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Artwork of Athos from The Blazing Blade.

An archsage. One of the eight legendary heroes.







Starting class



The Blazing Blade

The world is full of mysteries. Solve one, and along comes another...
— Athos

Athos (Japanese: アトス Atos) is one of the Eight Legends that defeated the Dragons during The Scouring. He appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, assisting Eliwood and Hector on their quest to stop Nergal from once again releasing the dragons.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


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Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma gba archsage playable.gif Archsage
Level 20
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Recruitment: Final Chapter, Automatically at preparations

Stats Growth Rates

Sol Katti
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic S Light magic S Dark magic S Staves S


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Athos is the last unit to join the player's army in The Blazing Blade, in the final chapter of the game, and as such is a part of the Gotoh archetype. Athos comes at level 20 with high bases in every area, besides maybe his somewhat mediocre speed and HP, along with an S rank in all types of magic and an S rank in staves as well, not to mention the powerful Aureola and Forblaze tomes. While the tomes are heavy, Athos is able to wield any lighter tome if he wishes to, or use a staff and heal instead, in particular, he makes great use of the Fortify staff. Athos can also be given 2 speedwing or 2 body rings to fix his speed issues and allow him to one round the fire dragon with a Luna tome. Athos is also the only unit, along with Canas, able to one shot the fire dragon with a critical hit from a Luna and a Filla's Might from Nils.

However, on Hector Hard, it is possible for the Dragon to roll exactly 40 damage due to randomized growths, enabling it to OHKO Athos by the skin of its teeth. If this happens, Athos will need an Angelic Robe to survive the Dragon, so it may be wise to save one from an earlier map in case it is needed.

Overall, Athos is a great unit for the final chapter, who will be able to carry even the weakest teams to victory with just a bit of help from stat boosting items and boosts from Nils.


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Archsage Athos
Athos died in a foreign land. Those who saw his face said that he seemed as though he had at last found true peace.


Battle quotes

Athos: Nergal...
Nergal: Heh heh... Athos... Take a good look at me! At my tremendous power!
Athos: Already...words are useless. As an old friend... I will fulfill my duty.

— Against Nergal.

Defeat quote

Athos: Not yet... This cannot be where I am meant to fall...
Eliwood: Lord Athos!
Athos: Do not worry about me... Fight on, brave warriors.

— Athos, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Eliwood: Lord Athos, how are you?
Athos: Do not trouble yourself. My time has not yet come. There is still so much I need to do...

— Athos, if he was defeated in the final chapter.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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Athos's official artwork from The Blazing Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Blazing Blade is connected to a copy of Path of Radiance.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Athos is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Athos
TCGCipher P07-003PR.png Living Legend, Athos


"An evil star…rises in Bern… But do not fear. Once again, Lycia brings hope."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Archsage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 4
Prophecy of Hope: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] [Destroy this unit] Reveal the top 3 cards of your deck. Select a Elibe card among the revealed cards and add that card to your hand. Discard the remaining cards afterwards.
Card #P07-003PR • Artist: Ippei Soeda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Athos .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade
An archsage. One of the
eight legendary heroes.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 8,753


Etymology and other languages

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


Either from the fictional character Athos, Count de la Fère, from The Three Musketeers;[1] or from one of the Gigantes of Greek mythology, who created the eponymous Mount Athos.[2]



Officially romanized as Atos in a song name in The Blazing Blade. Romanized instead as Athos in Fire Emblem Characters: The Sword of Seal & The Sword of Flame, the now defunct Fire Emblem Museum website, and the art gallery in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.



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Mentioned in Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Athos; mentioned in Heroes.


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Magic, staff


  1. Athos (character), Wikipedia, Retrieved: August 22, 2018
  2. Athos (mythology), Wikipedia, Retrieved: August 22, 2018
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