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- Not to be confused with the similarly named character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Claude.
|“||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.
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.
Starting stats and growth rates
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 Coirpre 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.
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.
Personality and character
Love growths and events
- 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.
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|“||Gods... My life is yours. Please watch over theirs in return...||”|
— Claud, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
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|
|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]   Deploy a 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|
|"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]  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 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 for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
Officially romanized as Claud. Romanized instead as Clord in the Super Tactics Book.
Artwork of Claud from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Artwork of Claud from Treasure.
Artwork of Claud from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Claud's portrait from Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Serenes Forest: Character ages (non-canon)
- "Claud: This war will end in our defeat. All that is important to us will be lost.
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
- "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
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|