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“If that's what it takes to be just, then I want nothing to do with justice. I'd rather be hated and feared like Mad King Ashnard. I'd rather the dark god take my soul. I'm going to save my people, Sothe. If the rest of the world paints me as a beast to be reviled and hated, so be it.”
—Micaiah, to Sothe in Radiant Dawn

Micaiah, also known as the Silver-Haired Maiden, is a playable character, primary protagonist of the first part of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and one of the two main protagonists in the overall story. She is a wielder of Light magic and the de facto leader of the Dawn Brigade.

She has a unique skill, Sacrifice, which allows her to give up some of her HP to heal a selected unit.

Micaiah is the first main character since Celica from Fire Emblem Gaiden to fight with magic, and the first main character in the series to use it almost exclusively.

Profile[]

Before The Mad King's War[]

Micaiah was born as part of the Begnion imperial family, the granddaughter of the Apostle Misaha and the elder sister to the eventual Empress Sanaki. Of the two sisters, Micaiah was the only one to inherit the family's Branded heron blood, and thus the ability to hear the goddess' voice, the defining trait of the Empire's apostles. In the year 625, before Sanaki was born, Micaiah was believed to have been assassinated alongside Misaha by the senators of Begnion, an act blamed upon the herons of Serenes; following her assumed death, she was largely forgotten and Sanaki never even knew she had a sister until she came into conflict with the Senate herself. How Micaiah survived is uncertain, but she eventually came into the care of an elderly woman, who raised her until her death; as she died, she revealed to Micaiah the significance of the brand and the stigma lying before her as a result.

Following the demise of her caretaker, Micaiah became an itinerant, constantly moving throughout Daein and keeping a low profile to avoid notice being drawn by her slow aging, making her living as a simple fortune-teller. As the years passed, she became increasingly aware of the powers afforded to her by being a Branded, including her foresight ability, a simple mood-reading talent, and Sacrifice, a unique skill which allowed her to heal others by drawing their wounds onto her own body.

Micaiah and Sothe

Micaiah with a young Sothe.

Before Mad King Ashnard declared war on Crimea, Micaiah's early occupation was that of a fortune teller in Daein. During this time, she met a young boy named Sothe, and they promised to look after each other forever. However, due to the fact that Micaiah was Branded, the prospect of Sothe traveling with her and catching the backlash of the prejudice she would receive was unthinkable, and with that, she left him. They were reunited after the war, whereupon she promised never to leave him again.

Occupation of Daein[]

After the Mad King's War, the Begnion occupation forces took control of Daein. During this time, Micaiah reunited with Sothe, who was one of the Crimean soldiers serving under Ike during the Mad King's War.

Micaiah and Sothe then proceed to join up with Nolan, Edward, and Leonardo and form the Dawn Brigade, a group of freedom fighters officially led by Nolan to fight for a free Daein. Micaiah greatly distrusts Ike, blaming him for Daein's plight, despite never having fought alongside him during the Mad King's War.

The Liberation Army[]

The Dawn Brigade unearth a rumor that the son of Ashnard, Prince Pelleas, is secretly raising a liberation army in Daein's Desert of Death. The Dawn Brigade finds an abandoned fort in the desert where Pelleas is supposedly hiding out, helping the then-small Liberation Army defend against the attacking Begnion soldiers.

Once the soldiers have retreated from the area, the Dawn Brigade meet up with Prince Pelleas and his assistant, Izuka. Pelleas recognizes Micaiah instantly as the Silver-Haired Maiden, and immediately appoints her as the vice-commander of the Daein Liberation Army. At first, Micaiah and Sothe are reluctant to accept the role Pelleas is imposing upon them, but eventually decide to comply.

Micaiah's mark

Micaiah revealing her Branded heritage.

Once Daein is freed from Begnion's rule, Pelleas promotes Micaiah to the supreme commander of Daein's armies. With Sothe and Volug, she resolves to restore Daein to its former glory, giving farewell to some of her allies as they left for other lands, and reflecting with Muarim on what her brand had meant to her life.

War with the Laguz[]

When the Laguz Alliance learns that Begnion has committed the unforgivable crime of killing an innocent Laguz messenger, alongside being responsible for the destruction of Serenes Forest, it then declares war upon said country. King Pelleas orders Micaiah to lead Daein's armies into battle - on the side of the Begnion empire. At first, no one could come to an understanding as to why Pelleas has chosen to make such a decision, but it is later revealed that the king had unknowingly signed a blood pact with the Begnion Senate during his coronation ceremony after Daein's abdication from Begnion's rule. This essentially means that Daein is placed under full control of the Begnion Senate, to which it was ordered to eradicate the Laguz Alliance.

Ashera and Yune[]

Micaiah ripping up blood pact

Micaiah destroying the blood pact.

When the goddess Ashera is interrupted from her thousand-year slumber and awakens, she petrifies everyone on the continent of Tellius, including the vast majority of Micaiah and Ike's armies. The only non-petrified people are known as the "Chosen Ones", all of whom have been placed under the protection of Yune, the Goddess of Chaos. Yune intends to undo the petrification imposed upon the afflicted, but is unable to do it herself, as she lacks the power to do so. She possesses Micaiah's body to explain that the only way to undo the petrification is to travel to the Tower of Guidance and defeat Ashera. Their first battle in its walls was with Lekain, still holding the Daein blood pact; after his defeat, Micaiah destroys the pact and set Daein free from its yoke. During this time, it is revealed that Micaiah is Empress Sanaki's long-lost older sister, and the true apostle of Begnion. She fought in the final battle against Ashera, still as Yune's vessel, and through her Yune channeled all of her power to Ike to deal the final blow to Ashera.

Epilogue[]

After Ashera falls to the forces of the Chosen Ones, Sanaki implores Micaiah to stay in Begnion, but she declines, still dedicated to her true home of Daein, all the while confident in Sanaki's ability to restore Begnion. The two sisters resolve to work to bring their countries closer than ever, this time on equal terms. Micaiah becomes the 15th Queen of Daein at her subjects' entreaty, ushering a new era of peace and prosperity after Pelleas. If the automatic A-rank support Micaiah shares with Sothe is retained until the end of the game, they will marry.

Personality[]

Micaiah is a caring and empathetic woman with a self-sacrificing streak that often works against her. As a result, her true nature is reflected in her Sacrifice skill that manifests her love for her people at the detriment of her own health. The many abuses inflicted on her in her life painted a deep-seated bitterness towards discrimination and oppression due to the hatred she received as a Branded and witnessing the abuse of Daein and its citizens by the Begnion Occupational Army in the aftermath of the The Mad King's War. Outside of Sothe and Pelleas, Micaiah is notably very private in her own affairs, making it difficult to know how she truly feels. Still, she is assertive enough to take action against wrongdoings against Daein and its citizens and is more than willing to sacrifice her own safety if it can spare the life of a single individual if she.

Throughout her life she has been guided by her visions, and although she often wished she didn't have them and felt as if they were a burden, she nonetheless trusted in them to keep her life on the right path- when her foresight abilities weakened during the Laguz Alliance war, she felt lost without them. She shared a special connection to her bird companion, which she named Yune. When it came to light that the bird was actually a manifestation of the very goddess of the same name, Micaiah felt especially connected to her as she was the source of "voice" she heard and the visions she received. Their bond was strong enough that Micaiah allowed Yune to utilize her body as her vessel during the final act of Radiant Dawn. Even after Yune had disappeared from her consciousness, Micaiah still feels like Yune continues to watch over her, wherever she is.

Even when promoted into Daein's royal court, Micaiah humbly remains a person of the common folk and eschewed using her lavish quarters in Daein Keep in favor of living among the people while assisting in the reconstruction of Nevassa. Even later when she formally becomes the new Queen of Daein, she finds the splendor of her role to be stifling. Still, she takes her role as Daein's Silver-Haired Maiden and later the Priestess of Dawn seriously and hopes to be a beacon of hope and peace for the sake of her nation and later the world itself.

Micaiah's extreme loyalty to Daein and Pelleas causes her to cast aside her opinions, especially towards the latter's orders. No matter how brutal or antithetical his orders are to her values, she unhesitatingly follows through on them as she believes that they will serve Daein's best interests as Pelleas is seen as the will of Daein itself. When the truth came to light that Pelleas was under a Blood pact, rather that allow Pelleas to despair, Micaiah sought to buy him time to find a loophole, even continuing the bloody crusade Pelleas was forced to order. Should Micaiah take on the role as the pact's representative, Micaiah would rather comply with the pact's conditions to spare her people from the pact's curse, even if it means killing hundreds of Lekain's enemies and taking the fall for it.

Micaiah hated Ike initially as she viewed him as the catalyst for Daein's suffering due to his role as the primary figurehead of Daein's opposition in the Mad King's War. This is further compounded by Sothe's reverence towards him and constant praise he showered on Ike when talking about him to Micaiah. However, upon meeting him for the first time while Daein was under Begnion's thumb gave her the first insight towards the man she held such ire towards. Witnessing his desire to peacefully resolve their conflict despite Daein's hostile front lead to a change in opinion on the mercenary. Her opinion on him significantly warmed up from this first encounter and by the time their forces had merged, Micaiah entrusted the responsibility of saving the world from Ashera to him, even influencing Yune to give Ike the power to strike down the Goddess of Order.

In-Game[]

Radiant Dawn[]

Availability[]

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
Micaiah Light Mage Sprite Light MageFE10Dark Dark
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
11527871024555
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
SacrificeSacrifice
ShoveShove
FE10 Light MagicLight - DFE10lightLight
HerbHerb

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 15% 80% 40% 35% 80% 20% 90%

Biorhythm[]

RD Biorhythm B

Promotion Gains[]

Promotion event happens at the end of Chapter 1-E.

Promoted Class
Micaiah Light Sage Sprite Light Sage
1 +2 +3 +1 +1 +1 +3 +1 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
FE10 Light Magic C* FE10 Staff C
* Only if Light mastery rank is at D.

Promotion event happens at the beginning of Chapter 4-E-1

Promoted Class
Micaiah Light Priestess Sprite Light Priestess
1 +4 +5 +2 +2 +2 +5 +2 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
CoronaCorona FE10 Light Magic A* FE10 Staff B**

* Only if Light mastery rank is at B or lower.

** Only if Staff mastery rank is at C or lower.

Overall[]

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.

Micaiah can be said to be a magical glass cannon, where her high growths in her key stats of Magic, Luck, and Resistance are offset by low Defense, Speed, and HP. This initially severely hinders her physical defensive capabilities, and she will seldom perform Follow-Up Attacks on opponents, while often being double-attacked herself by enemies with average or above average speed. Magic attacks will do little, if any damage to her thanks to her near unparalleled Resistance growth rate and thus makes it her safest exposed enemy type should she be left open for enemy phase retaliation. Given the much larger range of physical damaging foes Micaiah will often face, she is best left as protected as possible due to her near nonexistent starting physical bulk and poor growth and reliance on dodging such hits on her middling to low growths in Speed and Skill. Micaiah also has two mandatory, story-scripted promotions, which means that she can spend time maximizing her level up growths before being forced into them. However, she can be underleveled when she turns into a Light Priestess.

One of Micaiah's greatest strengths is her personal tome, Thani, which deals effective damage against cavalry and armored units, which there are no shortage of during Act I especially. Her high Magic also makes her useful for attacking many enemy units as most will have generally low Resistance, alongside her decent Skill and Light Tome's naturally high accuracy she will almost always land powerful and accurate hits. Her high Magic makes her useful with Staves, often resulting in her unique Sacrifice skill being overlooked once she promotes into a Light Sage. However, this skill can still be used to cure status conditions, a plus point in part 1 of the final few chapters, when the boss units are capable of inflicting Silence spells on everyone if Ena is not adjacent to the player's magic users.

On the whole, Micaiah may have certain flaws of her own, but can still prove to be a force to be reckoned with if properly trained.

To increase her usefulness with healing, one may give her a Seraph Robe, which will give her greater durability as well.

Also if one is not using Nephenee, Nealuchi or Edward in their final team, or decided to bench them early, Micaiah makes a great candidate for Wrath, as using Sacrifice can safely bring her HP below 30% from the back lines. This essentially giving her a permanent +50% Critical Rate. One can also combine this with the Purge tome given to her in 3-13, making Micaiah an extremely deadly long-range unit, enough so that one might consider using Hammerne and/or blessing the Purge tome.

However, if you do use this tactic, be very wary of where you place Micaiah, as she will not survive anything outside of weak magic attacks with only 30% of her HP. On the flip side, the 50% critical she receives from Wrath can allow her to take out large threats that Thani would not cover. One should also consider giving her Miracle as a means of last-resort insurance.

Alternatively, giving her Gamble with Wrath ensures that she will have a 100% critical rate with reasonable accuracy. A forged Light tome with extra accuracy and Might can be used to fully exploit this setup.

On higher difficulties, if survivability is an issue, give her Miracle and Resolve to survive fatal blows and prevent being doubled respectively. Resolve will even allow her to double many enemies on Normal. If Miracle and Resolve do not suffice, one can use Shade or use a less aggressive strategy.

Should players have issues leveling her up due to her very low Defense and HP, Sacrifice can be used on maps with heal shrubs. Applying her to a heal shrub next to an injured unit is a fantastic way for her to gain levels, as Sacrifice always rewards 10 experience points.

If, by Part 1 endgame, Micaiah is underleveled, you can buy her a weak Light tome or two, and have her continuously attack one of the two Priests wielding Physic staves. This works well because the Priests regenerate 20 HP every turn, and intrinsically have high resistance. If necessary, give Micaiah Paragon to speed up the process. If you have extra cash, you could forge her a -2 might Light tome as well in order to prevent the Priests from dying.

As a Light Priestess, Micaiah is notably the only character besides Sephiran that possesses both a magic cap of 40 and the ability to achieve an S Rank or higher in staves. This makes Micaiah the army's strongest healer in terms of raw numbers. Among candidates for the Fortify staff, only Mist and Elincia really give Micaiah competition due to the superior mobility.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Sage (F) Map SpriteSage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
2051839+735343820+231+26
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Magic +2Magic +2
ConcentrationFocus
MagiccryiconRally Magic
MagicexperticonTomefaire
LuckCryRally Luck
TomeIconFE13Tome - A
StaffIconFE13Staff - B
Micaiah's Pyre FE13Micaiah's Pyre*
*Enemy only; joins unequipped

Starting Class
FE13 Generic Dark Mage (F)Dark Mage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
12262131211147+211+25
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
CrimsoncurseAnathema*
DarkBlessingShadowgift
LuckCryRally Luck
TomeIconFE13Tome - CMicaiah's Pyre FE13Micaiah's Pyre*
*Enemy only; joins unequipped.

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Known as the Emblem of Dawn. Bearer of strange healing powers as well as visions of the future.

Emblem Skills[]

Emblem Ring
MicaiahFE17SpriteRing of the Dawn Maiden
Stat Boosts
HP Str Mag Def Res Dex Spd Lck Bld Mov
Sync Skills Engage Weapons Engage Skill Engage Attack
FE17 Cleric IconCleric
FE17 Healing Light IconHealing Light
FE17 Silence Ward IconSilence Ward
ShineFE17SpriteShine
NosferatuFE17SpriteNosferatu
ThaniFE17SpriteThani
FE17 Augment IconAugment FE17 Great Sacrifice IconGreat Sacrifice

As an Enemy[]

Paralogue 11: The Dawn Maiden[]

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Priestess of Dawn
A member of the Dawn Brigade with silver hair and mysterious powers. As close with Sothe as a sister, though they're not related by blood. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Micaiah SpriteTitle
Priestess of Dawn
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
32/35/39
8/9/10
32/35/38
5/6/7
24/28/31
4/5/6
14/18/21
8/9/10
32/35/38
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Thani
FEH skill support Sacrifice
FEH Thunder Tome Tome
Resplendent ✯✯✯✯✯
Resplendent Micaiah Heroes spriteTitle
Priestess of Dawn
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/41
10/11/12
34/37/40
7/8/9
26/30/33
6/7/8
16/20/23
10/11/12
34/37/40
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Thani
FEH skill support Sacrifice
FEH Thunder Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseLight---
Ellight---
Shine---
Thani-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5-
SacrificeArdent SacrificeFEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Distant Def 1 Distant Def 1--
FEH Distant Def 2 Distant Def 2FEH Distant Def 1 Distant Def 1-
FEH Distant Def 3 Distant Def 3FEH Distant Def 2 Distant Def 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Guard 1 Guard 1--
FEH Guard 2 Guard 2FEH Guard 1 Guard 1-
FEH Guard 3 Guard 3FEH Guard 2 Guard 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1--
FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Spur Atk 1 Spur Atk 1-
FEH Drive Atk 2 Drive Atk 2FEH Drive Atk 1 Drive Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Micaiah is a blue infantry mage, and like her Radiant Dawn counterpart, has mediocre Spd and a Def stat that leaves her extremely vulnerable to every physical unit in the game. However, she boasts high Atk and Res, making her a powerful Mage that can deal with just about any mage in the game save particularly powerful Green mages. With her later Resplendent form, Micaiah received a much appreciated boost to her stats, mainly giving her even more power for her attacks. Those who have played Radiant Dawn will likely know exactly how strong she can be in Heroes especially given the nature of her preferred tome.
Micaiah's greatest strength is her possession of the legendary tome Thani, which deals effective damage to Cavalry and Armored units much like its Radiant Dawn incarnation. In most arena battles, thanks in part to her Atk, unless encountering select Distant Counter units, Micaiah can almost single handedly dispatch an entire Armor or Cavalry team on her own with just a little bit of help from some powerful partners. The refine greatly improves her, as with it, all ranged attacks from her enemies will have their damage reduced by 30%. The special refine also grants 5 points of attack and resistance and guarantees her a follow-up attack, so long as her health is equal or above half of it's total.
Micaiah retains her unique Sacrifice, which she gives an ally as much health as she can based on the difference of the ally's missing health and her current HP pool, though she cannot Sacrifice past 1 HP remaining. It is a powerful supportive skill that only she can use but using it requires a bit of care for her in the aftermath.
Distant Guard reduces the damage she receives from ranged units. While this does very little against Bow and Dagger units as her physical bulk is low, this makes her even harder to be hurt by tomes and staff units. Guard 3 is her Skill B which prevents enemies from gaining Special Cooldown. Finally, Drive Atk 2 boost allies' Atk if they are within two spaces of her. Micaiah is one of the strongest Anti-Unit characters in the game, as her weapon dispatches two common team types in the high tiers of the Arenas.

Counters[]

As mentioned above, Micaiah has paper-thin Def with mediocre speed. Any physical unit that can get to her will dispatch her with ease. Forged Lightning Breath+ Nowi and Fae can easily target her defenses while not being affected by Thani's bonuses. Though some may struggle to get to her, if they can she is dealt with swiftly. Most green Mages can hold their own against her, especially strong ones like Nino and Spring Sharena and high Res ones like Gunnthrá and Sonya. Green Armors, especially Hector and Surtr packing Distant Counter, are her biggest counter, despite her effective damage. If they can survive her attack, they can run through her low defenses. If either pack Distant Counter and Vantage and are in range, Micaiah has no possibility of dispatching them.

Skill Inheritance Options[]

Micaiah can keep her base skill set to moderate success though she wants a strong offensive attack, either Moonbow for quick raw damage increases or Iceberg to take advantage of her high Res. For more offensive power on the Player's turn, Distant Def can be replaced with Death Blow, giving her the power to secure kills on high priority targets. Attack/Resistance combo skills like Atk/Res Solo and Atk/Res Push works well to boost her two best stats. Sturdy Impact imparts her with a massive Def boost when she initiates combat that makes engaging against certain enemies a bit safer to do so. Desperation 3 combos off of Sacrifice to help her enter the damage range to use it and give her the follow up attack to guarantee a kill secure on most units including a non-Vantage-ranged Hector. Lull Attack Resistance depowers her foes further so she can deal more magical damage and reduce their overall damage potential as well. Her high Res makes her a good candidate for Res Ploy 3 or other Ploy skill to further cripple her opponents. Resistance Smoke also gives a more focused Res drop on foes nearby rather than in the correct column/row.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Priestess of Dawn Micaiah
Micaiah priestess of dawn pop01 Here's Micaiah! She and her close friend Sothe are members of the Dawn Brigade, which fought for the people of Daein.
Micaiah priestess of dawn pop02 The Dawn Brigade was dedicated to throwing off the oppression of Begnion's empire. Though just one of the Brigade's members, Micaiah was the wielder of strange powers, and people came to call her “the Silver-Haired Maiden.”
Micaiah priestess of dawn pop03 Eventually, Micaiah succeeded in liberating Daein. But after becoming a savior to her people, she was faced with a war that shook all of Tellius!
Micaiah priestess of dawn pop04 Micaiah was pulled into a struggle that she never could have foreseen. Still she presses on, believing that beyond the conflict lies the dawn of a new age!
Closely Associated Characters
Sothe A thief for the Dawn Brigade. He generally shows little interest in others but tends to be overprotective of Micaiah, who's like a sister to him.
Sanaki Empress of Begnion, the empire that rules over Daein, Micaiah's homeland. Known as the apostle, voice of the goddess. Young but dutiful ruler.

Summer's Dawn
A member of the Dawn Brigade with silver hair who is a little apprehensive about wearing unfamiliar summer festival garb. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Heroes Micaiah Sprite (Festival)Title
Summer's Dawn
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
13/14/15
30/33/37
7/8/9
31/34/37
4/5/6
17/20/23
2/3/4
15/18/21
5/6/7
31/34/37
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Dawn Suzu
FEH skill support Dance
FEH Fire Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFire---
Elfire---
Bolganone---
Dawn Suzu-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportDance-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Atk Res Bond 1 Atk/Res Bond 1--
FEH Atk Res Bond 2 Atk/Res Bond 2FEH Atk Res Bond 1 Atk/Res Bond 1-
FEH Atk Res Bond 3 Atk/Res Bond 3FEH Atk Res Bond 2 Atk/Res Bond 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Torrent Dance 1 Torrent Dance 1--
FEH Fireflood Dance 1 Fireflood Dance 1FEH Torrent Dance 1 Torrent Dance 1-
FEH Fireflood Dance 2 Fireflood Dance 2FEH Fireflood Dance 1 Fireflood Dance 1FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Res Ploy 1 Res Ploy 1--
FEH Res Ploy 2 Res Ploy 2FEH Res Ploy 1 Res Ploy 1-
FEH Res Ploy 3 Res Ploy 3FEH Res Ploy 2 Res Ploy 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Festival Micaiah is more or less the exact same as her base form. Incredibly high Atk and Res but low physical bulk. She is a Red Tome this time around, which gives her advantages over problematic greens that her base form struggles against. By having Dance in her kit, she has perhaps the strongest utility of all of her various forms. The ability to give her turn to another ally who can deal with her counters is a far better asset to her team than her standard Sacrifice in most instances. As such, she is the most flexible Micaiah available and is well worth obtaining a copy even though being a seasonal unit makes her difficult to acquire, let alone copies for merges.
Dawn Suzu is her main tool for offense as it retains Thani's effective damage to Cavalry and Armor units, making her into a powerful check for especially green Cavalry and Armor units.
She has powerful Passive skills that sync well with her stats. Attack Resistance Bond strengthens both Atk and Res when adjacent to an ally. Fireflood Dance boosts the Atk and Res of an ally she Dances for. And finally Resistance Ploy lowers the Res of anyone with less Res than her within the cardinal location she is standing in at the start of her turn.

Counters[]

Festival Micaiah is a standard dancer, meaning that her overall base stats are lower than most other units. Her even lower Spd and similar Def keeps the same issues of frailty to physical units. Units built to counter mages fare similarly well since Festival Micaiah goes for one large, powerful strike. Fjorm and Lute in particular fare well. Bow and Dagger units who can initiate on her strike through her pitiful defense. Finally, most Dragons can not only survive a blow from her, but deal adaptive damage.

Skill Inheritance Options[]

Festival Micaiah can either go the standard Dancer build or go for a more specialized role that increases her offensive matchups. Either build takes an offensive skill including Moonbow, Glimmer, or Iceberg for damage.

For the standard Dancer build, Fury and Wings of Mercy are the usual inherits as they boosts her stats and allow her to teleport to injured allies around the map.

The specialized damage build is similar to her base form, taking Death Blow for more damage when initiating and Swordbreaker to increase her match ups against the most common weapon type in the meta. If she takes a Defensive approach, Quick Riposte allows her to counter nearly all mages and some offensive mage Cavalry units, making her a great bait unit.

Queen of Dawn
The fifteenth ruler of Daein. Determined to reconstruct and develop her home country. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Brave Heroes Micaiah SpriteTitle
Queen of Dawn
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
33/36/40
6/7/8
34/37/41
5/6/7
24/28/31
3/4/5
13/17/20
10/11/12
34/37/40
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Light of Dawn
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Wind Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWind---
Elwind---
Rexcalibur---
Light of DawnRexcaliburFEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5-
SacrificeArdent SacrificeFEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Atk Res Bond 1 Atk/Res Bond 1--
FEH Atk Res Bond 2 Atk/Res Bond 2FEH Atk Res Bond 1 Atk/Res Bond 1-
FEH Atk Res Bond 3 Atk/Res Bond 3FEH Atk Res Bond 2 Atk/Res Bond 2FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH Atk Res Bond 4 Atk/Res Bond 4FEH Atk Res Bond 3 Atk/Res Bond 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Yune's Whispers Yune's Whispers-FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Ground Orders 1 Ground Orders 1--
FEH Ground Orders 2 Ground Orders 2FEH Ground Orders 1 Ground Orders 1-
FEH Ground Orders 3 Ground Orders 3FEH Ground Orders 2 Ground Orders 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Micaiah's Brave Hero variant does not disappoint as the winner of the women's division for the Choose Your Own Hero 3 event. She is offensively powerful with a potent 37 base Atk and Res, able to bait and take on hits from Mages and Staff users and likely hit harder back. Her only downsides are an average Spd and incredibly low defenses. Also, she is a flying unit which means that she can benefit from Flying Teams. Overall, she has a powerful nuking potential especially when her kit is brought into the picture as she is functionally similar to her other two forms, but her weapon is a truly a shining gem.
Light of Dawn keeps her effectiveness against Armored and Cavalry units as expected but with a twist. Not only does it push her Res up by 3, bringing it to base 40, but she also takes the current stat penalties on her target and adds them as boosts onto herself during combat. With the right teammates or usage of her exclusive Brave skill, she can reach deceptively high stats that can obliterate anything that stands in her way.
Yune's Whispers is a massive debuffing skill that inflicts -6 Atk/Spd to all enemies who have 3 less Res than her, as well as if they are also adjacent to an ally. Enemy teams that use tight formations are likely to take this penalty as there are only a small handful of units who can resist it neutrally. Any enemy who takes this debuff will instantly face a -12 difference in their offensive stats with Brave Micaiah.
Sacrifice is her special Assist skill that her original form used, allowing her to pseudo heal allies if needed. She has Atk/Res Bond 4 which not only further pushes her Atk and Res up by 7, but also removes any stray debuffs that may have been inflicted on her so long as she is adjacent to an ally. Finally Ground Orders grants adjacent non-flier units the ability to move adjacent to any tile next to an ally within two spaces of themselves, granting impressive mobility in certain situations.

Counters[]

Brave Micaiah's Defense is low and any physical unit that is able to jump on her are likely to kill her with a single attack, even some blue units are able to kill her in one attack. Depending on her team comp, Micaiah has little power against other high Res Red units such as Julius, Sanaki, and Caeda who can naturally resist Yune's Whisper. Felicia and Halloween Sakura are able to easily counter her thanks to their weapons and high Res as well. Finally her weakness to bows is another means to kill her instantly with effective ranged physical damage.

Skill Inheritance[]

Iceberg is the only real skill that Brave Micaiah needs as she lacks a Special and it plays naturally off of her high Res. Reposition can be considered in exchange for Sacrifice or Draw Back as well. As a high Res unit, she is a natural Ploy user though she really only requires Res Ploy since Yune's Whispers already debuffs their Atk and Spd, and more Res reduction will give her attacks more sting. If planning on using Ground Orders, using the Res Ploy Seal. If running Res Ploy in her Slot C, Defense Ploy can be added to her Seal which does not particularly affect her, but does set up enemies for her physical allies to dispatch.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Queen of Dawn Micaiah
Micaiah queen of dawn pop01 Micaiah has mysterious powers that allow her to heal the wounded and gain insight into the future. Together with her close friend Sothe, she formed the Dawn Brigade, a band of rebels who battled to protect the kingdom of Daein from the chaos and hardship of war.
Micaiah queen of dawn pop02 But in a strange twist of fate, Micaiah discovered that her bloodline originated in Begnion, Daein's oppressor. She was in fact the older sister of Empress Sanaki, and it turned out that her strange powers were those of the Apostles of Begnion!
Micaiah queen of dawn pop03 Meanwhile, the strife sown by the war that raged across Tellius brought about the resurrection of Ashera, the Goddess of Order, plunging the world into peril. With the aid of Yune, the Goddess of Chaos, Micaiah challenged the merciless Ashera.
Micaiah queen of dawn pop04 It was a long and fraught battle, but Micaiah eventually triumphed! Not long after, she became the new queen of Daein at the invitation of her new subjects. Though the kingdom was exhausted by the long conflict, a new dawn awaited!
Closely Associated Characters
Sothe A thief for the Dawn Brigade. He generally shows little interest in others but tends to be overprotective of his Micaiah, who's like a sister to him.
Sanaki Empress of Begnion. Known as the Apostle, voice of the goddess. Young but dutiful ruler. She is secretly Micaiah's younger sister.
Yune A being that is half of the goddess Ashunera. The goddess of chaos, who is said to have thrown the world into disorder long ago. She lent her power to Micaiah.

Dawn Wind's Duo
Sharing a mutual trust rivaling that even of siblings, they are dressed to participate in the festival activities. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Micaiah Dawn Wind's Duo Heroes spriteTitle
Dawn Wind's Duo
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
35/39/42
8/9/10
36/39/43
4/5/6
17/20/23
3/4/5
16/19/22
9/10/11
35/38/41
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Joyful Vows
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Colorless Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseStone---
Elstone---
Atlas---
Joyful Vows-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5-
SacrificeArdent SacrificeFEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Atk Res Push 1 Atk Res Push 1--
FEH Atk Res Push 2 Atk Res Push 2FEH Atk Res Push 1 Atk Res Push 1-
FEH Atk Res Push 3 Atk Res Push 3FEH Atk Res Push 2 Atk Res Push 2FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH Atk Res Push 4 Atk Res Push 4FEH Atk Res Push 3 Atk Res Push 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Mystic Boost 1 Mystic Boost 1--
FEH Mystic Boost 2 Mystic Boost 2FEH Mystic Boost 1 Mystic Boost 1-
FEH Mystic Boost 3 Mystic Boost 3FEH Mystic Boost 2 Mystic Boost 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Res Oath 1 Atk/Res Oath 1--
FEH Atk Res Oath 2 Atk/Res Oath 2FEH Atk Res Oath 1 Atk/Res Oath 1-
FEH Atk Res Oath 3 Atk/Res Oath 3FEH Atk Res Oath 2 Atk/Res Oath 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Duo Skill[]

Duo Skill Standard Effect
Grants【Dominance】to unit and allies within 3 columns centered on unit. Inflicts Def/Res-7 on foes within 3 columns centered on unit through their next actions.

【Dominance】

Unit deals additional damage = total penalties on foe for 1 turn.

(Duo Skills can be used once per map by tapping the Duo button. Duo Skills cannot be used by units deployed using Pair Up.)

If unit is 5★ and level 40 and unit's stats total less than 185, treats unit's stats as 185 in modes like Arena. (Higher-scoring opponents will appear. Stat total calculation excludes any values added by merges and skills.)

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Bridal Micaiah is a Colorless Tome Flying Duo Hero and rounds off the colors used by Micaiah. Accompanied by Sothe, she retains her various forms' stat spread, having high Atk and magic bulk, but low Spd and physical bulk. Her status as a colorless unit does give her an advantage over her color forms as she is not affected by the weapon triangle (barring any Raventome users), and thus can safely damage nearly every unit in the game, especially the standard Cavalry/Armor units her forms are known for. Her flying status also makes her incredibly mobile and she can receive flier buffs further strengthening what is already an impressive unit.
Her Duo skill inflicts a -7 Def/Res debuff on any enemy within three columns of herself at the center plus any ally within the same range gains the【Dominance】effect, granting that unit bonus damage equal to the debuffs on that enemy. As such, Bridal Micaiah and her allies gain what results in 14 additional damage on top of a weakened defensive stat. While short debuff, it can easily allow Bridal Micaiah or her allies to eliminate a problematic foe with ease.
Joyful Vows is her unique tome which gives her the standard effect all her forms have, namely an effectiveness to cavalry and armored units. It also grants her a base +3 Atk and if any sort of bonus is active on her, such as【Dominance】 or a skill that grants a bonus for a turn like a Hone or Rally skill, she gains +6 Atk/Res during combat and negates the opponent's ability to perform a follow-up attack if she initiates combat. Overall, Bridal Micaiah can reach absurd levels of of magic resilience and damage if she can secure buffs and bonuses.
She retains her unique Sacrifice skill, allowing her to evenly restore an ally's HP, bottoming herself off at 1 HP if her ally's missing HP exceeds her current total. Atk/Res Push 4 grants her a further +7 Atk/Res buff if she starts combat above 25% health, but will take 5 recoil damage if she attacks. This further serves to boost her overall damage and magic bulk. Mystic Boost disables weapons that deal adaptive damage, mainly addressing dragons and also disables Wrathful Staff effects, forcing them to deal reduced Staff damage. As an added bonus, she regains 6 HP, negating the recoil receive from her Skill A. Finally, Attack Resistance Oath grants herself a +5 Atk/Res visible buff if she starts her turn adjacent to an ally. With her skills and tome effect active, this means that she can enter battle with a massive +18 Atk/Res boost on her own without factoring any further boosts she gains from her allies.

Counters[]

While being colorless is more of an advantage than a disadvantage when considering her offensive prowess, it also makes Bridal Micaiah less bulky without that same advantage to use over a color. Her physical bulk does her no favors as she can barely take a hit from a physical unit and her lack of Spd means that most can double her when she initiates.

Skill Inheritance[]

Bridal Micaiah's loadout is nearly perfect and really only desires a Special Skill. Her ability to buff herself makes Glimmer the clear cut choice as she can reach absurd levels of damage when taking all of the buffing she can receive from herself and her allies.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Dawn Wind's Duo Micaiah
Micaiah dawn winds duo pop01 Micaiah and Sothe from the Dawn Brigade have come to join the bridal festivities! The two are like brother and sister in many ways, but seeing them together like this, they look almost like a married couple!
Micaiah dawn winds duo pop02 Some say that Sothe is like a zephyr, and his soft, white groom's outfit really makes him look the part! He's even more dashing than ever!
Micaiah dawn winds duo pop03 Micaiah, meanwhile, looks truly elegant in her dress, which uses a light, diaphanous material to great effect. She looks just like a princess!
Micaiah dawn winds duo pop04 If the two were to fall in love one day and have a wedding of their own, what do you think it'd be like? Hee hee! It's fun just thinking about it!
Closely Associated Characters
Nailah Queen of Hatari, a desert nation spoken of mostly in legend. Her eye patch conceals an evil eye. She cooperates with Micaiah.
Black Knight One of Daein's Four Riders. An enigmatic knight encased in pitch-black armor. He cooperates with Micaiah.

Radiant Queen
The fifteenth ruler of Daein, often praised as the country's dawn. After her ascension, Daein was thrust into a new age of progress. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Micaiah Radiant Queen Heroes spriteTitle
Radiant Queen
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
11/12/13
39/42/46
6/7/8
28/31/34
3/4/5
16/19/22
10/11/12
38/41/45
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense New Dawn
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Colorless Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseStone---
Elstone---
Atlas---
New Dawn-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice---
Maiden's SolaceArdent SacrificeFEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Fury 1 Fury 1--
FEH Fury 2 Fury 2FEH Fury 1 Fury 1-
FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Fury 2 Fury 2-
FEH Fury 4 Fury 4FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Prescience Prescience-FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Distant Guard 1 Distant Guard 1--
FEH Distant Guard 2 Distant Guard 2FEH Distant Guard 1 Distant Guard 1-
FEH Distant Guard 3 Distant Guard 3FEH Distant Guard 2 Distant Guard 2-
FEH Joint Dist Guard Joint Dist GuardFEH Distant Guard 2 Distant Guard 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Legendary Micaiah once again sticks to the mold of her prior forms but with much more power. 42 Atk means that she hits incredibly hard with her tome and 41 Res makes her a solid wall against other mages. She has relatively average Spd and low physical bulk overall in exchange, but those who have used her other forms can already expect this over her. She immediately comes out of the gate as a powerful asset but nothing too different from what any user of Micaiah's other forms can expect from her. To no one's surprise, New Dawn still makes her a Cavalry and Armor killing machine thanks to its effective damage against such foes and the additional +3 Atk on top of its base might gives her a 59 neutral Atk stat to kill most if not all units of such combinations. In addition, if she is within two spaces of an ally at the start of combat, she gains Atk/Res +6 and also gains a guaranteed follow-up attack, helping to pile damage onto unsuspecting foes who are fooled by her average Spd. The final effect is rather awkward and somewhat dangerous to use, but if if she is under 50% HP, she gains a Desperation 2 effect, allowing her to perform her follow-up attack before her foe can counterattack. In some cases, this is a necessary effect to get to in order to kill some of the more problematic Armor foes like the ever present Fallen Edelgard. Thankfully, she does have Fury 4, whose boost in stats gives her even more power and the recoil is perhaps the safest means for her to get into the final effect of her tome. Maiden's Solace is an upgraded form of Sacrifice as she can donate her HP to her ally to heal them, though she cannot give them any more HP than what is required to fully heal them or a total that reduces her HP below 1. In addition, she converts any penalties on her ally into bonuses and neutralizes the penalty as a result. This is another means for her to quickly get to the HP threshold to reap the full benefits of her tome. Prescience inflicts Atk/Res-5 on her foe during combat and if she either initiates combat or her foe attacks with a ranged weapon, she reduces the damage of the first attack she receives by 30%, bolstering her magical walling abilities and can survive a potential hit from her physical ranged foes. Joint Distant Guard gives a Def/Res+4 boost during combat to Legendary Micaiah's allies within two spaces of her if they are attacked by a ranged foe. If Legendary Micaiah is within two spaces of an ally and is attacked by a ranged foe, she also receives the same stat boost herself.

Counters[]

Legendary Micaiah's low physical bulk means that any physical unit who is able to get to her first will easily kill her. Guinivere's powerful Aureola tome easily deals massive damage to her through its tome effectiveness and is the main offensive mage unit who can hard counter her. Fallen Lyon can also easy counter her through his color effective effect of his Blood Tome but he may need Quick Riposte to secure a one round kill or must first take her initiated attack before finishing her off on his turn.

Skill Inheritance[]

Legendary Micaiah's only empty skill is her Special which Iceberg can easily fill to deal massive true damage off her high base Res, though Glimmer can take full benefit of her damage scaling when taking into account the massive amount of buffs she can give herself.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Radiant Queen Micaiah
Micaiah radiant queen pop01 Once a kingdom in the continent of Tellius, Daein was brought down by war. But there was a Hero who sought to free Daein from its conquerors and restore the kingdom…and her name is Micaiah!
Micaiah radiant queen pop02 Micaiah was the leader of the Dawn Brigade, an army that fought to liberate Daein and was embroiled in the war that shook Tellius. Eventually, the rampant conflict caused Ashera, the goddess of order, to awaken.
Micaiah radiant queen pop03 Having risen from her slumber, Ashera attempted to bring her judgment down upon mankind for violating the peace. But then, Micaiah used the hidden power within her to channel Yune, the goddess of chaos.
Micaiah radiant queen pop04 Emerging victorious, Micaiah became the ruler of a new Daein, supported by the people. Under her guidance, the kingdom ushered in a radiant dawn!
Closely Associated Characters
Sanaki Empress of Begnion. Known as the Apostle, voice of the goddess. Young but dutiful ruler. Micaiah's younger sister.
Ashera The once-slumbering goddess of order, half of the goddess Ashunera. She desires to create a world of structure and peace. The war in Tellius caused her to awaken, but she was defeated by Micaiah.
Yune A being that is half of the goddess Ashunera. The goddess of chaos, who is said to have thrown the world into disorder long ago. She aided Micaiah by granting her power.

Wavecrest Maiden
Silver-haired maiden of the Dawn Brigade. The winds of paradise have led her to the seaside sands. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Micaiah Wavecrest Maiden Heroes spriteTitle
Wavecrest Maiden
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
11/12/13
39/42/46
5/6/7
27/30/33
2/3/4
12/16/19
8/9/10
34/37/40
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Moonlight Drop
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Colorless Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseStone---
Elstone---
Atlas---
Moonlight Drop-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 4-
Maiden's SolaceArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
MoonbowNew Moon--
AFEH Atk Res Catch 1 Atk/Res Catch 1--
FEH Atk Res Catch 2 Atk/Res Catch 2FEH Atk Res Catch 1 Atk/Res Catch 1-
FEH Atk Res Catch 3 Atk/Res Catch 3FEH Atk Res Catch 2 Atk/Res Catch 2-
FEH Atk Res Catch 4 Atk/Res Catch 4FEH Atk Res Catch 3 Atk/Res Catch 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Prescience Prescience-FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]

Summer Micaiah, as expected, continues the tradition of Micaiah's various forms and while this is her third colorless tome form, this is her first Cavalry form, giving her unprecedented range for what she does best, killing Cavalry/Armored units. But even against non-Cavalry/Armored units, Summer Micaiah packs a solid 42 Atk and good magical bulk with 37 Res and 38 HP for a total score of 75. While her Spd is decent, scoring an average 30, her Physical bulk remains her biggest flaw with a meager neutral 16 Def that can go as low as 12. Nonetheless, Summer Micaiah's incredible strengths far outweigh her negative attributes and is a worthwhile unit to keep in rotation across all modes.
Moonlight Drop is Summer Micaiah's version of Thani but packs more effects from the get go that makes her incredibly strong as an offensive, initiating unit such as its innate special acceleration effect. If she either initiates combat or is within two spaces of an ally, she gains Atk/Res+6. Then she gains further abilities based on the difference between her Res and her foe's Res. If she has at least 4 more Res than her foe, but no more than 14, she gains a guaranteed follow-up attack and if the difference is 15 or more and she initiates combat, she performs a brave attack. All this combos into a very hard hitting unit depending on circumstances and Summer Micaiah benefits from a bit of set up from her equipped skills and potentially her allies to both buff her into range of her skills and/or debuff her foes to do the same.
Maiden's Solace is Legendary Micaiah's unique retrain of her Sacrifice skill as her Assist Skill, allowing her to heal her ally by giving them as much of her HP she can to either fill them up to the maximum or for her to reach 1 HP. It is a solid healing choice in a pinch as she rarely needs to worry about taking hits if she has the proper set up. In addition, it has Harsh Command+ built into it, allowing her to reverse any penalties into bonuses and removes any【Penalty】on that unit. She also has Prescience, inflicting Atk/Res-5 on her foe during combat and will reduce the damage of the first attack she receives from a foe by 30%, giving her surprising bulk in a pinch.
Her only non-unique skill is Atk/Res Catch 4 which not only gives her the Atk/Res+7 boost if she is either attacking a full health foe or that foe has a penalty on them. With enough skills, she can easily activate this on her own or have an ally to accomplish this. If activated, she can easily achieve the necessary Res thresholds to activate her weapon's full effects and the added raw Atk does not hurt either.

Counters[]

Summer Micaiah remains the same as her other forms as she still is weak to physical assaults, especially at melee range where she cannot counterattack and her Prescience skill only reduces the damage the first attacks she receives, which given her middling Spd will hardly save her against a host of powerful, aggressive offensive oriented units. Ironically, this is also Micaiah's first form that is weak to cavalry effective weapons, meaning that she can also be countered by her various versions of herself even when she is on the offensive due to their sheer magical bulk, though in a mirror match, whichever Summer Micaiah initiates combat will win. Brave Lysithea can also work if she initiates combat, but unlike Micaiah's various forms, she cannot work defensively against Summer Micaiah.

Skill Inheritance Options[]

Summer Micaiah's accelerated cooldown on her weapon makes her a prime candidate to run fast charging specials like Glimmer and Moonbow depending on your needs. Ruptured Sky is also a considerable candidate, though it is a much harder skill to come by. Her empty C Skill is best filled by skills that can help her inflict penalties on her foe and Attack Resistance Menace allows her to target out specific enemies depending on her position to reap her weapon's full effects. Otherwise Joint Skills help allies and herself through the stat boosts, Smoke skills can help her inflict the penalties she needs on a budget, and Cavalry supportive skills work if kept on a Cavalry team.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Wavecrest Maiden Micaiah
Micaiah wavecrest maiden pop01 Micaiah has come to visit a tropical island in her fabulous summer outfit! She's part of the Dawn Brigade, a band of rebels who fight for Daein, and has mysterious powers, like the ability to heal the wounded or see into the future.
Micaiah wavecrest maiden pop02 I planned to ask what brought her here, but her stunning fashion sense took my breath away before I could utter a single word! Here's her summer swimsuit, which borrows from the red traveling attire and blue shawl she normally wears.
Micaiah wavecrest maiden pop03 The oyster shell and white hibiscus accessories she's wearing are just too cute! And if you look closely, you'll see that her bird companion Yune has a red hibiscus too!
Micaiah wavecrest maiden pop04 Micaiah says she's a little bashful about letting Sothe see her in this outfit. But now that she's here, I'm sure she can foresee a memorable summer vacation ahead!
Closely Associated Characters
Sothe A thief for the Dawn Brigade. He generally shows little interest in others but tends to be overprotective of Micaiah, who's like a sister to him.
Sanaki Empress of Begnion. Known as the Apostle, voice of the goddess. Young but dutiful ruler. She is Micaiah's sister.

Dawning Maiden
A young woman who saves people with her empathic abilities and powers of foresight. A member of the Dawn Brigade. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Micaiah Dawning Maiden Heroes spriteTitle
Dawning Maiden
Group
Heroes Flying Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
7/8/9
44/47/51
2/3/4
12/16/19
7/8/9
26/30/33
12/13/14
42/46/49
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver of Dawn
FEH skill support Ardent Sacrifice
FEH Wind Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWind---
Elwind---
Rexcalibur---
Silver of Dawn-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportArdent Sacrifice---
Maiden's SolaceArdent Sacrifice-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Water Boost 1 Water Boost 1--
FEH Water Boost 2 Water Boost 2FEH Water Boost 1 Water Boost 1-
FEH Water Boost 3 Water Boost 3FEH Water Boost 2 Water Boost 2-
FEH Fireflood Boost 3 Fireflood Boost 3FEH Water Boost 3 Water Boost 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Yune's Protection Yune's Protection-FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Res Rein 1 Atk Res Rein 1--
FEH Atk Res Rein 2 Atk Res Rein 2FEH Atk Res Rein 1 Atk Res Rein 1-
FEH Atk Res Rein 3 Atk Res Rein 3FEH Atk Res Rein 2 Atk Res Rein 2-
FEH Atk Res Crux Atk Res CruxFEH Atk Res Rein 3 Atk Res Rein 3FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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.
Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Dawning Maiden Micaiah
Micaiah dawning maiden pop01 Micaiah is a member of the Dawn Brigade, a band of rebels from the kingdom of Daein in Tellius. She’s gained new powers—and a new outfit to match!
Micaiah dawning maiden pop02 Here’s the new look, which combines a green coat with a scarlet cape. And what does the color green make you think of? That’s right! It’s what Micaiah’s “little brother” Sothe normally wears!
Micaiah dawning maiden pop03 The tome she’s carrying fires off sharp blades of wind. It brings Sothe’s “Zephyr” nickname to mind too!
Micaiah dawning maiden pop04 The strength of Micaiah and Sothe’s bond has taken her to new horizons. I’m sure her newfound strength will be a great boon to the Order of Heroes as well!
Closely Associated Characters
Sothe A thief for the Dawn Brigade. He generally shows little interest in others but tends to be overprotective of Micaiah, who's like a sister to him.
Sanaki Empress of Begnion. Known as the Apostle, voice of the goddess. Young but dutiful ruler. She is Micaiah's sister.

Quotes[]

Radiant Dawn[]

Micaiah/Quotes

Engage[]

Micaiah/Engage Quotes

Heroes[]

Micaiah/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Anna fates portrait
"Just a minute! The following section contains spoilers. Viewing it will cost a lot. Are you prepared to pay for it?"
Priestess of Dawn, Micaiah
Crowned 15th queen of Daein at her subject's entreaty, Micaiah ushered in a new era of prosperity and peace.
If Pelleas survived
Crowned 15th queen of Daein at prior King Pelleas' entreaty, Micaiah ushered in a new era of prosperity.
"End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. Series[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Sticker Info
Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Micaiah

Brawl Sticker Micaiah Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn [Weapon] - Attack +21
Usable by: Marth, Ike


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Spirit Info
No. Name Image Type Class Slots Effect
666 Micaiah Micaiah (FE10 Artwork) Primary (Grab) ★★★☆ (Ace) 2 Magic Attack ↑

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Micaiah is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:


Uses[]

The Dawn Priestess is one of the more interesting Green cards out there, with 4 cards. Her Cost 1 can destroy itself to power up another Unit for 10 ATK for the rest of the turn, a perhaps subpar ability but one that fits with her in-game Skills. Her Cost 2 Promotional card allows you to draw a card when you Deploy her if you control a Cost 5 or higher Unit, which is quite useful if your Main Character is a Cost 5 or higher, and it gains 20 ATK for the turn if you Level Up or Grow another Unit. Her Cost 3/2 can be skipped by players as it only gains 10 ATK when it attacks a Rider or Armored Unit, with no other Skills. Her Cost 5/3 is where she really shines, with a once-a-turn Draw+Growth that adds two to her Level/Stack, unlike most Green cards, which only add one to their Level/Stack at a time. She also has a LvS5 Skill that grants all allied Units an additional 10 ATK during your turn, which is made easier to access by her first Skill. Micaiah, in the end, makes for a slightly less-than-wonderful Main Character, but excels amazingly as a supporting card in your Deck, not to mention her 5/3 card's gorgeous art, which can be placed next to Sothe's corresponding card for a beautiful two-card panorama.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 17 CYL Micaiah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
13,491
CYL2 13
↑4
CYL Micaiah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
15,493
↑2,002

CYL3 Winner
2
↑11
CYL Micaiah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
54,343
↑38,850

CYL4 onward Ineligible

Etymology[]

Micaiah is a variant of Michael, meaning "Who Is Like God?". In Jewish and Christian tradition, Michael the Archangel is the field commander of God's army. In Abrahamic tradition there is also a prophet named Micah, also called Micaiah, after whom a book in the Old Testament is named. There was also a prophet late in "1 Kings" named Micaiah. Furthermore, in Chronicles, it is stated that the mother of the second king of Judah, Abijah, was named Micaiah.

Trivia[]

  • Micaiah came in 9th for females in the Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll. She had 13,491 total votes.
    • She later came in 8th for females in the second CYL popularity poll. She had 15,493 total votes.
    • She then won first place for females and 2nd place in general in the third CYLs popularity poll, with 54,343 total votes.
  • Micaiah's artwork design could have been based on one of Caeda's many artworks from Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, particularly that they both have birds featured and have a hand out to catch them.
  • Micaiah has the highest Luck growth rate in Radiant Dawn, at 80%, and Resistance growth rate in Radiant Dawn, at 90%, and tied with Soren for highest magic growth rate in Radiant Dawn, at 80%.
  • Micaiah also has the distinction of being one of few playable characters who can obtain SS rank in more than one weapon: Light and Staff.
  • On a minor note, Micaiah, a Light Mage/Sage/Priestess, is of the Dark affinity. This is extremely ironic, as her weapon of choice and her title, the Priestess of Dawn, which are associated with Dawn, Day, and Light are offset by the implications her affinity brings, particularly that of darkness and perhaps, by extension, Dusk and Night.
  • At 90%, Micaiah has the second highest Resistance growth of any playable unit in the series to date, second only to Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade's Karel, who has 100%.
  • Micaiah's eyes are normally gold, but they become red when Yune speaks through her.
  • If she is recruited via DLC in Awakening, Micaiah will start as a Dark Mage with the Shadowgift skill. Since Dark Mages can already wield dark magic, Shadowgift is only useful if the player changes Micaiah's class.
  • Her Awakening artwork depicts her in Dark Mage attire, holding Micaiah's Pyre.
  • Excluding the cast of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Micaiah is one of the few units whose status screen portrait changes at some point of the game, a trait she shares with Marth, Alm, Celica, Ike, Volke, Sothe, Kris and Lucina. Her change happens when she promotes at the end of Chapter 1-E and when she promotes for the second time at the beginning of Chapter 4-E-1 in Radiant Dawn.
  • Micaiah is the first female Lord character to become the leader of her own kingdom. This will be followed up by Edelgard and (if the player made their avatar female) Corrin and Byleth.
  • Micaiah is one of only four magic-wielding Fire Emblem protagonists, alongside Celica, Robin and Corrin; she is the only one who wields only magic with no physical weapons. As the magic weapon types of Radiant Dawn are completely different from those of Celica's game Gaiden and Awakening, Micaiah is also the first and only protagonist to wield light magic (not counting reclassing in later games).
    • Byleth and Edelgard also possess a Budding Talent in Faith and Reason magic, respectively, but because of how magic works in Three Houses, the two have to learn the topics rather than starting off with it.

Gallery[]

See main article: Micaiah/Gallery.
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