|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Canis possesses a Resire tome, and it is thus recommended to attack her with characters who are capable of defeating her quickly before she can make any moves, such as Shanan with the Balmung or Larcei with a Hero Sword. Alternatively, the Sleep Staff or the Silence Staff may be used against Canis before attacking her.
Canis is widely considered to be the most dangerous of the six Deadlords present in the Final Chapter. Canis is capable of counterattacking with her deadly set of skills, and has the potential of wiping out weaker units with relative ease. Furthermore, if the player waits too long before defeating her, Canis may utilize her Berserk Staff on a random ally unit on the map, which is likely to spell disaster.
*Drops when defeated
Elf, Canis' Japanese name, is the German and Dutch word for the number 11.
In the English version of Awakening, the Deadlords' names are Latin words for the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The zodiac's eleventh sign is the dog, which in Latin is canis.