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Portrait of Belf in New Mystery of the Emblem.






Knight of the Sable Order

Starting class


Voiced by

Shinichiro Ohta
(Japanese, Archanea Saga)


Belf (Japanese: ベルフ Belf) is a knight of the Sable Order of Grust, serving under Camus. He was one of the band of Sable Knights who escorted Princess Nyna of Archanea to Aurelis, but was captured by Dolhr after accomplishing this goal. Years later, he and fellow Sable Order survivors Roberto and Reiden appeared before Marth as he travelled to the Ice Dragon Temple, seeking to join his forces.

Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga


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Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma snes01 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 10
Movement 9/6
Experience 0
Recruitment: Episode IV, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Weapons Items
Killer Lance
Iron Sword
Sword D Lance M Axe
Bow Tome Staff

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem


Starting stats and growth rates

Main Story Extra chapters

Portrait belf fe12.png
Ma ds02 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 15
Movement 9
Recruitment: Chapter 12, automatically at the end

Stats Growth Rates

Steel Lance
Steel Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances C Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Growth rates when reclassed

Original set

Dracoknight Archer/Sniper Myrmidon/Swordmaster Mage Sage/Bishop Curate

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Dracoknight 70% 50% 0% 50% 55% 40% 20% 0%

Second set

These classes are only available after beating Hard Mode.

Knight/General Mercenary/Hero Fighter/Warrior Hunter/Horseman Pirate/Berserker Dark Mage/Sorcerer

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Knight/General 100% 55% 0% 50% 30% 40% 40% 0%

Promotion stat gains

Original set

Cavalier Curate Archer Mage Myrmidon

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Paladin +4 +2 +1 +3 +1 +0 +1 +6 +1 Lances +30

Second set

These classes are only available after beating Hard Mode.

Dark Mage Fighter Hunter Knight Mercenary Pirate

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sorcerer +6 +2 +2 +1 +1 +0 +0 +3 +0 Tomes +30, Staves E


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

Belf joins in Chapter 13 or around the midgame of New Mystery of the Emblem, with solid growths for the standard of New Mystery and decent bases for an unpromoted unit. While Belf is by no means bad for his join time, he will feel a bit underwhelming on the higher difficulty settings without an early promotion. Belf luckily comes at level 15, so the benefit of giving him a few more levels is much lower than reaping the benefits of an early promotion, despite Master Seals being a limited and heavily contested resource.

Upon promotion Belf will likely be comparable to the rest of the player's army and can make great use of his solid strength base and growth to do heavy damage to opposing enemies. He can also make use of his C rank in lances to wield Dragonpikes and Ridersbanes for no investment. Along with that, he can quickly reach B rank lances to make use of forged Silver Lances as a Paladin or Dracoknight.

Belf's main flaw is his low speed stat. While he generally will not be getting doubled by most enemies he is also not doubling the majority of enemies either which significantly lowers his potential damage output. Along with that, Belf needs to receive constant experience for level ups or additionally stat boosting items to keep up with the high enemy quality on Lunatic and Lunatic Reverse.

Overall, Belf is a solid unit that will most likely find a spot on the player's team during the midgame and with a bit of investment can be used in the lategame as well.


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New Mystery of the Emblem

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Mutual supports:
Small portrait roberto fe12.png
C: 5
B: 10
A: --
Small portrait reiden fe12.png
C: 5
B: 10
A: --

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B: {{{bm3}}}
A: {{{am3}}}

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B: {{{bm4}}}
A: {{{am4}}}

C: {{{cm5}}}
B: {{{bm5}}}
A: {{{am5}}}
Supported by:*
Small portrait kris m fe12.png
C: 4
B: 8
A: --
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C: 5
B: 10
A: --

C: {{{co3}}}
B: {{{bo3}}}
A: {{{ao3}}}

C: {{{co4}}}
B: {{{bo4}}}
A: {{{ao4}}}

C: {{{co5}}}
B: {{{bo5}}}
A: {{{ao5}}}
See Support § Nintendo DS games for more details on supports.

Base conversations

Main article: Belf/Conversations


New Mystery of the Emblem

Belf, Grustian Peer
Belf wandered the land, helping the weak. There are legends of him aiding numerous villages.


Death quotes

Lord Camus... please forgive me...
— Belf in Archanea Saga.
Sir Camus... I had so much to...
— Belf's death quote in Classic Mode in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Nngh! That was a mistake... It pains me, but... I must retreat for now...
— Belf's retreat quote in Casual Mode in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Everyone's Conditions quotes

What a pleasurable feeling. I should have black tea when the battle's won.
— When receiving a temporary stat boost in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Even training must be done in moderation. It's not wise to overdo it.
— When receiving experience in New Mystery of the Emblem.
Huh? What is this, I wonder?
— When finding an item in New Mystery of the Emblem.
It's nice to calmly drink tea like this, every now and then.
— When failing to receive a bonus in New Mystery of the Emblem.
I wonder how Kris is doing...? It's rare for me to feel like this.
— When receiving support with Kris in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Flavor text

Game Text
New Mystery of the Emblem
Member of the Grustian Sable Knights. Extremely
loyal to Camus, fearing not even death.*

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Mystery of the Emblem / New Mystery of the Emblem
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 358

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in official websites.



Widely accepted unofficial name, and used in the Heroes of Shadow New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation. The fan translation at one point intended to rename this character to "Vergil",[1] a controversial plan that was eventually scrapped.



Officially romanized as Belf.
















Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Archanea Saga
Portrait belf febs.png Cavalier Ma snes01 cavalier playable.gif Knight Ma snes01 dismount knight playable.gif
Small portrait belf fe12.png New Mystery of the Emblem

Cavalier Archer Myrmidon Mage Curate Knight Mercenary Fighter Hunter Pirate Dark Mage Dracoknight


  1. "Garnering 67% of 521 votes cast, it looks like Vergil has won with an outstanding margin! To put things in perspective, Vergil collected 3 times as many votes as its nearest challenger, Belves, and twice the votes of both challenges combined. With such a landslide victory, it looks like Vergil will become the project's very first official outright name change. Goodbye, Belf, your name shall hardly be missed." — Arch, Vergil Wins with a Landslide!, Fire Emblem 12 Translation [HoS], Published: 28 August 2011, Retrieved: 8 July 2022
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Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga
Playable characters Episode I BoahDolphMacellanMidiaNynaTomas
Episode II CatriaEstFrostHardinMinervaRosheaWolf
Episode III CastorDiceLenaMaliceNavarreRickard
Episode IV BelfCamusNynaReidenRoberto
Non-playable characters King of ArchaneaMedeusPalla
Bosses BrzakGouberRubenVaam
Regalia Gradivus
Episodes 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
Locations ArchaneaAurelisEmpire of ArchaneaMacedon
Groups, objects and concepts Sable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemNew Mystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaPhinaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDraugEibelEremiyaEstGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Background characters AdrahAnriArtemisCaldasIoteLudwikMarlonMarcelusNagaOrdwin
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: MeetingP2: Young SquiresP3: Training BeginsP4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March DutyP6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon Altar • 23: The Dark Pontifex LivesE: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon Altar) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Coyote's MenDragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Lists Base conversationsChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemArchanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline