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Hero-King of the Desert

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Hero-King of the Desert


Desert Arena

New units




Previous chapter(s)

Dragon Valley Temple

Next chapter(s)

The Dragon's Table

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.


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.


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
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Marth. Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Rowan or Lianna*, Chrom, Robin, or Cordelia falls. 2–4 {{{partner}}} 3 19+21
Cm fewa 4.png

Character data

New units
Portrait cordelia fewa.png
Pegasus Knight
Bronze Lance
Automatically at chapter's end
Required characters
Rowan ​Chrom ​
Available characters
Lissa ​Frederick ​

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

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


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

Name Initial state Level Fort Captain Notes
Oasis Aytolis 6 Myrmidon Cordelia is located inside.
Arena Entry Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Knight Seize to reach Marth.
NE Butte Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Fighter Seize to reach one of the Magic Pillars to remove the sandstorm.
N Sands Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Fighter --
Cave Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Fighter --
W Sands Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Soldier --
Midsands Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Soldier --
SW Butte Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 Soldier Seize to reach one of the Magic Pillars to remove the sandstorm.
S Sands Fort Gristonne 1/6/11/26 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 1/6/11 1 Bronze Lance Captain of Arena Entry
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fort Captain Fighter 1/6/11 3 Bronze Axe Captains of NE Butte Fort, N Sands Fort, and Cave Fort
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Fort Captain Soldier 1/6/11 3 Bronze Lance Captains of W Sands Fort, Midsands Fort, and S Sands Fort
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Fort Captain Soldier 1/6/11 1 Bronze Lance Iron LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* Captain of SW Butte Fort
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1/6/11 12 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1/6/11 6 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa lord masked marth enemy.gif
Marth Lord 5/10/15 1 Parallel Falchion Iron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 1/6/11 1 Bronze Sword Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Targets the Chest
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1/6/11 11 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1/6/11 7 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa archer enemy.gif
Archer Archer 1/6/11 1 Bronze Bow VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* --
Ma fewa archer enemy.gif
Archer Archer 1/6/11 1 Bronze Bow --


  • 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 --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Masked Marth

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Portrait masked marth fewa.png
Ma fewa lord masked marth enemy.gif Lord
Level 5
Weapon Item
Parallel Falchion Iron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Tomes Stones Staves Claws Breath


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

Before the chapter begins, give your new Halberd to Lissa and your new Iron Axe to Frederick (you'll need to grand him Skill Crest I in order to do so). For the map itself, send Rowan/Lianna and Chrom north and Lissa and Frederick southwest. As you make your way forward, Fighters will appear and attack Cordelia. Rowan/Lianna or Chrom should fall back to support her. Smash the magic pillars to take care of the annoying sandstorm. As you continue, a Thief appears to steal a treasure chest just east of the W Sands Fort - kill him immediately. Archers will also spawn to pop Cordelia - kill them at all costs. Once the treasure is yours and the Archers are dead, wipe out all other captains and take the Arena Entry. Then take care of Marth. Chrom has a sword and the most damaging weapon in your possession, so he's the best man for the job.


  • 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

Hero-King of the Desert



Hero-King of the Desert


El héroe del deserto

Hero-King of the Desert


Le Roi-Héros du désert

Hero-King of the Desert


Heldenkönig der Wüste

Hero-King of the Desert


Il re eroico del deserto

Hero-King of the Desert


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← Dragon Valley Temple • Hero-King of the Desert • The Dragon's Table →
Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable characters Original 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 TreeE: 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 MementosBlessingsCostumesCrestsMaterialsGleamstonesShield of FlamesWeapon Attributes
Related topics Downloadable contentName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three HopesShadow DragonEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThe Blazing BladeAwakeningFates) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound GalleryWorld map