“I am Roshea of the Aurelis Knights. I don’t want to fight, but I can’t betray my companions. Please forgive me...”
—Roshea's boss quote in FE3.

Roshea is a recurring character in the Archanea series.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Roshea is a member of Hardin's army who joined Marth in his first campaign against Medeus and later joined the Wolfguard.

It is said prior to the start of the game, he was a slave but was freed by Hardin. He is one of the two knights Hardin chose to bring with him in Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga, though other than a unique death quote he does not have any new dialogue.

Unlike Wolf, Sedgar, and Vyland, Roshea was doubtful whether Hardin was himself or not after his fall to madness in the second game, but sticks with his friends. Afterwards, however, Roshea once again joins Marth in trying to wake Hardin up, though he fails. In the end, he settled in a town and often offers a prayer for Hardin's soul.

According to the Takayashiki Hideo's Mystery of the Emblem novel adaptation, Roshea is 18 years old. [1]

Roshea can be recruited by visiting the village to the southeast in chapter 19 in New mystery of the Emblem. He can then be used to recruit Vyland who will appear (as an enemy) from southeast at the end of 5th turn.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Cavalier Map Sprite.gif Cavalier
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
31865747078
WeaponStarting Items
Sword
Lance
Iron Lance
Iron Sword

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 40% 50% 10% 10% 30% 10% 0%

Promotion[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knight Crest FE1 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin

Overall[edit | edit source]

Roshea tends to be regarded as a filler unit in his first appearance, largely owing to both his mediocre statline and heavy competition from the large number of other cavaliers and paladins. A particular sticking point is his Speed, with a pathetic 10% growth practically demanding an early promotion and a Speed Ring to hope at resolving. That said, cavalier in itself is a good enough class to make him somewhat redeemable, due to its high Movement and access to two good weapon types. Roshea boasts a decent Weapon Level, giving him the ability to wield a Silver Lance at base, though he will need good luck with a 30% growth or a promotion to wield a Silver Sword. Generally, he is more competent than he looks, but he will take a lot of work to stand out beyond that.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
836128103116810
WeaponStarting Items
Sword(Dismount)
Lance(Mount)
Silver lance icon.pngSilver Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
80% 40% 50% 40% 50% 30% 30% 3%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Note: Relevant to Book 1 only.

Item Required Promoted Class
Knight Crest (FE3).pngKnight Crest FE3 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin
1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +6 Varies +1


Overall[edit | edit source]

Roshea has seen a fairly substantial buff in Book 1, in the form of very considerable boosts to his Speed and Defense growths, giving him a small niche as the sturdiest of the various cavaliers (though they remain generally superior to him) and mostly fixing his Speed problem. He is hurt by the need to dismount, but he can slot onto a team very effectively, and needs far less investment to fill in competently.

On Book 2, Roshea is a very different unit, and a considerably worse one. This owes to him joining extremely late, in a class that has only grown more saturated since Book 1, with an army that has been leveling with Shards for the whole game. Consequently, Roshea's very mediocre statline gives him very little reason to be used at a point when many characters in the army are likely to be capping out. Midia is a further point against him due to joining one chapter later with far better stats. Worst of all, most of the remaining maps are primarily or entirely indoors, meaning the main selling point point to Roshea's class no longer applies for nearly all of his availability. Roshea serves very little purpose in the army, and can be ignored without missing much at all.

Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE3 Cavalier Map Sprite.gifCavalier
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
12265747079
WeaponStarting Items
Sword(Dismount)
Lance(Mount)
Iron lance icon.pngIron Lance
FE3 Iron Sword.pngIron Sword

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE11 Cavalier Map Sprite.gifCavalier
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
32260574709
WeaponStarting Items
Sword - E
Lance - D
FE11ironlance.pngIron Lance
FE11ironsword.pngIron Sword

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 40% 0% 55% 10% 10% 20% 0%

Overall[edit | edit source]

Roshea is often not used in Shadow Dragon due to the fact that many Cavaliers join before​ him, and have greater potential. Although he is expected to come close to reaching the health cap of 60 without Seraph Robes on average, his strength is roughly on par with Abel's, who joined four chapters earlier (eight chapters earlier on Normal Mode) and will be at a higher level by the time he joins. On top of that, he is further hampered by his terrible speed, and he will be doubled by Wyvern Riders and struggle to land doubles even on Generals, making him very difficult to use to his fullest extent.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Paladin Map Sprite.gifPaladin
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
83613115141012610
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - C
FE12 Lance.pngLance - B
FE11silverlance.pngSilver Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 50% 0% 60% 50% 70% 40% 10%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports

Supported by

Overall[edit | edit source]

The best thing about him is his growths, hands down. Like the rest of the Wolfguard, his growths in all stats are astounding, and he is the most balanced of them all. Unfortunately, he is unable to unlock the power that his growths could give him because he comes in so late in the game. His starting speed gives him a bit of an edge over Vyland, but his appallingly bad base stats combined with his high level make him a challenge to use even during the chapter in which he joins, even on the lowest difficulties. This is one character that will need immense amounts of stat boosting items, pity kills, and grinding if he is ever to get off the bench and join the team.

Ending[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Book 1[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Soldier

He retired from the army, but later returned and became a Paladin of Aurelis.

Book 2[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Soldier

After the war he went to Aurelis, perhaps to offer prayers for Hardin…

Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Hope

Roshea left the army, but later returned and became an Aurelian paladin. Records show he resided in Altea for a time.

New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Hope

"Roshea left for Aurelis after the war. Accounts are unclear, but some say he was present at Hardin's funeral..."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Recruit conversations[edit | edit source]

“Prince Marth, I am Roshea of the Aurelis Knights. I have King Aurelis’s permission to come here, and am awaiting your highness’ orders.I am truly sorry for the battle at the pass. To apologise to you, I will join and fight alongside your army. Marth, please watch over me!”
—Recruitment conversation with Marth in Mystery of the Emblem: Book 2
“Prince Marth... It is I, Roshea of the Wolfguard. I received King Aurelis's pardon and have been waiting for you. I am truly sorry for the battle of the pass. I realize that an apology means little, so I will now fight under your banner. But... the other Wolfguard members have all sided with the Archanean army. I wonder if I could persuade them. Vyland, at the least... Vyland might listen to what I have to say.”
—Recruitment conversation with Marth in New Mystery of the Emblem

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Glory to Aurelis!”
—Roshea's death quote in FE3


“Lord Hardin…”
—Roshea's death quote in FE3: Book 2 before recruitment


“Unnh! Coyote...”
—Roshea's death quote in Shadow Dragon


“Coyote...”
—Roshea's death quote in New Mystery of the Emblem ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~ before recruitment


“Ugh... That was... too much for me... I must withdraw for now...”
—Roshea's retreat quote in New Mystery of the Emblem's casual mode

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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