“Look, I know you set out on this journey with a solemn purpose and junk. And WHILE I know that… I can’t help but feel super crazy excited about it!”
—Mae in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Mae is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 17 years old.

Profile[edit | edit source]

A young yet skilled mage, Mae joins Celica's group not only to watch out for her, but also to keep an eye on Boey, who has sworn to protect Celica despite the fact his skill is quite lacking compared to his eagerness. Her role is Celica's servant, however, the two are very close friends. She accompanies Celica on her journey towards the Mila Temple.

When the Mila Temple is seized in Act 3, Celica will promote and don the Zofian Circlet. Mae remarks on how beautiful Celica looks, however, Boey calls her an "idiot" for not using the correct name, Anthiese, as Celica has just assumed her heritage and is now displaying it publicly. Celica assures Boey by telling him she prefers to be addressed by Celica.


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When Celica's party reaches Duma Tower in Act 4, despite trying to convince Celica not to surrender herself to Jedah because he wants to turn her into a mindless witch, he teleports Mae and the rest of Celica's group into the catacombs of the Duma Temple, where they are attacked by Terrors.

In Act 5, after Celica is revived and reunited with Alm, Mae, along with the rest of Celica's group, meets up with Celica again, much to Mae's relief, and she tells her that they ended up at the same location as the other group because she heard a voice (which Celica deduces being Mila's spirit) and followed it. Mae (along with the rest of Celica's army) then assists Alm and Celica in taking down Duma.

After the war, Mae continues to work with Boey at the church of Zofia. In the remake, the two are also eventually wed and bore children, though their feuding never ceased.
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Personality[edit | edit source]

An adept mage who is well aware of her talent, Mae is constantly in pursuit of self-improvement and is a prime example of a "type A" personality. Such traits causes an intense rivalry with Boey, whom she frequently tries to outdo at everything while teasing about his insecurities. Yet, Mae values Boey's presence and cares about him despite all of their clashing.

Often seeking approval from others, Mae desires to be viewed as a highly dependable person. She is often very enthusiastic, generally speaking in an exuberant, confident, and even arrogant manner. Such demeanor manages to be contagious, as Celica states that Mae has always cheered her up when she was sad or lonely. Despite her constant cheerfulness and bombastic mannerisms, Mae is subtly self-conscious of her level of maturity, appearance and deportment wise, especially when compared to her retainer partner, Boey, and the ever reserved and mature Celica. She longs for a carefree lifestyle after the war and has a fondness of the ocean.

She and Celica are extremely close to the extent that she is profusely attached to her. As a result of this, she is very concerned for Celica's emotional well-being and survival to the point of verbally rebuking enemies that threaten her safety, even if it places her life in harm's way. In addition, Mae's final battle quote reveals she doesn't care about Duma or the world ending, she simply wants Jedah to pay for hurting Celica.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

In Act 2, talk to her at the Priory (needed to progress).

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE2 Mage Female Map Icon.gifMage
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResMov
12091752104
MagicStarting Items
Fire
Thunder
-

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE2 Mage Female Map Icon.gifMage 1 Fire
Thunder
9 Aura
14 Seraphim
FE2 Celica Map Icon.gifPriestess 1 Recover

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 40% 20% 10% 10% 20% 0%

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Mae is an average Mage. She has a typical glass cannon build with high Strength and low HP/Defense, but lacks the Speed to be truly dangerous which is exactly what keeps her from being a great unit. Her low Speed also makes her very vulnerable to being Double Attacked. She has somewhat high Resistance for a Magic unit, which makes her decent at fighting other Magic units. Unfortunately, she has the lowest starting HP and HP growth of all Mages. It is worth noting that Mae has the lowest overall growths in the game (excluding Pre-Promoted units), though this does not hurt her capabilities that much when comparing her to other Mages.

When you first get her, she is the best attacker in your group, outdoing even Celica initially. She starts with Thunder, which makes her the only 3 range unit that Celica starts with. Unfortunately, there is a rather large level gap between Mae's new spells. However, her spell list is actually quite balanced. She will learn Aura, which is a very powerful single hit spell, as well as Angel which is very effective at defeating monsters.

All in all, Mae is an okay Mage unit. Most Mage units in Gaiden suffer her same low Speed problem, but she hits hard enough to be reasonably useful and comes with some nice abilities. She will usually wind up better than Boey simply due to her spell list, but not by much. Her low Speed really hurts her offense and survivability and her low HP reserve makes consistent spellcasting dangerous.

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

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE15 Mage (Mae).gifMage
LevelHPAtkSklSpdLckDefResMov
12091752104
MagicStarting Items
Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
Echoes black magic icon.pngThunder
Sweet cookie icon.pngSweet Cookie

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Class Sets
First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Mage (Mae).gifMage FE15 Priestess (Mae).gifPriestess - FE15 Enchantress (Mae).gifEnchantress*

*DLC class; access with the Altar of the Sorceress.

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Mae).gifMage 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
Echoes black magic icon.pngThunder
9 Echoes black magic icon.pngAura
14 Echoes black magic icon.pngSeraphim
FE15 Priestess (Mae).gifPriestess 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
6 Echoes white magic icon.pngSilence
FE15 Cleric (Mae).gifCleric 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngNosferatu
Echoes white magic icon.pngRecover
FE15 Saint (Mae).gifSaint 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngSeraphim
6 Echoes white magic icon.pngSilence
FE15 Harrier (Mae).gifHarrier 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngFire
FE15 Enchantress (Mae).gifEnchantress 1 Echoes black magic icon.pngMire
Echoes black magic icon.pngDeath
FE15 Exemplar (Mae).gifExemplar 1 Echoes white magic icon.pngWard
Echoes white magic icon.pngRestore

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
35% 60% 35% 40% 40% 30% 2%

Personal Max Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 42 40 40 40 38 40

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Mae comes much improved in Echoes, with very high attack and speed growths but still relatively low HP growths, making her something of a glass cannon. These growths should make her an extremely potent offensive unit, capable of doubling most of her opponents; her low defenses should not be a problem, as mages should not usually be on the front line.

Compared to Boey, Mae is the offensive unit while Boey is the defensive one. Her high attack and resistance make her useful in mage-on-mage combat, although her low HP and defense leave her vulnerable to attack by some melee units, particularly mercenaries. Sonya, on the other hand, has stats that lie between the two starting mages, with higher HP, skill, defense and resistance than Mae, and higher speed, luck and resistance than Boey.

Mae in Echoes also has access to Silence, which can be helpful for neutralizing Cantors and dangerous Arcanists, especially with her high attack growths extending her range.

Depending on how much work you put into Mae, she can be one of the strongest units in Celica's party, although care must be taken that she is not exposed to too much enemy fire.

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Mae/Supports

Passive Supports

Preferences[edit | edit source]

Loved meals: tasty, sweet and refined meals

Liked meals: meaty and plain meals

Neutral: None

Disliked meals: rough, rich, yucky, and bitter meals

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Bundle of Energy
A mage from Novis and a dear friend of Celica. Always cheerful and energetic, but she has a tendency to get carried away. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:

✯✯✯
Heroes Mae Sprite (3*).pngTitle
Bundle of Energy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
29/32/35
8/9/10
29/32/35
5/6/7
24/27/30
1/2/3
10/13/16
6/7/8
23/26/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png ElthunderFEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mae Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Bundle of Energy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
30/33/36
9/10/11
31/34/37
5/6/7
25/28/31
1/2/3
11/14/17
7/8/9
25/28/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Blárowl
FEH skill support.png Drag Back
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mae Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Bundle of Energy
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/39
9/10/11
33/36/39
6/7/8
28/31/34
2/3/4
12/16/19
8/9/10
26/30/33
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Blárowl+
FEH skill support.png Drag Back
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngThunder---
Elthunder-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
Blárowl-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Blárowl+BlárowlFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
Book of Orchids-FEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngDraw Back-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
BFEH Desperation 1.png Desperation 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Desperation 2.png Desperation 2FEH Desperation 1.png Desperation 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Desperation 3.png Desperation 3FEH Desperation 2.png Desperation 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH B Tome Experience 1.png B Tome Experience 1--
FEH B Tome Experience 2.png B Tome Experience 2FEH B Tome Experience 1.png B Tome Experience 1FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH B Tome Experience 3.png B Tome Experience 3FEH B Tome Experience 2.png B Tome Experience 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.
Base Set[edit | edit source]

Mae is one of the most powerful Blue Mages in terms of raw damage with a base 36 Atk and a decent base 30 Res that allows her to duel mages and run Ploys is needed. What holds her back is not only her abysmal physical bulk, but also her middling Spd at 30 which is at a spot where she cannot score her needed doubling threshold that the most powerful Blue Mages have unless she has a Spd Asset, which even then is barely and improvement. Mae could be considered a decent budget option for a blue mage as her potential is high given proper inheritances, though she competes with Tailtiu for the same role.

Mae is currently the only owner of a Blarowl tome, boosting her four core stats depending on how many allies are adjacent to her during combat. This requires some synergy to use properly, but Mae is a decent choice for this weapon though other options better use it while Mae would prefer a more offensive geared tome. The update gave her a personal weapon in the form of the Book of Orchids, with 2 more points of Might and having an innate Death Blow 3. When special refined, it gets Atk/Spd Link 3, which combined with r a movement support skill of a ally, can give her 12 points of attack when starting combat.

Draw Back allows Mae to pull an ally out of danger, which is a typical skill used by non-staff ranged units. Desperation is another important skill for most offensive mages and Mae is no different in making the most of this coveted skill for immediate follow-ups if she scores a double against her opponent. B. Tome Exp. boosts the EXP gains of blue tome units deployed onto a map with Mae. The short term benefits are only good for training and only to get your character to Level 40.

Counters[edit | edit source]

Mae’s physical bulk is an issue and leaves her vulnerable to Green and Blue units with any form of solid physical damage. Hyper offense characters like Bridal Cordelia and Cherche easily dispatch her while some Reds can do the same despite the color disadvantage such as Elincia and Karla. She can engage on enemies from a distance, but Distant Counter users create more problems as most common users can survive a hit, even some bulky reds, and smash through her Def. All forms of Hector, Fallen Hardin, Fjorm, and Dorcas are strong checks to Mae. Dragon units also have the ability to attack her lower Def if their breaths are refined

Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Without any personal tome to her name currently, Mae is dependent on a lot of outside help. Luckily, Mae already comes packing with two skills that are generally used on an Offensive Mage like her. Blarblade takes ally stat buffs and uses it to empower her attacks. Glimmer is useful with this tome or if sticking with her base tome. Fury is an acceptable Skill A just to have the flat stat boosts and give mainly her Spd a better total so she can double more units. Skill C is flexible but as mentioned above, she can run ploys or otherwise popular wave skills

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

“Geez! I messed up...”
—Mae's death quote.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Mae/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Mae/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

(If Boey is alive)
"She works together with Boey in the Church of Zofia."
(If Boey is dead)
"She still sustains a bit of shock from the loss of her bicker buddy Boey."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

(If Boey is alive)
"Mae returned to Novis and resumed her work at the priory with Boey. The two bickered endlessly before—and after—their wedding, while managing to raise many children during the pauses between barbs. Both of them often remarked that they couldn't possibly be happier."
(If Boey is dead)
"After the loss of her verbal sparring partner, Boey, Mae fell into a deep depression—but the encouragement of her friends eventually helped light return to her life. She spent her days helping others at the priory, where she was beloved for her kindness and wicked humor."

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Mae is a feminine given name and a variant of May, which derives from Maia, the name of the Roman goddess of Spring growth.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Mae/Gallery.
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