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“We swore to each other that we would live and die together, Lord Leif… Was that an empty vow? I still remember it. And I've chosen to aid you as much as I can.”
— Asbel to Leif

Asbel is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Hailing from the free city of Hrest, he is a 15 year old Mage who is Ced's pupil and one of Leif's close friends. Asbel is also the exclusive wielder of the Grafcalibur tome.


Before Thracia 776[]

Asbel first met and befriended Leif 10 years before the events of Thracia 776. Leif, who was seeking respite from the Empire, came to live in Hrest under the protection of Asbel's father, who was the city's bishop at the time. For two years, Leif remained hidden in the city until the citizens themselves informed the Empire of his whereabouts.

Leif was forced to flee to Tarrah thereafter, and Asbel fled along with him. Asbel's father remained behind in Tarrah to buy the prince and his son time to escape, but was subsequently captured and executed. Asbel was separated from Leif three years prior to Thracia 776 when the prince escaped to Fiana with Finn and Nanna.

Despite this, Asbel persisted in searching for Leif, never forgetting the pledge he had made with the prince to reclaim Thracia with him. After losing track of Leif's whereabouts, however, he ended up in Munster.

At some point after entering Munster, Asbel met Ced, who taught him the basics of magic, including how to wield the powerful Grafcalibur tome. Asbel subsequently joined Ced as a member of the Magi Squad, aiding them in their quest to oppose the Empire while also keeping his eyes peeled for any signs of Leif.

Thracia 776[]

Asbel first appears in Chapter 4x, where he assists Ced in releasing the children captured by the Loptr Church and locked up in the Munster dungeon. When he learns that Leif had been imprisoned in the same castle, as well, Asbel hastens to find his friend, leaving Ced after promising to join up with him after the war ends.

Asbel then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He remains by Leif's side thereafter, seeing the Liberation Wars to their end. Asbel returns home to Hrest afterwards, taking his father's place as bishop and subsequently earning the title of Great Sage across Thracia.


Asbel is characterized by a determined, loyal, and plucky attitude. This is shown through his refusal to give up on looking for Leif despite losing contact with him for several years. His loyalty especially shines through on reuniting with his friend, as he reasserts his resolve to reclaim Thracia with Leif.


Thracia 776[]


Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Asvel portrait
FE5 Mage Mage 4x NPC Talk with Leif

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE5 Mage Mage
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
ContinueAdeptFE5 Fire IconFire - E
FE5 Thunder IconThunder - E
FE5 Wind IconWind - C (+20)
FE5doorkeyDoor Key

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
55% 10% 35% 55% 75% 35% 10% 10% 2%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof Knight Proof FE5 Sage Sage
1 0 +5 +5 +6 +4 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE5 Fire Icon +1 FE5 Thunder Icon +1 FE5 Light Icon C FE5 Staff Icon D

Support Bonus[]

Supported by
Character Bonus
Fire Emblem 5 Leaf Portrait
  • 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


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

As the first offensive magic user who joins in Thracia 776, Asbel starts off frail, but can easily become a valuable asset to the team after being trained. He starts off having difficulty doubling and killing enemies because he is weighed down by Attack Speed problems. It is thus recommended to give him the Ced scroll early on to guarantee a Speed increase every level-up, as well as to slightly boost his Magic. He will quickly snowball to become one of the army's most potent nukes and boss-killers. He should be promoted as soon as possible in order to reap the benefits of Sage's massive promotion bonuses—among them being D-rank staves, which gives him another bit of utility.

Asbel's personal weapon, Grafcalibur, gives him a tremendous edge in combat due to its low Weight and high Critical rate. Combined with Asbel’s own FCM of 3, this means he is guaranteed to perform critical attacks on his second strike. This is a major factor in Asbel's status as a great bosskiller: thrones provide a +10 boost to enemy Defense, but do not similarly boost Magic, which means that for much of the game, the easiest way to defeat any given boss is to throw Asbel at it.

You should be cautious in their placement of Asbel on the field as well, as he has low HP and Defense. He may also have trouble against bosses with Master weapons, as they can kill him in a single round. His supports from Leif and, later, Ced, will help him with his Avoid and Accuracy, so staying in range of them will benefit him greatly. He can also be given the Life Bracelet to make him less easily killed by stronger bosses.

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Hero from beyond Elyos skilled in the use of wind magic. He learned much while studying under Ced, leader of the Magi. He and Leif met in their youth and vowed to take back Thracia.
Bond Ring Asbel
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank Spd +1
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank Dex +1 Spd +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank Mag +1 Dex +1 Spd +1
Leif Emblem Ring Sage Lord FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank Mag +1 Dex +1 Spd +2

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Windswept Youth
A wind mage from a small city in Ulster, Hrest. Undertakes a long journey in search of Leif in order to fulfill his pledge. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base Stats[]

Heroes Asbel SpriteTitle
Windswept Youth
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Grafcalibur
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Wind Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseWind---
Grafcalibur-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Moonbow--FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Fury 1 Fury 1--
FEH Fury 2 Fury 2FEH Fury 1 Fury 1-
FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Fury 2 Fury 2-
FEH Fury 4 Fury 4FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Null Follow-Up 1 Null Follow-Up 1--
FEH Null Follow-Up 2 Null Follow-Up 2FEH Null Follow-Up 1 Null Follow-Up 1-
FEH Null Follow-Up 3 Null Follow-Up 3FEH Null Follow-Up 2 Null Follow-Up 2-
CFEH Spd Res Oath 1 Spd Res Oath 1--
FEH Spd Res Oath 2 Spd Res Oath 2FEH Spd Res Oath 1 Spd Res Oath 1-
FEH Spd Res Oath 3 Spd Res Oath 3FEH Spd Res Oath 2 Spd Res Oath 2-


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Windswept Youth Asbel
Asbel windswept youth pop01 Asbel is a Hero from the free city of Hrest, located on the Thracian peninsula. He's an up-and-coming mage who can wield a powerful wind tome!
Asbel windswept youth pop02 Asbel first encountered Prince Leif of Leonster as a young child. Together, they swore that they would one day free northern Thracia from the grasp of the Grannvale Empire.
Asbel windswept youth pop03 After their meeting, Asbel studied magic under the tutelage of Ced, who gave him the wind tome of Grafcalibur. Having gained the strength to fight, he then joined the army Leif raised to defeat Grannvale.
Asbel windswept youth pop04 And so, Asbel continues to fight at Leif's side to honor the pledge they made all those years ago—as allies united by a lifelong bond of friendship!
Closely Associated Characters
Leif Quan's son. He was hiding in Fiana but rose up after an attack by imperial forces. A childhood friend of Asbel's.
Ced Son of Silesse's pegasus knight Erinys. A hero that stood up for the liberation of Munster. Asbel's mentor.


Death Quote[]

“Lord Leif… Please save…Thracia…”
—Asbel's death quote

Escape Quote[]

“Lord Leif, I shall be waiting for you up ahead. Please be careful!”
—Asbel's escape quote


Asbel/Heroes Quotes


Asbel - Follower of the Winds (風に導かれた少年, Kaze ni michibika reta shōnen)
Asbel fought alongside Leif for the entirety of the war, serving as his trusted aide and confidant. For each step Leif took down that harsh road, Asbel was always beside him, helping him shoulder the war's burdens. Afterward, he returned to his hometown of Hrest, where he became a priest, as his father was before him. In only a few short years, tales of Asbel the Sage had spread to every corner of the land.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Asbel is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 452 CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL2 487
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL3 374
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL4 290
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL5 427
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776
CYL6 409
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776

CYL7 364
CYL Asbel 776 Portrait
Thracia 776


  • According to the unused NPC data in Thracia 776, a playable character known as Gunna was originally created to be Asbel's grandfather. He is a Bishop of the free city Hrest and mentions Asbel in his death quote. Despite this, Asbel's ending only states that he returned to Hrest to take his father's place as the bishop of the city, but does not mention his grandfather.
  • Asbel shares his Japanese voice actress, Rie Kugimiya with Heroes' Laevatein.


See main article: Asbel/Gallery.