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FESoV Deathgoyle.png
Artwork of Deathgoyle from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Gargoyles enhanced by magic. They surpass their lesser brethren in speed and brutality.


Lance (The Sacred Stones)
Monster (Shadows of Valentia)



The Deathgoyle (Japanese: デスガーゴイル Deathgargoyle or バルログ Balrog) is an enemy-exclusive monster class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden and so far only appears in it, its remake Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and The Sacred Stones. They are a species of flying, lance- or scythe-wielding reptilian monster and are a magically-enhanced variant of the Gargoyle monster species. They are classified as an advanced class and the "promoted" version of the Gargoyle. They tend to appear in the later parts of the games instead of regular Gargoyles.

As a flying class, Deathgoyles act as a monster equivalent of the playable Falcoknight, Wyvern Knight, and Wyvern Lord classes. They have high strength, speed, and defense, and with their high movement and ability to fly without being hindered by terrain, they are adept at quickly closing in and swarming the player's army in numbers. However, in The Sacred Stones, their nature as a flying class makes them vulnerable to bows and the Wind Sword. Additionally, since they have low resistance, they are easily defeated by magic.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 26 8 -- 3 9 0 7 7 7 -- -- 40 --
The Sacred Stones 23 8 -- 5 8 0 9 1 7 11 -- -- GBARankLance.gif A
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 34 15 -- 11 16 0 10 10 7 -- -- 160 FE15RankMonster.png
In Gaiden, Deathgoyles also have a base class strength of 6. In Shadows of Valentia, they have a base class strength of 2.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- --
The Sacred Stones 60 27 -- 25 23 30 28 22 15 25 GBARankLance.gif S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
The Sacred Stones 70% 40% -- 30% 25% 10% 20% 17% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 100% 50% -- 55% 55% 0% 25% 10% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Deathgoyles are equipped with passive skills that mark them as promoted Is 3ds03 terror.pngTerror units, as well as Is 3ds03 flying.pngflying units.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 gargoyle.png
Hypothetical only Bs fe02 deathgoyle.png

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 gargoyle lance.png
Hypothetical only Bs fe08 deathgoyle lance.png

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds03 gargoyle enemy.gif
Hypothetical only Ma 3ds03 deathgoyle enemy.gif

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Gargoyles enhanced by magic. They surpass their lessen brethren in speed and brutality. ??
The Sacred Stones
Gargoyles empowered by magic. They are both swift and brutal. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A flying bronze statue with a will of its own. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Deathgoyle From death + goyle, a shortened form of "gargoyle", grotesque, animal-like statues on the tops of buildings such as churches during the Middle Ages.
Deathgoyle In the Gaiden fan translation, they are abbreviated to Dethgoyle for space reasons.
Japanese バルログ
• Balrog. From the Balrog, a species of demonic, fiery monster in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and associated works. The class is known by this name in Gaiden.
• Officially romanized as Deathgargoyle. The class is known by this name in The Sacred Stones.
Spanish • Diablo
• Balrog
• Devil. Used in The Sacred Stones.
• As above. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Morgouille Deathgoyle; from the French mort, "death" + gargouille, "gargoyle".
German Finstergoyle Darkgoyle; from the German finster, "dark" + gargoyle.
Italian Gargoyle morte Death gargoyle. Abbreviated to Garg. morte for space reasons.
Dutch Doodsgargouille Deathgoyle
Simplified Chinese 炎魔
Traditional Chinese 炎魔



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.
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Path of Radiance
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Radiant Dawn
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