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“Honestly, I really don’t care one way or another about the kingdom. I don’t have the kind of direction you do. It’s more like I just have a nagging desire to do SOMETHING. So I thought if I joined the Deliverance, I might figure out what that is.”
—Gray talking to Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Gray is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


A Villager from Ram Village and one of Alm's childhood friends, Gray joined the liberation effort after Lukas explained that General Desaix had taken over Zofia Castle. He is the son of a merchant family, and never thought he would get to leave Ram Village growing up.

After the war, Gray marries the pegasus knight Clair. His best friend Tobin also has a crush on Clair, but in their supports they agree that even if they feel the same for her, these feelings will not get in the way of their friendship.

If Tobin dies in the game, Gray falls into despair and alcoholic depression, only recovering due to the support and assistance of Clair; the two then have a son named Tobin, after his late friend, in this scenario.

If Clair is the one who dies in game, no matter whether Tobin survives or not, a very depressed Gray leaves Ram Villages and is never seen again, despite his worried friends' attempts to find him. Perhaps he committed suicide, but nothing is confirmed about this scenario.


Gray has an easygoing, chatty, and sometimes aloof personality. He comes from a merchant family and therefore is knowledgeable of the world outside of Ram. He does not have much self-awareness, however, often barging into conversations and being unconscious of how his own words come off to other people. Gray asserts himself as the tacit "leader" of the villagers and is very confident in his abilities. In battle, he adopts a gung-ho personality which is evident in his quotes and animations. Gray has also been shown to non-maliciously make fun of Alm at times.


Fire Emblem Gaiden


In Act 1, talk to him in Ram Village (needed to progress).

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE2 Villager Map Icon.gifVillager
MagicStarting Items

Learnt Magic

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMage 1 Fire
9 Sagittae
10 Thunder
FE2 Sage Map Icon.gifSage 1 Recover

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 30% 20% 10% 10% 20% 0%


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Out of the three starting villagers in Alm's team, Gray's joins with the highest starting stats and level, and is the only one of them who requires no leveling in order to class change at the first available shrine. Statistically, he has the highest strength growth of the villagers, along with good HP, skill, and defense growths, but mediocre speed and very low luck. His very bulky stat growths best fit him into the mercenary class, as the high speed bases of the classline invalidate his low speed growth and immensely increase his resistance, which allows him to exploit his high strength and good defenses well, making him a very well rounded unit with few notable weaknesses. However, unlike the other villagers, he is the least flexible of all of them, and he does not work particularly well in any of the other available classes, making his use fairly restrictive.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base Stats


Starting Class
FE15 Boy (Gray).gifBoy
MagicSkillsStarting Items

Chapter 1

Starting Class
FE15 Villager (Gray).gifVillager
MagicSkillsStarting Items

Class Sets

Class Sets
Base Class First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Villager (Gray).gifVillager FE15 Cavalier (Gray).gifCavalier FE15 Paladin (Gray).gifPaladin FE15 Gold Knight (Gray).gifGold Knight FE15 Skogul (Gray).gifSkogul*
FE15 Soldier (Gray).gifSoldier FE15 Knight (Gray).gifKnight FE15 Baron (Gray).gifBaron FE15 Spartan (Gray).gifSpartan*
FE15 Mercenary (Gray).gifMercenary FE15 Myrmidon (Gray).gifMyrmidon FE15 Dread Fighter (Gray).gifDread Fighter** FE15 Yasha (Gray).gifYasha*
FE15 Archer (Gray).gifArcher FE15 Sniper (Gray).gifSniper FE15 Bow Knight (Gray).gifBow Knight FE15 Oliphantier (Gray).gifOliphantier*
FE15 Mage (Gray).gifMage FE15 Sage (Gray).gifSage - FE15 Guru (Gray).gifGuru*

* DLC classes, visit Shrine to access.
** Possible to loop back to Villager.

Learnt Magic

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Gray).gifMage 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
9 Echoes black magic icon.pngSagittae
10 Echoes black magic icon.pngThunder
FE15 Sage (Gray).gifSage 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
FE15 Guru (Gray).gifGuru 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngLemegeton

Growth Rates

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
45% 40% 30% 30% 25% 25% 0%

Personal Max Stats

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 42 39 40 40 39 40


See also: Gray/Supports

Passive Supports


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In Shadows of Valentia, Gray once again has the highest joining stats and level of the four starting villagers, and is the only who does not need to gain any level ups at all in order to class change at the first available shrine. Statistically he once again has the highest HP and attack growth out of all of Alm's early joining villagers, with average stats everywhere else. Much like in Gaiden, his emphasis on bulky stats suits him best in the mercenary classline, as the high speed bases of the classline fix his middling speed while allowing him to use his above average attack to his fullest, and the Apotrope skill of the Dread Fighter class fixes his middling resistance, once again making him an extremely powerful unit with very few overall weaknesses. While he can function in almost any class the player puts him in thanks to his attack, none of them work as well for him as mercenary thanks to his lower combined base speed and growth, and he is the least flexible of all the early joining villagers.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Wry Comrade
Alm's childhood friend from Ram Village. Worldly and competent. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Gray Sprite.pngTitle
Wry Comrade
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
FEH skill offense.png Zanbato+
FEH skill support.png Swap
FEH Sword.png Sword


FEH skill offense.pngIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Zanbato+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Laid-Back Blade--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngSwap-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
AFEH Wind Boost 1.png Wind Boost 1--
FEH Wind Boost 2.png Wind Boost 2FEH Wind Boost 1.png Wind Boost 1-
FEH Wind Boost 3.png Wind Boost 3FEH Wind Boost 2.png Wind Boost 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Sword Valor 1.png Sword Valor 1--
FEH Sword Valor 2.png Sword Valor 2FEH Sword Valor 1.png Sword Valor 1-
FEH Sword Valor 3.png Sword Valor 3FEH Sword Valor 2.png Sword Valor 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png


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Base Set

Gray is another Sword Infantry unit hailing from Ram Village and, much like other trainee units of Heroes, he has a better BST than most other infantry units. Gray suffers from average syndrome with well distributed stats, having decent Atk, middling Spd and Def, and low Res. His flexibility in the early days of Heroes was more due to having a unique inheritable weapon, thus was not bound to a specific playstyle and could inherit a variety of skills and weapons to change up his game plans. However, like many early Heroes units, he would eventually get his own unique weapon that plays off what may be the developer's initial intentions for his playstyle.

Gray had Zanbato as his unique weapons, an inheritable Cavalry slayer that could also be upgraded to negate visible buffs on Cavalry units during combat. The effect was mostly lackluster, but gave him a niche as a slayer of some problematic non-blue cavalry units like Brave Lyn or Hríd. His new weapon Laid-Back Blade is a slightly stronger Zanbato and it has the effect of granting him +3 to all four core stats at the start of combat so long as his health is over 50%. Gray becomes surprisingly tanker and stronger as a result without factoring in other skills, but when the blade is refined, Gray becomes a powerful, independent solo front line unit as he gains an additional +5 to his stats so long as the number of enemies within two spaces of himself exceed the number of allies (not including himself).

Swap allows Gray to swap places with an ally, moving them out of danger or positioning himself or his ally to bait another unit. Wind Boost boosts his Speed by 6 if he has at least 3 more HP than his opponent, His reasonable HP does allow this to be used over a handful of units, there are also many who are completely unaffected by it. Sword Valor boost the SP gains of sword allies by 2 if he is active on the field with it, giving him viability when training other units, though this is shared with Exalt Chrom and most importantly Lene who carries the skill and is a Dancer, which is more useful when training.


Gray is easily walled off by bulky blue units like Fallen Hardin, Nephenee, and Ephraim. Reinhardt, Delthea, and Ophelia are common mages that tear through his low magical bulk with ease. Most Firesweep units, such as Cordelia and Tana, can double him with ease and prevent him from counterattacking. Even Bridal Cordelia and Brave Lyn with Firesweep Bows can punch through his bulk especially when built to maximize offense and speed up their cooldowns.

Skill Inheritance

Reposition is a good positioning skill for Gray's Support Skill while Bonfire uses his Def to give his damage a good boost when it activates. Regardless of his sets, Fury is a good budget option for Skill A as he enjoys the flat boost to his stats. Skill C has plenty of options from ally boosting skills like Hone Attack, but Attack Smoke boosts his tankiness, decreasing his enemy’s Atk by 7 if they are within two tiles of him while Defense Smoke decreases enemy Def so he can hit harder against bulkier units. Ultimately, his Skill C choices come down to preference.

Gray's new identity as a solo unit makes him ideal for Solo Skill A's, especially Attack Speed Solo or Attack Defense Solo as they buff his Atk and his better two secondary stats while he is alone and likely outnumbered. Renewal can help keep him healed while solo in order to keep his Blade's primary effect going since his allies need to stay away from him to ensure his blade effect goes through.

Alternatively, Gray could run a self-sustain/statball build while remaining a solo unit. Sol as a special can help him regain HP and stay above the HP requirement for his Blade's primary effect, while also opening up his Skill B for better options. As stated before, Reposition is a good positioning skill for Gray's Support Skill and Repel could be run in Skill B to minimize damage taken to him, making it easier to stay above the HP requirement while not messing up your solo positioning like Close Call would and Spurn being overall better for units that want to be at lower HP. A rouse in Skill C such as Rouse Speed Resistance can help him gain extra stats for running Distant Counter and being an overall statball when combining all of his stat bonuses, though Rouse Speed Defense works as a budget option. Finally, Distant Counter can help Gray counterattack against ranged units and when combined with all of his stat bonuses in the optimal condition, Gray can be a pretty good statball and potentially tank prominent mages, one of his bigger counters.

Gray is not limited to just his Preferred blade however and can use other weapons to suit the players needs like Slaying Edge, Armorsmasher, or even Bellringer for more of a tank based build. Steady Breath accelerates his cooldown while boosting his Def a fair bit, though Steady Stance can be used as a budget option.



“Aww... So it's true the good ones die young...”
—Gray's death quote

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Gray/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes


Gray/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings


(If both Tobin and Clair are alive)
"He fought with Tobin over Clair, and won her heart splendidly. 'For a man, it's not the face that matters, but the heart!' Or so he declared."
(If Tobin is dead)
"Due to his grief over Tobin's death in battle, he drowns himself in alcohol every day. When will a smile ever return to his face...?"
(If Clair is dead)
"Having lost the one he loved, never to meet her again, he set off on a journey by himself."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

(If both Tobin and Clair are alive)
As a member of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights, Gray worked diligently at restoring the continent. He applied himself equally to winning Clair's heart, and beat Tobin out in the end. As he was heard to say, "Pick the guy with the big heart, not the pretty face."
(If Clair is alive but Tobin is dead)
Devastated by Tobin's death, Gray was nearly lost to the demon drink until Clair convinced him to clean up. After declining knighthoods in the One Kingdom, the two married and lived out quiet lives. Gray was especially fond of his son, whom he named after his friend.
(If Clair is dead)
Having lost the woman he loved, Gray surprised even himself by embracing the life of a vagabond and setting off for parts unknown. His friends spared no effort in attempting to track him down, but it was to no avail.

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 614
CYL2 311
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 381
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL4 426
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL5 398
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

CYL6 318
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


  • Gray is among some of the characters in Gaiden to have his hair color changed in Shadows of Valentia, shifting from green to black. Other characters with hair color changes include Tobin, Kliff, Clair, Forsyth, Boey, Genny, Kamui, Atlas, Deen, and Sonya.
  • Gray has two older sisters.
  • Gray shares his English voice actor, Max Mittelman, with Fates' Leo, Forrest, and Kaden, as well as Gordin in Heroes.
  • In the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, he shares his child voice actress, Rei Shimoda, with Sonya.
  • In the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, Gray uses the personal pronoun, "ore." However, In Gaiden, he is shown to use "boku."
  • Examining the damaged fence at the entrance of Ram Village has Alm explain that he and Gray were practicing their swordplay on it.


See main article: Gray/Gallery.