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“Joshua... My...dear, sweet child...”
—Ismaire shortly before dying

Ismaire is a character from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is the beautiful and beloved queen of Jehanna, known as the Queen of White Dunes.


Ismaire took the throne in accordance with her dying husband's wish; since she became busy with matters of governance, she could not make enough time for her son Joshua, who then left the country. During the events of The Sacred Stones, Ismaire is killed by Caellach because of her refusal to give up Jehanna's Sacred Stone. It is revealed, shortly before Ismaire draws her last breath, that the missing heir is Joshua.

At the end of Chapter 14, whether Joshua is alive or not, the player will receive the Sacred Twins Audhulma and Excalibur from her.



Ismaire is not playable in the main story but can be recruited in the Creature Campaign by completing the Tower of Valni. She is a Swordmaster and comes with the only normally obtainable Wind Sword in the game. (It is obtainable through the Tower of Valni's eighth floor.)

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Female Swordmaster Map SpriteSwordmasterGBAWindWind
WeaponStarting Items
SwordSword - AShamshirShamshir
WindswordWind Sword
Master sealMaster Seal

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 30% 60% 55% 30% 20% 25%


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.

Ismaire has better growths than most of the secret characters and comes at a lower starting level. However, her starting stats, compared to the other possible Swordmasters, leave something to be desired. She will have decent HP (usually around the low 40's), decent Strength (about the same as Marisa's), good Skill (close to maxing), decent Luck (close to Joshua's), great Resistance, and poor Defense. She is the only secret character able to cap a stat on her own—Skill, Speed and Resistance—although the occurrence is quite rare. She also gives you the exclusive Wind Sword, one of the lightest and quickest swords in the game.

All in all, Ismaire is one of the better secret characters, but still falls short in comparison to the other units; particularly in the Lagdou Ruins, where durability is all that matters.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 432 CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL2 388
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL3 336
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL4 354
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL5 273
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL6 219
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones
CYL7 227
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones

CYL8 237
CYL Ismaire Portrait
The Sacred Stones