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Pavise

Is snes02 pavise.png
Icon of the Pavise skill in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Halve sword/lance/axe/beaststone/blight damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat)

Type(s)
  • Class (in Genealogy of the Holy War, The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates)
  • Personal (in Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn)
  • Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance)
  • Item (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)
  • Special (in Heroes)
Capacity

20

Game(s)
This article is about the skill known as Cancel in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. For the skill known as Cancel in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, see Cancel.

Pavise (Japanese: 大盾 Great Shield), previously known as Great Shield and Cancel, is a combat skill debuting in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In most appearances, when activated, it protects the user from a single attack by reducing or - prior to Awakening - completely nullifying the damage that would have been inflicted on them by that attack. The skill's activation rate has widely varied from game to game, as has its availability, but it is most commonly available to Generals and members of other advanced armored classes. Awakening and Fates have split its functionality in two and restrict Pavise to working only against physical attacks, while a new skill, Aegis, offers the same protection against magical and bow attacks; Echoes: Shadows of Valentia also splits its functionality with another skill, Earth's Kiss in this case, with Pavise reducing physical damage and Earth's Blessing applying to magical damage.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates, Pavise is a class skill belonging to Generals and similar classes, and in Path of Radiance, Cancel is the mastery skill of the Hawk laguz. In Radiant Dawn, Pavise is a personal skill which can be equipped to any unit, while in Echoes, it is an item skill associated with the Duma's Shield and Sage's Shield.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- -
Thracia 776 Is snes03 pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (User's level)% -- --
The Sacred Stones -- It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Enemy's level)% -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn cancel.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii pavise.png It nullifies damage dealt by the enemy. (Skill)% 20 --
Awakening Is 3ds pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, Blighted Claws and Blighted Talons. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Fates Is 3ds pavise.png It halves the damage dealt by enemy attacks using swords, lances, axes, Beaststones, monster attacks, and automaton attacks. (Skill)% -- Will not activate against a Dual Strike.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill shield.png It halves the damage dealt by physical strikes. Command
(Cost: 4 HP)
-- Requires 20 SP to learn.
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Halves damage dealt by adjacent foes. -- -- Cooldown: 3

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a class skill) Hannibal
After promotion: Arden
Classes GeneralBaronEmperor

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Xavier
Classes Baron

The Sacred Stones

Units (As a class skill) After promotion: AmeliaGilliam
Classes General

Path of Radiance

Units (As a class skill) Tibarn
Classes (Occult) Hawk

Radiant Dawn

Units Tibarn
Items Pavise

Awakening

Units ArvisBlack KnightHardinHectorRaydrikZephiel
Classes General (Learned at Level 15)

Fates

Classes General (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Items Duma's ShieldSage's Shield

Heroes

Units DraugHectorHinata

Trivia

  • Pavise has appeared in all eight games in the core Fire Emblem series to feature a defined skill system and, as the only defined skill to appear in The Sacred Stones that didn't debut in that game, is the only skill with this distinction.
  • In The Sacred Stones, Great Shield will never activate if the enemy is attacking with a poison weapon (Toxin Lance, Poison Sword). This was implemented to prevent special effects conflicts with the purple glow used by poisoned units and the yellow glow produced by Great Shield.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Great Shield
• Cancel
• Pavise
• This name is used only in The Sacred Stones.
• This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• A pavise is a long shield of Greco-Roman origin which covers the user's entire body. This name is used from Radiant Dawn onward.
English
(unofficial)
Big Shield Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation patch.
Japanese 大盾

翼の守護

• Great Shield. This name is used in all appearances except Path of Radiance. Referred to as PAVIS in its internal file name in Radiant Dawn.

• Romanized as WINGSHIELD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance; literally, "winged protection". This name is used only in Path of Radiance.

Spanish • Pavés
• Guardia
• Pavise
• Guard. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
French • Protection
• Négation
• Protection
• Negation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
German • Pavise
• Abbruch
• As above.
• Cancellation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.
Italian • Ultradifesa
• Revoca
• Ultra-defense
• Revocation. This name is used only in Path of Radiance.

References

See also

Skills
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmCriticalDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPavisePursuitRecoverRenewalReturnSolStealVantageWrath
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
LethalityLocktouchPierceSlayerSummonSure Strike
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
AetherBlessingBlossomBoonCelerityColossusCorrosionCounterDauntDeadeyeDisciplineFlareGambleGuardInsightKnifeLuminaMantleParityProvokeReinforceResolveRoarSaviorSerenityShadeShoveSmiteStunTempestVigilanceVortex
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
Echoes
Combat arts ArchballistaArmorcrushAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and Run*Hunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashMistdancerOverrunPenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitSolar ThrustSpeculumSubdueSunderTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackWard ArrowWindsweep*GrounderWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +1Bowrange +2Bowrange +3Dark SpikesDeicideDivideDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceMagic +5Nullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySophisticateSoothing LightTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfire
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly SwordImpregnable
Related topics Skill items
Special skills in Heroes
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