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Artwork of Holmes from TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles.






Vals (father)

Starting class

Bow Hero


Holmes (Japanese: ホームズ Holmes) is a playable character appearing in TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles.

TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles


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Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait holmes 01 trs01.png
Bow Hero
Level 6
Recruitment: Automatically from the start of Map 11.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Longbow Open Lock
Sea Fighter
Wyvern (Lv 16)
Continuation (Lv 32)
Charisma (Class Change)
Swords Spears Axes Bows Staves
Fire magic Thunder magic Wind magic Light magic Dark magic


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

Holmes is the second main Lord type character of Tear Ring Saga. Immediately his potent combat abilities will make themselves apparent, as he is able to deal respectable damage with his bows, including being able to double attack enemies with negative Attack Speed with the Bowgun for massive damage. He also starts with the Longbow, giving him a long ranged option even against other ranged units.

In addition to his strong base stats in strength, skill, weapon level, and speed, Holmes has excellent growths in all areas sans defense. Holmes will easily become a powerful Player Phase attacker who can easily dispatch normal enemies and has the hitrates necessary to take on problematic Monster type enemies such as Ops and Harpies. Holmes also benefits from the wide variety of powerful bows available to him, such as the Brave Bow, Brave Crossbow, Killer Bow, Chu-ko-nu, and Dragon Arrow. Whenever Holmes initiates combat, there are few who can match his prowess.

Unfortunately, being locked in to only using bows before promotion hurts how applicable his good combat is. On enemy phase, his mediocre defense, lack of magical resistance and inability to counterattack at melee range leaves him reliant on party members to protect him. Additionally, only having 5 movement for the majority of the game hurts his flexibility turn to turn, although his access to long range weaponry alleviates this. When he promotes at the end of Chapter 29, he gets a modest stat boost but importantly the ability to use swords, making him much better of a physical fighter.

In terms of skills, Holmes bolsters his attacking power with Wyvern at level 16, although he will not reap the benefits of this skill unless attacking with swords. Open Lock is also monumentally helpful, as it makes Holmes one of the few lockpicking units with capable combat ability, and many maps on Holmes' route make heavy use of locked chests. Continue at level 32 can also helps support his damage output in the late game, especially with multi-hit bows. Upon promotion, Charm gives Holmes a role as a vanguard unit who can support his nearby allies on the front lines.

Late in the game, Holmes obtains the Agneyastra, a powerful and unbreakable sword with high might, high hit, and a boosted critrate, in addition to halving damage taken from breath attacks, helping against lategame Necrodragons.

Ultimately, Holmes is a strong unit throughout the entire game. There's no reason not to use him, as he is required to defeat the game's final boss.


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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
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Used in the Yutona Heroes War Chronicles fan translations.[which?]



Officially romanized as Holmes. Romanized instead as Hormes in the game's instruction manual.


TearRing Saga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles
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Maps 1: Arrival at Wellt • 2: Subduing the Bandits • 3: The Encounter • 4: Tragic Soldiers • 5: Beyond the Legend • 6: Across the River • 7: Liberation of Wellt • 8: Holy Dragon Neuron • 9: Two Paths • 10: Freedom and JusticeSkirmish 1 • 11: Mage of Leda • 12: A Youth of Blood • 13: Sea Serpent • 14: Holmes the Hero • 15: Oasis MarketSkirmish 2 • 16: Dark Beasts • 17: Hero of the Plains • 18: The Dark Forest • 19: A Chance EncounterSkirmish 3 • 20: Frontier Battle • 21: The Demon Dragon Kranion • 22: General Zacharia • 23: The Maiden's TearsSkirmish 4 • 24: The Great River of Reeve • 25: Desert Storm • 26N: Ghost Operation • 26S: Dark Prince • 27: The Sea Lion • 28: Battle for Granada • 29: Sea Lion's Flag • 30: The Legendary SwordsmanSkirmish 5Skirmish 6 • 31: Traitor... • 32: Temple of Salia • 33: Holy Sword of Salia • 34: Total War • 35: Julius... • 36: City of Love and Sorrow • 37: Holy Sword of Reeve • 38: Fading Life • 39: In the Darkness... • 40: The Evil God and the Goddess
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