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“Could our situation be any better? Just look at these fragile defenses... As fragile as the queen's reign! ”
—Ludveck, while attacking Fort Alpea.

Ludveck is a main boss character in Part 2 of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and the boss of Part 2, Engame.


Ludveck was formally the Duke of Felirae. He was the instigator of the rebel movement against Queen Elincia in Part 2 of Radiant Dawn. He planned to capture Melior, the Crimean capital, and make himself king of the country. This is due to his dissatisfaction with Queen Elincia's policy, which he regarded as weak.

Ludveck's plot first was uncovered by Brom, Nephenee, and Heather in Ohma, a small rural village in Crimea. They learned of the plot from the leader of the rebel forces in the area, who referred to Ludveck in their battle conversations. The three then traveled to the Crimean capital to inform the Queen, where Lady Lucia volunteered to investigate Ludveck and she requested that they accompany her, along with the Laguz Nealuchi and Leanne. The group uncovered evidence incriminating the Duke and, following a brief skirmish with Ludveck's followers, returned to the capital.

Elincia then ordered Geoffrey to rally the Crimean Royal Knights and attack Duke Ludveck's castle in an attempt to quell the rebellion before the rest of the disgruntled nobles caught wind of the plot. After a successful attack, it was revealed that Ludveck had abandoned his troops and instead launched a counter-attack, marching on the Queen's hidden location at Fort Alpea.

Meanwhile, Ludveck captured Lucia after she tried to make contact with an informant. The Queen, leading her troops in the defense of Fort Alpea, was able to repel Ludveck's forces and capture the renegade nobleman. His remaining rebel forces, however, threatened to kill the captured Lucia if Ludveck was not released. When Elincia headed to the prison to ask Ludveck about his motives, he claimed he began his rebellion to "test" Elincia's skill as a ruler by seeing if she could stop a civil war and concluded that he would make a better ruler. Elincia refused to release him and told him that strength without compassion does not make a good ruler. As his forces readied to execute Lucia, the Greil Mercenaries appeared at the last moment and saved her. After the rebellion was quelled, Ludveck was never seen again for the rest of the game.


Ludveck was a very arrogant man and entirely convinced of his own superiority. This overconfidence was not unfounded, however, considering he still was able to hold a trump card over Queen Elincia after his capture. He refused to recognize when he was ultimately defeated by Elincia's forces and the reinforcement of Crimean Royal Knights. Despite his failure, he still believed himself to be a better ruler than Elincia.

Nevertheless, Ludveck still has a very strong love towards his motherland Crimea, although he is much less hesitant and would take a strong arm in achieving his goal, similar to how Mad King Ashnard ruled over Daein.

Ludveck was very fond of Lady Lucia; he praised that she is a truly splendid woman. Ironically, his plan for the usurpation of the Crimean throne included her possible execution by hanging. In addition, Ludveck cut off a significant amount of Lucia's hair for punishment, humiliation, and as a threatening message to the Queen's side.


Radiant Dawn[]


Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Ludveck Axe GeneralAxe GeneralFE10ThunderThunder
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE10 SwordSword - E
FE10 AxeAxe - S


RD Biorhythm F

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Rebellious Duke
Prominent noble of Crimea's House Felirae, bearing the title of duke. He foments dissent with the goal of forcing Elincia's abdication. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Ludveck Heroes spriteTitle
Rebellious Duke
Heroes Armored Armored
FEH skill offense Steel AxeFEH Axe Axe
Ludveck Heroes spriteTitle
Rebellious Duke
Heroes Armored Armored
FEH skill offense Defier's Axe
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Axe Axe
Ludveck Heroes spriteTitle
Rebellious Duke
Heroes Armored Armored
FEH skill offense Defier's Axe+
FEH skill special Glowing Ember
FEH Axe Axe


FEH skill offenseIron Axe---
Steel Axe---
Defier's Axe-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Defier's Axe+-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
IgnisGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Steady Stance 1 Steady Stance 1--
FEH Sturdy Stance 1 Sturdy Stance 1FEH Steady Stance 1 Steady Stance 1-
FEH Sturdy Stance 2 Sturdy Stance 2FEH Sturdy Stance 1 Sturdy Stance 1FEH Star Rarity 4
BFEH Vengeful Fighter 1 Vengeful Fighter 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Vengeful Fighter 2 Vengeful Fighter 2FEH Vengeful Fighter 1 Vengeful Fighter 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Vengeful Fighter 3 Vengeful Fighter 3FEH Vengeful Fighter 2 Vengeful Fighter 2FEH Star Rarity 5


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Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Rebellious Duke Ludveck
Ludveck rebellious duke pop01 The duke of Felirae, Ludveck is a powerful nobleman of Crimea with a distant relation to the royal family. He's also a zealous patriot with high-minded ideals regarding Crimea's protection.
Ludveck rebellious duke pop02 After the war with Daein, Elincia became Crimea's queen. However, Elincia's deep kindness made her seem like a weak hypocrite to Ludveck.
Ludveck rebellious duke pop03 Fearful for Crimea's future, Ludveck raised a rebel army. He then took Elincia's retainer, Lucia, hostage and demanded that Elincia abdicate.
Ludveck rebellious duke pop04 However, the rebellion failed, and Ludveck was forced to surrender. He then made another demand: the Crimean throne in exchange for Lucia's life. But Elincia would not listen to his threats—and Ludveck's ambitions came to a sorry end…
Closely Associated Characters
Elincia Having overcome many hardships, she leads Crimea backed by her conviction and the affection of her people. When Ludveck raised a rebellion against her, she responded with a true leader's resolve.
Lucia Daughter of Count Delbray and master of the blade. She supports Elincia, sharing a bond stronger than that of most siblings. Held captive by Ludveck during his attempt to overthrow Elincia's rule.


Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn[]

“The day is upon us... A day that will stand proudly in the history of Crimea. Today, a weak queen falls... and a new king prevails!”
—Ludveck's battle quote

Vs Elincia[]

  • Ludveck: Queen Elincia...
  • Elincia: Ludveck.
  • Ludveck: Looking quite gallant, aren't we? I thought you would surely be fleeing by now... or pleading for your life. I must commend you on your unexpected bravery.
  • Elincia: I am the ruler of Crimea. I will not abandon that role.
  • Ludveck: Oh, I see... Self-sacrifice, is it? How very honorable of you. By the way, Your Majesty, Lady Lucia is often in your company. Wherever could she have gone to?
  • Elincia: Where is she?! Tell me she's safe! Tell me—now!
  • Ludveck: Oh my, you look pale. You two grew up like sisters... You must be worried, then? Ha! Yet another facet of your weakness.

Vs Geoffrey[]

  • Geoffrey: That's enough, Duke Ludveck! You have no chance of victory. The Royal Knights are here, and we have our queen to lead us.
  • Ludveck: Ho ho... It's the valiant Geoffrey. I assume, General, that you have yet to hear about Lady Lucia?
  • Geoffrey: Lucia? What's happened?
  • Ludveck: Well... I could tell you, but what would that gain me? Now, if you were to turn on the queen and grovel at my feet, I might reconsider telling you.
  • Geoffrey: How dare you, you rotten...

Vs Nealuchi, Lethe, or Mordecai[]

  • Ludveck: Throwing laguz into the ranks? How very like the queen.

Vs. Leanne[]

  • Ludveck: A heron on the battlefield? And I thought I'd seen it all... Just as weak as the queen, I imagine.

Defeat Quote[]

“Elincia! I yield to you! Please... You may imprison me. Your Majesty, be merciful! Spare our lives. We surrender our weapons!”
—Ludveck's defeat quote.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Ludveck/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 Ineligible
CYL2 Ineligible
CYL3 Ineligible
CYL4 Ineligible
CYL5 481 CYL Ludveck Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL6 502
CYL Ludveck Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL7 423
CYL Ludveck Portrait
Radiant Dawn

CYL8 430
CYL Ludveck Portrait
Radiant Dawn


  • If Ludveck is defeated in battle, his character will remain on the map. If the character that defeated him has the skill Canto, the player can still check Ludveck's stats. It shows Ludveck with the amount of HP he had before he was defeated (rather than 0). It also shows that he still has his Tomahawk in his item list, despite the fact that the player receives it after defeating him.
  • Ludveck is one of the few Fire Emblem antagonists who neither repents or is seen dying, albeit he is stripped of his power to await judgement by Elincia.
    • This is similar to TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga's Codha, who also neither repents or is seen dying, but is stripped of his power to await judgement by the King. However, unlike Ludveck, Codha is never fought at all.
  • If either Lethe, Mordecai or Nealuchi engage Ludveck, he's seen referring to them as "laguz", making him one of the few bosses who refers to laguz with this term and not with the disrespectful "sub-human".
  • Ludveck and Levail are the only major characters to not be listed in the Glossary.
  • He is the only other boss to use the battle theme "Stalking Menace" when fought in battle, the other one being Jarod.


See main article: Ludveck/Gallery.