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“If the Demon Dragon has really been released, this would be the greatest danger mankind has faced since the Scouring!”
—Yoder in The Binding Blade.

Yoder is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a high-ranking bishop of the St. Elimine Church.


Yoder had a romantic relationship with Niime that fell through for unknown reasons, although it is hinted during his B-support conversation with her that it ended because he was unwilling to avenge his murdered sister, which Niime could not understand.

Yoder speaks with Roy during several different parts of the story and is available for use late in the game. He brings with him one of two legendary weapons; either Mulagir if the player took the Ilia route, or Maltet if the Sacae route was taken instead. He also comes equipped with the Saint's Staff.


Description: A bishop of the St. Elimine Church who supports Roy's cause.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite BishopGBALight Light
WeaponStarting Items
Light Light - A
Staff Staff - S
Holy MaidenSaint's Staff

* Ilia Route
** Sacae Route

Growth Rates[]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
20% 30% 15% 10% 20% 10% 20%
  • Note: Despite the fact that Yoder is at maximum level, he still has growth rates.


See also: Yoder/Supports


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.

Yoder is another late game Staff user, and the last unit you get if you did not obtain all the legendary weapons. He possesses incredible weapon ranks, and thanks to his S-rank in staves, Yoder can wield every Staff in the game at base, which can provide incredible utility throughout the last few chapters. Yoder also has an excellent base magic of 19, which lets him heal and use status and utility staves (such as Warp) reliably. His capped resistance of 30, although more comical than useful, allows him to function as a sort of magic wall, being able to bait incoming status staves and siege tomes. Unlike Niime, Yoder's closest competitor, who can use dark magic to improve upon her combat prowess, Yoder's light magic is not as impressive, but it still provides him with some uses. He is the only character likely to be able to use Purge, which can let him attack at very long range, and given the natural properties of magic, he can still chip enemies at a distance. With significant enough use in the last few chapters, he may be able to use Aureola, though he still lacks the attacking power to one-shot Manaketes with it. That said, he is unlikely to ever be a particularly good combat unit without heavy statbooster investment, as he is too slow to double anything faster than a General and is unlikely to take more than a single hit.

In general, Yoder is not as useful as a trained Saul or Elen (though he may have higher Magic), but he can do much of what they can, and with no real investment.


Yoder - Legendary Bishop
Yoder continued to spread the faith of the Elimine Church. He eventually rose up to the position of Archbishop, but he never let his power blind him from those in need.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 730 CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL2 773
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL3 555
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL4 567
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL5 498
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade
CYL6 471
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade

CYL7 412
CYL Yoder Portrait
The Binding Blade


Yoder (also spelled Joder and Ioder) is a surname derived from Theodorus. More specifically, he may be named after the bishop Saint Yoder.


  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Yoder landed 60th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade .
  • He has a similar name to a boss unit from Book 2 of Mystery of the Emblem, who is also a bishop.