“I never took a wife or sired children. I’ve dedicated my life to the teachings of Mila. But I’ve had the chance to watch you, Celica, as well as Mae and Boey. You’ve all become such fine, noble-hearted youths. Seeing you grow up has given me both joy and a sense of purpose. I pray you’ll each live out rich lives of your own, unfettered and free.”
—Nomah to Celica in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
He is the wise Sage who trained and raised Celica after Mycen sent Celica to the Priory to keep her safe. He initially briefs her on the dangers of Celica's journey. He joins at the beginning of Chapter 4 after going through a hidden passage in the Temple of Mila. After the war, he became the high priest of the united faith of Mila and Duma.
Nomah is one of the weakest units in the game. He has good Skill and Resistance, but given the fact that Magic user's Accuracy rates are not affected by Skill, it only really helps boost his Critical hit chance. His Speed is quite low, a common problem among most Mage units in Gaiden. His low Speed combined with his low Luck, Evasion, Defense, and HP makes Nomah the most fragile unit in the entire game, a quality that seriously hurts his late game potential. He comes with Sagittae, allowing him to deal respectable single attack damage, but he has to get close to the enemy to do so which is extremely dangerous for him. Even though he is capable of reasonably high damage, all other Mage units are capable of dealing more than him. He lacks Thunder, making him a strictly 2 range unit, and his spell list is more limited than any non-Villager Mage.
Still, he is not entirely without his uses. As with any character promoted to Sage, he can act as a healer with his Recover spell. He is capable of doing decent damage and finishing off enemy units at mid-level health, or weakening them considerably. However, you MUST ensure that nothing in the area can attack him or he is likely to die.
All in all, Nomah is not really worth using. He is far too fragile and requires too much protecting for the least payoff. Any other ranged unit in the entire game will be preferable to him for one reason or another, so it is best for him to simply act as a backup healer or a battery for your better Mage units.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
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- See also: Nomah/Supports
Nomah remains an overall weak unit in Echoes. Despite having a decent starting Skill and Resistance stats, he has low starting Luck, Speed, and Defense, making him very weak to physical assaults and prone to receiving critical hits. He has the second lowest combined stat growths out of all playable characters in Echoes, only beating out Mycen. All this combined makes him a poor character when compared to the rest of the cast, especially when Boey is already in Celica's army and present long before Nomah is recruited.
Overall, Nomah is not a strong unit and will require the player to selectively train him in the hopes of getting decent stats for each of his Level Up stat increases. He does give Support bonuses for Celica, Mae, Boey, and Genny and later Mycen. However, Nomah will not be able to compete with Boey as a Sage
“May the blessings of Mila be with you all…”
—Nomah's death quote in Gaiden
Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit
- "He became the high priest of the unified faiths of Mila and Duma."
Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit
- "After spearheading the unification of the Mila and Duma Faithful, Nomah became the new sect's high priest. Despite being adored by a congregation numbering in the tens of thousands, his friends attest that he retained his playful, lighthearted nature all his life."
- Nomah shares his English voice actor, Kirk Thornton, with Awakening's Yen'fay, as well as Fates' Iago in his appearance in Fire Emblem Warriors.