“For Lady Caeda and her man, we'd go through fire and water.”
—Cord to Caeda about himself and Bord.

Cord is a playable character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem. Cord is, alongside Barst and Bord, a member of the Talysian mercenary group that is spearheaded by Ogma.

Profile[edit | edit source]

War of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Cord makes his first appearance in Chapter 2 of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, where he, alongside Ogma, Barst and Bord, enlists in Marth's army under the behest of Princess Caeda of Talys. Cord then aids Marth in bringing the War of Shadows to an end, and thereafter reverted to his previous occupation as a woodcutter.

According to his ending, Cord does not appear at all in the original Book 2. Owing to the fact that he returned to his peaceful life in Talys as his previous occupation as a woodcutter, it could be said that he did not wish to take part in the War of Heroes and continued to live in peace, or that he wasn't notified due to Caeda moving to Altea to become Marth's fiancee, and lost connections with her.

War of Heroes[edit | edit source]

Cord returns in Chapter 2 of New Mystery of the Emblem, where he has taken up temporary residence in a Macedonian village. When Marth pays a visit to the village, Cord appears to greet him, promptly enlisting in his army thereafter. Cord will then aid Marth in ending the War of Heroes, before returning to Talys to resume his occupation as a woodcutter.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[edit | edit source]

Bord and Cord appear together in the third and final of Kiria Kurono's side stories. In this game, they exist as Mirage golems that Tharja creates as a means for training Kiria on being cute. However, they malfunction and rage out of control. The battle against the Bord and Cord carries specific conditions; Kiria and Tsubasa are required to be in the active party, and it is the only battle in which both characters have access to the special charm-inflicting skill "Seducing Pose." The attack hits both Bord and Cord, but Bord can only be charmed by Tsubasa, and Cord can only be charmed by Kiria. Bord and Cord are only vulnerable to damage when in the the Charmed state.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Like a majority of the cast in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, Cord's personality is not well developed, owing to the minor role that he plays in the games. Nevertheless, it is still possible to deduce certain traits that define his character from the few interactions that he engages in. Of note is the fact that Cord's personality is exactly the same as that of Bord's, one that is proven by their speech mirroring each other both when speaking to Barst in Chapter 5 of New Mystery of the Emblem and in their respective base conversations with Kris.

As a character who is deliberately designed as the counterpart of Bord, it comes as no surprise that a rivalry exists between Cord and Bord, where they constantly attempt to outdo each other in a variety of arenas. This rivalry of theirs is one that has the tendency to become rather heated as the pair lose their cool while in the midst of arguing with each other, a fact that is proven through their base conversations in New Mystery of the Emblem, where they wind up engaging in a violent tree-felling competition. Their rivalry also extends to the looks department, where Cord, through his base conversations with Kris, narcissistically proclaims that he is the more handsome of the two.

In spite of his apparent hatred of Bord, Cord, in actuality, cares for him tremendously; through his base conversations with Kris, he, although initially disgruntled towards Bord for constantly meddling in his affairs, eventually acknowledges that this is merely a means by which his partner expresses concern for him.

The Mirage version of Cord in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE is shown as attracted to girls who are hot, and coolheaded; with Kiria Kurono for example.

In Game[edit | edit source]

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

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Cord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Fighter Map Sprite.gif Fighter
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
32075956035
WeaponStarting Items
AxeIron Axe

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
100% 30% 20% 40% 40% 50% 40% 0%


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

  • Note: Cord only appears in Book 1.

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Cord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Fighter Map Sprite.gif Fighter
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
32275955036
WeaponStarting Items
AxeIron axe icon.pngIron Axe

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
100% 30% 20% 40% 40% 50% 40% 3%


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Cord Fighter 2 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE11 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighter
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
22070595506
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - EFE11ironaxe.pngIron Axe

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal FE11 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
1 +6 +2 +0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE12 Axe.pngAxe +30
FE12 Bow.pngBow E

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 50% 0% 20% 40% 40% 10% 0%
Reclassing Options

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 25% 0% 25% 30% 40% 40% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 0% 30% 50% 40% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 30% 0% 20% 55% 40% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 50% 0% 20% 40% 40% 10% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 0% 30% 25% 50% 40% 0% 30%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Barst 0 5 11 18
Bord 0 5 11 18
Supported by
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Ogma 0 5 10 16
Bord 0 5 11 18
Barst 0 5 11 18
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • Support levels that require 35 chapters cannot be reached normally
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:

Overall[edit | edit source]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

Cord is something of an oddball in Shadow Dragon, as despite being a Fighter, he lacks any kind of base axe rank, or any weapon ranks at all. This will more or less limit him to iron axes for most of the early game if he is used, which can be a significant problem. He will take a very long time to be able to use the Hammer, something Bord can do at base and Barst can do relatively quickly. He does possess some fairly decent growths, barring low Skill, which, when combined with his early joining time, means that a good strategy if Cord is to be used is to try reclassing him. Cord loses very little from reclassing due to his lack of weapon ranks, but this will make him essentially a generic unit minus his growths. Dark Mage is a common choice to try, as Cord strangely possesses a personal Magic growth, and tomes are accurate enough to compensate for his Skill, though this will make Cord extremely frail due to a low personal HP growth. Generally, Cord is an interesting unit to experiment with, but doesn't have much to do in higher difficulties.

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

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Cord Fighter 2 Talys Visit the Village with Marth.

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Cord Fighter 3 Talys Automatically from the start.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighter
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
22290785506
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - EFE11ironaxe.pngIron Axe

Starting Class
FEDS Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighter
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
22290785506
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - EFE11ironaxe.pngIron Axe
FE11vulnerary.pngVulnerary

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal FEDS Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
1 +6 +2 +0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE12 Axe.pngAxe +30
FE12 Bow.pngBow E

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 60% 0% 40% 50% 50% 20% 0%
Reclassing Options

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 35% 0% 35% 40% 50% 45% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 40% 0% 40% 60% 50% 25% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 40% 0% 30% 65% 50% 20% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 50% 0% 30% 70% 50% 15% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 5% 30% 35% 60% 50% 0% 30%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Bord 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Barst None 5 11 18
Supported by
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Kris 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Ogma None 5 11 18
Bord 1, 2, 3 5 11 18
Barst None 5 11 18
  • To increase support levels, characters must participate in chapters together
  • One support point is gained for each chapter they both participate in
  • A hyphen (-) indicates the support level cannot be reached
  • Characters must be within a three tile radius of each other to receive support bonuses

Bonuses per level:

Support Conversations[edit | edit source]

Number Importance Name Chapters Needed Reward
103 * Bord and Kris 1 3 -
104 * Bord and Kris 2 6 -
105 * Bord and Kris 3 10 Speed Bond.pngSpeed Bond
289 * Cord and Bord 1 3 -
290 * Cord and Bord 2 6 -
291 * Cord and Bord 3 10 StrengthBond.pngStrength Bond
  • To obtain the conversations, characters must participate in chapters together
  • The requirements for unlocking support conversations are separate from the support bonus system

Overall[edit | edit source]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

In New Mystery of the Emblem, Cord has been improved drastically; with a much higher Skill, he is thus able to successfully strike enemies more consistently in harder modes. Although his stats are a tad lower than Barst's, he can still grow to become a very useful unit. Like the Pegasus trio, Cord also has the ability to perform a Triangle Attack with his brothers Barst and Bord, should this make a great advantage for him. However, his joining time tends to hold him back.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
TMS Beast icon.png Beast
LevelHPEPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
44?????????
GIR Sword Icon.pngGIR Lance Icon.pngGIR Axe Icon.pngGIR Bow Icon.pngGIR Fire Icon.pngGIR Ice Icon.pngGIR Electricity Icon.pngGIR Force Icon.pngGIR Light Icon.pngGIR Dark Icon.png
NullNullNullNullNullNullNull--NullNull
SkillsItems
CommandSessionPassive--
GIR Electricity Icon.png Bolt Strike
TMS Beast icon.png Diving Grapple
GIR Axe Icon.png Axe-SplitGIR Passive Icon.png Secret of Immortality

Starting Class
TMS Beast icon.png Beast
LevelHPEPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
44?????????
GIR Sword Icon.pngGIR Lance Icon.pngGIR Axe Icon.pngGIR Bow Icon.pngGIR Fire Icon.pngGIR Ice Icon.pngGIR Electricity Icon.pngGIR Force Icon.pngGIR Light Icon.pngGIR Dark Icon.png
WeakResist------WeakResist--NullNull
SkillsItems
CommandSessionPassive--
GIR Electricity Icon.png Bolt Strike
TMS Beast icon.png Diving Grapple
GIR Axe Icon.png Axe-SplitGIR Passive Icon.png Secret of Immortality

Ending[edit | edit source]

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

Book 1[edit | edit source]

Talys Brave

"In the Kingdom of Talys, he lived peacefully as a woodcutter."

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

The Chopper

"Cord returned to his peaceful life as a woodcutter. In time, he became renowned for his speedy work."

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

The Chopper

"Cord returned to the kingdom of Talys and became a woodcutter. He preferred that life to the grim bloodiness of war."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Captain Ogma... Rrgh...”
—Cord's Death Quote in Shadow Dragon.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit | edit source]

Cord appears with Barst and Bord as a collectible Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, using his artwork from the original TCG.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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