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“Hey. Where are you going? Come on. Over here, over here! Lord Hector said you have to stay by my side, no matter what, right? I am a sweet, helpless little cleric... You have to protect me!”
—Serra to Matthew in The Blazing Blade

Serra is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She is a high-maintenance cleric who is a member of the St. Elimine Church, and believes she deserves praise from everyone around her. Serra is sixteen years old in Lyn's story and seventeen years old in Eliwood's and Hector's story.

Profile

Serra, for unknown reasons, was left by her family to be raised in a scanty convent, near the Etrurian/Ostian frontier, where she studied the teachings of St. Elimine. During her childhood, she was greatly neglected and mistreated, a miserable past that would contribute to her personality later on. Eventually, she became a cleric and entered service in Ostia. Serra claims to be from a noble family of Etruria, but it's not clear if she telling the truth or is making up her past to cope with her bad childhood, seeing that she doesn't know where her family lands are, nor has contact with her parents.

Lyn's Story

Journeying to Ostia with her less-than-enthusiastic escort, Erk, Serra becomes entangled with Lyn's group on the border between Sacae and Lycia. Much to the displeasure of her escort, Serra joins Lyn on her quest to reunite with her grandfather. After Lundgren is killed and Caelin's monarchy restored, Serra and Erk depart, and both part ways at Ostia. If Serra is attacked and defeated by an enemy in Chapter 5, she will instead send Erk with Lyn, stating that she is too hurt to continue, staying behind alone to wait for her wounds to heal.

Eliwood and Hector's Story

Serra is encountered again in Lycia, as part of Hector's group. Seeing Eliwood and his knights harassed by bandits, Hector orders her and Matthew to stay back while he and Oswin assist Eliwood. Serra, along with Hector's group, then joins up with Eliwood's party.

In Chapter 15E/16H, Serra can speak to Lyn, where, true to her misplaced pomposity, she will declare her all-too-noble intention to save Lyn. At this stage, Serra also establishes that she considers Lyn to be a dear friend.

Thereafter, Serra accompanies Eliwood, Hector and Lyn on their quest to first locate Eliwood's father Lord Elbert and later defeat Nergal and his morphs.

At the end of this journey, Serra returns to Ostia and relaxes. Depending on her supports, Serra could potentially be paired up with Erk, Matthew or Oswin.

Personality

Serra is outspoken, with a relentless and forceful personality. Due to her misfortunes as a child, Serra developed a high-maintenance, egotistical, and somewhat cowardly personality, one coupled with a talkative inclination. Her unrestrained behavior is the main irritation for most of of the army. But for some characters like Matthew and Erk, she eventually shows her vulnerable side, where she drops her princess-like façade to reveal a fragile psyche, pointing towards the fact that her personality is just a way for her to get attention, something that she longed for but never got as a child.

Serra also shares a rather amusing one-sided "rivalry" with Lucius in their support conversations. She mistakes Lucius for an exceptionally beautiful woman and treats him with disdain and jealousy at first, although both eventually become fast friends after she learns that their upbringing is similar. Serra also is shown to admire Hector, who in turn makes fun of her, as they developed a rocky but comical relationship.

In-Game

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Description: A cleric in service to House Ostia. Headstrong and bold.

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE7 Cleric Map Sprite.gif ClericGBAThunder.gif Thunder
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
11725862545
WeaponStarting Items
Staff.gif Staff - DHeal.gifHeal
Vulnerary.gifVulnerary

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 50% 30% 40% 60% 15% 55%

Supports

See also: Serra/Supports

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring.gif Guiding Ring or Earthseal.gif Earth Seal FE8 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
1 +3 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Light.gifD Staff.gif+40

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.

Serra is your first Cleric and healer to join you in the entire game, which is pretty useful since most of your unpromoted units will be rather frail early on and appreciate her healing at any time. As a unit that cannot attack at all, she should be kept far away from combat all the time upon promotion, which is further emphasized by her horrible durability against physical attacks. This also makes most of her stats pretty redundant for most of the time, but her low base magic is remarkable nonetheless, since it keeps back her magic stat despite her good magic growth rate, especially considering she only gains 1 additional point of magic when she promotes to Bishop. Her speed, resistance and luck bases and growths are pretty decent though.

While Serra is quite useful early on due to her staff utility, she has trouble competing against later staff users: Priscilla comes with the advantage of being mounted and getting access to stronger Anima magic tomes. Serra also gets overshadowed by Lucius once he promotes to Bishop, since he'll have a lot more magic and a better light magic rank than her while also gaining a high staff rank. Canas and Erk only have an E staff rank when promoting, but come with the advantage of having superior combat and can make it to C staves before the first enemy status staves appear if they spam low level staves after early promoting. Thus, it's usually preferable to use at least your first two Guiding Rings to promote some of your other magic users.

However, depending on how much experience you want to feed to other combat units and how fast you make it through the earl ygame, it can happen that Serra get's into promotion range before Erk, Lucius or Priscilla. In this case, it might be worth considering promoting Serra early instead, just to have a staff user who can retaliate. While her combat isn't fantastic, she hits on enemy resistance which is usually low, and her decent speed allows her to double most enemies when using a Lightning tome, making her capable of dealing a fair amount of damage if she needs to fight (though it's unlikely she'll ever one round-KO any enemy at full hp). Her durability will still be low, but she won't get one-shot by any physical unit anymore and have decent avoid thanks to her luck and speed. Another Point in Serra's favor is her higher staff rank compared to Canas or Erk, which allows her to use higher level staves like Physic, Barrier or Restore without the need to grind up her staff rank, also making her a good candidate for promotion later on if you need an additional staff user. Her high staff rank is also a double-edged sword, as it is very easy for Serra to reach S Rank in staves. Because there are no S-Ranked staves for the player to use, this does nothing but harm Serra by locking her out of achieving an S Rank in Light. Players wishing to use Serra as their primary or only Bishop should take care to avoid this.

To sum it up, while Serra will most likely be outclassed by most other units with staff utility long term, but she can contribute by healing your units during the more difficult earlygame and accumulate experience without reducing the experience gain of your combat units. She is very unlikely turn into an amazing magic wielding juggernaut if promoted due to her low magic base and constitution, but always be a decent target for your Guiding Rings thanks to really good staff utility and the low resistance as well as shaky hitrates enemies have throughout the game.

Serra also fits the Lena archetype, due to her relationship with the thief Matthew.

Fire Emblem Awakening

SpotPass

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Cleric Map Sprite.gifCleric
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
1423111131614+46135
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Miracle (FE13).pngMiracle
Healinghearticon.pngHealtouch
Luck+4.pngLuck +4
StaffIconFE13.pngStaff - CPhysic FE13 Icon.pngPhysic*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes

Outspoken Cleric
Cleric who thinks less of others, more of herself. Serves Hector, brother of the Marquess of Ostia. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Base Stats

Rarity:

✯✯✯
Heroes Serra Sprite (3*).pngTitle
Outspoken Cleric
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
27/30/33
4/5/6
23/26/29
7/8/9
24/27/30
2/3/4
15/18/21
7/8/9
26/29/32
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Mend
FEH skill special.png Swift-Winds Balm
FEH Staff.png Staff
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Serra Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Outspoken Cleric
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
14/15/16
28/31/34
4/5/6
24/27/30
8/9/10
26/29/32
2/3/4
16/19/22
8/9/10
28/31/34
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Recover
FEH skill special.png Swift-Winds Balm
FEH Staff.png Staff
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Serra Sprite (4* & 5*).pngTitle
Outspoken Cleric
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15/16/17
30/33/36
5/6/7
27/30/33
8/9/10
27/31/34
3/4/5
18/21/24
8/9/10
30/33/36
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Recover+
FEH skill special.png Swift-Winds Balm
FEH Staff.png Staff
Resplendent ✯✯✯✯✯
Resplendent Serra Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Outspoken Cleric
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
32/35/38
7/8/9
29/32/35
10/11/12
29/33/36
5/6/7
20/23/26
10/11/12
32/35/38
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Recover+
FEH skill special.png Swift-Winds Balm
FEH Staff.png Staff

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngAssault---
Absorb--FEH Star Rarity 3.png
Absorb+Absorb-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngHeal---
Mend-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
RecoverMendFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Recover+RecoverFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngImbue-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
Swift-Winds BalmImbue-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
CFEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Hone Atk 1.png Hone Atk 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Hone Atk 3.png Hone Atk 3FEH Hone Atk 2.png Hone Atk 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

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

Serra was among the host of Infantry Staff units to join Heroes as a part of its launch roster. Unfortunately for her, this was mostly a weak point in the future of the game's lifespan as consistently stronger, more focused units were released after her. Her Atk and Spd are middling for a Book I healer at 31 and 30 respectively. She has decent Book I magical bulk scoring 66. Her physical bulk is low, leaving her extremely vulnerable to a host of common host of Heroes who can easily dispatch her. Both Dragonflowers and her Resplendent forms do give her a general boost and makes her at least decent when compared to units released after. She mostly underperforms unlesss heavily invested in, but given the ease of acquiring extra copies of her, she can make for a passable high merge unit, though perhaps her true potential will be seen once she gains a personal weapon.
Absorb+ is her starting staff which restores her own HP based on 50% of the damage she dealt to her opponent. Thankfully she can inherit either Wrathful Staff or Dazzling Staff, the former allowing her staff damage to deal normal damage while the latter negates opponent counterattacks if she initiates combat. The downside is it has low Mt of 7, so her weapon damage is low on its own.
Recover heals her ally up to 50% of her HP +10 extra health. Swapping it out for Imbue may also be worth considering as the flat +10 HP can save a heavily wounded ally in a pinch. It is a solid flat recovery and having a decent Atk stat, she can heal about 30 HP or so per use. Swift-Winds Balm gives Spd+4 to all allies for 1 turn when it activates, a rather paltry stat incrase, but it does not hurt to give it. Hone Attack grants allies ajacent to her at the start of her turn a visible Atk+4 boost.

Counters

Serra lacks a lot of power, meaning that she has difficulty dealing meaningful damage to even some modestly bulky units. Many units with at least half decent magical bulk removes any sort of threat that she possibly has and can easily deal with her either by counterattack or on their next turn. Her magical bulk does allow her to survive a small number of magic users every now and then, but most physical units will easily cleave through her low Def.

Skill Inheritance

Pain is overall the best inheritable staff that she can inherit as the splash damage it deals after battle deals far more damage than her usual in combat damage. It also syncs nicely with the standard Wrathful Staff/Dazzling Staff combo plus Savage Blow Skill C and Seal combination that most staff units are known for maximizes the splash damage she can inflict of her foes. As for which between the Wrathful or Dazzling Staff skill, either works, but it is a bit of a risk to inherit one as she may get her exclusive staff in the future which may end up wasting a use of the skill so inherit with caution. Skill A is basically dependent on whether or not the focus is more on her Atk, her primary means of boosting her damage in battle, and either her Spd or Res as boosting the former helps her to deal more damage while the latter helps to resist more mages. As for her Special, mainly for scoring, any combo stat boosting staff special works, though Windfire Balm is the most popular of the choices. Heavenly Light can spread the healing and Miracle can save her in a pinch. Physic is a solid replacement for Recover as it allows her to heal an ally from a distance, thus keeping her slightly farther away from danager as she heals her allies.

Quotes

Fire Emblem Blazing Blade

Recruit Conversation

  • Lyn: Um, excuse me... Hello?
  • Serra: Hm?
  • Lyn: Why are you fighting these bandits?
  • Erk: ... It just happened.
  • Serra: That's not true! Those ruffians thought that we were with you!!! You got us into a terrible situation! Now, how are you going to get us out?
  • Erk: Serra, if you'd not been so meddlesome, this all could have been avoided. My apologies. Please trouble yourself with us no more.
  • Lyn: But...If you're going to have to fight anyway, shouldn't we team up? It will end things faster, right?
  • Serra: That's true. Yes! A good idea. Erk! Go and help these ladies.
  • Erk: But I... Fine!
  • Lyn: Very good. My name's Lyn. So tell me, will you join arms with us?
  • Serra: Yes, we'd be glad to. My name is Serra. This is my escort, Erk. Be a good boy, and go fight now, Erk.
  • Erk: ...Sigh...

If deployed in Chapter False Friends quote

“Uh-oh! I think we've been surrounded! Uh...but I'm not worried a bit. I'm with you after all, Mark. We make quite a team. Right. Come on, Mark! Let's get started!”
—Serra in The Blazing Blade

Final Chapter: Light Quote

“Blessed Saint Elimine, grant us the strength to win this with ease.”
—Serra in The Blazing Blade

Death Quote

“Ooh! Why me? This is SO annoying!”
—Serra's death quote in The Blazing Blade

Defeat Quote in Lyn's Story

  • Serra: Owww! This can't be happening! Why me!?
  • Lyn: Serra!
  • Serra: I... I'm going to excuse myself for a moment. I'll see you later.

Defeat Quote in Chapter 5 as a green unit

“Oooh! This is unbearable! I suppose I'll just have to lie here and play dead for a while.”
—Serra when defeated in Beyond The Borders before she is recruited

Fire Emblem Heroes

Serra/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings

Lyn's Story

Serra - Cleric of Ostia

Ultimately, Erk succeeds in seeing Serra safely to Ostia. While her behavior is irritating at best, she is sorely missed. Her ascerberic tongue has become legendary.

Eliwood's/Hector's Story

Serra - Outspoken Cleric

Serra returned to Ostia. She spent much time tending to her own affairs, but lately, she has begun to enjoy her free time.

Serra and Erk

After the battle, Erk returned to his studies. His newfound feelings for Serra were an unwelcome distraction. In Ostia, Serra declared she would “live for love” with Erk, and Marquess Ostia gladly saw her off.

Matthew and Serra

Matthew returned to Ostia, where he led the network of spies for the new marquess. During this hectic time, his thoughts turned to Serra. Thanks to her, the pain of losing Leila slowly became more bearable.

Oswin and Serra

Oswin returned to Ostia, where his duties as minister to the new marquess kept him busy. Serra clung to him intensely, despite his protests. Finally, her innocent stubbornness won his heart and eased his weary mind.

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Serra 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 133
The Blazing Blade
2,203
CYL2 291
↓158
The Blazing Blade
750
↓1,453
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 292
↓1
The Blazing Blade
715
↓35
CYL4 296
↓4
The Blazing Blade
428
↓287
CYL5 248
↑48
The Blazing Blade
345
↓83

CYL6 305
The Blazing Blade
250

Etymology

Serra is the Portuguese word for "hill", "saw" and is also a common surname. Sarah, which is also a name which Serra is derives from, means princess in Hebrew.

Trivia

  • Three of the units in Serra's SpotPass team in Fire Emblem Awakening represent the three characters she can be paired with:
  • She uses a remix of Cath's leitmotif from The Binding Blade in scenes where she is the focus.
  • Her map and battle sprites as a Cleric are unique to her, as all other female healers from the GBA games have a veil that cover their hair. Serra on other hand, not only misses the veil, but her hair is also styled in pigtails in both sprites.
    • If she promotes, her map sprite will gain the veil, but not her battle sprite, which still shows Serra without it.

Gallery

See main article: Serra/Gallery.
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