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Is gcn parity.png
Icon of the Parity skill in Path of Radiance.

Cancels support, terrain, and skill bonuses, making units fight on ability alone.




5 (in Path of Radiance)
10 (in Radiant Dawn)


Parity (Japanese: 能力勝負 Ability Duel) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. When activated, it negates all skills and bonuses for both the user and the enemy, levelling the playing field and forcing both units to rely solely on their stats for the fight. In Path of Radiance, Parity always activates when its bearer is involved in a battle. In Radiant Dawn, Parity cannot be activated on the enemy phase, as it necessitates specifically being activated by command when moving the user.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn parity.png Negates combat skills, support bonuses, and terrain bonuses for both user and foe. -- 5 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii parity.png Negates combat skills, support bonuses, and terrain bonuses for both user and foe. Command 10 --


Path of Radiance

Units Lucia
Items Parity

Radiant Dawn

Units Lucia
Items Parity

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance ?? ??
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Cancels support, terrain,
and skill bonuses to
make units fight on
base ability alone.
Radiant Dawn
Cancels support, terrain, and skill bonuses, making units fight on ability alone. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Parity Equality, fairness
Japanese 能力勝負 Ability Duel
Spanish Equilibrio Equality
French Equité Equality
German Fairness --
Italian Parità Parity



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