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Edward

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.

Gender

Male

Race

Beorc

Nationality

Daein

Starting class

Myrmidon

Appearance(s)
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 (エディ, Edi) 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

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Edward
Myrmidon
Level 4
Affinity Is wii lightaffin.png
Constitution 7
Recruitment: Part 1: Prologue, automatically on Turn 1.
Part 3: Chapter 6, automatically on Turn 1.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is wii iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is wii vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Is wii wrath.png Wrath
Is wii critical +5.png Critical +5
Is wii shove.png Shove
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png D WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst

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 Is wii critical +10.png Critical +10* --
Trueblade +4 +2 +4 +2 +2 +0 +2 +4 +0 +0 Is wii critical +20.png Critical +20*
Is wii astra.png Astra
--

Analysis

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

Role

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
Myrmidon
Level 4
Movement 5
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 2,600 G or defeat him in a battle.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 iron sword.png Iron Sword* Is 3ds01 avoid +10.png Avoid +10
Is 3ds01 zeal.png Zeal
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass edward fe13.png
Edward
Base classes:*
Myrmidon Swordmaster
Assassin
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

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

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

Supports

Main article: Edward/Supports

Bond supports

Small portrait edward fe10.png
Edward
Myrmidon
Default bonds:
None.

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Bishop
Bonus:
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Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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Extra bonds:*
None.

[[{{{supporte1}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse1}}}

[[{{{supporte2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse2}}}

[[{{{supporte3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse3}}}

[[{{{supporte4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse4}}}

[[{{{supporte5}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse5}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

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.

Quotes

Battle quotes

This is for the free people of Daein! Haaaa!
— 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.
In that case, I don't have time to fight with girls! [...] 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.
You there! This is your last chance to leave in peace! [...] Charge!
— 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 final chapter 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

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Edward 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.
Japanese エディ Officially romanized as Eddie.
Spanish Edward As above.
French Edward As above.
German Edward As above.
Italian Edward As above.

Gallery

References

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



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