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“My father wants me to attack? That'd be Larcei's army. Damn, what should I do...”

Iucharba is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the brother of Iuchar and Brian, the son of Danann, the nephew of Lex, and the grandson of Lombard. He is in command of Sophara Castle during the second part of the game, and much like Iuchar, is in love with Larcei/Creidne. He may be recruited by Larcei/Creidne, but doing so will essentially cause Iuchar to continue campaigning against the army out of jealousy.


Iucharba may be more hotblooded and straightforward than the chivalrous Iuchar is, but they both share the sentiments, in the sense that they are unable to agree with most of Danann's policies, especially that of the Child Hunts.

Iucharba is a bit more controlled than his brother when it comes to Larcei, however, as she is very happy about him changing sides, unlike Iuchar, who unnerves her due to his insistence. Also Iuchar seems to join mostly for Larcei but Iucharba also joins to make amends, showing a nobler side.


Base Stats[]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Axe Fighter SpriteAxe FighterNeir Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorNál
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
ChargeChargeFE4 AxeAxe - AFE4SteelaxeSteel Axe
Elite Ring*

*Only if it was not inherited by any of the second generation children

Growth Rates[]

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
110% 40% 0% 50% 10% 10% 60% 5%

Promotion Gains[]

Promoted Class
FE4 Warrior Sprite Warrior
+3 0 +2 +2 +2 +3 0
Weapon Levels
FE4 Bow B


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.

Iucharba is an Axe user that can be recruited near the beginning of Chapter 6. You must choose between him or his brother, Iuchar. Recruiting one of them makes the other impossible to recruit.

Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of reason to pick Iucharba over Iuchar. This is particularly true if you are doing a ranked run, as Iucharba's low Movement will severely limit his usefulness. There can be some secondary benefit in choosing Iucharba, in that Julia will have an easier time obtaining the Nosferatu Tome (which is generally considered superior to the Aura Tome). However, the Nosferatu tome is technically obtainable even should you choose to recruit Iuchar. Beyond that, while Iucharba has slightly superior base stats in most cases, his growths are slightly worse. Both brothers will wind up statistically similar in the end, with Iuchar winding up with more Speed and Iucharba having more Skill. Iucharba's Charge is generally better than Iuchar's Vantage because Iucharba's high HP and good Speed base gives him fairly good odds of activating the skill (though the heavy Weight of Axes significantly lowers that chance). Once Iucharba Promotes, he gets even more benefit from the skill as he will get access to Bows and the ability to trigger Charge without being counterattacked, where his brother can only ever use Axes and cannot really get a lot of use out of Vantage.

Despite edging his brother out in overall combat proficiency, it is not by enough to make up for the wide gap in mobility. All things considered, both brothers are relatively weak in comparison to the units of the second generation (unless compared to substitute characters) as they lack staple offensive skills like Pursuit or Adept. Should you choose to recruit Iucharba anyways, his surviving Fighter units of Sophara will become NPC Allies after his recruitment, including Sophara Castle and the Fighter guarding it.


In Chapter 6, Larcei/Creidne may speak to Iucharba and recruit him, but if you do this, you will be unable to recruit Iuchar.

In the Final Chapter, if Iucharba is in love with Larcei/Creidne, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of strength.

Love Growths[]

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Character Bonus


Recruit Conversation[]

  • Iucharba: Larcei! So you finally broke down and came to see me.
  • Larcei: Hmph. Iucharba, you've got your rough image to protect, but you can't be all that bad. At least, I was relieved that you never hurt any of the women or children. I wish we didn't have to fight...
  • Iucharba: Yeah. Well, I was never into pushin' people around like my brothers. And I've had about all I can handle of the Lopto Sect. People say they've been sacrificing children right here in Isaach. My father just lets them walk all over him. I've had it with them! Larcei... just say the magic word and my squadron and I'll join up with you.
  • Larcei: Are you serious!? Iucharba, you're wonderful! ...I definitely had it wrong about you all this time.
  • Iucharba: Yeah, well, I'm no angel. This is my chance to make amends. You lot! From this point forward we are an army of liberators fighting for love and justice!!

Battle Conversation (Chapter 6)[]

“I will not hand over my castle! You rebels... I'll beat the crap out of you!”
—Battle quote
“W-wait, Larcei! I can't fight you!”
—Battle quote against Larcei

Death quote[]

“Argh... Larcei... I'm sorry...”
—Iucharba's death quote as an enemy

Vs Brian (Final Chapter)[]

  • Brian: Iucharba, you moron! How dare you seek to destroy House Dozel!
  • Iucharba: Well hi to you too, Brian. Heh...You’re worrying over nothing. Dozel’s not about to be destroyed on my watch. After all, the people are behind me!
  • Brian: H-how dare you, you dastard...You won’t get away with this!

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Iucharba is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL7 386
CYL Iucharba Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War


Iucharba and his brother Iuchar derive their names from Irish mythology. Tuireann had three sons with his daughter Danand (Danann), which included Brian (Brian), Iuchar, and Iucharba, who killed Lugh's father Cian (Quan). After Lugh took his revenge by killing the three brothers, Tuireann wept over their graves.


See main article: Iucharba/Gallery.