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Dagdar

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This article is about the character from Thracia 776 commonly referred to as "Dagda". For the country in Three Houses, see Dagda.
Dagdar

FE776 Dagdar.png
Artwork of Dagdar from Thracia 776.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
  • Tanya (daughter)
  • Osian (son-in-law)[citation needed]
Nationality

Thracian

Starting class

Warrior

Appearance(s)

It ain't like anybody can replace Eyvel, but you still got a long way to go before this war is lost. An' hey, captured ain't dead, right? We'll get Eyvel back—together.
— Dagdar, to Leif

Dagdar (Japanese: ダグダ Dagdar) is a Thracian ex-bandit, the leader of a group of brigands based in Mount Violdrake, and a friend and ally of Eyvel and the Fiana Freeblades. Along with his daughter Tanya and subordinate Marty, he was one of Leif's first allies into his liberation army against Munster.

Biography

Dagdar was the leader of a group bandit in Mount Violdrake. Later, he met Eyvel and joined the Fiana Freeblades.[1] When Raydrik's forces invaded Fiana, Dagdar, Tanya, and Marty arrived in Fiana to help Leif and Eyvel free it from the Munster occupation. Dagdar continued to accompany Leif until his capture at Fort Kelbeth; Dagdar then retreated to Mount Violdrake to muster his men for a direct assault on Munster. Back in his mansion, however, Dagdar's bandits mutinied, led by his former minion Gomez, and Dagdar and Tanya were attacked by his former band; they were saved by Leif and rejoined his army.

If Dagdar was to die during the war, his body was used by Manfroy to create the Deadlord Tigris as a last line of defense before Veld.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role

Dagdar is a playable character. In Chapter 1, Dagdar, along with Tanya and Marty, appear as player units on turn 3. He is removed from the party at the end of Chapter 3. If Tanya was dead or captured by the end of Chapter 3, Dagdar rejoins at the end of Chapter 8. If Dagdar and Tanya were still alive and uncaptured at the end of Chapter 3, and Rumei was captured in Chapter 8, the player get access to Chapter 8x. In Chapter 8x, Dagdar and Tanya rejoin on turn 1.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait dagdar fe05.png
Ma snes03 warrior playable.gif Warrior
Level 6
Action
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from turn 3
Chapter 8, automatically at the end of the chapter if Tanya was dead or captured by the end of Chapter 3
Chapter 8x, automatically from turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Hammer
Hand Axe
Accost
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A Bows E Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE5RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Supports

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Dagdar
Warrior
Supports:
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Marty
Brigand
Bonus:
10

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Bonus:
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Bonus:
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Supported by:
Portrait tanya fe05.png
Tanya
Bow Fighter
Bonus:
10
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Eyvel
Swordmaster
Bonus:
10

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Bishop
Bonus:
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See Support § Super Famicom games for more details on supports.

Analysis

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

Much like Eyvel, Dagdar is available very early in Thracia 776, starts promoted, and is also very useful. He is very durable with 43 base HP, the second highest in the game, and a great 14 base defense, as well as enough speed to avoid being doubled. His offenses are just as potent, with an excellent base 14 attack, solid base speed and skill, and an immense 15 constitution. Dagdar also has the Accost skill, which allows him to initiate another round of combat if his HP and attack speed are higher than his opponent's. Since he doubles enemies in the early game and his HP is enormous, he can trigger Accost reliably, which allows him to one-round almost every enemy for the first few chapters he is in.

Due to Dagdar's high constitution and combat prowess, he is one of the best units for capturing enemies, since he can reliably attack them multiple times and has sufficient constitution to bear the weight. He is a great wielder of the Brave Axe for this reason, as he will be able to use it to capture most enemies. He can be used throughout the game, although his usefulness does deteriorate later on since other characters catch up to his stats. His speed in particular can be problematically low, but most enemies in Thracia tend to have poor to mediocre speed (outside of the final few chapters), and he can use the Crusader Scrolls like the Ced scroll to help him. He can deal sufficient damage and take hits throughout the game, though his skill and luck can be a particular issue for his hit rates, which is compounded by not having access to many high hit rate weapons as well as not being able to increase these stats very easily. His lack of access to any magical damage, as well absence of a high FCM may also render him somewhat ineffective when dealing with some tougher enemies and most bosses.

His Accost skill is a double-edged sword. If he has more HP and attack speed than the enemy at the beginning of combat, he will initiate another round of combat, but this can occur even if Dagdar cannot attack—for instance, if he is being shot at by a Ballista, it may attack him multiple times while he cannot retaliate. This is not too problematic against physically attacking foes, as Dagdar's defense is decent, but against magical opponents he can take tons of damage, especially against Dark Mages, who often have very low attack speed.

Dagdar leaves the army at the end of Chapter 3, just like everyone else except Leif and Lifis, but he comes back much earlier than Eyvel does. Also much like Eyvel, his bases hold up for the majority of the game, which makes him viable even late-game, though the enemies in the final chapters are difficult for him to handle.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Role

Dagdar is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Thracia 776 character set. He is also present as an enemy in the first and third installments of the Lost Bloodlines DLC series.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait spotpass dagdar fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 warrior playable.gif Warrior
Level 1
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 4,100 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Cap Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Hammer* Despoil
Gamble
Zeal
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C
Bows D Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

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Dagdar
Base classes:*
Barbarian Berserker
Warrior
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
See reclass for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Tactician/Grandmaster Cavalier Paladin Knight Great Knight General Barbarian/Berserker Fighter Mercenary/Hero Bow Knight Archer Sniper

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Tactician/Grandmaster 80% 65% 45% 55% 50% 45% 45% 30%

Myrmidon Swordmaster Assassin Thief Trickster Wyvern Rider/Wyvern Lord Griffon Rider Priest War Monk Mage/Sage Dark Mage Dark Knight Sorcerer Dread Fighter

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Thief 75% 65% 35% 65% 60% 45% 40% 25%

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E, Bows E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Dagdar has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Personality

Despite his status as a bandit boss, Dagdar is a kind-hearted man; August theorises that he and many of his men were the victims of circumstance of being born in the impoverished nation that is Thracia, and that he was abandoned by his parents as a child and forced to grow up as a bandit.[2] By default he is more inclined to peace and talking problems through, but will gladly take violent exception to being abused by his inferiors.[3] He possesses an immense mutual respect for and confidence in Eyvel, considering her to be far superior to him as a warrior.[4]

Endings

Thracia 776

Dagdar - Ex-Bandit of Mount Violdrake
Returning to Mount Violdrake, Dagdar again gathered his underlings and set them to restoring the barren land. After a few years, the soil around Mount Violdrake was reborn into rich, fertile farmland.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Looking to trade blows with yer elders? Ya may dislike the result.
— Dagdar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Scurry home to yer mother, lad. Ya got no business here.
— Dagdar, when fighting Donnel, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Won't listen to reason, eh? Guess I'll have to use my loud voice.
— Dagdar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
Hm? I'd pegged ya for some scrawny villager, but I see I was wrong. All right, lad, let's put ya to the test!
— Dagdar, when fighting Donnel, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
I be Dagdar of Mt. Violdrake!
— Dagdar's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
Come at me, one and all!
— Dagdar's SpotPass battle quote in Awakening.
Aye. Come to Dagdar!
— Dagdar's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.

Death quotes

I... led an awful strange life, didn't I...? But it was MY life, an' I've got no regrets...
— Dagdar, in Thracia 776.
Ungh...No respect...for yer elders...
— Dagdar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Bested by the likes of you... Maybe it's time I retired...
— Dagdar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.

Escape quotes

Prince Leif, there's nuthin' more you can do! Hightail it outta there!
— Dagdar, in Thracia 776.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 1
(2017)
645 Portrait dagdar fe05 cyl.png
Dagdar
Thracia 776
97
CYL 2
(2018)
695
(+50)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
61
(−36)
CYL 3
(2019)
603
(−9)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
87
(+26)
CYL 4
(2020)
613
(−17)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
101
(+14)
CYL 5
(2021)
459
(−154)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
160
(+59)
CYL 6
(2022)
555
(+94)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
111
(−49)
CYL 7
(2023)
594
(+39)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
64
(−47)
CYL 8
(2024)
603
(+9)
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Dagdar
Thracia 776
66
(+2)
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 747

Trivia

  • If Dagdar dies or is not rescued from captivity, he will be transformed into the Tigris, one of the Deadlords in the Endgame.
  • According to Thracia 776's website, Dagdar was designed to look 45 years old.[5]

Etymology and other languages

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

Dagdar

As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From the Dagda, a prominent god in Irish mythology.

English
(unofficial)

Dagda

Used in the Shaya fan translation

Japanese

ダグダ

Officially romanized as Dagdar. Misromanization of "Dagda", as above.

Spanish

Dagdar

As above.

French

Dagdar

As above.

German

Dagdar

As above.

Italian

Dagdar

As above.

Portuguese

Dagdar[6]

--

Traditional Chinese

達古達[7]

Dagdar

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait dagdar fe05.png Warrior Ma snes03 warrior playable.gif
Bs fe05 dagdar warrior axe.png
Axe
(Iron Axe)
Bs fe05 dagdar warrior bow.png
Bow
(Iron Bow)

Official artwork

Heroes artwork

Meet some of the Heroes artwork

References

  1. "The former head of a band of brigands who used the area around Mount Violdrake as their stronghold. Had a change of heart after meeting Eyvel."Thracia 776 character data, Fire Emblem World
  2. "Leif: I pity Dagdar and his men, truly, but... Why couldn't they just earn their food through honest labor?
    August: And where would they labor? Their very land was infertile. Many of these men were children of Thracian farmers. Abandoned by their parents, they turned to banditry out of sheer necessity. Their choice was simple: steal or starve.
    " — Leif and August, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Dagdar: Listen up, Gomez! I got no reason to fight you an' yer boys. Think about this afore you do somethin' rash.
    Gomez: Naw, it's too late fer you to be makin' excuses, Dagdar! The soil itself don't want us here! Nothin' grows! Tryin' to till a field is like sawing through rock! All I wanted was a full belly, but you let that wench Eyvel cheat you outta the good land! She's got you wrapped around her little finger! You that desperate fer company that you'd let everybody starve fer a chance to get lucky? Shame on you, old man!
    Dagdar: What'd you say?! Hmph, you talk big fer a glorified errand-boy![...] Fine! You want yerself a fight so bad, you got one!
    " — Dagdar and Gomez, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "It's good to have ya back, Eyvel. I been tryin' to help these lads as best I could, but nobody could ever replace you." — Dagdar, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. Character ~登場人物の紹介~, ファイアーエムブレム トラキア776, Retrieved: 11 April, 2017
  6. "Filha de Dagdar" — the Portuguese epithet for Tanya: Dagdar's Kid, Fire Emblem Heroes
  7. "達古達之女" — the Traditional Chinese epithet for Tanya: Dagdar's Kid, Fire Emblem Heroes
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