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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.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- 2 Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Endings
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Etymology and other languages
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
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
Axes in The Binding Blade are usually pretty bad. If you are planning to use axes, Bartre is probably your best option. His low skill and speed are terrible for a promoted unit, but his amazing strength usually makes up for that. Having the ability to use bows comes in handy for this game's many Wyvern Riders. Bartre has fair defenses, add that with his great amount of Hit Points, you have a great unit. If you are not using Bartre, and want to use axes, I would recommend another already promoted unit.
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, and 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 still trash.
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 with 1-2 range. Sadly, Bartre's defense and resistance are low, having a base of 4 and 0 and a growth of 30% and 25%, respectively, so he isn't what you'd call an ideal frontline unit.
But Bartre's arguably worst aspect is his horrible base speed of 3, unforgivable for even a fighter. For starters, since you need 4 more AS than your enemy to double them, Bartre can't even get rid of the lowest of enemies, soldiers (not that it's the easiest task to get rid of them, but at least everyone else INCLUDING Oswin, an armor knight, can still double them and have better odds of finishing off one), and can't even double knights, whose main weakness just happen to be low speed. What makes this issue even worse is the speed of generic enemies on hard mode. Cavaliers tend to have around 7 to 9 speed, making them a natural predator for the slow fighter, and further hampering him is his constitution of 12. It doesn't sound that bad on paper as it allows him to wield hand axes without a speed penalty, but it comes into play when Bartre needs to use a steel axe in a clutch situation. Not only will his hitrate be low, but if he misses, he most likely GETS doubled. One may look at his speed growth and say "he's faster than Dorcas!" But that is a wrong assumption to make. Even though Bartre may surpass Dorcas in terms of speed eventually if you train him (which you shouldn't), Dorcas still has a base of 6. While not great, it at least allows him to double a few things in the earlygame and even keeps him from getting doubled by every enemy not labeled as a mercenary or myrdmidon. Not to mention that even a 40% growth in speed isn't exactly reliable at all times and you might as well not get speed for a long, long time. Every level up without speed requires you to put 100 Exp into this terrible unit, 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, 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.
If there is something worth nothing about Bartre, however, is that training him is required to recruit Karla in Hector mode. Though Karla is generally regarded as a "meh" 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 do so, 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.
Other than that, Bartre is just a bad unit, although those who are committed to using him will generally find The Blazing Blade's difficulty to be pretty easy, what with most enemies having bad stats. Just keep in mind that by using Bartre, you're depriving yourself from a deployment slot which could just as well be filled with a better unit, like a cavalier or a flier.
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|
- This unit requires use of Trait Fruits to get access to IVs.
|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|
|Japanese||バアトル||Officially romanized as Bartr.|
- "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.|
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