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“Believe me, lass, I ain’t worried about a couple sea rats. All I’m worried about is if you can pay. I don’t work charity cases. Especially when I’m risking my own neck.”
—Saber to Celica in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Saber is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 34 years old.


In the past, Saber was an ace soldier within the Rigelian army, but he fell into a trap devised by noblemen who scorned his common upbringing, and he lost one of his eyes. Betrayed by an ally who he considered a friend, he challenged them to a duel and emerged victorious. However, his opponent died and because private duels carry the death penalty in the Rigelian army, he was forced to flee to Zofia and become a mercenary.

While he was drinking at a tavern around Novis Greatport, he accepts Celica's request to protect her group during their seaborne journey to Mila Temple after she offers her Golden Dagger as payment. Ever since his employment, Saber more or less acts as Celica's advisor, albeit an unconventional one. Arriving at Zofia Castle, he points out that she does not seem as impressed as Mae and Boey. After Celica accepts her heritage, Saber swears fealty to her and becomes just as loyal as Mae and Boey. When Celica announces her intention to invade Rigel to retrieve Mila, Saber assures her that he has her back. At Duma's temple, he leads Celica's army in an attempt to rescue her.

After the war, Jesse asked for Saber's cooperation after recognizing his abilities. Together, the two faced the challenges of creating a mercenary nation head on, while Saber marries an unknown woman.


A coarse seaman with a dry sense of humor, Saber frequently debates at Celica's orders and often calls her out on her idealistic nature, aware of the necessity of violence. Despite this, Saber shows loyalty to whoever employs him and although jaded in his views in contrast to Celica, Saber pledges his loyalty to her after the reveal of her identity, showing his willingness and desire to fight for her cause.

Due to his occupation as a sellsword, said honor is often cast aside, as he usually works for whoever pays him well enough, well known for having just as easily done shady services in the past with the right coin.

With a reputation for drinking and chasing skirts that even Jesse claims Saber is known for being a heartbreaker, he is far more insightful than most members of her party, as he catches on the quickest that Celica is not just any priestess, and understands her intentions better than most.


Fire Emblem Gaiden[]


In Chapter 2, talk to him at the Novis Greatport.

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE2 Mercenary Map IconMercenary
MagicStarting Items

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 20% 15% 15% 10% 40% 0%

Learnt Magic[]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE2 Mage Map IconMage 1 Fire
5 Seraphim
FE2 Sage Map IconSage 1 Recover


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.

Saber is the first recruitable Mercenary available on Celica's route. He is also the first physical unit that Celica acquires, giving him an important role in the early game as one of the strongest and most durable fighter in Celica's army until the player recruits Valbar and Kamui. In the long term, his growth rates are very unusual for a mercenary, as he has notably high HP and defense growths, with mediocre skill and speed and only average strength. As Gaiden's promotion system lets your units jump straight into next class' base stats, this will not trouble him much as his promotions to Myrmidon and Dread Fighter will compensate for his low speed and skill growths with their high speed and skill bases. His high defensive growths will also make him one of the more durable members of Celica's team. Overall, his good stats, powerful class, and his great availability mean he will have little difficulty reaching his promotion thresholds before any other mercenaries in Celica's team, making him the earliest Myrmidon and Dread Fighter on her team.

With only a few weaknesses and advantages afforded to him by his class, great availability, and unique growth rates, Saber is one of the most powerful and long lasting members of Celica's team.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
FE15 Mercenary (Saber)Mercenary
MagicSkillsStarting Items
--Echoes golden dagger iconGolden Dagger

*Due to equipped Golden Dagger

Class Sets[]

Class Sets
Base Class First Tier Second Tier Third Tier Overclass
FE15 Villager (Saber)Villager FE15 Cavalier (Saber)Cavalier FE15 Paladin (Saber)Paladin FE15 Gold Knight (Saber)Gold Knight FE15 Skogul (Saber)Skogul*
FE15 Soldier (Saber)Soldier FE15 Knight (Saber)Knight FE15 Baron (Saber)Baron FE15 Spartan (Saber)Spartan*
FE15 Mercenary (Saber)Mercenary FE15 Myrmidon (Saber)Myrmidon FE15 Dread Fighter (Saber)Dread Fighter** FE15 Yasha (Saber)Yasha*
FE15 Archer (Saber)Archer FE15 Sniper (Saber)Sniper FE15 Bow Knight (Saber)Bow Knight FE15 Oliphanter (Saber)Oliphantier*
FE15 Mage (Saber)Mage FE15 Sage (Saber)Sage - FE15 Guru (Saber)Guru*

*DLC class; visit Shrine to access.
**Possible to loop back to Villager after Dread Fighter and Yasha.

Learnt Magic[]

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Saber)Mage 1 Echoes black magic iconFire
5 Echoes black magic iconSeraphim
FE15 Sage (Saber)Sage 1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
5 Echoes white magic iconPhysic
FE15 Guru (Saber)Guru 1 Echoes white magic iconLemegeton

Growth Rates[]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 35% 30% 35% 25% 45% 0%

Personal Max Stats[]

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 40 40 40 39 41 40


See also: Saber/Supports


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.

Saber's growths have been improved significantly, having much better growths in Echoes than in Gaiden. Like in Gaiden, Saber is the first recruitable melee unit in Celica's route, and with his solid HP and defense growth rates, he can, with a couple of levels, quickly become an important defensive unit early in the game. However, due to his improved growths in Echoes, when more melee characters are recruited, Saber's growths are high enough that he can stand out easier, especially since he can be a couple of levels higher by the time the next Mercenary, Kamui, is recruited.

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Hero from beyond Elyos and a strong, capable mercenary. He was hired by Celica to escort her across a sea frequented by pirates. A long-time adviser and guardian of Celica. A rogue with a good heart.
Bond Ring Saber
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank Spd +1
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank Dex +1 Spd +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank Dex +1 Spd +1 Res +1
Celica Emblem Ring Caring Princess FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank Dex +1 Spd +2 Res +1

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Driven Mercenary
A mercenary who will take on any job...if he's paid enough. His identity is a mystery but his skills are unquestionable. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[]

Heroes Saber SpriteTitle
Driven Mercenary
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge+FEH Sword Sword
Resplendent ✯✯✯✯✯
Resplendent Saber Heroes spriteTitle
Driven Mercenary
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Slaying Edge+FEH Sword Sword


FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Slaying Edge---
Slaying Edge+-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Golden DaggerSlaying Edge+-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialHoly Vestments-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AegisHoly Vestments-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH HP +3 HP +3--
FEH HP Spd 1 HP/Spd 1FEH HP +3 HP +3-
FEH HP Spd 2 HP/Spd 2FEH HP Spd 1 HP/Spd 1-
BFEH Shield Pulse 1 Shield Pulse 1--
FEH Shield Pulse 2 Shield Pulse 2FEH Shield Pulse 1 Shield Pulse 1-
FEH Shield Pulse 3 Shield Pulse 3FEH Shield Pulse 2 Shield Pulse 2FEH Star Rarity 5


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[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Driven Mercenary Saber
Savor driven mercenary pop01 Here's Saber! He was working as a mercenary on Novis until he joined up with Celica's group, who had set out on a journey to the Temple of Mila.
Savor driven mercenary pop02 Saber was once a member of the Rigelian army. Though he was of common background, he had a natural talent that saw him gradually rise to prominence.
Savor driven mercenary pop03 However, some unfortunate circumstances put an end to his career, and he was forced to flee the Empire. I hear that he still has family in his hometown, including a younger sister that looks a lot like Celica.
Savor driven mercenary pop04 As a driven mercenary who'd seen much of the world's true nature, Saber was able to support Celica a great deal. I hope we can count his support here in Askr too!
Closely Associated Characters
Celica The princess of Zofia; trained as a priestess. Caring toward others, and dislikes fighting. Bears the Brand on her right hand. She hires Saber with a golden dagger as payment.



“Keh, the hell...”
—Saber's death quote in Gaiden.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Saber/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes


Saber/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Fire Emblem Gaiden[]

(If Jesse is alive)
He joined the establishment of Jesse's kingdom. Meanwhile, he gets to cuddle with a lovely wife.
(If Jesse is dead)
Together with his lovely wife, he works towards the restoration of the Kingdom of Valentia.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

(If Jesse is alive)
Along with Jesse, Saber helped build the foundation for a new kingdom of, and for, mercenaries. He continued working as a sellsword for years to come and aided the One Kingdom on many occasions—always with his stunning bride by his side.
(If Jesse is dead)
Along with his stunning bride, Saber toiled to rebuild Valentia. Though he never officially enlisted as a knight, he put his mercenary skills and experience to work traveling the land and mediating local struggles—either with a fist of steel or a pint of ale.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Saber is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL8 258
CYL Saber SOV Portrait
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


  • Saber is the only male character in Gaiden who can use the Seraphim spell.
  • Saber shares his Japanese VA, Takehito Koyasu, with Awakening’s Lon'qu and Validar, FatesNiles and Three HousesSeteth
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Saber has a special quote if Celica dies, which of course goes unused, since Celica's death results in a Game Over. 
  • Saber has an unnamed sister whom he has lost contact with. He states that Celica reminds him of said sister. 
  • In Saber's ending, he marries a woman whose name is not mentioned. In Katsuyuki Ozaki's illustration, it is said that Genny develops feelings for him at some point, due to her fondness of older men. In Genny's ending, it is stated that she marries a man no one would expect, hinting at the possibility of Genny being that unnamed woman whom Saber marries. However, no further evidence to support this pairing exists and their endings do not change if the other is killed, casting doubt on this theory.
  • Saber is the only one to change victory pose if promoted (if Overclasses aren't counted). As a Mercenary, he sticks his sword in the ground and leans on it. As a Myrmidon and Dread Fighter, he leans his sword on his shoulder.
  • Saber's artwork from Echoes depicts him wielding a Steel Sword.


See main article: Saber/Gallery.