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“May...the flag of Njö high and strong...!”

Alva is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. A 20-year-old knight of Leonster, he is best friends with Cain.


Alva first appears in Chapter 9, where he, along with Cain and Robert, is led by Selphina on a mission to guard General Hannibal's mansion from the invading Thracian army. He later joins Leif's army when it rendezvouses with Selphina's squadron.

Alva then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He requests a post in Southern Thracia thereafter, where he works to restore the area's public order under Altena's leadership. While initially looked down by the locals as a "Northerner", he comes to be respected and trusted by them in time.


Due to his limited characterisation, not much is known of Alva. According to his description on the official website of Thracia 776, Alva is a bright and cheerful character. This is supported by his ending, where, despite being viewed with disdain by the locals of Southern Thracia after moving to work there, he eventually wins over their hearts.

It can also be assumed that he's an optimistic and driven character from his escape quote, as he encourages the members of Leif's army to keep pressing on.



Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
FE5 Lance Knight.gif
Lance Knight
9 Player Automatically from the start

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE5 Lance Knight.gif Lance Knight
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE5 Sword Icon.png Sword - D (+10)
FE5 Lance Icon.png Lance - E (+40)
FE5ironsword.gif Iron Sword
FE5ironlance.png Iron Lance

*5 Move while Dismounted

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
70% 40% 10% 45% 50% 65% 30% 25% 1%

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof.png Knight Proof FE5 Duke Knight.gif Duke Knight
1 +2 +1 +3 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE5 Lance Icon.png +1

Support Bonus

Supported by
Character Bonus
  • Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
  • Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect


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Alva boasts good growths in Speed and Luck. His other stat growths are average in comparison. A strange oddity about Alva is that he has a higher Weapon Rank in Swords, when Lance Knights can only use this weapon type when dismounted.

Alva has quite a number of disadvantages in the game. He starts at a low base level with mediocre weapon ranks, and his base stats are also not particularly outstanding. Alva also joins with zero skills, FCM, and Movement Stars.

Alva can still be fielded as a filler unit when your other units are Fatigued. If the player wants to use Alva, it is recommended to give him a skill manual to make up for his lack of skills.


Death Quote

“May...the flag of Njö high and strong...!”
—Alva's death quote

Escape Quote

“OK, onto the next battle! Ever onward and upward!”
—Alva's escape quote in Thracia 776


Alva - Lance of Leonster (レンスターの槍騎士 Rensutā no yari kishi)

"At his own request, Alva was reassigned by Leif and Altena to a post in the former region of South Thracia. There, he strived to quell the area's civil unrest, and restore order to the war-torn land. At first, the locals treated him with distrust, referring to him only as "the Northerner." Yet his jovial and friendly nature eventually won over the people's hearts, and they treated him as one of their own."


Alva is an unisex name, the masculine version is a swedish variant of the Hebrew Alvah, meaning "your highness". It the name of a chief of Edom and a descendant of Esau in the bible.

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 717
Thracia 776
CYL2 746
Thracia 776
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 550
Thracia 776
CYL4 562
Thracia 776

CYL5 477
Thracia 776


  • Alva shares the same name as a paladin from Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • Although Alva and Cain technically fulfil the Cain and Abel archetype, they are not mentioned in the official list of characters in the Cain and Abel archetype in the Archanea Chronicle. This indicates that Intelligent System does not officially count them as part of the Archetype.