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Is gcn flare.png
Icon of the Flare skill in Path of Radiance.

In certain conditions, reduces enemy magic resistance by half.


Class (Mastery)


Flare (Japanese: 陽光 Brightness) is an offensive skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and is present only in it and its sequel, Radiant Dawn. It is the mastery skill of the Sage and Bishop classes in the former game, and of the Arch Sage, Empress, and Summoner classes in the latter. In both games it decreases the enemy's resistance stat, and in Radiant Dawn it also drains the enemy's hit points to heal the user.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn flare.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to resistance during the strike. (Skill)% 20 For further mechanics, see here.
Radiant Dawn Is wii flare.png Treats the target as if it has 0 resistance during the strike, and restores (damage dealt) HP to the user. {Skill)% 30 For further mechanics, see here.


Path of Radiance

Classes (Occult) SageBishop

Radiant Dawn

Units (As a class skill) BastianSanaki
Classes Arch SageEmpressSummoner

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance In certain conditions, reduces
enemy magic resistance
by half.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Can nullify an foe's
resistance and restore
HP in the amount of
damage given.
Cannot unnasign
Radiant Dawn
Can nullify an opponent's resistance and restore HP equal to damage dealt. High-level mages ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Flare A bright burn or shine.
Japanese 陽光 Romanized as BRIGHTNESS in its internal file name in Path of Radiance; literally, "sunlight". Radiant Dawn instead internally calls it FLARE.
Spanish Llamarada Blaze
French • Rayon
• Faisceau
• Ray. Used in Path of Radiance.
• Beam. Used in Radiant Dawn.
German Schein Glow
Italian • Bagliore
• Glow. Used in Path of Radiance.
• Blaze. Used in Radiant Dawn.



See also

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