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FEFT Dieck.png
Artwork of Dieck from The Binding Blade.

A former arena fighter from Eturia. Leads a band of mercenaries.








Etrurian (from the Western Isles)[citation needed]


Wounded Tiger[1]

Starting class


Wars aren't fought alone, you know.
— Dieck, to Shanna

Dieck (Japanese: ディーク Dieck) is an Etrurian/Western Islander mercenary. Formerly employed by Lord Pent of Reglay as a gladiator and bodyguard in the Reglay family's service, he later became a renowned mercenary leader, and in the Disturbance of Bern was hired by Eliwood of Pherae to reinforce the ranks of the Pheraen army under Roy.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Dieck is the leader of a small mercenary band—composed of Wade, Lot, and more recently, Shanna—that is hired by Eliwood for the war against Bern. He and his men arrive to the meeting point, only to find Roy's army is already fighting off some soldiers. They join the battle immediately, and after rescuing Elen's mistress, they work alongside Roy during the rest of the war.

After Bern is defeated and the war is over, he breaks up his band but keeps working as a mercenary, his fame extending through Elibe.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait dieck fe06.png
Ma gba mercenary playable.gif Mercenary
Level 5
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 2, automatically from turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Blade
Iron Sword
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif C GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Hero +4 +2 +1 +2 +0 +4 +2 +1 +1 GBARankSword.gif +50 Axe E (+1)


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

Dieck is going to be one of your most powerful/reliable units for the majority of the early to mid game, mostly from his high base stats and that the iron blade does not induce a speed penalty. He’ll easily double any unit he fights (except for other mercenaries most of the time) and has enough strength to defeat them in two hits of the iron blade, or leave the kill to another unit by using the iron sword instead. Dieck will be one of the best candidates for wielding Durandal, the first legendary weapon you obtain, since he starts with C rank (101 exp) swords in chapter 2. His promotion also helps with this by giving him a full weapon level upgrade (+50), so he’ll only need 100 weapon exp to reach S rank (251). Another thing to note on Dieck’s promotion is that he gains a good +2 to strength and speed as well as a massive +4 defense and HP. While E rank axes may not sound that great at first, Dieck will only ever need hand axes and, mostly a choice of preference, a steel axe which weighs him down by 1 point of speed or an iron axe. Either way, Dieck’s high base skill and average luck stat will give him a +30 hit rate from that alone.

Personality and character

Dieck is a mercenary who is serious about his work. Even though he tends to show a more relaxed side, usually facing danger with humor,[2] a life full of hardships has left a mark on him, leading him to distrust others. He is conscious of the difficulties mercenaries have to deal with, and tries to teach Lot and Shanna not to trust employers and other mercenaries too much, but to no avail.[3] In his supports with Lot, he tells the other man how one of his first employers betrayed him. He survived the battle, but was captured and tortured.[4]

Although he acts rude to get people away, Dieck truly cares for his comrades.[5] Yet he does not seem to realize that people can also care for him.[6]

Fifteen years ago, he saved Klein from a lion in an arena, ending up heavily scarred. After that incident, Klein's parents hired him as a pitfighter, and Dieck was considered as a son by them and as old brother by Klein. Some years after, though, Dieck became worried by the complaints and gossips, and so, he left the family. However, the Reglays talked of him to Clarine, who has wanted to meet him since she was little.[7]


Main article: Dieck/Supports
Portrait dieck fe06.png
Is gba thunderaffin.png
Small portrait wade fe06.png
Fighter Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait shanna fe06.png
Pegasus Knight Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait klein fe06.png
Sniper Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin9}}}affin.png|link={{{affin9}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait lot fe06.png
Fighter Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
Small portrait clarine fe06.png
Troubadour Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
Small portrait rutger fe06.png
Myrmidon Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2

[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin8}}}affin.png|link={{{affin8}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.


Dieck, Wounded Tiger
Short: Continued his mercenary career.

Long: Dieck broke up his mercenary band and set out to travel on his own. After that, he continued to participate in various battles. Once, an entire legion of enemies fled after seeing him appear on the battlefield... That is but one of the many legends he has left behind.


Battle quotes

Whoo... There's something you don't see every day!
— Dieck, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.

Death quote

I'm sorry... I must take my leave.
— Dieck, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dieck, under the name Deke, appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a usable sticker.

SSBB Sticker Dieck.png Dieck
from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Bonus: [Slash] Attack +9
Usable by: marthike

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dieck is currently featured on five cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dieck

Normal R+

TCGCipher B05-017R.png
Battle-Scarred Veteran, Dieck



"Can I single-handedly defeat a thousand men? Let's just say no one's supposed to have to fight alone."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Hero Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Sly Old Dog: [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, you may choose a card with the support skill "Attack Emblem" from your Retreat Area, and place it on top of your deck.
Mercenary Battle Tactics: [Always] During your turn, while this unit is being supported by a Sword or Axe card, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B05-017R(+), B05-017STArtist: Clover.K
TCGCipher B05-018N.png Wounded Tiger, Dieck



"There just ain't enough life getting lived these days!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Mercenary Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Dieck Mercenaries: [Always] While this unit is supported by “Shanna”, “Lot” or “Wade”, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-018NArtist: Suisei Sasashima
TCGCipher B05-019HN.png Captain of the Dieck Mercenaries, Dieck



"Chop chop, let's get this job finished."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Mercenary Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Fellow of Mercenaries: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap 2 other allies] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +30 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-019HN, B05-019STArtist: Suisei Sasashima
TCGCipher B16-007SR.png Man Who Pierces the Earth with Thunder, Dieck



"Whoa... There's something you don't see everyday!"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Hero Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Legendary Weapon: Armads: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of the turn, the number of orbs that this unit's attack will destroy is increased by 1.
Legendary Item Skill The Strength of Durban: [Activate] [Once per turn] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +30 attack. This skill may only be used if Legendary Weapon: Armads has already been used 2 or more times in this turn.
Card #B16-007SRArtist: Clover.K
TCGCipher B16-008N.png Trusted Mercenary Commander, Dieck



"What? The fighting’s started already? Let’s get a move on, then."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Mercenary Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Battleground Mindset: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When you deploy an other ally to the Front Line, the until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B16-008NArtist: Clover.K
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Deke .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Deke Used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. An English name that means "dusty one" or "servant".[8]
• Dieck
• Deke
• Used in the DTN version of the The Binding Blade fan translation.
• Used in the gringe version of the The Binding Blade fan translation.
Japanese ディーク Officially romanized as Dieck in the Binding Blade website. A possible etymology is Dirk, a British name which means "famous ruler",[9] and is the name of a Scots weapon.[10]


Small portrait dieck fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait dieck fe06.png Mercenary Hero
Bs fe06 dieck mercenary sword.png
Bs fe06 dieck hero sword.png
Bs fe06 dieck hero axe.png

Battle animations

Other appearances


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire Emblem 6: Dieck Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 22 October 2018
  2. "Dieck: All right, obviously we were out to kill each other when we were on different sides. But why the hell are you trying to slice me in half when we're on the same side?
    Rutger: The others bore me. I need someone of your strength to duel with.
    Dieck: So I'm gonna get killed because you're bored. Wonderful.
    " — Dieck and Rutger's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Dieck: A mercenary has to fend for himself. No one's gonna be looking out for you. You've got to be skeptical. You should even be wary that I might be giving out orders just so I can ensure my own safety.
    Shanna: That's not a problem.
    Dieck: Eh?
    Shanna: You wouldn't be thinking things like that.
    Dieck: You never know.
    Shanna: I know. So do Lot and Ward. That's why we can entrust our lives to you.
    " — Dieck and Shanna's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Dieck: Our squad was sent right in the middle of the enemy lines. We were supposed to go deep into Bern and kill the enemy leader. We waited underground for days...and then the time came. When we went out... dozens of arrows rained down on us.
    Lot: ! Why...?
    Dieck: Our employer... He purposely put us there so he could buy time for himself to escape. Our squad was decimated. They killed us all, except for me. They left me alive for torturing purposes.
    " — Dieck and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Dieck: ...I thought you had some kind of burden, but now I see it clearly... Well, guess I'll go along with you.
    Rutger: I have no need for sympathy!
    Dieck: Come on, you know how strong I am, right? If you really want to take on Bern, then there's no better ally than me. What do you say?
    Rutger: ...Suit yourself.
    Dieck: And so I will. Well then, let's go, partner!
    " — Dieck and Rutger's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Klein: You were always thinking the best for us... But did you ever consider the fact that we were concerned for you as well? I don't want us to be in a relation in which we ignore each other when we meet...
    Dieck: ...Looks like I was being selfish.
    " — Dieck and Klein's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  7. "Dieck: Who told you?
    Clarine: Everyone! My father, my mother, my brother... I grew up hearing all these good things about you.
    Dieck: ......
    Clarine: When you left, I was still little... I remember that I always regretted not being able to see you. But now, here we are!
    " — Dieck and Clarine's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  8. Name Meaning: Deke
  9. Name Meaning: Dirk
  10. The Scottish Dirk
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