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- 1 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- 2 Personality and character
- 3 Supports
- 4 Endings
- 5 Death quotes
- 6 Battle quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
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Starting stats and growth rates
Skrimir is a lion laguz unit who becomes playable starting from part 4 (and was an NPC for two chapters in part 3) and is forced onto Micaiah's team. His base stats are excellent all around, with most of his unshifted stats except magic and resistance being double digits, becoming high 20s to 30s when shifted. In particular, his defense base is high enough that he will outright receive zero damage if hit. His resistance, however, is extremely low, worsening his weakness against fire magic, like other beast tribe laguz.
Skrimir starts with the Provoke skill. It is situational at best, and detrimental at worst. Even though he can one round many enemies with relative ease while shifted, the same cannot be said for his unshifted state, who can die from a few good hits. He also has innate Resolve, though his durability is high enough to prevent his HP from falling into range of triggering the skill, and is generally overkill when it does activate. His high weight can allow him to use Smite effectively. Quickclaw can give him a minor 2-range counterattack, though it is unreliable, and Skrimir (while shifted) is mostly dodgy enough to not allow him to get hit in the first place despite having decent enough speed to proc it. With his high speed, Skrimir can make versatile use of Adept.
Skrimir has a fire affinity which gives attack and accuracy, both of which are rather overkill, but still appreciated nonetheless.
Personality and character
When he is introduced, Skrimir is extremely reckless and bloodthirsty. He has little patience for higher planning, only cares about glorious battle, and believes that the beorc armies of Begnion will face him in honorable combat instead of making good use of their advantages. As the war progresses, he grows as an individual and leader. He comes to appreciate the wisdom of the beorc, and in particular develops a deep respect for the Branded tactician Soren. After the war, he becomes a much-beloved king of Gallia.
Skrimir, Fang of Gallia
Skrimir, as the new lion king, patrolled Gallia’s borders vigorously, and his large heart won the love of his people.
|“||Ugh! I will not fall! No matter what happens...I– [...] Ugh... Wounds are nothing compared to the shame of defeat...! [...] Ugghh... I obey only because you speak with the voice of the goddess... No! I’m not going to die yet... No matter what happens...I... can’t... Goddess Ashera... ...You gave me this life... And so it returns...to you...||”|
— Skrimir, in Radiant Dawn.
|“||Graarr! That stung! But it’s nothing compared to that time– [...] Hmm... I hear the truth in your words, maiden. I will do as you ask.||”|
— Skrimir, in part 4 prologue of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Ugh! I shall concede this battle... Next time, victory shall be mine! Count on it!||”|
— Skrimir's escape quote in Radiant Dawn.
|“||Yes! Feed my rage! Make me hate you. Give me reason to crush your bones in my jaws...||”|
— Skrimir, when fighting Yuma in part 4 prologue of Radiant Dawn.
|“||What’s wrong, little beorc? frightened? if you cannot look upon me, you cannot hope to defeat me!||”|
— Skrimir, when fighting Numida in part 4 chapter 3 of Radiant Dawn.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Skrimir is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Skrimir|
|Regal-Fanged Successor, Skrimir|
|"Make me hate you. Give me reason to crush your bones in my jaws..."|
|Attack: 80||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Beast Tribe||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Regalia: [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit growths, draw 1 card.|
Crimson Mane: [Always] During your turn, your allied gain +30 attack.
Showdown Roar: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Reveal the top 5 cards of your deck. Choose any number of cards among the revealed cards, deploy them, and place the remaining cards in your Retreat Area. ( This skill becomes active while there are a total of 7 cards stacked with this unit.)
|Card #B09-076SR • Artist: Senri Kita|
|Heir to Gallia, Skrimir|
|"Soldiers of Gallia! Follow me! As long as I lead you in battle, we will always win!"|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Beast Tribe||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|The Next Lion King: [Always] While this unit is in the front line, if you have at least two cards in your Bond Area, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B09-077N • Artist: Senri Kita|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Skrimir .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Skrimir||Possibly derived from Skrýmir, one of the jötnar in Norse mythology.|
|Japanese||スクリミル||Officially romanized as Skrimir.|
Portrait of Skrimir from Radiant Dawn.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|