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The Complete Shadows of Valentia Heroes

FESoV Mathilda 02.png
Artwork of Mathilda from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A member of the Deliverance fighting to free Zofia.






28 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)



Starting class


Voiced by


On the battlefield, man and woman are equals judged by skill alone.
— Mathilda

Mathilda (Japanese: マチルダ Machilda), is a Zofian paladin appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is hailed as a legendary female knight.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Mathilda is a Zofian knight, and member of the Deliverance, during the events of Act 3 she is being held prisoner by Desaix. When Desaix realizes that Alm is approaching his stronghold he orders Mathilda be be executed by archers.[3]

After Alm rescues her she joins his military force and aids him for the rest of the war, afterwards, she marries Clive, if he also survived the war. If Clive died, she takes up command of the knight's order of united Valentia in his place.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait mathilda fe02.png
Ma nes02 paladin playable.gif Paladin
Level 1
Recruitment: Act 3, speak to her in Desaix's Fortress

Stats Growth Rates

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

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Gold Knight +x to 40 +x to 18 +0 +0 +0 +x to 13 +0 +1 --
  • In Gaiden, 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.

Mathilda joins in Act 3. While her availability is low, her stats are quite good across the board, although her HP and defense are on the lower end. Of a particular note is Mathilda's speed—she will double all enemies without any issue and deal significant damage. She also has a high base resistance, allowing her to face magical enemies while taking less damage than other units. Combined with her high movement and eventually promotion to Gold Knight, she will be an excellent combat unit for the remainder of the game.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Mathilda reprises her role in the remake.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait mathilda status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 paladin mathilda playable.gif Paladin
Level 1
Fatigue tol. 0.55
Recruitment: Act 3, speak to her in Desaix's Fortress

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

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

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Gold Knight +x to 40 +x to 18 +0 +0 +0 +x to 13 +0 +1 --
  • In 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.

Mathilda first appears in Act 3 in Desaix's Fortress as an ally unit, and she can be recruited during or after the battle. Due to not having a weapon and being stuck in a cell, she won't be able to contribute much, so it is generally recommended to protect her instead of wasting a turn recruiting her as she will join at the end of the map, if she stays alive, anyway.

Mathilda is a prepromoted Paladin in Shadows of Valentia. She has high bases in every area besides HP and Defense, but has decent growth in both areas allowing her to somewhat patch up her weak points. She also has a low growth in Resistance, though this is common for units in Shadows of Valentia, but thanks to her high base resistance she can to deal with dangerous enemies such as Cantors and Arcanists relatively well. Mathilda will be a premiere frontline unit of the Deliverance, alongside units like Alm, thanks to her high bases and growths in Strength and Speed, allowing her to consistently one round most enemies. Her durability will be rather low compared so most other units, so she will not be able to take many enemies at once during the enemy phase and it can lead her to even be one shot by some of the stronger enemies if she is unlucky with her defense and HP level ups, so it's best to not expose Mathilda to too many enemies at once.

Mathilda will on average surpass other Cavaliers, such as Clive and the Villagers that have promoted to cavalier quickly, and her only competition will be Zeke when he joins, though even if you plan on using him, there is generally no reason not to deploy Mathilda alongside him unless it is for maps that are unfriendly to cavalry units. Though the terrain effects of Shadows of Valentia can often negatively affect cavalry units, they are far less common on Alm's side allowing Mathilda to make great use of her high 8 movement, which will rise to 9 upon promotion to Gold Knight.

Overall, Mathilda is a solid all-around unit who will contribute well on any team on Alm's side.

Fire Emblem Heroes


Mathilda is one of the characters added to the game in the Bitter Enemies update, and became available for summoning by players on July 13, 2017. Only one variation of Mathilda is currently available in Heroes, based on her Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait mathilda feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh lance.png
Movement type Cavalry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 14/15/16
Attack 5/6/7 Speed 6/7/8
Defense 5/6/7 Resistance 6/7/8
Is feh skill weapon.png Steel Lance*
Is feh skill assist.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance Innate
Is feh skill weapon.png Steel Lance Innate
Is feh skill weapon.png Ridersbane ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill weapon.png Ridersbane+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill weapon.png Knightly Lance ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill assist.png Rally Resistance ★★★ 150 SP
Is feh cancel affinity 1.pngB Cancel Affinity 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh cancel affinity 2.pngB Cancel Affinity 2 ★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh cancel affinity 3.pngB Cancel Affinity 3 ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh hone atk 1.pngC Hone Atk 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh hone atk 2.pngC Hone Atk 1 ★★★ 100 SP
Is feh hone atk 3.pngC Hone Atk 2 ★★★★ 200 SP


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Personality and character

In Gaiden, Mathilda has minimal dialogue, but she is Clive's lover, and wife at the end of the game. In Shadows of Valentia, she is shown to be an extremely courageous, calm, and driven knight with a direct manner of speech, as a result of the training she received from her father.[4]


Main article: Mathilda/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Mathilda/Conversations



If Clive survived
She shed her armor and became Clive's wife.
The legendary female knight, Mathilda --
That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity.

If Clive died
Having lost Clive, she reluctantly took command of the knights’ order.
The legendary female knight, Mathilda --
That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

If Clive survived
Mathilda cast her armor aside and wed Clive. She was rarely seen in public after that, having perhaps chosen to support her husband behind the scenes instead. However, her legendary exploits as a knight are sure to live on forever in Valentian history.

If Clive died
Clive's death forced Mathilda to carry on in his place as captain of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. The grief in her heart steeled her, and she became a key figure in the kingdom's growth. Her legendary exploits are sure to live on forever in Valentian history.


The Final Battle quote

I alone will decide who I choose to worship. But I can promise you one thing: it certainly won't be you!
— Mathilda

Critical quotes

Getting a little presumptuous?
— Mathilda
My turn!
— Mathilda
I've seen enough!
— Mathilda
So long!
— Mathilda

Death quotes

Ah, Clive. I wanted to pass the days together with you in peace.
— Mathilda, in Gaiden.
Clive... Clive, are you there...? I could not find peace with you here... Maybe we'll find it...when we...
— Mathilda, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Damn! Careless... I must withdraw. Fight well, my friends!
— Mathilda, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).


Main article: Mathilda/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

FEGM Mathilda.png

Mathilda has a similar role to hers in Gaiden. She has been captured and set for execution by Desaix, and Alm's forces set out to rescue her.

During the rescue mission Kliff helps untie her. During this, Kliff being distracted with helping Mathilda, Desaix fatally impales Kliff. This horrifies Mathilda. After Desaix is killed by the Deliverance Mathilda makes no further appearances.

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Mathilda
TCGCipher B09-031HN.png Legendary Knightess, Mathilda



"Now point me at your foes, that I may cut the louts down one by one!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Goddess of the Battlefield: [Trigger] When this unit is untapped, until the end of this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Indomitable Knight: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit is tapped by a skill's effect or by the cost of a skill, untap this unit.
Card #B09-031HN • Artist: Tomohide Takaya
TCGCipher B09-032N.png Beautiful Knightess, Mathilda



"I remember that day... When the three of us started the deliverance."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Cavalier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Oath-Sworn Pennon: [Always] During your turn, while there are at least two other Mounted allies, this unit gains +20 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B09-032N • Artist: Tomohide Takaya
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Mathilda .


Etymology and other languages

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


A variant of Matilda[5], from the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle".[6]


• Matilda
• Matil

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



Officially romanized as Machilda.



As above.



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As above.

Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait mathilda fe02.png Paladin Gold Knight
Bs fe02 paladin lance 01.pngBs fe02 paladin lance 02.png
Bs fe02 gold knight lance 01.png

Heroes artwork

Other appearances


  1. "Alm, do you have any brothers or sisters? My little sisters back home have been writing me and clamoring for my return. I've started to wonder if all siblings are like that. Stranger yet, they're fully grown! You'd think they could get by without me. But when you consider how fond Clair is of Clive... Well, perhaps children just naturally look up to elder brothers and sisters. ...Hmm? How many sisters do I have? Four, actually. I love them, but they can be quite trying sometimes. For they tend to chatter like harpies whenever they want attention..." — Mathilda, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mathilda Voice - Fire Emblem franchise | Behind The Voice Actors,, Retrieved: 27 May 2019
  3. "In that case, have the prisoner executed as a warning. Archers! Execute that little missy in her cell!!!" — Desaix, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  4. "You want to know how I became so strong? Well, my father was a distinguished warrior of some renown. He trained me relentlessly from a young age, and I embraced it." — Mathilda in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  5. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Mathilda,, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
  6. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Matilda,, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
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