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For the "repeated movement" skill known as Canto in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, see Canto. For the broader concept of galdrar in the stories of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, see Ancient language.

Canto / Galdrar

Is wii galdrar.png
Icon of the Galdrar skill in Radiant Dawn.

Allows this unit to sing galdrar to aid allies. The level of the user affects which galdrar can be learned.






Galdrar (Japanese: 呪歌謡い Galdrar), previously called Canto (Japanese: 再行動 Act Again), is a skill exclusive to the heron laguz of the Tellius duology. Acting as a direct analog to the Dance skill of other games, it allows the three herons—Reyson, Rafiel and Leanne—to use their galdrar, their tribe's magic chants. Their primary utility in both games is to refresh allied units who have already moved and thus allow them another turn of combat. In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Galdrar can also perform other functions to assist the heron's allies, which are progressively unlocked as the user gain more levels.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn canto.png Refreshes adjacent allies (one ally if untransformed, four if transformed), allowing them to move again if they have already moved. Command (Chant) 20 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii galdrar.png Allows the user to perform one of a set of galdrar to aid allies. Command (Galdr) 0 --

Radiant Dawn galdrar access

Level Galdr Effect
1 Vigor
(Japanese: 再動 Re-Move)
Refreshes adjacent allies, allowing them to move again if they have already moved.
15 Bliss
(Japanese: 喜樂 Bliss)
Raises adjacent allies' biorhythm to its highest point.
15 Sorrow
(Japanese: 哀憐 Sorrow)
Lowers adjacent enemies' biorhythm to its lowest point.
30 Valor
(Japanese: 勇武 Valiant)
100% fills the transform gauge of adjacent ally laguz units.
40 Recovery
(Japanese: 快癒 Full Recover)
Fully restores adjacent allies' HP and cures their status conditions.

Furthermore, each of the three herons in Radiant Dawn has their galdrar affect a different number of allies at a time. In Reyson's case, the number of allies he can perform a galdr on at time depends on whether or not he is shifted.

  • Rafiel: Four adjacent allies (transformed and untransformed)
  • Leanne: Two adjacent allies; one in front, one behind (transformed and untransformed)
  • Reyson: One adjacent ally (untransformed), four adjacent allies (transformed)


Path of Radiance

Units Reyson

Radiant Dawn

Units (As a class skill) LeanneRafielReyson
Classes Heron

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Galdrar is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B03-045R Prince of Serenes, Reyson. It is a manual-activation skill which, for the cost of flipping two bond cards and tapping Reyson to expend his turn, allows the player to untap one unit who has already moved, allowing them another turn. It behaves identically to the Dance skill present on Phina and Olivia's cards, except that if the unit Galdrar is used on is not a fang-wielding unit, then Galdrar also inflicts a -10 attack penalty on them.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Canto
• Galdrar
• Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: singing, chanting. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Plural of "galdr", derived from the Old Norse galdr, meaning a song used to cast spells. This name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
Japanese 再行動
• Act Again; used in Path of Radiance. Internally referred to as CHANT.
• Romanized as GALLDRER in its internal file name; literally, "charm song (galdr) chant". Used in Radiant Dawn.
Spanish • Canto
• Galdr
• Chant; used in Path of Radiance.
• As in English; used in Radiant Dawn.
French • Chant
• Galdrar
• Chant; used in Path of Radiance.
• As in English; used in Radiant Dawn.
German • Gesang
• Galdrar
• Singing; used in Path of Radiance.
• As in English; used in Radiant Dawn.
Italian • Canto
• Galdrar
• Chant; used in Path of Radiance.
• As in English; 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