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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 Frest, 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.

ProfileEdit

Before Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

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 Frest 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 Manster.

At some point after entering Manster, Asbel met Ced, who taught him the basics of magic, including how to wield the powerful Grafcalibur time. 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 776Edit

Asbel first appears in Chapter 4x, where he assists Ced in releasing the children captured by the Loptyrian Cult and locked up in the Manster 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.

Asvel 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. Asvel returns home to Frest afterwards, taking his father's place as bishop and subsequently earning the title of Great Sage across Thracia.

PersonalityEdit

Asbel is characterised 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-GameEdit

RecruitmentEdit

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

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 Mage Mage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov LS MS PC
1 22 0 4 3 7 5 0 4 6 0 1 3
Skills Weapon Starting Items

ContinueAdept

FE5 Fire IconFire - E
FE5 Thunder IconThunder - E
FE5 Wind IconWind - C (+20)

FE5grafcaliburGrafcalibur
FE5doorkeyDoor Key
FE5vulneraryVulnerary

Growth RatesEdit

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

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightproof Knight Proof FE5 Sage Sage
Level Str Mag Skl Spd Def Bld Mov
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 BonusEdit

Supported by
Character Bonus
Fire Emblem 5 Leaf Portrait
Leif
10%
SetyFE5
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

OverallEdit

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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 Sety 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.

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 PCC of 3, this means he is guaranteed to perform critical attacks on his second strike.

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.

QuotesEdit

Death QuoteEdit

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

Escape QuoteEdit

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

EndingEdit

Asbel - Follower of the Winds (風に導かれた少年 Kaze ni michibika reta shōnen)

Asbel stayed at Leif’s side and shared his pain throughout the Liberation Wars. After that, he returned to his hometown of Frest and took his father’s place as bishop. Several years later, his name reached the four corners of the continent as the Great Sage Asbel.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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




TriviaEdit

  • 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 Frest and mentions Asbel in his death quote. Despite this, Asbel's ending only states that he returned to Frest to take his father's place as the bishop of the city, but does not mention his grandfather.

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