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Gaiden The Complete Shadows of Valentia

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

A mage from the forest village. Delthea's elder brother.






22 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)


Delthea (Younger sister)

Starting class
Voiced by


I know how precious my gifts are, so I intend to spend my life perfecting them. I understand my calling, even if Delthea does not.
— Luthier, to Alm

Luthier (Japanese: リュート Ryuto) is a mage and playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Luthier appears in Alm's portion of Act 3, in Forest Village; he is distraught that his sister, Delthea, has been brainwashed by the Rigelian arcanist Tatarrah. He asks Alm to save his sister and joins Alm's forces to rescue her.[1] He accompanies Alm for the rest of the war afterwards.

Starting stats and growth rates

Level 7
Recruitment: Act 3, talk with Alm at Forest Village

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

Sword   Axe   B. Magic  
Lance   Bow   W. Magic  

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sage +x to 32 +0 +0 +0 +0 +x to 6 +x to 9 +0 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains give the character as many stat 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 Awakening


Luthier is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Gaiden character set.

Additionally, Luthier appears as an enemy unit in the DLC chapter Lost Bloodlines 2.


Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB2)

Level 4
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 8,800 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
  Rexcalibur*   Magic +2
Weapon Levels
  --   --   --
  --   B   E

Reclassing options

Base classes:*
Mage Sage
Dark Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
See here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

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Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3   E,   E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Luthier has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Luthier reprises his role in the remake. During the battle at the sluice gate, if Luthier is present, he will remind Alm that defeating Tatarrah will bring Delthea out of his control.[2]

Starting stats and growth rates

Level 7
Fatigue tol. 0.55
Recruitment: Act 3, talk to with Alm at Forest Village

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
  Mana Herbs   Fire

Growth rates when reclassed

Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight Soldier/Knight/Baron Mercenary/Myrmidon/Dread Fighter Archer/Sniper/Bow Knight

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight 50% 30% {{{mag}}} 75% 40% 50% 35% 2%

Skogul/Yasha Spartan Oliphantier Guru

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Skogul/Yasha 50% 35% {{{mag}}} 80% 45% 50% 35% 2%

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Innate
Excalibur Innate
Thunder Mage, level 10
Sagittae Mage, level 15
Recover Sage, level 1
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 Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sage +x to 32 +0 +0 +0 +0 +x to 6 +0 +0 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many stat 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.

Luthier is an interesting unit. While he does suffer from his 4 movement lock, poor promotion, and poor durability like most mages in Shadows of Valentia, he has a very useful niche of being the best counter to enemy Armor knights and Barons. The aforementioned units are only weak to the underwhelming Rapier and as such Luthier is the best unit to take them on, besides a villager mage. He also comes with decent bases and Excalibur which make him useful without needing to be trained. However, Luthier's damage is largely dependent on critical hits as he cannot ORKO enemy Barons at base without a critical hit. Luthier possesses a decent spell list, which does take a while to get, but spells like Thunder and Sagittae give him extra utility, as well as Recover giving him some healing utility. However, after Act 3 he will drop off due to his mediocre attack growth, low movement, and bad enemy phase. He can get warped by Silque, but warp is highly contested by units with better combat than Luthier, luckily the mage ring is in far less demand and he can use it effectively to provide chip damage. He is also a decent unit to deal with enemy Arcanists due to his decent resistance. Overall, Luthier is the best unit to take on armored units on faster playthroughs during Act 3 on Alm's side, but other than countering said enemy archetype Luthier fails to find a decent niche and suffers from the same flaws as all the other mages in Shadows of Valentia.

Personality and character

Luthier is a loner who keeps to himself, he also thinks it is important that he and his sister, Delthea practice their magic with secrecy and discipline. As such, he is shown to be inept at interacting with others.[3] Luthier only has one being he really considers a friend, a cat, though he eventually considers Alm to be his friend as well.[4] Delthea refuses to take him seriously because of his lack of friends. This frustrates Luthier endlessly, as Delthea has refused to undergo training and simply relies on her innate magical abilities, heightened compared to the average human, instead. Luthier and Delthea have a somewhat strained relationship, though they truly care for each other deep down.


Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Main article: Luthier/Supports
Support conversations:
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B: 35
A: 60

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Base conversations

Main article: Luthier/Conversations



Feeling that his magic was still too inexperienced, he crossed over to a continent beyond the sea.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Painfully aware of the inadequacy of his magic, Luthier journeyed across the sea. What he did there is unclear, but stories tell of a steady stream of angry ruffians who later came to Valentia with a bone to pick with an eccentric mage...


Battle quotes

My sister needs me...
— Luthier's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
Looking to test my magic?
— Luthier, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
You want me? You've got me.
— Luthier's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
What bold and foolish soul has just wandered into range of my magic?
— Luthier, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
What bold and foolish man has wandered into range of my magic?
— Luthier, when fighting Basilio, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Your spirit's voice is ghastly dark. I have no use for magic so foul.
— Luthier, in The Final Battle of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

Ready yourself for the end!
— Luthier
I will eradicate you!
— Luthier
I saved this for you!
— Luthier
Pushing your luck I see...
— Luthier

Death/Retreat quotes

I have lent you my magic to the best of my ability. Is this, too...destiny?
— Luthier, in Gaiden.
I must...apply myself harder...
— Luthier, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
I thought my magic would see us through...but fate thought otherwise...
— Luthier, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Oh my. I seem to have sustained a rather ghastly wound. Perhaps it's for the best if I...retreat. Good luck to the rest of you.
— Luthier, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (manga)

Luthier makes a minor appearance in the Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light manga, in Volume 2, Chapter 5. He is in Khadein, and happens to appear to Merric during a training session. They seem to already be acquainted with each other, and they discuss their magical studies, Luthier journeyed to Khadein to learn spells like Excalibur and Aura, though he has not had success. Luthier is somewhat disappointed when Merric tells him he only knows thunder and blizzard spells.

Merric then asks if Luthier is leaving soon, and Luthier confirms so, stating that things are getting hectic on Valentia and that he should return home. Luthier then states that they will probably never meet again, though before he leaves, he tells Merric that he heard that Marth has left Talys and is trying to meet with Princess Nyna.

His appearance in the manga seems to be primarily based off of his portrait in Gaiden, so he lacks his ponytail.

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

One of these cards' quotes is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Luthier
  Hearer of the Spirit's Voice, Luthier


"Your spirit's voice is ghastly dark. I have no use for magic so foul."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Honed Sorcery: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip a   bond face-down] This turn, this unit this unit gains +10 attack and range 1-3.
Spirit Whisper: [Always] Attacks by class-changed   allies cannot be evaded by non-lord enemies.
Card #B11-061HN • Artist: Yoko Maturica
  The Forest Village's Prodigy, Luthier


Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Mage Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Solitary Mage: [Always] During your turn, if the only units you have are "Luthier" and "Delthea", this unit gains +20 attack.
  Mage's Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B11-062N • Artist: Yoko Maturica
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Luthier .


Etymology and other languages

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


As of Fire Emblem Awakening. A luthier is someone who repairs string instruments, the term particularly comes from "lute", one such instrument.[5] This is most likely inspired by his Japanese name being one way to spell "lute" in katakana.[6]


• Ryuto
• Ryu

• Used in the latest version of the Gaiden fan translation patch.
• Used in the older version of the Gaiden fan translation.



Officially romanized as Ryuto. This is one way to spell the instrument name lute in Japanese.[6]



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Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
  Mage Sage
Black magic
Black magic, white magic


  1. "I beg of you. Please save my little sister. She's being manipulated by the necromancer Tatarrah to protect Rigel's sluice gate. As long as Tatarrah is defeated, then the spell on Delthea should be broken, but I have no idea what to do. I beg you, please let me go along with you to save her!!!" — Luthier to Alm, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "Alm! If we eliminate Tatarrah, that should release his hold on my sister. I beg of you—please help her!" — Luthier, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. "Ah, I see. Friendship demands a certain amount of perfunctory conversation. Forgive me. I have little experience with friendship." — Luthier in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  4. "There were others my age in the village, but we were never close. I suppose I never felt the need to get to know them. However, I had a most excellent relationship with one of the cats. ...Yes, I know that doesn’t count. You needn’t remind me. But if you insist, YOU can be my first human friend, Alm." — Luthier in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  5. Luthier,
  6. 6.0 6.1 wikipedia:ja:リュート
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