“Anything to keep them out of Alster.”

Ishtore is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the son of Bloom and Hilda, Ishtar's brother, and the prince of Friege. He 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. 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.

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Personality Edit



  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Mage Fighter Enemy (M)Mage Fighter Tordo Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorThrud
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Lead Gold
20 50 12 19 18 18 9 14 14 6 3FE4 Leadership Star 3,000
Skills Weapon Starting Items


FE4 SwordSword - C
FE4 FireFire - B
FE4 ThunderThunder - A
FE4 WindWind - B



Secret Book (Artwork) The following part of this article contains strategy; therefore, it is subjective, and may not work for everyone.

With Thunderstorm 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

Non-Canon Appearances Edit

Fire Emblem: Light Inheritors Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Nattsu Fujimori Manga) Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Gag Paradise Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Sigurd's Tale Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Last of the Earth Dragons Edit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - Forest and Lake Country Edit

Etymology Edit


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