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“I want to protect those I hold dear, and destroy all those who oppose me. That's the power I seek.”
—Raigh to Niime in a support conversation in The Binding Blade

Raigh is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a Shaman and the younger twin brother of Lugh. He is sarcastic and cynical, the opposite of his brother. Despite his rude behavior to all the people around him, people like Lugh and Sophia say that he is really a good person at heart and is just hiding it. He is on relatively good terms with Chad despite his departure from the orphanage. His dream is to make dark magic more known throughout Elibe and to study ancient magic, joining Roy's army because it may help with his dream.

He is the second playable Dark magic user in the Fire Emblem series, following Salem.

Profile[]

Raigh is the son of Nino and the identical twin of Lugh. The difference in looks between the twins is their eyes. Lugh's eyes are softer like Nino's, while Raigh's eyes are harder, possibly a trait from Jaffar if he is the twins' father. He is rough around the edges, rude, and overall mordant, having been raised in an orphanage in Araphen alongside his brother and Chad. After hearing that the father was slaughtered and that Bern charred said orphanage to the ground, Raigh pretends to be standoffish to the fact and while he exclaims that he does not care what happens to the orphanage or the orphans, Lugh insists that it is merely a barrier and that he is truly lighthearted and caring by nature.

In-Game[]

The Binding Blade[]

Description: A young shaman traveling to perfect his dark magic.

Recruitment[]

Speak to him in chapter twelve with either Lugh or Chad.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Shaman Map Sprite ShamanGBAIce Ice
LevelHPMagSklSpdLckDefResConMov
12231299651045
WeaponStarting Items
Dark Dark - CNosferatuNosferatu

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 45% 55% 40% 15% 15% 35%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring FE8 Druid Map Sprite Druid
1 +3 +4 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Dark +1 Staff E

Supports[]

See also: Raigh/Supports

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.

Raigh joins at Level 12 with tolerable bases and is the first Shaman recruited--and considering Sophia's weaknesses, he is effectively the only one until Niime arrives. Despite his status as a dark magic user, he doesn't function much differently from other tome users. He has weapon triangle over the majority of enemy magic units, but mage-to-mage battles are generally rare and not particularly desirable, so the main difference is simply his ability to heal himself with Nosferatu. Raigh suffers from some issues with his stats: his low Constitution drops his already mediocre base Speed to only 8 with Flux, and 7 with Nosferatu, meaning he will take a long time to start doubling and may risk being doubled himself on Hard, and his accuracy will stay a little on the low side until his Skill growth can kick in. Promoting him can fix some of his issues, especially when he joins possible to promote, but it also expends a Guiding Ring when these items are in very short supply until Chapter 16. Once promoted, Raigh's high Magic allows him to do some fairly nasty damage, and he gains a staff rank to heal his allies, though a low starting rank means he tends to be stuck with healing unless the player grinds heavily.

Overall, Raigh is a somewhat below-average unit, but far from an unsalvageable one. If the player lacks a strong unit capable of hitting Resistance, Raigh can be caught up without too much trouble, but if they already have strong tome-users and are having trouble finding a niche for him, he isn't so powerful or unique that he can't be missed.

Fire Emblem Awakening[]

SpotPass[]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Dark Mage (M) Map SpriteDark Mage
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
1636517141381065+1
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE13CurseHex
CrimsoncurseAnathema
Movement +1Movement +1
TomeIconFE13Tome - CNosferatu FE13 IconNosferatu*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Hero from beyond Elyos who appears mature beyond his years. The younger of twin orphans, adept at using Dark magic. He has a sharp tongue, but he is extremely devoted to his family.
Bond Ring Raigh
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank Dex +1
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank Mag +1 Dex +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank Mag +1 Dex +1 Res +1
Roy Emblem Ring Young Lion FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank Mag +1 Dex +2 Res +1

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Dark Child
Wielder of dark magic. A scornful loner with a troubled past as an orphan. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯
Heroes Raigh Sprite (3*)Title
Dark Child
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15
30
7
26
6
23
3
17
5
22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense FluxFEH Fire Tome Tome
✯✯✯
Heroes Raigh Sprite (3*)Title
Dark Child
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
30/33/36
6/7/8
25/28/31
5/6/7
22/25/28
3/4/5
16/19/22
5/6/7
22/25/28
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense RuinFEH Fire Tome Tome
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Raigh Sprite (4* & 5*)Title
Dark Child
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
31/34/37
7/8/9
27/30/33
6/7/8
24/27/30
3/4/5
17/20/23
5/6/7
23/26/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Rauðrwolf
FEH skill support Rally Attack
FEH Fire Tome Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Raigh Sprite (5*)Title
Dark Child
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
33/36/40
7/8/9
29/32/35
6/7/8
25/29/32
4/5/6
19/22/25
6/7/8
25/29/32
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Rauðrwolf
FEH skill support Rally Attack
FEH Fire Tome Tome

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseFlux-FEH Star Rarity 2-
RuinFluxFEH Star Rarity 3FEH Star Rarity 2
RauðrwolfRuinFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Rauðrwolf+Rauðrwolf-FEH Star Rarity 5
Hermit's Tome-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill supportRally Attack-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
AFEH HP +3 HP +3-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH HP +4 HP +4FEH HP +3 HP +3FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH HP +5 HP +5FEH HP +4 HP +4FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Seal Res 1 Seal Res 1--
FEH Seal Res 2 Seal Res 2FEH Seal Res 1 Seal Res 1FEH Star Rarity 2
FEH Seal Res 3 Seal Res 3FEH Seal Res 2 Seal Res 2FEH Star Rarity 4

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[]

Dark Child Raigh
Lleu dark child pop01 Today I'll be introducing Raigh, the adorable wielder of dark magic! Don't underestimate him because of his age, though. His magical prowess puts adults to shame!
Lleu dark child pop02 Raigh and his twin brother, Lugh, grew up in an orphanage run by a kindly caretaker, where for a while, they lived a modest but peaceful life with their friend Chad.
Lleu dark child pop03 One day, Raigh fled the orphanage to pursue mastery of ancient magic. After encountering Chad and Lugh later, he learned that the orphanage had been attacked by the Kingdom of Bern's army.
Lleu dark child pop04 Swearing to avenge his late guardian, Raigh joined the Lycian League to bring down Bern. He might seem bitter and standoffish at first, but deep down, he really does care!
Closely Associated Characters
Lugh A boy from an orphanage. Raigh's twin brother. He's cheerful and tender-hearted.
Chad Grew up in an orphanage in Lycia with a pair of brothers, Lugh and Raigh. Seeks revenge on Bern for killing the caretaker of the orphanage.

Quotes[]

The Binding Blade[]

“Hn. In the world... There are only fools...”
—Raigh's Death Quote

Heroes[]

Raigh/Heroes Quotes

Ending[]

Raigh - Child of Darkness (闇の申し子, Yami no Mōshigo, lit. God-sent Child of Darkness)
Raigh traveled around the world, honing his dark magic skills. Although dark magic had been all but forgotten, Raigh's efforts brought it back to people's awareness again. He was known for being hard on both himself and others, but for some reason he was generous towards deprived children.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Raigh 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 248 CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
940
CYL2 451
↓203
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
313
↓627
CYL3 402
↑49
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
329
↑16
CYL4 387
↑15
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
250
↓63
CYL5 328
↑59
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
195
↓55
CYL6 364
↓36
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
166
↓29
CYL7 269
↑95
CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
173
↑7

CYL8 269 CYL Raigh Portrait
The Binding Blade
183
↑10

Etymology[]

The Japanese transliteration of Raigh's name, "Lleu", comes from the Welsh mythological figure Lleu Llaw Gyffes, who was born when his mother, Arianrhod, was running for the door after giving birth to Dylan Ail Don during a magical virginity test and is raised by Arianrhod's brother Gwydion. When presented with the child, Arainrhod places a tynged, similar to a curse, on him that only she could name him, which Gwydion tricks her into doing, as well as later tricking her into arming him to counter a second tynged, and making a wife out of flowers to counter a third. He is considered to be the equivalent of the Irish Lugh.

The change in his name in Fire Emblem Awakening was likely due to pronunciation - The Welsh ll (ɬ) sound is very difficult to pronounce for most native English and Japanese speakers so it might have been a pragmatic choice to translate according to the Japanese pronunciation towards a variation of a common English Language name rather than try to maintain the intent and pronunciation of the original word.

Trivia[]

  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Raigh won 4th 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 mostly center on him being a kind and caring person despite seeming cold and cynical on the surface.
  • His artwork in Heroes depicts him wielding a Dark magic tome.
    • It is unknown as to which tome he is wielding, as Flux, Ruin and Fenrir share the same design in Heroes.

Gallery[]

See main article: Raigh/Gallery.
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