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Saber

Shadows of Valentia Heroes


FESoV Saber.png
Artwork of Saber from Shadows of Valentia.

A mercenary from Novis Island.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

34 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Family

An unnamed younger sister[1]

Nationality

Rigelian[2]

Starting class

Mercenary

Voiced by

Takehito Koyasu
(Japanese, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes)
Keith Silverstein
(English, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes)

Appearance(s)
Believe me, lass, I ain’t worried about a couple sea rats. All I’m worried about is if you can pay.
— Saber

Saber (Japanese: セーバー Savor) is a mercenary appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He appears at Novis and joins Celica on her quest to the Mila Temple and, later, Rigel.

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Role

Celica, in her travels to the Mila Temple, found a drunk mercenary in a bar at Novis port. The mercenary, Saber, was upset that she interrupted his drinking, though he was hired by Celica regardless,[3] seeming to have had a bit of a drunken mood swing.

Saber travels with Celica on the rest of her journey and until the conclusion of Gaiden.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait saber fe02.png
Mercenary
Level 1
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica at Novis Greatport.

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

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

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Myrmidon +x to 30 +x to 11 +x to 11 +x to 14 +0 +x to 4 +x to 6 +1 --
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +x to 15 +2 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist on giving the character as many stat 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.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Role

The Valentian Accordion expands on Saber's life before ending up in Celica's service. He was once an ace soldier in the Rigelian Empire, until he fell into a trap set up by noblemen who disliked his commoner's upbringing and lost the use of his right eye. After a friend of his betrayed him, Saber challenged them to and won a duel to the death, but was forced to flee to Zofia.

In the story proper, as with Gaiden, Celica meets a drunken Saber at a tavern. Despite being upset for his drinking being interrupted, Saber accepts Celica's job request of protecting her on the way to the Mila Temple after Celica offers her Golden Dagger as payment. As Celica and her party make their way through Zofia's waters fighting pirates, Saber becomes annoyed because fighting pirates was not part of Celica's job description, but continues with the group anyway.

Saber assists Celica in fighting off Rigelian brigands after Boey and Mae leave them behind as they rushed into Zofia Castle before the battle.

Throughout Celica's adventures, Saber takes on an advisory role, cautioning Celica on what dangers lie ahead.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait saber status fe15.png
Mercenary
Level 1
Fatigue tol. 0.55
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica at Novis Greatport, and agree to give him the Golden Dagger.

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
Is 3ds03 golden dagger.png Golden Dagger* --
Weapons
FE15RankSword.png
Yes check.png
FE15RankAxe.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBlackMagic.png
X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png
X mark.png
FE15RankBow.png
X mark.png
FE15RankWhiteMagic.png
X mark.png

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Mage, level 1
Seraphim Mage, level 5
Recover Sage, level 1
Physic Sage, level 5
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level - [Level before promotion +1]).

Promotion stat gains

Fire Emblem Heroes

Role

Saber 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 Saber is currently available in Heroes, based on his Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation.

Starting stats

Saber: Driven Mercenary is only available at 5★ rarity.
Portrait saber feh.png
Rarity ★★★★★
Weapon type Is feh sword.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 17/18/19
Attack 6/7/8 Speed 8/9/10
Defense 7/8/9 Resistance 4/5/6
Skills
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Edge+*
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png Aegis

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Sword Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Edge Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Slaying Edge+ Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Golden Dagger ★★★★★ 400 SP
Is feh skill special.png Holy Vestments Innate
Is feh skill special.png Aegis Innate
Is feh hp +3.pngA HP +3 ★★★★★ 40 SP
Is feh hp spd 1.pngA HP/Spd 1 ★★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh hp spd 2.pngA HP/Spd 2 ★★★★★ 200 SP
Is feh shield pulse 1.pngB Shield Pulse 1 ★★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh shield pulse 2.pngB Shield Pulse 2 ★★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh shield pulse 3.pngB Shield Pulse 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

Despite Saber often calling Celica out on her idealistic nature as he is aware of the necessity of violence, he is nonetheless loyal to her, as he never once considers abandoning the party, and acts as a father figure to her. He is far more insightful than most members of her party, as he catches on the quickest that Celica is not just any priestess, and understands her intentions better than most.

Supports

Main article: Saber/Supports

Ending

Gaiden

If Jesse survived
He joined the establishment of Jesse's kingdom. Meanwhile, he gets to cuddle with a lovely wife.

If Jesse died
Together with his lovely wife, he works towards the restoration of the Kingdom of Valentia.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

If Jesse survived
Along with Jesse, Saber helped build the foundation for a new kingdom of, and for, mercenaries. He continued working as a sellsword for years to come and aided the One Kingdom on many occasions—always with his stunning bride by his side.

If Jesse died
Along with his stunning bride, Saber toiled to rebuild Valentia. Though he never officially enlisted as a knight, he put his mercenary skills and experience to work traveling the land and mediating local struggles—either with a fist of steel or a pint of ale.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Alright. I'll handle this.
— Saber, if being chosen to move the first time at full health
I'll take care of it.
— Saber, if being chosen to move while at half health
This one's gonna hurt.
— Saber, if being chosen to move while at critical health
You've got a lot to learn!
— Saber, if an enemy attack did minimal damage or missed.
Saw that coming a mile away!
— Saber, if an enemy attack did minimal damage or missed.
How's that?!
— Saber, when delivering the final blow on an enemy.
Where you going?
— Saber, when delivering the final blow on an enemy.
I owe ya one.
— Saber, when healed.
Hey, thanks!
— Saber, when healed.
Go get that patched up.
— Saber, when a nearby ally is at half health.

Critical quotes

Move.
— Saber
You don't know when to quit.
— Saber
You can't win.
— Saber
Get a load of this!
— Saber

Victory quotes

Ugh, gonna be sore tomorrow.
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
About what you'd expect.
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
Hmph, tough luck.
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
That's another one down.
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
*sigh*
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
That was an easy one.
— Saber, after defeating an enemy.
Beautiful.
— Saber, if a nearby ally defeated an enemy.
Heh, someone's eager.
— Saber, if a nearby ally defeated an enemy.

Summary screen quotes

Eh, a win's a win.
— Saber after a battle.
Wish it were always this easy!
— Saber, after a battle.
*sigh* I need a minute...
— Saber, fatigued after a battle.

The Final Battle quote

Well, hell. I've come this far. Might as well see the damn thing through to the end, lass.
— Saber

Death/retreat quotes

Keh, the hell...
— Saber, in Gaiden.
Well, hell... You'd think I'd...know better... Still, it was fun while it lasted...
— Saber, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Augh... Damned rookie mistake... Sorry, but I gotta pull back. I ain't ready to die just yet!
— Saber, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Heroes

Main article: Saber/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Saber As of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
English
(unofficial)
• Saber
• Sevr
• Used in the latest version of the Gaiden fan translation patch.
• Used on Serenes Forest.
Japanese セーバー Officially romanized as Savor.
Spanish Saber As above.
French Saber As above.
German Saber As above.
Italian Saber As above.
Dutch Saber As above.
Simplified Chinese 赛巴
Traditional Chinese 賽巴

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait saber fe02.png Mercenary Myrmidon Dread Fighter
Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
Sword
Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Sword
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Sword

Heroes artwork

References

  1. "Yeah, I got a little sister. Ain’t seen her in forever, but I assume she’s fairing fine. She kinda looks like you, now that I think on it." — Saber in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "Ah, hell. Might as well spill it. ...I'm Rigelian. No deal to me one way or the other— just didn't think I'd ever be back, is all." — Saber to Celica in a base conversation, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. "Oh, shaddaaap. Dun interrupt my drinkin'! Ha. Ha. Ha. Are you stupi-? Don't gooo. Y'all can't cross the sea by yourselves, can ya?" — Saber to Celica, Fire Emblem Gaiden
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