“Ho ho...I admire your spirit, child. I always have.”
—Boah talking to Midia in Shadow Dragon

Boah (in the Japanese version) is a character in Archanea Series; he is playable in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem book 1, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. He is a bishop in the service of Archanea who is imprisoned after the country is conquered by Dolhr.

He joins the player's army automatically in Chapter 12 along with Midia, Dolph, Tomas, and Macellan.

After the War of Darkness, he returns to Archanea's service. It is revealed in the sequel that Boah is indirectly responsible for the events of the game as he wanted a King for Archanea and pressured Nyna to pretend to love Hardin and propose marriage to him. Despite the best efforts of him and Nyna, Hardin finds out which leads to his depression and corruption. Boah stays in the palace even when Hardin becomes corrupted. He eventually is gravely wounded by Hardin for aiding Nyna, but he lives long enough to explain to Marth how Hardin fell under Gharnef's control and says he is sorry for his mistakes and only wants Nyna to be safe.

While not directly stated, it is heavily implied that he died from his wounds after talking to Marth.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
1224715460106
WeaponStarting Items
Staff
Tome
-

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
10% 0% 10% 20% 10% 0% 10% 0%

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Boah is one of the best options for magic that the player has available. With a Weapon Level of 10 and a Speed of 15, Boah can wield anything the player gives him, and double the vast majority of enemies with powerful tomes like Thoron. Boah's extreme Speed will make him competitive with even raised magic units like Merric, and it is actually higher than Wendell's by a single point. When wielding Starlight at base, Boah can actually double Gharnef and kill him in three hits, making him a strong option for defeating the Dark Pontifex. Boah's growths are terrible, and his durability is somewhat lackluster, but he works well as either a solidly effective midgame magic unit or a support character with staves.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

  • Note: Boah only appears as a playable character in Book 1.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
1224710460126
WeaponStarting Items
Staff
Tome
-

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 3%

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

The Book 1 incarnation of Boah has taken some serious blows since his NES days, with his most pivotal loss being five points of Speed. The enhanced power of mages like Merric and Linde also make his niche somewhat more competitive, making him no longer the powerhouse he once was. Nonetheless, Boah remains an excellent staff unit, and is at least capable of survival in a fight when given decent equipment.

Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
2224710460126
WeaponStarting Items
Staff
Tome
Live (FE3).pngLive
Reblow (FE3).pngLibro

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 3%

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Bishop (M) Map Sprite.gif Bishop
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
122147104596
WeaponStarting Items
Tome - B
Staff - C
-

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
10% 0% 20% 20% 20% 20% 0% 30%

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Boah has very low base stats, and his growths are terrible as well. However he has C rank in staves and B rank in Tomes, which allows him to use the Warp staff and Excalibur at base. Both of them give him a niche and make him a serviceable unit for supporting the team. His only notable reclass option is Sage, which gives him slightly higher magic and tome rank, but it lowers his resistance stat and his staff rank drops below C. If one wishes to use Boah immediately to Warp, it is best to keep him as a Bishop. He is very comparable to Wendell, but without Wendell's Speed.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Princess Nyna... my child... be strong...”
—Boah's death quote in Shadow Dragon

Endings[edit | edit source]

Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Royal Bishop

Boah resumed his duties as Archanea’s royal bishop, guiding the kingdom while its people got back on their feet.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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