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Constitution (Japanese: 体格 Build), abbreviated as Con (Bld in Thracia 776, Cn in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn) is a statistic applied to units that represents that unit's physical size. Its original function was to alleviate the effects of the weight of the unit's currently-equipped weapon on that unit's attack speed in battle—prior to the statistic's introduction in Thracia 776, units' attack speed bore the full brunt of a weapon's weight, often crippling users of heavy weapon types such as axes. Constitution also affects whether or not units can rescue each other: a unit with a higher constitution can rescue one with lower, but not vice versa.
The Constitution stat lost many of its functions in Path of Radiance: in the attack speed calculation, it was replaced by Strength; the rescuing calculation instead used the new weight stat; and Aid was removed entirely. It, however, retained some niche usage in the calculations for the Colossus and Shove skills, in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn respectively.
Constitution was removed entirely in Shadow Dragon, and has not appeared since.
|Thracia 776||Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution)||Applies to physical weaponry only.|
If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
|The Binding Blade||Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution)||If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.|
|The Blazing Blade||Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution)||If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.|
|The Sacred Stones||Speed - (Weapon weight - Constitution)||If (Weight-Con) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.|
The Aid stat exists only in the Game Boy Advance games, and its formulae are identical across all three games.
|Foot unit's Aid:||Constitution - 1|
|Male mounted unit's Aid:||25 - Constitution|
|Female mounted unit's Aid:||20 - Constitution|
Ability to rescue
- Main article: Rescue (command)#Calculations
|Thracia 776||Infantry: If [Unit A's Con] > [Unit B's Con], then Unit A can rescue Unit B.
Mounted: If [Unit B's Con] < 20 and Unit A is mounted, then Unit A can rescue Unit B.
|Mounted units cannot be rescued without first dismounting.|
Units with 20 Con cannot be rescued under any circumstances.
|The Binding Blade||If [Unit A's Aid] ≥ [Unit B's Con], then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
|The Blazing Blade||If [Unit A's Aid] ≥ [Unit B's Con], then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
|The Sacred Stones||If [Unit A's Aid] ≥ [Unit B's Con], then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
- Main article: Steal
In Thracia 776, constitution affects the ability to steal. If a thief's constitution is greater than the weight of a weapon held by an enemy, the thief can steal that weapon (assuming that the thief is faster than the target).
|Thracia 776||If Thief's constitution > target weapon's weight||--|
- Main article: Colossus
In Path of Radiance only, constitution affects the Colossus skill's ability to trigger.
|Path of Radiance||If user's constitution > target enemy's constitution||--|
Ability to shove
In Radiant Dawn only, a unit's constitution stat affects that unit's ability to use the Shove and Smite skills.
|Radiant Dawn||If [user's constitution + 2] > target's weight||--|
Items affecting constitution
|Items providing a permanent increase|
|Items and skills modifying the growth rate|
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Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|• This name is used in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Radiant Dawn.|
• This name is used only in Path of Radiance, though it is still abbreviated as "Cn" in the stat increase pop-up when changing class.
|Build||Referred to as this in the current Thracia 776 fan translation.|