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“We must put an end to this conflict... We must defend those who cannot defend themselves...”
—Perceval to Cecilia in a support conversation in The Binding Blade

Perceval is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, and the Knight General of Etruria. After the war, he succeeds Douglas as Great General of Etruria.

Profile[]

Following Roy's recapture of Ostia from Leygance, Perceval and Cecilia arrive in response to an earlier request by Ostia for Etrurian protection. There, they confront Narcian and his forces, who were attempting to threaten Roy into surrendering Ostia, and drive them away. Afterward, Perceval returns to Etruria, leaving Ostia in Cecilia's care.

Later, in the Etrurian coup d'etat led by Arcard and Roartz, Perceval and Douglas are forced to serve the Revolutionaries when King Mordred is taken hostage. As a result, Perceval is forced to assist Bern in arresting Cecilia at Missur, and later is deployed to a border fortress in Roy's path towards Aquleia. Upon learning of Myrrdin's continued survival as Elffin, he abandons Arcard and Roartz and joins Roy's army.

Personality[]

Considered a paragon of knighthood, Perceval is loyal to his lieges above all else; he complied with the Revolutionaries solely to guarantee Mordred's continued survival despite his own misgivings. He holds Prince Myrrdin in particular in the highest of esteem, and in the past pledged his loyalty to Myrrdin above all else. Perceval is regarded by fellow general Douglas as the embodiment of Etruria's future, whose survival beyond Etruria's potential fall in the Disturbance of Bern is paramount. Such is his devotion to knighthood that he has trouble enjoying other aspects of life, dismissing Larum's antics as worthless frivolity despite his gratitude for her helping Myrrdin, and expressing no interest in the food he eats according to the cooks serving Roy. In the aftermath of the coup d'etat, Perceval planned to ensure the future safety of the king through purging all but those whom he considered the most loyal to the crown from the Etrurian court.

In Game[]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[]

Description: The Knight General of Etruria. An imposing man of great potential.

Base Stats[]

Normal Mode

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Paladin Map Sprite.gif PaladinGBADark.gif Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
543171318121411128
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - A
Lance.gif Lance - A
Axe.gif Axe - C
SilverLance.gifSilver Lance
Silversword.gifSilver Sword*

*Chapter 15 only

Hard Mode

  • Note: Perceval's stats increase only on Chapter 15.
Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Paladin Map Sprite.gif PaladinGBADark.gif Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
550201620151613128
WeaponStarting Items
Sword.gif Sword - A
Lance.gif Lance - A
Axe.gif Axe - C
SilverLance.gifSilver Lance
Silversword.gifSilver Sword*

*Chapter 15 only

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 30% 25% 35% 20% 20% 10%

Supports[]

See also: Perceval/Supports

Overall[]

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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.

For his join time, Perceval is very nearly a perfect unit. As a Paladin, he has access to all melee weapon types, with good ranks in all three, 8 Movement, and decent rescuing capacity, all with no investment. However, what causes him to stand out is his base stats. On Normal, Perceval's stats are on par with Alen's averages at 20/1, making him an excellent combat unit who serves as a more than adequate substitute. On Hard, however, his stats receive a fairly significant kick (albeit only when recruited in Chapter 15), placing him far above what Lance or Alen can boast at his level. Even facing a Wyvern Lord with a Silver Lance, possibly the most dangerous generic enemy in the game, his 50 HP and 16 Defense means that it fails to kill him in less than three blows, and with 20 Speed and Strength, he can double and two-round with a Silver Lance or Wyrmslayer or one-round with the Maltet or Durandal. Against the more common unpromoted enemies, he is even more unstoppable, with most physical enemies struggling to kill him in less than five hits and often being one-rounded by even iron weapons. Even his 13 Resistance is abnormally high. The only enemy in the game that can seriously threaten a properly-equipped base-level Perceval is Gel.

As Perceval does not receive his bonuses on Hard and is harder to recruit overall, it is recommended to skip him in Chapter 13, especially as Chapter 14 will hold back much of his prowess due to desert terrain. His base A-ranks mean that he can use nearly all common lances and swords, and is fairly close to using the legendary ones as well, while his axe rank of C enables some good options and is high enough to potentially train for Armads with some effort. Perceval has a fairly fast support with Cecilia, who joins at around the same time and can match his Movement, which will yield a notable boost to Avoid; Perceval doesn't tend to struggle with dodging, but it can push him somewhat further. While Perceval's bases are high enough for him to not need to gain stats on levels, his growths are not so low that he cannot do so, and a lucky level or two can secure his dominance.

In summary, Perceval is one of the best units in the lategame of Binding Blade, combining versatility with raw power. The only thing holding him back is his joining time and his lack of flight, which allows fellow super-unit Melady to often surpass him, but he is no slouch himself in the mobility department.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Paladin Map Sprite.gifPaladin
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
186235426322333188
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Discipline (FE13).pngDiscipline
OutdoorBattle.pngOutdoor Fighter
Defendericon.pngDefender
HShield.pngAegis
DualGuardPlus.pngDual Guard+
SwordIconFE13.pngSword - A
LanceIconFE13.pngLance - A
Brave Lance FE13 Icon.pngBrave Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Knightly Ideal
Knight General of Etruria. A model knight, he has undivided loyalty to his kingdom. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Perceval Heroes Sprite.pngTitle
Knightly Ideal
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
7/8/9
29/32/35
8/9/10
34/37/40
8/9/10
25/28/32
4/5/6
23/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Prized Lance
FEH skill special.png New Moon
FEH Lance.png Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance---
Prized LanceSilver Lance--
FEH skill special.pngNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 3.pngFEH Star Rarity 4.png
LunaNew Moon-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
AFEH Atk Def Solo 1.png Atk/Def Solo 1--
FEH Atk Def Solo 2.png Atk/Def Solo 2FEH Atk Def Solo 1.png Atk/Def Solo 1-
FEH Atk Def Solo 3.png Atk/Def Solo 3FEH Atk Def Solo 2.png Atk/Def Solo 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Lull Atk Spd 1.png Lull Atk/Spd 1--
FEH Lull Atk Spd 2.png Lull Atk/Spd 2FEH Lull Atk Spd 1.png Lull Atk/Spd 1-
FEH Lull Atk Spd 3.png Lull Atk/Spd 3FEH Lull Atk Spd 2.png Lull Atk/Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Rouse Def Res 1.png Rouse Def/Res 1--
FEH Rouse Def Res 2.png Rouse Def/Res 2FEH Rouse Def Res 1.png Rouse Def/Res 1-
FEH Rouse Def Res 3.png Rouse Def/Res 3FEH Rouse Def Res 2.png Rouse Def/Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Endings[]

Perceval - Knight Among Knights (騎士の中の騎士 Kishi no naka no kishi)
"Perceval returned to Etruria and eventually became the next Great General. He led a glorious tenure and was remembered as the very model of an honorable knight of Etruria."

Quotes[]

Battle quotes[]

Against Narcian[]

  • Narcian: If if isn't General Perceval, the back-stabbing traitor!
  • Perceval: Joining you...was the greatest mistake of my life. I will make up for it...by defeating you!
“If we take our time...we can win.”
—In the final chapter.

Death quote[]

“I did my best... ”
—Perceval's death quote

Heroes[]

Perceval/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Perceval 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 301
The Binding Blade
677
CYL2 307
The Binding Blade
696
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 218
The Binding Blade
1,049
CYL4 407
The Binding Blade
217

CYL5 353
The Binding Blade
165

Etymology[]

Percival was one of King Arthur's legendary Knights of the Round Table, famous for his involvement in the quest for the grail. The name is believed to have been derived from old French percer and val, which means "to pierce the valley".

Trivia[]

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Perceval won 23rd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:2. The voter comments seem to generally focus on his chivalrous and loyal personality.
  • In the 2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll, Perceval ranked 301st with a total of 677 votes.
  • Perceval is one of three characters in the game to support with someone from both routes in a path split being both dancers, the only other characters being Gonzalez with the pre-promoted unit you get from the path split and Douglas with both dancers.

Gallery[]

See main article: Perceval/Gallery.
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