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Hero-King of the Desert

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Hero-King of the Desert


Location

Desert Arena

New units

Cordelia

Boss(es)

Marth

Marth?! You can't have met the legendary Hero-King Marth... He lived thousands of years ago. There's just no way.
— Chrom

Hero-King of the Desert (Japanese: 砂漠の英雄王 Hero-King of the Desert) is the fourth chapter of Fire Emblem Warriors. In this chapter, Rowan and Lianna begin their search for heroes with Gleamstones, leading them to the desert where Marth was reportedly seen.

Plot

Main article: Hero-King of the Desert/Script

As the group starts discussing where to find heroes, Lianna is reminded of the swordsman who helped them against some Outrealm Fiends. Darios recalls the swordsman's name being Marth, which surprises Chrom, stating it couldn't possibly be the Hero-King of legend. Robin admits it's a better lead than nothing and Cordelia volunteers to find some information about Marth. A short time later, Cordelia returns successful in her search, causing both Lianna and Chrom to praise her. After recovering from the latter's comment, Cordelia continues by stating the the Gristonne army in the desert has recently hired a mercenary that matched the description provided by the twins. Darios wonders if his father is behind the Gristonne army's sudden aggressiveness and suggests they investigate.

After a long battle in the desert, the group is able to reach Marth inside the arena. Rowan tries talking to him, only for Marth to draw his Falchion without saying a word. Chrom steps forward, drawing his own Falchion, and begins to battle Marth. During the duel, Chrom asks Marth who taught him swordplay, with the masked swordsman simply replying his father.

Once Marth is defeated, the masked swordsman asks if he can join the Aytolisian forces. He continues by saying he joined the Gristonne army after learning Validar was recently recruited by them, learning that they plan to perform a ceremony at the Dragon's Table. Lianna wonders if they plan to revive the Chaos Dragon which concerns Darios. After explaining the whole situation to Marth, Rowan exclaims he must a Gleamstone as well. Marth however states they should instead focus on stopping Validar, to which Darios agrees.

Summary

As the twins struggle to take in so much information, they hear of a mercenary named Marth working for the Gristonne army. They head for the desert to learn this mercenary's true identity.

Chapter data

Story Free Play

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Marth. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Rowan or Lianna, Chrom, Robin, or Cordelia falls. 4 3 19+21

Character data

Characters
New Units
Cordelia
Portrait cordelia fewa.png
Pegasus Knight
HP
93
Level
8
Automatically at chapter's end
Returning Characters

Portrait rowan fewa.pngPortrait chrom fewa.pngPortrait lissa fewa.pngPortrait frederick fewa.png

Note: Only Rowan or Lianna is available depending on which the player chose at the start of a new game. This list does not represent Free Play mode, as it can be used with any unit the player has obtained at that point. This list also does not include any downloadable content characters the player may have.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
File:Is fewa healing.png Vulnerary Chest east of W Sands Fort (first time only)
Will contain a random weapon matching the difficulty afterwards
File:Is fewa lance.png Iron Lance Defeat SW Butte Fort Captain
File:Is fewa key.png Chest Key Defeat Thief (reinforcement)
File:Is fewa healing.png Vulnerary Defeat Archer (reinforcement, first time only)
File:Is fewa sword.png Iron Sword Defeat Marth

Missions

Missions
Mission Objective Rewards
Destroy the Magic Pillars creating the sandstorm! Destroy 2 Magic Pillars
Seize the Arena Entry! Seize Arena Entry
Defeat Archers targeting Cordelia! Defeat 2 Archers
Defeat Marth! Defeat Marth
Sub Missions
Defeat Fighters targeting Cordelia and co.! Defeat 4 Fighters Support points with Chrom.
Seize all forts! Seize every fort Raised morale for Aytolisian Forces.

Anna's Mementos

Anna's Mementos
Objective Location Notes
Defeat 1,000 enemies. South of Oasis
Seize all other enemy forts before seizing the Arena entrance. Between Midsands Fort and S Sands Fort Must complete story once and play on either Hard or Lunatic difficulty.

Fort data

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Name Initial state Level Fort Captain Notes
Oasis Aytolis 6 Myrmidon Cordelia is located inside.
Arena Entry Gristonne 1 Knight Seize to reach Marth.
NE Butte Fort Gristonne 1 Fighter Seize to reach one of the Magic Pillars to remove the sandstorm.
N Sands Fort Gristonne 1 Fighter
Cave Fort Gristonne 1 Fighter
W Sands Fort Gristonne 1 Soldier
Midsands Fort Gristonne 1 Soldier
SW Butte Fort Gristonne 1 Soldier Seize to reach one of the Magic Pillars to remove the sandstorm.
S Sands Fort Gristonne 1 Soldier

Enemy data

This list only covers commanding units.

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa knight enemy.gif
Fort Captain Knight 1 1 Bronze Lance Captain of Arena Entry
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fort Captain Fighter 1 3 Bronze Axe Captains of NE Butte Fort, N Sands Fort, and Cave Fort
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Fort Captain Soldier 1 3 Bronze Lance Captains of W Sands Fort, Midsands Fort, and S Sands Fort
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Fort Captain Soldier 1 1 Bronze LanceIron LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* Captain of SW Butte Fort
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1 12 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1 6 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa lord masked marth enemy.gif
Marth Lord 5 1 Parallel FalchionIron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 1 1 Bronze SwordChest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Targets the Chest
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1 11 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1 7 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa archer enemy.gif
Archer Archer 1 1 Bronze BowVulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* --
Ma fewa archer enemy.gif
Archer Archer 1 1 Bronze Bow --

Reinforcements

  • After destroying one of the Magic Pillars:
  • After seizing SW Butte Fort:
    • A Thief will appear south of SW Butte Fort.
  • Once the sandstorm disappears:
    • 4 Fighters and 2 Soldiers will appear where the sandstorm was.
    • Soon after, the gates around the northern square will open.
  • After entering the northern square with Arena Entry:
  • Some time after the start of "Defeat Marth!"
    • An enemy will appear in every fort that is under Gristonne control. Can be any combination and number of 5 Soldiers and 3 Fighters.

NPC data

Unlike enemies, NPCs do not scale with difficulty.

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa pegasus knight cordelia other.gif
Cordelia Pegasus Knight 6 1 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa tactician robin m other.gif
Robin Tactician 6 1 Bronze Tome --
Ma fewa lord darios other.gif
Darios Lord 6 1 Bronze Sword --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Masked Marth

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Portrait masked marth fewa.png
Lord
Level 5
Weapon Item
Parallel Falchion Iron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
Weapons
FE14RankSword.png Yes check.png FE14RankLance.png X mark.png FE14RankAxe.png X mark.png FE14RankBow.png X mark.png
FE14RankTome.png X mark.png Dragonstone X mark.png FE14RankStaff.png X mark.png Claws X mark.png FE14RankBreath.png X mark.png

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.


Trivia

  • The cutscene that plays during this chapter is a recreation of the cutscene that plays during the chapter Two Falchions from Awakening. Warriors's cutscene is fittingly named "Two Falchions Redux" to emphasize this.
    • Coincidentally, both cutscenes are seen during the fourth chapter of their respected games.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hero-King of the Desert
Japanese 砂漠の英雄王 Hero-King of the Desert
Spanish El héroe del deserto Hero-King of the Desert
French Le Roi-Héros du désert Hero-King of the Desert
German Heldenkönig der Wüste Hero-King of the Desert
Italian Il re eroico del deserto Hero-King of the Desert

Gallery


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Dragon Valley Temple Hero-King of the Desert The Dragon's Table


Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable characters Original characters AnnaLiannaRowan
Shadow Dragon CaedaLindeDLCMarthMinervaDLCNavarreDLCTiki
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Celica
The Blazing Blade Lyn
Awakening ChromCordeliaFrederickLissaLucinaOliviaDLCOwainDLCRobinTharjaDLC
Fates AzuraDLCCamillaCorrinEliseHinokaLeoNilesDLCOboroDLCRyomaSakuraTakumiXander
Non-playable characters OskarYelena
Bosses DariosGharnefIagoValidarVelezark
Personal weapons Anna's BowAuraBlessed LanceBrynhildrCamilla's AxeCordelia's LanceDivinestoneEnlironExpirationFacinnaFalchionFrederick's AxeFujin YumiGrima's TruthHauteclereHinoka's SpearIago's TomeImhulluLady SwordLissa's AxeMissiletainnMoonlightNiles's BowOboro's SpearOlivia's BladeParallel FalchionRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiSpellbane YumiTharja's HexThoronWing SpearWo DaoYato
Chapters Pm: Interwoven DestiniesP: Crumbling Peace • 1: Home in Ruins • 2: Woodlands Encounter • 3: Dragon Valley Temple • 4: Hero-King of the Desert • 5: The Dragon's Table • 6: Hoshidan Princess • 7: Hoshidan Prince • 8: High Prince Ryoma • 9: Nohrian Princess • 10: Nohrian Prince • 11: Crown Prince Xander • 12: An Orchestrated Battle • 13: What Happened to Corrin • 14: Sieging the Citadel • 15: Taking the World Tree • 16: The Imprisoned Prince • 17: Royal Blood • 18: Chaos Dragon's Might • 19: Reclaiming Home • 20: Clash at the World Tree • Endgame: Chaos Dragon Velezark
History Mode Invisible TiesThe Path Is YoursThe Dark PontifexNoble Lady of CaelinTogether to the EndHero ChallengeGriefLand of GodsCold ReceptionA Brush in the TeethPrincess MinervaKnorda MarketScion of LegendEmmerynCaravan Dancer
Locations AytolisGristonne
Groups, objects and concepts Anna's MementosBlessingsCostumeCrestsMaterialsGleamstonesShield of FlamesWeapon Attributes
Related topics Downloadable contentName chart • Other games (Shadow DragonEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThe Blazing BladeAwakeningFates) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound GalleryWorld map