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“If... If I don't make it through this war, promise me you'll pick up the little ones at the Elimine Church.”
—Lugh in a support conversation with Raigh.

Lugh is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the son of Nino and twin brother of Raigh. He considers Chad to be family as well.

He hails from an orphanage of Araphen, where he grew up with Raigh and Chad. After witnessing Bern reduce his home to ashes, Lugh decides to join Roy's party to punish those who took part in its destruction.

He makes a brief cameo in Chapters 3, 17, and 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

PersonalityEdit

Lugh's personality is the polar opposite of Raigh's, which can easily be seen in the difference in their eyes. Lugh's eyes are soft and caring, while Raigh's are hard and cynical. He tends to be positive, polite, kind, and conscious of others. On the other hand, he can be bitter, as shown in his support conversations with Melady.

In GameEdit

The Binding BladeEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Male Mage Map SpriteMage GBAFireFire
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
1 16 4 5 6 5 3 5 4 5
Weapon Starting Items

AnimaAnima - D

FireFire
VulneraryVulnerary

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 50% 50% 35% 15% 30%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring FE8 Sage Map Sprite Sage
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +4 +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
Anima +1 Staff E

SupportsEdit

See also: Lugh/Supports

OverallEdit

Lugh is the first mage the player will have access to, joining before Lilina in chapter 8 and Hugh in chapter 16. His base stats are relatively low for his join time, but quite good for his level, and he has exceptional offensive growths. He is adept at dealing magical damage to enemies at range, and over time will become faster than most enemies in the game, enabling him to double attack frequently. While his magic growth is only slightly above average in comparison to Lilina, the low resistance of most enemies and high might of easily available thunder tomes gives him a strong offense, and his high magic bonus on promotion improves this further. He is also exceptionally accurate in thanks to his high skill growth, which is especially useful given the lower overall accuracy in Binding Blade as opposed to the latter two Game Boy Advance titles. Given the high strength of enemies in Binding Blade, his ability to deal heavy, accurate damage to enemies without endangering himself is a notable boon, especially when he eventually gains access to to Aircalibur and Forblaze.

In comparison to Lilina and her exceptionally high magic stat, Lugh's magic stat is only average, however he has stronger stats in almost all other categories, while being very similar to Lilina in resistance and slightly lower in luck. While Lilina strikes far harder with each attack, she is inaccurate and rarely gains more than one attack, while Lugh's higher speed and skill allow him to strike twice far more often with more reliability. This in turn often leads to Lugh growing more offensively powerful than Lilina, especially given his earlier join time which may lead to him having a large lead in level ups compared to Lilina when she joins. Hugh is quite different than Lugh or Lilina, as he joins quite late in the game with exceptionally higher base stats, especially defensively, and does not require as much training in order to function. In the long term, Hugh functions as a less offensively orientated mage than the other two, but he is notably more durable, allowing him to see more combat on each turn while running a lower risk of dying.

AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Mage (M) Map SpriteMage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
16 31 6 14+2 14 15 12 8 10 5+1
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
ConcentrationFocus
Movement +1Movement +1

TomeIconFE13Tome - C

Elfire FE13Elfire*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

XenologuesEdit

Starting Class
Sage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
4 43 10 24+2 24 26 22 14 19 6+1
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
ConcentrationFocus
Movement +1Movement +1

TomeIconFE13Tome - C, StaffIconFE13Staff - C

Elfire FE13Elfire

QuoteEdit

Death QuoteEdit

“I'm so sorry... Chad... Rai.. gh...”
—Lugh's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Possible EndingsEdit

Lugh - Child of Anima (理の申し子 Kotowari no Mōshigo)
"Lugh built a small magic school where the orphanage used to be. He took in orphans and other deprived children and taught them magic as a way to live. Many powerful magicians who left their name in history can have their roots traced back to that school."

EtymologyEdit

Lugh's name is most probably taken from that of the Irish deity of the same name. This deity is represented as a mythological hero, who was, incidentally, the son of Cian and Ethniu. He apparently led the Tuatha Dé Danann to victory in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh and is revered as the High King of Ireland of the distant past. His Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llaw Gyffes.

TriviaEdit

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Lugh won 7th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:1. The voter comments seem to mostly focus on his kind, friendly, strong, and endearing personality and his relationships with his twin brother Raigh and his best friend Chad.

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