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Not to be confused with the Genealogy of the Holy War character, Linda.

“No! Let me fight. With Princess Nyna’s blessing, and the tome my father left me, I can wield Aura magic. Let me use it to avenge him. I want to destroy Gharnef myself!”
—Linde, during her recruitment scene in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Linde is a playable character in the Archanea Series and Fire Emblem Heroes, as well as a boss character in the spin-off, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.

Profile[]

Archanea Series[]

Linde is the daughter of Miloah, one of Gotoh's best students along with Gharnef, thus enabling her to use the powerful Aura spell. She is targeted by Gharnef's men, so she disguises herself as a boy, but in turn, she is captured and brought to a slave market. Marth frees Linde, and she decides to join him to fight and avenge her murdered father. She later moves to Pales and becomes Nyna's apprentice and most trusted individual.

When Hardin falls into madness, Nyna entrusts the Fire Emblem to Linde, who joins up with Marth's army. She later returns to Pales, and seems to have found an idol. Her ending hints that she tries to make herself more beautiful, possibly for the said idol.

Personality[]

While a very high-ranking noblewoman, Linde is not the type to simply watch life pass around her, as though unused to how real life works due to being sheltered, she endures many hardships that would break most people by adapting to the situation.

The loss of her father deeply affects her in both good and bad ways, since she strongly desires revenge, but made her relate with those who lost family more easily.

It is hinted that Linde might have a crush on Merric. It's mentioned in her Mystery of the Emblem ending that she becomes stronger and more beautiful for an unnamed man from a "magic academy", and they do have supports in New Mystery of the Emblem, but she keeps her feelings in secret after seeing that he likes Elice. It's alluded to again in her talks with Marth in Fire Emblem Warriors, where they speak about Merric's relationships with both of them and it's said that Marth specifically asked Merric to help and protect Linde.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE1 Mage Map Sprite.gif Mage
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
12014773076
WeaponStarting Items
TomeAura

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
70% 0% 70% 60% 80% 70% 20% 0%

Promotion[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Bishop Ring FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop

Overall[]

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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.

Linde's major advantage over the other magic units in the game is her signature Aura tome. With 20 Might, it is by far the strongest tome in the game, and its 90% accuracy is nothing to scoff at. However, Aura is also quite heavy, to the point that Linde has 0 Speed while using it, meaning that she can be outdamaged by Merric with Excalibur or nearly matched by anyone able to double with Elfire. Once Linde has gained some Speed, she is the hardest-hitting magic unit in the game, and should comfortably one-round anything she can double. Linde shares Merric's weakness of being reliant on the Bishop Ring to promote, which does not arrive until very late in the game, and when combined with her low base level for her join time, it makes her more or less a backup mage.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[]

Base Stats[]

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
40% 20% 70% 60% 80% 70% 10% 3%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Bishop Ring (FE3).pngBishop Ring FE3 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
1 +2 +1 +2 +1 +3 Varies +0

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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 Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Linde suffers from a pretty big loss in durability from her HP and defense being reduced both in terms of base stats and growths. The game is also shorter so she has less time not only to contribute but also to hit level 10 for a potential promotion. Unlike FE1 she will normally get outdamaged by other magic units when using anything that's not Aura due to the changes in how magic works. A saving grace for her is that her accuracy can be boosted through her skill stat (where she has a high growth but sadly not a high base) and supports. With Merric in range, she tends to have better accuracy with Aura than in FE1 where it was stuck at 90%, making her a decent filler unit to consider because of this.

In Book 2, she is a very different unit. She is the first mage the player obtains, and due to showing up early, this makes the Aura tome far more powerful. Linde is particularly good at taking on Dracoknight enemies due to being able to strike them on their low Resistance, and once she has gained a few levels, she will be able to double slower enemies with it, likely one-rounding anything she attacks.

Aside from Aura, Linde can make use of various effective spells to deal heavy damage to dragons, and as a female mage, she is likely the primary user of Nosferatu. Linde's main weakness is her frailty, which Nosferatu can patch up (particularly with an Angelic Robe), and Astral Shards can be used to increase Linde's lackluster Defenses or boost her Strength, with the early-appearing Gemini Shard being particularly helpful. When the Bishop Ring becomes available, Linde is by far the best candidate for it, and gains staff utility to back up her already impressive kit. With these advantages in mind, Linde tends to be the player's main resort throughout the campaign for a magic unit.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FEDS Mage (F) Map Sprite.gifMage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
11802477346
WeaponStarting Items
Tome - DAura.pngAura

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 0% 50% 40% 35% 60% 0% 15%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 0% 40% 40% 40% 60% 0% 25%

Support Relationships[]

Supports

Supported by

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

The remade version of Linde has very low stats for her join time and very little to boast beyond her Aura tome. Many of her growths have also been reduced, making raising her a fairly dubious task, made worse by the changes to weapon rank making her promotion far weaker. On the other hand, Shadow Dragon's increased difficulty means that a powerful Resistance-hitting attack like Aura can make her stand out. Linde's 20 Attack allows her to chip enemies for some heavy damage, and though she lacks the flier-effectiveness of units like Merric or Jeorge, there are still a decent number of enemies that she can inconvenience without risking a counter.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FEDS Mage (F) Map Sprite.gifMage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
42004588246
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Tome.pngTome - DAura.pngAura
FE11thunder.pngThunder
FE12Nosferatu.pngNosferatu

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 0% 40% 80% 70% 80% 5% 15%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 0% 30% 80% 75% 80% 5% 25%

Support Relationships[]

Supports

Supported by

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

Linde regains many of the perks of her Book 2 counterpart, with a very early join time, high growth rates, a powerful tome at an early point in the game, and Nosferatu. As a mage, she inflicts very heavy damage onto normally sturdy targets, and between the removal of weight and her extremely high Speed, she should have little issue with doubling when raised. She cannot tank as well due to the vastly increased enemy strength and the changes to the Astral Shards, but she usually has enough durability at base to survive a solid hit in the early game on Hard and Maniac difficulties, and her increased Magic growth means that she can keep up well enough with increased enemy HP.

Though Linde has lost the ability to gain most staves upon promotion, class changing as a whole is quite beneficial to her. Her standard class is fine enough; Sage gives her the best tome rank and the ability to use some helpful staves. Bishop can be used to gain other useful staves like Barrier and Mend, and brings her closer to Physic, Warp, and Unlock. However, one of the more interesting paths for her is Swordmaster. Though this may seem counter to her design, as she lacks any sword ranks or Strength, the class's base C in Swords allows her to use the Levin Sword for fairly heavy magical damage, and it will also grant her higher stats overall, including higher Movement and the Speed to double almost anything. Given that it will completely tank her Magic growth, it should probably only be entered if she has gained a few points through her growth or been given Spirit Dust.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Mage (F) Map Sprite.gifMage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
1426014+2151717585
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Magic +2.pngMagic +2
Concentration.pngFocus
LateInitiative.pngPatience
TomeIconFE13.pngTome - CArcthunder icon.pngArcthunder*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[]

Boss Stats[]

Starting ClassWardrobe Stats
TMS Dark mage icon.png SageAttack 180, Armor 46
LevelHPEPStrMagSklSpdLckDefRes
52?????????
GIR Sword Icon.pngGIR Lance Icon.pngGIR Axe Icon.pngGIR Bow Icon.pngGIR Fire Icon.pngGIR Ice Icon.pngGIR Electricity Icon.pngGIR Force Icon.pngGIR Light Icon.pngGIR Dark Icon.png
------------NullWeakResistResist
SkillsItems
CommandSessionPassive--
GIR Electricity Icon.png Ziodyne
GIR Light Icon.png Makajamaon
GIR Light Icon.png Aura
GIR Support Icon.png Rakukaja
GIR Recovery Icon.png Diarahan
GIR Electricity Icon.png Fire-Elthunder--

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Light Mage
Daughter of Pontifex Miloah from Archanea. Inherited the light tome Aura. Wants to avenge her father's death. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Linde Sprite.pngTitle
Light Mage
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/39
8/9/10
32/35/38
9/10/11
33/36/39
3/4/5
11/14/18
4/5/6
23/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Aura
FEH skill support.pngArdent Sacrifice
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngThunder---
Elthunder---
Thoron---
Aura-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
AFEH Speed +1.png Speed +1--
FEH Speed +2.png Speed +2FEH Speed +1.png Speed +1-
FEH Speed +3.png Speed +3FEH Speed +2.png Speed +2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Fortify Res 1.png Fortify Res 1--
FEH Fortify Res 2.png Fortify Res 2FEH Fortify Res 1.png Fortify Res 1-
FEH Fortify Res 3.png Fortify Res 3FEH Fortify Res 2.png Fortify Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.
Base Set[]

Linde is one of the first Blue Mages of Heroes, creating one of the most potent unit types in the games current lifespan; the offensive blue mage. Defined by strong offensive stats in exchange for low bulk, they are meant to simply unleash high damage and destroy enemies before they can either attack or counterattack. While many blue mages introduced later copied or enhanced her strengths, Linde has maintained a solid place as a reliable blue mage who not only can deal high damage, but can also support allies through her Weapon.

Aura is Linde’s personal tome and all versions on it involve forms of ally support. Its standard effect is rather lackluster as it has an innate Breath of Life 2 effect, healing adjacent allies 5 HP when she initiates attacks. This was changed with Weapon Refinery, where she gained the ability to apply a new effect to Aura or evolve it into Dark Aura. Both weapons and their Refines have similar effects of +6 Atk to adjacent allies at the start of each turn. Aura affects Tome and Staff units while Dark Aura affects all direct attacking units. When both are refined, she gains +5 Atk/Spd during combat so long as she is within two spaces of said unit types. Linde can find herself flexibly applied to different teams as a result and values working closely with the units she is going to be buffing.

Her remaining kit has short term skills that ultimately impacts her performance in minimal ways. Ardent Sacrifice gives 10 HP from Linde to an ally which is good to put her in the damage range for certain skill listed below, but not entirely necessary. Speed +3 gives her a flat +3 Spd while Fortify Resistance boosts adjacent ally Res by 4 at the start of each turn.

Counters[]

Despite her high damage output, Linde is susceptible to high Res Green units like Gunnthrá, Deirdre, and Yune who can soak damage and retaliate. Specifically designed anti-mage units like Felicia, Fjorm, and Halloween Sakura counter her heavily. Distant Counter Green units like Hector can also be problematic as they can ward off a single attack and smash through her low Def. Otherwise standard green offensive physical units can run through her low Defense and she is vulnerable to common Ploy units.

Skill Inheritance[]

Linde’s flexibility with her Aura tome (or Dark Aura) means that she already has a strong Hone Attack-like effect so Hone Speed is a natural fit to benefit her allies offense potential the most or a Speed Wave skill to give herself the speed buff during the turns they are active. Joint Hone Speed also does a similar, but slightly less boost with the tradeoff being that the skill activates each turn.

Since she is naturally buffed, Glimmer makes the most of these buffs. Draw Back makes her pull allies out of danger or can use Reposition to a similar effect. Fury’s flat stat boost is beneficial overall with the downside of forced recoil benefitting her, mainly to get into Desperation range.

Summer Rays
Daughter of Pontifex Miloah from Archanea. She's a bit flustered, since she's not wearing her usual robe. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Linde Sprite (Summer).pngTitle
Summer Rays
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
30/33/36
7/8/9
31/34/37
8/9/10
32/35/38
2/3/4
12/16/19
6/7/8
23/26/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Starfish+
FEH skill support.png Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger---
Starfish---
Starfish+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
AFEH Brazen Atk Res 1.png Brazen Atk/Res 1--
FEH Brazen Atk Res 2.png Brazen Atk/Res 2FEH Brazen Atk Res 1.png Brazen Atk/Res 1-
FEH Brazen Atk Res 3.png Brazen Atk/Res 3FEH Brazen Atk Res 2.png Brazen Atk/Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1--
FEH Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2FEH Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1-
FEH Cancel Affinity 3.png Cancel Affinity 3FEH Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.
Base Set[]

Summer Linde was a unique unit upon release as the first dagger cavalry unit in the game and is currently the only colorless cavalry dagger unit. She maintains a similar combat role as her standard form, having great Atk and Spd stats, but low bulk in exchange. Her main advantage in her new role is the fact that she can benefit from Cavalry Buffs and can debuff enemies with ease thanks to her new weapon class.

Starfish has an innate Desperation effect, giving her not only a strong offensive built in effect, but also freeing her Skill B for other skills. It also inflicts Def/Res -7 to her target and foes within two spaces of said target after battle, prepping her allies to finish off the remaining enemies.

Ardent Sacrifice allows her to heal allies by giving them 10 of her HP. Brazen Atk/Res increases her Atk/Res by 7 during combat when she is under 80% health, which syncs with her Starfish skill. Cancel Affinity removes negative affinities and reverse weapon triangle to punish Triangle Adept users.

Counters[]

Summer Linde does not like getting initiated on as any form of offense from enemies can run through her low Bulk, especially exceptionally fast units or units with large Atk stats who can nuke her. Common units like Ayra, Nephenee, Katarina, Ishtar, Reinhardt, and Nino can do this. Armors can take most of Linde’s offense in stride and return fire if they carry Distant Counter. Finally, while she does have Cancel Affinity in her skill set, she is vulnerable to Raventome users such as both Mage Robins, Sophia, and Lyon if she removes the skill.

Skill Inheritance[]

Summer Linde has a ton of daggers to choose from mainly from her fellow Seasonal units to gain useful battle effects such as unit type effective damage or skills that trigger off of Special Skill activation. She has plenty of options to choose from, but if running such skills, she will want to get Desperation since that is no longer attached to her weapon.

If sticking with Starfish, Linde’s freed Skill B is great to have Chill Defense to help her combat more enemies or help allies who are better offensively finish off particularly physically bulky enemies. She can be a leading unit so Attack Speed Solo gives the largest boost to her Atk and Spd when she charges off first or Fury makes an excellent alternative, giving her a rounded offense and bulk increase while taking the recoil as a means to enter Desperation range quickly. Skill C is flexible, but given her synergy with cavalry teams, Hone Cavalry, Fortify Cavalry, Goad Cavalry, and Ward Cavalry are her best four options for those teams.

Fire Emblem Warriors[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
Linde Warriors Sprite.gifMage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
158110679285
WeaponStarting Items
FEW Tome.png Tome - EAura

Supports[]

See also: Linde/Warriors Supports

Quotes[]

Shadow Dragon[]

“Father... I'll be with you soon...”
—Linde's death quote in Shadow Dragon.

Heroes[]

Linde/Heroes Quotes

Warriors[]

Linde/Warriors Quotes

Ending[]

Shadow Dragon[]

Miloah’s Child
Linde entered Princess Nyna’s protection and became a lady at court.

New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Light Sage
Linde worked in the palace's magic academy. Perhaps she found love, for her beauty blossomed.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[]

Linde appears in Chapter 6 during the first trial to acquire the Opera of Light: Fire Emblem as one of four boss Mirages. She fights alongside MacellanDolph, and Gordin.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Linde is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem 0 Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Trivia[]

  • In Heroes, Linde shares her English voice actress, Julie Ann Taylor, with Nephenee of Path of Radiance, Cordelia, and Severa of Awakening, and Flora of Fates.
  • In the Japanese version of Warriors, Linde's promoted class is Bishop. It was changed to Sage in overseas release.

Gallery[]

See main article: Linde/Gallery.