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“I am Nailah, Queen of Hatari, and this is Volug, my loyal servant. Our kingdom lies far east of here.”
—Nailah

Nailah is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is the ruler of the lost nation of Hatari, located to the east of Daein. She is a white wolf and through the skill Formshift has the ability to transform (and keep her wolf form) whenever she wants.

Profile[]

Nailah first becomes playable in Part I , Chapter 8 and helps Micaiah along with Volug and Rafiel. She is required in that chapter. After the end of Part I, she goes with Tormod, Muarim, and Vika to Gallia.

After Ashera is defeated, Nailah returns to Hatari with recent events graven in her heart; she hopes to migrate her people across the Desert of Death to Gallia under the personal behest of King Caineghis.

Personality[]

Nailah truly has the pride, air, and manners of a queen. She can be distant, serious, and blunt.

Despite this, however, she is very quick to form bonds with others, be they Laguz, Beorc, or even Branded, forming a lasting friendship with the elegant Heron Prince Rafiel and a fast friendship with Micaiah. She refuses to ever let Rafiel go anywhere alone and orders her trusted vassal, Volug, to pose as a 'pet dog' for Micaiah during and after their adventures together.

She puts great trust in Volug, though she can be quite blunt with him, likening him to a mere dog when he is in his unique "half-transformed" state.

She adores Rafiel as he is, and grows quite angry at Ike when he suggests that he be more like his brother Reyson and emulate the Hawk King Tibarn, a suggestion that Rafiel is certainly willing to try.

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
FE10 Nailah Wolf Queen (Untransformed) Sprite
Wolf Queen

FE10 Nailah Wolf Queen (Transformed) Sprite
Wolf
FE10Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
336617

34
5

10
23

46
19

38
3516

32
13

26
9

19
35

58
7

9
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Glare Glare
Guard Guard
Formshift Formshift
Shove Shove
Savage Savage
FE10 Strike Strike - SSFE10 Great Fang (Nailah) Great Fang
FE10concoction Concoction

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 15% 20% 20% 45% 30% 30%

Biorythmn[]

RD Biorhythm H

Bond Support[]

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.

Nailah is the first playable Laguz Royal. Her bases are insane for this early stage of the game and will still be competitive to your other units when she returns in Part 4. Combined with her Formshift ability which keeps her transformed, and the fact that beast Laguz barely get any movement penalties, she can trivialize most enemies on her joining map since she can easily reach them with her massive 9 base movement and dispose them within a single round of combat.

Another chapter where Nailah can be very useful early on is 1-E, since if you give her the Pass ability, she can take out the thieves that are attempting to steal the treasure chests quickly, securing the loot for yourself. Keep in mind though that giving her a lot of kills during these two early chapters light-minded might result in considerable less experience to distribute to the members of the Dawn Brigade, who require a lot of investment to maintain usefulness later on. If you feel like you still need to feed some of those units kills in order to keep them viable, you can also make use of Nailah by rescuing weaker units or sniping strong enemies to make training them up a bit easier.

After rejoining your troops during Part 4 chapter 1, she'll continue being a strong unit, possessing high Speed, excellent Movement and decent Attack thanks to her SS Strike rank, which suffices to let her deal with most enemies, including the Spirits during the endgame. As other beast Laguz, she is weak to Fire magic, but her good Resistance and HP bases allows her to take a few magical attacks without risking her life nonetheless. During the final chapter, she can help taking down the Aurora with the help of Blood Tide, since she only requires a single additional point of speed in order to double them (though other of your units might do better against them than her).

Overall, aside her pretty poor availability, Nailah is a strong unit, possessing impressive bases as well as excellent movement.

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Queen of Hatari on Tellius, a continent in another world. A laguz who could petrify foes with an evil eye and turn into a huge wolf. Encountered Prince Rafiel collapsed in the desert and fell in love with him.
Bond Ring Nailah
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank HP +2
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank HP +2 Lck +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank HP +2 Lck +1 Def +1
Micaiah Emblem Ring Dawn Maiden FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank HP +5 Lck +1 Def +1

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Unflinching Eye
Queen of Hatari, a desert nation spoken of mostly in legend. Her eye patch conceals an evil eye. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Nailah SpriteTitle
Unflinching Eye
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
6/7/8
28/31/34
10/11/12
34/37/40
7/8/9
29/32/35
3/4/5
20/23/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Wolf Queen Fang
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Blue Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Infantry)---
Yearling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Wolf Queen Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5-
MoonbowNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Distant Counter Distant Counter-FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Null C-Disrupt 1 Null C-Disrupt 1--
FEH Null C-Disrupt 2 Null C-Disrupt 2FEH Null C-Disrupt 1 Null C-Disrupt 1-
FEH Null C-Disrupt 3 Null C-Disrupt 3FEH Null C-Disrupt 2 Null C-Disrupt 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Glare Glare-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[]

Nailah is a fearsome unit who leads the Beast Unit pack as a Blue Infantry unit with a decent statline that is pushed to its maximum by a base kit that requires little outside assistance to help her excel in the growing Heroes meta. Her Atk is middling at neutral 45 but her Spd, sitting at 37 neutral is well-above average and her Physical bulk is decent. While unassuming or relatively unremarkable at first glance, Nailah is one of those units whose power comes from her weapon and tools at her immediate disposal.

Wolf Queen Fang has a massive boost starting with special cooldown acceleration. It also grants her a boost in Atk/Spd based on the allies within two spaces of her x2, meaning that she can reach +10 in Aether Raids and +6 elsewhere to both stats, bringing them to incredibly lethal levels if her team coordinates around her. As a beast unit, she also maintains their quirk of transforming into beast forms at the start of the player's turn if they are either not adjacent to any ally or adjacent only to other beast and dragon units. In her transformed state, she gains Atk+2 and also adds a Wo Dao effect, dealing an additional 10 damage when her special activates. Her weapon loves having a special charged as it drastically pushes her damage output, and while she can work functionally on any team, Nailah is able to fully exploit her weapon's full potential with proper allies on a beast/dragon centered team.

Moonbow ignores 30% of the enemies Def stat, which is her best option due to the fact that Wolf Queen Fang gives it a one charge cooldown, keeping it active after nearly every attack. She has the coveted Distant Counter, allowing her to counter attack from range and it allows her to check even staff users thanks to Null C-Disrupt, removing any status effects an enemy attempts to inflict on her and disables skills that prevent counter attacks, most notably Dazzling Staff, making it difficult for that skills users to employ the standard Dazzling Staff/Wrathful Staff/Pain/Savage Blow skill combo without taking serious damage if not outright lethal attacks from her. Glare is Nailah's unique Skill C and is what makes Distant Counter with Null C-Disrupt so strong since she inflicts a movement penalty to any foe she attacks as well as any foe within one space of them, reducing it to 1 tile movement.

Counters[]

Nailah is vulnerable to green units as she has a color disadvantage against them. Physical bulky greens like Helbindi, Surtr, and Hector easily wall her even if she manages to proc her special attack. Most mages who can immediately take her down before she can retaliate with her Distant Counter are strong options as well such as Lewyn, Ophelia, Nino, and Ishtar. Guard immediately slows her damage output by stalling her Special charge, making it a dangerous skill on an enemy for her.

Skill Inheritance[]

Nailah's near perfect base kit requires merely a Support skill like Reposition for the standard positioning assist skill just to fill the final hole in her skill set. Any other skill inherited is up to the player as she can make use of other great skills like Atk/Spd Solo, Sturdy Impact, Wrath, Desperation, and Special Spiral which gives her specific niches and beneficial effects to go in certain directions with her kit. It is recommended, however, to take Quickened Pulse as her seal just to get her Special going immediately so she can begin to dominate the battlefield.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Unflinching Eye Nailah
Nailah unflinching eye pop01 The mysterious desert kingdom of Hatari lies in eastern Tellius, and many regard it as a land of mirages beyond the Desert of Death. But Hatari is very much real, and today I'll be introducing you to its queen, Nailah!
Nailah unflinching eye pop02 In addition to being Hatari's monarch, Nailah is also the kingdom's mightiest warrior. When she transforms into her wolf form, she's unstoppable! She's also the possessor of an evil eye that has the power to turn its victims to stone.
Nailah unflinching eye pop03 This does make Nailah sound rather scary, especially the whole thing about having an evil eye, but she's not coldhearted. Take her relationship with her husband, Rafiel, for example—she saved his life after he collapsed during a journey to his destroyed homeland.
Nailah unflinching eye pop04 Nailah is many things: a stern, uncompromising queen, a fearless warrior, a devoted partner… And someone I can look up to!
Closely Associated Characters
Rafiel Prince of Serenes, the destroyed heron country. Fell in love with Nailah after she saved his life.

Blessed Queen
Queen of Hatari, a lost desert nation spoken of in legend. She's joining the festival ceremony with her partner Rafiel. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Nailah Blessed Queen Heroes spriteTitle
Blessed Queen
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
8/9/10
32/35/38
10/11/12
38/41/45
6/7/8
28/31/34
5/6/7
22/25/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Bride's Fang
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Green Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Infantry)---
Yearling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Bride's Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
MoonbowNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1--
FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1-
FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH Swift Sparrow 3 Swift Sparrow 3FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Chill Spd 1 Chill Spd 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Chill Spd Def 1 Chill Spd/Def 1FEH Chill Spd 1 Chill Spd 1-
FEH Chill Spd Def 2 Chill Spd/Def 2FEH Chill Spd Def 1 Chill Spd/Def 1FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Glare Glare-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[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Blessed Queen Nailah
Nailah blessed queen pop01 The Desert of Death lies to the east of Daein, and the lost kingdom of Hatari is hidden among its sands. Today, I'll be talking about Nailah, the Queen of Hatari, as she makes her appearance in her bridal outfit!
Nailah blessed queen pop02 Nailah is known as the Wolf Queen, and as you can imagine, she usually has a much more wild appearance. Wearing her bridal attire, however, she looks truly elegant. I wonder if those feathers around her waist were inspired by her partner, Rafiel?
Nailah blessed queen pop03 The bouquet she's holding is made of flowers collected from around her desert homeland. They're a symbol of strength and beauty—a perfect match for Nailah!
Nailah blessed queen pop04 This new look truly is a fantastic pairing of wild ferocity with noble elegance! And with Nailah and Rafiel in charge, I'm sure Hatari will have a bright future that's just as dazzling as her outfit is!
Closely Associated Characters
Rafiel Prince of Serenes, the destroyed heron country. Fell in love with Nailah after she saved his life.

Hatari Scorcher
Queen of Hatari, a desert kingdom. Holding one of Hatari's traditional festivals in Askr for a bit of fun. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Nailah Hatari Scorcher Heroes spriteTitle
Hatari Scorcher
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
8/9/10
36/39/43
9/10/11
39/43/46
10/11/12
32/35/38
5/6/7
22/25/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Royal Hatari Fang
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Red Beast Beast

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseWhelp (Infantry)---
Yearling (Infantry)---
Adult (Infantry)---
Royal Hatari Fang-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
MoonbowNew Moon--
AFEH Death Blow 1 Death Blow 1--
FEH Sturdy Blow 1 Sturdy Blow 1FEH Death Blow 1 Death Blow 1-
FEH Sturdy Blow 2 Sturdy Blow 2FEH Sturdy Blow 1 Sturdy Blow 1-
FEH Sturdy Surge Sturdy SurgeFEH Sturdy Blow 2 Sturdy Blow 2FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Lull Spd Def 1 Lull Spd/Def 1--
FEH Lull Spd Def 2 Lull Spd/Def 2FEH Lull Spd Def 1 Lull Spd/Def 1-
FEH Lull Spd Def 3 Lull Spd/Def 3FEH Lull Spd Def 2 Lull Spd/Def 2-
CFEH Glare Glare-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[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Hatari Scorcher Nailah
Nailah hatari scorcher pop01 Nailah is the queen of Hatari, a nation of Tellius that lies beyond the desert. It looks like she's dressed up in a spectacular outfit for the martial arts festival she's organizing!
Nailah hatari scorcher pop02 I have to say, that outfit really complements her lithe, powerful physique. The gold accenting and that bright red cape give it a truly vibrant look too!
Nailah hatari scorcher pop03 By the way, the staff she's carrying is an example of traditional Hatari craftsmanship, featuring some gorgeous goldwork paired with an aggressive-looking set of horns!
Nailah hatari scorcher pop04 Nailah is a laguz, and despite the fractious history between the people of Tellius, she's friendly toward the beorc as well—the only thing she's looking for at this festival is strength. I wonder if she'll find a worthy champion…
Closely Associated Characters
Rafiel Prince of Serenes, the destroyed heron country. Fell in love with Nailah after she saved his life.
Micaiah A member of the Dawn Brigade with silver hair and mysterious powers. Nailah provided Micaiah and her group with aid.

Quotes[]

Death/Retreat Qoutes[]

“I am...defeated... ...Rafiel. Forgive me...”
—Nailah's death quote in TBA
“Betrayal is the coin of the gods. I was aware of this. All things... are predestined... ...Rafiel. Forgive me...”
—Nailah's death quote in TBA

Part 4, Chapter 4[]

  • Nailah: I... overestimated my limits...
  • Rafiel: Your Majesty, fall back. Don't fight any longer. I will take care of you, as you have done for me. Please... You must stop fighting.
  • Nailah: Rafiel... I will do as you say. I wouldn't want you out there dying without me.
  • (Nailah retreats)

TBA[]

  • Nailah: ...Maybe...I should not have been so cocky..
  • Rafiel: Queen...?!
  • Nailah: Stop squawking, Rafiel, I'll be all right. ...It makes me happy that you worry for me as you do. But I'll have to retreat for now.
  • (Nailah retreats)

TBA[]

  • Nailah: I've been defeated? Here? Gah, the vagaries of war... Rafiel... Forgive me. Some promises cannot be kept...
  • Rafiel: ...My queen... Please wait... Please permit me... to...accompany you.

Heroes[]

Nailah/Heroes Quotes

Epilogue[]

Mistress of the Evil Eye (邪眼の主)
Returning to Hatari with recent events engraven in her heart, Nailah hoped to migrate her people across the desert.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 205 CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
1,206
CYL2 125
↑80
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
2,086
↑880
CYL3 182
↓57
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
1,368
↓718
CYL4 290
↓108
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
446
↓922
CYL5 346
↓56
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
172
↓274
CYL6 260
↑86
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
341
↑169
CYL7 287
↓27
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
148
↓193

CYL8 265
↑22
CYL Nailah Portrait
Radiant Dawn
188
↑40

Etymology[]

'Nailah' is the feminine version of the Arabic name 'Nail,' meaning 'attainer.' Naila bint al-Farafsa was a queen of the Rashidun Caliphate. During a rebellion against her husband, Caliph Uthman, rebels broke into the palace and attacked him; Naila attempted to stop the blow, but merely had her fingers cut off. She remained politically active after her husband's death.

Naila is also a city in Bavaria, whose original name was 'Neulins' and probably meant 'small new settlement.' Nila is a Creek name meaning "victor", which relates to her Japanese name.

'Nailah' is also an Egyptian baby name, meaning "success" in the Egyptian language. Nike is the Greek goddess of victory.

Trivia[]

  • Nailah's attire bears a resemblance to Malice's - they even have a cloth bandaging their right eye.
  • Nailah shares her voice actor, Rachel Robinson, with Judith in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Gallery[]

See main article: Nailah/Gallery.
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