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

A knight serving Ostia. Loyal and dutiful.








Gwendolyn (younger sister)


Lycian (Ostian)

Starting class


...I am a knight, and my loyalty lies with you. I shall always be at your side, ready to serve.
— Bors to Lilina in a support conversation.

Bors (Japanese: ボールス Bors) is a playable character appearing in in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He first appears in Chapter 1. He is an armor knight of Ostia and Gwendolyn's brother. He joins Roy's army by Lilina's wishes.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


At the beginning of the game, Bors is the only Ostian knight in Roy's escorting group; he has been entrusted with bringing Lilina safely to her home. Therefore, when seeing how Pherae is being attacked by bandits and learning that his lady is in danger, he joins the battle and helps defeat the brigands. Once Roy's group reaches the castle and Lord Eliwood sends his son to lead Pherae's troops in his stead, Lilina asks Bors to watch for Roy. Swearing to protect him with his life, Bors follows Roy during the whole campaign against Bern.

After Bern is defeated and the war is over, he goes back to Ostia and works to bring prosperity and harmony to it.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait bors fe06.png
Ma gba knight playable.gif Knight
Level 1
Affinity Is gba windaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on Turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif C Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

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 GBARankLance.gif +1, Axe E


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

Bors is one of the worst units in the game. He comes with low bases in every area besides HP, strength and defense. He has a suprisingly high growth in speed, but his low base cancels out his high growth, the only other above average growths he has are in luck and HP. Due to the enemies in the first few chapters mostly wielding axes Bors has a weapon triangle disadvantage against them and will get doubled at first as well. Despite later facing cavaliers and mercenaries against who he won't have this problem, he will still likely be doubled which cancles out his good defense, meaning that he'll only be able to do decently against a stray archer or soilder. Due to needing the Knight Crest to promote, he likely never will actually promote to General because the same item can be used on much better cavaliers such as Alen, Lance and Noah. He also suffers immensly due to the fact that The Binding Blade has big maps and he is stuck with 4 movement at the beginning, though he can be rescued as his constitution isn't too high he will still have trouble seeing any combat. Ultimately, Bors will be mediocre at best or a liability at worst through the entire game.

Personality and character

A loyal knight of Ostia, Bors cares about all members of the Ostian army in a gentle and quiet way. The only exception to this is his sister, Gwendolyn, whom he tends to fuss over. He finally comprehends she has grown up in their final support, but before, he showers her with nervous questions[1]. This contrast strongly with his behavior towards Lilina, whom he can reassure with little problem[2].

He is very understanding and does not judge on appearance, even considering Astore, who feels guilty of Hector's demise, to be part of Ostia's knights[3]. But norms and honor codes are very important to him, as he disapproves of Bath training in arenas, stating that such things are not becoming of a knight[4].

When it comes to fighting, Bors says he prefers the role of a shield[5]. He discusses this with his fellow knights Bath and Ogier. Bath seems to think the opposite, prompting Bors to suggest that they should become the strongest knights of Ostia, with Bath being the lance and Bors acting as the shield[6]. In the case of Ogier, Bors acts more like a mentor; he firmly believes that there must always be a reason behind the fighting.[7]


Main article: Bors/Supports
Portrait bors fe06.png
Is gba windaffin.png
Small portrait lilina fe06.png
Mage Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait gwendolyn fe06.png
Knight Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait ogier fe06.png
Mercenary Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+2

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Small portrait bath fe06.png
Knight Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait astore fe06.png
Thief Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+2

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Click here for more details on supports.


Bors, Iron Knight
Short: Worked to rebuild Ostia.

Long: Bors returned to Ostia to help rebuild his ravaged home. His kind-hearted nature allowed him to reunite the people once again and bring harmony and prosperity back to Ostia.


Battle quotes

Ah, you've made it. This is a training session, but a battle all the same. Don't expect me to go easy on you!
— As the boss of the Tutorial.
Ready? Charge! Triangle Attack!!
— As the lead in a Triangle Attack.
Causing a rebellion after Lord Hector's death?! That is inexcusable!
— Against Debias.
I do. And I see you took over Ostia in my absence...
— Against Legance.
I will fight honorably as a knight of Ostia!
— In the final chapter.

Death quotes

I'm sorry... Lady Lilina...
— Bors
Well... You win. Nicely done.
— As the boss of the Tutorial.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Bors is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Bors
TCGCipher B05-013HN.png Wall of Ostia, Bors




"I'm a knight. Count my staunch loyalty as that of Lilina's."
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Impregnable Wall: [Trigger] [Flip one bond card] When another ally is attacked while this unit is in the Front Line, you may pay the cost, and if you do: This unit becomes the target of the attack instead of that ally.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-013HNArtist: Nekohayashi
TCGCipher B05-014N.png Impregnable Knight, Bors




"In Lady Lilina's stead, I will definitely protect Lord Roy!"
Attack: 30 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Defend Support Defense Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your defending unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-014N, B05-014STArtist: Nekohayashi
TCGCipher B16-006HN.png Burgeoning Sturdy Shield, Bors




"Ready? Charge! 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 allied "Bath" and "Gwendolyn", this unit gains +30 attack.
Amber-Armored Command: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 "Bath" or "Gwendolyn" from your Retreat Area, and deploy it.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is being attacked by a non-Tome, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B16-006HNArtist: Homakura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Bors .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Bors See the Japanese name.
Japanese ボールス Romanized as Bors in the Binding Blade website. Bors is a Scottish name that means "uncle of Arthur."[8] It is also the name of a king, King Bors of Gaunes, and his son, Sir Bors de Ganis. The first was friend of King Arthur and married to Lady Evaile. He died of grief after learning that his brother, Ban, had been killed by an old enemy of their lord.[9] His son became a knight of the Round Table. and later, successfully carried out the quest of the Holy Grail.[10]


Small portrait bors fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait bors fe06.png Knight General
Bs fe06 bors knight lance.png
Bs fe06 bors general lance.png
Bs fe06 bors general axe.png


  1. "Bors: Ah, no, it's nothing. Why don't we talk a little, though? You're not hurt? Your armor's not too heavy?
    Gwendolyn: No, I'm fine. Thanks for the concern.
    Bors: Are you taking care of your lance and helmet?
    Gwendolyn: Yes, of course.
    Bors: Are you eating properly? Do you have any worries that you want to talk about?
    " — Bors and Gwendolyn's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Bors: ...Milady, Lord Roy has not changed as much as you think.
    Lilina: Really?
    Bors: He has certainly matured, but his nature is still the same. Lord Roy is still the same person you know him to be within.
    Lilina: Yes, you're right... Thank you for lending me your ear, Bors.
    Bors: Of course, milady.
    " — Bors and Lilina's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Astore: ...... ...Why? Why are you...defending a useless wretch like me...?
    Bors: Because you are a knight of Ostia.
    Astore: ...A knight? Who...? Me?
    Bors: You may not have been knighted... But you put your life on the line for Lord Hector. That is more than enough to make you a knight. At least, I think so.
    " — Bors and Astore's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Bath: Well, it's not as if I was just sitting around in Ostia, either. I trained at the arena, preparing for battle.
    Bors: ...I remember that arena. I have to say, though... I don't really approve of that. A knight, fighting for money? It's almost a contradiction...
    " — Bors and Bath's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Bath: Bors, I always wanted to ask you...
    Bors: Ask me what?
    Bath: Why did you become a knight?
    Bors: Because I want to protect the ones I love.
    " — Bors and Bath's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Bors: ...Then become a lance sharper than any other. And I shall be your impervious shield.
    Bath: A lance and shield...
    " — Bors and Bath's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  7. "Bors: Ogier, you must always fight for a cause. You must never fight simply for the sake of fighting." — Bors and Ogier's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10E: Western Resistance • 11E: The Hero of the West • 10W: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
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