“No, I'm a swordfighter. I am the daughter of Eyvel! I won't lose to a bunch of brigands!”
—Mareeta in Thracia 776
Mareeta is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. She is the daughter of Galzus and an unnamed mother, who died soon after she was born. When she was young, she traveled with Galzus for a time, but was abducted by slave traders and taken to Conote. Eventually, she was rescued by Eyvel and became her adopted daughter. She bears the markings of Od on her back, like Galzus.
Mareeta has a stout heart and never gives up, but she ended up being captured by Raydrik, where she attacked Eyvel under the control of the Shadow Sword, which would later have its curse removed and become Mareeta's Sword. After being rescued by Galzus and Saias, she joins Leif's army.
Sword - D (+10)
*Obtained by talking to Shannam in Chapter 15
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- Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
- Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect
With a Pursuit Critical Coefficient of 5, the Luna and eventually the Astra skills, as well as Adept on promotion and high growths, Mareeta is one of the strongest combat units in the game. She also comes with a personal weapon that hits twice in row in addition to providing a 20% critical bonus and the Nihil skill. Because of this, she is likely to kill any enemies she comes across later on.
But before that, Mareeta will need a lot of training since she starts out weak and her low defense isn't helping her ability to survive more than two or three hits. The chapter where she joins offers a good opportunity to have her gain a few needed levels against the bandits. If no one else is using it, she can be given the Elite Sword while training to boost her EXP gain and durability, although her low base strength can make it problematic for her to kill enemies with it. Without her special blade, she probably isn't killing anything at base, which she also uses up quickly due to how many times she has to attack to kill anything, meaning if you want it later you will probably have to hammerne it, and a lot of other items, such as the Pugi, a brave weapon, or possibly warp staff. For scrolls, the most useful ones for her are the Hezul and Dain scrolls, which boost her HP and Defense, respectively, as they help increase her durability. They also give her small strength boosts and can help her increase her low base strength faster.
Another problem is that, while Mareeta’s offense can grow to be one of the best in the game, it takes a long time to grow to that point, and after finally growing, it is often overkill due to how weak enemies are in Thracia. This makes her quite redundant, not to mention how she lacks a means to attack at range, besides magic swords that she cant use well due to her 1 base magic and 15% growth.
Remember to have Mareeta talk to Shannam in Chapter 15 to have her learn the Astra skill. It is not required, but if you are using mareeta, you may as well teach her this skill. However, if it is too much of a hastle for you, it will not be the end of the world if you don't teach her this. This chapter also provides with a lot of axe-user reinforcements for her to train against, and she probably needs this training quite a lot.
Sword - A
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
—Mareeta's death quote in Thracia 776.
Mareeta - Swordmaster of the Stars (月と星の剣士, Swordsman of the Stars and Moon)
- Ashamed of her weakness of being taken over by the dark blade, Mareeta set out on a journey to train herself. She eventually grew to become a great and famous swordmaster, but she always kept saying, "My mother was much more skilled than I'll ever be."
Mareeta is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards: