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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.

Profile

Before Fire Emblem: 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 Tahra thereafter, and Asbel fled along with him. Asbel's father remained behind in Tahra 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.

Fire Emblem: 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.

Personality

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.

In-Game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Recruitment

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Asvel portrait.png
Asbel
FE5 Mage.gif Mage 4x NPC Talk with Leif

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE5 Mage.gif Mage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefBldMovLSMSFCM
12204375046013
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Continue.pngAdeptFE5 Fire Icon.pngFire - E
FE5 Thunder Icon.pngThunder - E
FE5 Wind Icon.pngWind - C (+20)
FE5grafcalibur.pngGrafcalibur
FE5doorkey.pngDoor Key
FE5vulnerary.pngVulnerary

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.png Knight Proof FE5 Sage.gif Sage
1 0 +5 +5 +6 +4 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE5 Fire Icon.png +1 FE5 Thunder Icon.png +1 FE5 Light Icon.png C FE5 Staff Icon.png D

Support Bonus

Supported by
Character Bonus
Fire Emblem 5 Leaf Portrait.png
Leif
10%
SetyFE5.png
Ced
10%
  • 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

Overall

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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 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 Sprite.pngTitle
Windswept Youth
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
7/8/9
33/36/39
11/12/13
39/42/46
3/4/5
18/21/24
6/7/8
23/26/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Grafcalibur
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Wind Tome.png Tome

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngWind---
Elwind---
Rexcalibur---
Grafcalibur-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Moonbow--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH Fury 1.png Fury 1--
FEH Fury 2.png Fury 2FEH Fury 1.png Fury 1-
FEH Fury 3.png Fury 3FEH Fury 2.png Fury 2-
FEH Fury 4.png Fury 4FEH Fury 3.png Fury 3FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Null Follow-Up 1.png Null Follow-Up 1--
FEH Null Follow-Up 2.png Null Follow-Up 2FEH Null Follow-Up 1.png Null Follow-Up 1-
FEH Null Follow-Up 3.png Null Follow-Up 3FEH Null Follow-Up 2.png Null Follow-Up 2-
CFEH Spd Res Oath 1.png Spd Res Oath 1--
FEH Spd Res Oath 2.png Spd Res Oath 2FEH Spd Res Oath 1.png Spd Res Oath 1-
FEH Spd Res Oath 3.png Spd Res Oath 3FEH Spd Res Oath 2.png Spd Res Oath 2-

Overall

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Base Set
Counters
Skill Inheritance

Quotes

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

Heroes

Asbel/Heroes Quotes

Ending

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
Thracia 776
279
CYL2 487
↓35
Thracia 776
257
↓22
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 374
↑113
Thracia 776
407
↑150
CYL4 290
↑84
Thracia 776
446
↑39
CYL5 427
↓137
Thracia 776
80
↓366

CYL6 409
Thracia 776
114

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

See main article: Asbel/Gallery.
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