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Shadows of Valentia The Complete

FESoV Kamui.png
Artwork of Kamui from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A mercenary from Zofia.






28 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Starting class



Me, I can’t imagine giving my all for a gig that doesn’t pay. No one asked you to solve this mess— let alone paid you—yet here you are. Seems like your job is a tougher one than I’m willing to take on. Makes me wonder if the gods are really worth all that trouble.
— Kamui, to Celica.

Kamui (Japanese: カムイ Kamui) is a mercenary from a foreign land in the service of Valbar.[1]

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Kamui is a fairly early game mercenary for Celica's route.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait kamui fe02.png
Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary
Level 3
Recruitment: Act 2, he survives the map he appears in as an NPC unit

Stats Growth Rates

Sword Yes check.png Axe X mark.png B. Magic X mark.png
Lance X mark.png Bow X mark.png W. Magic X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Myrmidon +x to 30 +x to 11 +x to 11 +x to 14 +0 +x to 7 +x to 6 +1 --
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +x to 15 +2 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Kamui reprises his role in the remake.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait kamui status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 mercenary kamui playable.gif Mercenary
Level 3
Fatigue tol. 0.5
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica at The Pirate Throne if he survived the previous battle

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Sword
FE15RankSword.png Yes check.png FE15RankAxe.png X mark.png FE15RankBlackMagic.png X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png X mark.png FE15RankBow.png X mark.png FE15RankWhiteMagic.png X mark.png

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Mage, level 1
Excalibur Mage, level 7
Recover Sage, level 1
Freeze Sage, level 5
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level - [Level before promotion +1]).

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Myrmidon +x to 30 +x to 11 +x to 11 +x to 14 +0 +x to 7 +0 +1 --
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +0 +2 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.


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

Kamui is a Mercenary who joins Celica's army in Act 2. He has decent base stats which allow him to contribute from the moment he joins, and he can promote to Myrmidon after only four levels; despite Kamui starting at level 3, the Myrmidon promotion only requires level 7, which is one of the lowest requirements in the game. Once promoted, Kamui's stats will improve further and he will eventually become one of the better combat units in the army.

As a Myrmidon, Kamui will be able to promote to Dread Fighter at level 10 as his third-tier promotion, which is among the best classes in Shadows of Valentia. Not only does it have a low level requirement and high strength and speed bases, but it has Resistance +5 and Apotrope—the latter of which halves damage taken from black magic—which is useful against the many dangerous enemy black magic users in Shadows of Valentia, such as Witches, Arcanists and Cantors. Additionally, Dread fighter has equal movement to Cavalier, but has lower movement costs for rough terrain than mounted units, potentially out-moving them on the swamps in Celica's portion of Act 4.

As a Dread Fighter, Kamui can promote to Villager at level 10, allowing him to enter a new class line or level up repeatedly through Mercenary. This is not necessary for the main game, as the stats of enemies are not high enough to warrant sacrificing high movement and resistance for additional level-ups; however, it may be useful for Thabes Labyrinth, which has much stronger enemies than Duma Temple. Alternately, Kamui can be made to promote from Villager to Archer, sacrificing the high resistance of Dread Fighter for access to the Killer Bow and Hunter's Volley.

Personality and character

Like many characters in Gaiden he has little dialogue and characterization. He appears to be fairly relaxed, and is happy to join Celica on her journey after she helps him and Valbar.

His personality is expanded upon in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Kamui is portrayed as laid-back and carefree, with a love of money. He enjoys mercenary work for the sense of freedom and adventure it provides. Kamui also has a deathly fear of necrodragons.[2] He claims to normally not care about what others think of him, with being greeted sarcastically by Leon being the exception.[3]


Main article: Kamui/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Kamui/Conversations



If Jesse survived

Together with Jesse's group he works hard towards patching up the new country.

If Jesse did not survive

In the former territory of Grieth, he built a new country. Afterwards, he became known as the Desert Mercenary.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

If Jesse survived
Intrigued by Jesse's idea, Kamui helped to found a kingdom of mercenaries, and lived there happily for a time. In the end, however, his wanderlust prevailed—one day he went for a stroll and simply vanished, never to be seen again.

If Jesse did not survive
Kamui established a new kingdom of, and for, mercenaries in what was once Grieth's territory. Relations with Valentia were favorable, with Kamui often aiding the king in times of need. In later life, his efforts earned him fame and respect as "the Steel Amidst the Sand."


Battle quotes

I get the feeling my luck ran out the day I got mixed up in all this... But meh, why not? May as well see things through to the end!
— Kamui in The Final Battle in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

You can fall down now.
— Kamui
Alright, alright.
— Kamui
You ready?
— Kamui
Say goodnight!
— Kamui

Death quote

Gah. Jeez, I'm such an idiot.
— Kamui, in Gaiden.
Ugh... Is this...where it ends? Anywhere's the same, I suppose... Just back to the earth...wherever I fall...
— Kamui, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Yeah, that hurts. If I stick around, I'm history. Guess I bow out here. Good luck cleaning up my mess!
— Kamui, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Kamui only appears in Gaiden and its remake.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Kamui is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Kamui
TCGCipher B11-069HN.png Eastern Whirlwind Blade, Kamui


"I get the feeling my luck ran out the day I got mixed up in all this... But meh, why not? May as well see things through to the end!"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Dread Fighter Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Readiness Mastery: [Trigger] When this unit's attack ends, you may untap this unit. If you do, until the end of the turn, this unit cannot attack.
Distant Blow: [Trigger] [Tap this unit] [Flip three bond cards] At the end of your turn, if you pay the cost, choose 1 enemy besides the Main Character, and destroy them.
Card #B11-069HN • Artist: Homakura
TCGCipher B11-070N.png Wandering Sellsword, Kamui


"From where I’m standing, our odds look somewhere between grim and dire."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Mercenary Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"That was dangerous!": [Trigger] When this unit is not destroyed by an enemy's attack, this unit gains +20 attack until the end of this turn.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B11-070N • Artist: Homakura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Kamui .


Artwork of Kamui, Valbar, and Leon from the April Fools' website.
  • Kamui shares his name with the Japanese default name of Fates's avatar.
  • On April Fools's Day in 2017, a fake Fire Emblem game called Fire Emblem: Battle of Revolution was given a page on Nintendo's website, featuring Fire Emblem Gaiden style graphics. Valbar, Kamui, and Leon were featured prominently, appearing in the background art and receiving portraits drawn in the style of the NES games.[4]

Etymology and other languages

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


As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. May come from the kamuy, spiritual beings in Ainu religion.


• Kamui
• Cami

• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.



Officially romanized as Kamui.



As above.



As above.



As above.



As above.



As above.

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese



Sprite Gallery
Portrait kamui fe02.png Mercenary Myrmidon Dread Fighter
Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png


  1. "Well, I'm just some guy Mister Valbar hired, so I'm fine with joining y'all." — Kamui, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "Do you have Seraphim magic? If not, then you’d best stay clear of the Seabound Shrine. Necrodragons are the one thing I absolutely refuse to tangle with." — Kamui, when recruited, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. " I normally don't give a tinker's damn what folks think of me, but ouch. I mean, I'm hardly chopped liver here." — Kamui, in a support conversation with Leon, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  4. ファイアーエムブレム 維新大乱 (in Japanese),, Published: 1 April, 2017, Retrieved: 1 April, 2017 (archived from the original)
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Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
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Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
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Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
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