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“My apologies for the lateness of the hour. Proper social graces are most difficult to observe in wartime.”
—Bastian, reuniting with Queen Elincia in the forest near Sienne.

Bastian is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the Count of Fayre, and is also a loquacious and influential politician in the Crimea Court. Previously working for Prince Renning, Bastian is also close friends with Geoffrey and Lucia.


Path of Radiance[]

After the fall of Crimea, Bastian seeks refuge underground, in hopes of liberating his country from Daein. After joining up with the Crimean Liberation Army, he finds his ideologies conflicting with Ike's authority, most likely stemming from his lack of pedigree. Bastian eventually warms up to Ike after witnessing Elincia vouching for him, alongside Ike's proficiency as a hired guard. After the events of the game, he will hire Volke to perform certain "jobs", some of which are connected to particular events in Radiant Dawn. One of these jobs involve the capture of Izuka in order to find a cure for Renning's crazed stupor, an ailment inflicted upon him by the Feral Drug.

Radiant Dawn[]

Three years after The Mad King's War, Bastian serves as Crimea's Deputy Prime Minister and one of Queen Elincia's most trusted advisors. He is, however, noticeably absent from court during the Ludveck crisis, and is instead sent to Daein by Elincia as part of a diplomatic mission to determine the abilities of the newly-crowned King Pelleas. Despite his absence from court, Bastian still plays a significant role in saving Lucia, as he hires Ike and the Greil Mercenaries to halt Ludveck's troops laying siege to Castle Crimea. It is revealed that Bastian was aware of Ludveck's plans for an uprising and chose to leave Crimea in order to bait him into putting his plan into action.

Bastian's close contact with the assassin Volke ultimately leads to the eventual capture and execution of the fugitive Izuka.


Bastian is hailed as a master politician by many, as can be observed by the amount of respect he commands in the Crimean Court, alongside possessing a natural skill for cunning. He is shown to be one who takes initiative in carrying out certain tasks which he deems to be of the utmost importance, as can be observed from the investigations he conducts into unearthing the identities of the Black Knight and Bertram.

Bastian's speech is laden with symbolic imagery, and often adopts iambic pentameter in the words he articulates. This alludes to him being a rather romantic person, as this mannerism of his merely serves to hyperbolize the emotions that are associated with practically any situation he appears in.

Through support conversations in Path of Radiance, it is revealed that Bastian is exceedingly wealthy, and is rather proficient in the art of gambling. Due to the immense loyalty he holds towards Crimea, he ensures that his earnings will always be channeled towards the country's benefit.

In Game[]

Path of Radiance[]


  • Chapter 24: Automatically from the start of Turn 2.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Bastian Sage Sprite SageFE9Wind Wind
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE9 Knife Skill Knife
Corrode (FE9) Corode
FE9 Fire Fire - B
FE9 Thunder Thunder - C
FE9 Wind Wind - A
FE9elwind Elwind
FE9stiletto Stiletto

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 40% 65% 65% 55% 30% 35% 50%

Support Conversations[]

See also: Bastian/Supports

Bond Support[]


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.

Bastian joins during the lategame with notably low Speed and no time to improve it. Further hampering his viability is his odd choice in wielding knives rather than staves which is useless due to tomes being far better by comparison. He starts with the Corrode skill at base which isn't exactly useful as combat in Fire Emblem tends to end quickly. Thus, his only notable purpose would be in the backlines casting spells from siege tomes. However, similar to Lucia and Geoffrey, he has high growths, with everything 30% or higher, and only 2 lower than 40%. His Strength can develop decently if one is devoted to using him, as well as Magic, Skill, and Speed, though the final's unimpressive base is an issue, and his resistance will also grow frequently.

Radiant Dawn[]


Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

○=Available □=Available for selected

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Bastian Arch Sage Sprite ArchsageFE10Wind Wind
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Corrosion Corrosion
Shove Shove
Flare Flare
FE10 Fire Magic Fire - A
FE10 Thunder Magic Thunder - A
FE10 Wind Magic Wind - SS
FE10 Staff Staff - B
FE10arcwind Arcwind
FE10elthunder Elthunder
FE10elfire Elfire
FE10elixir Elixir

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
25% 20% 30% 70% 40% 40% 25% 50%


RD Biorhythm G

Bond Support[]


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.

Bastian returns as a pre-promoted magic user. His starting class is that of an Arch Sage, which is essentially a third-tier class. A majority of his stats are either average or low for his level, and his growths are slightly lower than they were in Path of Radiance. As a result of his low Speed stat, Bastian will be unable to perform double attacks on a frequent basis.

However, as the chapter Bastian joins in is practically filled with Laguz-based enemies, his proficiency in all three anima magic types is thus extremely useful. If given the opportunity to level up a few times, he will be able to inflict great amounts of damage upon most enemies with ease. Unfortunately for him, however, Soren at Level 10 Arch Sage after promoting from a Level 20 Wind Sage will most likely outclass Bastian in every stat, especially Magic, Skill, and Resistance.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Crimea's Keystone
Deputy prime minister of Crimea and trusted ally of the new queen. During the war, he visited many countries to engage them in diplomacy. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Bastian Heroes spriteTitle
Crimea's Keystone
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Gronndeer+
FEH skill special Chilling Wind
FEH Wind Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseWind---
Gronndeer+-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialChilling Wind---
IcebergChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Sabotage Res 1 Sabotage Res 1--
FEH Sabotage Res 2 Sabotage Res 2FEH Sabotage Res 1 Sabotage Res 1-
FEH Sabotage Res 3 Sabotage Res 3FEH Sabotage Res 2 Sabotage Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Ploy 1 Atk Ploy 1--
FEH Atk Ploy 2 Atk Ploy 2FEH Atk Ploy 1 Atk Ploy 1-
FEH Atk Ploy 3 Atk Ploy 3FEH Atk Ploy 2 Atk Ploy 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 Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Crimea's Keystone Bastian
Bastian crimeas keystone pop01 Bastian is a member of House Fayre, one of the most famous noble houses of Crimea. He was once a retainer and civil servant to Elincia's uncle, Prince Renning.
Bastian crimeas keystone pop02 A master diplomat, Bastian is one of the sharpest minds in Crimea! Now he's putting his ingenuity and political wisdom to use in aiding Elincia's rule as queen.
Bastian crimeas keystone pop03 He does have his quirks, though—he often speaks in a playful manner that can confuse people. Maybe he does it on purpose to keep people guessing?
Bastian crimeas keystone pop04 Even when Crimea fell to Daein, Bastian continued to fight alongside Elincia's retainers so that she could one day rebuild the kingdom. I hope he can spare some time to share his political insight with us here in Askr!
Closely Associated Characters
Lucia Daughter of Count Delbray and master of the blade. She supports Elincia, sharing a bond stronger than that of most siblings. She fights alongside Bastian to defeat Daein.
Geoffrey Paladin leader of the Royal Knights of Crimea. His loyalty for his homeland and Queen Elincia knows no bounds. Lucia's younger brother and a trusted friend of Bastian's.


Death/Retreat Quotes[]

Path of Radiance[]

“Gaa...urr... Does my glorious life end here? No, I say... My eyes must not close. Not until they witness the rebirth of my beloved Crimea...”
—Bastian's death quote

Radiant Dawn[]

“...Here shall I cross... from this death's dry kingdom. I always suspected...that it would come to this.”
—Bastian's death quote


Bastian/Heroes Quotes


Path of Radiance[]

"Oh, glorious day of sweet victory! Praises upon the day the goddess did see fit to send Sir Ike to save our land."

Radiant Dawn[]

Crimea's Keystone (王国の要, Ōkoku no yō)
Bastian's unparalleled diplomatic skills ensured that many treaties were signed, spreading peace across Tellius.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Bastian is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following card:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 618 CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
670 CYL Bastian POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL2 675
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL Bastian POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL3 464
(From highest)
CYL Bastian POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
(From combined)
CYL4 466
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL5 424
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL6 385
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL7 330
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance

CYL8 432
CYL Bastian RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance


  • Bastian is the only character in Path of Radiance who can form supports with Volke.
  • Even though Bastian's title is usually given as "Count Fayre", in Radiant Dawn, Volke refers to him as "Duke Fayre" in their supports.


See main article: Bastian/Gallery.