Larcei, you're crazy! Prince Shannan is still at Aed Shrine, and Oifey hasn't made it back either. It's just us! How do you expect us to take them on!?”
—Scáthach in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Scáthach (romanized as Skasaher in the Fire Emblem Museum and Ulster in Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Heroes pre-update version 4.8.0 version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is a sword fighter hailing from the Kingdom of Isaach, the son of Ayra, and the twin brother of Larcei. After Seliph's army defeats the Grannvale Empire, Scáthach will return to Isaach with his lover (provided he does not inherit his father's homeland). If his cousin Shannan is dead, he will assume the Isaachian throne. His substitute character is Dalvin.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Like most of the other characters from the second generation, Scáthach has very generic lines as a result of sharing conversations with his counterpart. However, from his lovers' conversation with Lana in the final Chapter, it can be gathered that he is a kind-hearted young man, as well as adopting a well-tempered and cautious nature.

The mangas flesh out Scáthach's personality a little more. In the Mitsuki Oosawa version, in example, he and Larcei are the children of Lex and Ayra, and Scáthach himself has complicated thoughts on his heritage. He deeply loathes his uncle Danann for his horrible actions and the oppression he unleashes on Isaach, but has no enmity towards his cousins (Iuchar and Iucharba, whom he defends from resentful resistance fighters) and holds a deep love and respect of both his late father and the Neir bloodline as a whole.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood

Father:

Arden
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
132110121278060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Ambush.gifVantage
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Azelle
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
Fala Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifFjalar
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13083121487160Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Alec
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
130100141397060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Claud
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
Blagi Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifBragi
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
12882121396360Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Jamke
Dew
Naoise
Finn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
1301001414117060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Prayer.pngMiracle
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Beowolf
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
130110141387060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charge.pngCharge
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Chulainn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
131100141378060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Moonlight.gifLuna
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons).pngFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Midir
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
129100131477060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Pursuit.pngPursuit
Charge.pngCharge
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Lewyn
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
Holsety Holy Blood.pngMajor Holy Blood Indicator.gifForseti
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
13182141497160Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Continue.png Adept
Critical.gifCritical
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items
Lex
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Sword Fighter Sprite (M).gifMyrmidonOdo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifOd
Neir Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gifNeir
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
131100131398060Varies
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Awareness.gifNihil
Shooting Star Sword.gifAstra
Ambush.gif Vantage
Elite.pngParagon
Pursuit.pngPursuit
FE4 Sword.pngSword - AFE4Ironblade.gifIron Blade
Inherited Items

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Note: Holy Blood bonuses have already been taken into consideration.

Father:

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 65% 7% 55% 35% 20% 50% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 25% 42% 65% 65% 30% 30% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 45% 7% 85% 45% 40% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 25% 42% 65% 45% 60% 30% 52%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 65% 2% 55% 45% 50% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
95% 55% 12% 85% 55% 50% 50% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
125% 55% 7% 75% 35% 30% 50% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
115% 45% 7% 85% 45% 60% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
125% 55% 2% 85% 45% 30% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
155% 45% 7% 125% 45% 30% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
105% 45% 7% 75% 55% 20% 40% 7%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 25% 32% 85% 105% 30% 30% 12%
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
135% 55% 7% 65% 35% 30% 60% 7%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Promoted Class
FE4 Forrest Sprite (M).gif Hero
+5 +3 +2 +2 +2 +3 0

Overall[edit | edit source]

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.

Scáthach is virtually identical to his sister, Larcei, but has growth rates that more closely resemble those of his father. Thanks to his Od holy blood, his Skill and HP will always be fairly good. His Strength and Defense tend to be slightly better unless his father was a magic user, but the difference is for the most part insignificant and all of his stats tend to be good. Like Larcei, he has incredibly competent stats and amazing skills regardless of his parentage, but is held back by his lack of a mount, legendary weapon, or plausible way of attacking at a distance, making him somewhat inadequate, most obviously in comparison to Shannan. This is not to say that Scáthach is a bad unit, but he certainly has his weaknesses.

Unlike Larcei, he does not promote into a Swordmaster, but instead promotes to a Hero. In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Heroes are essentially inferior to Swordmasters aside from their better Magic stat, so this essentially ensures that Larcei will outperform her brother once both are at level 20 and that she will eventually hit higher caps than he does. Also unlike Larcei, there is no guarantee that he will be able to inherit any weapons at all.

Ultimately, despite his slight disadvantages against Larcei, Scáthach fulfills a virtually identical function. If the player is playing at anything less than a strenuous pace, Scáthach is an excellent way to dispose of enemies without resorting to legendary weapons.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

In Chapter 6, Scáthach may speak to Larcei, and she will gain one point of luck.

In the Final Chapter, if Scáthach is in love with Lana, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of resistance.

Love Growths[edit | edit source]

Original characters and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Awakening[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Myrmidon (M) Map Sprite.gifMyrmidon
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
15361412016121345
Skills
Avoid +10.pngAvoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei).pngVantage
LateInitiative.pngPatience

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

“W-what just happened... Larcei... It's all on you now...”
—Scáthach's death quote

Awakening[edit | edit source]

“I'm Ulster. I hail from Tirnanog.”
—Ulster's SpotPass parley quote
“I hope our strength suffices...”
—Ulster's SpotPass battle quote
“Allow me to join you.”
—Ulster's SpotPass recruitment quote
“Depart in silence and you will be spared. ...No? Then accept your end.”
—Ulster's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“...Let us both pray you wield weapons better than you do vocabulary.”
—Ulster's battle quote versus Owain in Lost Bloodlines 1
“If you will not return to your world, then meet your end in mine!”
—Ulster's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“Are you trying to convince me or yourself? Raise your weapon!”
—Ulster's battle quote versus Owain in Lost Bloodlines 3
“...I wish you and I...had met as allies...”
—Ulster's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Your world breeds tough warriors...if they can withstand my sword...”
—Ulster's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Skasaher is a corruption of Scáthach, a figure in the Scáthach Cycle of Irish mythology. Scáthach was known for training the hero Cú Chulainn, and her name means "shadowy".

Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland; it includes the area currently known as Northern Ireland. It also lends its name to the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, in which Scáthach features.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update before Version 4.8.0, Scáthach was known as Ulster in Fire Emblem Heroes.
    • However, in Version 4.8.0 in Fire Emblem Heroes, the voice conversation line with Larcei and Kiran mentioning her twin brother's name has been removed while changing Ulster to Scáthach.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Scáthach/Gallery.
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