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Not to be confused with the similarly named character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Claude.

FESK Claud 03.png
Artwork of Claud from Genealogy of the Holy War.






27 (as of Grann 757; Ōsawa manga adaptation only[1])

  • Bragi (ancestor)
  • Unnamed sister
  • Silvia (distant cousin)

Grannvalean (Edda)


Lord of Edda

Starting class

High Priest


Genealogy of the Holy War

Only Father Claud of Edda could sense the impending crisis.
— Opening narration of the Prologue

Claud (Japanese: クロード Claud) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He was the lord of the Edda dukedom of Grannvale, a full-blooded descendant of Bragi of the Twelve Crusaders, and head of the Church of Edda. Gifted with divine foresight, he learned the reality of the chaos engulfing the noble houses of Grannvale, and was an ally of Sigurd following the false accusations laid against him about the death of Prince Kurth.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Six months into Sigurd's occupation of Agustria, Claud arrived at Madino Castle with Tailtiu in tow, warning Sigurd of the death of Kurth and the rumors implicating Sigurd in Kurth's murder. Afterward, Claud departed for Bragi Tower to pray and attempt to divine the truth of the conflict. He and Tailtiu emerged from the tower after Sigurd defeated Chagall at Sylvale Castle, having learned the reality of Reptor and Lombard being behind Kurth's death, and having found Valkyrie, long thought to be lost. He subsequently accompanied Sigurd in exile to Silesse, on the march back to Grannvale and in the Battle of Belhalla, in which he foresaw his own death.[2]

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait claud fe04.png
Ma snes02 high priest playable.gif High Priest
Level 20
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodBragi.gif
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 3, automatically from the turn after Sylvale Castle is seized

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
10,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png
FE4RankFire.png C FE4RankThunder.png C FE4RankWind.png C FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --


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

Unit performance

Claud is a level 20 High Priest who joins in Chapter 3. He has high magic and resistance, but he is very frail. Claud can use C-rank wind, thunder, and fire magic, but his low HP, defense, and movement prevent him from being useful as a dedicated combat unit. Claud has major Bragi Holy Blood, which increases his HP, magic, luck, and resistance growths; since he joins at a high level, he will make limited use of these bonuses. Major Bragi blood grants Claud ★ rank in staves, allowing him to use every staff in the game, including the Valkyrie staff he joins with.

With Valkyrie, Claud can resurrect a single dead ally per use; resurrecting an ally can be helpful if the player is playing through the game without resetting to try for more desirable outcomes, or when playing for rankings to prevent a reduction in the survival rank—Valkyrie will not reduce an individual unit's losses for the combat rank, however. If the player is resetting, Valkyrie will be of limited use, as Genealogy of the Holy War allows the player to save at the start of every turn. Additionally, Valkyrie can be used only once before it must be repaired, and repairing it costs 30,000 gold; Claud starts with 10,000 gold, but will struggle to obtain the remaining 20,000 without receiving it from a lover or Dew.

Claud's primary flaw is his low movement. High Priests have below-average movement even for infantry at only 5; Claude shares this movement with Arden, among others. 5 movement prevents Claud from keeping up with the mounted frontline and much of the infantry following them; he can sometimes be unable to reach front-line units even with Physic or Fortify. Claud's low movement is less of an issue in Chapter 3, as he joins in a location where it matters less, but he struggles in Chapters 4 and 5.

If Claud and Edain are lovers in Chapter 5, Claud can grant Edain the Rescue staff in an event; this is one of two ways to obtain Rescue in the first generation, the other being through an event in Chapter 4 between Edain and Azelle that requires they be lovers. Neither Claud nor Edain makes strong use of Rescue as they both have 5 move, but Lachesis—when promoted to Master Knight—will have A level staves and 9 move, allowing her to bring units much further than they could move on their own. If Azelle grants Edain Rescue, the player will have access to it in Chapter 4 where it is particularly helpful, but will be unable to use it in the second generation until late in Chapter 8 at the earliest if Claud sires Ced; if Claud grants Edain Rescue, it will be unavailable in Chapter 4, but Edain's daughter Lana can inherit it from the start of Chapter 6; if Rescue is inherited by no one, it can be purchased from the armory in Chapter 10

As a father

Claud's children will inherit Bragi Holy Blood—which increases HP, magic, luck, and resistance growths—but he has no skills to pass down. Claud will always pass major Bragi blood and Valkyrie to his son—or if he marries Brigid, his daughter Patty—regardless of if they can use Valkyrie. The only children that can potentially use Valkyrie if they inherit it are Erinys's son Ced and Silvia's son Coirpre. Alternately as mentioned previously, Claud can marry Edain, forsaking use of Valkyrie in the second generation, but allowing Lana to use every staff but Valkyrie at base and allowing earlier access to Rescue.

If Claud is Lana's father, she inherits minor Bragi blood, increasing her staff level to A allowing her to inherit and use the high-level staves Rescue and Fortify at base. When not inherited, most staves—especially stronger ones—only become available late in the second generation; for example, Rescue is first available in Chapter 10, and Fortify and Warp in Chapter 9. Like Claud and Edain, Lana has low movement that limits her ability to heal or to use Rescue; Leif, like Lachesis, can promote to Master Knight with high move and A staves—he can provide strong staff utility, especially with Rescue, in the second generation. Claud will greatly reduce Lester's usefulness, however. Lester will inherit major Bragi blood, which does not boost any significant stats for Lester; his strength will be greatly reduced; and he will be unable to inherit any bows. Claud and Edain are easy to pair; they have the same movement and utility, and can spend much time adjacent to each other without drastically reducing either of their usefulness.

Both Claud and Silvia poses Bragi Holy Blood; if Claud marries Silvia, both of their children will have major Bragi blood. Lene's survivability is slightly boosted by the increase to her HP, Resistance and avoid; however, she inherits nothing else from Claud. Coirpre will not inherit Claud's tomes, but will inherit his staves, including Valkyrie. However, Claud does not significantly improve Coirpre; without Claud as a father, Coirpre has 5 move, slightly lower growth rates, and has A staves—with Claud as a father, Coirpre has 5 move, boosted growth rates, and ★ staves which only grants him use of Valkyrie. Claud and Silvia are relatively easy to pair as they have similar movement, but Silvia is often closer to combat than Claud, and is often given the Leg Ring and Knight Ring which increases her mobility greatly above Claud's.

Both of Erinys's children—Ced and Fee—appreciated the growth boosts from Bragi Holy Blood; as a Sage, Ced uses magic to attack, and Fee can better use magic swords such as the Wind Sword, can better take attacks from enemy magic-users, and gains more avoid. Both units also appreciate the boost to staff level; Fee gains A staves upon promotion instead of a B rank, allowing her to use Rescue and Fortify, something she is especially apt at as a flier; Ced gains ★ staves instead of B, allowing him to use every staff in the game. Pairing Claud and Erinys, however, requires that Erinys—as a flier—be restrained, limiting her contributions to keep her adjacent to Claud.

Another noteworthy pairing for Claud is with Tailtiu. It is very easy to get, as Claud joins alongside Tailtiu, they have similar movement, and they have a high love point base. Claud passes down major Bragi Holy Blood to Arthur and minor Bragi blood to Tine, improving their growths in four areas, most importantly in magic. However, as Claud does not pass down any skills, both Arthur and Tine will be stuck only with Wrath as a skill. While Arthur will inherit Valkyrie, neither Mage nor Mage Knight is capable of wielding staves; Tine can use staves upon promoting to Mage Fighter, and will have A staves with the boost from minor Bragi blood, allowing her to use every staff but Valkyrie—as she has 6 movement, she is a worse wielder of strong staves than Leif or Fee, but is better than Coirpre or Lana. Additionally, Claud is not the best father for either child. Both children benefit more from inheriting Follow-Up and minor Fjalar blood—which boosts magic more than Bragi blood—from Azelle, or Vantage from Lex to synergize with Wrath. Alternately, Arthur benefits strongly from Lewyn as a father, as he will be able to use the powerful Forseti tome, and will be the only mounted unit after promotion capable of using it.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


Claud is deceased as of Grann 776; however, Sleuf claims to have communed with Claud's soul at Bragi Tower, received a prophecy from him, and was told to act as Claud's eyes in the mortal world in observing the fate of Jugdral.[3]

Personality and character

Love growths and events

Portrait claud fe04.png
High Priest
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Initial: 150
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 200
Per turn:+2
Ma snes02 princess playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn:+3
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Initial: 190
Per turn:+1
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Initial: 100
Per turn:+3
Ma snes02 pegasus knight playable.gif
Initial: 100
Per turn:+3
Ma snes02 sniper female playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn:4
Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Initial: 180
Per turn:3
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Click here for more details on the love system.
  • In Chapter 3, Claud can talk to Sigurd at any time after he has been recruited. This conversation yields no reward.
  • In Chapter 4, Sigurd can talk to Claud at any time. This conversation yields no reward.
  • In Chapter 4, Silvia can talk to Claud after Tófa Castle has been seized, granting 100 love points between the pair.
  • In Chapter 5, if the two are lovers, Claud can talk to Edain at any time, rewarding her with a Rescue.
  • In Chapter 5, if the two are lovers, Tailtiu can talk to Claud after Phinora Castle has been seized. This conversation yields no reward.
  • In Chapter 5, if the two are lovers, Silvia can talk to Claud after Phinora Castle has been seized. This conversation yields no reward.


Battle quotes

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Death quote

Gods... My life is yours. Please watch over theirs in return...
— Claud, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Claud is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Claud
TCGCipher B06-042HN.png Bishop of Edda, Claud


"As an heir to the great Saint Bragi, if I pray at our sacred tower, then the truth shall be revealed to me alone."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: High Priest Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Holy Staff Valkyrie: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip one bond card] Deploy a Jugdral unit with a deployment cost of 2 or less from your Bond Area. Then, if you did: You may place a card from your Retreat Area into your Bond Area.
Card #B06-042HN • Artist: Akira Fujikawa
TCGCipher B22-032HN.png 聖杖を継ぐ高司祭, Claud


"This staff has the power to call lost souls back from the hereafter: a power that only I, Saint Bragi's heir, am able to harness."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: High Priest Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Resurrecting Valkyrie: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 card from your Boundless Area, and add it to your hand. If there are no cards in your Boundless Area, you instead draw 1 card.
A Prayer to Bragi: [Always] Enemies who are attacking your Jugdral Main Character cannot Critical Hit.
Card #B22-032HN • Artist: Rokkaku Yamada
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Claude_(Jugdral) .

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.[4]

  • Claude
  • Claud
  • Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
  • Reverted back to his NOJ name in Gharnef's fan translation patch.


Officially romanized as Claud. Romanized instead as Clord in the Super Tactics Book.



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Claud; used in the Choose Your Legends polls and in dialogue in Fire Emblem Heroes.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait claud fe04.png High Priest Ma snes02 high priest playable.gif
Bs fe04 claud high priest staff.png
Bs fe04 claud high priest magic.png


  1. Character ages (non-canon), Serenes Forest, Retrieved: May 18, 2013
  2. "Claud: This war will end in our defeat. All that is important to us will be lost.
    Edain: ...What!?
    Claud: I, too, had a difficult time believing the Lord's words when I was at Bragi Tower. But this is how fate will have it. I also will not likely survive.
    " — Claud and Edain, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Sleuf: But I heard the voice in Bragi Tower. It said, "When the three pillars of light become one, the darkness in this world will vanish."
    Bishop: The late Bishop Claud's voice...
    Sleuf: Yes. He also said this... "Man of virtue, servant of Bragi... Be my eyes and witness the fate of this world..."
    " — Sleuf and a bishop, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "Back then I could not see the evil of which Claud of Edda spoke, the rage in the shadows of the world." — Sigurd: Fated Holy Knight's 5-star level 40 quote, Fire Emblem Heroes
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline