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|“||We were born into the knighthood and are prepared to die fighting!||”|
Naoise (Japanese: ノイッシュ Noish) was a knight in the service of House Chalphy in Grannvale, and the friend and rival of fellow Chalphy knight Alec. When the Grannvale army went to war with Isaach, Naoise was one of its few knights left behind, remaining in Chalphy with Sigurd.
Naoise was present in Chalphy when they received word of the Verdane attack on Yngvi Castle. When Sigurd tried to instruct his soldiers to remain at Chalphy while he examined the situation, Naoise insisted on accompanying Sigurd into battle as his duty as a knight. Naoise subsequently accompanied Sigurd's army on the campaigns in Verdane and Agustria, in exile in Silesse, and presumably in being executed by the mages of Velthomer in the Battle of Belhalla.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Naoise is available for the entirety of the first generation. As his stats show, Naoise is a more Strength/Defense-focused cavalier than his comrade Alec. Like all mounted units in Genealogy, Naoise comes with a superior version of the Canto skill that allows him to finish moving after attacking. However, Naoise notably lacks the all-important Follow-Up skill. Without that skill, no unit in Genealogy can double attack, even if they are faster than the enemy. Instead, Naoise has Accost, which he will have a hard time activating due to his low speed. He also has Critical. The downside of having these two skills instead of Follow-Up is that they are unreliable, whereas Follow-Up is reliable. This limits Naoise's combat potential and prevents him from defeating enemies in one round of combat. As a result, Naoise can seem underwhelming. However, since mounted units dominate Genealogy and Naoise is among them, he can still contribute here and there.
Naoise requires adequate equipment to surpass mediocrity. The Follow-Up Ring is a valuable item for Naoise because it gives him the titular skill, allowing him to double attack. While there is intense competition for it, Naoise is one of few mounted candidates for the item. Therefore, he will get to make use of it more often than unmounted units. A useful weapon for Naoise is the Brave Sword, although it is possibly even more competitive than the Follow-Up Ring. Every sword user with a B rank in swords can excel at combat with this weapon because it is arguably the best sword in the game, excluding holy weapons. It has good stats, strikes twice even if its user cannot double the enemy, and four times if they can. With the Brave Sword and the Follow-Up Ring, Naoise can become a very capable combat unit, especially combined with his existing skills, Accost and Critical. However, this is still a significant investment, and without it, Naoise's contributions will be average.
As a father, Naoise is useful to children who do not need Pursuit but could benefit from Accost and Critical. He is an acceptable option for Ayra as he can pass down a fair bit of Strength, Accost, and B-rank swords to Scáthach. With Erinys, Fee and Ced benefit from Critical and Accost (giving both three multi-attack skills), and Fee benefits from Naoise's high strength. Ced's magic growth will suffer, but Ced can usually survive on his base magic alone as a pre-promoted unit.
Overall, Naoise is a passable unit in the first generation and can fill in as a substitute father in specific scenarios.
Personality and character
In contrast to Alec's wilder ways, Naoise was calm and thoughtful, taking the time to consider a situation and any requirements which may require covering in the course of a battle. He took his oaths as a knight seriously, insisting on fighting alongside and protecting Sigurd instead of waiting at Chalphy.
Love growths and events
- In Chapter 5, if they are lovers, Lachesis or Erinys can talk to Naoise after Phinora Castle has been seized. This conversation gives no reward.
|“||Sir Sigurd... ...I am so sorry... Stay strong...||”|
— Naoise, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Naoise is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Naoise|
|Red Blade of Grim Resolve, Naoise|
|"I was born a knight, and I will gladly risk dying a knight's death in your name. To allow our lord to die alone in battle would be an unspeakable disgrace."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Paladin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Red & Green Assault: [Trigger] During your turn, when this unit is supported by "Alec", you may move an enemy in the Back Line.|
Grünritter Ties: [Always] While this unit is being supported by "Alec", this unit gains +30 attack.
|Card #B06-014HN, B06-014ST • Artist: BISAI|
|Red Chivalry, Naoise|
|"From this point on, this battle will grow tougher still. Be sure to prepare yourself, Alec."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Cavalier||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Grünritter Ties: [Always] While this unit is being supported by "Alec", this unit gains +30 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B06-015N, B06-015ST • Artist: BISAI|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Noish .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources. From Naoise, also spelled Noíse or Noisiu, a warrior in Irish mythology. Naoise was the first husband of Deirdre, and was killed on the orders of his uncle Conchobar mac Nessa, so that he could marry Deirdre instead.
Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Officially romanized as Noish. From Naoise, as above. Romanized instead as Noische in the Super Tactics Book.
Artwork of Naoise from Treasure.
Artwork of Naoise from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Naoise's portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- "Sir, have you considered leaving someone behind to defend the castle? It would be too risky not to. We would be finished if we lost our base here to the enemy." — Naoise, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Excuse me, sir!? We were born into the knighthood and are prepared to die fighting! We'd be a disgrace to let our master perish out there all alone. We're going with you." — Naoise, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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