“You won’t catch me running home to be some bookworm like my sire. I’ve made a name for myself as a warrior. May as well take that to its logical conclusion and do some more warring.”
—Forsyth

Forsyth is a character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He works directly under Clive in the Deliverance.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Born into a scholarly family with his father having made a name for himself, Forsyth initially thought in following his father's footsteps, growing up while studying diligently. However, he later decided to follow the path of a knight by joining a local lord’s army with aspirations to become a knight and, after one thing led to another, he volunteered for the Deliverance, eventually leading Python into joining the army as well.

After the war, he joined the knighthood of the newly formed Kingdom of Valentia, having learned how to relax and assisted Clive as a capable and thoughtful lieutenant.

Personality[edit | edit source]

With a straight forward attitude and very passionate about fighting in the Deliverance, Forsyth sees Clive as his role model as a knight and he likes to imitate his grandiose and uncommoner-like speech. However, before his friends, he’s a simple man from a humble town. Despite sometimes resenting his childhood friend Python’s wishy-washy nature and not being able to understand his apathy, the two of them were reliable comrades on the battlefield.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Forsyth and Clive can be found at the end of the Deliverance Hideout. Defeat the undead monsters within, and talk to them both to have them join your party.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE2 Soldier Map Icon.gifSoldier
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResMov
42811453754
MagicStarting Items
--

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 40% 10% 20% 20% 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.

Forsyth is an average unit. No matter which Soldier/Armor/Baron unit you choose to use in Gaiden, they will wind up very similar. The Armor characters in Gaiden are more heavily impacted by their Promotions and strict class role as a defensive tank than they are by their stats or stat growth, as they will all have high Strength and Defense with low Speed.

Forsyth is in direct competition with Lukas, as they are both Soldiers that you obtain early in Chapter 1 of Alm's route. When picking between the two, Forsyth comes with some notable advantages. He starts with higher HP, and will likely retain that HP advantage. He will also end up with more Speed and Resistance than the other Armors, and he ends up with much higher Strength than Lukas or Valbar. Although Forsyth has bad Defense growth, all Armor units in Gaiden have similarly low Defense growth and enough base Defense to make Physical attacks do negligible damage anyways. His low skill can be a problem, especially on terrain-heavy maps. All in all, Forsyth is not a great unit, because his low base stats and joining at the end of act 1 as a first tier soldier mean that he has quite a bit of catching up to do if he ever wants to compare to the likes of Lukas.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE15 Soldier (Forsyth).gifSoldier
LevelHPAtkSklSpdLckDefResMov
42811453754
MagicSkillsStarting Items
---

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Class Sets
First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Soldier (Forsyth).gifSoldier Knight Baron Spartan map sprite.gifSpartan*

* DLC class; access with the Altar of the Titan.

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Class Level Magic Learnt
Mage 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
8 Echoes black magic icon.pngThunder
Sage 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
Guru 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngLemegeton

Personal Max Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 40 39 41 40 40 40

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 40% 30% 40% 40% 30% 3%

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Forsyth/Supports
Passive Supports[edit | edit source]
  • None

Overall[edit | edit source]

Forsyth is a soldier that Alm will recruit at the end of the Deliverance Headquarters after speaking with Clive. For his join time, he joins quite underleveled, still only as his first tier class as a level 4 soldier, while most members of Alm's party should be either ready to promote into their second tier class or very close in level to promoting into their second tier class - especially Lukas, who can easily have gained enough experience to promote out of soldier before Forysth is even recruited. Compared to Lukas, Forysth has generally superior stats in the long term, with higher speed and a higher resistance stat that makes him less endangered by magical enemies. While his performance is superior to Lukas long term provided investment, he is still dealing with many of the weaknesses that Lukas has, including his lack of mobility and extremely low speed base, and he lacks the contributions early game where Lukas was more uniquely valuable to the team.

Overall, Forsyth joins quite underleveled and must promote quickly into knight in order to remain relevant. He generally surpasses Lukas on the role of knight in the long term of the game, though he still deals with all of the weaknesses inherent in his classline. Despite this, both Forysth and Lukas are viable and capable of being used throughout the game.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Loyal Lieutenant
A soldier with the Deliverance. Advisor to Clive, whom he has sworn an ardent allegiance to. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Forsyth Sprite.pngTitle
Loyal Lieutenant
Group
Heroes Armored.png Armored
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
22/23/24
44/47/50
9/10/11
37/40/44
4/5/6
17/20/23
10/11/12
36/39/42
6/7/8
30/33/36
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Sol Lance
FEH skill special.png Glowing Ember
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
Silver Lance---
Sol LanceSilver Lance-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
BonfireGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH Def Res Bond 1.png Def/Res Bond 1--
FEH Def Res Bond 2.png Def/Res Bond 2FEH Def Res Bond 1.png Def/Res Bond 1-
FEH Def Res Bond 3.png Def/Res Bond 3FEH Def Res Bond 2.png Def/Res Bond 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Bold Fighter 1.png Bold Fighter 1--
FEH Bold Fighter 2.png Bold Fighter 2FEH Bold Fighter 1.png Bold Fighter 1-
FEH Bold Fighter 3.png Bold Fighter 3FEH Bold Fighter 2.png Bold Fighter 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Fortify Def 1.png Fortify Def 1--
FEH Fortify Def 2.png Fortify Def 2FEH Fortify Def 1.png Fortify Def 1-
FEH Fortify Def 3.png Fortify Def 3FEH Fortify Def 2.png Fortify Def 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH Joint Hone Def.png Joint Hone DefFEH Fortify Def 3.png Fortify Def 3FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

“T-too bad...”
—Forsyth' death quote in Gaiden.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Forsyth/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Forsyth/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

"As one of the knights of the kingdom, he works towards the restoration of Valentia."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

(If both Clive and Python are alive)
"Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war, working hard to bring order back to the land. Time took off some of his more caustic edges, and he served many years alongside Clive as a poised and thoughtful lieutenant."
(If Clive dies)
"Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war, and he lived his life for them as the late Clive would have wanted. Time took off some of Forsyth's more caustic edges, giving him a poised and thoughtful demeanor that reminded many of his old commander."
(If Python dies)
"Forsyth joined the One Kingdom's knights after the war. The loss of Python left him empty, which is perhaps why he volunteered to go to the borderlands to bring the king's peace. He met and wed a woman from the area, and the two never returned to the capital."

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

Forsyth is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Forsyth dates back to before the twelfth century. The name is probably of Celtic origin, in which case it may be derived from the word "fearsithe", which is Gaelic for "man of peace"

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Forsyth/Gallery.
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