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Shade (skill)

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This page is about the skill from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. For the character, see Shade (character).


Is gcn shade.png
Icon of the Shade skill in Path of Radiance.

Reduces the chance an enemy will detect the unit and attack.



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

Shade (Japanese: Shade) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It decreases the chance of the skill's user being targeted by enemies during the enemy phase, instead making them more likely to target other allied units first.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn shade.png Decreases the chance of enemy units targeting the user. -- 5 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii shade.png Decreases the chance of enemy units targeting the user. -- 10 --


Path of Radiance

Units IlyanaVolke
Items Shade

Radiant Dawn

Units Ilyana
Items Shade

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance Causes enemies to attack
other units first.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Reduces the chance an
enemy will detect the
unit and attack.
Beorc only
Radiant Dawn
Reduces the chance an enemy will
detect the unit and attack.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Shade --
Japanese Romanized as Shade in the skill's internal file names in both games; literally "shadow".
Spanish Sombra Shadow
French Ombre Shadow
German Schatten Shadow
Italian Ombra Shadow



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