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King Daein

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King Daein

Ss fe09 ashnard king daein.png
Ashnard, King Daein, in Path of Radiance.

The king of Daein, a bitter enemy.


Sword, Axe



The King Daein (Japanese: デイン国王 King of Dayne) is an advanced flying class which appears only in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. This class is exclusive to Ashnard, the titular king of Daein and the game's final boss, and is similar to a more powerful version of the playable Wyvern Lord class, riding a Black Dragon mount. The class is enemy-only in the main story, but becomes a playable class in the game's Trial Map mode when Ashnard himself is unlocked as the final bonus character. The class has access to swords and axes, although in the main story Ashnard will only ever use a single sword, Gurgurant.

The King Daein class is extremely powerful with by far the highest maximum stats in the game, and while some classes - mainly laguz - may equal it in a single stat, none come close to it overall (only Red Dragons have a higher single maximum stat than this class, namely strength). Compounding this is how, owing to the blessed armor Ashnard wears in the story, the class possesses a hidden skill that renders him completely impervious to damage from all but a small few attacks; only Ike with Ragnell, Nasir, Ena, Tibarn, Naesala, and Giffca are able to damage Ashnard. Fighting Ashnard is an extended game of attrition, where the player's capable units must slowly chip away at him while having their HP recovered, with the easiest way to defeat him - Ike activating Aether to bypass Ashnard's monstrous defense stat - relying on sheer luck.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 25 9 1 7 5 0 9 1 10 14 49 -- GCNRankSword.gif C GCNRankAxe.gif E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 80 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 20 99 GCNRankSword.gif S GCNRankAxe.gif A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Path of Radiance 80% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance Canto* Innate; hidden and unnamed.

Class change

Path of Radiance

Advanced class

King Daein

Playable Kings Daein

Playable Characters
Name Game
Ashnard Path of Radiance (Trial Map only)
Playable King Daein units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Kings Daein

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ashnard Path of Radiance
Enemy King Daein units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance The king of Daein, a bitter enemy. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English King Daein --
Japanese デイン国王 King of Dayne
Spanish Rey Daein King Daein
French Roi de Daein King of Daein
German König King
Italian Re di Daein King of Daein



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
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Radiant Dawn
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