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“...Gwaar... Haaaarr... Haaaaaa... Shoulda brought... more priests... Or some...babies... Dang...”
—Schaffer's death quote

Schaeffer is a boss character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He is the leader of a group of bandits who have taken over Palmeni Temple. He was previously allied with the Daein army, which is why he is fearful of Ike's group attacking them. He uses the priests led by Tomenami to guard him. He says many things that imply he fears death. He is also revealed to fear the bird tribe; when a hawk attacks him, he orders all archers to attack the hawk.



Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Schaeffer Warrior Sprite WarriorFE9Fire Fire
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Colossus (FE9) ColossusFE9 Axe Axe - A
FE9 Bow Bow - C
FE9killeraxe Killer Axe
FE9killerbow Killer Bow*

* Dropped upon defeat


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.

Schaeffer starts the chapter wielding a Killer Axe, but he also carries a droppable Killer Bow. If you don't want to go through the priests and men protecting him, here is an easy way: In turn one, set up a little defense so your men don't get hurt. Then use Calill or someone capable of using a long range magic attack to attack him once. Then in the next turn use that unit twice (once with his/her regular attack and once with Reyson's help) which should kill him.

When fighting directly, it's advised to take the weapon that Schaeffer is not currently using so you can exploit that weakness. That is, if you steal his Killer Axe, use close-range attacks, and vice versa.


“Hey, robes! If I get so much as scratched, you better get to healing!”
—Schaeffer's battle quote

Battle Conversations[]

vs Ike[]

  • Shaeffer: Bah! So you've made it this far, have you? Tell me, how many pathetic priests did you have to kill to get here? Come on, five? More? They're pretty scrawny... You could probably take ten or so without breakin' a sweat.
  • Ike: Cowardly cur! Time to stop hiding and fight like a man!