“I know how precious my gifts are, so I intend to spend my life perfecting them. I understand my calling, even if Delthea does not.”

Luthier is a Mage from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Descendant from a Zofian proficient in magic, Luthier is a mage who lives in a village located at the Zofian borders. When his younger sister Delthea is brainwashed by the necromancer Tatarrah and forced to help him guard the floodgates between Zofia and Rigel, Luthier begs for Alm's help when he enters the Forest Village, and offers his services in return, joining Alm's army. After the war ends, he feels his magic is still too inexperienced and leaves for a continent beyond the sea.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Fully devoted to mastering the family's traditional art of sorcery, he takes his training very seriously to the point of his younger sister's lack of interest in magic greatly frustrating Luthier as no matter how hard he trains, he will never reach the heights Delthea is capable of reaching.

Such dedication causes Luthier to show narrow interest to the people of society, with Delthea often berating him for being so reclusive to the point which he admits that his only friend in his village was a cat. However, Luthier does manage to befriend Alm, his first real friend.

As a result, he's inept on how to interact with others or read social cues. For example, he outright asks Alm if they are friends, and his little sister makes fun of his single-minded conversation of magic to others.

He has a strained relationship with Delthea, finding it impossible to deal with his younger sister’s selfish streaks, but deep down truly cares for her and is only strict with her because he wants her to be loved.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

In Chapter 3, talk to him at the Forest Village.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMage
MagicStarting Items

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 20% 20% 15% 50% 15% 0%

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMage 7 Fire
10 Thunder
15 Arrow
FE2 Sage Map Icon.gifSage 1 Recover

Overall[edit | edit source]

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.

Luthier is an average Mage. When you get him, he has some pretty good offensive stats and comes with the Excalibur spell, which adds a 20% Critical rate. This allows him to be a pretty high end damage dealer when you first obtain him. He extends his usefulness by obtaining Thunder 3 levels later. However, Luthier will slowly fall behind your other units as none of his growths are particularly impressive other than Luck. Unfortunately, Luck is not that useful to begin with and his starting Luck is so low that it will take a long time before it becomes even average. His Speed will become a bigger problem as you progress through the game as his early offensive advantages become less relevant.

Awakening[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Sage (M) Map Sprite.gifSage
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Magic +2.pngMagic +2
TomeIconFE13.pngTome - B
StaffIconFE13.pngStaff - E
Rexcalibur FE13.pngRexcalibur*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE15 Mage (Luthier).gifMage
MagicSkillsStarting Items
Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
Echoes black magic icon.pngExcalibur
-Mana herb icon.pngMana Herb

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Luthier).gifMage 7 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
Echoes black magic icon.pngExcalibur
10 Echoes black magic icon.pngThunder
15 Echoes black magic icon.pngSagittae
Sage 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
Guru 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngLemegeton

Personal Max Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 38 43 40 40 39 40

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 30% 75% 40% 50% 35% 2%

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Luthier/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Overall[edit | edit source]

Luthier is an interesting unit. If you did not change Kliff or Tobin to a mage, Luthier will work greatly as your main Sage for the entirety of chapter 3 and the first half of chapter 4. However, he will start to drop off for the latter half of chapter 4. Due to his solid base attack he will do fine damage for a while but start to deal less and less meaningful damage as time goes on. However, due to most enemies having bad resistance for the majority of the game, Luthier will be at least good. However, he may fall behind in speed, so it would be a good idea to give him a Pegasus Cheese if you wish to use him. It is also worth noting his support with Delthea grants her a 10% increase to her hit rate at A rank, making Seraphim and Ragnarok both have 100% accuracy most of the time. However, compared to the other mages in Alm's route, he lacks the extremely impressive stats they have, especially Kliff's extremely high speed and spell set, and Tobin's balanced stats. If you wish to reclass him using a Pitchfork, his growths are most suited to those of an Archer; Luthier makes an excellent choice for a Bow Knight because of this if you're in need of another.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

“I lent you my magic as best as I could...”
—Luthier's death Quote

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Luthier/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

"Feeling that his magic was still too inexperienced, he crossed over to a continent beyond the sea."

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

"Painfully aware of the inadequacy of his magic, Luthier journeyed across the sea. What he did there is unclear, but stories tell of a steady stream of angry ruffians who later came to Valentia with a bone to pick with an eccentric mage..."

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light manga[edit | edit source]

Luthier watching Merric

In the manga, Luthier appears in Khadein, watching the young mage, Merric as he finally mastered the Thunder spell. The two proceed to go out for a walk. Merric praises Luthier's powerful magic skills for his mastery over the spells Bolganone and Elfire. Luthier proceeds to admit that he really had no interest in either of the two spells, and actually sought out "the wind magic... Excalibur" as well as "The light magic... Aura" and reminded Merric, that he too, as a fellow mage, should attempt to learn these two uncommon spells. Luthier prepares to head back to his home in Rigel, but before doing so, tells Merric that the prince of Altea has come out of hiding in Talys to defeat the army of Dolhr, and further motivated Merric to go seek them out by telling him they may try to meet up with the princess of Archanea. The two then part ways, Luthier telling Merric they may never see each other again.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A luthier is someone who repairs or crafts Lutes and other string instruments (i.e violins). A luthier is also a French-bred racehorse.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Luthier's Sage model has a distinction that differs it from other characters'. Specifically, his robe, which is red, is different colored than his leather armor, which is black and gold. Other characters' Sage model (excluding Nomah, whose model is unique to him) are all colored the character's signature color (i.e. Gray's all green, Kliff's all gray, etc.).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Luthier/Gallery.
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