“Ahoy, Prince Marth, I be Darros, a simple man o' the sea. I've had me fill o' the piratin' life, and now I be lookin' t'start anew. What say ye? Make me yer matey, and I swear t'pull me load.”
—Darros in Shadow Dragon

Darros is a playable character from the Archanea Series of Fire Emblem. A member of the Galder Pirates, Darros tires of his job, and is thereafter persuaded by Marth to join his entourage. While he is omitted in Mystery of the Emblem, Darros makes his return to the series in Shadow Dragon.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Darros was once a crewman of a simple fishing boat until it was besieged by the Galder Pirates. Picking up an axe lying nearby to defend himself from their onslaught, Darros soon came to the realisation that he was not attacked, owing to the fact that the pirates had mistaken him to be a member of their motley. Unwittingly inducted into the ranks of the pirates, Darros thereafter spent the next few years of his life pillaging and plundering for subsistence.

War of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Darros is formally introduced in Chapter 2 of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, where he, upon meeting Marth in Galder Harbor, seizes the opportunity to indicate his interest in joining the prince's entourage, establishing his desire to swear off his dishonest ways as a pirate and start anew on a blank slate. Darros will then aid Marth in ending the War of Shadows, whereupon he will take to the seas, said to depart from the shores of Archanea for the last time.

War of Heroes[edit | edit source]

In spite of what his epilogue in the previous war suggests, Darros does not actually leave the continent of Archanea for good. He reappears in Chapter 12 of New Mystery of the Emblem, where he has somehow managed to gain entry into the Flame Barrel. Through his recruitment conversation with Marth, Darros reveals that he has faced tremendous difficulty in fulfilling his dream of restarting life on a clean slate, as his previous occupation as a pirate has severely dampened his prospects, motivating many a member of society to ostracise and outcast him. Darros thereafter reverted to his pirating ways, albeit reluctantly due to being left with no other choice. Urged to join Marth's army, Darros does so eagerly, and he will thereafter aid him in ending the War of Heroes. The conclusion of the war sees Darros finally being able to turn over a new leaf, as he manages to find honest work in Altea.

Personality[edit | edit source]

As is the case with a majority of the cast in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, Darros' personality is not well developed, owing to the minor role that he plays. Through the few interactions that he engages in, however, one can, nevertheless, deduce several traits that define his character.

Through his decision to swear off the dishonest work of a pirate and instead lead a life that is free of vice, for one, Darros can be perceived to be a courageous, honourable individual, willing to break free from that which he is accustomed to in order to atone for the heinous activities that he has once indulged in.

Darros' base conversations with Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem further sheds light on his past life as a pirate, where it is revealed that he has the tendency to be rather obsessive when it comes to performing any task he is assigned, regardless of whether they are menial or not. The first conversation that he shares with Kris, for one, sees him cleaning an unnamed location rather excessively, to the point where Kris remarks that they are unable to detect any sign of flaws in his work.

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
Darros Pirate 2 Galder Pirates Starts out as an enemy unit; talk with Marth.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Pirate Map Sprite.gifPirate
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
32162715066
WeaponStarting Items
AxeSteel Axe

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 0% 10% 10% 20% 40% 0%

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Darros Pirate 2 Galder Pirates Starts out as an enemy unit; talk with Marth.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE11 Pirate Map Sprite.gifPirate
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
32160273506
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - DFE11steelaxe.pngSteel Axe

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal FE11 Berserker Map Sprite.gifBerserker
1 +6 +2 +0 +1 +1 +2 +0 +1
Weapon Levels
FE12 Axe.pngAxe +30

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 60% 0% 20% 10% 40% 30% 0%
Reclassing Options
Knight/General
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 35% 0% 25% 0% 40% 60% 0%
Mercenary/Hero
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 40% 0% 30% 20% 40% 35% 0%
Fighter/Warrior
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 60% 0% 20% 10% 40% 30% 0%
Hunter/Horseman
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 0% 20% 25% 40% 35% 0%
Dark Mage/Sorcerer
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 5% 20% 25% 20% 40% 15% 20%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
  • None
Supported by
Character Initial points Total points for
C B A
Caeda 0 5 10 16
Marth 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.

In Shadow Dragon, Darros is a rather unfortunate unit. While his stats are workable for the most part, he sports a depressing 10% Speed growth that greatly inhibits his long term use. Furthermore, he comes alongside three other axe users, each with their own strengths over Darros. Even his utility as a waterwalker is barely an advantage, given that a better axe-user like Barst can simply reclass as a Pirate and gain that same advantage. Darros can see some use on lower difficulties, especially if reclassed into Mercenary (which slightly fixes his Speed issues) or Knight (which doubles down on his high Defense), but overall, there is little reason to use him.

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

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Name Class Chapter Affiliation Recruit
Darros Pirate 12 Other Starts out as an enemy unit; talk with Marth.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Berserker Map Sprite.gifBerserker
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
341180101591307
WeaponStarting Items
FE11silveraxe.pngSilver Axe
FE11handaxe.pngHand Axe
FE12 Axe.pngAxe - B

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-
-
-
-
-

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Default
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 65% 0% 40% 50% 40% 30% 0%
Reclassing Options
General
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 50% 0% 45% 20% 40% 60% 0%
Hero
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 55% 0% 50% 40% 40% 40% 0%
Warrior
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
100% 75% 0% 50% 30% 40% 40% 0%
Horseman
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 55% 0% 40% 45% 40% 35% 0%
Sorcerer
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 20% 20% 45% 40% 40% 15% 20%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports
  • None
Supported by
Character Conversations Total points for
C B A
Kris 1, 2, 3 4 8 -
Marth None 4 8 13
Caeda None 4 8 13
  • 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
208 * Darros and Kris 1 2 -
209 * Darros and Kris 2 5 -
210 * Darros and Kris 3 8 Speed Bond.pngSpeed 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]

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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.

New Mystery of the Emblem has improved Darros to a drastic degree, to the point of him arguably being one of the game's best axe units. Now a pre-promoted Berserker, Darros boasts excellent bases and very solid growth rates, including a remarkably bulky 41 HP and 13 Defense that will make him tricky to bring down. With B-rank axes, he can wield anything the player might like, and his Strength is nothing to scoff at. His only minor weak spot is a somewhat lackluster 15 base Speed, which, while not terrible, may keep him out of doubling range upon joining; reclassing him into a faster class like Hero or Swordmaster may be necessary until he can gain enough Speed to start doubling.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Seawalker
A fisherman whose circumstances led him to a life of piracy. He's not proud of it, but the festival is different. Appears in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Darros Seawalker Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Seawalker
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
19/20/21
43/46/49
9/10/11
33/36/39
5/6/7
29/32/35
8/9/10
34/37/40
5/6/7
18/21/24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Deck Swabber+
FEH skill support.png Shove
FEH Axe.png Axe

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Axe---
Steel Axe---
Deck Swabber---
Deck Swabber+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngShove-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
AFEH Earth Boost 1.png Earth Boost 1--
FEH Earth Boost 2.png Earth Boost 2FEH Earth Boost 1.png Earth Boost 1-
FEH Earth Boost 3.png Earth Boost 3FEH Earth Boost 2.png Earth Boost 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Odd Def Wave 1.png Odd Def Wave 1--
FEH Odd Def Wave 2.png Odd Def Wave 2FEH Odd Def Wave 1.png Odd Def Wave 1-
FEH Odd Def Wave 3.png Odd Def Wave 3FEH Odd Def Wave 2.png Odd Def Wave 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Ending[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Seawalker

"It was back to the sea for Darros, by all accounts; carefree, he departed Archanea's shores for the last time."

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

Seawalker

"Darros never succumbed to his pirating ways, and instead found honest work in Altea."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Arr... So this be the end...”
—Death quote in "Shadow Dragon"

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Darros/Heroes Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the player reclasses Darros into a class that doesn't wear any headgear of sorts, they can discover that Darros does not have any hair.
  • Darros's portrait in the remakes might have been used as a basis for Warren's in New Mystery of the Emblem, while both appearing together in the same game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Darros/Gallery.
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