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|“||I tell ya, that kid's a strategist in the making.||”|
— Alec, on Oifey's tactical acumen
Oifey (Japanese: オイフェ Oifey) is a cousin of Grannvale's House Chalphy, and the grandson of a renowned Chalphy tactician, Lord Sesar. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised along with Sigurd, who came to consider him a younger brother, and during Sigurd's battles in Verdane, Agustria and his troubles beyond, served as Sigurd's tactician at the young age of 14. In the prelude to the Battle of Belhalla, Oifey was entrusted by Sigurd with raising his son Seliph in hiding in Tirnanog, under the protection of Prince Shannan, and served Seliph as a knight in the war against the Grannvale Empire.
In Grann 757, at the onset of the Verdane invasion of Grannvale, Oifey volunteered his services to Sigurd in the battle, despite his martial arts training still lacking at the time. Sigurd granted Oifey the position of advisor and strategist, which he retained in his travels with Sigurd for the following three years.
In Grann 760, following Sigurd's recapture of Lubeck Castle from Lombard, Sigurd tasked Oifey with taking the infant Seliph and seeking refuge in Isaach, under the assumption that its remote corners would be free from Grannvale oppression. While reluctant to abandon Sigurd at first, Oifey eventually accepted along with Shannan, and the two left for Isaach's north with Seliph, Larcei, Scáthach and Diarmuid. For the following seventeen years, Oifey resided in Tirnanog with Seliph and Shannan, and acted as a father and mentor figure to Seliph and the other children.
In the year Grann 777, Oifey briefly left Isaach on a scouting mission with Lester/Deimne and Diarmuid/Tristan, surveying the state of neighboring nations. During his absence, Danann learned of Seliph's presence in Tirnanog and launched an assault to put an end to the rebellion, and Oifey and his allies only returned to Tirnanog shortly into the skirmish, after Seliph had sortied with Larcei/Creidne, Scáthach/Dalvin and Lana/Muirne to repel the invasion. Despite not being sure if they were ready, Oifey joined the battle as one of Seliph's soldiers, forming among the first members of his liberation army. At the war's end, Oifey assumed the post of Duke of Chalphy, as the sole available relative of House Chalphy.
Oifey is playable in the second generation, now an adult.
Starting stats and growth rates
Oifey is a prepromoted paladin that joins in chapter 6, due to his high bases and prepromoted status Oifey is often considered a Jagen type unit. Oifey will start out as your strongest unit due to his bases, he has access to an excellent class, he has a high sword and lance rank, he comes with Follow-Up and Critical, two very strong skills and not even his growths are bad by Genealogy of the Holy War standards. His only real flaw at base is his weak weaponry, though he can quickly buy better weapons and he can still get some kills through the critical skill. However, Oifey will have a hard time keeping up with the kids of gen 2 due to him not being able to inherit items, wield Holy weapons and his comparatively low growths. Another aspect worth noting is how Oifey won't be able to contribute much in the first 2 chapters on faster playthroughs as you'll need to give every single drop of EXP to Seliph in order to promote him as quickly as possible, lowering Oifey's overall usefulness. This isn't to say that Oifey is bad and he will likely still find more use than some of the gen 2 kids due to his excellent high movement class, high availability and mostly low enemy quality. Not to mention how he will likely be among your strongest units if the player is using substitutes. Overall, Oifey is a very strong unit that doesn't compare to some of the stronger characters of gen 2, but still manages to find plenty of use through the entirety of it despite his seemingly low potential.
Personality and character
Oifey was devoted to Sigurd and held him in the highest esteem, as a result of their upbringing as foster brothers. He was determined to assist Sigurd as much as possible, resulting in his service as Sigurd's advisor. Throughout his adult life, Oifey was plagued by guilt over what he perceived to be his abandonment of Sigurd prior to the Battle of Belhalla, and so devoted himself to Seliph's upbringing and protection in repentence; on occasion, this led him to clash with Lewyn over his harsh rebuking of Seliph.
Love growths and events
- In Chapter 6, Oifey can talk to Seliph after he has joined the party. This conversation yields no reward.
- In Chapter 7, Oifey can talk to Diarmuid/Tristan at any time, rewarding the latter with +1 Strength, Skill and Defense.
- In Chapter 10, Oifey can talk to Seliph after Chronos Castle has been seized, rewarding Oifey with +3 maximum HP.
- In the Endgame, if the two are lovers, Fee can talk to Oifey after Friege Castle has been seized, rewarding Oifey with +3 Skill.
Genealogy of the Holy War
And finally, at Grannvale,
at Chalphy, the Holy Knight Oifey
and his wife, [Oifey's wife, if married].
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|“||Sir Sigurd, I'm so sorry... ...I'm already...||”|
— Oifey, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Oifey is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- One of these cards' quotes is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Oifey|
|Vassal of Chalphy, Oifey|
|Attack: 70||Support: 20||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Paladin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Battle-Worn Veteran: [Special] This card cannot be placed in the Bonds Area.|
|Card #B08-064N • Artist: sachie|
|Knight who Surpassed a Tragedy, Oifey|
|"Milord Seliph... Should the people hail a prince for his prowess as a paladin, it is the prince's responsibility to be worthy of their acclaim."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Paladin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Teacher in Tirnanog: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When you play a card in your Bond Area, you may choose 1 ally and move them.|
Promise of a Reunion: [Always] If you have 8 or more bond cards, this unit and allied "Sigurd" and "Seliph" gain +10 attack.
|Card #B12-087HN • Artist: sachie|
|Grandson of the Famous Tactician Sesar, Oifey|
|"I'd like to join you in battle. I cannot bear the thought of staying behind while you risk your lives."|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Squire||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"Please, do take care.": [Activate]  Choose 1 other ally. Until the end of the turn, that ally gains +10 attack.|
Little Tactician: [Activate]  Choose 1 other ally, and move them.
Tactician's Emblem: [Support] If the attacking unit is , you may choose one enemy unit that is not the defending unit and move it.
|Card #B12-088N • Artist: sachie|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Oifey .
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.
• Used in the previous Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translation.
Officially romanized as Oifey. From Aífe, a female warrior in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Romanized instead as Oiphe in the Super Tactics Book.
Artwork of Oifey as an adult from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Artwork of Oifey as a child from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Artwork of Oifey as a child from Treasure.
Artwork of Oifey as an adult from Treasure.
Oifey's portrait (first generation) in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Oifey's portrait (second generation) in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- "Lord Seliph, I, too, am in great debt to your father. Lord Sigurd took me in when I was left alone, orphaned, and even took care of me like his own brother. And even then...I wasn’t there with him to the last, to see with my own eyes...I’m such a fool." — Oifey, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Oifey: Well then, Lord Seliph, I’ll be making toward Chalphy.
Seliph: Eh!? Why, Oifey!? I still need you! I thought you’d always stay beside me!
Oifey: No, my lord. It’s time that you find your own road and walk it with pride. And so, I’ll be protecting Chalphy in your stead.
Seliph: Chalphy... I, I understand. Your words are right as always, Oifey. Since I’m not inheriting the family home, there’s no one else with Chalphy’s bloodline but you. I can’t leave it just like that...no matter how much it hurts.
Oifey: Please be at ease, my lord. I shall be protecting you from my place at Chalphy, myself." — Oifey and Seliph, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Fee: It's really admirable that you've devoted your life to keeping Prince Seliph safe.
Oifey: Hm... We abandoned Sir Sigurd's army right at the battle's peak. It's not something I'm proud of. But the mission awaiting us was a fate worse than death. That went for your folks as well." — Fee and Oifey, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Lewyn, his Majesty is a little tired, it’s unnecessary to mention that..." — Oifey, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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