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“That I can meet such a beautiful woman... I feel blessed this day.”
—Saul in The Binding Blade.

Saul is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a cunning, perceptive healer with an important mission from the order of the St. Elimine Church.

He makes a brief cameo appearance in chapter 17 of the Hasha no Tsurugi manga.

Profile[]

While searching for the whereabouts of Bern’s missing Fire Emblem, Saul came into contact with Roy and his party who were taking care of Guinevere. For the sake of thoroughly investigating the matter, he joined Roy’s party to get closer to Guinivere

Personality[]

While he certainly is a faithful priest, Saul has an unconventional personality that hardly befits the cloak. Womanizing with every woman he sees, his actions and words sometimes gets people off-guard, causing his bodyguard Dorothy to remind him not to get into trouble, and her fellow clergy member Elen to think whether he's fit for his job.

Despite that, when he received a mission from Yoder, Saul was seemingly capable to carry out his duty diligently, showing he is merely rough around the edges. He easily realises that Guinivere has the Fire Emblem itself in her possession and confronts her about it, and if he's chosen to face the corrupt Bishop Oro, he shows quite a sharp anger at his abuse of the people.

In Game[]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[]

Description: A traveling priest of the St. Elimine Church. On an important mission.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Priest Map Sprite.gif PriestGBAIce.gif Ice
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
520461022565
WeaponStarting Items
Staff.gifStaff - CMend.gifMend

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 40% 45% 45% 15% 15% 50%

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring.gif Guiding Ring FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
1 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Light.gif D Staff.gif +1

Supports[]

See also: Saul/Supports

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.

Upon joining, Saul has the best bases and the highest Staff rank out of all the unpromoted healers. He will likely be the first unit to reach a C-Rank as well as an A-rank in staves, meaning he will able to staves such as Physic, Rescue, Warp. Saul's better base magic also ensures that he will have better range when using these staves compared to Elen and Clarine.

Upon promotion, Saul gains an additional rank in staves, and a D-rank in Light magic. This is important considering that bishops have an EXP bonus from combat in FE6. More EXP would lead to more magic for Saul, further improving his warp range. He also has high speed, allowing him to double mercenaries, the fastest enemies in the game

Saul does get slightly outclassed by Cecilia when she joins due to her likely having a higher tome rank and having a mount, something Saul never gains. Saul's availability is better than hers, meaning he could possibly have an A-rank in staves by the time she joins. Saul would likely be on par or barely inferior to Niime once she joins, due to her high base magic and coming with an A-rank in staves (same with Yoder). But for most of the game, Saul is a useful unit.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Minister of Love
A holy priest of St. Elimine. Enjoys spending his time among women. Joining the bridal festival as an observer. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Saul Minister of Love Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Minister of Love
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
33/37/40
10/11/12
29/33/36
10/11/12
34/37/40
2/3/4
12/16/19
4/5/6
32/35/39
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Observant Staff+
FEH skill support.png Return+
FEH skill special.png Deluge Balm+
FEH Staff.png Staff

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngAssault---
Observant Staff---
Observant Staff+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill support.pngHeal---
Reconcile---
Return---
Return+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngImbue---
Still-Water Balm---
Deluge Balm---
Deluge Balm+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
AFEH C Duel Cavalry 1.png C Duel Cavalry 1--
FEH C Duel Cavalry 2.png C Duel Cavalry 2FEH C Duel Cavalry 1.png C Duel Cavalry 1-
FEH C Duel Cavalry 3.png C Duel Cavalry 3FEH C Duel Cavalry 2.png C Duel Cavalry 2-
FEH C Duel Cavalry 4.png C Duel Cavalry 4FEH C Duel Cavalry 3.png C Duel Cavalry 3FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Odd Recovery 1.png Odd Recovery 1--
FEH Odd Recovery 2.png Odd Recovery 2FEH Odd Recovery 1.png Odd Recovery 1-
FEH Odd Recovery 3.png Odd Recovery 3FEH Odd Recovery 2.png Odd Recovery 2-

Overall[]

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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[]

Quotes[]

Vs. Oro

  • Saul: With all the evil you've done, I dare say you've lost the right to call yourself a bishop.
  • Oro: Evil? I am simply living as I like. All deeds are righteous if done in the name of the gods. Very convenient, don't you think?
  • Saul: You're a disgrace to the church... Punishment awaits you!
“Fascinating... Now, shall we? ”
—Final Battle Quote
“Such is...my fate... ”
—Death Quote

Heroes[]

Saul/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Saul - Amorous Priest (野にある聖者 No ni aru seija, Priest of Freedom)
"Although the Church offered him the position of Bishop, Saul turned it down and chose to serve the people in his own way. His behavior always led to difficult situations."

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Saul 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 443
The Binding Blade
290
CYL2 528
The Binding Blade
213
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 452
The Binding Blade
202
CYL4 467
The Binding Blade
142

CYL5 364
The Binding Blade
152

Etymology[]

Saul comes from the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for" or "prayed for". . Two people named Saul are mentioned in the Bible. One was a king of the Jews who was jealous of David for the people's admiration, and tried to kill him multiple times, eventually falling in battle against foreign invaders.

The other was a missionary during the time of Ancient Rome who once persecuted Christians. One day Jesus appeared before him and said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." Saul was blinded by His divine countenance. After his sight was restored by a Christian named Ananias, Saul became a missionary for Jesus. He also Romanized his name, changing it to Paul. He became one of the most important figures in Christian history and is today known as Saint Paul.

Trivia[]

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Saul landed 32nd place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • Saul's portrait displays him with purple hair rather than the blue he is depicted with in every other source.
    • In Fire Emblem Heroes, he is depicted with violet hair, most likely as a medium of the two colors.

Gallery[]

See main article: Saul/Gallery.
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