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“I'm Tormod. I may not look like it but I'm pretty much the most dangerous mage around!”

Tormod is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the leader of the Laguz Emancipation Army, befriending Sothe and being taken under Calill's tutelage during The Mad King's War.


Path of Radiance[]

Tormod is first seen in Chapter 15 with Muarim, fighting to free some Laguz from slavery. When he first sets eyes on Ike's forces, he jumps to the conclusion that they are acting on Begnions orders to wipe out his family. Without giving Ike the opportunity to explain himself, Tormod proceeds to command his Laguz mates to engage his forces in battle.

When Muarim is defeated, Tormod jumps in to defend him. At this point, the pair's hardships are revealed, with the most prevalent being that of Begnion portraying them as bandits in a bid to wipe them out.

Tormod later meets the Apostle Sanaki, where he learns that her rationale for tracing out his band of Laguz allies is to unearth concrete evidence that Begnion's senators have been committing the crime of enslaving Laguz.

Radiant Dawn[]

Returning with Muarim and Vika, Tormod assists Micaiah and Sothe in fighting Begnion in Chapter 1-7. When Muarim is driven insane as a result of Izuka's experiments to turn him into a Feral One, the enraged Tormod decides to leave the army after Muarim's condition has been restored by Rafiel's song.

Tormod later returns in Part 4 with Muarim and Vika, countering and battling Oliver's forces alongside Ike's army. Through a conversation that he shares with Ike, it is observed that he is just as sensitive over his height, noting the extent in which Ike has grown as compared to himself.

After the events of Radiant Dawn, Tormod will assume the role of a Laguz relations officer in Begnion, helping former slaves escape poverty.


Despite being rather arrogant, Tormod is very headstrong and enthusiastic, intent on freeing all laguz from slavery. As a result of being raised by Muarim after being orphaned as an infant, he grew to develop a deep respect for the laguz race. Tormod is also observed to be rather sensitive about his height, a trait that is picked on by both Sothe and Ike.


Path of Radiance[]


  • Chapter 15: Automatically at chapter's end

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Tormod Mage SpriteMageFE9FireFire
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Celerity (FE9)CelerityFE9 FireFire - C
FE9 ThunderThunder - E
FE9 WindWind - D

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 20% 45% 40% 45% 35% 25% 45%

Support Conversations[]

See also: Tormod/Supports

Bond Support[]

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE9masterseal Master Seal) FE9 Tormod Sage Sprite Sage
1 +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1
Skills Weapon Levels
FE9 Knife Skill Knife* FE10 StaffE* FE9 ThunderD** FE9 WindD**

* Depends on player's choice.
** If his weapon rank is still at E before promotion.


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.

Tormod's starting level, when combined with his relatively late joining time, may prove to be detrimental to his usability. Fortunately, his starting stats are not particularly mediocre, giving him the potential to do well as a unit if given the proper training. Tormod's Resistance will also be able to reach a high enough value upon Promotion, allowing him to negate most magical-based attacks. His Strength and Skill stats are just as competent and his Defense growth is fairly high, resulting in him being able to become an asset to the player's army over time. Tormod's main point of intrigue is his Celerity skill, which gives him 7 Movement, making him significantly more mobile than the generally sluggish mages common to Path of Radiance. This allows him to more easily keep up with cavalry and foot units, or escape hostile situations.

Radiant Dawn[]

Recruitment: Talk with Sothe


Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Endgame
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 E P 1 2 3 E P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E P 1 2 3 4 5 E A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Tormod Fire Sage SpriteFire SageFE10FireFire
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE10 Fire MagicFire - A
FE10 Thunder MagicThunder - B
FE10 Wind MagicWind - C
  • In Chapter 4-4, Tormod will rejoin the player's army with the Arcfire, Bolganone, and Meteor tomes, although he will retain the stats he had at the end of Part 1. Furthermore, any items left on Tormod by the end of Part 1 will not be present in his inventory during this time.

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 55% 40% 45% 55% 25% 35% 45%


RD Biorhythm F

Promotion Gains[]

Item Required Promoted Class
(FE10mastercrown Master Crown) FE10 Tormod Arch Sage Sprite Arch Sage
1 +4 +4 +2 +2 +2 +4 +2 +0 +0
Skills Weapon Levels
Flare Flare FE10 Thunder Magic D* FE10 Wind Magic D* FE10 Staff E

* Only if Thunder/Wind mastery rank is at E.


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.

Tormod is a force to be reckoned with when he joins in Part 1. During this time, he is capable of performing Follow-Up Attacks on most foes, dealing lethal damage in the process. Tormod also has the Defense and HP to sustain several blows, and is competent in dodging enemy attacks. On the whole, his stats and growths are solid, but his low availability often causes players to leave him on the sidelines.

As Tormod is considered to be over-leveled in Part 1, it is thus a mistake to allow him to gain very much Experience during this time.

Upon departure in Part 1, Tormod will be virtually non-existent until Chapter 4-4. Returning at exactly the same level with exactly the same stats, he is rather difficult to train. However, it is still possible to train him into an Arch Sage, provided that the player is willing to take the pains to grind levels for him before the Endgame chapters begin.

Even if use of Tormod is desired, his growth rates are more suited to that of a Warrior than that of a Fire Sage, as his Strength growth far exceeds his Magic growth. This is turn however, makes him a great staff bot upon promotion, as he can just use Mend to fully heal allies, as his magic is still sufficient, and can actually do damage with staff counters on frailer enemies like Swordmasters, or Spirits, should Provoke be assigned to him in endgame, and he caps his high growth stats rather quickly, making him possess great Bonus Experience potential.

All in all, Tormod is a great asset in part one, and despite his extreme fall in part four, he still can redeem himself, should you invest in him before 4-4 starts, and even if you do not invest in him, his contributions in part one still make him more of an asset than quite a few units.


Indomitable Will
Boy who claims to lead the Laguz Emancipation Army. Confidently pursues his ideals for a new world. Appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Tormod Indomitable Will Heroes spriteTitle
Indomitable Will
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Nabata Beacon+
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Fire Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseFire---
Nabata Beacon---
Nabata Beacon+--FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze---
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze--
BFEH Spd Res Tempo 1 Spd Res Tempo 1--
FEH Spd Res Tempo 2 Spd Res Tempo 2FEH Spd Res Tempo 1 Spd Res Tempo 1-
FEH Spd Res Tempo 3 Spd Res Tempo 3FEH Spd Res Tempo 2 Spd Res Tempo 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Spd Res Gap 1 Spd Res Gap 1--
FEH Spd Res Gap 2 Spd Res Gap 2FEH Spd Res Gap 1 Spd Res Gap 1-
FEH Spd Res Gap 3 Spd Res Gap 3FEH Spd Res Gap 2 Spd Res Gap 2-


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.
Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Indomitable Will Tormod
Tormod indomitable will pop01 This is Tormod, who leads the Laguz Emancipation Army in Tellius! He's with us here today to celebrate the Nabata festival…and he's come dressed in a special outfit for the occasion!
Tormod indomitable will pop02 Tormod's festival look features the light, loose-wearing clothing that Nabata is known for, helping to keep the desert heat at bay.
Tormod indomitable will pop03 He's also equipped with a flaming torch. I see that the grip has a red cloth wrapped around it to match the color of his hair!
Tormod indomitable will pop04 Tormod has lived in the Grann Desert for a long time, so it was easy for him to adapt to the desert attire of Nabata. I bet he'll be the life of the party at this festival!
Closely Associated Characters
Muarim Warrior of the Laguz Emancipation Army. Shares a firm bond with Tormod.


Recruit Quote[]

  • Sothe: Hey, Tormod!
  • Tormod: You! What in blazes did you do?! You scurvy traitor!
  • Sothe: What are you talking about?
  • Tormod: You grew! Too tall!
  • Sothe: And to think, I expected you to make sense. I have more important things to tend to.
  • Tormod: Hey, it's important to me!
  • Sothe: What I'd really like to hear about is that issue I asked you to look into... How did it go?
  • Tormod: I have news to report. But! there's no time to chat in the thick of a fight. I'll tell you later!
  • Sothe: Hey! Drat!

Death/Retreat Quotes[]

Path of Radiance[]

“No... Move... Listen to me, body... Move... Muarim...where are you? I'm...done...for...”
—Tormod's Death Quote

Radiant Dawn[]

  • Tormod: Th-there's still a long road ahead!
  • Muarim: Little one! Fall back! You cannot battle in this condition.
  • Tormod: What?! This wound's nothing... I... It...
  • Muarim: Hey, are you deaf?! Don't push it. Fall back, now!
  • Tormod: F-fine... Ugh!

Chapter 1-7

  • Tormod: Uh-oh... I botched that one.
  • Sothe: Tormod!
  • Tormod: I got...carried away, y'see. And now I'll never...finish the task you set for me... ...Sorry...Sothe...


Tormod/Heroes Quotes


Path of Radiance[]

"...Well, we're going home. All of our desert friends are waiting for us. And wow, do we have some stories to share with them!"

Radiant Dawn[]

Plucky Freedom Fighter - Tormod (不屈の魔道使い, Fukutsu no madō tsukai, lit. Indomitable Mage)
As Begnion's laguz advisor, Tormod labored to help former slaves out of poverty. He was busy, but very happy.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Tormod 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 303 CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
412 CYL Tormod POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL2 381
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn
CYL Tormod POR Portrait
Path of Radiance
CYL3 254
(From highest)
CYL Tormod POR Portrait
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
(From combined)
CYL4 232
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL5 138
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL6 114
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance
CYL7 94
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance

CYL8 98
CYL Tormod RD Portrait
Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance


The name Tormod is Norwegian, originating from the Norse words, meaning "Thor's wrath".

There are several words in Old English (a language with heavy Norse influence) similar to the word 'Tormod:' "torhtmód" (noble, glorious), and "tornmód " (angry). The element "mod" means 'spirit, courage, mind, mood, temper, etc.'


  • In Path of Radiance, depending on whether Muarim is still alive or not, the contents of Tormod and Sothe's third support conversation may be altered. Muarim's survival is, however, canon.
  • Tormod appears to be good at running, a fact that has been confirmed by both Muarim and Vika in Radiant Dawn. This is further supported by the Celerity Skill that he comes with, accentuating his ability to move rather speedily.
  • In Path of Radiance, Tormod is the only Mage who appears as a recolor of the default enemy mage, complete with the trademark hood and hat that Mages typically wore in the series. Soren, Ilyana and Callil have custom appearances.
  • As a Sage, Tormod's battle model also resembles that of a default enemy Sage.
  • For some reason or another, Tormod's Wind mastery level is higher than that of his Thunder one in Path of Radiance, with this fact being reversed in Radiant Dawn.


See main article: Tormod/Gallery.