“I want to find a peaceful way to end this war... I figured that if I could speak with someone from Lycia, I would find a solution.”
—Guinivere to Roy in The Binding Blade.

Guinivere is a major non-playable ally from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and a minor non-playable character from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She is the half-sister of Zephiel and the princess of Bern.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: the Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Guinevere was the daughter of King Desmond and his mistress, making her the half sister to Zephiel the child from Desmond's wife, Hellene. As a result of Guinevere's mother being the woman Desmond had originally intended to marry and Zephiel's mother being the woman he had been forced to marry, Desmond blatantly favored Guinevere over Zephiel, desiring Guinevere's husband to take the throne of Bern.

The feud between Desmond and Hellene grew to the point that Hellene and Zephiel had been moved to a mansion outside the castle's premises, whilst Desmond and Guinevere lived in the castle. Despite this Zephiel tried to visit Desmond and Guinevere as much as he could, Guinevere dearly loved her brother and didn't understand her father's hostility to his son.

On one occasion when Zephiel visited his father and Guinevere under the pretense that the latter was sick(a lie from Desmond), a healthy Guinevere was gifted a fox cub by her brother. Despite Zephiel's attempt to connect to his father, Desmond was enraged to see the two siblings and thought Zephiel was trying to steal Guinevere from him.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

As her brother grew, so did his popularity among Bern, Desmond came to feel Guinevere's chances of ascending to be Bern's ruler were being threatened. This led to Desmond setting a trap for Zephiel, pretending to accept his son, Desmond offered him a cup of poisoned wine. Faking his death and funeral, Zephiel killed his father. While Guinevere's young age meant she didn't comprehend the full situation, she noticed her brother was never the same afterwards.

In the face of her brother's actions, Guinevere went to Roy for help when she saw that Zephiel had gone too far. Unlike her older brother, she does not want a war to happen, and she still remembers how well they got along as children, before King Desmond attempted to kill Zephiel.

Together with her lady-in-waiting, the cleric Elen, Princess Guinivere joins Roy early in the game in an effort to stop Zephiel. Eventually, she becomes the queen of Bern after Zephiel's defeat, despite the protests of some aristocrats.

Guinivere is usable on the trial maps of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade once the player has completed the game nine times, and one of them in hard mode.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

  • Usable in trial maps after beating the game nine times, with at least one Hard Mode clear.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Female Sage Map Sprite.gif SageGBALight.gif Light
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
202924242324132556
WeaponStarting Items
Anima.gif Anima - B
Light.gif Light - S
Staff.gif Staff - A
Divine.gifDivine
Recover.gifRecover

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 20% 30% 35% 25% 15% 5%

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.

Guinivere's HP is very low for a Level 20 unit of any kind, but this flaw can be forgiven by her very high Defense and Resistance, as well as the ability to use Light magic, something other Sages cannot do in this game. When facing Berserkers with Devil Axes, she can take one hit, as long as it is not a critical. If there are any Angelic Robes left that can make her HP higher, the best way to go about it is to enter the secret shop in Chapter 21 and buy some from there and save them.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Princess of Bern
Princess of Bern, and sister of the king, Zephiel. Her beauty, kindness, and intelligence make her popular among her people. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Guinivere Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Princess of Bern
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
33/36/40
8/9/10
32/35/38
9/10/11
37/40/44
2/3/4
12/16/19
9/10/11
35/38/41
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Aureola
FEH skill special.pngIceberg
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngLight---
Ellight---
Shine---
Aureola-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Iceberg---
AFEH Atk Res Push 1.png Atk Res Push 1--
FEH Atk Res Push 2.png Atk Res Push 2FEH Atk Res Push 1.png Atk Res Push 1-
FEH Atk Res Push 3.png Atk Res Push 3FEH Atk Res Push 2.png Atk Res Push 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH Atk Res Push 4.png Atk Res Push 4FEH Atk Res Push 3.png Atk Res Push 3FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Lull Atk Res 1.png Lull Atk Res 1--
FEH Lull Atk Res 2.png Lull Atk Res 2FEH Lull Atk Res 1.png Lull Atk Res 1-
FEH Lull Atk Res 3.png Lull Atk Res 3FEH Lull Atk Res 2.png Lull Atk Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Spur Res 1.png Spur Res 1--
FEH Drive Res 1.png Drive Res 1FEH Spur Res 1.png Spur Res 1-
FEH Drive Res 2.png Drive Res 2FEH Drive Res 1.png Drive Res 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH Joint Drive Res.png Joint Drive ResFEH Spur Res 2.png Spur Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

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.

Base Set[edit | edit source]

Guinivere easily fits the mold of a typical offensive Blue Mage Infantry unit, having excellent Atk and Spd, sitting at a strong 35/40 neutral value for both and a solid 38 neutral Res. While her HP lies at a decent 36 neutral, giving her a modest magic bulk, her abysmal 16 Def, 12 if it is her flaw stat, means that any physical unit can easily destroy her in a single bow. Just on base stats alone, his makes her potent offense unit and her ability to duel mages goes without question, especially when taken into consideration in tandem with her personal tome.
Guinivere wields the legendary Aureola tome which not only boosts her Res by 3, but it also deals effective damage against tome units. Save for Fallen Lyon and a handful of green Mages Guinivere can check a vast majoiry of the tome unit metagame thanks to this particular effective bonus only seen prior on Halloween Sakura's Kitty Paddle. In addition, if she either initiates combat or is within two spaces of an ally, she gains Atk/Spd/Res +5 and negates any foe with a weapon that deals adaptive damage, mainly targeting Dragons to hit her much higher Res, and also gives her self regeneration, healing 7 HP to herself and allies within two spaces of her. The sheer volume of effects not only provides her with solid combat boosting, but the supportive effect gives Guinivere one of the most loaded, unrefined tomes introduced.
Iceberg pairs naturally with her high Res for truly explosive attacks when it activates. She has access to tier 4 Attack Resistance Push, giving her a further Atk/Res +7 in-combat boost so long as her HP is above 25% at the start of combat. While she takes 5 damage afterwards, her tome can easily erase this recoil. Lull Attack Resistance inflicts Atk/Res -3 on her foe during combat while neutralizing any bonuses they have. Joint Drive Resistance grants an additional +4 Res to her allies during combat if she is within two spaces of them and she also gains +4 Res during combat if an ally is within two spaces of herself.

Counters[edit | edit source]

With her pitiful physical bulk, attacking her with a physical oriented unit is the way to deal with her most effectively. It is best to deal with her during the player's turn as allowing her to start combat is a far easier activation requirement for her tome than it is to take her out of the range activation requirement. While she can obliterate most if not all mages, the only one who can possibly wall her is Fallen Lyon. Legendary Celica can deal decent damage against her if she gets the initiation on Guinivere due to Celica's weapon ignoring 25% of Guinivere's high Res. Dragons are ill advised as she prevents their common adaptive damage effect.

Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Guinivere has a complete kit that only requires a support skill which either Reposition or Draw Back blend perfectly for this. Her Skill C can be exchanged Wave Skill for self and ally buffing during certain enemy turns. Ploy skills also work wonders on her due to her naturally high Res value. She can make all of them work, but Attack Ploy is good for further dampering mages from damaging her, Speed Ploy allows her a greater number of foes to double attack or avoid getting doubled, and Resistance Ploy increases her damage output prior to combat so she can further increase her damage output through her other skills and her tome.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Guinivere/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Guinevere was the name of the Queen of Camelot; the wife to King Arthur who was torn between her love for him and Lancelot.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Guinivere was named "Guinevere" in the English version of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • Guinivere and Eleanora are the only Sages/Bishops that can wield both Anima magic and Light magic in The Binding Blade/The Blazing Blade respectively.
  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Guinivere landed 66th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Before her appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes, she can be seen in two pictures in the Beginner's Guide for Zephiel (Winter's Crown)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Guinivere/Gallery.
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