“I see... So you really are serious about this... It's exactly as Bishop Saias said. You have indeed grown up—that's clear to me now. You've become a formidable woman, Olwen. I'm proud of you. This is the last time I'll be able to treat you as my little sister, and not as my enemy.”
—Reinhardt to Olwen, when they meet on the battlefield

Reinhardt is an enemy character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Said to be the second coming of the Crusader Thrud, he is the leader of the Gelben Ritter in the Friege army and has been Ishtar's personal guardian since childhood. He is also the older brother of Olwen, who initially admires him. Kempf despises him out of envy and views him as a rival.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Reinhardt first appears at Ishtar's side when she arrives in Leonster to ask Bishop Saias to aid Prince Julius, who has fallen ill. In Chapter 21x, Julius reveals that he has noticed Reinhardt's romantic feelings for Ishtar, and out of jealousy, he orders her to remove him from his position. In the following chapter, Reinhardt speaks with Saias, who mentions Olwen's defection to Leif's army. He is certain that Olwen is being manipulated until Saias states that she has found her own path in life. Afterwards, he leads the Gelben Ritter into a battle against the Liberation Army at the Great River of Thracia.

If Olwen speaks to Reinhardt during the chapter, he attempts to persuade her to leave the Liberation Army, but to no avail. As a parting gift, he gives Olwen the Blessed Sword, which was in turn given to him by Ishtar. He is then killed or captured by Leif's army after combat.

Personality[edit | edit source]

A paragon of professionalism and honor among Friege's knights, Reinhardt is an honorable leader who understands the horrors of war. He is a seemingly confident, stoic man who holds respect for those whom he comes across in war, be they friend or foe; however, this honor and confidence is a facade that masks the doubt he has in the path he has chosen, a facade that he might have taken on as to not impact his fellow knights' morale. He holds immense respect and love for his sister Olwen, with his own doubt only serving to improve his impression of her despite her siding with the enemy, with him observing that she has chosen the path of good.

In spite of his common sense, Reinhardt, similarly to Camus, loves his motherland to the point where he will disregard what he may believe is the right path, in favor of continuing to serve his friend Ishtar, and his motherland of Friege, until his dying breath. He even regrets fighting against Leif's army, requesting forgiveness when he enters combat against them.

He holds immense respect for Ishtar (out of appreciation for her skill with thunder magic) as well as Saias (for his tactical prowess), and it is revealed that he has seen the former as more than a friend. It is never known how he feels about Julius beyond the typical jealousy, due to his code of honor preventing him from objecting Julius's order to separate him from Ishtar.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
Mage Knight
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefBldMovLSMSPC
2048132015141812159552
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Ambush.gifVantage
Charge.pngCharge
Continue.png Adept
Big shield.gifPavise
FE5 Sword Icon.png Sword - A
FE5 Fire Icon.png Fire - A
FE5 Thunder Icon.png Thunder - A
FE5 Wind Icon.png Wind - A
FE5dimethunder.png Dire Thunder
Mastersword.gif Meisterschwert
FE5vulnerary.pngVulnerary

Strategy[edit | edit source]

In terms of one-on-one combat, Reinhardt is probably the strongest boss in the game. He has four powerful skills, a Dire Thunder tome, a Meisterschwert, five leadership stars, five movement stars, a PC of 2 (an utter rarity among bosses), and high stats to boot. If you have been using Olwen with the Vantage + Dire Thunder combo, Reinhardt has that too, but he is stronger than her thanks to his skills.

Reinhardt will not attack his sister Olwen, so first have her talk to Reinhardt to obtain the Blessed Sword. After this, based on Olwen's stats, she could potentially defeat Reinhardt by herself. If not, it is advisable to inflict Reinhardt with some kind of stat condition (have the status inflicter be boosted by the Magic Up Staff or Pure Water) and finish him off. Because Cowen possesses a Berserk, the player should have access to status conditions so long as Tina has enough magic to steal it after receiving a magic boost. A berserked Reinhardt could theoretically destroy his entire battalion and even capture Cowen. When and if he is defeated, usually as a result of ballista shots, what remains of his squadron will leave the field .

If neither option is suitable, you should boost Tina's magic with a Magic Up Staff and have her steal his Dire Thunder so you can finish him off with ranged attacks. Another option is to put Mareeta in range to attack him with Mareeta's Sword. Since it has Nihil, it will disable his skills.

Another way to weaken him is to use a character with no weapons or items to act as bait for Reinhardt. Reinhardt will capture them which will lower his stats, allowing him to be defeated easier. However, this risks losing a unit if Reinhardt manages to escape.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Thunder's Fist
Formidable and admired mage knight in Friege's army. Ever ready to lend an ear to his younger sister, Olwen. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Reinhardt Sprite (3* & 4*).pngTitle
Thunder's Fist
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
31/34/37
6/7/8
25/28/31
4/5/6
17/20/23
3/4/5
20/23/26
6/7/8
19/22/25
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png ElthunderFEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Reinhardt Sprite (3* & 4*).pngTitle
Thunder's Fist
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
32/35/38
7/8/9
27/30/33
4/5/6
18/21/24
3/4/5
21/24/27
7/8/9
21/24/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Thoron
FEH skill special.png Rising Thunder
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Reinhardt.PNGTitle
Thunder's Fist
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
7/8/9
29/32/35
5/6/7
20/23/26
4/5/6
23/27/30
7/8/9
22/25/28
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Dire Thunder
FEH skill special.png Rising Thunder
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngThunder---
Elthunder-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
ThoronElthunderFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Dire ThunderThoronFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH skill special.pngRising Thunder-FEH Star Rarity 3.pngFEH Star Rarity 4.png
Blazing ThunderRising Thunder-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
BFEH Vantage 1.png Vantage 1--
FEH Vantage 2.png Vantage 2FEH Vantage 1.png Vantage 1FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Vantage 3.png Vantage 3FEH Vantage 2.png Vantage 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png
CFEH Spur Atk 1.png Spur Atk 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Spur Atk 2.png Spur Atk 2FEH Spur Atk 1.png Spur Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Spur Atk 3.png Spur Atk 3FEH Spur Atk 2.png Spur Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]

Reinhardt has one of the most infamous reputations in Heroes as a widely used and powerful player turn character. While his Spd may not cry out offensive powerhouse, has Atk is strong enough to make full usage of his personal tome that is the cornerstone to his presence in the Heroes meta. Despite its evolution and many new character receiving fancier weapons, he has maintained a comfortable spot as one of the most powerful and easily accessible Blue Tome units and is especially powerful thanks to his status as a cavalier unit as well. It also does not help that his easy access makes him an excellent budget unit to make.

While he shares Dire Thunder with his sister for a personal weapon, Reinhardt's higher Atk makes his attacks more powerful than Olwen, but he does trade this off for not being able to potentially quad attack with the tome. Given their respective Spd, it is unlikely that Olwen can quad attack her opponent to grant her a higher damage output, thus many prefer Reinhardt as a result since not only is he more accessible, but also his Spd is so low that the Spd penalty Dire Thunder inflicts, -5 Spd, hardly changes up his match ups. In his case, Reinhardt can deal two consecutive 41 neutral Atk in magic damage to his opponents, thus bringing it to a base 82 damage not factoring skills. Very few units in the beginning could survive this and many Red, Colorless, and even Blue units do not like being at the receiving end of this attack.

Reinhardt comes with Blazing Thunder, a moderately powerful AOE special attack, but overall would rather have raw attack boosts to obliterate his enemies. He runs Vantage, which has its uses, but unfortunately Dire Thunder does not keep its effects in the enemy turn, thus he can use it only to finish off a target he failed to deal with and is weak enough to use it. Finally he has Goad Cavalry, a great supportive option if placing him on a Horse team. Due to his ease of access since he can be pulled at 3 and 4-Star while his sister is a 5-Star exclusive, Reinhardt is a fairly common unit found in Arenas and is a top tier character as a result.

Counters[edit | edit source]

Reinhardt is much more easily dispatched on the enemy turn by most direct fighters since he cannot counter attack him. His low speed mean that a majority of characters can double him if they either survive his onslaught or get to him first and his average Def and Res means that many hyper offensive characters and strong characters can double him. Defensive turn green units like Fae, Deirdre, and Winter Lissa easily take care of him, even when he tries to take advantage of his strengths. High resistance units also can weather his attacks and retaliate strongly. Felicia is a good example of a hard Reinhardt counter in this regard. Finally, as a Cavalry, most units with Cavalry slaying weapons like Female Robin, Micaiah, and Ursula. Brave Micaiah is his strongest counter as she has the unit effectiveness plus color advantage.

Skill Inheritance Options[edit | edit source]
First and foremost Death Blow is an absolute must for Dire Thunder Reinhardt to maximize his player turn damage. A +Atk IV Reinhardt with Death Blow can reach a base attack of 50 that has the brave Effect, leaving few units who can survive that much raw damage. Luna is an overall better attacking skill for Reinhardt as his attacks quickly charge it, letting him dispatch foes quicker. However, Moonbow can be used especially in conjunction with Quickened Pulse for his seal to allow his first round of combat to activate it. Lancebreaker is a solid Skill B to expand his target options, though he needs to be mindful of Berkut's Lance wielding enemies. If willing to sacrifice a Spring Catria for Chill Resistance to weaken certain targets, though its preference of targeting the unit with the highest Res may lead to awkward situations where it is debuffing the one character that will kill him even with it. Hone Cavalry can substitute Goad Cavalry to assist cavalry allies with its stat increase without them needing to stick to him. Finally, Reposition is his best support skill for unit placement manipulation.

Thunder's Sword
A formidable mage knight in Friege's army and Olwen's older brother. He was defeated by Prince Leif. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Sword Reinhardt.PNGTitle
Thunder's Sword
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
8/9/10
32/35/38
5/6/7
20/23/26
6/7/8
28/31/34
5/6/7
24/28/31
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Meisterschwert
FEH skill special.png Buckler
FEH Sword.png Sword

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Silver Sword---
Meisterschwert-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngBuckler-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
PaviseBuckler-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH Death Blow 1.png Death Blow 1--
FEH Death Blow 2.png Death Blow 2FEH Death Blow 1.png Death Blow 1-
FEH Death Blow 3.png Death Blow 3FEH Death Blow 2.png Death Blow 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Vantage 1.png Vantage 1--
FEH Vantage 2.png Vantage 2FEH Vantage 1.png Vantage 1-
FEH Vantage 3.png Vantage 3FEH Vantage 2.png Vantage 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Spur Atk 1.png Spur Atk 1--
FEH Spur Atk Def 1.png Spur Atk/Def 1FEH Spur Atk 1.png Spur Atk 1-
FEH Spur Atk Def 2.png Spur Atk/Def 2FEH Spur Atk Def 1.png Spur Atk/Def 1FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Lightning's Rondo
A shining example of the mage knights of Friege's army. Leads his partners with nimble, precise steps. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Reinhardt Lightning's Rondo Sprite.pngTitle
Lightning's Rondo
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
34/38/41
7/8/9
31/34/37
3/4/5
18/21/24
2/3/4
24/27/30
5/6/7
22/25/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Vafþrúðnir
FEH skill support.png Dance
FEH Wind Tome.png Tome

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngWind---
Elwind---
Rexcalibur---
VafþrúðnirRexcaliburFEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngDance-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
AFEH Death Blow 1.png Death Blow 1--
FEH Death Blow 2.png Death Blow 2FEH Death Blow 1.png Death Blow 1-
FEH Death Blow 3.png Death Blow 3FEH Death Blow 2.png Death Blow 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Chill Res 1.png Chill Res 1--
FEH Chill Res 2.png Chill Res 2FEH Chill Res 1.png Chill Res 1-
FEH Chill Res 3.png Chill Res 3FEH Chill Res 2.png Chill Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1--
FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1-
FEH Hone Atk 3.png Hone Atk 3FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
25px Joint Hone AtkFEH Hone Atk 3.png Hone Atk 3FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Fighting Reinhardt[edit | edit source]

“This must be fate... Forgive me...”
—Reinhardt's battle quote

Defeating Reinhardt[edit | edit source]

“I am... undone...”
—Reinhardt's death quote

Releasing Reinhardt[edit | edit source]

“...May we meet again.”
—Reinhardt's release quote

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Reinhardt/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

Reinhardt is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Reinhardt bears strong resemblance to the crusader Thrud, the founder of Reinhardt's homeland Friege, who also wielded lightning magic.
  • Reinhardt shares his English voice actor, Christopher Corey Smith, with multiple characters from different games:
  • Reinhardt is the winner of the 17th Voting Gauntlet (Clashing Thunderers) in Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • Reinhardt came in 584th place overall in the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends popularity poll. He had 137 votes.
    • In the Choose Your Legends Round 2, Reinhardt came in 5th place for males and 11th overall. This time, he had 15,931 votes.
    • In the Choose Your Legends Round 3, Reinhardt came in 8th place for males and 18th overall. This time, he had 10,793 votes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Reinhardt/Gallery.
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