Fire Emblem Wiki
Advertisement
Fire Emblem Wiki

“Time... Nothing is outside time. All life falls within time—beginning, middle, and end. Time's flow is absolute, and none can escape it. None...but me.”
—Gullveig

Gullveig is the main antagonist of Book VII from Fire Emblem Heroes. She is a vanir goddess who seeks to destroy all of time.

Profile[]

Gullveig, the Golden Seer, is a being with control over time. In the future, she brings Askr and Midgard to ruin. When the Order of Heroes confront her, she undoes its members each in turn, returning them all to a moment in time before their births. The goddess of light Seiðr imparts these events to Kiran as a vision to warn them of Gullveig's threat so that this ending can be averted.

Anna fates portrait
"Just a minute! The following section contains spoilers. Viewing it will cost a lot. Are you prepared to pay for it?"

Gullveig's true nature is eventually revealed to be cyclical and self-fulfilling. She starts as Kvasir in the past, becomes Seiðr in the Summoner's present, and will eventually become Gullveig in the future. Once Gullveig achieves her goal of destroying Midgard, she creates her own daughter, Heiðr, as an embodiment of her power and sends her back in time to befriend her past self, Seiðr, and then rewinds herself back to becoming Kvasir and begins the self-fulfilling prophecy of her life over anew.

Eventually, it is revealed that Njörðr had plotted all along to turn Seiðr into Gullveig. He pretended to help Heiðr, only to allow the Golden Curse to overtake her, and then urged Seiðr to kill her as an act of mercy. With this act, he ensured that the Golden Curse is transferred from Heiðr to Seiðr. He subsequently attempts to use Gullveig as a tool to destroy his enemies, but with an emotionally crushed Seiðr looking on, she kills the king instead.

After the Golden Serpents are purged from Seiðr, removing her from the cycle, Gullveig and Kvasir arrive in the present in order to ensure that the cycle continues. After Kvasir is killed, Gullveig stands as the final bearer of the curse. She tells Seiðr that there are only two outcomes. Either Gullveig kills Seiðr, and the cycle continues, or Seiðr kills her, and saves the world.

Separately, Gullveig approaches Kiran and reflects on her connection to them. As Kvasir, Kiran was the first person she had ever felt a connection with. As Seiðr, Kiran was the one granted her vision of the ruined future, and with whom she wished to create a child. With these past events of her other selves in mind, Gullveig implores to Kiran that they must kill her.

In the end, Seiðr stops Gullveig, ending her life and the cycle that binds them. In her final moments, she tells Seiðr to continue to live on and to spend time with Kiran as she knows that is one of her true desires as her future self. Though Gullveig expects to pass on, Seiðr uses her powers to resurrect the spirits of both Gullveig and Kvasir, with their spirits now living within a spiritual realm inside Seiðr. The three happily begin conversing with each other, happy to share memories of their experiences together as one being.

"End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

Personality[]

Cold, emotionless, and with a powerful control over the flow of time, Gullveig is ruthless in her pursuit of perpetuating the cycle of the Golden Serpents.

Anna fates portrait
"Just a minute! The following section contains spoilers. Viewing it will cost a lot. Are you prepared to pay for it?"

In reality, Gullveig has a jaded outlook on life full of despair for the tragedies forced upon her. While she remembers her warmer memories as both Kvasir and Seiðr, much of her optimism she once held as the latter is long gone. She has resigned herself to fulfill her role as the Golden Curse dictates but ultimately wishes to be free of her curse that binds her. Her fatalistic worldview remained even as she dies, telling Seiðr that she does not wished to be pitied for her death.

Gullveig remembers her life as Seiðr, and the motivations behind some of her actions extend from her knowledge of her past self. In particular, she remembers the pain of being victimized by Njörðr, and Seiðr's own unspoken desire to kill the king for all he had done to her. She also feels a connection to Kiran born from the prior encounters shared with them as both of her past selves.

Like her two counterparts, Gullveig still holds a strong affection for Kiran. She believes that they are the key to ending her suffering. In the moments before the final battle against her, the spirit of Gullveig speaks to Kiran directly and implores them to stop her, knowing that they hold the power to do so. In her supposed final conversation with Seiðr, she reminds her present self to spend time with them and fulfill her wish to live out her life with the person she loves. Gullveig's final words before her mortal death are a simple farewell to Kiran. Her summoned version even states plainly in her Level 40 conversation that she loves Kiran.

Amusingly, her Brave variation expresses annoyance at her continued lack of directional sense that she previously held as Seiðr.

"End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

In-Game[]

Golden Seer
A seer who, in the future, has already driven the world to the brink of destruction. Can alter time and bend the future to her whims.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Gullveig Heroes spriteTitle
Golden Seer
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
33/37/40
14/15/16
42/45/49
11/12/23
44/47/50
2/3/4
24/27/30
2/3/4
15/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Quietus Gullveig
FEH skill special Retribution
FEH Colorless Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseStone---
Elstone---
Atlas---
Quietus Gullveig-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialRetribution---
VengeanceRetribution--
Time Is LightVengeance-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1--
FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1-
FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1-
FEH Flared Sparrow Flared SparrowFEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Poison Strike 1 Poison Strike 1--
FEH Poison Strike 2 Poison Strike 2FEH Poison Strike 1 Poison Strike 1-
FEH Poison Strike 3 Poison Strike 3FEH Poison Strike 2 Poison Strike 2-
FEH Occultist's Strike Occultist's StrikeFEH Poison Strike 3 Poison Strike 3FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Res Smoke 1 Res Smoke 1--
FEH Res Smoke 2 Res Smoke 2FEH Res Smoke 1 Res Smoke 1-
FEH Res Smoke 3 Res Smoke 3FEH Res Smoke 2 Res Smoke 2-
FEH Def Res Smoke 3 Def Res Smoke 3FEH Res Smoke 3 Res Smoke 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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 Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Golden Seer Gullveig
Gullveig golden seer pop01 Here's the Golden Seer, who plans to use her power over time to destroy the world... Gullveig!
Gullveig golden seer pop02 Not only can she turn back time to avert any chance of her own defeat, but she can also send her enemies back to the time before their births, undoing their very existence! It's too horrifying to think about!
Gullveig golden seer pop03 So, we've gained power from Vanaheimr, the realm of light, in order to confront Gullveig with everything we can muster. But can we really beat someone who has control over time itself?
Gullveig golden seer pop04 If we're to find an answer, it'll be buried in Gullveig's hidden past. The Order of Heroes will keep fighting for that one sliver of hope!
Closely Associated Characters
Seiðr Goddess of Vanaheimr, the realm of light. Descends upon the land to save the people from destruction. Always acts with propriety. She gives her all to save Askr from Gullveig.
Heiðr Goddess of Vanaheimr, the realm of light. Pure and innocent, she adores Seiðr like a sister.

Seer Beyond Time
Seiðr, goddess of Vanaheimr, the realm of light, having become Gullveig, the Golden Seer.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Gullveig Seer Beyond Time Heroes spriteTitle
Seer Beyond Time
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
37/40/43
14/15/16
42/45/49
11/12/13
44/47/50
2/3/4
24/27/30
3/4/5
16/19/22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense The Cycle's Turn
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Thunder Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseLight---
Ellight---
Shine---
The Cycle's Turn-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5-
LunaNew Moon--
AFEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1--
FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1-
FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1-
FEH Flared Sparrow Flared Sparrow-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Gold Unwinding Gold Unwinding-FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1--
FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2FEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1-
FEH Atk Spd Oath 3 Atk Spd Oath 3FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2-
FEH Atk Spd Oath 4 Atk Spd Oath 4FEH Atk Spd Oath 3 Atk Spd Oath 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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 Set[]

Gullveig is a powerful flying Blue Tome mage, packing a very high base 45 Attack and 47 Speed, alongside rather poor Defense and Resistance, making her a glass cannon. Her unique weapon, The Cycle's Turn, augments her offensive power even further. It comes with the slaying effect, reducing the cooldown of her native Luna down to 2 instead of 3, along with giving her Canto for 1 space, allowing Gullveig to attack and retreat to a safe area. Furthermore, it gives her +5 to all stats if she initiates or a [Bonus] effect is on her, as well as giving her an additional bonus to Attack and Speed of the number of turns that has passed x 2, up to a maximum bonus of +10, and she can deal additional flat damage equal to 20% of her in-combat Speed. Do note that this damage includes dealing damage with AoE Specials as well. And finally, her weapon also gives her the Null-Follow Up effect, preventing effects that prevents her follow up attacks and guarantee foe's follow up attacks. Her skills complement her hyper-offensive statline. Her A skill, Flared Sparrow, deals 7 flat damage to the enemy before she attacks, alongside giving her +7 to Attack and Speed, and after combat, it activates an unique effect: Divine Vein (Flame). This creates flames on 5 tiles in a line centered on foe's space from left to right based on the direction unit is facing for 1 turn. The tiles affected becomes difficult terrain for Infantry and Cavalry Bows, Tomes, and Daggers, along with dealing another 7 flat damage if the enemy phase begins, and yet another 7 damage if combat is initiated in the affected tile, which is added with the initial 7 damage for a total of 14 damage before Gullveig even attacks. This augments her power even further, bolstering her offenses, and prevents enemy ranged units from reaching her. Being one of the two female winners of Choose Your Legends, Gullveig receives a unique B skill, Gold Unwinding. It inflicts -5 Speed and Resistance on foes during combat, and reduces Gullveig's damage taken by 60%, if her health is above 50%. Third, if Gullveig initiates combat, she gets another turn, but only able to move 1 space during that extra turn. This extra turn effect can be triggered once every 2 turns. Her C skill is Atk/Spd Oath 4, which gives her +6 to Attack and Speed for 1 turn, if she's within 2 spaces of an ally, and gives her the ability to move to an adjacent space next to that ally. This gives her the Bonus requirement of her weapon effect, as well as increasing her mobility, allowing her to reach enemies easier.

Counters[]

As powerful and dangerous as Gullveig is during player-phase, she pays for it with a rather poor enemy phase. Her bulk is very poor without her 60% damage reduction from her B skill, and that can be pierced through with the likes of Deadeye and Lethality, or units with the Special Spiral 4 skill.

Skill Inheritance[]

Like most new units now, her kit synergizes very well with her out of the box, and not much changes are needed.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Seer Beyond Time Gullveig
Gullveig seer beyond time pop01 Oh no... Gullveig, the Golden Seer, has come to Askr! She's the one who doomed the world of the future to despair!
Gullveig seer beyond time pop02 Something is strange about her outfit, though. It looks a lot like the attire of Seiðr, one of the goddesses from Vanaheimr...
Gullveig seer beyond time pop03 In fact, if you look closely, you'll notice there are lots of similarities between Gullveig and Seiðr. As it happens, they're actually sort of the same person!
Gullveig seer beyond time pop04 The power of the golden serpents turned her into Gullveig, the Golden Seer—but if she's wearing her old outfit now, maybe that means she still remembers her time as Seiðr?
Closely Associated Characters
Seiðr Goddess of Vanaheimr, the realm of light. Descends upon the land to save the people from destruction. Always acts with propriety. The past form of Gullveig.
Njörðr King of Vanaheimr, realm of light. His scheming brings about Gullveig's creation.

Glittering Sunlight
Gullveig, the Golden Seer, and Seiðr, Goddess of Light, shining together with the summer sun, sparkling amongst the waves.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Gullveig Glittering Sunlight Heroes spriteTitle
Glittering Sunlight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
10/11/12
43/46/49
7/8/9
44/47/51
6/7/8
21/24/27
3/4/5
13/17/20
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Golden Sunlight
FEH skill special Retribution
FEH Fire Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFire---
Elfire---
Bolganone---
Golden Sunlight-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialRetribution---
VengeanceRetribution--
Time and LightVengeance-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Death Blow 1 Death Blow 1--
FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Death Blow 1 Death Blow 1-
FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1-
FEH Flared Sparrow Flared SparrowFEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH S R Far Trace 1 S/R Far Trace 1--
FEH S R Far Trace 2 S/R Far Trace 2FEH S R Far Trace 1 S/R Far Trace 1-
FEH S R Far Trace 3 S/R Far Trace 3FEH S R Far Trace 2 S/R Far Trace 2-
FEH S R Far Trace 4 S/R Far Trace 4FEH S R Far Trace 3 S/R Far Trace 3FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Odd Spd Wave 1 Odd Spd Wave 1--
FEH Odd Spd Wave 2 Odd Spd Wave 2FEH Odd Spd Wave 1 Odd Spd Wave 1-
FEH Odd Spd Wave 3 Odd Spd Wave 3FEH Odd Spd Wave 2 Odd Spd Wave 2-
FEH Odd Spd Wave 4 Odd Spd Wave 4FEH Odd Spd Wave 3 Odd Spd Wave 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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 Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Glittering Sunlight Gullveig
Gullveig glittering sunlight pop01 Gullveig and Seiðr have come to join us at the sun-drenched summer seaside, with fabulous swimsuits to set the beach party alight!
Gullveig glittering sunlight pop02 Gullveig’s outfit brings mystique and mysticism—featuring gold bangles with a serpentine motif, and a pareo decorated with glinting, sand-like glitter. And is that a snake-like swimming ring she’s carrying?
Gullveig glittering sunlight pop03 Meanwhile, Seiðr’s outfit has a more relaxing design reminiscent of gentle waves. The blue-and-pink gradient on her pareo really brings across the breezy tropical vibe!
Gullveig glittering sunlight pop04 Gullveig and Seiðr have shown us some spectacular swimsuit looks for the season. Even the summer sun dims next to their divine beauty!
Closely Associated Characters
Njörðr King of Vanaheimr, the realm of light that is Seiðr’s home. His scheming brings about Gullveig’s creation.

Quotes[]

Gullveig/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 - CYL6 N/A

CYL7 Winner
3
CYL Gullveig Portrait
Heroes
16,941

CYL8 onward Ineligible

Etymology[]

Gullveig was a sorceress originating from Vanaheimr with a great desire for gold and sometimes considered the personification of gold. When she visited the Aesir, the gods threw her in a fire fearing that her love of gold would corrupt the world but was resurrected three times. This action eventually led to the first war between the Aesir and the Vanir. The name Gullveig also means 'gold strength' or 'gold power.'

Trivia[]

  • Gullveig, similarly to other characters from Vanaheimr, seems to draw inspiration from Japanese legends; in her case, the Yamata-no-Orochi, an eight-headed snake-shaped dragon, slain by Susanoo.
    • She is also derived, as indicated by Book VII, Chapter 4, from the ouroboros, a symbol of a snake or dragon eating its own tail, which embodies her existence's cyclical nature.
  • Gullveig is the first main antagonist of a Book to be a colorless unit.
  • In Round 7 of the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll, Gullveig came in 1st among the female characters with a total of 16,941 votes.
    • This makes Gullveig the second Heroes character to receive a Brave unit variation with the first being Veronica. She is also the first Heroes character to place first in their voting division.
    • Gullveig also holds the record for the shortest span of time between a character's game debut and subsequent victory in Choose Your Legends, having only been introduced in Fire Emblem Heroes in December 2022 with the launch of Book VII, roughly a month before the following Choose Your Legends voting period.
  • Gullveig shares her English voice actor, Alice Himora, and Japanese voice actor, Suzuko Mimori, with Heiðr.
Anna fates portrait
"Just a minute! The following section contains spoilers. Viewing it will cost a lot. Are you prepared to pay for it?"
  • As she and Seiðr are different incarnations of the same person, Gullveig is the first final boss of a Fire Emblem Heroes Book to also be that Book's protagonist.
"End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

Gallery[]

See main article: Gullveig/Gallery.
Advertisement