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“You know the saying: If the stomach is empty, empty too lies the heart.”
— Lowen to Eliwood

Lowen is a playable character for Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a fresh recruit of the Pheraean army, whom Marcus chooses to train personally.


Lowen was born to peasants in a poor village on the outskirts of Pherae. Although the village was far from the castle and had little worth saving, the knights protected the villagers from bandits. Inspired by their valor, Lowen aspired to become a knight himself, and traveled to the castle to begin his training as a squire. His father also became the chef for Eliwood's grandfather, the previous marquess of Pherae, until he threw out his back, and cooked for Eliwood's father Elbert later on, with Lowen getting his unusual tenacity in regards to food from working with him.

Even though Lowen was a soldier, he followed in his father's footsteps and made sure that Eliwood was fed well up until he was chosen to go with Marcus on a journey to find Eliwood's father. While moving ahead to recruit able-bodied men in a nearby village to aid in Eliwood's expedition, he encountered pillaging bandits and subsequently rescued the archer Rebecca as well as Mark to enlist their help in protecting the villagers. Once the village was saved, Lowen continued his service to Eliwood by fighting for him under Marcus's command. After the war’s end, he then returned to Pherae to become decorated for his accomplishments and continue his knightly career.


Lowen is a very gentle but insecure person, who constantly berates himself despite possessing a lot of talent in both sword fighting and cooking. Nonetheless, he is incredibly determined as well, and does not let his shortcomings get the better of him, which is most evident when he spars with Marcus.

With such an obsession with staying full coming from him birthed and raised on poverty, it leads to him passing out if he misses even one meal, causing him to carry emergency rations in his pack onto the battlefield, crammed with large quantities of food, all while concerned about the nutrition of others, panicking when he heard Eliwood was unable to eat breakfast. However, since he excels at cooking, he handles Eliwood’s meals and preparation during the journey and also serves as the army's cook.

In Game

Description: A knight in service to House Pherae. A fresh recruit.


Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Cavalier Map Sprite.gif CavalierGBAFire.gif Fire
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - D
Lance.gif Lance - D
Ironsword.gifIron Sword
IronLance.gifIron Lance**

* Eliwood's Story
** Hector's Story

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 30% 30% 30% 50% 40% 30%

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightcrest.gif Knight Crest or Earthseal.gif Earth Seal FE8 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin
1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword.gif+30 Lance.gif+30 Axe.gifE


See also: Lowen/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.

Lowen is the first cavalier available in the main campaign, and tends to be one of the best choices at that stage. Though he lacks any real strong points, he is average or above-average in all his stats, and is in a good class. He has the second greatest Movement of the starting roster, and is one of two characters with Canto. The general mediocrity of most units prior to Chapter 16 mean that Lowen tends to be the best recipient of early experience, which will enable him to snowball without much trouble.

Lowen's first distinctive trait is his rather low offensive growths, with only a 30% in both Strength and Speed. This is not quite as large of a problem as it seems, though, due to Lowen also having a base of 7 in those stats. He should be able to double particularly slow or weighed-down enemies and avoid doubling from all but the fastest enemies, and he needs only one or two points to double medium-speed enemies like Archers, Fighters, and some Cavaliers, and should rarely struggle to kill generic enemies in under two rounds. Additionally, Lowen has rather high growths in Defense and HP, as well as solid bases in both stats, meaning that, if given time to grow, he tends to become one of the tankier units in the player's army. If he stays on his averages, he should become one of the more reliable choices in the player's army, due to his mix of serviceable offense, above-average durability, and a great class. His promotion provides small bonuses to Speed and Strength, which tends to push his offense to respectable levels (helped by the generally slow enemy roster in Blazing Blade), and provides him with axe use to overcome his average Strength, made better by his somewhat higher Constitution causing him to lose less Speed while wielding them. Lastly, Lowen has a Fire affinity, which can provide another small offensive boost.

Lowen's only truly significant issue, aside from his reliance on gaining a few points of Speed on a 30% growth, is his promotion. The Knight Crest is a very rare promotion item, with only two being available for most of Hector Hard Mode, and Lowen faces fairly stiff competition from Sain, Kent, and Oswin to use the item. Sain and Kent can reach a relatively high level on Lyn Mode, at which point they tend to be better Knight Crest recipients (though one of them can also promote there, if the player desires). On the other hand, their levels and stats if the player does not play Lyn Mode are relatively low, making a trained-up Lowen a significantly better character. In general, whether Lowen is more worthy of promotion more or less depends on whether he has managed a stat and level lead over his cavalier fellows.


Death quote

“A knight of Pherae...must never falter...”
—Lowen's death quote

Final Chapter: Light quote

“Knights should fight, not speak! ...Was that right?”
—Lowen's quote in Final Chapter: Light

Possible Endings

Lowen - Swift Knight

Lowen replaced Marcus as the most famed knight in all Pherae. His endless zeal served Pherae well throughout his life.

Rebecca and Lowen

Rebecca and Lowen were wed, and they became two of Eliwood's most trusted retainers. Their green-haired son inherited his father's chivalrous spirit, as well as his mother's smile and skill with a bow.

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Lowen 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 410
The Blazing Blade
CYL2 503
The Blazing Blade
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 421
The Blazing Blade
CYL4 433
The Blazing Blade
CYL5 355
The Blazing Blade

CYL6 330
The Blazing Blade


"Löwen" means "lions" in German.


See main article: Lowen/Gallery.