- Not to be confused with characters named Arthur.
|“||Please allow me to deal with this. Evil shade! May the blessed light drive you from this land!||”|
— Artur attacking a Mogall
Artur appears in Chapter 4, sent by villagers to help cleanse the forest of monsters. He warns Eirika and Seth to leave, but they decide to help him. After the chapter is over, he sadly tells them that these monsters that have appeared are from the legends of long ago. He then joins the group along with Lute.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Sage||+4||+1||+0||+0||+0||+3||+3||+1||+1||--||D, C, +30|
Artur joins as a level 2 Monk. From the moment he joins, he is offensively competent. His base speed and magic are both good, especially speed. He is fast enough to double every enemy in his joining chapter, and in later chapters, he can still double with a few speed level-ups. The low might of light magic tomes prevents him from one-rounding until he has gained enough magic, though.
Artur's durability is poor, but not terrible. 19 base HP and 2 base defense seem low at a glance, but thanks to Artur's high speed, even fast enemies cannot double him. Artur's 6 constitution is also high enough to avoid weighing down by Lightning tomes. Artur can take a hit from any enemy, and if he gains a few points of HP, he can take two hits. He is a good recipient of Angelic Robes, such as the one in Chapter 8. One robe increases Artur's durability enough to guarantee surviving two hits from all but the strongest foes.
Artur's growths are solid offensively. His magic growth is among his highest at 50%, and it is a good thing because of light magic's low might. Once Artur has gained enough levels, he will be able to one-round enemies on average. Since he has 1-2 range, he can fight both melee and ranged enemies effectively. 1-2 range is very important in Sacred Stones, because many enemies have 2-range or 1-2 range weaponry. While Artur lacks a mount, another important thing in Sacred Stones, he at least has 1-2 range.
Artur can promote to Bishop or Sage. Promoting to Sage gives him access to D-rank staves, C-rank anima magic, and +30 weapon experience in light magic. Promoting to Bishop gives him C-rank staves, +30 weapon experience in light magic and the Slayer skill, granting him effective damage against monsters.
Sage is not a bad promotion by any means. Anima tomes have higher might than light tomes, so using them increases Artur's damage output. However, Bishop gives a higher staff rank and a great passive skill. Monster enemies are plentiful in Sacred Stones, especially lategame. As a Bishop, Artur can one-round them consistently thanks to Slayer's effective damage bonus. This means Bishop increases Artur's combat potential more than Sage does, unless he is not fighting monsters. At that point in the game, the player will have access to many units who can fight non-monster enemies well. Artur's niche as a monster slayer is very useful.
Bishop's advantage in staff rank is also important. C-rank lets Artur use Barrier, Restore and Recover staves, but also brings him closer to A-rank. At A-rank staves, Artur can use Warp, one of the best utility staves in the game. He is among its best users thanks to his solid magic base and growth, and he can reach A-rank in staves faster than many other units. His only real competition for it is Moulder, and Moulder's magic will be lower on average. Saleh has C-rank staves at base, but joins much later than Artur, so Artur will probably reach A-rank much faster than Saleh will. Lategame maps in Sacred Stones have plenty of obstacles that warrant Warp-skipping, and Artur can contribute to these strategies if he reaches A-rank in staves.
Overall, Artur is a solid combat unit. He has durability issues, but he can survive one or two hits. He quickly reaches a point where he can double and one-round most enemies. Upon promotion, Artur can also contribute with staff utility. As a Bishop, he is excellent at fighting monsters thanks to the Slayer skill. He is also one of the best candidates for using the Warp staff, since he gains C-rank staves upon promotion and his magic is high. His main downside outside of durability is a lack of access to a mount. Still, Artur combines combat performance and staff utility.
Artur was first made available to be summoned by players on December 16, 2021 in a special winter-themed variation as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Winter Dreamland update. The aforementioned winter-themed variation of Artur is the only one currently available in Heroes, based on his The Sacred Stones incarnation.
Artur: Silver Saint
- Artur: Silver Saint is only available at 5★ rarity.
Initial Stats Level 40 Stats
|B||Odd Follow-Up 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||Odd Follow-Up 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Odd Follow-Up 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|C||D/R Far Save 1||★★★★★||100 SP|
|C||D/R Far Save 2||★★★★★||200 SP|
|C||D/R Far Save 3||★★★★★||300 SP|
Personality and character
Artur is a very religious and polite monk. He is easily scared; for example, in his C support with Lute, he states that she has pulled many pranks, such as replacing a bookmark with the end of a lizard's tail and releasing spiders in his room. He is willing to help others, as shown in Neimi's support conversations, where he helps her find her mother's mirror. Artur is also quite bashful and easily persuaded, shown in his conversations with Tethys and Joshua.
Artur and Lute are originally from the Za'ha Woods, which becomes overrun with monsters of ancient legends in Chapter 4. In his A support with Neimi, he states the reason he became a monk. After finding her mirror, he draws a parallel to a story from his childhood when he had lost a toy. At the time, most only saw a child crying over a petty trinket; however, a monk saw, in Artur's words, a "sad and lost soul, crying out in need". Although he found that a friend had taken it without notice, he felt extremely grateful that the monk had spent so much time to comfort him, and to honor the monk, he decided to become a monk himself.
In his A support conversation with Tethys, he says his mother used to call him "child" when he was younger.
- Main article: Artur/Supports
Artur, Saint of Light
Artur moved to Renais to help rebuild the shattered country. He worked without rest to ease the pain and grief of those who suffered during the war. His self-sacrifice made him into a folk hero among the peasantry.
Artur and Lute
Artur and Lute were married upon their return. Artur handled the housework, but otherwise, their lives were unchanged. When they had a son, Lute's interests shifted from studying Artur to studying her son's baffling habits.
|“||The rest...is up to you.||”|
— Death quote
|“||That's the king of all demons... What a ferocious sight he is.||”|
— Artur in the final chapter.
- Main article: Artur/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Artur is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- One of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Artur|
|"Please allow me to deal with this. Evil shade! May the blessed light drive you from this land!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Bishop||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Purifying Magic: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Draw 1 card.|
Light of Divine Punishment: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When you draw a card as the result of a skill's effect, until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B17-091HN • Artist: Kotetsu Kinoshita|
|Saint of Light, Artur|
|"What have we done to deserve the trials before us? What is happening to us? How could such abominations walk our lands while the Sacred Stones protect us?"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Monk||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Deep Devotion: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your opponent's attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B17-092N • Artist: Kotetsu Kinoshita|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Artur .
|The Sacred Stones||A young monk from Renais. He is a
very forthright and pious man.
|Heroes||A sincere monk of Renais who has come to
Askr to play the role of winter envoy. Appears
in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
A variant of the name Arthur. Arthur is a Celtic name, usually used in honor of King Arthur, who led a band of knights called the "Knights of the Round Table". This name could have come from artos, which is the Celtic word for "bear" or the Irish Gaelic word for "stone".
Officially romanized as Asseray. May be intended to sound like Ashley. Ashley is a traditionally masculine name of English origin meaning ash tree clearing, although since the 1960s it has tended to be viewed more as a feminine name in the Americas.
Artwork of Artur from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Arthur, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 21 July 2018
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Ashley, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 21 July 2018
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