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Fire Dragon

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Fire Dragon

FERK Fire Dragon.png
Artwork of a Fire Dragon from Fire Emblem.

Crimson-scaled dragons who incinerate all with their flame breath. Enemy only.

Weapon(s)

Fire Breath (Mystery of the Emblem and New Mystery of the Emblem)
Flametongue (Fire Emblem GBA)
Talons, Fire Breath (Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Skill(s)

None

The fire dragons (Japanese: 火竜 fire dragon; 古の火竜 Ancient Fire Dragon in Fire Emblem) are one of the dragon tribes of Archanea and Elibe. Fire dragons are the most commonly seen type of dragon in the series, and any manakete can take this form using a firestone.

History

Archanea

Millennia before the foundation of the Kingdom of Archanea, the dragons were the dominant race of the land, presiding over an enlightened and advanced civilization covering the entire continent. This changed one thousand years before Archanea's formation, as the dragons began to show signs of deterioration. When the Divine Dragon elders recommended that dragons seal their power into dragonstones and take a human form to ensure their survival, the majority of fire dragons presumably complied, among them Bantu. Some fire dragons either failed to comply or refused and thus degenerated into wild beasts as predicted; most of these fire dragons tended to dwell near the Flame Barrel, awaiting their death, thus earning the location the nickname "fire dragon boneyard".[1]

A number of fire dragons also found their way to the lower floors of the Thabes Labyrinth, where they were encountered by a party led by Alm and Celica.

Elibe

Fire dragons also once lived on Elibe in the era preceding the Scouring, with Jahn being one of their number; the artificial War Dragons created by Idenn were all fire dragon manaketes as well. As with their fellow dragons, they were ultimately banished from Elibe through the Dragon's Gate and were forced to seek refuge elsewhere at the Scouring's conclusion; however, 980 years (Elibe time) after the Scouring, four total fire dragons were summoned by the sorcerer Nergal through the Dragon's Gate to blight Elibe; the first one failed to make the full crossing and was destroyed by the gate; the next three were summoned after Nergal's death as revenge for his defeat. Two of the latter were killed by the ice dragon Ninian, while the third was confronted and eventually slain by Eliwood, Hector, Lyn, Athos and their allies.

Notable fire dragons

Character Description Appears in
Portrait bantu fe12.png
Bantu
Survivor of the fire dragon clan. Fought as Marth's ally in the War of Shadows. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait mannu fe11.png
Mannu
The King of Pyrathi; loathes humans. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon
Portrait khozen fe11.png
Khozen
A fire dragon manakete serving Medeus. Guarded the Archanean capital. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon
N/A
Salamand
A fire dragon who participated in the Miracle of Darna. Blood-bonded with Fjalar of the Twelve Crusaders. N/A
Portrait dragon fe07.png
An unnamed dragon
One of three fire dragons summoned through the Dragon's Gate by Nergal. Fire Emblem
Portrait jahn fe06.png
Jahn
An Elibean fire dragon and survivor of the Scouring. Allied with Zephiel. The Binding Blade

Class data

The Fire Dragon exists as a separate class from the Manakete in Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, almost entirely exclusive to enemies. In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, any playable or enemy Manaketes can temporarily become Fire Dragons in battle through the use of a Firestone; however, in Mystery of the Emblem, the Firestone is used from the items menu to transform a Manakete into a Fire Dragon both on the field and in battle for five turns, giving them access to Fire Breath.

In Fire Emblem, the sole Fire Dragon in the game is an enemy: an unnamed dragon who acts as the boss of the Final Chapter.

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Dragons appear exclusively in Act 6, in the depths of the Thabes Labyrinth. One Fire Dragon must be fought at the end of B5F in order to obtain the Sage's Shield, and gain access to the lowest floors of the dungeon. From B6F on, they may appear more commonly.

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Mystery of the Emblem 48 8 -- 0 0 0 12 5 7 -- --
Fire Emblem 120 17 -- 25 15 0 20 20 8 25 --
New Mystery of the Emblem 18 8 0 5 5 0 10 5 6 -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 50 20 -- 17 11 0 26 18 4 -- FE15RankMonster.png
Fire Dragons of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia additionally have an experience yield of 250, a class strength of 1, and multiply experience by ×1.5.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- --
Fire Emblem 60 30 -- 30 30 30 30 30 15 25 --
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 8 -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Mystery of the Emblem 50% 10% -- 10% 10% 0% 10% 10% -- --
Fire Emblem 95% 40% -- 30% 20% 25% 0% 20% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 60% 50% 0% 60% 80% 0% 50% 20% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 10% 30% -- 30% 10% 0% 35% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Fire Dragons do not have any class skills in Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem GBA, and New Mystery of the Emblem.

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Dragons possess a passive skill marking it as a Is 3ds03 dragon.pngdragon unit.

Class change

All appearances

Advanced class
Bs fe11 fire dragon.png
Fire Dragon


Notable enemy Fire Dragons

Enemy Units
Name Game
Fire Dragon (Mystery of the Emblem) Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Khozen Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, New Mystery of the Emblem
Brzak BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles
Dragon (Fire Emblem GBA) Fire Emblem
Enemy Fire Dragon units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fire Dragon --
Japanese 火竜
古の火竜
• Fire Dragon; this name is used in Mystery of the Emblem (rendered in hiragana as "かりゅう"), New Mystery of the Emblem, and Shadows of Valentia.
• Ancient Fire Dragon; this name is used only in Fire Emblem.
Spanish D. de fuego Fire dragon
French Dragon Dragon
German Feuerdrache Fire dragon
Italian Drago fuoco Fire dragon

Gallery

References

  1. "This is Flame Barrel... The fire dragons' graveyard. It's where the fire dragons who've degenerated into savage beasts come to wait for their death." - Xane, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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Gaiden
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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Introduced in
The Binding Blade
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Introduced in
Fire Emblem
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The Sacred Stones
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Path of Radiance
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Radiant Dawn
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Shadow Dragon
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Awakening
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Fates
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Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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