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Selphina

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Selphina

FE776 Selphina.png
Artwork of Selphina from Thracia 776.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Family

Dryas (father)
Glade (husband)

Nationality

Leonster

Starting class

Arch Knight

Appearance(s)

I never thought I would see you again. I have no memory of my mother or sister... So I thought of Lachesis as my mother, and you as my sister.
— Leif to Selphina in Chapter 9: The Banner of Njörun

Selphina (Japanese: セルフィナ Selfina) is a playable Arch Knight in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. She is a knight of Leonster, daughter of Count Dryas, and wife of Glade.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role

Selphina is a playable character. In Chapter 9, Selphina appears as a player unit next to the escape point. In the same chapter, Carrion can talk to her, granting him a Paragon Sword. In Chapter 13, she can talk to Glade, granting her a Brave Bow.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait selphina fe05.png
Ma snes03 arch knight female playable.gif Arch Knight
Level 8
Action --
Recruitment: Chapter 9, automatically from turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 22 Speed 10/8
Strength 5/4 Luck 7
Magic 3 Defense 6/5
Skill 7/6 Constitution 5
Movement 8/5 FCM 1
Inventory Skills
Killer Bow
Knight Proof
Accost
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows B Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE5RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Con Mov Weapon level
Bow Knight +0 +2 +1 +3 +2 +0 +2 +1 +1 Bows+50 WEXP

Supports

Portrait selphina fe05.png
Selphina
Arch Knight
Supports:
Portrait alva fe05.png
Alva
Lance Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait carrion fe05.png
Carrion
Cavalier
Bonus:
10
Portrait glade fe05.png
Glade
Duke Knight
Bonus:
20
Portrait cain fe05.png
Cain
Lance Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait robert fe05.png
Robert
Arch Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait robert fe05.png
Robert
Arch Knight
Bonus:
10

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Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg7}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg8}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg8}}}

[[{{{supportg9}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg9}}}

[[{{{supportg10}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg10}}}

[[{{{supportg11}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg11}}}

[[{{{supportg12}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg13}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg13}}}

[[{{{supportg14}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg15}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportg16}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusg16}}}
Supported by:
Portrait glade fe05.png
Glade
Duke Knight
Bonus:
10
Portrait leif fe05.png
Leif
Lord
Bonus:
10

[[{{{supporto3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuso3}}}
See Support § Super Famicom games for more details on supports.

Analysis

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

Selphina joins as a level 8 Arch Knight with a B-rank in bows. Her base stats are poor for her level, but thanks to her high bow rank, she can contribute. Her growths are worse than Robert's, but her base stats, base level, and bow rank are all higher.

Selphina's main advantage is the B-rank in bows, letting her use the Brave Bow at base, among others. With the Brave Bow, she can one-round enemies without taking a counterattack. She also has the Accost skill. The skill lets her start another combat round if she fights someone with lower AS and HP. If she is attacking someone who cannot counter, this is useful, because it lets her safely one-round. For example, she can shoot an enemy eight times with the Brave Bow if she doubles and pocs Accost. However, her low base HP means she can struggle to activate this. If a Ballista or another dangerous enemy with low HP and speed with 1-range targets her, the skill can get her killed. As long as the player exercises caution while using Selphina, she will be alright, though.

Selphina has several flaws. First of all, she can only use bows, so she can never counter at 1-range. Second, she suffers movement and stat penalties indoors. While she keeps her main weapon type indoors, letting her contribute from 2-range, this is still a flaw. Outdoors, she has good mobility thanks to her mount, but she loses it indoors. Finally, her constitution is poor and unlikely to improve much. Even after promotion, she will be weighed down by 4 points of speed when wielding the Brave Bow.

Overall, Selphina is a decent chip damage dealer, especially on outdoor maps. Since most bow users in Thracia are mediocre or weak units, the player is unlikely to train them. For that reason, when Selphina joins, she will likely have exclusive access to the Brave Bow. Besides, she is mounted outdoors, making her mobile. Her player phase damage output is great with Accost and the Brave Bow, but her enemy phase is horrible. She is a bit difficult to use, but more usable and better at base level than the units she joins with.

Personality

Selphina is nondescript, and given no explicit personality traits. Her ending suggests that she is very kind and willing to give to those worse off than her.

Endings

Selphina, Beautiful Bow Knight
After the new Kingdom of Thracia was established, she retired from her position of leading the royal guard. Instead, she used her mansion as an orphanage to take care of deprived children. Many of the children that Selphina saved lived on to become great heroes. Selphina was later called the Mother of Thracia, and her stories were told for many generations.

Quotes

Death quotes

This...is it... I’m sorry...Glade...
— Selphina

Escape quotes

Lord Leif, we mustn’t linger here too long. Hurry!
— Selphina

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Selphina is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Selphina
TCGCipher B17-108HN.png Beautiful Bow Knight, Selphina
Jugdral

Female

Bow

Mounted
"You would be amazed at what a decade can do to a woman. Glade and I are married now, for one!"
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 2 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Bow Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Commander of the Bow Knights: [Activate] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of the turn, this unit's attacks cannot be evaded by non-lord enemies.
Lovely Accost: [Trigger] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy with a deployment cost of 2 or lower, you may pay the cost and if you do: Untap this unit.
Anti-Fliers: [Always] If this unit is attacking a Flight unit, this unit gains +30 attack.
Card #B17-108HN • Artist: Enji Kazura
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Selphina .

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 1
(2017)
714 Portrait selphina fe05 cyl.png
Selphina
Thracia 776
59
CYL 2
(2018)
728
(+14)
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Selphina
Thracia 776
48
(−11)
CYL 3
(2019)
613
(−22)
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Selphina
Thracia 776
72
(+24)
CYL 4
(2020)
684
(+11)
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Selphina
Thracia 776
56
(−16)
CYL 5
(2021)
707
(+23)
Portrait selphina fe05 cyl.png
Selphina
Thracia 776
42
(−14)
CYL 6
(2022)
582
(−127)
Portrait selphina fe05 cyl.png
Selphina
Thracia 776
99
(+57)
CYL 7
(2023)
721
(+139)
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Selphina
Thracia 776
33
(−66)
CYL 8
(2024)
689
(−32)
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Selphina
Thracia 776
42
(+9)
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 451

Trivia

  • In Thracia 776, Selphina's growth rates are the same as Nanna's.
  • According to Thracia 776's website, Selphina was designed to look 26 years old.[1]

Etymology and other languages

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

Selphina

Used in official websites.

English
(unofficial)

Selfina

--

Japanese

セルフィナ

Selfina

Spanish

Selphina

--

French

Selphina

--

German

Selphina

--

Italian

Selphina

--

Portuguese

Selphina

--

Traditional Chinese

塞爾菲娜

Selphina

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait selphina fe05.png Ma snes03 arch knight female playable.gif Arch Knight Ma snes03 dismounted arch knight female playable.gif Ma snes03 bow knight female playable.gif Bow Knight Ma snes03 dismounted bow knight female playable.gif
Bs fe05 selphina arch knight bow.png
Bow
(Brave Bow)
Bs fe05 selphina dismt arch knight bow.png
Bow*
(Brave Bow)
Bs fe05 selphina bow knight bow.png
Bow
(Brave Bow)
Bs fe05 selphina dismt bow knight bow.png
Bow*
(Brave Bow)

Other appearances

References

  1. Character ~登場人物の紹介~, ファイアーエムブレム トラキア776, Retrieved: 4 October 2023
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