooldown if unit's own HP is at 100% at start of combat. -- -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Guard 2)
Is feh guard 2.png Pauses target's special cooldown if unit's own HP is at 90% or above at start of combat. -- -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Guard 3)
Is feh guard 3.png Pauses target's special cooldown if unit's own HP is at 80% or above at start of combat. -- -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Path of Radiance

Units Haar
Items Guard

Radiant Dawn

Units LeonardoHaar
Items Cancel

Heroes

Units LeonTitania

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.

Gallery

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.

References

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Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
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Introduced in
Path of Radiance
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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 StewardBrynhildrBushidoCalmCamaraderieCaptureCertain 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 BloodImmobilizeIn ExtremisInevitable EndInspirationInspiring SongIron WillKidnapLife and DeathLily's PoiseLive to ServeLucktakerLucky CharmLungeMagictakerMake a KillingMalefic AuraMiraculous SaveMischievousMisfortunateMorbid CelebrationNatural CoverNobilityNoble CauseNohr EnmityNohrian TrustNullify AilmentsOdd 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 AdviceTeleportationToxic BrewTrampleTriple ThreatUnmaskVendettaVeteran IntuitionVoice of PeaceVoid CurseVow of FriendshipWarding BlowWary FighterWind DiscipleWinged ShieldWitch's Brew
Introduced in
Shadows of Valentia
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