かばう [kabau] or 'to protect someone' in Japanese.

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Command
Usable by: Cecil Harvey
Obtain: has after becoming a Paladin

Final Fantasy VIII

Type: ?
AP Required: 100
GF: Brothers

Final Fantasy XI

Type: Job Ability
Learn at: PLD35, Use: any
Cast Time: instant, Recast: 3 min, Duration: (varies)
Range: ?, Radius: single party member, Cumulative Enmity: 1, Volatile Enmity: 300
Description: Allows you to protect party members by placing yourself between them and the enemy
Other: duration is dependent on user's VIT and MND as well as target's VIT
Other: can be modified by merits, Gallant Coronet, Valor Surcoat, Caballarius Surcoat, Save the Queen, Volitional Mantle, Reverence Coronet and Kheshig Blade

Final Fantasy XIV


Type: Paladin Ability
Learn at: PLD30 (quest), Equip: PLD
Recast: 180 s
Description: Redirects a melee attack against target party member to you. Target must be within 8 yalms

A Realm Reborn


Type: Paladin Ability
Learn: PLD35 (quest), Use: PLD
Cast time: (instant), Recast: 120 s, Duration: 12 s
Potency: -, Range: 10 yalms, Radius: 0
Description: Take all physical damage intended for another party member. Can only be used when member is closer than 10 yalms

Tactics Advance

Type: Chivalry
Range: 4
Learn with: Paladin
Learn from: Save The Queen (200 AP)

4 Heroes of Light

Type: Ability, AP: 1
Target: one party member, Duration: 1 turn, Element: -, Power: -
Speed: 200, Fixed Enmity: 0, Volatile Enmity: 0
Learn: Paladin 1
Description: Shelter a friend from attack and take the damage yourself
Other: first criteria for choosing the target is the one with the most enmity, second who has the least HP left. Has no effect when an attack targets all allies. Only activates once


Type: Unique Ability, AP Cost: 200, Power: -, Element: -
Cast time: instant or more, Recast: 15 sec, Duration: (as long as you press the button)
Learn: Paladin, Equip: Paladin
Description: Creates a barrier centered on the caster that voids all effects towards allies within the area. Consumes AP by pressing the button to continue holding up the barrier.


Type: Job Skill
Learn: Knight III, Skill level:
Fusion to: Sword users Gabranth, Kurasame; Spear users Kimahri, Edgar; H2H users Snow; Greatsword users Bartz, Paine, Steiner, Beatrix, Warrior of Light, Squall, Agrias, Cecil, Delita, Curilla; Dagger users Locke, Zidane; Katana users Auron; Axe users Garland, Luca; Aura users Golbez
Description: Covers an ally with less physical defense than self with a 30% probability. Damage taken is weakened by 10% at the time of activation.

Category: Ability

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