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Salem

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Salem

Thracia 776 TCG


FE776 Salem.png
Artwork of Salem from Thracia 776.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Starting class
Appearance(s)
......The Loptr Church does not tolerate traitors. That's the rule...
— Salem

Salem (Japanese: セイラム Salem) is a former dark priest of the Loptr Church. He departed the cult upon beginning to question its practices and was nearly killed for it by other Loptrians in the attempt, but was saved by Pirn of the Dandelion thieves and joined his band. Later, he was the first of the Dandelions to ally with Prince Leif of Leonster as his army passed near their hideout in Dakia Forest, and helped convince Pirn and the rest of the Dandelions to also join Leif.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role

Salem was on guard duty for the Dandelion hideout on the night Leif's army passed through Dakia Forest, despite his recent injuries from the Loptrians. His plan was to use his Sleep staff to put to sleep anyone who came too close to the hideout, but he was still fought and captured by Leif's army. When Leif's army broke into the hideout to fight the thieves therein, Salem informed him of the true nature of the group and that he would try to sway Pirn and the others to Leif's side.

Starting stats and growth rates

Boss, Chapter 12 Playable

Portrait salem fe05.png
Ma snes03 lopt mage enemy.gif Lopt Mage
Level 5
Action --
Stats
Max HP 22 Speed 7
Strength 0 Luck 2
Magic 8 Defense 2
Skill 6 FCC 1
Movement 6 Constitution 4
Inventory Skills
Jormungand
Sleep
--
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png C
SNESRankFire.png D SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png D SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png C

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Con Mov Weapon level
Dark Mage +0 +0 +3 +2 +0 +0 +4 +1 +0 SNESRankStaff.png +1

Analysis

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

Salem is a Loptrian mage that joins your army roughly halfway through the game. Offensively, this makes him able to use all anima magic as well making him the only dark magic user in the game. Unfortunately, he is far behind your other units statistically at the time you recruit him, with lackluster magic and speed and pitiful bulk, so he will more than likely have to be fed kills than get them himself. What's worse, his unique access to dark magic is largely irrelevant, as the Jormungand tome, while strong, is extremely heavy and inaccurate, making it generally inferior to the regular anima tomes which do not slow him down nearly as much. Even then, Salem's offense will still be far inferior to a trained and likely promoted Asvel by this point, who will have better stats across the board, a higher FCC, Adept, and a far more powerful personal tome in Grafcalibur. With all these shortcomings, one would be forgiven for initially thinking there's little reason to even bother using Salem.

However, Salem possesses one significant advantage over your other units that saves him from mediocrity: his staff rank. As anyone who plays Thracia 776 knows, staves are some of the most powerful and important tools the player has access to, if not the most powerful. Salem's base C rank in staves is one he shares with Safy and gives him a useful niche immediately, and is something other staff users like Nanna, Tina, and promoted Asvel struggle to achieve even after dozens of uses of Heal. This allows him to wield high level staves such as Physic and Restore right away, helping out the team while also giving him access to his own experience pool rather than having to put himself at risk fighting. Training his staff rank to B, giving him access to Rescue, Fortify, and Silence, should be Salem's first priority, as his promotion grants him an additional staff rank, bringing him to the prestigious A rank for the all-powerful Warp and Rewarp staves, making him a stellar support unit. Staff users receive quite a lot of fatigue when using powerful staves, so having another high level staff user relieves some of the burden off of units like Safy, and allows for many more powerful staves to be used in more chapters. His magic ranks along with his improved promoted stats also means he's still very much capable of defending himself in a pinch.

Salem seems like a weird and under-powered unit at first, but his staff utility alone and the ease at which he can reach A-rank staves ensures that he remains one of your more useful units for the rest of game. He doesn't need much more investment, though scrolls can help beef up his growths a bit as with any unit. One can also choose to save him the Paragon manual to have him grow faster and ensure he gets to promotion in a timely fashion.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Role

Salem is playable as a SpotPass bonus unit, released in the Thracia 776 character set. He is also present as an enemy in the DLC episodes Lost Bloodlines 1 and Lost Bloodlines 3.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable, SpotPass Enemy, DLC LB1/LB3

Small portrait spotpass salem fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 dark mage playable.gif Dark Mage
Level 14
Movement 5
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 5,800 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Nosferatu* Hex
Anathema
Despoil
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes C Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass salem fe13.png
Salem
Base classes:*
Dark Mage Sorcerer
Dark Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed


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Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E, Bows E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Salem has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Personality and character

Salem is not particularly talkative, choosing to cut straight to the point and not waste words. Despite his Loptrian upbringing he is a decent person, which presumably motivated his questioning of and subsequent departure from the order.[1] He chose to join the Dandelions as he respected Pirn's ethics as a noble thief in opposition to Grannvale,[2] and similarly advocated the Dandelions as a whole joining with Leif as a result of these common ideals.[3] He was also concerned about Tina's predicament and promised to help her locate her sister, Safy, after his wounds had healed, though with the arrival of Leif's army in which Safy participated this proved unnecessary.[4]

Supports

Thracia 776

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Salem
Lopt Mage
Supports:
None.

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Supported by:
Portrait pirn fe05.png
Pirn
Thief Fighter
Bonus:
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Sara
Cleric
Bonus:
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Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Thracia 776

Salem, Dark Mage
After the war, Salem retired to a small rural village and began writing memoirs of his life. His documents proved to be valuable resources for future historians to understand what the Loptr Church was really like.

Quotes

Battle quotes

Intruders to our forest... Leave at once!
— Salem, as an enemy in Chapter 12 of Thracia 776.
I was once a Loptyrian priest...
— Salem's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
Begone from here!
— Salem's SpotPass battle quote in Awakening.
Do we seek the same thing?
— Salem's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
If blood must be spilt...
— Salem, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Impossible... You're just a child.
— Salem, when fighting Nowi, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
You're mad if you think we'll go down without a fight.
— Salem, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
Fie! Have we been reduced to beating on children?
— Salem, when fighting Nowi, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.

Death quotes

So this is my...defeat... But...I haven't regretted...my decision...
— Salem, in Thracia 776.
Pirn... This is how it was meant to be...
— Salem, as an enemy in Chapter 12 of Thracia 776.
I see... So you are...
— Salem, if captured and released as an enemy in Chapter 12 of Thracia 776.
Who has the right of this battle? I no longer know...
— Salem, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
Agh... Challenged the wrong foe...
— Salem, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.

Escape quotes

I must not die here...
— Salem, in Thracia 776.

Other appearances

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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Salem As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From Salem, a city in the State of Massachusetts in the United States of America, famous as the location of the Salem witch trials of 1692-1693.
English
(unofficial)
Seram This name is used in the current Thracia 776 fan translation patch.
Japanese セイラム Officially romanized as Salem.
Spanish Salem As above.
French Salem As above.
German Salem As above.
Italian Salem As above.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait salem fe05.png Lopt Mage Dark Mage
Bs fe05 salem lopt mage magic.png
Magic
File:Bs fe05 salem lopt mage staff.png
Staff
Bs fe05 salem dark mage magic.png
Magic
File:Bs fe05 salem dark mage staff.png
Staff

References

  1. "Pirn: Those Loptous people aren't exactly nice, are they? You would've been a goner if we hadn't passed by.
    Salem: ...... The Lopto order does not tolerate traitors. That's the rule...
    Pirn: Traitor? You just wanted to leave the order, right? I don't think they had to kill you... But why did you decide to leave in the first place? Loptrian priests are even more important than the Emperor himself nowadays.
    Salem: I began to question the order... That is all.
    " — Pirn and Salem, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  2. "Pirn: I see... Well, that's not what matters. I like you, and I want you to join us, if that's okay with you.
    Salem: You're a thief, but you don't kill or steal from the poor. I will fight with you as long as you stay that way.
    " — Pirn and Salem, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "Pirn: Salem!? What are you doing on the enemy side? ...Are you going to betray us?
    Salem: No. These people aren't enemies. They are Prince Leif's Liberation Army.
    Pirn: Liberation Army? What's that?
    Salem: They have the same ideals as we do. I will explain it later. For now, just withdraw your blade!
    Pirn: So you want us to stop fighting? ...I suppose you've thought it through well enough to make a decision like this. All right, I'll trust you. Let's go.
    " — Pirn and Salem, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "...Are you worried about your sister? You said her name was Safy... Don't worry, you will see her again. I will help you look for her once my wounds are healed." — Salem, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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