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“You should know that I have no regrets about taking you outside those walls. Nothing makes me happier than helping you in whatever way I can.”
—Silas to Corrin

Silas is a playable character from Fire Emblem Fates. He is a Cavalier from Nohr and will accompany Corrin regardless of their decision.

Profile[]

Silas is a fledgling Knight of the Kingdom of Nohr and child of a Nohrian noble family, having known Corrin since childhood and considers them his best friend. One day, Silas decided to bring Corrin out of the Northern Fortress on a picnic. However, he was caught by the guards and was nearly executed if not for Corrin's strong opposition. Instead, he was banished from the fortress, but never forgot his friend. Silas decided to enlist in the Nohrian army, knowing that it was the best way to meet his friend again. If Silas achieves an S-Support, he will have a daughter named Sophie; if he marries Female Corrin or Azura, he will be the father of Kana/Shigure. He has the unruliest hair in the entire army.

Birthright[]

In Chapter 7, Silas leads a small attack force on a Hoshidan fortress on orders of King Garon. There, he finds Corrin whom he had not seen in many years. Silas hoped that he could talk Corrin into returning to Nohr, but Corrin refused and the two met in combat. Defeated by Corrin, he states that he is ready to be executed, but they refuse, wondering how the two know each other. Silas explained about their childhood together until his banishment. Corrin vaguely remembers him, but nonetheless decides to spare him and Silas decides to follow his best friend and joins the Hoshidan army, despite some wariness from Saizo.

In Chapter 12, when the plan to subdue Garon fails, Silas and the group attempt to retreat. During the escape, Xander arrives and he coldly brands Corrin a traitor and closes in on them with the intention of slaying Corrin with his retainers. Silas attempts to reason with him, but Xander refuses to listen. Fortunately, the Hoshidan army manages to escape via secret passage.

In Chapter 22, the Hoshidan army arrives at Windmire, only to find the capital void of life. As Ryoma and Corrin discuss how deserted the capital is, Silas explains to them that due to the threat of brigands and the Faceless, everyone stays inside, and the lack of resources forces Nohr into conquest. Upon hearing of this, Ryoma vows to support Nohr after the war, renewing Silas' loyalty to the crown prince.

After the war is over, Silas attends Ryoma's coronation.

Conquest[]

In Chapter 7, Silas arrives with Elise and her retainers in order to aid Corrin in their quest to quell the Ice Tribe rebellion at the behest of Xander.

In Chapter 8, Silas and Corrin's army heads toward the Ice Tribe Village, but they are caught in a blizzard that separates them. After regaining consciousness, Corrin formally meets him and under Silas' urging, manages to keep their true intents hidden. This proves to be for naught, as Elise flounces into the room and accidentally blows their cover, forcing them to fight against the Ice Tribe.

Silas follows Corrin's plan of hoping to ending the war with less violence and casualties. As Corrin's army later makes their way towards the destination of their mission, they need to pass through Fort Dragonfall, a location that Silas and Elise describes as a cadaver of a dragon which passed away years prior to the events of Fates. Silas, along with the army makes their way towards the Notre Sagesse. They find Takumi leading a sizable army to lay siege on the port of Dia. Silas and the army successfully repelled the Hoshidan army.

When Elise falls ill, Silas and the army proceed to the royal palace in Macarath to get her the medicine, but Ryoma and the Hoshidan army have already seized control of the place. Ryoma, upon meeting Corrin's army at the entrance, announces that he will only turn over the medicine if they return to Hoshido. Corrin refuses his offer, and they manage to repel Ryoma and his army, retrieving the medicine for Elise.

Silas subsequently aids Corrin's effort to put an end to the age-old conflict shared between Hoshido and Nohr. After the war is over, he attends Xander's coronation.

Revelation[]

Silas appears in Chapter 14 as the boss and joins the army at the end of the chapter. He was ordered by King Garon to kill Corrin, but when crossing blades, he could not bring himself to kill his best friend and Corrin notices his hesitation. After the battle, after telling their childhood story of their picnic, Corrin suddenly remembers Silas. Needing all the help they can get, Corrin asks Silas to join their cause which he accepts.

Silas subsequently aids Corrin's effort to put an end to Anankos' machinations. He then returns to Nohr, subsequently becoming the leader of the castle knights. If he marries Female Corrin, he will become the king of Valla

Paralogue[]

In Paralogue 5, Silas and the army happen to be in the area to put down a bandit gang attacking a town. Suddenly, he meets with his daughter Sophie, who was supposed to be in her Deeprealm. When he asks why she left her Deeprealm, Sophie plays off that her presence is merely because she heard the shouts of help through the portal; this makes Silas proud of her and asks her to join in battle, which she gladly accepts. At the end of the battle, Sophie is surprised that Avel followed her directions in battle, which Silas attributes to her more confident attitude. He reveals that he chose Avel for her horse because of his more demanding attitude, hoping that he would teach her to become a confident leader in the future. Proud to see how much his daughter has grown, Silas invites Sophie to come live with the army, an offer she gladly accepts.

Personality[]

Silas is very easy-going and selfless, indiscriminately expressing a willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. This fact can be derived across the vast majority of his supports; in his A-level support with Charlotte, for one, he insists on discussing the convoluted nature of her adolescence as a means to help her overcome the insecurities that are intrinsic to her personality. His supports with Jakob further sheds light on Silas' altruistic intentions, one that sees him revealing a stark discomfort at playing the role of confidant; when mocked for constantly seeking to aid others, Silas responds by admitting to feeling depressed when listening to their woes, owing to his inability to find the right advice to give them all the time.

Although he wants to help people better themselves, he can also be very opinionated and a surprisingly harsh critic, occasionally being insulting without intending to come across as such. His remarks about the various activities Kagero is doing in their Supports come across as vindictive (such as his comments about her art being "monstrous"), while his C Support with Hana has him technically insult her battle prowess by saying she was underwhelming and that Sakura deserves a better retainer.

Silas claims that his oath as a knight means more to him than anything else, even his own life. The reason he's okay with defecting is because he took that oath for Corrin's sake, so not defecting would actually have broken it more. His supports with Oboro also mention him going out of his way to save enemy civilians, and his supports with Hinoka reveal he lets enemies who surrender flee.

He is utterly devoted to Corrin above all else. He spent years working his way into the Nohrian army to become a knight in order to be reunited with them, and is willing to betray his country just to stick by their side.

Despite Silas' love for rendering assistance to the needy, he only does so out of a steadfast loyalty to Corrin; depending on the path chosen by Corrin, Silas will only be able to provide support to those who pledge allegiance to their cause.

In-Game[]

Base Stats[]

As an Enemy[]

Birthright Chapter 7 - A Vow Upheld[]

Revelation Chapter 14 - Orders[]

Xenologue 20 - End: Lost in the Waves[]

Starting Class
Mov
-

Starting Class
Paladin
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
203733 (30+2+1)*4 (3+1)*30 (29+1)*26 (25+1)*13 (12+1)*28 (25+2+1)*22 (19+2+1)*9 (8+1)*
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Defender (FE14)Defender
Aegis (FE14)Aegis
FE14 Sword Sword - A
FE14 Lance Lance - A
FE14SwordSteel Sword
FE14LanceSilver Lance

Starting Class
Mov
-

  • Guard stance with Enemy Paladin (+2 Str +2 Def +2 Res +1 Mov). Bonus +1 from Defender.

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 60% 50% 55% 50% 30%

◾ Note: Growth Rates are based on the character in their starting class

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 60% 50% 55% 50% 35%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Paladin

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 65% 5% 60% 45% 45% 60% 25%

Note: Growth Rates as a Great Knight

Max Stat Modifiers[]

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 0 +2 0 -1 0 -1

Class Sets[]

Standard Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Friendship Sets[]

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner Sets[]

Special Classes[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Supports[]

See also: Silas/Supports

Romantic Supports

Hoshido[]

Nohr[]

Other Supports

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Class[]

Silas performs the role of the typical early game Cavalier. His growth rates are ideal for his class, balancing out nearly all of his stats save Resistance and Magic which are low. Though recruited a little later than most Cavaliers usually are, he starts off perfectly capable for the rest of the game. His only starting class skill is Elbow Room which makes him great for open areas that lack terrain and will later obtain Shelter (should he remain a Cavalier) to rescue any wayward allied units that are in danger with his good turn movement distance. Shelter is especially useful in managing his personal skill safely.

Silas, true to his role as Corrin's childhood friend, benefits greatly off of them when they are present on the map. Should Corrin's health fall below 50%, Silas' personal skill, Vow of Friendship, activates, boosting his damage dealt and reducing damage taken both by 3. If using Corrin in a Guard Stance in that state, Silas can benefit not only off of the Guard Stance mechanic, but also the boost from his personal skill and Corrin's personal skill Supportive, giving him great bonuses to his damage dealt and hit rate while reducing incoming damage, all while keeping Corrin safe. Overall, Silas is a great unit for the front lines and provide decent map coverage to assist units in danger and bring them to safety while boosting himself until he drops them off.

His two promotions increases his battle capabilities. As a Paladin, he remains well rounded and is a solid choice for a basic final class. He first gains Defender further boosting his stats when using Shelter, and as mentioned above, provides more bonuses to his partnership with Corrin. Aegis is great to shave off mainly indirect damage, especially given his slight weakness to tomes. As a Great Knight, Silas trades some Speed and Resistance for more Strength and Defense. It also provides Luna for a solid attack skill and Armored Blow for less risk when initiating an attack.

Secondary Class[]

Silas gains access to Mercenary. This erases the movement advantage his base class provides, but it also allows him to take on foes with Beast Killers, who would ordinarily be a hard counter to him. This only really comes into play, however, in Conquest's higher difficulties. Beast Killers are virtually nonexistent otherwise, outside of My Castle battles. As a Mercenary, he gains Good Fortune and Strong Riposte. The latter of which is somewhat useful on top of Elbow Room, as it grants him even more damage. This reclass also grants him a slight boost to Speed and Skill, but it is generally not enough to push his Speed high enough to reliably double foes without a pair-up.

The real benefits of reclassing surface once he promotes. As a Hero, he may wield Hammers after a bit of training, allowing him to deal effective damage to enemy Generals and Knights without suffering weapon triangle disadvantage. Sol and Axebreaker are both useful abilities, and the latter comes just in time to help him out against the deadly Berserkers that plague Birthright's and Conquest's later chapters. As a Bow Knight, Silas regains his mount and gains access to Shurikenbreaker, an absolutely critical ability for dealing with Conquest's Chapter 25.

Friendship Class[]

  • Jakob: Jakob provides him with Troubadour, entailing the Strategist and Butler promotions. This is a hard class line to have Silas perform in, due to his abysmal Magic growth, meaning that the skills should be the only reason he is reclassed to this class set. The first skill that Silas will learn is Resistance +2, which can be useful due to his bad Resistance growth, but the boost is minor, so this skill can safely be switched to a more useful one; Gentilhomme can help any female units around him by making them more sturdy to attacks, but the boost again is minor, and the change is only visible if the female units have low Defense and/or Resistance. For the two promotions, Butler offers a boost to Strength, Speed and Defense while sacrificing some Skill, Luck and Resistance; Strategist takes a huge chunk out of his Skill growth, while offering a marginally higher Magic and Luck growths; Silas definitely performs better in Butler, due to his Magic being too low to take advantage of the boost offered by Strategist. For skills, Butler lets Silas learn Live to Serve, which isn't too useful due to his mediocre ability to heal; however, he can also learn Tomebreaker, which is extremely useful for patching up his shaky Resistance growth by making it easier to dodge and hit mages. From Strategist, Silas can first learn Rally Resistance, which is not too useful due to his build mainly focusing on an aggressive playstyle; also, he can learn Inspiration, which is a better skill than his previously learnt one Gentilhomme, meaning that it can replace it.
  • Kaze: Kaze provides him with Ninja, entailing the Master Ninja and Mechanist promotions. The first skill Silas will learn is Locktouch, which allows him to open doors and chests without keys. The second skill he learns, Poison Strike, allows him to shave off 20% of surrounding enemies HP after initiating battles. Master Ninja gives him access to Lethality, which isn't very useful given its low activation rate, and Shurikenfaire, which is only useful if keeping him in this class set as his other classes don't have access to Shurikens. Mechanist gives him access to Golembane, which isn't very useful due to the lack of golems outside of castle skirmishes, and Replicate, which allows him to be on two places of the map at once. Which can be useful if brought into his native class given the natural movement of his base class. Just be mindful around magic users.
  • Ryoma: Ryoma provides him with Samurai, entailing the Swordmaster and Master of Arms promotions. Silas can learn Vantage, which means he will strike first when he's below half health, and Duelist's Blow, which increases his Avoid by 30 when he initiates battle. From Swordmaster he can learn Astra and Swordfaire. From Master of Arms he can learn Seal Strength to lower the Attack of enemies he can finish off and Life and Death which is risky on him.

Partner Class[]

  • Azura/Hinoka - Azura provides Silas with Sky Knight and its promotions. Although he possesses very well rounded stats, on Hard and Lunatic difficulties Silas has difficulty doubling some types of enemies consistently without supports boosting his speed. After leveling up as this class, he gains Darting Blow, which gives units +5 speed on attacks they initiate, essentially allowing them a follow up attack on any enemy whose speed they match. This skill substantially improves the offensive capability of Silas and synergizes extremely well with the offensive capabilities of his base classes by compensating for his one real weakness. Alternatively, Silas can instead dedicate himself to aerial combat and become a high strength Falcon Knight, while having access to potent abilities such as Sol, Luna, and Aegis. As for their children, Sophie and Shigure both benefit from the well-rounded physical growths of their parents and access to the Sky Knight and Cavalier classes, respectively.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Loyal Knight
A newly appointed Nohrian knight and Corrin's childhood friend. Often asked for advice. Appears in Fire Emblem Fates.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Heroes Silas Sprite (3*)Title
Loyal Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
33/36/39
7/8/9
28/31/34
3/4/5
18/21/24
8/9/10
29/32/35
2/3/4
15/18/21
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel LanceFEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Silas SpriteTitle
Loyal Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
34/37/40
8/9/10
30/33/36
3/4/5
19/22/25
9/10/11
31/34/37
2/3/4
16/19/22
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Spear
FEH skill support Reposition
FEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Silas SpriteTitle
Loyal Knight
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
8/9/10
32/35/38
4/5/6
21/24/28
9/10/11
33/36/39
3/4/5
18/21/24
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Slaying Spear+
FEH skill support Reposition
FEH LanceLance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance-FEH Star Rarity 3-
Slaying LanceSteel LanceFEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Slaying Lance+Slaying LanceFEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
Sworn LanceSlaying Lance+FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill supportReposition-FEH Star Rarity 4-
AFEH Steady Stance 1 Steady Stance 1--
FEH Steady Stance 2 Steady Stance 2FEH Steady Stance 1 Steady Stance 1-
FEH Steady Stance 3 Steady Stance 3FEH Steady Stance 2 Steady Stance 2FEH Star Rarity 4
CFEH Even Def Wave 1 Even Def Wave 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Even Def Wave 2 Even Def Wave 2FEH Even Def Wave 1 Even Def Wave 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Even Def Wave 3 Even Def Wave 3FEH Even Def Wave 2 Even Def Wave 2FEH Star Rarity 5

Overall[]

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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Loyal Knight Silas
Silas loyal knight pop01 Silas hails from the Kingdom of Nohr. He's a genuine and friendly knight who shares a close, trusting relationship with Corrin!
Silas loyal knight pop02 Silas met Corrin when they were both still children. Feeling sorry for Corrin, who was locked away in a tower, he snuck in to visit.
Silas loyal knight pop03 Following this, Silas worked his hardest to become a knight so that he could serve Corrin one day. And wouldn't you know it, he succeeded!
Silas loyal knight pop04 Silas continued to give everything he could for Corrin, both as a retainer to the young royal and as a close friend as well. I hope the intimate bond they share guides them to a bright future!
Closely Associated Characters
Corrin A Hoshidan royal who was raised as a member of the Nohrian royal family and later forced to choose sides. Wields the divine blade Yato. Silas's friend since childhood.

Quotes[]

Fates[]

Silas/Quotes

Heroes[]

Silas/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Silas - Loyal Knight (友情の騎士, Yūjō no Kishi lit. Knight of Friendship)
Silas returned to Nohr to serve in the castle guard. His honest and dedicated nature earned him the title of lead knight. Records show Corrin and Silas remained friends for all their days.
Silas and Corrin (Birthright/Conquest)
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Corrin was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
Silas and Corrin (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Corrin ruling as the wise queen of Valla. Above all else, Silas loved and supported his wife as he trained the new order of Vallite knights.
Silas and Azura
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. There are few records of Azura beyond her marriage. She remains a historical mystery.
Silas and Beruka
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Beruka was torn about leaving Camilla but enjoyed having enough emotions for them to conflict.
Silas and Camilla
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Camilla, gave up her royal title and spent her days at home doting on her family.
Silas and Charlotte
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Records show his wife, Charlotte, was a caring wife and mother, and they had a happy life.
Silas and Effie
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Effie retired after getting married, but she and Elise remained best friends for the rest of their lives.
Silas and Elise
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Elise, grew out of her childish ways into a talented healer of extraordinary compassion.
Silas and Felicia
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Felicia gave up her career in the service industry for the military, ultimately becoming a commander.
Silas and Hana
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Hana, continued to serve Sakura, brightening all of their lives with her infectious optimism.
Silas and Hinoka
Silas served loyally as a Knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Hinoka, became general of the Hoshidan royal army and the two remained together always.
Silas and Kagero
Silas served loyally as a Knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Kagero remained a ninja. It is said that the couple got along, but didn't have much time together.
Silas and Mozu
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Silas and Nyx
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Nyx, was indispensable with her vast experience and magic abilities.
Silas and Oboro
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Oboro, worked hard and eventually was able to reopen her late parents' tailor shop.
Silas and Orochi
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Orochi, was completely indispensable, both through her intelligence and her future sight.
Silas and Peri
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Peri eventually learned the difference between right and wrong. It took a while.
Silas and Rinkah
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Rinkah's fiery personality ensured her husband's life was not boring, and they loved one another well.
Silas and Sakura
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Sakura, dedicated herself to helping the underprivileged, and the two worked happily together.
Silas and Selena
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. After marrying, he and his wife, Selena, disappeared from records. They likely lived happily ever after.
Silas and Setsuna
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Records show that his wife, Setsuna, stayed by his side and was a great source of support and joy.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Silas 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 103 CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
2,683
CYL2 128
↓25
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
2,032
↓651
CYL3 261
↓133
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
837
↓1,195
CYL4 337
↓76
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
344
↓493
CYL5 261
↑76
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
311
↓33
CYL6 242
↑19
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
373
↑62
CYL7 228
↑14
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
232
↓141

CYL8 250
↓22
CYL Silas Portrait
Fates
213
↓19

Etymology[]

Silas is the name of a companion of Paul, an early leader of the Christian community. Silas accompanied him on his missionary journeys. This may reference to Silas' unconditional partnership with Corrin when they both set out on a mission to bring peace to both kingdoms regardless of Corrin's choice.

Trivia[]

  • Silas shares his English voice actor, Antony Del Rio, with Percy.
  • Silas was voted as the 14th most popular male on Nintendo's official Fates character poll.
  • The favorite food that Silas packed for Corrin's picnic in their childhood differs in each route. In Conquest it is Veggie Chowder, in Birthright it is Surf and Turf, and in Revelation it is Tangy Coleslaw.
  • In Silas' A Support with Camilla, he confesses that he once loved her, and she reveals that she once felt much the same. This could go unrequited or not depending on whether they reach S Support with each other.
  • Silas' artwork from the 4koma Book depicts him wielding a Javelin.
  • A conversation during Odin and Felicia's B-Support is phrased in a way that might make people believe that Silas is on drugs. The European version made the implications more subtle.

Gallery[]

See main article: Silas/Gallery.
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