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Cancel

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
For the skill known as "Cancel" in Path of Radiance, see Pavise. For the skill known as "Guard" in Radiant Dawn, see Guard.
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)

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 Inflicts −1 special skill cooldown charge per attack on the foe during combat If user's HP = 100% -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Guard 2)
Is feh guard 2.png Inflicts −1 special skill cooldown charge per attack on the foe during combat If user's HP ≥ 90% -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Guard 3)
Is feh guard 3.png Inflicts −1 special skill cooldown charge per attack on the foe during combat If user's HP ≥ 80% -- Cost: 200 SP
Heroes
(Guard 4)
File:Is feh guard 4.png At the start of combat, inflicts −4 attack and −1 special skill cooldown charge per attack on the foe during combat and reduces the damage from the foe's first attack by 30%. If user's HP ≥ 25% -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Path of Radiance

Units Haar
Items Guard

Radiant Dawn

Units LeonardoHaar
Items Cancel

Heroes

Guard 1

Units Caellach: Tiger EyeHaar: Black TempestHelbindi: Savage ScourgeJulius: Scion of DarknessLeon: True of HeartLuthier: Odd WayfarerLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnMorgan: Lass from AfarNaesala: Sky's ShadowSakura: Gentle NekomataTitania: Mighty Mercenary
Tempest Trials+ December 2022: 20,000 points

Guard 2

Units Caellach: Tiger EyeHaar: Black TempestHelbindi: Savage ScourgeJulius: Scion of DarknessLeon: True of HeartLuthier: Odd WayfarerLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnMorgan: Lass from AfarNaesala: Sky's ShadowSakura: Gentle NekomataTitania: Mighty Mercenary
Sacred Seal Forge (enhancement) Requires 200 Transparent Badge, 60 Great Transparent Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Guard 1 seal

Guard 3

Units Caellach: Tiger EyeHaar: Black TempestHelbindi: Savage ScourgeJulius: Scion of DarknessLeon: True of HeartLuthier: Odd WayfarerLyn: Wind's EmbraceMicaiah: Priestess of DawnMorgan: Lass from AfarNaesala: Sky's ShadowSakura: Gentle NekomataTitania: Mighty Mercenary
Sacred Seal Forge (enhancement) Requires 1000 Transparent Badge, 400 Great Transparent Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Guard 2 seal

Guard 4

Units Gotoh: White Sage

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Path of Radiance
(skill assignment menu)
??
一定の確率で、相手の
攻撃を1回無効にする
取得可能
全ユニット
Path of Radiance
(help)
In certain conditions, nullifies
one enemy attack.
一定の確率で
相手の攻撃を1回無効にします
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Can cancel an enemy's
counterattack.
発動すると
敵の反撃を封じる
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Can cancel an enemy's counterattack.
発動すると
敵の反撃を封じる
Heroes
(Guard 1)
At start of combat, if unit's HP = 100%, inflicts
Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack.
(Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが100%なら敵の奥義発動
カウント変動量-1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Guard 2)
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 90%, inflicts
Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack.
(Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが90%以上なら敵の奥義発動
カウント変動量-1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Guard 3)
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 80%, inflicts
Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack.
(Only highest value applied. Does not stack.)
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが80%以上なら敵の奥義発動
カウント変動量-1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Guard 4)
At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts
Atk-4 and Special cooldown charge -1 on foe
per attack during combat (only highest value
applied; does not stack) and reduces damage
from foe's first attack during combat by 30%.
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら、
戦闘中、敵の攻撃-4、
敵の奥義発動カウント変動量-1
(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)、
最初に受けた攻撃のダメージを30%軽減

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

• Guard
• Cancel

• This name is used in Path of Radiance and Heroes; it was likely used in Heroes as it was introduced in a Path of Radiance-themed banner.
• This name is used 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 in Path of Radiance.
• Cancel. This name is used in Radiant Dawn and Heroes.

French

• Garde
• Négation

• Guard. This name is used in Path of Radiance.
• Negation. This name is used in Radiant Dawn and Heroes.

German

• Wache
• Wacht

• Guard. This name is used in Path of Radiance.
• Guard. This name is used in Radiant Dawn and Heroes.

Italian

• Guardia
• Neutralizza

• Guard. This name is used in Path of Radiance.
• Nullify. This name is used in Radiant Dawn and Heroes.

Portuguese

Guarda

Guard

Traditional Chinese

取消

Cancel

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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
Type B passive skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Armored WallAtrocityAtk CantripAtk/Def BulwarkAtk/Def SnagAtk FeintA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceAtk/Res RuseAtk/Res SnagAtk/Res TempoA/S Near TraceAtk/Spd RuseAtk/Spd SnagBeast N TraceBelief in LoveChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill Atk/ResChill Atk/SpdChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/DefChill Spd/ResChilling SealCrafty FighterDeadly BalanceDef CantripDef FeintDef/Res RuseDef/Res SmokeDef/Res SnagDivine RecreationDull CloseDull RangedFallen StarFreezing SealGuardKilling IntentLight and DarkLull Atk/DefLull Atk/ResLull Atk/SpdLull Spd/DefLull Spd/ResMoon-Twin WingNew DivinityPrescienceRes CantripRes FeintSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSavvy FighterSeal AtkSeal Atk/DefSeal Atk/SpdSeal DefSeal Def/ResSeal ResSeal SpdSeal Spd/DefSeal Spd/ResSpecial FighterSpd/Def BulwarkS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceSpd/Def RuseSpd/Def SnagSpd/Def TempoSpd CantripSpd FeintSpd/Res BulwarkS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceSpd/Res TempoSpd PreemptSpd/Res RuseSpd/Res SnagSun-Twin WingVengeful FighterYune's Whispers
Follow-up strike skills Assured RebirthAxebreakerBeast AgilityBeast Follow-UpBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlue Lion RuleB TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDive-BombDragon's IreEven Follow-UpFaithful LoyaltyFlow FeatherFlow FlightFlow ForceFlow GuardFlow N TraceFlow RefreshFollow-Up RingG TomebreakerHardy FighterHoðr's ZealHoly War's EndKilling IntentLancebreakerNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpQuick RiposteRaging StormR TomebreakerSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSun-Twin WingSwordbreakerVengeful FighterWary FighterWatersweepWily FighterWindsweepYngvi Ascendant
Healing skills Armored WallFlow RefreshLive to ServeMystic BoostRecover RingRenewalS DrinkSolar Brace
Mobility skills AerobaticsA/D Far TraceA/D Near TraceA/R Far TraceA/R Near TraceA/S Far TraceA/S Near TraceBeast N TraceClose CallDrag BackEscape RouteFlier FormationFlow N TraceHit and RunKnock BackLungeMoonlight BangleMoonlit Bangle FMurderous LionObstructPassRaging StormRepelS/D Far TraceS/D Near TraceS/R Far TraceS/R Near TraceWarp PowderWings of Mercy
Proximity skills Binding NecklaceMurderous LionSabotage AtkSabotage DefSabotage ResSabotage SpdSudden PanicYune's Whispers
Stat-boosting skills Atk/Def LinkAtk/Res LinkAtk/Spd LinkBlaze DanceCaldera DanceDef/Res LinkDeluge DanceEarth DanceFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceGale DanceGeyser DanceLunar BraceRockslide DanceShield PulseSpd/Def LinkSpd/Res LinkSpurnTorrent DanceVelocityWrath
Turn-related skills Blue Lion RuleBold FighterBrash AssaultClose CallCrafty FighterDaring FighterDesperationDive-BombDouble LionDragon's IreFlow RefreshFrenzyHardy FighterHoly War's EndKilling IntentLungePoison StrikePrescienceQuick RiposteRaging StormRepelSlick FighterSoul of ZofiaSpecial SpiralVantageVengeful FighterYngvi Ascendant
Miscellaneous skills Beorc's BlessingBushidoCancel AffinityDazzling StaffDisarm TrapDragon WallDragon's WrathGuard BearingLive for BountyLive for HonorMoon-Twin WingNull C-DisruptSacae's BlessingTrue Dragon WallWrathful Staff
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill Atk/DefChill DefChill ResChill SpdChill Spd/ResDef FeintDef PloyDef SmokeGuardPanic PloyRes FeintRes PloyRes SmokeSeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileNull Follow-UpQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGround OrdersGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res OathAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloDist. Counter (D)Distant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdFortify DragonsHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInf. HexbladeInfantry RushRes TacticRouse Atk/DefSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res OathSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdSpur Spd/DefThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard BeastsWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad 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 YSquad Ace ZSquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad Ace AMSquad Ace ANSquad Ace AOSquad Ace APSquad Ace AQSquad Ace ARSquad Ace ASSquad Ace ATSquad Ace AUSquad Ace AVSquad Ace AWSquad Ace AXSquad Ace AYSquad Ace AZSquad Ace BASquad Ace BBSquad Ace BCSquad Ace BDSquad Ace BESquad Ace BFSquad Ace BGSquad Ace BHSquad Ace BISquad Ace BJSquad Ace BKSquad Ace BLSquad Ace BMSquad Ace BN
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk OpeningAtk/Spd PushBlaze DanceBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def OpeningDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StanceOdd Def WaveOdd Spd WavePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal