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Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure TCG

FESK Lex 03.png
Artwork of Lex from Genealogy of the Holy War.





18 (as of Grann 757; Ōsawa manga adaptation only[1])


Grannvale (Dozel)


Nobleman of Dozel

Starting class

Axe Knight

Yeah... Well, I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't feel nothin'. But I tell you, it serves him right. He killed a lot of innocent people.
— Lex, on his father's death

Lex (Japanese: レックス Lex) was the son of Duke Lombard of Grannvale's House Dozel. He was persuaded by his friend, Azelle of Velthomer, to come to the assistance of Sigurd of Chalphy in opposing the Verdane invasion of Grannvale, and in spite of his father's intense hatred for House Chalphy, he served with Sigurd in Agustria, Silesse and beyond until his presumed death in the Battle of Belhalla.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Early in the Verdane raid on Grannvale, Lex and Azelle arrived from the north to assist Sigurd in fighting the invasion, though he teased Azelle over how the latter may have actually been motivated to help by his infatuation with Edain.[2]

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait lex fe04.png
Ma snes02 axe knight playable.gif Axe Knight
Level 4
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodNeir.png
Movement 8
Recruitment: Prologue, automatically from turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Iron Axe
5,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png A FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Great Knight +0 +6 +0 +1 +1 +0 +4 +3 +1 FE4RankAxe.png A


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

Lex is an Axe Knight that joins in the prologue of the first generation of Genealogy of the Holy War. Lex will start out a bit awkward as most early enemy units wield axes, and they will have a much greater chance of hitting Lex than most of the other units you start with. Luckily, Lex is durable enough to take several hits even from these hard hitting axe users, but he will likely need a healer keeping an eye on him early on. Because of the poor accuracy of axes, despite the low avoid of enemies, Lex will have trouble hitting soem enemies, especially if they're in forrests. Since he lacks Follow-Up and will have to wait until the end of Chapter 1 to obtain the Brave Axe from the secret event, he initially will not be very threatening at first. However, by Chapter 2 he will hit his stride as terrain that gives avoid will largely disappear and because of the high number of lance wielding enemies he will quickly start tearing through them with his Brave Axe. Lex comes with two skills Vantage and Paragon. Vantage is quite situational and rerely ever useful, but Paragon on the other hand allows Lex to snowball very quickly and often give him the ability to promote as early as chapter 2. Players might consider giving Lex the Follow-Up Ring to boost his offensive potential, but many other characters also make great use of it and Lex can usually one round most enemies, besides bosses, with his Brave axe after promotion anyway.

Overall, Lex is a solid unit, he needs a bit of investment to get going and he's not going to be very immpressive offensively until he gets his Brave axe, but after that Lex will become one of the premiere frontline units with his access to Holy Blood, high movement, canto and paragon.

As a father

Since no children in the second generation of Geneaology use axes, Lex won't pass down any of his axe weaponry. Otherwise, Lex will pass down his holy blood, Vantage, and most importantly Paragon. Lex's holy blood will make every one of his children fairly tanky and Paragon will make them level up and snowball very quickly. Because of his excellent availability and the talk converstion in chapter 3 which gives them love points, many people pair Lex with Ayra. Though ultimately Lex doesn't have any bad pairings, his only flaw is that he doesn't pass down Follow-Up, so it's best to pair him with a mother that already has Follow-Up, other than that minor flaw Lex is easily one of the best options for a father in the first gen.

Personality and character

Dismissed by his father as "worthless", Lex was uninterested in Lombard's ongoing feud with House Chalphy, though he still claimed to have only come to assist Sigurd as a result of Azelle convincing him to do so.[3] Hotheaded and something of a rebel to his father's ways, he was blunt and exceptionally honest, resulting in him receiving a Brave Axe from a mysterious woman in Verdane as a test of his honesty.[4] In spite of his rough exterior, Lex got along well with most people, exemplified by his close friendship with Azelle.

Love growths and events

Portrait lex fe04.png
Axe Knight
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Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 50
Per turn:+2
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 50
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 50
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 50
Per turn:4
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Initial: 120
Per turn:3
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Click here for more details on the love system.
  • In the Prologue, Lex can talk to Sigurd after he appears, yielding no reward.
  • In Chapter 1, if Lex waits on the end of the small peninsula south of Verdane Castle, he will receive a Brave Axe.
  • In Chapter 3, Lex can talk to Ayra at any time, giving her a Brave Sword and 100 love points between the two. Both Lex and Chulainn may perform this conversation, and if Chulainn does it first Lex cannot.
  • In Chapter 5, Lex can talk to Azelle after Lubeck Castle has been seized, yielding no reward.
  • In Chapter 5, if they have been partnered, Tailtiu can talk to Lex, yielding no reward.


Battle quotes

You say that I disgust you, but... Dad, this is fate... Please forgive me...
— Lex, when fighting Lombard, in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quote

I'm such a weakling... ...Sir Sigurd, please allow me to die in peace...
— Lex, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Genealogy of the Holy War Ōsawa manga adaptation

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In this adaptation of Genealogy of the Holy War, Lex eventually marries Ayra.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Lex is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Two of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Lex
TCGCipher S08-005ST.png Lordling of Dozel, Lex



"Time to teach these Verdanite thugs a lesson or two!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Axe Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Warrior of the Bloody Axe: [Always] While you have 6 or more cards in your Bond Area, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #S08-005ST • Artist: Sachie
TCGCipher B17-102HN.png ネールの血を引く斧騎士, Lex



"I... I guess it was always meant to end this way. Forgive me, Pa..."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Great Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Comeuppance: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Blood of the Axe Knight: [Always] While you have 6 or more cards in your Bond Area, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B17-102HN • Artist: Nekohayashi
TCGCipher B17-103N.png ドズル家の若斧, Lex



"Could it be that you're worried for Edain of Yngvi? I know exactly how you feel about her."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Axe Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Unignorable Friends: [Always] If you have an allied "Azelle", this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B17-103N • Artist: Nekohayashi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Lex .


  • According to the Fire Emblem: Treasure, Lex has a different mother than Danann.[5]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lex Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Lex Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese レックス Officially romanized as Lex. Romanized instead as Rex in the Super Tactics Book.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait lex fe04.png Axe Knight Ma snes02 axe knight playable.gif Great Knight Ma snes02 great knight playable.gif
Bs fe04 lex axe knight axe.png
Bs fe04 lex great knight axe.png

Other appearances


  1. Serenes Forest: Character ages (non-canon)
  2. "Azelle: Yeah, but with the military on engagement to Isaach, Grannvale's completely strapped! Sigurd and the few soldiers left in Chalphy are out here fighting for their lives! I can't just leave them hanging...
    Lex: Oh really... I'm not quite buying your story, Azelle. What aren't you telling me?
    Azelle: Wh...what're you talking about!?
    Lex: I'd surmise that you're all worked up about Lady Edain of Yngvi. I know you like her.
    Azelle:'re nuts!
    Lex: A-ha! Face is getting red there, buddy! You little player you.
    Azelle: Lex, knock it off! Now come on, let's get going.
    " — Azelle and Lex, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Sir, just so you know... I'm not here for your little mission. Azelle's just a good bud of mine." — Lex, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Lex: Damn! I dropped my axe!!
    Woman: Was the axe you dropped this gold axe? Or perhaps this silver one?
    Lex: Naw, it was nothing as nice as either of them. It was just an old iron axe.
    Woman: You are very honest! As a reward for your honesty I present you with the Brave Axe. Farewell, Lex...
    " — Lex and a mysterious woman, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  5. A family tree in Fire Emblem: Treasure (scan by Serenes Forest)
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMaiosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline