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“Yes. I suppose even I have someone I want to send a letter to when I die. If I die, I want you to read my letter.”
—Noah to Zelot in The Binding Blade.

Noah is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.


Noah is best friends with Trec and trained Fir in the arena, the latter of whom he has feelings for. He is a member of the Ilian mercenary squad lead by Zelot, who were hired by Lord Hector to fight against Bern. Once Hector is assassinated, they refuse to side with the enemies. He can be recruited to Lycia's army if talked by it's leader Roy or his captain Zelot.

In the following chapter, when they reach the Western Isles, Noah can recruit Fir by talking with her and convince her to switch sides. Once the war is over, Noah sets out to test his strength, traveling the world alone.


Noah is well aware that despite his skill as a mercenary, he may not live to see another day. For this reason, he tries to avoid forming deep bonds with other people. However, while fighting with Roy’s party, his way of thinking began to change, thanks to advice from Juno and especially due to meeting Fir, with him making a great effort to break out of his shell and finally develop a strong bond with others.

Noah states that he fell in love with Fir at first sight. He is also close to his liege, lady Juno. He wishes that he could stay relaxed like his best friend Trec, and has the swordsman Karel as his idol.


The Binding Blade[]

Description: A mercenary knight from Ilia. Lacks social skills.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Cavalier Map Sprite CavalierGBAAnima Anima
WeaponStarting Items
Sword Sword - C
Lance Lance - D
SteelswordSteel Sword
IronLanceIron Lance

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 30% 45% 30% 40% 30% 10%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightcrest Knight Crest FE8 Paladin Map Sprite Paladin
1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword +1 Lance +1 Axe E


See also: Noah/Supports


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Noah suffers similar issues to Trec when it comes to joining time; both arrive in one of the most difficult chapters in the game, and the Cavaliers you have had since the beginning will outperform Trec, and be on equal, or better footing than Noah. Noah offers a few conveniences over Trec, however; he emerges in an easier-to-reach location, he has a higher starting level which allows him to promote faster (should you choose him over the six other characters who can use the Chapter 8 Knight Crest), and his base offensive stats are decent enough to train him fairly quickly. On the other hand, he has below-average growths in Strength and Speed, similar to mid-game pre-promotes like Echidna and (notably) Perceval.

Noah's weapon ranks are solid, most notably his C-rank in swords, which allows him to use the Killing Edge immediately (and later, if you're having trouble with Leygance, the Light Brand). His base Constitution of 10 also allows him to use Steel Swords unimpeded at base, and he'll lose only 1 speed when wielding Javelins before promotion; after his promotion, he'll also be able to wield Hand Axes unencumbered.

If the player is willing to put in the effort into training Noah, he will become a rather balanced Paladin with a bit of an emphasis on Skill. He can also replace Alen or Lance if they did not turn out well (or died), at least more quickly than Trec, but he'll generally be less of an offensive powerhouse and more of a line-holder. There's not much harm in fielding multiple Cavaliers/Paladins, of course, but acquiring more than two Knight Crests over the course of an entire playthrough can be troublesome.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

A member of the Ilian mercenaries who joins Pherae's army under General Zelot. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Noah Heroes spriteTitle
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
FEH skill offense Ilian Merc Lance
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Lance Lance


FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Ilian Merc Lance--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
Luna-FEH Star Rarity 5-
BFEH Flow Guard 1 Flow Guard 1--
FEH Flow Guard 2 Flow Guard 2FEH Flow Guard 1 Flow Guard 1-
FEH Flow Guard 3 Flow Guard 3FEH Flow Guard 2 Flow Guard 2-
CFEH Rouse Spd Def 1 Rouse Spd Def 1--
FEH Rouse Spd Def 2 Rouse Spd Def 2FEH Rouse Spd Def 1 Rouse Spd Def 1-
FEH Rouse Spd Def 3 Rouse Spd Def 3FEH Rouse Spd Def 2 Rouse Spd Def 2
FEH Alarm Spd Def Alarm Spd Def-FEH Star Rarity 5


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Mercenary-Errant Noah
Noah mercenary-errant pop01 Noah is one of the Ilian mercenaries who battle across the continent of Elibe. He's candid, and doesn't like to get close to people.
Noah mercenary-errant pop02 But as fate would have it, he was the one who took Fir under his wing when she arrived at the arena, knowing very little of the world!
Noah mercenary-errant pop03 Noah's home village was, in fact, raided by bandits when he was a baby. It was Fir's uncle, Karel, who protected the village!
Noah mercenary-errant pop04 Noah keeps his distance from others, hoping to dull the pain of parting when the time comes. But strangely enough, he still seems to have many connections!
Closely Associated Characters
Zelot Captain of the Ilian mercenaries, who rely on battle to earn their living. Lord of the castle of Edessa in Ilia.
Fir A woman who travels in search of the best opponents anywhere. Learns swordplay from Noah.
Karel A swordsman from a family devoted to mastering the blade. Known as the Saint of Swords. Slew the bandits who attacked Noah's home village.



Noah/Heroes Quotes


Noah - Vagrant Knight (流浪の傭兵騎士, Rurō no yōhei kishi)
Wanting to test his ability, Noah left Zelot's group and traveled the world as a lone mercenary knight. Although several nations offered him positions in their militaries, he turned them all down. Many people have been inspired by his strength to live life by just being himself...

Non-Canon Appearances[]

He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 18 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Noah 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 411 CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL2 470
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL3 418
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL4 422
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL5 331
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL6 309
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade

CYL7 266
CYL Noah Portrait
The Binding Blade


Noah is a Hebrew name meaning "rest, comfort". In the Book of Genesis, Noah had formed a covenant with God where he took his whole family and at least two of each animal onto a boat, while God flooded the world to punish all of those who had done evil. After the flood, a rainbow forms to show Noah that God did not forget him.

Noah is also a female name, for she was the daughter of Zelophehad, in Numbers 26:33 in the Bible.


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Noah landed 39th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Noah, Zelot, and Trec all share the exact same Defense growth, and almost exactly the same HP growth. (with Trec being the exception with 10% more in the growth)


See main article: Noah/Gallery.