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Path of Radiance Radiant Dawn

FERD Danved.png
Artwork of Danved from Radiant Dawn.

A close friend of Largo and Calill, owners of a Crimean market. He’s an expert lancer of unknown origins. He denies speculation that he and a man named Devdan are the same person.





  • 32 (Path of Radiance)[1]
  • 35 (Radiant Dawn)[2]
Starting class


People often make that mistake. But Danved is definitely not Devdan.
— Danved

Devdan (Japanese: ダラハウ Dalahowe), also known as Danved (Japanese: ウハラダ Wuhalada), is a character that appears in both Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, although in the latter he claims to be a different person.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait devdan fe09.png
Level 4
Affinity Is gcn fireaffin.png
Constitution 12
Recruitment: Chapter 16, speak to with Soren, Mist, Rolf, Sothe, or Tormod

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Heavy Spear Serenity
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif B GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --


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

Devdan is a prepromoted halberdier that joins with average base stats everywhere. Due to his class, he is permanently limited by having no mount nor canto nor axes, but he joins during a time when many other units have not yet promoted, so he has higher mobility than other infantry for a few chapters. He has a respectable B rank in lances, so he has access to 1-2 range, many useful lances like the short spear and killer lance, and can use silver lances immediately with an arms scroll. His base stats are average across most stats. He has enough speed to double some enemies on easier difficulties but not many, and enough strength to do decent damage but not excellent. He has average skill and excellent luck, and due to serenity and his fire affinity, his hitrates will be reliable. Interestingly, he has a good resistance base for a physical unit, complemented by the Knight Ward if the player so chooses.

Devdan has excellent strength and decent defense growths, so he will consistently do decent damage and be reasonably durable with investment. He has a respectable skill and luck growth, ensuring his hitrates will continue to be reliable. His speed growth is low, but the Knight Ward increases it to 65%, and his base speed is salvageable enough to benefit from it. In the long run, Devdan can be a respectable lance-wielding combat unit, but does not particularly offer anything unique due to lack of mount and low speed.

Devdan has the Serenity skill which halves the effects of biorhythm. This arguably makes his hitrates more reliable as it decreases the variance of it, so it is recommended to keep it. He is a good candidate for an occult scroll, as he has enough space to learn Luna without sacrificing important skills. With his good skill, he also benefits from Adept and Guard, both skills that help his offense and durability, respectably.

Devdan has a fire affinity which gives an attack and accuracy boost, which he benefits from. Tormod and his fire affinity makes an excellent partner for Devdan, as both units will gain a respectable +3 attack and +15 accuracy boost. Nephenee appreciates Devdan's attack boost, and is the same class as Devdan, though her wind affinity does not help either unit too much. Largo is Devdan's weakest support option, as his wind affinity doesn't benefit Devdan much; Devdan's fire affinity is mostly overkill for Largo.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait danved fe10.png
Level 9
Affinity Is wii fireaffin.png
Constitution 12
Recruitment: Part 2, Chapter 3, view base conversation "Calill's Shop"

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Killer Lance
Iron Greatlance
Critical +5
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png S WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
  • Note: The above stats are Danved's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Devdan capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to Danved's base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Skills Weapon level
Sentinel +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +0 +2 +4 0 0 Impale WiiRankLance.png (x to A)


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

Danved is a halberdier that is part of the Crimean Royal Knights and is usable in chapters 2-3, part of 2-E, and 3-9, before joining Ike's group. For his available chapters, he has well-rounded base stats, with enough speed to double some enemy units, enough strength to deal useful damage, and above average durability, but is not particularly fantastic in any of these areas. He has an excellent S rank in lances, so he can use all available lances in part 2 and onward, including Killer Lance, Horseslayer, Brave Lance, Silver Lance, and Spears. As he is the main infantry unit in a group of mounts, he falls behind very easily through part 2. However, he can contribute in chapter 3-9 as he can climb ledges while all the other paladins on his team cannot. With significant rigging, he can cap strength, skill, and speed which helps Devdan's offense a lot; this is not realistic though.

When Danved joins Ike's group, he will be very underleveled and need significant investment to catch up. Immediate BEXPing is not recommended as luck is one of his highest growths, and he will infrequently gain other important stats, so he should equip Paragon and be fed combat kills. He has average growths in strength, speed, and defense, so he can be a reasonable lance user for enemy phase if invested. Ultimately, he requires significant combat investment to catch up, and has nothing in particular that makes him stand out compared to other lance-wielding units, so without favoritism, he is better off benched for the rest of the game.

For Part 4, as a grounded infantry unit, Danved works best on Ike's team, as he can take advantage of ledges in 4-4. He can also be put on Tibarn's team as chapter 4-5's swamp limits him less than chapter 4-3's desert. Micaiah's team has chapter 4-3's desert, crippling his movement, but chapter 4-P is filled with paladins, so Danved can be valuable with the Horseslayer. As Danved has no hammer access and middling strength, he will struggle against the common generals through part 4 and endgame. His poor resistance growth and speed cap also limit his uses in endgame. In general, even with investment, Danved will frequently have trouble contributing significantly through part 4 and endgame.

Danved has no skills. If he wants to catch up to Ike's group upon rejoining, he needs Geoffrey's or Astrid's Paragon in 3-9. As he has a above average speed base and growth, he can make use of Soren's Adept to improve his offense, or Haar's Cancel to improve his durability. Danved learns Impale which helps his offense, though his low skill growth hurts his activation rate. Take note that his biorhythm cycle is very extreme, and frequently either at best or worst, which significantly impacts his activation and hitrates, so it is recommended to keep an eye on his biorhythm if assigning him these skills.

Danved has a fire affinity which gives a valuable attack and accuracy boost. Marcia and Calill both have attack-boosting affinities and appreciate the extra attack, but Marcia is a flier and Calill a mage. Geoffrey also has the same fire affinity, but his availability is even more finnicky so he should not be a partner. If the player wants Danved to support someone in Ike's group, it is recommended to pair him with another unit with a fire or dark affinity and with similar movement, for +3 attack, such as Mia, Boyd, and Soren.

Personality and character

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Path of Radiance

Main article: Devdan/Supports (Path of Radiance)
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Small portrait nephenee fe09.png
Soldier Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 2
B: 5
A: 8
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Mage Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 1
B: 4
A: 7
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Berserker Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 1
B: 2
A: 3

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Click here for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

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Default bonds:




Extra bonds:*
Small portrait nephenee fe10.png
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Fire Sage



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Radiant Dawn

Danved, Lucky Wayfarer
The war over, Danved hung up his lance and became a traveling performer. His act could make anyone laugh.


Battle quotes

While~♪ whistling~♪
— An unused quote intended to be Devdan's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
No, no, no! Devdan does not fight children! Let us talk, please!
— Devdan, if made to fight a child in Chapter 16 of Path of Radiance.
Devdan: Devdan likes pretty things, too.
Oliver: Wh-who are you?
Devdan: But things are only pretty where you find them. Locking them away is sad. It makes Devdan upset...
Oliver: Grrr... That peculiar face... I’ve seen it somewhere before. Um...err... It’s no use. Your ill-favored face clouds my memory.
Devdan: You have a bad memory, large man. Let Devdan give you a present that you will not forget...

— Devdan, when fighting Oliver in part four of Chapter 17 of Path of Radiance.
Ouch, ouch, ouch! Ahh, I guess that’s it... That’s all, folks...
— Danved's escape quote in Radiant Dawn.
Oliver: Oh, my– Quite the... striking... face you have. I seem to remember you from somewhere... Hmmm... It’s like my brain is in fog. I can never remember the ugly ones.
Danved: Danved is pretty striking. Don’t worry, Danved will show you just how striking he can be.

— Danved, when fighting Oliver in Part 4 Chapter 4 of Radiant Dawn.

Death quotes

I’d rather be injured myself than do harm to someone...else...
— Devdan, in Path of Radiance.
It is better...that Devdan gets hurt... than hurts...someone else...
— Devdan, as an enemy in Chapter 16 of Path of Radiance.
In this world... There’s no place for joy... or laughter...
— Danved, in Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Devdan is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher. He has to date only been featured in his Devdan identity, and has yet to be featured as Danved.

Both of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Devdan
TCGCipher B17-069HN.png 心豊かな槍使い, Devdan



"Even things you're used to will show you something new if you look hard enough. And discoveries are exciting! That's what life is all about! At least, that's what Devdan thinks. Some disagree... and that makes Devdan upset!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Halberdier Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Ladies and gentlemen! Gather 'round!": [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Count the number of cards in your hand. Return all of the cards in your hand to your deck, then shuffle your deck. Draw 1 card per card counted when using this skill. Also, until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B17-069HNArtist: mineri
TCGCipher B17-070N.png 花と子供を愛する男, Devdan



"Devdan is no old man. Devdan was imprisoned for looking at the lovely flower garden."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Soldier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Youngsters aren't supposed to be fighting!": [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 card with a deployment cost of 1 from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B17-070NArtist: mineri
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Devdan .


  • The piece of paper in Devdan's support with Largo shares its Japanese name with Danved.[3] Path of Radiance localized the name as "Nadved", Devdan spelled backwards.[4] This technically means that Path of Radiance localized Wuhalada as Nadved, though Radiant Dawn does not reflect this.
  • Danved is the only unit within the soldier's promotion line in Radiant Dawn that does not wear a helmet in any of his promotion classes.

Etymology and other languages


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Devdan
Japanese ダラハウ Officially romanized as Dalahowe.
Spanish Devdan
French Devdan
German Devdan
Italian Devdan


Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Danved
Japanese ウハラダ Officially romanized as Wuhalada. ウハラダ is ダラハウ spelled backward.
Spanish Danved
French Danved
German Danved
Italian Danved


Official artwork



  1. FE PoR: Devdan Character Profile (P. 109) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 9 March 2018
  2. FE RD: Danved Character Profile (P. 73) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 9 March 2018
  3. "ほ~ら、できた!この子はダラハウの友達、ウハラダよ~" — Devdan introducing Nadved to Largo (Japanese), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  4. "Voila! All done! This is Devdan's friend... Nadved!" — Devdan introducing Nadved to Largo (English), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
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