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Breath of Destiny

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This article is about the chapter of The Binding Blade. For the Tempest Trial from Heroes, see Tempest Trials/Additional data (page 1)#Breath of Destiny.
Breath of Destiny

Cm fe06 1.png

Location

Castle Pherae and surroundings

New units

Roy, Marcus, Alen, Lance, Wolt, Bors

Boss(es)

Damas

Next chapter(s)

Princess of Bern

Lord Roy! Bandits have appeared and are attacking the castle as we speak!
— Lance

Breath of Destiny (Japanese: 運命の息吹 Breath of Destiny) is the first chapter in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. In this chapter, the game's main character, Roy, must defend his home march from the attack of a group of bandits. It serves as an introduction to the game's basic mechanics, such as conquering, direct and indirect attack, and movement.

Plot

Main article: Breath of Destiny/Script

A thousand years ago, there was a great war between humans and dragons called the Scouring. Since then, the continent of Elibe has become dominated by humans, and currently, it is divided into several nations. The two strongest nations are the western Etruria and the eastern Bern, while the less powerful ones are the southern Lycia, the snow-covered northern mountains of Ilia, and the north-eastern plains of Sacae. Recently, King Zephiel of Bern launched an invasion to conquer the entire continent, and he has already conquered Sacae and Ilia, now setting his eyes upon Lycia.

In Lycia, Roy of Pherae is called back to his land from Ostia by his father Eliwood, because Eliwood is ill and somebody must lead the territory's defense. Lilina, the daughter of Lord Hector of Ostia, is currently in Pherae on a visit to Eliwood, so Roy takes with him an Ostian knight named Bors, who is responsible for Lilina's safety.

When Roy gets back to Pherae, he finds it beset by bandits led by Damas. Eliwood and Lilina had hidden in the castle, and even though Lilina wants to fight the bandits, Eliwood forbids her. He asks Merlinus to send a messenger to Roy, and Merlinus sends Lance, who meets with Roy near the southern village and informs him about the situation. Roy decides to take down the bandits and retake the castle, and so he rushes into battle alongside Marcus, Wolt, Allen and Lance.

The battle begins, and once Roy defeats the bandits, he meets with Eliwood and Lilina. Eliwood tells him that he is to take over Eliwood's role as acting Marquess of Pherae, because Eliwood is ill and someone needs to lead Pherae's army in the defense of Lycia. Lilina once again offers to help, but Eliwood tells her to go back to Ostia and rule as marchioness in Hector's stead, because Hector is preparing for battle with Bern and Ostia needs a ruler.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the castle gate Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Roy dies 6 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 14 {{{third}}}
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Roy
Portrait roy fe06.png
Lord
HP
18
Inventory
Rapier
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Marcus
Portrait marcus fe06.png
Paladin
HP
32
Inventory
Iron Sword
Silver Lance
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Alen
Portrait alen fe06.png
Cavalier
HP
21
Inventory
Iron Sword
Iron Lance
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Bors
Portrait bors fe06.png
Knight
HP
20
Inventory
Iron Sword
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Wolt
Portrait wolt fe06.png
Archer
HP
18
Inventory
Iron Bow
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Lance
Portrait lance fe06.png
Cavalier
HP
20
Inventory
Iron Sword
Javelin
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters

None

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba gold.png 5,000G Visit village

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Bandit Fighter 1 10 20 5 2 4 0 2 0 11 5 Iron Axe
• The northwest one begins moving if he can attack a unit within two turns.
• The three southeast of Damas and the two nearest him move to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 1 1 20 5 1 5 0 3 0 12 5 Iron Axe
Moves to raid the village, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 1 2 18 4 3 3 0 3 0 7 5 Iron Bow
The northwest one begins moving if he can attack a unit within two turns.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Damas Fighter 5 1 28 9 5 5 0 4 0 11 5 Steel Axe
Moves onto the gate on turn 1, then does not move.

Boss data

Main article: Damas
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

Portrait damas fe06.png
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Fighter
Level 5
Stats
Max HP 28 Luck 0
Strength 9 Defense 4
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Speed 6 Constitution 11
Movement 5 Aid 10
Inventory
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords ✗ Lances ✗ Axes ✓ Bows ✗
Anima magic ✗ Light magic ✗ Dark magic ✗ Staves ✗

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

The first chapter in The Binding Blade can prove a challenge if the player is overconfident. In the first playthrough, it is recommended to act slower, or the enemies can swarm a unit and defeat him. Besides, reinforcements in The Binding Blade appear at the beginning of the enemy turn, fresh to attack.

At the beginning, the only units who can attack twice in a turn are Marcus and Lance. On Normal mode, it is recommended to give Marcus' Iron Sword to Roy; the player should reserve Roy's rapier for armored or mounted bosses. Nevertheless, there is no need to train the lord immediately; depending on the playthrough, Roy will have 21 to 27 chapters for training before being promoted, so there is enough time. On Hard, however, Marcus can use the Iron Sword to cripple enemy axe units and leave them easy pickings for your unpromoted units. Do not be afraid to use Marcus on Hard, as he is the only unit capable of surviving prolonged combat in your group right now.

Wolt and Lance can attack the enemies with their iron bow and javelin and make some damage; Alen is the strongest of the unpromoted units, but even he can fall prey to the enemies if they attack him in mass. If any unit receives damage, there are four vulneraries; the player should not hesitate on using them, as almost all characters can resist only three hits.

If the player does not care too much for turn count, they can make a chokepoint near the starting point, between the water and the cliff. This is highly recommended for beginners and players who are not confident on their luck. In the meantime, the village can be visited by a unit who is not fighting. The reward is 5,000 gold, which is extremely useful, as Roy's army begins with no money of their own.

The boss hits hard and has a decent amount of HP; the player should attack him only with swords to ensure they hit. Once the boss is killed, Roy can conquer the castle and end the chapter.

Etymology and other languages

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

Breath of Destiny

Used in the Tempest Trial named after this chapter, and in leftover text from the data transfer menu in the English version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

English
(unofficial)

Dawn of Destiny

Used in the fan translation.

Japanese

運命の息吹

Breath of Destiny

Spanish

Aliento del destino

Breath of destiny

French

Vent du destin

Wind of destiny

German

Schicksalsatem

Destiny's Breath

Italian

Soffio del destino

Breath of destiny

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Sopro do destino

Breath of destiny

Traditional Chinese

命運之氣息

Breath of destiny

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References

  1. Dawn of Destiny, triangleattack.com, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: 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 • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: 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: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine 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
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline