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Rafiel

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Not to be confused with Raphael, a character from Three Houses.


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Rafiel

Radiant Dawn Heroes


FERD Rafiel.png
Artwork of Rafiel from Radiant Dawn.

A heron prince whose homeland of Serenes was destroyed by the beorc of Begnion. He was rescued while wandering in the Desert of Death by Queen Nailah. He possesses wings, but cannot fly.

Gender

Male

Race

Laguz

Family

Lehran (ancestor)
Lorazieh (father)
Reyson (younger brother)
Lillia (younger sister)
Leanne (younger sister)

Starting class

Heron

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
Helping you would give me great joy.
— Rafiel

Rafiel (Japanese: ラフィエル Rafiel) is a heron prince and a playable character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Rafiel
Heron
Level 12
Affinity Is wii heavenaffin.png
Constitution 8»14
Recruitment: Part 1, Chapter 8, automatically from preparations
Re-recruited in Part 4, Chapter 1, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 31 Speed 6»12
Strength 1»2 Luck 31
Magic 6»12 Defense 3»6
Skill 1»2 Resistance 13»26
Movement 5»5 Weight 5»9
Inventory Skills
Seraph Robe Blessing
Galdrar
Shove
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst

Analysis

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


Rafiel is one of three herons in the game, and has the ability to let other units move again, which is an invaluable skill. He is available on 1-8 and 1-E on Micaiah's team, and is part of Ike's part 4 team. He has the lowest mobility among the three herons, cannot fly, and cannot canto, making him the least flexible heron; a player can get much more use out of him via shoving and rescuing him. Rafiel's galdrar skills affect 4 adjacent units regardless of whether he is transformed or not. This allows him to refresh 4 units immediately, and is the only heron who can do this on turn 1. This is extremely powerful as it allows many units on the first few turns to move farther, defeat troublesome enemy units, and so on, very early. This is also why Rafiel is most frequently selected for endgame over Reyson and Leanne, because the endgame chapters are faster-paced and benefit more from the short-term 4-way refreshes. Rafiel does not gain any movement bonus upon transformation, his stat transformation boosts are near useless since he is not a combat unit, and he additionally loses the ability to climb ledges, so his transformation gauge should be ignored.

Rafiel has a high base luck and average base resistance but his other stats are low. He is extremely frail and slow enough to get doubled by all enemy units, so he rarely survives one round of combat and must be kept out of danger. His only strong growth is luck. He also has a reasonable magic and resistance growth, boosting his healing abilities and potential siege tome tanking, but those are the only applications for his stat levels. The only other practical benefit to leveling him is to learn more Chant abilities, especially Bliss and Valor, which can be situational since he can use Bliss and Valor on 4 units simultaneously, but reaching the necessary levels is not practical without significant grinding or bonus experience. Due to not being a flying unit, Rafiel does not share the same weaknesses towards bows, crossbows, and wind magic that Reyson, Leanne, and every other flier are weak to, though this is rendered irrelevant due to being physically frail to almost every attack anyway.

Rafiel has the Blessing skill which heals adjacent units at the start of each turn. This is valuable as it helps free up other stave-users' turns. As Rafiel cannot fight, offensive skills are useless. Miracle and Shade are skills that help him survive should the player make a mistake.

Rafiel has a heaven affinity which gives a pure accuracy boost. This boost is useless for Rafiel as he cannot attack. For his partner, it can be useful for endgame, where Ashera's auras are extremely dodgy. Units that complement this accuracy boost and/or struggles with accuracy for endgame make useful partners. It is worth noting that Rafiel provides a bond support bonus to Nailah and Tibarn, giving them a nice +10% crit and crit avoid boost, so it can help to have them ferry Rafiel around while taking advantage of this.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Rafiel was first made available to be summoned by players on May 20, 2020 in a special groom variation as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Bridal Beloveds update. The aforementioned groom variation of Rafiel is the only one currently available in Heroes, based on his Radiant Dawn incarnation. Rafiel is one of a rare number of characters to have been made available only as a special variation without a normal variation of them available (no files at all exist in the game for their regular versions).

Rafiel: Blessed Wings

Starting stats

★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait rafiel blessed wings feh.png
Rarity ★★★★
Weapon type Is feh blue beast.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 14/15/16
Attack 2/3/4 Speed 6/7/8
Defense 3/4/5 Resistance 10/11/12
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Adult (Infantry)
Is feh skill support.png Sing
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Whelp (Infantry) Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Yearling (Infantry) Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Adult (Infantry) Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Groom's Wing ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill support.png Sing Innate
Is feh gale dance 1.pngB Gale Dance 1 ★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh firestorm dance 1.pngB Firestorm Dance 1 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh firestorm dance 2.pngB Firestorm Dance 2 ★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh spur res 1.pngC Spur Res 1 ★★★★ 50 SP
Is feh spur res 2.pngC Spur Res 2 ★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh ward beasts.pngC Ward Beasts ★★★★★ 200 SP

Personality and character

Rafiel is more akin to how a Heron is expected to be: passive and serene. He keeps up a calm demeanor in almost any given situation, even when he is on the battlefield. He is mature and nurturing when dealing with others, be they Beorc, Laguz, or even Branded, the differences between them holding very little meaning to him.

Supports

Bond supports

Small portrait rafiel fe10.png
Rafiel
Heron
Default bonds:
Small portrait tibarn fe10.png
Tibarn
Hawk King
Bonus:
10
Small portrait nailah fe10.png
Nailah
Wolf Queen
Bonus:
10

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Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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Extra bonds:*
None.

[[{{{supporte1}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse1}}}

[[{{{supporte2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse2}}}

[[{{{supporte3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse3}}}

[[{{{supporte4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse4}}}

[[{{{supporte5}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Rafiel, Earthbound Chorister (If Nailah survived)
Rafiel performed a ceremony in Serenes Forest to wake his father, the king. Eventually he returned to Hatari.

Rafiel, Earthbound Chorister (If Nailah did not survive)
Rafiel performed a ceremony in Serenes Forest to wake his father, the king. He still lives there in peace.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Please forgive me, Ike. I only wish to help Micaiah. [...] But I just want to help Micaiah! I’m not against you! Please, put the sword down!
— Rafiel, when fighting Ike in part 3 final chapter of Radiant Dawn.
... [...] I... [...] ...I’m sorry, I... I don’t have anything to say to you.
— Rafiel, when fighting Hetzel in part 4 final chapter-1 of Radiant Dawn.
No! [...] Your soul... is deeply scarred...
— Rafiel, when fighting Lekain in part 4 final chapter-1 of Radiant Dawn.

Death quotes

...Uhh! [...] ...As you wish, Nailah. Everyone... Please, forgive me.
— Rafiel, in Radiant Dawn, a variant where Nailah interjects; this is also his retreat quote in part 3 final chapter.
...Aah! [...] Y-yes... I’m so sorry...
— Rafiel, in Radiant Dawn, a variant where Ike interjects.
...Ohhhgh...
— Rafiel, in part 4 chapter 4 of Radiant Dawn.
Oh...ow... [...] I, I understand... I’m sorry...
— Rafiel, in part 4 final chapter-1 of Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Rafiel is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Rafiel
TCGCipher B09-089HN.png Earthbound Chorister, Rafiel
Tellius

Male

Fang

Mounted

"A voice guided me here. Was it yours?"
Attack: 20 Support: 20 Range: - Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Heron Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Guiding Voice: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip one bond card] Choose another Fang ally. From your hand, choose a card with the same unit name as that ally, and place it on top of that ally to Level Up that ally.
Wounded-Winged Seid Singer: [Activate] [Tap this unit] Choose another Fang ally with a Deployment Cost of 2 or less, and untap them.
Card #B09-089HNArtist: Rika Suzuki
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Rafiel .

Trivia

  • Rafiel's Japanese name is almost spelled exactly the same as Raphael's.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Rafiel Variant of Raphael.[1] Raphael is an archangel in Abrahamic religions whose name means "God heals".
Japanese ラフィエル Officially romanized as Rafiel.
Spanish Rafiel As above.
French Rafiel As above.
German Rafiel As above.
Italian Rafiel As above.

Gallery

References



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