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“I've also been training my sword skills, and I've won at many arenas around the continent. You don't have to go easy on me!”
—Fir to Rutger in a support conversation

Fir is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. She is the daughter of Bartre and Karla, making her the niece of Karel.

She can be recruited only by speaking to her with Noah. She makes a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

ProfileEdit

A swordswoman from the plains of Sacae, she yearns to be like her mother who was gifted in swords, and so is on a journey around Elibe in an attempt to hone her skills. As the rebellion against Lilina and Hector occurs in Ostia, she is oblivious to the turmoil, and is aquainted with Noah, training with him in the Arena.

She was later tricked by pirates on the Western Isles into going against Roy, while Scott seeks to grab her sword. However, by chance she met with Noah again, and soon joined the Lycian league.

PersonalityEdit

Fir is incredibly innocent and ignorant to the ways of the world, making her quite gullible, being easily tricked by others into fighting.

Still, she is quite headstrong, and exudes the same calmness and single-mindedness of purpose as her mother, with Bartre even saying she is blessed with her face.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit

RecruitmentEdit

  • Chapter 9: Enemy, speak with Noah.

Base StatsEdit

  • Note: Like other enemy characters, Fir's hard mode bonuses can vary.
Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Female Myrmidon Map SpriteMyrmidonGBAFireFire
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
1259121355355
WeaponStarting Items
SwordSword - DWodaoWo Dao
VulneraryVulnerary

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 25% 50% 55% 50% 15% 20%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Herocrest Hero Crest FE8 Female Swordmaster Map Sprite Swordmaster
1 +4 +3 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword +1

SupportsEdit

See also: Fir/Supports.

OverallEdit

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.

Fir is one of the two Myrmidons who join, the other one being Rutger. Fir joins at Level 1, at a time when most of your characters will be Level 11+ and she is a fairly difficult character to train in Normal Mode. However in Hard Mode, she gains considerable bonuses to her stats across all areas. On top of this, she joins in a series of Chapters where the majority of the enemies fought will be Axe users, making her relatively easy to train here. Considering that most of Fir's base stats and growth rates are close to Rutger, the two will be very similar once trained. Should the player desire another Swordmaster or if Rutger died or had poor level ups, Fir can be a helpful addition to the player's army. Otherwise, Rutger can fulfill the same role with the benefit of joining earlier.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Sword Student
A woman who travels in search of the best swordplay opponents anywhere. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Fir Sprite (3*)Title
Sword Student
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/40
4/5/6
19/22/25
8/9/10
29/32/35
3/4/5
18/21/24
5/6/7
24/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel SwordFEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Fir Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Sword Student
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
35/38/41
4/5/6
20/23/26
10/11/12
31/34/37
3/4/5
19/22/25
6/7/8
26/29/32
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Killing Edge
FEH skill special Chilling Wind
FEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Fir Sprite (5* Nameless Blade)Title
Sword Student
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
37/41/44
5/6/7
22/25/29
9/10/11
33/36/39
4/5/6
21/24/28
6/7/8
28/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Nameless Blade
FEH skill special Chilling Wind
FEH Sword Sword

SkillsEdit

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Killing EdgeSteel SwordFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Killing Edge+Killing EdgeFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
Nameless BladeKilling Edge+FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
GlaciesChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Speed +1 Speed +1--
FEH Speed +2 Speed +2FEH Speed +1 Speed +1FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Speed +3 Speed +3FEH Speed +2 Speed +2FEH Star Rarity 4
BFEH Pass 1 Pass 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Pass 2 Pass 2FEH Pass 1 Pass 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Pass 3 Pass 3FEH Pass 2 Pass 2FEH Star Rarity 5

OverallEdit

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 SetEdit

Fir is among the first sword infantry units in the game and has maintained an interesting niche in Heroes mainly due to her high Res which allows her to not only effectively run Ploy skills, but also combat Mages and Dragons. Her Spd is also at a respectable level, able to score doubles on a handful of units while resisting being doubled by some of the strongest Spd oriented characters, especially with a Spd Asset. Unfortunately, she trades these strengths for relatively low physical bulk and an abysmally low Atk stat, causing problems in inflicting damage, especially with her earliest weapon. As time passed, newer skills were introduced and also a new personal weapon/weapon refine has given Fir a necessary boost to be a somewhat competent unit against certain units. Fir is a decent budget option, but faces stiff competition for her role. Additionally, Fir is lacking in her starting kit and requires heavy investment to be brought to a performable level.

Fir began with a Killing Edge, a moderately weak sword with its plus variant, though the draw of its Special Cooldown acceleration is useful. However, Fir is stuck with a low 36 neutral Atk. Fir benefitted from the weapon Refine System as she could upgrade her Killing Edge into a Slaying Edge, which has a higher Mt, but her Atk only improved to 39 with this version. Finally, Fir was gifted her own Personal sword, the Nameless Blade. Once again, this sword copies her initial weapon effect of special cooldown acceleration but with more might, finally achieving a 41 base neutral Atk. While still not a partifularly strong Atk stat, it is still 5 points higher than she originally had. Plus the sword’s refine not only grants a +3 HP boost, but also adds 10 damage when she procs her special.

Glacies is a perfect fit for her as it does take her higher Res to boost her damage by 80% of her Res when it procs and with her special cooldown acceleration, she can usually activate it in a single round of combat. Speed +3 is a flat Spd boost, which does bring her Spd to a higher tier to avoid further doubling from most of the apex sword users and more doubling on more units onto other units, but there are better options out there for the same boost. Pass provides Fir a means to escape enemy entrapment should she find herself boxed into a corner or against a wall, but the gimmick is overall unreliable in most situations as she should rarely find herself boxed in.

CountersEdit

Nearly all blue units, even those with mediocre defense can easily take hits from Fir. Bulky Red units similarly can withstand a few hits from Fir and counterattack easily such as Zephiel, Xander, and Adult Tiki. Guard is particularly dangerous skill against Fir as most of her damage output comes from her special activation. Any means to slow it down severely reduces her overall impact. While she naturally can resist mages, she still takes significant damage from blue mages, particularly the strong ones like Reinhardt, Lute, and Ophelia can dispatch her easily.

Skill InheritanceEdit

Fir demands a lot of quality skills, but investment in them doe result in promising returns. Reposition is a standard option for all direct combat units for unit placement manipulation. Iceberg charges faster than Glacies which does lead to better overall damage output despite the 30% drop in Res used to calculate the bonus damage.

Like most sword infantry users, Fir likes having Wrath for the accelerated special cooldown and the bonus damage when it procs, which does stack on top of her Weapon Refine, leading to 20 bonus damage. On a budget, Swordbreaker or Desperation are standard options for a typical sword unit. Fir can run any Ploy skill she wants to as her high Res allows her to apply the debuff onto most of her competition, though usually Defense Ploy is her best option as the Def reduction allows her to inflict more damage.

Her Skill A depends on the direction one wishes to take Fir. Distant Counter turns her into a strong mage counter as few mages has the physical bulk to withstand an attack from her while she can take theirs. Warding Breath opens the possibility for Fir to further combat Dragon units with better effectiveness by boosting her Res when attacked and accelerating her special cooldown. This does allow her to immediately charge Iceberg after a single received attack and immediately unleash a powerful +20 damage attack plus her Iceberg damage bonus. In either case, Fir become a circumstantially powerful unit, but all depends on how she is built and how she is handled in battle. On a budget, Fury gives her a necessary boost to all four of her core stats plus the recoil puts her into Desperation/Wrath range faster.

QuotesEdit

The Binding BladeEdit

Fir/The Binding Blade Quotes

HeroesEdit

Fir/Heroes Quotes

EndingEdit

Fir - Heir to the Sword Saint (『剣聖』をつぐ者 “Kensei” wo tsugu mono lit. The succeeding "Sword Saint")
"Fir set out again to travel around the world in training. Her name eventually spread throughout the continent as the next Sword Saint, and her legends were to be told for centuries to come."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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

Etymology Edit

In Irish Gaeilge, the word "fir" is the word for "men", the plural for "man".

TriviaEdit

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Fir won 5th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 2:1. The voter comments seem to generally focus on her naive but bold and emotional personality, her character design, and her easy usability as a Myrmidon/Swordmaster due to her high Speed, Skill, and Luck rates.
  • Fir shares her English voice actress in Fire Emblem Heroes, Natalie Lander (Credited as Liv Strander), with Elise (Fates, Heroes) and Nina (Fates).

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