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Type Icon Name SP Required Description
B Deadly Balance.png Deadly Balance 300 At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 50% or if【Penalty】is active on unit, inflicts Atk/Def-5 on foe and grants Special cooldown charge +1 per foe's attack during combat. (Only highest value applied. Does not stack. Special cooldown charge granted even if foe's attack deals 0 damage.)

All effects that last "on foe through its next action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill like Panic or Threaten and negative status effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting movement, or the effects of a skill like Triangle Adept or Guard).
This skill can only be equipped by its original unit.

* Unused restrictions: No restrictions.


  • Only attacks performed by the foe have the "Special cooldown charge +X" effect. This is true regardless of who initiated combat.
  • The "Special cooldown charge +X" effect will stack with the "Special cooldown charge -X" effect.
    • For example, if a unit is affected by both  Guard and  Accelerate Special, the effects will stack and the cooldown will go down without penalty or bonus.
    • The effects will only stack when the foe attacks and the cooldown will go down without penalty or bonus.
    • The "Special cooldown charge -X" effect will only take place when the user attacks.
  • If used alongside another source of "Special cooldown charge +X", only the higher of the two charge increases will apply.
    • This means that if a unit has two "Special cooldown charge +1" effects from two different sources, the battle will play out as if only one "Special cooldown charge +1" effect is active.
  • Skills such as Spd Def Tempo 3.png Spd/Def Tempo 3 and Icon Class Red Sword.png Spendy Scimitar will neutralize effects that grant "Special cooldown charge +X" to the foe.

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Lif Lethal Swordsman Face FC.webp
Deadly Balance

In other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 死者の帳尻を
German Tödliche Balance
Spanish (Europe) Equilibrio mortal
Spanish (Latin America) Equilibrio mortal
French Équilibre mortel
Italian Equilibrio funereo
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 填補死者的數量
Portuguese Equilíbrio mortal

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