The ability to reduce the damage the target takes. Sub-power of Damage Manipulation and Support Powers. Variation of Reduction. Opposite to Defense Reduction.

Also Called

  • Damage Decreasing/Lowering/Minimalization


The user can decrease and reduce the damage the target takes making them harder to defeat or destroy.




  • Decreasing the target's damage is varied by how much the target can endure the pain.
  • Does not work against Lethal Attacks.
  • Depends on what type of attack the user can reduce.
  • Effect may only be temporary.

Known Users

  • Karna (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous); via Reduce Damage
  • Xerimus (Kaiju Combat)
  • Jack Slater (Last Action Hero)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via Enhanced Defense
  • Pokémon that can use Light Screen and Reflect (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon with the Friend Guard ability (Pokémon)
  • Maxwell (Tales of Eternia)
  • Arme (Grand Chase)
  • The Medic (Team Fortress 2); via Vaccinator
  • The Soldier (Team Fortress 2); via Battalion's Backup
  • Molly Blyndeff ("Epithet Erased")

Known Objects

  • Guardian Potions (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Spikes (Shadow Hearts)

Known Powers

  • Armor of Emptiness (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
    • Noht
  • Defend (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Dragonskin (Fire Emblem)
  • Aries Armor (Kid Icarus)
  • Super Armor (Kid Icarus)


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