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Merrin is a character from Fire Emblem Engage. She is one of Timerra's retainers.


Merrin was born in a sandy village in the northeastern Solm desert, with her mother being matriarch of said village. As women have priority for inheritance in Solm, she was set to inherit the title of matriarch from her mother, but Merrin desired to become a knight instead, so she left the village.

While wandering, she came across a young woman riding a wolf dispatching a bandit gang by herself. And after acquainting herself with Timerra, the two traveled together through the Solm desert. It wasn't until later that Timerra revealed that she was the princess of Solm, and after hearing Merrin's dream of becoming a knight, decided to officially knight her.

Shortly after, Merrin received her mother's blessing to be Timerra's royal knight, but on the condition that she would one day return to the village and eventually succeed her role as chief. From then on, Merrin officially became Timerra's retainers alongside Panette, and the trio would continue to operate as members of the Sentinels.

Fell Xenologue[]

In an alternate reality, Merrin died right after becoming Timerra's retainer and knight. When main timeline Merrin faces Timerra, Timerra mistakes her as a rival from Elusia.


Merrin is a knight with a fresh and extravagant vibe who is noted by many people to have a "cool exterior." She disliked the expectations her mother put on her to succeed her as village leader and ran away from home in order to escape it. One of her earliest dreams was to become a knight, but felt such an opportunity would be unlikely. As fate would have it, she was found by Timerra who fulfilled her dreams and thus she became wholeheartedly loyal to Timerra for giving her the opportunity.

She is an animal lover and is excited to learn about particularly exotic animals. She is not perturbed by any of the stranger quirks of these animals, even the possibility of getting spit on by an alpaca in her conversation with Amber is an exciting prospect. She can easily recognize many of these creatures on sight, though her giddiness often betrays her otherwise cool visage. Both Alear and Veyle, despite being both human in appearance and never transforming, receive similar interest due to their draconic heritage.

In an alternate reality, Merrin hated animals according to Timerra.


Princess Timerra's retainer. She's a dashing woman with a fondness for animals.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassBattle Style
MerrinFE17SpriteWolf KnightCavalry
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE17 Knightly Escort IconKnightly EscortFE17 KnifeKnife - S
FE17 SwordSword - B
SilverSwordFE17SpriteSilver Dagger
SteelSwordFE17SpriteSteel Sword

Growth Rates[]

HP Bld Str Mag Dex Spd Def Res Lck
55% 10% 25% 25% 40% 50% 30% 30% 25%


See also: Merrin/Supports


See also: Merrin/Bonds


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Of the flurry of mid-game units recruited after Chapter 8, Merrin joins with the second-highest base stat total of all of them, behind only Kagetsu. Her bases are excellent to average at worst, with high Strength, Dexterity, and Speed giving her solid and consistent damage output right from her opening chapter, coupled with reasonable bulk to be able to engage in multiple rounds of combat. Her growths are somewhat less impressive, with good Dexterity and Speed growths, but her mediocre Strength and Magic growths can leave her coming up short on damage numbers very late in the game. Nevertheless, her very high bases coupled with forged weaponry (especially daggers) are usually enough to carry her for the rest of a run.

Her starting class, Wolf Knight, offers an excellent blend of offensive, defensive and supportive traits, allowing her to double and evade numerous opponents with its high Speed base, and apply Poison from range with daggers, offering a major damage increase for Boss killing. Her surprisingly solid starting Magic also allows her to utilize magical weapons such as the Levin Sword for a potent mixed attacker, and can potentially allow her to reclass into a magic role such as Mage Knight as well, if the player is inclined. Otherwise, her base stats are good enough to function in most physical roles, such as a generic Warrior or Hero.

Merrin works well with a variety of Emblem Rings both offensive and supportive. She makes one of the best default users of the Ring of the Princess Exalt as this allows her Dual Assist Chain Attacks to apply poison if she has a dagger equipped, and the Bonded Shield mounted unit bonus allows her to defend other mounted units from the first attack per round of combat 100% of the time from 80%. The Ring of the Lady of the Plains will ensure she will double everything and has interesting synergy with her Personal Skill, Knightly Escort, as her Doubles will all benefit from its hit and avoid bonuses. Otherwise, she can work well with a more generic offensive ring such as the Rings of the Azure Twins or Young Lion.

Overall, Merrin is a strong, versatile unit that can help fill a variety of roles in any army. Beginning in an excellent starting class, she requires almost no investment to contribute immediately and only a little more to be able to take her to the end of the game, making her a strong choice to bring in any run.

Gift List[]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description
Dried Meat Favorite A well-aged dried meat popular as a portable snack. Favored by fans of meat and folk food.
Animal Treats Favorite A tightly sealed bottle of pungent treats that will draw all kinds of creatures. Favored by animal fans.
Sharp Chisel Favorite A tool used to carve intricate designs on wood. Favored by fans of crafting and weapons.
Butterfly Net Favorite A light and long-handled net made especially for catching bugs. Favored by fans of animals and bugs.
Horn Favorite A hollow animal horn that makes a loud noise. Has no holes for playing notes. Favored by fans of music.
Utility Knife Favorite A handy tool that includes a knife, scissors, etc. Favored by fans of crafting, weapons, and cool things.
Bear Carving Favorite The realistic details make this wooden ornament shine. Favored by fans of animals and cute things.
Fancy Dagger Favorite A decorative dagger with a finely wrought haft and sheath. Favored by fans of weapons.
Antler Earrings Favorite These eco-friendly earrings made from antlers shed by deer are popular in Solm. Favored by fans of fashion.
Field Guide Favorite A thick encyclopedia detailing all kinds of creatures. Favored by fans of animals and bugs.
Spirit Gem Favorite A gem that shines with many colors. Found only in the Somniel. Favored by all.
Strong Perfume Disliked A small bottle of perfume made from the essence of fruit and flowers. Favored by fans of fashion.
Cute Apron Disliked A charming pink apron embellished with embroidery and frills. Favored by fans of cooking and cute things.
Spicy Seasonings Disliked Very spicy powdered red seeds that can add a kick to any dish. Favored by fans of spicy food and folk food.
Spooky Scroll Disliked A rolled-up parchment inscribed with weird symbols to ward off spirits. Favored by fans of scary stories.
Horse Manure Disliked Ordinary horse manure. That’s it. You could technically give it to someone, but why would you?



Possible Endings[]

Suave Knight Merrin
Merrin traveled with Timerra, gathering material for her book on rare creatures. Through it had few readers upon publication, the work came to be treasured for its insights on dragons.
In her later years, Merrin went back home and took her place as matriarch, uniting her village.
Merrin and Alear
Alear became the new Divine Dragon Monarch. His/Her bonds with the rulers of each nation resulted in a lasting peace.
After handing leadership of her village to one of her brothers, Merrin studied animals. Her book on the Divine Dragon Monarch was treasured for generations.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes


CYL8 55 CYL Merrin Portrait


Merrin may refer to Meringue, a light, airy confectionery dessert. While mainly associated with French cuisine, it is believed that it originates from the Swiss village of Meiringen and later improved in Italy. It is called Meringa in Italian.



See main article: Merrin/Gallery.