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- This article is about the playable character of Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. For the colorless tome skill of Heroes, see Atlas (tome).
|“||You saw for yourself—my village is crammed full of a whole lot of nothing. I love it, though. All I need is a good axe, healthy trees, and some sunshine.||”|
Atlas is the only villager recruited by Celica's party in normal gameplay. He meets Celica in the Mountain Village and joins her when he learns that Celica is planning on opposing Grieth; Atlas's siblings have been kidnapped and he has been looking for a way to rescue them.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Soldier Knight Mage Archer Mercenary
- Note: In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.
Atlas's late join time and low level makes him hard to make useful. Generally, the effort put into catching him up to the rest of Celica's party yields low returns. Atlas does not fill any particular niches that are not already taken by units already in Celica's party.
At the very least, he does not need to be trained as a villager at all, as he comes above the required promotion level, and can be promoted to a more useful class right away. Of his base stats only his HP and strength are acceptable for his join time. His other base stats are abysmal, and his low speed growth means he gets doubled often and will be attacking less, blunting the usefulness of his decent base strength.
With promotion bonuses he can make a somewhat competent mercenary, though the player is likely to be using at least one of the four other better mercenaries available to Celica. He is the only unit that joins Celica's party by default that can become a Cavalier, without the Dread Fighter promotion loop, anyway. The usefulness of Cavalier is not particularly high due to the large amount of harsh terrain encountered in Celica's journey and Atlas being too slow and fragile. Atlas's spell selection is abysmal, and Celica has access to a wealth of mages that are much better. Atlas will be outperformed by Valbar as a defensive Knight. Atlas may have some hope as an archer, as he can simply stay away from enemies and do minor damage from afar. However, Leon is very likely to be higher level than Atlas and already perform better than him, so Atlas still needs to catch up before he can even dream of equaling or outperforming Leon.
Atlas reprises his role as the only Villager in Celica's party.
Starting stats and growth rates
|Fire||Mage, level 1|
|Sagittae||Mage, level 8|
|Recover||Sage, level 1|
|Rescue||Sage, level 4|
|If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level - [Level before promotion +1]).|
Promotion stat gains
Soldier Cavalier Mage Archer Mercenary
- In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.
Atlas joins Celica's party relatively late as the only Villager on her route. While this should theoretically afford him great flexibility as he has acces to all male class paths without the use of a Villager's Fork, Celica's side of the story has no shortage of viable Mages nor Mercenaries and Valbar will more than likely outclass him as a Knight.
Atlas will perform an amicable role as a Cavalier where his only competition is Conrad (and Kliff if he was left unrecruited in Alm's route) who joins even later. Atlas is unlikely to leave Corad in the dust by the point the latter joins the party and neither will Conrad outshine him, either as the two of them excel in different areas; Conrad will have an easier time hitting enemies and double them, while also taking hits from mages, while Atlas will do significantly more damage than him, turning him into a heat-seeking missile when combining excellent mobility with his colossal strength growth.
Atlas's true potential is unlocked if he is promoted into the Archer line, as he is able to abuse the coveted Hunter's Volley combat art of the Killer Bow. This will circumvent his issues in speed and capitalise on his excellent attack grows, so he should be able to deal stellar damage at range, even if his low skill growths will not yield him a high critical chance doing so. He will also do well with other combat arts, such as Heavy Draw or Curved Shot, but his ability to abuse Hunter's Volley is his main defining feature over his only competition in the route Leon. Once promoted into a Bow Knight Atlas will also have the mobility bonus of the cavalier line at his disposal, further solidifying this class path as his best choice.
Overall, Atlas will need some investment to become useful to the player. They will likely need to train him up in skirmishes and make sure he reaches the appropriate weapon level to use Killer Bows. Atlas will also not want to take a hit, so he should be screened by his teammates on the battlefield. All of these investment should prove worth the players while as Atlas will in time turn out to be a decent combat unit if handed receiving appropriate care and equipment.
Personality and character
As with many characters in Gaiden Atlas has minimal dialogue. He seems to care for his siblings, who were kidnapped by Grieth, and is willing to take up arms to rescue them. After the war Atlas returns to his village as a simple woodcutter.
- Main article: Atlas/Supports
- Main article: Atlas/Conversations
After locating his younger siblings, he returned with them to their mountain village. It’s said that he’s now returned to being a woodcutter like he used to be.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
After returning to the mountain home where his brothers waited, Atlas resumed life as a lumberjack—though his work defending the village from bandits continued to win him admiration. While retired from the army, he was always first to aid the queen in times of need.
The Final Battle quote
|“||Yours isn't the world I fought to protect. I'm taking every one of you down!||”|
|“||You can go now!||”|
|“||Show some respect!||”|
|“||I'll split you like firewood!||”|
— Atlas, in Gaiden.
|“||Damn... Not here... Not... Sorry, guys... I don't think I'm...coming home...||”|
— Atlas, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
|“||Agh... That looks serious. I can't leave my little brothers alone. I've gotta sit this one out.||”|
— Atlas, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).
Fire Emblem Cipher
Atlas is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Both of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Atlas|
|"You’re our savior, m'lady! From this point on, I am yours to command. You just say the word."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Baron||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|"Leave ‘em all to me!": [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Strength to Spare: [Trigger] When this unit’s attack ends, if the defending unit was your opponent’s Main Character, you may move that Main Character.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-, this unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B16-053HN • Artist: Tatsuro Iwamoto|
|"Came home to find my village in ruins and my brothers taken by Grieth. I want to tear that thief’s head clean off his body! …But I can’t do it alone."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Villager||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Mighty Woodcutter: [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
"Let me come!": [Always] If you have an allied “Celica”, this unit gains +10 attack.
Resistance Emblem: [Support] If the defending unit is destroyed, then at the end of this combat, you may deploy this card instead of sending it to the Retreat Area.
|Card #B16-054N • Artist: Tatsuro Iwamoto|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Atlas .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Atlas||Atlas is most famously known as the name of a titan in Greek mythology condemned to hold up the sky.|
|Japanese||アトラス||Officially romanized as Atlas.|
Artwork of Atlas from the art book Fire Emblem: The Complete.
Artwork of Atlas from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Full portrait artwork of Atlas from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Concept artork of Atlas from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Atlas' portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
- Voice of Atlas in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 8 July 2018
- Atlas | Greek mythology | Britannica.com, www.britannica.com, Retrieved: 8 July 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia|