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Artwork of Oswin from The Blazing Blade.

A knight in service to House Ostia. Hector's sworn man.







Starting class



Oswin (Japanese: オズイン Osin) is a knight in service to Ostia who appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


Oswin first appears with Hector.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma gba knight playable.gif Knight
Level 9
Affinity Is gba animaaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 12
Eliwood's tale: Automatically from turn 3
Hector's tale: Automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif B Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
General +4 +2 +2 +3 +0 +2 +3 +2 +1 GBARankLance.gif + 30, Axe


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

Oswin is an armor knight that joins in chapter 12 in both Eliwood and Hector's tales, he comes at a significantly higher level and bases than most other units in the earlygame and will be your strongest unit alongside Marcus in his join chapter. Because of the high enemy density in The Blazing Blade Oswin is an excellent earlygame tank, taking barely any damage as long as the enemies aren't using effective weaponry which are extremely rare. Besides his great bases, Oswin also has respectable growths in most areas, his luck might seem like a problem, but Oswin is durable enough to take a critical hit or two most of the time. Another weak point might seem to be his low speed base of 5 and only a 30% growth in said area, however because of the low enemy quality in The Blazing Blade along with his +3 speed upon promotion, Oswin will likely be able to double a fair number of enemies upon promotion. Unfortunately for Oswin, despite being an excellent unit in the earlygame, his low movement, alongside mediocre speed will make him a poor unit for the later chapters which emphasize high movement (not helped by his high constitution preventing him from being rescued by most units) and the ability to one round a high number of enemies. Another problem is that other units will likely catch up to Oswin and be able to trample over most of the enemies while Oswin lags behind. And the final dent in Oswin's armor are the Valkyries in Cog of Destiny that are fast enough to double him and prey on his poor resistance.

Overall, Oswin is a solid unit. His contributions in the earlygame are significant, but he drops off immensely around the midgame due to the enemy-phased nature of The Blazing Blade being unfit for an armor knight, though he can still contribute in slower playthroughs.

Personality and character

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Main article: Oswin/Supports
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Lord Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:2
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Cleric Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:1
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Fighter Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
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Thief Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 5
Per turn:2
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Troubadour Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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Click here for more details on supports.


Oswin, Impregnable Knight
Oswin served as a vassal to Marquess Ostia. His was a calm, reasonable voice in Lycia's ruling government.

Oswin and Serra
Oswin returned to Ostia, where his duties as minister to the new marquess kept him busy. Serra clung to him intensely, despite his protests. Finally, her innocent stubbornness won his heart and eased his weary mind.

Death quote

Lord Hector... I'm sorry, but... I must withdraw.
— Oswin, in Blazing Sword.

Battle quotes

Mark. If the goal is to defend, knights are your best hope. We can use our thick armor to form a living shield. I await your orders, Mark.
— In Chapter 15 in Hector's Tale.
For the honor of the knights of Ostia.
— In the final chapter.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Oswin
TCGCipher B07-026HN.png Ostia's Armor General, Oswin



"We can use our thick armor to form a living shield."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Knights of Ostia: [Always] While you control an ally with at least 100 attack, this unit gains +10 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Defend Support General's Escort: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your defending unit gains +10 attack and your opponent's attacking unit cannot perform a critical hit.
Card #B07-026HN • Artist: Yoneko
TCGCipher B07-027N.png Hector's Retainer, Oswin



"I cannot condone resorting to force so quickly..."
Attack: 30 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Knight Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is attacked by a non-Tome unit, this unit gains +20 attack.
Defend Support Defense Escort: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your defending unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B07-027N • Artist: Yoneko
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Oswin .


Etymology and other languages

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


An Old English name meaning "God's friend".[1]



Officially romanised as Osin. Literally "Oswin".



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Small portrait oswin fe07.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait oswin fe07.png Knight General
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