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“Me, I can’t imagine giving my all for a gig that doesn’t pay. No one asked you to solve this mess— let alone paid you—yet here you are. Seems like your job is a tougher one than I’m willing to take on. Makes me wonder if the gods are really worth all that trouble.”
—Kamui to Celica in Shadows of Valentia

Kamui is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 28 years old.


A Mercenary from a distant nation hired by Valbar, Kamui used to live a nomadic life with his family and worked with grazing animals. However, they got into a scuffle with another tribe and lost, which led them to settle in a town. Unable to adjust to this lifestyle, Kamui set out on a journey, with his swordsmanship being honed due to his wanderings

After Barth is defeated, he joins Celica's party. After the war, he joins Jesse in building their own country in the lands that once belonged to Grieth. If Jesse is dead, he founds the country in his place.


With a placid and easygoing personality, Kamui is a freedom-loving drifter who hates commitments. Although he mentioned possibly giving up the blade partway through the journey, it seems the wanderlust in his blood wouldn’t settle for that, as seen in his ending.

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it is shown that he has a deep fear of Necrodragons. His quotes also indicate that he likes money, and works as a mercenary to get it.




In Chapter 2, if he survived the previous battle, talk to him at the Pirate's Fortress.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE2 Mercenary Map Icon.gifMercenary
MagicStarting Items

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 25% 20% 40% 20% 20% 0%

Learnt Magic

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMage 1 Fire
7 Excalibur
FE2 Sage Map Icon.gifSage 1 Recover


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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.

In Celica's route, she gains access to three Mercenary units: Kamui, Saber, and Jesse. When considering the three Mercenary units that Celica can obtain, they can generally be simplified into 3 types. Kamui is the all-rounder Mercenary with even stats, Saber is the durable, defensive Mercenary, and Jesse is the late recruit with the best base stats and growths making him the most dangerous. An optional, Pre-Promoted Sword Fighter, Deen, is also available to recruit. Deen is best described as fragile and aggressive.

Kamui is one of the better units in Celica's route. He has average or above average growth in every stat. He has good starting stats other than his Luck and Resistance. His Resistance will be fixed in later promotions as the Dread Fighter class gets some of the highest Resistance in the game. He will also get increased Move as he promotes to Sword Fighter, and then Dread Fighter. He has excellent Speed growth and will wind up as one of your fastest units, Double Attacking virtually every enemy. His only real downside is that his Strength is somewhat low, as is common of his class. This can easily be offset with a good Weapon, though. He is useful from the time he is recruited all the way until the end of the game.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE15 Mercenary (Kamui).gifMercenary
MagicSkillsStarting Items

Class Sets

Class Sets
Base Class First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Villager (Kamui).gifVillager FE15 Cavalier (Kamui).gifCavalier FE15 Paladin (Kamui).gifPaladin FE15 Gold Knight (Kamui).gifGold Knight FE15 Skogul (Kamui).gifSkogul*
FE15 Soldier (Kamui).gifSoldier FE15 Knight (Kamui).gifKnight FE15 Baron (Kamui).gifBaron FE15 Spartan (Kamui).gifSpartan*
FE15 Mercenary (Kamui).gifMercenary FE15 Myrmidon (Kamui).gifMyrmidon FE15 Dread Fighter (Kamui).gifDread Fighter** FE15 Yasha (Kamui).gifYasha*
FE15 Archer (Kamui).gifArcher FE15 Sniper (Kamui).gifSniper FE15 Bow Knight (Kamui).gifBow Knight FE15 Oliphantier (Kamui).gifOliphantier*
FE15 Mage (Kamui).gifMage FE15 Sage (Kamui).gifSage - FE15 Guru (Kamui).gifGuru*

*DLC class; visit Shrine to access.
**Possible to loop back to Villager after Dread Fighter and Yasha.

Learnt Magic

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Kamui).gifMage 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
7 Echoes black magic icon.pngExcalibur
FE15 Sage (Kamui).gifSage 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
5 Echoes white magic icon.pngFreeze
FE15 Guru (Kamui).gifGuru 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngLemegeton

Growth Rates

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 30% 40% 25% 30% 0%

Personal Max Stats

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 39 41 39 40 40


See also: Kamui/Supports

Passive Supports


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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.

Kamui is the second of five potential Mercenaries recruited on Celica's route. Kamui has good bases in Strength and Speed, and decent bases in everything else. His growths are very mediocre in all stats, though his Strength and Speed growths stand out a bit. Depending on RNG, Kamui can either be outclassed by his peers, or be the most powerful of them all. His promotions help boost his key stats, and his reclassing options, especially Cavalier and Archer, are classes that are rare on Celica's route.

However, Kamui's fellow mercenaries perform well in specific niches, save for Saber and Deen. For one, Saber has the second best availability on his route, while Deen is a pre-promote with a Brave Sword.



“Gah. Geez, I'm such an idiot~”
—Kamui's Death Quote in Gaiden

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Kamui/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes



  • (If Jesse is alive)

Together with Jesse's group he works hard towards patching up the new country.

  • (If Jesse is dead)

In the former territory of Grieth, he built a new country. Afterwards, he became known as the Desert Mercenary.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

  • (If Jesse is alive)

Intrigued by Jesse's idea, Kamui helped to found a kingdom of mercenaries, and lived there happily for a time. In the end, however, his wanderlust prevailed—one day he went for a stroll and simply vanished, never to be seen again.

  • (If Jesse is dead)

Kamui established a new kingdom of, and for, mercenaries in what was once Grieth's territory. Relations with Valentia were favorable, with Kamui often aiding the king in times of need. In later life, his efforts earned him fame and respect as "the Steel Amidst the Sand."

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Kamui is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 567
CYL2 359
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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 363
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL4 311
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
CYL5 257
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

CYL6 223
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Kamui, or kamuy, is the word for a spiritual or divine being in Ainu mythology and is similar in concept to the Japanese Kami, or god.


  • Kamui showed up in an April Fools gag in the official site which claimed a new Fire Emblem game in the style of the 8bit originals would be made. This fake game would star Leon, Valbar, and Kamui in a setting based on medieval Japan.
  • Kamui shares his name with the Japanese default name of Corrin from Fates.
  • Kamui shares his English voice actor, Bryce Papenbrook, with Awakening's Henry, and Oscar, Raven and Karel in "Heroes."
  • In the Gaiden novels, Kamui dies protecting Saber from a necrodragon's attack.
    • That might have been the base of Kamui's fear of necrodragons in Echoes.
  • Kamui's artwork from Echoes depicts him wielding a sword that it's not present in the game. Looking closer, it resembles an Iron Sword, althought different colored.


See main article: Kamui/Gallery.