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Weight (Japanese: 重量 weight), abbreviated as Wt, is a statistic applied to units which appears only in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn. As its name obviously suggests, it simulates the unit's body weight and dictates whether or not a unit is light enough or too heavy to be rescued by another unit, and whether or not one unit is able to shove another. The function of the weight stat is similar to that of the constitution stat, and indeed it performs the same functions filled by constitution in other games, even though constitution still exists in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Technically speaking, weight is not entirely its own stat but is calculated based on the unit's constitution and class. Every class in the two games adds a class bonus to the unit's constitution stat to produce their weight stat. The class bonus simulates any additions to the unit's actual body weight that come from whether or not they are armored or ride a mount. A side effect of this system is that increasing a unit's constitution using a Statue Frag will also indirectly increase their weight.
Path of Radiance
- Main article: Rescue (command)#Calculations
|Path of Radiance||If ([Unit A's Wt] - [Unit B's Wt]) ≥ 2, then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
|Radiant Dawn||If ([Unit A's Wt] - 2) ≥ [Unit B's Wt]), then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
- Main article: Shove
Weight only affects shoving in Path of Radiance; in Radiant Dawn, constitution is used instead.
|Path of Radiance||If ([Unit B's Wt] - [Unit A's Wt]) ≥ 2, then Unit A can rescue Unit B.||--|
|Path of Radiance||The unit's weight.
This affects a non-mounted
unit's ability to shove.
|Radiant Dawn||The unit's overall weight.||??|
- According to Taeko Kaneda, game designer of Path of Radiance, the reason that weight was introduced was due to confusion over what the constitution stat was supposed to represent. According to Kaneda, in the previous titles, constitution included armor and equipment, but this was ambiguous; thus, Path of Radiance separated a unit's constitution (before armor and equipment) from weight.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Weight. Abbreviated to Pds due to space restrictions.
- "Kaneda: By the way, the concept of “constitution” which appeared on characters in The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade includes armor and equipment. However, since this wasn’t clearly stated anywhere, there were mistaken thoughts on some of the more delicate female characters in illustrations, such as “Is she actually a gigantic woman?” (laughs). Partly for this reason, “Radiance” separately displays constitution (before factoring armor) and weight. One’s mental image is important." — xkan, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Staff Interview (N.O.M 82 – May 2005), kantopia, Published: 20 April 2020, Retrieved: 12 October 2020