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For the similarly named Fire Emblem: Three Houses character, see Ashe.

“Ah... I believe I have arrived. I am unsure of whether I'm ready, but... a few deep breaths will help. Phew... Now then... I have finally arrived in the mortal realm of Midgard. My heart is nearly beating out of my chest... How can I expect to accomplish this mission alone? Nevertheless, I must not give in to my doubts... I must do whatever I can to help the mortals of this world.”
—Ash in Book VI, Chapter 1.

Ash is a character from Fire Emblem Heroes and a supporting character of Book VI. She is the bovine retainer to the god Askr and his daughter, sent to defend the people of Askr from Embla's plan to wipe out those who carry Askr's blood.

Profile[]

Hundreds of years prior to the events of the game, Ash was sent on a mission by Lord Askr in which she met with a group of mortals. To fulfill their requests, she sacrificed much of her power to make the land of Askr as green and abundant as it is in present times.

Ash arrived in Askr in order to halt Embla's plans to destroy the bloodline of Askr, but she was ambushed by Embla's own retainer, Elm. Ash was saved by the Order of Heroes who were investigating a series of villages being enclosed in darkness a short while after their trip to Niðavellir. She eventually joined them in chasing down and defeating Elm. As a retainer of Askr, Ash has the power to open the world to light, which has the ability to cancel out the power of Embla that was used to seal off various Askran villages. Using that power, however, comes at the cost of Ash gradually losing feeling in each part of her body.

Personality[]

Peaceful, kind, and overall amicable to all that she meets, Ash is loyal to Lord Askr and likewise protecting the people of the kingdom named after him. She sees herself first and foremost as a servant to the people of Askr, tending to put them before her own health and feelings. While formal to a fault, Ash is rather talkative, often overexplaining her feelings and thoughts to others, but does strive to come across in an earnest manner.

In-Game[]

Retainer to Askr
Retainer to Askr, god of connections and strong bonds. Earnest and polite, she strives to always say exactly what she means.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Ash Heroes spriteTitle
Retainer to Askr
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
37/41/44
8/9/10
36/39/43
4/5/6
23/27/30
10/11/12
38/41/45
9/10/11
31/34/37
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Horn of Opening
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Colorless Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Infantry)---
Yearling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Horn of Opening-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialGlowing Ember---
Bonfire---
AFEH Atk Def Bond 1 Atk/Def Bond 1--
FEH Atk Def Bond 2 Atk/Def Bond 2FEH Atk Def Bond 1 Atk/Def Bond 1-
FEH Atk Def Bond 3 Atk/Def Bond 3FEH Atk Def Bond 2 Atk/Def Bond 2-
FEH Atk Def Unity Atk/Def UnityFEH Atk Def Bond 3 Atk/Def Bond 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Lull Atk Def 1 Lull Atk/Def 1--
FEH Lull Atk Def 2 Lull Atk/Def 2FEH Lull Atk Def 1 Lull Atk/Def 1-
FEH Lull Atk Def 3 Lull Atk/Def 3FEH Lull Atk Def 2 Lull Atk/Def 2-
CFEH Opening Retainer Opening Retainer--

Overall[]

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[]

The lead character of Book VI is Ash, a colorless Beast Infantry unit who is also a Light Mythic Hero who is available to all players for free upon completing the first chapter of Book VI. Having been introduced at the start of Book VI, she has powerful stats out the gate, namely her impressive 39 Atk and physical bulk score of 82. While her magical bulk is slightly lower with 34 Res, it still scores 75, making her incredibly tanky and can hit hard in return. Her only weak stat is her middling Spd of 27, far too low for her to perform follow-up attacks naturally onto most units and will often be on the receiving end of such attacks. Nonetheless, Ash is a strong asset as a mix of tank and support rolled into a single unit just from her base kit alone.
As a beast unit, her Horn of Opening allows her to transform into her beast form, a cow, when she is not adjacent to an ally or is only adjacent to dragon/beast units at the start of her turn. Even while untransformed, she has a special cooldown acceleration effect, requiring one less attack to charge her special. If she is within 3 spaces of an ally, she gains Atk+6 during combat and inflicts Atk-6 on her foe during combat. The more allies she has within the 3 space range of her, the more effects she gains. If there are at least two allies, she gains a guaranteed follow-up attack. If there are at least three allies, her foe loses the ability to perform follow-up attacks. If she is transformed, she gains Atk+2, adds 7 true damage to her Special when it activates, and negates any ability on her foe that accelerates their special charge or slows hers.
Opening Retainer allows allies to move anywhere within two spaces of Ash if their starting position is within two spaces of where Ash currently is on the map, giving unprecedented mobilities for her allies. It also has a Joint Drive Attack effect, giving allies within two spaces of her during combat gain Atk+4 and if she is within two spaces of an ally during combat, she gains the same.
Bonfire syncs nicely with her high Def, granting her 21 true damage to her attacks when it actiavtes. In tandem when transformed, that is a massive +28 true damage when her Special activates. Attack Defense Unity grants Ash Atk/Def+5 if she is within 2 spaces of an ally during combat and converts visible Atk/Def penalties on her into bonuses during combat. Lull Attack Defense inflicts Atk/Def-3 on foe during combat and neutralizes any bonuses her foe has during combat.

Counters[]

Ash's main weakness boils down to the fact that she gets stronger with more of her allies within her two spaces range and even more so when transformed. Bad AI can ultimately depower her if her allies move too far away from her. Null Follow-Up removes a majority of her weapon's follow-up attack related skills. Spd-oriented B-Skills like Close Call or Spurn take advantage of the Spd difference and shaves a ton of damage off of them. Her beast status also leaves her extremely vulnerable to Beast-effective weapon like Hapi's Demonic Tome or Brave Eliwood's Ninis's Ice Lance.

Skill Inheritance[]

Ash's only empty slot is her Assist skill for which Reposition is a great choice for the utility of the move in all of its applications. Her kit synergizes so well together that there are very few skills worth taking into consideration like Distant Counter/Distant Stance to give her the ability to counterattack ranged foes.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Retainer to Askr Ash
Ash retainer to askr pop01 An unknown force wiped out a village on the border of Askr and Embla, and we went to investigate. Near the scene, we met a Hero we'd never heard of before—and that's who I'll be talking about today. Here's Ash!
Ash retainer to askr pop02 Ash told us she's a retainer to the god Askr, and she was sent to save us! By the way, have you heard of Askr? He's the legendary dragon who shared his power with us mortals!
Ash retainer to askr pop03 You'd think someone working for a legendary dragon would be a little more...stuffy, but Ash is surprisingly personable. She seems like someone who I could get along with!
Ash retainer to askr pop04 According to Ash, the dragon Embla has set a plan in motion to wipe out everyone who carries Askr's blood. Well, you can leave it to the Order of Heroes to make sure Embla's plans don't come to fruition!
Closely Associated Characters
Askr Legendary dragon who granted his power to mortals. Closely associated with the kingdom that bears his name. Sends his retainer Ash to defend the people of Midgard.
Embla Legendary dragon who will go to any lengths to see the downfall of Askr. Sends her retainer Elm to end Askr's bloodline.
Elm Retainer to Embla, god of barriers and broken bonds. Snide and shameless, he lines his words with barbs meant to wound.

Earnest Greetings
Retainer to Askr. She welcomes the new year with gratitude.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Ash Earnest Greetings Heroes spriteTitle
Earnest Greetings
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
37/41/44
13/14/15
41/44/48
3/4/5
16/19/22
10/11/12
40/44/47
6/7/8
36/40/43
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Heralding Horn
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Blue Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Infantry)---
Yearling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Heralding Horn-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialGlowing Ember---
Bonfire---
AFEH Distant Counter Distant Counter--
FEH Distant Reversal Distant ReversalFEH Distant Counter Distant CounterFEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Atk Def Bulwark 1 Atk/Def Bulwark 1--
FEH Atk Def Bulwark 2 Atk/Def Bulwark 2FEH Atk Def Bulwark 1 Atk/Def Bulwark 1-
FEH Atk Def Bulwark 3 Atk/Def Bulwark 3FEH Atk Def Bulwark 2 Atk/Def Bulwark 2-
CFEH Opening Retainer Opening Retainer-FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Earnest Greetings Ash
Ash earnest greetings pop01 Ash is the retainer to Askr, the Divine Dragon who created our kingdom. She aided us in the battle against Embla, and now, she's come to celebrate the New Year with us!
Ash earnest greetings pop02 That gorgeous white kimono and headdress look absolutely fantastic on her. She's also carrying a hagoita with a cow design. I love how personalized it is!
Ash earnest greetings pop03 By the way, Ash's kimono has a special customization—it's got a hole for her tail, just like Askr's New Year outfit!
Ash earnest greetings pop04 Well, Ash, we've got plenty of special food to celebrate the New Year with, and we'd love to have you join our celebrations—just be careful you don't eat too much and sleep through the party!
Closely Associated Characters
Askr God of the opened kingdom, which shares his name. Cheerful and benevolent, he concerns himself with the changes in Embla's heart. He sends his retainer Ash to save the people of Midgard.

Quotes[]

Ash/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL5 N/A
CYL6 79 CYL Ash Portrait
Heroes
1,242
CYL7 90
↓11
CYL Ash Portrait
Heroes
715
↓527

CYL8 186
↓96
CYL Ash Portrait
Heroes
346
↓369

Etymology[]

Ash is another name for Askr in Norse Mythology. Yggdrasil the World Tree is said to be an ash tree and vikings were also referred to as the Aescling meaning ‘Men of Ash’.

Ash's beast form of a cow is possibly a reference to Auðumbla, a cow in norse mythology whose milk fed the frost jötunn Ymir.

Gallery[]

See main article: Ash/Gallery.
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