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Tarvos (class)

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Belligerent man-beasts. Like hurricanes they roam, wreaking havoc with their giant axes.

Unit type(s)






The Tarvos (Japanese: タルヴォス) class is a monster class that appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. A tarvos appears to be an evil half-man, half-bull creature similar to a centaur. They are an enemy-only class, and the Maelduin class appears to be a stronger version of this class.

Tarvoses are harder enemies than most monsters. They have quite high HP and defense, but low skill, which means they will rarely hit. They can be quite easily defeated with sword-using units, or magic-using units, since they have very low resistances. They are treated as mounted units, and as such are vulnerable to weapons such as horseslayers.

The name "tarvos" is the same as the Gaulish word for "bull".[1]


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 21 6 -- 2 5 0 7 0 7 10 Axe C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
The Sacred Stones 80% 35% -- 40% 28% 10% 15% 15% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Belligerant man-beasts. Like hurricane they
roam, wreaking havoc with their giant axe.
The Sacred Stones
Vile man-beasts who thunder into
combat with colossal axes.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tarvos Gaulish word for "Bull".
Japanese ??
French Tarvos As above.
German Tarvos As above.


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Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
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