“As a child, I loved riding on my father’s boat. I respected my father, whom everyone called master. But one day, I ventured into the hold of the ship. I saw those broken men rowing, like lost souls in hell. I saw...children...who were my age...”
—Geitz in a support conversation with Fiora
Geitz is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a tough-as-nails warrior embarrassed by his past and wishes to make his own destiny. He can be recruited by Dart and has a brother named Geese.
Geitz was born to a merchant in Belger. He and his family helped the people of Ilia when their crops died during the winter. As a child, he ventured into the hull on his father's ships to see children and slaves rowing the boat. Ever since then, he hated his father and broke all ties with his family.
Description: The eldest son of a wealthy merchant. Finding himself.
Normal Modes and Eliwood Hard ModeEdit
Hector Hard ModeEdit
- See also: Geitz/Supports
Geitz can be a great substitute Warrior, even compared to Dorcas and Bartre. He tends to be faster and stronger than his Fighter alternatives. He has the best average Speed stat of the three Warriors, giving him applications that Dorcas could never dream of, but he tends to be slower than Dart. Geitz's bases are about the same as 20/1 Bartre and Dorcas'; average in all areas but Strength and HP, but with a notably lower Resistance stat. His bases are also less susceptible to RNG than other axe fighters' growths. His 13 Con is lower than promoted Bartre and Dorcas' 15, but even when slowed down by the Brave Axe, Halberd, or Hammer, he will outspeed Bartre and Dorcas. Rather, his low Con is a blessing; promoted Fiora, promoted Farina, and all 5 Paladins can carry Geitz, but not promoted Bartre and Dorcas. He starts at Level 3, so he has some room for improvement, and he gets some slight stat boosts in Hector Hard Mode. As with most Warriors, he will have trouble with fast, hard-hitting sword-users, although he can approach them with his bow. Thanks to his higher speed, he is less likely to be doubled by mercenaries, but can still be doubled by myrmidons. He has a B rank in both Axes and Bows, so he can immediately use the Brave Bow, Brave Axe, and Swordreaver from base. As swords are locked to one range, the Brave Bow gives him a doubling, strong, and accurate counter to Swordmasters and fast magic units that Bartre and Dorcas don't have. Geitz is also one of the best options for bow users, having considerably more bulk than any Sniper, a 1-2 range weapon in the Hand Axe, and Strength on par with 20/1 Wil and Rath.
While his Thunder affinity prevents him from using them to the fullest extent, he has a good number of support characters who yield offensive gains in their support bonuses, such as Fiora and Dart, which give Geitz a little extra firepower. However, while his Thunder affinity prevents him from maximum might and hit rate bonuses, his critical hit rate will go up, which can be compounded in combat with a Killer Axe or Killer Bow.
Geitz - The Wanderer
Geitz resumed his aimless wandering. He still searches for a land that he can finally call his own.
“Ah, it was a miserable life... What could I expect but a miserable death...”
Final Chapter QuoteEdit
“This looks like fun! This is what I've been waiting for!!”
—Final Chapter Quote
“Come on, Mark! Do you really want me? Oh, bother. I hate the cold. What? Everyone's counting on me? ...Oh, fine...”
—Geitz to Tactician in Pale Flower of Darkness
- Geitz has near-identical growth rates to his brother Geese, with there only being a difference of 10% in their Resistance growth.