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“End of…the road…”
—Radd’s death quote in Shadow Dragon

Radd is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. He is the second mercenary from the harbor town, Port Warren, who joins the Archanean League along with his partner Caesar. After fighting off the Grustian soldiers that surround the town of Warren in Chapter 8, Radd continues to offer his service to Marth until the War of Shadows is brought to an end.

Afterward, his ending states that he fell in love with an unnamed woman during the war and renounced his swordsmanship to focus on winning over her heart, who appears to be Caesar's missing sister. Although it is unclear whether he succeeded or not, Radd does not appear again for the second half of Mystery of the Emblem though (like other characters absent from book 2) he does appear in the remake.

In Game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Recruitment

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE1 Mercenary Map Sprite.gif Mercenary
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
116481016067
WeaponStarting Items
SwordIron Sword

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 40% 70% 40% 50% 10% 0%

Promotion

Item Required Promoted Class
Hero Crest FE1 Hero Map Sprite.gif Hero

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Recruitment

Base Stats

  • Note: Radd only appears in Book 1.
Starting Class
FE3 Mercenary Map Sprite.gif Mercenary
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
118481016067
WeaponStarting Items
SwordFE3 Iron Sword.pngIron Sword

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
90% 50% 40% 70% 40% 50% 20% 3%

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Hero Proof (FE3).pngHero Crest FE3 Hero Map Sprite.gifHero
1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 Varies +0

Support Bonus

Note: He has no supports.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Recruitment

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE11 Myrmidon (M) Map Sprite.gifMyrmidon
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
118408101607
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - DFE11ironsword.pngIron Sword

Growth Rates

Myrmidon/Swordmaster

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 40% 0% 35% 45% 40% 20% 0%

Reclassing Options

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 45% 0% 40% 30% 40% 30% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 40% 0% 35% 45% 40% 25% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 40% 0% 35% 50% 40% 25% 0%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 20% 30% 35% 35% 40% 0% 10%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 15% 20% 35% 40% 40% 0% 20%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 15% 10% 30% 40% 40% 5% 30%

Support Bonus

Supports

Supported by

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Recruitment :

  • Chapter 6x: Automatically join at the end of the chapter if he is still alive.

Base Stats

Starting Class
FEDS Myrmidon Map Sprite.gifMyrmidon
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
5225010131507
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - CFE11steelsword.pngSteel Sword

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 50% 0% 45% 65% 50% 20% 5%

When you finish Hard, Maniac, or Lunatic Mode, a new reclassing option will be unlockable.

Support Relationships

Supports

Supported by

Overall

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Radd starts at level one with poor base stats. He has decent growths and can become a good combat unit, but he requires a lot of investment. He will usually end up having similar stats to Navarre if trained, with high skill and speed as well as average strength and bulk. Unfortunately, he will not be able to use good 1-2 range weapons unless he is reclassed. If one chooses to take the time to train him, use the arena located directly to the right of him, or let him finish off some of the reinforcements in the north, especially the Horsemen if possible.

In Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, his bases are rather low, but his decent growths will make up for that. He has higher strength, skill, and luck than Samuel, without the expense of having any lower stats, but he has lower defense, and much lower luck than Navarre. Regardless, he is still a fairly decent unit, despite joining under-leveled.

Quotes

Death Quotes

“Crap… Is this the end…?”
—Radd’s death quote in Mystery of the Emblem

Epilogue

Mystery of the Emblem

Caesar’s partner Radd

"It was rumored that he fell in love during the war and later discarded his sword."

Shadow Dragon

Lady-Killer

"Radd fell in love during the war, and gave up his sword to win the woman’s heart. Whether he succeeded, we shall never know."

New Mystery of the Emblem

Lady-Killer

"Radd found a lover after the war, but his whereabouts after that are unrecorded."

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 477
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon
252
686
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
69
CYL2 593
↓116
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon
138
↓114
736
↓50
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
45
↓24
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 392
↑201
(From highest)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
357
↑174
(From combined)
CYL4 391
↑1
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
245
↓112

CYL5 345
↑46
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
174
↓71

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