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Arcardo's portrait from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

An Etrurian noble. Led the mining operation in the Western Isles.







Starting class



The Binding Blade

I will return to Juteaux. Don't let them escape. Send more hands to the mines as well. I can't afford to lose more workers!
— Arcardo

Arcardo (Japanese: アルカルド ) is an Etrurian noble who has sided with Bern and a semi-major enemy character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is initially in charge of the mining operations in the Western Isles, and in that capacity first appears in Chapter 11 of the western route where he sends Morgan to deal with Roy and his army.

Later on, Arcardo is assigned to attempt to defend a location in Chapter 17. Should the player be taking the Ilia route, Arcardo is tasked by Murdock to defend Castle Remi on the Etruria-Ilia border; should the player be taking the Sacae route, he is instead tasked by Brunnya to defend the area of Talas in Sacae. In both cases, Arcardo will serve as the boss of Chapter 17 and thus lead forces to deal with Roy and his army as they head en route to their chosen location; regardless of whether Roy's army is headed toward Ilia or Sacae, Arcardo ends up defeated.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


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See also: Ocean's Parting and The Bishop's Teachings
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

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Ma gba paladin enemy.gif Paladin
Level 10
Max HP 48 Luck 13
Strength 20 Defense 16
Skill 14 Resistance 10
Speed 13 Constitution 11
Movement 8 Aid 14
Silver Axe (Ilia route)
Silver Lance (Sacae route)
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves


Battle quote

W-why? What have I done to deserve such a fate?!
— Arcardo, in The Binding Blade. The same quote is used on both routes.
Arcardo: Klein! You would betray me?
Klein: You are the one who betrayed Etruria, Lord Arcardo!

— Against Klein.
D-Douglas! You had turned to the enemy...!?
— Against Douglas.

Death quote a noble...of Etruria...! I a place such as this... Gah!
— Arcardo, in The Binding Blade. The same quote is used on both routes.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
An Etrurian noble. Led the mining
operation in the Western Isles.*

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

• Arcardo
• Arcard
• Alucard

• Used in the most recent, up-to-date version of the fan translation patch.
• Used in older versions of the fan translation patch.
• Popularized by Serenes Forest. A name that originated in the 1943 film Son of Dracula, where the name is indeed "Dracula" spelled backwards. [2]




Small portrait arcardo fe06.png Sprite Gallery
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  1. Ocean's Parting,, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
  2. Wikipedia - Son of Dracula
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
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Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
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