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FESoV Gargoyle.png
Artwork of the gargoyle from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Malignant fiends who hunt with lances. They swoop in swiftly on their fell wings.


None* / Lances* / Scythe*



The Gargoyle (Japanese: ガーゴイル Gargoyle) is a monster class that originates in Fire Emblem Gaiden and returns in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. In all of its appearances, it is an enemy-only class. Gargoyles are flying beasts that attack fiercely and often in groups. In Gaiden, gargoyles don't have an assigned weapon type, though their animation depicts them attacking with a scythe; the scythe becomes its monster weapon of choice in Shadows of Valentia. In The Sacred Stones, they use lances, making them similar to the playable Pegasus Knight or Wyvern Rider classes. Like the aforementioned classes, gargoyles are also weak to bows, and the Wind Sword.

The more powerful variant of Gargoyles, and thus the "promoted" version, is the Deathgoyle; as in all games gargoyles appear in, they are unable to actually promote, but it is considered a promotion due to similarity between the classes and an increase in power.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 26 8 -- 3 9 0 7 7 7 -- --
The Sacred Stones 19 6 -- 3 6 0 6 0 6 8 GBARankLance.gif C
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 26 8 -- 3 9 0 7 7 7 -- FE15RankMonster.png
In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, Gargoyles also have a base class strength of 6.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A

Growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
The Sacred Stones 80% 45% -- 35% 35% 10% 25% 15% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 110% 45% -- 50% 50% 0% 30% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class Change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 gargoyle.png
Hypothetical only Bs fe02 deathgoyle.png

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 gargoyle lance.png
Hypothetical only Bs fe08 deathgoyle lance.png

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds03 gargoyle enemy.gif
Hypothetical only Ma 3ds03 deathgoyle enemy.gif

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Malignant fiends who hunt with lances. They swoop in swiftly on their fell wings. ??
The Sacred Stones
Malignant fiends who hunt with lances. They ride on fell wings. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia ?? ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Gargoyle "Gargoyles" are statues or carved faces of usually animal-like and sometimes grotesque figures built on the roofs of buildings such as churches and castles. Their practical purpose is to draw away water, but also to ward off evil. [1] The practice of putting gargoyles on buildings comes from the legend of the gargouille, a water-spouting dragon that terrorized France. The archbishop of Rouen, Saint Romain, lured it into town where it was slaughtered and burned. However, its neck and head did not burn, so they were hung on the cathedral to show the power of God.
Japanese ガーゴイル Literally "gargoyle", written in katakana.
Spanish Gárgola Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Gargouille Gargoyle
German Gargoyle As above.
Italian Gargoyle As above.
Dutch Gargouille Gargoyle
Simplified Chinese 石像鬼
Traditional Chinese 石像鬼


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Generic portrait gargoyle fe08.gif Fire Emblem Gaiden Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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No weapon
Bs fe08 gargoyle lance.png


See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
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Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThiefWyvern Rider
Introduced in
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
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BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
BrawlerCommonerFortress KnightGrapplerGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantNobleWarlockWar Master
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier