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FERD Edward.png
Artwork of Edward from Radiant Dawn.

A member of the Dawn Brigade. He is a novice swordsman who is cheerful and well liked. Despite his youth, he is willing to fight in any battle where his friends might be threatened.







Starting class



I just don't get it. This is our country... Why do we have to live in hiding, like prisoners in our own land?
— Edward, to Micaiah and Leonardo.

Edward (Japanese: エディ Eddie) is a member of the Dawn Brigade and is best friends with Leonardo. He first appears in the prologue of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn with Micaiah while waiting for Leonardo.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait edward fe10.png
Level 4
Affinity Is wii lightaffin.png
Constitution 7
Recruitment: Part 1, Prologue, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Iron Sword
Critical +5This item or skill is locked to this unit.
ShoveThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png D WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Skills Weapon level
Swordmaster +2 +1 +2 +1 +1 +0 +1 +2 +1 +1 Critical +10This item or skill is locked to this unit.* WiiRankSword.png (x to C)
Trueblade +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +0 +2 +4 +0 +0 Critical +20This item or skill is locked to this unit.*
AstraThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
WiiRankSword.png (x to A)


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

Edward is the first swordsman in the Dawn Brigade. He has decent base skill and speed but average base strength and mediocre durability. He does well against earlygame axe-users due to his speed, weapon triangle advantage (not in Hard/Maniac mode) and innate Wrath. While Edward has excellent offensive growths all around, without significant babying, he will often be outclassed by Zihark who joins six chapters later already promoted with better base stats, higher crit bonus, more movement, Adept, still decent growths (albeit not as good as Edward's), and an earth affinity.

If resources are put into Edward, he can turn into a powerful Swordmaster and Trueblade through part 3 and onward. His primary long-term weaknesses are his mediocre durability and weak 1-2 range weapons for much of the game. As a Swordmaster, Edward will, on average, cap strength, skill, and speed relatively quickly, so his part 3/4 defenses can be patched with BEXP.

Edward's performance is drastically affected by the difficulty mode. While he is strong in Normal and Easy Mode, where experience is abundant, he struggles to pull his weight on Hard mode. He will barely double enemies in Part 1, he cannot gain weapon triangle advantage on axe users making him less dodgy, and the severe drought of experience and BEXP means that training him deprives other units of badly-needed experience. The result of training him is a slightly more powerful Zihark during the midgame where most of the Dawn Brigade needs to shine. Using Zihark gives the same results with almost no investment, and allows the player to invest the experience that would have been needed to make Edward strong into more useful long-term units like Jill and Nolan. In Hard Mode, Edward is best used as a free deployment chip unit for Part 1, possibly early-promoted with a Master Seal in Part 3, and ignored through part 4.

Wrath is one of the few main reasons to use Edward over Zihark, so if the player chooses to train Edward, it should always be kept on him; otherwise it should be removed soon so other units can take advantage of Wrath. Resolve and Vantage are other skills available through part 1 that complement Wrath. With Resolve, Edward's avoid and crit rate both increases, letting him dodge more and have an even higher crit before they attack. With Vantage, Edward can potentially Wrath-crit enemies before they actually attack. Note that both combinations are not reliable for surviving due to activation rates and Edward's bad durability.

Edward has a light affinity which boosts defense and accuracy. The defense boost is nice but accuracy is often less important for Edward due to his good skill and swords. Nolan and Zihark are both infantry units in the Dawn Brigade that have earth affinities, giving both partners a large avoid boost while benefiting from the extra defense (Nolan also appreciates the slight accuracy boost thanks to axes). Volug and Fiona also have earth affinities but Volug has a much higher movement than Edward, and Fiona has very poor performance and movement through all of her available chapters. Aran is another physical infantry unit with a thunder affinity which also gives extra defense and avoid.

Fire Emblem Awakening


Edward is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Radiant Dawn character set. Edward is also present as an enemy in the first and third installments of the Smash Brethren DLC series.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait spotpass edward fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon
Level 4
Movement 5
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 2,600 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Iron Sword* Avoid +10
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

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Base classes:*
Myrmidon Swordmaster
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
See here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

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Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E, Bows E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Edward has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Personality and character

Edward is an energetic, although somewhat reckless, swordsman who is easily excitable. He is a very simple person and believes in Micaiah's oracles without question. He thinks very highly of himself and has a very cheery disposition, but he is very naive, as shown by his belief that if someone says to do something, then it is the right thing to do. His best friend, Leonardo, tries to teach him a sense of responsibility, but often to no avail.


Main article: Edward/Supports

Bond supports

Small portrait edward fe10.png
Default bonds:




Extra bonds:*





Click here for more details on supports.


Edward, Blade of Justice
Edward lived as a common townsman, despite the queen's wishes. He would often visit the keep to bring good news.


Battle quotes

Edward: This is for the free people of Daein! Haaaa!
Numida: Don't you idealistic twits ever give up?

— Edward, when fighting Numida in Part 4 Chapter 3 of Radiant Dawn.
I'm part of the Dawn Brigade.
— Edward's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
Don't you look down on me!
— Edward, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
Sure. I'll go with you.
— Edward's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
Whatever brought you here can't keep you here! I won't let it!
— Edward, in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
Severa: Hey, you. You're seriously planning to fight me? Because I do have better things to do than play with boys.
Edward: In that case, I don't have time to fight with girls!
Severa: Oh, so you think I can't win because I'm a girl? That's it. I'm going to rip you apart!
Edward: Look, just make up your mind...

— Edward, when fighting Severa in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
Hey! Try me on for size!
— Edward, in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.
Edward: You there! This is your last chance to leave in peace!
Severa: What is that, a threat? You can't threaten me! I'm—
Edward: Charge!
Severa: Aah! You could at least let me finish my sentence!

— Edward, when fighting Severa in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.

Death quotes

Dang it... And I was...doing so well, too...
— Edward, in Radiant Dawn.
Ugh...! My ribs... Sorry, Micaiah. I’ve gotta fall back!
— Edward's retreat quote in Part 3 Chapter 7 of Radiant Dawn.
I want to keep fighting, but my body is telling me otherwise! Sorry, Micaiah! I’m pulling back for now.
— Edward's retreat quote in Part 3 Endgame of Radiant Dawn.
No... How could...
— Edward, in Smash Brethren 1 in Awakening.
I couldn't do it... If I was just a little bit stronger...
— Edward, in Smash Brethren 3 in Awakening.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Edward is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Edward
TCGCipher B05-057R.png Lively Master Fencer, Edward


"Even we are becoming fine adults!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Level Skill 2 "Don't treat me like a child!": [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Level Skill 3 "Is this a better way to fight?": [Always] During your opponent's turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Level Skill 4 Caladbolg: [Always] This unit gains +10 attack. (Level Skill X This skill becomes active while this unit's stack is at least 4)
Card #B05-057R • Artist: VOCO
TCGCipher B05-058N.png Back Alley Fencer, Edward


"Jeez....Even in our own country we have to hide just to live."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Myrmidon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Level Skill 2 Basis of Fighting: [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +20 attack. (Level Skill 2 This skill becomes active while this unit's stack is at least 2)
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B05-058N • Artist: VOCO
TCGCipher B20-058HN.png 平和を目指す暁剣, Edward


"Once this battle is over, I'll quit the army and go home. If all the soldiers leave, then there can't be a war. And then we'll have peace again!"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Trueblade Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"Together, we can tackle any obstacle!": [Trigger] When this unit Class Changes, you may choose 1 card with a Deployment Cost of 1 from your Retreat Area, and deploy it.
Tempest Blade: [Activate] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit acquires range 1-2.
Card #B20-058HN • Artist: mattsun!
TCGCipher B20-059N.png Apprentice Swordsman of the Dawn Brigade, Edward


"Don't worry about us. We happen to be members of that same Dawn Brigade that the Begnion troops are so interested in!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Myrmidon Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"You're the best friend I could have!": [Always] If you have an allied "Leonardo", this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B20-059N • Artist: mattsun!
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Edward .

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn A member of the Dawn Brigade. He is a novice swordsman who is cheerful and well liked. Despite his youth, he is willing to fight in any battle where his friends might be threatened. [暁の団] の見習い剣士。


  • In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Edward is the only unit other than Zihark who can reach SS weapon level as a second-tier unit.
  • Despite the fact that Edward and Leonardo are best friends, they do not have a Bond Support.

Etymology and other languages

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


Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard".[1] This could relate to the fact that Edward guards Micaiah throughout the story.



Officially romanized as Eddie.



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  1. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Edward,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018

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