“On the battlefield, man and woman are equals judged by skill alone.”
—Mathilda to Clive in a Support Conversation in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Mathilda is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden. She is the founder of the Deliverance and a legendary knight of Zofia.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Mathilda is the idealizer and founder of the Deliverance rebel organization. She founded the group with Fernand and her fiancee, Clive, who turned the first leader.

She is the older among five daughters, her father was a famous soldier celebrated for his military achievements. Despite being expected to act like the other noble ladies, Mathilda has been training with her father since she was a child. She became intimate with her husband-to be when both joined the Zofia army, and their respective noble houses were also in cordial terms. At first, Clive's younger sister, Clair, disproved of their relationship and tried to keep her far away from him.

At some point, she was captured by Desaix and was planned to be executed. Her capture left Clive and the rest of group down, resulting on the newcomer Alm being chosen as a figurehead leader to inpsire and raise the morale of the army. She returned to the deliverance after being rescued during Alm's lead. After the war, she retired from the knighthood and married Clive. If Clive eventually dies, Mathilda reluctantly became the leader of the Order of Knights of Valentia.

If Mathilda dies during her rescue arc, Clive has a break down and regrets chosing Alm as the replacement leader. Clive blames him for losing his lover and other people that are important to him like his friend Fernand.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Mathilda is an extremely calm, courageous, and driven knight. Despite being well manered, she has very direct and sometimes harsh speech mannerisms, a result of her father's influence. She is said to be "clever as a cat", and is very understanding and in tune with others emotions and reactions.

Mathilda is confident in her prowess as a knight, but due to her being very strong and talented, she sometimes worries about how socially acceptable it is to outshine her "lord husband" Clive in the battlefield. She is often worried of hurting others's feelings and is anxious about how they view her, as a result she take criticisms at heart, be they fair or not.

In spite of Clair's initial opposition to Mathilda courting Clive, Mathilda actually likes Clair. She understands that her sister-in-law is motivated by love for her brother, and show to be proud seeing Clair growing up and maturing during the war.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

In Chapter 3, talk to her at Desaix's Fortress if she survived the previous battle.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE2 Paladin Map Icon.gifPaladin
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResMov
126121412137108
MagicStarting Items
--

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 30% 20% 40% 10% 30% 0%

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Mathilda is the best all-rounder Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight in Gaiden. While she winds up with the lowest HP and is tied for lowest Defense, she gets the highest Skill, Speed, Luck, and Resistance. She winds up better than Clive in everything except HP. Both Zeke and Mycen are stronger and more durable than Mathilda, but they have significantly lower Skill, Speed, and Luck. Giving Mathilda a strong weapon will benefit her more than the other horse units since she is fast enough to Double Attack many enemies that the other horse units cannot. While all of the mounted units in Gaiden are solid, Mathilda is good even for a mounted unit and can be considered one of the better units in the game. Zeke is very close to Mathilda in overall power and they can both be considered the stronger horse units.

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

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE15 Paladin (Mathilda).gifPaladin
LevelHPAtkSklSpdLckDefResMov
126121412137108
MagicSkillsStarting Items
-Echoes Mounted Unit.pngMounted-

Class Sets[edit | edit source]

Class Sets
First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
- FE15 Paladin (Mathilda).gifPaladin FE15 Gold Knight (Mathilda).gifGold Knight FE15 Skogul (Mathilda).gifSkogul*

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

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

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

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 50% 45% 55% 45% 40% 4%

Personal Max Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 39 40 41 41 39 40

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Mathilda/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Mathilda retains her title as arguably the overall strongest base Cavalier/Paladin in the game. While her HP growth is still arguably on the somewhat low side, her buffed growths mean that she now has the capacity to both hit harder and take hits better than she did in Gaiden, which coupled with her frequent double attacks due to her good Speed makes her a fantastic unit to have on the frontlines. Mathilda will still on average eclipse Clive in every stat except for HP pretty quickly, and generally only the much later-joining Zeke is capable of comparing to her offensive prowess, however Mathilda will still tend to double attack much more frequently. Mathilda also outshines the newcomer Conrad in terms of offense overall, but since Conrad is not on the same path as Mathilda the comparison does not matter much.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Legendary Knight
A paladin of the Deliverance and Clive's betrothed. Strong as a demon, yet gentle to her love. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:

✯✯✯
Heroes Mathilda Sprite (3*).pngTitle
Legendary Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
29/32/35
5/6/7
22/25/28
6/7/8
25/28/31
5/6/7
18/21/24
6/7/8
27/30/33
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Steel LanceFEH Lance.png Lance
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mathilda Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Legendary Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
30/33/36
5/6/7
23/26/29
7/8/9
27/30/33
5/6/7
19/22/25
7/8/9
29/32/35
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Ridersbane
FEH skill support.png Rally Resistance
FEH Lance.png Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Mathilda Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Legendary Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/39
6/7/8
25/29/32
7/8/9
29/32/35
6/7/8
21/24/27
7/8/9
31/34/37
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Ridersbane+
FEH skill support.png Rally Resistance
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
RidersbaneSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Ridersbane+RidersbaneFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
Knightly Lance--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngRally Resistance-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
BFEH Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2FEH Cancel Affinity 1.png Cancel Affinity 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Cancel Affinity 3.png Cancel Affinity 3FEH Cancel Affinity 2.png Cancel Affinity 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1--
FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Hone Atk 3.png Hone Atk 3FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

“Ah, Clive. I wanted to pass the days together with you in peace.”
—Mathilda's death quote

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Mathilda/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Mathilda/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

(If Clive is alive)
"She shed her armor and became Clive's wife."
"The legendary female knight, Mathilda --"
"That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity."
(If Clive is dead)
"Having lost Clive, she reluctantly took command of the knights' order."
"The legendary female knight, Mathilda --"
"That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

(If Clive is alive)
"Mathilda cast her armor aside and wed Clive. She was rarely seen in public after that, having perhaps chosen to support her husband behind the scenes instead. However, her legendary exploits as a knight are sure to live on forever in Valentian history."
(If Clive is dead)
"Clive's death forced Mathilda to carry on in his place as captain of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. The grief in her heart steeled her, and she became a key figure in the kingdom's growth. Her legendary exploits are sure to live on forever in Valentian history."

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Mathilda, sometimes spelled Matilda, is a female name, of Gothic derivation, derived from words corresponding to Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle").

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mathilda has four younger sisters who often write letters to her, as revealed in her base conversation with Alm.
  • Mathilda's victory quote "For Zofia!" is shared with Clive and Forsyth.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Mathilda/Gallery.
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