Resistance (also known as magical defense) is the Fire Emblem statistic that defines a unit's ability to defend against magical attacks. It is high in magic users, especially Monks. In most early Fire Emblem games only mages would have a resistance growth rate. Non-magic units usually have very low resistance, much like magic units have very low defense. In most games resistance can be boosted by two points with a Talisman. However, Pure Water and a barrier staff can temporarily increase resistance by 7 points. Nini's Grace, is used by Ninian or Nils in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, to increase resistance by 10 for 1 turn.