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Starting class



Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Oh... so they've sniffed out our plan, have they? Which means they're not an opponent that will be easily fooled. We'll need something special.
— Dakova

Dakova is the boss of Chapter 5 of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, and a general of the Daein army. He is an observant, competent officer who knows his place and follows orders. He and his men were sent by Petrine to retrieve Princess Elincia unharmed from the Greil Mercenaries' fort. Having surrounded the fort, Dakova and his men await the actions of the mercenaries. When Ike leads a party of the mercenaries out of the fort, Dakova is forced to change his plans, and quickly adjusts his battle strategy.

If Dakova lives through his encounter with the Greil Mercenaries, he is later seen apologizing to Petrine for failing his mission. Petrine reminds him of the Daein army's motto - "Success or failure, life or death", then orders him out of her sight, presumably dead.


Easy/Normal Difficult/Maniac

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Level 13
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Constitution 12
Max HP 30 Speed 5
Strength 10 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 8 Resistance 0
Movement 5 Weight 16
Inventory Skills
Iron Lance
Ashera IconThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif C GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --


Battle quotes

What's going on? Weren't they supposed to be completely surrounded?
— Dakova
Ike: Are you the commander of this battalion? Order your men to retreat, and I’ll let you escape with your life.
Dakova: Don’t push your luck, mercenary dog!!

— Dakova, when fighting Ike

Death quote

I... don't believe it... What went wrong...
— Dakova

Escape Quote

Grr... How've they lasted this long? Just who are these mercenaries? Knowing your enemy's strength is vital to any strategy... Soldiers! Retreat! We fall back for now!
— Dakova

Etymology and other languages

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




Romanized in the internal game files as Dakkowa.











Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeAltinaAsheraCaineghisDanielDeghinseaElenaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLilliaLeanneLekainLoraziehLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionRamonRenningSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
Bosses AshnardBalmerBertramBlack KnightBoydBryceDakovaDanomillEmilEnaGashilamaGreilGromellHafeddHavettiHeddwynHomasaIkanauKamuraKasataiKayacheyKimaarsiKotaffMackoyaMaijinMuarimNaesalaNedataNorrisOliverPetrineRikardSchaefferSeekerShiharamTomenamiZawana
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (part 1part 2part 3part 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (part 1part 2) • 28: Twisted Tower • Endgame: RepatriationTrial Maps
Locations TelliusBegnion (Sienne) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline