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Not to be confused with Barth, a boss from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

FEFT Barthe.png
Artwork of Barthe from The Binding Blade.

A knight serving Ostia. Humorless and severe.








Lycian[1] (Ostian)


Knight of Integrity[1]

Starting class



The Binding Blade

As a knight of Ostia, you must always remain calm. It matters not how grave the situation.
— Barthe, to Gwendolyn

Barthe (Japanese: バース Bath) is an Ostian knight. He remained loyal to Lycia during the Disturbance of Bern and did not betray them to follow Bern, unlike some other Ostian knights, such Legance.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


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Along with Gwendolyn and Ogier, Barthe remained loyal to Lycia. They arrive on the second turn of Chapter 8 within a dead end at the map's upper-left corner. They are behind a cracked wall, so they decide to attack it to break it down and join the fight.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait barthe fe06.png
Ma gba knight playable.gif Knight
Level 9
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 8, automatically from turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Steel Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances C Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
General +4 +3 +2 +3 +0 +4 +3 +2 +1 Lances +1 Axes E


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

Barthe, as is typical of Knights, has high HP, high defense, and high strength, while all other stats very low. This combination of statistics limits Barthe's usefulness throughout the game. He is not good at fighting, as he is locked to inaccurate lances and has low skill, resulting in terrible hit rates. Barthe is also not good at taking magical damage because of his low resistance, and he cannot take much damage from axe users, as they will double him and have weapon triangle advantage against him. His low speed prevents him from ever doubling enemies, decreasing his damage output and making it harder to exploit his high strength, and his low movement prevents him from reaching enemies to begin with, assuming the player is not slowing themselves down to accommodate for it.

There are a few options for fixing Barthe's flaws. He joins one level away from promotion to General, and his promotion bonuses are good across the board. If the player is willing to use the coveted Knight Crest on Barthe instead of using it on a better unit, Barthe can gain a statistical advantage and a bonus weapon type for weapon triangle manipulation. Unfortunately, the promotion does not fix his issues in skill, speed, resistance, or movement, but it is the easiest way to give Barthe stats bonuses quickly, and it prevents him from suffering weapon triangle disadvantage against axe users.

Another option is to use all three of Barthe, Gwendolyn, and Bors, as they can perform a Triangle Attack. While using three Knights on the large maps in The Binding Blade limits the player's options, a Triangle Attack is the most reliable way to make use of Barthe's high strength, since it is a guaranteed hit, circumventing his low accuracy. Setting it up and using all three Knights can be a chore, however.

Personality and character

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Main article: Barthe/Supports
Portrait barthe fe06.png
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Small portrait lilina fe06.png
Mage Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait bors fe06.png
Knight Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait astolfo fe06.png
Thief Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait ogier fe06.png
Mercenary Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait gwendolyn fe06.png
Knight Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


The Binding Blade

Barthe, Knight of Justice
Short: Reconstructed the divided Ostian Army.

Long: After returning home, Barthe was put in charge of the Ostian military. Although devastated from the tragedies of Hector’s death and the rebellion, Barthe's strict but fair leadership led the Ostian Knights to glory once again.


Battle quotes

Show the enemy the power of the Ostian knights! Triangle Attack!!
— Barthe, as the lead in a Triangle Attack in The Binding Blade.
Barthe: Legance, you miscreant! Have you no shame for your betrayal of Lord Hector?!
Legance: Barthe... Shut your ugly mouth. Lord Hector was a fool. His death was his own doing. I do not intend to fall along with him.
Barthe: You'll eat those words!

— Barthe, when fighting Legance in Chapter 8 of The Binding Blade.
We cannot afford to make a mistake this time.
— Barthe, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.

Death quote

Urgh... why now?
— Barthe, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Cg fe09 fe06 barthe.png

Barthe's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This artwork, along with all other The Binding Blade related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owning to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Barthe is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Barthe
TCGCipher B16-017HN.png Striving to be the Mightiest Lance, Barthe


"Show the enemy the power of the Ostian knights! Triangle Attack!!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Armored Lance Triangle Attack: [Always] If you have an allied "Gwendolyn" and "Bors", this unit gains +30 attack.
Strength Masked by Azure Armor: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B16-017HN • Artist: Homakura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Barth .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade A knight serving Ostia.
Humorless and severe.*


  • Barthe has the lowest growth rate for resistance out of all the playable characters in The Binding Blade.

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.






Officially romanized as Bath. Bath is the largest city in Somerset and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
















Traditional Chinese




Small portrait barthe fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait barthe fe06.png Knight Ma gba knight playable.gif General Ma gba general playable.gif
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Bs fe06 barthe general axe.png
Basic axe
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Ranged axe

Official artwork

CG images

Battle animations

Cipher artwork


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 6: Bath Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 16 July 2018
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