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The Last Decisive Battle

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The Last Decisive Battle

Cm fe12 19.png

Location

Archanea

New units

Roshea, Vyland*, Sedgar*, and Wolf*

Boss(es)

Nehring

Previous chapter(s)

Battle of the Pass

Next chapter(s)

Dark Emperor

The Last Decisive Battle (Japanese: 最後の決戦 The last decisive battle) is the nineteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Book II and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Main articles: The Last Decisive Battle/Script and The Last Decisive Battle/Conversations

Marth and his army arrive near the Archanean palace. Kris remarks that the entire Archanean army has assembled for this battle, but Jagen says that the people see the Altean Army as liberators.

During the fight, Marth encounters Roshea in a village, who says he wishes to join the Altean Army, because he does not want to fight anymore. He manages to convince Vyland to join as well, and Vyland talks to Sedgar, who convinces Wolf to stop fighting Altea, because they finally realize that Hardin is not the man who he once was.

Once the castle has been seized, Marth encounters a wounded Boah. Boah explains that when Archanea needed a king, it was decided that Hardin was to marry Nyna, since Marth was already engaged to Caeda. However, Nyna was still in love with Camus, who was believed to be dead; learning this brought Hardin great sorrow, and he locked himself away. One day, Gharnef appeared, and since Hardin was already despairing, the Darksphere immediately got control of him, and he started to become the villain he now is. Boah regrets all of this, and says that Nyna has been kidnapped by Gharnef, as he needs clerics of royal blood to resurrect Medeus. In his last moments, Boah asks Marth to save Nyna, and gives him his tome and staff.

Chapter data

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Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 12+4 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 26+11-3 {{{third}}}
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Character data

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Characters
New Units
Roshea
Portrait roshea fe12.png
Paladin
HP
36
Inventory
Silver Lance
Level
8
Visit the village
(Will not appear if he was killed in Chapter 18)
Vyland
Portrait vyland fe12.png
Paladin
HP
37
Inventory
Silver Lance
Level
8
Enemy, talk to with Roshea
(Will not appear if he was killed in Chapter 18, or if Nehring was killed before his group of reinforcements spawn)
Sedgar
Portrait sedgar fe12.png
Horseman
HP
35
Inventory
Silver Bow
Level
10
Enemy, talk to with Vyland
(Will not appear if he was killed in Chapter 18)
Wolf
Portrait wolf fe12.png
Horseman
HP
36
Inventory
Silver Bow
Dracoshield
Level
12
Enemy, talk to with Sedgar
(Will not appear if he was killed in Chapter 18)
Returning Characters

Default female player's unit ​Ryan ​Luke ​Roderick ​Cecil ​Marth ​Gordin ​Draug ​Arran ​Marisha ​Catria ​Warren ​Cord ​Linde ​Palla ​Bord ​Julian ​Matthis ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Yuliya ​Jubelo ​Sirius ​Castor ​Caeda ​Barst ​Rickard ​Frey ​Norne ​Samuel ​Wendell ​Caesar ​Radd ​Navarre ​Phina ​Cain ​Bantu ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Minerva ​Etzel ​Merric ​Arlen ​Dice ​Malice ​Horace ​Jake ​Darros ​Roberto ​Belf ​Reiden ​Beck ​Athena ​Xane ​Tiki ​Est ​Dolph ​Abel ​Macellan ​Astram ​Katarina ​Tomas ​Sheena ​Samson ​Frost ​

Item data

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Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds silver axe.png Silver Axe Dropped by a Warrior
Is ds silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by a Thief
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by a Horseman
Is ds mend.png Mend Dropped by a Bishop
Is ds silver bow.png Silver Bow Dropped by Sedgar
Is ds dracoshield.png Dracoshield Dropped by Wolf
Is ds spirit dust.png Spirit Dust Dropped by Nehring
Is ds silver lance.png Silver Lance Dropped by Vyland

Shop data

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Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword 400
Is ds steel sword.png Steel Sword 875
Is ds silver sword.png Silver Sword 2000
Is ds rapier.png Rapier 1120

Enemy data

Enemy data

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Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif
Archanea Warrior 10 1 Silver AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif
Archanea Warrior 10 1 Killer Axe --
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif
Archanea Warrior 10 1 Tomahawk --
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif
Archanea Warrior 10 1 Silver Axe Silver Bow --
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif
Ruffian Thief 18 1 Silver Sword --
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif
Ruffian Thief 18 1 Silver SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Ridersbane --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Lance --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 2 Killer Bow --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 1 Silver Bow VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 ballistician enemy.gif
Archanea Ballistician 20 5 Pachyderm --
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif
Archanea General 10 3 Silver Lance --
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif
Archanea Bishop 8 1 Fortify --
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif
Archanea Bishop 8 1 Fortify MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 2 Silver Bow --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Sedgar Horseman 10 1 Silver BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Wolf Horseman 12 1 Silver Bow DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif
Nehring General 15 1 Spear Spirit DustThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immobile; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Lance --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 1 Killer Lance --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Spear Lunatic only
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Vyland Paladin 8 1 Silver LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 sage enemy.gif
Archanea Sage 8 2 Elfire Hard and above only
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Sword Hard and above only
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Lance Hard and above only
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 2 Silver Bow Silver Sword Hard and above only
Ma ds02 dracoknight enemy.gif
Archanea Dracoknight 10 3 Silver Lance Maniac and above only
Ma ds02 dracoknight enemy.gif
Archanea Dracoknight 10 3 Silver Axe Maniac and above only
Ma ds02 dracoknight enemy.gif
Archanea Dracoknight 10 2 Poleax Lunatic only
Ma ds02 dracoknight enemy.gif
Archanea Dracoknight 10 2 Hammer Lunatic only
Ma ds02 dracoknight enemy.gif
Archanea Dracoknight 10 1 Silver Axe Lunatic only
Ma ds02 sage enemy.gif
Archanea Sage 8 1 Elfire --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Lance --
Ma ds02 paladin enemy.gif
Archanea Paladin 10 2 Silver Sword --
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 1 Silver Bow Silver Sword --
Ma ds02 sage enemy.gif
Archanea Sage 8 2 Elfire Hard and above only
Ma ds02 horseman enemy.gif
Archanea Horseman 10 2 Silver Bow Silver Sword Hard and above only

Reinforcements

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  • Starting upon nearing the castle, continuing until 3 of each have appeared.
New Mystery of the Emblem
  • After visiting the village, after the village is destroyed, or after attacking a thief
  • 2 turns after Vyland appears (Hard and above only)
  • After getting near the castle for 2 turns, with an empty turn in between

Boss data

Main article: Nehring
Boss data

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Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Small portrait nehring fe12.png
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif General
Level 15
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 40 Speed 12
Strength 17 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 20
Skill 14 Resistance 3
Inventory
Spear
Spirit DustThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png B FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png E FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

The Wolfguard appear again, and can be recruited with a talk chain. However, their usefulness has been decreased significantly from Shadow Dragon, so you can skip or kill them if you don't want them. Roshea will be recruited when Marth visits the village in the south. If he was killed in the previous chapter, the village is instead closed. If you want him, you will have to hurry towards the village, or use fliers or the Warp staff to eliminate the thieves who run towards it and destroy it on turn 4 if not stopped. Remember that Vyland appears as soon as you attack a thief, you recruit Roshea, or you wait until turn 6, who will then start moving towards you with a squad of 3(Maniac and lower)/5(Lunatic) Paladins. If you don't warp Marth to the village, it is incredibly difficult to recruit Roshea then get him back to where Vyland is to recruit him, but you can still prevent Vyland from getting himself killed by having a unit with low DEF (that still survives an attack from Vyland) unequip their weapons to provide Vyland a distraction. If Sedgar becomes a problem, you can use someone without ranged weapons to bait him, or box him in so he can't attack with his bow, until Vyland talks to him. Lastly, you can bait Wolf from one of the forts, then have Sedgar move in to recruit him.

This chapter has a lot of reinforcements, with three triggers. Two turns after Vyland appears, a few forces appear from the castle and start moving towards you, though the terrain and movement differences usually causes them to trickle past Sedgar's squad in small groups. On Maniac (2) and Lunatic (4), Dracoknights will spawn from three corners as well. Lastly, when you move close to the castle (one tile to the west of the eastern two forts is a way to trigger them), a load of cavalry and Sages pop up from most forts, for two turns, with one empty turn in between. To avoid your units near the castle getting overwhelmed, you can have a unit move inside the trigger range, and then Rescue them out again, which will still spawn the reinforcement waves. You can then place unequipped Swordmaster on the fort chokepoint with as much stacked supports as possible to dodgetank the enemies, allowing your 2-range units to clean them up by using Phina's dance to stay out of range.

Of course, if you don't want to deal with the overwhelming number of enemies, you can also Warp skip this chapter. You can use a strong flier with armor effective weaponry to kill Nehring in one turn, then Warp Marth to the seize point to end the chapter. Do note that killing Nehring prevents Vyland from spawning, so if you want to stop most of the reinforcements, wait until he spawns, then warp in the bosskiller and Rescue them to safety after they kill Nerhing.

Trivia

  • This chapter uses a modified version of the map from Knorda Market.

Etymology and other languages

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

• Decisive Battle
• The Final Battle

• Used in the Mystery of the Emblem fan translation
• Used in the New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation

Japanese

最後の決戦

The Last Decisive Battle

Gallery

References

← Battle of the Pass • The Last Decisive Battle • Dark Emperor →
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsHereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Anime AdaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarArchanea SagaNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaPhinaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline