Balmer is a Sage of Daein from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He has deep respect for General Petrine, his superior. He is the boss of Chapter 7 and drops a Mage Band if it is not the first game playthrough.
*Dropped upon defeat (only on second playthrough onwards.)
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As a promoted magic user, Balmer might seem like a volatile unit, but he is not that difficult. Have Rhys use Ward on either Ike or Mia to boost their Resistance, then have either swordsman attack Balmer with an Iron Sword (so they don't lose Attack Speed), which should bring him down in a few turns. Use Ward again if you need to replenish Ike or Mia's resistance rating.
- Vs. Ike
Ike: Whoa! So you're a mage, are you?
Balmer: I am, vermin, and I will see you burn to cinders!
The Balmer lines are a set of series in a hydrogen atom.
Johann Jakob Balmer was a Swiss mathematician, who's father was a Chief Justice named after him.