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Dark Druid

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Dark Druid

Bs fe07 enemy nergal dark druid dark.png
Nergal as a Dark Druid in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

A druid whose soul has been sacrificed to darkness in an appeal for power.

Weapon(s)

Anima, Light, Dark, Staff

Skill(s)

None

The Dark Druid (Japanese: 災いを招く者 Basiliskglance) is an advanced, enemy-only magical class which appears only in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. This class is exclusive to Nergal, the game's main antagonist and final boss, and is a more powerful version of the Druid class available to the player. It has access to all four types of magic, but in gameplay exclusively uses dark magic.

The Dark Druid follows in a similar mold to the Druid itself, boasting fearsome raw magical power, HP, defense and resistance as well as good skill and speed. This class's high stats, combined with the raw power of Nergal's signature tome Ereshkigal, make Nergal a fearsome final boss. The class does have a unique weakness to the Aureola tome, which in the hands of a skilled Bishop is an effective way to fight Nergal.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 75 -- 30 18 15 0 28 30 6 10 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S
GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 30 28 26 30 30 30 15 15 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S
GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S
  • Note: The default maximum HP for all classes is 60, but the Dark Druid's base HP exceeds that.

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
The Blazing Blade 45% -- 55% 30% 25% 20% 10% 35% -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Nil.

Class change

The Blazing Blade

Advanced class
Bs fe07 enemy nergal dark druid dark.png
Dark Druid


Notable enemy Dark Druids

Enemy Units
Name Game
Nergal The Blazing Blade
Enemy Dark Druid units in the Fire Emblem series.


Trivia

Pent casts Mend after being turned into a Dark Druid through hacking, demonstrating the class's broken staff animation.
  • Dark Druids are able to use staves but do not have a correct battle animation for them, likely because there was never an anticipated need for Nergal to actually use a staff. When a Dark Druid attempts to use a staff through game modification, his usual standing battle sprite undergoes graphical glitches.
  • The Dark Druid can be seen as an evil counterpart to the Archsage class, belonging to Nergal's former friend Athos.
  • Nergal's stats are the same as the Dark Druid class's base stats, except for his luck, which is 20.
  • In the Japanese version, the Dark Druid shares its name with the title of Nergal's theme in the game's Sound Room. International versions still call the song "Calamity Bringer" even though the class's name was changed.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dark Druid From druid, a type of Celtic priest prior to the rise of Christianity in the British Isles. "Dark" is added to indicate the class's superiority over regular Fire Emblem Druids.
Japanese 災いを招く者 Officially romanized as Basiliskglance; literally "calamity bringer". It is said that those who look into the eyes of a basilisk will die instantly.
Spanish Druida negro Black druid
French Druide noir Black druid
German Geomant Geomancer
Italian Druidoscuro Darkdruid

Gallery

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter