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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.


  • The combat reductions and cooldown charge of Deadly Balance will activate if the unit wielding it receives a 【Penalty】.
  • The stat decrease that can be applied by Deadly Balance is considered a combat reduction.
  • Only attacks performed by the foe have the Special cooldown charge +X effect. This is true regardless of who initiated combat.
  • If the user has a "Special cooldown charge +X" effect and a foe has a "Special cooldown charge -X" effect, the effects will stack.
    • For example, if a unit with Icon Class Red Sword.png Guard Sword+ battles an foe with Heavy Blade 3.png Heavy Blade 3 active:
      • 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.
  • Skills such as Icon Class Red Sword.png Creator Sword and Icon Class Red Sword.png Spendy Scimitar will neutralize any effects that grant "Special cooldown charge +X" to the foe or inflict "Special cooldown charge -X" on its user.

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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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