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


Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure TCG

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





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


Grannvalean (Edda)


Lord of Edda

Starting class

High Priest

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 Langobalt 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
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png
SNESRankFire.png C SNESRankThunder.png C SNESRankWind.png C SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --


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

Claud joins late into Chapter 3, and he comes in handy for the rest of the first generation. Claud's Major Bragi blood permits him to use the Valkyrie staff, which is indispensable as it can bring any units you want back from the dead. Every usage also gives him a full level up, however it must be used in the Home castle. Beyond that, his staff ability means he can support the army very easily, albeit beyond Rescue and Physic his low movement will prove challenging to use for most of the frontline units. While he is objectively capable of combat, his low movement, lack of any combat skills (Follow-Up in particular), and the presence of other capable fighters in the party means he is not best suited for this, and having him avoid combat outside the Arena to avoid the risk of him dying (which means the Valkyrie staff is permanently lost, and all unit deaths from that point on are final). Claud cannot resurrect Sigurd, whose death is an automatic game over, and the Valkyrie staff is of no use for saving the home castle should it come under attack.

His best children, due to his lack of skills, are the two who can use staves. Thus, it is recommended to marry him to Silvia or Erinys so Corpul or Ced can get access to the Valkyrie staff. While any of them benefit from the enhanced growth rates, only Arthur of Tailtiu otherwise uses primarily magic; the rest do not and do not benefit as much with a magical father like Claud.

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
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Initial: 50
Per turn:+3
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Initial: 190
Per turn:+1
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Initial: 100
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 100
Per turn:+3
Ma snes02 sniper female playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn:4
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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 Thove 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.


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 one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

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 #B06-042HNArtist: Akira Fujikawa
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 Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
Reverted back to his NOJ name in Gharnef's fan translation patch.
Japanese クロード Officially romanized as Claud. Romanized instead as Clord in the Super Tactics Book.


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


  1. Serenes Forest: Character ages (non-canon)
  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
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. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBrigidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/RoddlevanSeliphShannanTeeny/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline