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|“||My body is powerful, but your body has brains. We might have different paths, but we both fight bravely.||”|
— Bartre, to Canas in a support conversation.
Bartre appears as an ally in Chapter 11B, and can be recruited by having him talk to Fir or Roy. Fir was trying to better herself as a swordmaster like, her mother, Karla. Worried for the safety of his daughter, to the discomfort of Fir, Bartre joins Roy's army.
Starting stats and growth rates
Bartre joins halfway through The Binding Blade as a Warrior with enormous strength. His stats are good enough to contribute from the get-go. With A-rank axes, Bartre can use almost every axe in the game at base level. A D-rank in bows allows him to use Steel Bows and the Longbow.
Bartre's disadvantage is his low speed. While he is fast enough to avoid getting doubled by most enemies, some will double him still. He is also unable to double all but the slowest enemies, so if he does not kill in one hit, he needs more than one round. Most units in The Binding Blade cannot one-round, and Bartre is more durable than most thanks to high HP. For that reason, he is still good at combat. That said, his high strength would be much more useful if he could also double.
Bartre can deal effective damage against enemy Pegasus Knights and Wyvern Riders. This is useful in several maps, since enemy fliers become more common over time. That said, Bartre cannot use powerful bows like the Killer Bow and the Silver Bow. His hitrates can also be unreliable, although his skill stat is not terrible.
In Hard Mode, Bartre is unable to one-shot more powerful enemy fliers. Since he definitely never doubles there, his usefulness dwindles. Still, thanks to solid base stats and survivability, he can be a filler unit. Not requiring any training is one of Bartre's greatest boons, especially in Hard Mode. When experience gain is slower, units who need no training to be good are very valuable.
Bartre appears with Dorcas in Chapter 11 in Eliwood's Tale, and Chapter 12 in Hector's Tale. Coming out of a nearby village after being told that Lord Eliwood was passing through. Realizing the Eliwood's small army, may need help fighting off the bandits, Bartre and Dorcas join the fight.
Later, in Hector's Chapter 31x. He once again meets, the sword-wielding woman that knocked him out at the Western Isles, Karla. Seeking revenge Bartre challenges Karla to battle. Karla luckily agrees to a battle at the arena. After the fact, when Karla asks how he got stronger, he explains that he has been traveling with Eliwood's army. Karla joins the army, hearing this information. Karla and Bartre later wed, thus having Fir at some point. Unfortunately, Karla's time with Bartre would be cut short by an illness.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Bartre joins alongside Dorcas in chapter 1 of Eliwood mode, or chapter 2 of Hector mode. Assuming the player went through Lyn mode, Dorcas will already have a significant edge against Bartre, having had some time to grow provided the player used him. That said, on his own merits, Bartre is generally mediocre.
Bartre's base strength is 9. This allows him to dish out decent earlygame damage, especially against sturdy units like cavaliers or knights, who happen to wield lances most of the time (all the time in the case of a knight). He also wields axes, a powerful weapon type that has easy access to 1-2 range combat. Unfortunately, Bartre's defense and resistance are low, having a base of 4 and 0 and a growth of 30% and 25%, respectively, so his staying power at the front-lines are rather limited.
However, Bartre's biggest weakness is his horrible base speed of 3, even for the standards of his character class. For starters, since you need 4 more AS than your enemy to double them, Bartre cannot even double Soldiers at base (they're not troublesome to eliminate, but even Oswin, an armor knight, can still double them), or knights, despite their naturally low speed. What makes this issue even worse is the speed of regular enemies on Hard Mode. Cavaliers tend to have around 7 to 9 speed, making them dangerous to Bartre, and further hampering him is his constitution of 12. It doesn't sound that bad on paper as it allows him to wield hand most axes without a significant speed penalty, but it comes into play when Bartre needs to use a Steel Axe in a specific situation. Not only will his hitrate be low, but if he misses, he will take heavy damage back by way of the enemy doubling him. Despite his speed growth being better than Dorcas (by Fighter standards), the latter still has a base of 6, while it's not great, it can still at least allow him to double a few enemies in the earlygame and can at least stop him from getting doubled by every enemy except Mercenaries and Myrmidons. Even then Bartre's otherwise decent speed growth isn't exactly reliable at all times and you might as well not get speed for quite a couple levels. Every level up without speed requires you to put 100 Exp into him, and you need multiple speed level-ups to even have a decent speed stat. Bartre will just end up not killing anything unless you setup kills for him, considerably slowing your gameplay down. Simply put, Bartre is not a unit worth using. Geitz is a promoted Warrior who can do his job ten times better (albeit requiring more effort to actually get to his recruitment chapter), with ten more points of base speed and a decent growth in it. Then again, it's also an option to simply not use a warrior at all.
For all of Bartre's flaws in regards to his performance, using and training him is required to recruit Karla in Hector mode. Despite Karla being considered a mediocre unit, her bases are still decent for the next chapter, "Victory or Death", and she also comes with a Wo Dao, one of the only two in the game. Keep in mind that to recruit her, Bartre has to be a level 5 Warrior. You might as well Arena abuse him and early promote him if you really wanna use him just to get access to Karla.
There are two different variations of Bartre available to Heroes, both of which are tied to his storyline appearance in The Binding Blade. The normal variation of Bartre is one of the characters available to be summoned by players from the game's initial launch. A spring variation of Bartre was added to the game alongside the assets for the Familial Festivities update and made available to players in the twenty-sixth edition of the Tempest Trials+, "Full-Bloom Bout", which initially ran from March 20, 2020 through March 30, 2020.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Axe of Virility||★★★★★||400 SP|
|A||Fury 1||★★★||50 SP|
|A||Fury 2||★★★★||100 SP|
|A||Fury 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
|B||Brash Assault 1||★★★||50 SP|
|B||Brash Assault 2||★★★||100 SP|
|B||Brash Assault 3||★★★★||200 SP|
|Carrot Cudgel+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|B||Obstruct 1||★★★★||50 SP|
|B||Obstruct 2||★★★★||100 SP|
|B||Obstruct 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
|C||Odd Atk Wave 1||★★★★||60 SP|
|C||Odd Atk Wave 2||★★★★||120 SP|
|C||Odd Atk Wave 3||★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
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The Binding Blade
- Main article: Bartre/Supports (The Binding Blade)
The Blazing Blade
- Main article: Bartre/Supports (The Blazing Blade)
Bartre, Wild Axefighter
Short: Opened a small pub.
Long: After returning home, Bartre opened a tavern. His jolly personality ensured success, but what really kept customers coming back were the vivid stories of his valor in battle.
The Blazing Blade
Bartre, Wild Axefighter
Bartre continued his quest from country to country. Rumors say that he fell in love with his own mortal enemy.
Bartre and Karla
Karla and Bartre were reunited in Ostia. During the battle, they became friends. That friendship deepened into love, and they were wed. Later, Karla died of illness. Bartre took their daughter to her uncle and joined Karla.
|“||Whooooooooooa! I'm burning up!||”|
— In the final chapter of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and the final chapter of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
|“||My strength...was lacking...||”|
— Bartre in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
|“||Errgh... I'm done for. I'll be back, though! Once I've healed, I'll be back!||”|
— Bartre in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
|“||Eliwood: Marcus, where's Bartre?
Marcus: He was gravely wounded in the last battle. He sends his apologies for failing to fulfill his duties.
Eliwood: I see...
— Eliwood and Marcus, after a chapter where Bartre was defeated.
- Main article: Bartre/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Bartre is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher. One card to date depicts his younger Fire Emblem self, while one card to date depicts his older The Bindng Blade self.
- One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Bartre|
|"I'm not gonna drag you home, Fir. I want to lend you a helping hand!"|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Warrior||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|"My blood's aboil!": [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
A Father's Formidable Love: [Always] [Once per turn]  Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +30 attack, and the number of Orbs that his attack will destroy becomes 2. This skill can only be used if you have an allied "Fir".
Darling, Dearest Daughter: [Support] If your attacking unit is "Fir", then until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +40 attack.
|Card #B21-061HN • Artist: Akihiro Mibuta|
|Wild Axefighter, Bartre|
|"Hey, he's taking on those bandits. Protecting innocents? That's a right lordly thing to do, isn't it?"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Fighter||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Fighter's Expertise: [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Dueling Hand Axe: [Activate] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit acquires range 1-2.
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B21-062N • Artist: Akihiro Mibuta|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Bartre .
- Oddly, Bartre's ending in The Blazing Blade specifies that he joins Karla in death after taking Fir to her uncle, when he lives on to star in The Binding Blade. Bartre "joining" Karla is not said or implied in the Japanese version and is a translation error.
- Bartre has an unused portrait in Fire Emblem Awakening, possibly indicating he was a planned SpotPass character.
- In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Bartre's growths are identical to Dozla's from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|The Binding Blade
|The Blazing Blade
- "The camaraderie of two who met in the Western Isles, met again in Ostia, and thus recognized each other [as warriors] in battle. That [camaraderie] naturally turned into deep love, and the two were wed. Afterward, it is said that wife Karla, who was struck down by illness, clutched husband Bartre’s hand, entrusted the daughter she left behind to her estranged [older] brother, and quietly breathed her last." — Amielleon, Fire Emblem (according to Japan), fe-according-to-japan.tumblr.com, Published: August 19th, 2014, Retrieved: February 9th, 2017
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade|
|Fire Emblem Heroes|