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“Anything to keep them out of Ulster.”

Ishtore is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.


Ishtore is the son of Bloom and Hilda, Ishtar's brother, the prince of Friege, and a descendant of the Velthomer family. He will eventually die while facing Seliph's army when Melgen Castle is attacked.

After Melgen Castle is captured, Seliph expresses remorse at killing Ishtore and Liza, whom he did not perceive to be bad people. Lewyn convinces him that their willful association with the Empire incriminated them, to which Seliph reluctantly concedes.


Ishtore is said to be a kind person, and is against the Child Hunts, much like his father and sister. According to Tine, Ishtore was nice to both herself and her mother, despite the cruel abuse his mother inflicted against them. He is in love with his tactician, Liza, and becomes enraged when she is killed in Chapter 7.



  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Mage Fighter Enemy (M).gifMage FighterTordo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifThrud
2050121918189141463FE4 Leadership Star.png3,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Continue.pngAdeptFE4 Sword.pngSword - C
FE4 Fire.pngFire - B
FE4 Thunder.pngThunder - A
FE4 Wind.pngWind - B


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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.

With Bolting and Thoron, Ishtore can easily kill any of the player's units if he is given the chance. If possible, it is recommended to have Arthur/Amid kill him to gain the Thoron tome without having to purchase it. However, if this proves to be too difficult, use Shannan with the Balmung for an easy victory.  Alternatively, if the player paired Lewyn with Tailtiu, Arthur can counteract Ishtore's thunder magic with the weapon advantage and speed bonuses given by Forseti.  If the player so wishes to give the precious experience to other units, then the Thunder Mages around Melgen's gate should be defeated with Oifey or other mounted units, followed by the unit(s) to be trained (backed up Lana/Muirne with healing staves) charging for Melgen and taking Ishtore down.


“Hmph. So, you made it this far. Congratulations.”
—Ishtore's battle quote if Liza is alive
“You...! You killed Liza... I'll never forgive you!”
—Ishtore's battle quote if Liza is dead
“Liza...It's in your hands now...”
—Ishtore's death quote if Liza is alive
“Liza... I..”
—Ishtore's death quote if Liza is dead

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 707
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL2 770
Genealogy of the Holy War
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 541
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL4 527
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL5 470
Genealogy of the Holy War

CYL6 466
Genealogy of the Holy War


  • Ishtore should have inherited minor Fjalar blood alongside his minor Thrud Blood, but does not, similarly to Scipio.