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Path of Radiance Radiant Dawn

FERD Tibarn.png
Artwork of Tibarn from Radiant Dawn.

The king of Phoenicis. A hawk laguz of tremendous size, whose power and skills are respected far and wide. He bears a deep and abiding enmity toward Begnion for its role in the Serenes Massacre.










Hawk King, King of Phoenicis

Starting class
Voiced by

Tibarn (Japanese: ティバーン Tibarn), the King of Phoenicis, is one of the five Laguz kings who rules over the hawks. After the incident twenty years prior to the start of the game, Tibarn became quite hateful of beorcs.[4] He currently was taking care of of Reyson's father who fell ill after the Serenes Forest massacre.[5] He also shows much care for the Heron tribe due to them almost being wiped out of existence and has some issues with Naesala of Kilvas.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


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Tibarn appears in Chapter 17-4 as an NPC unit along with Janaff, Ulki and Reyson and in Chapter 28 as a partner unit.

In the final chapter, Repatriation, Tibarn is one of the three units that Ike can choose as backup to help defeat Mad King Ashnard. This is the only point in the game when he is playable. Once Daein is finally defeated, Tibarn and the other laguz forces return to their respective nations, not playing a major role again until the events of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Starting stats and growth rates

Bird tribe (Hawk)
Level 18
Affinity --
Constitution 14
Recruitment: Final Chapter. Near the beginning of the chapter or at the start of the second part of the chapter, select Tibarn when prompted.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is gcn beak (hawk).png Beak
Is gcn laguz band.png Laguz Band
Is gcn elixir.png Elixir
Is gcn savior.png Savior
Is gcn cancel.png Cancel
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --


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

Tibarn is a laguz royal that the player can pick out of three during the last chapter and is one of few units able to damage Ashnard. As a laguz royal, he can equip the Laguz Band, so he can always stay transformed. He has high base stats all around, and one-rounds generic enemies with high avoid and bulk. He has high movement and flight, though no canto. Due to his status, enemy units cannot land any crits on him without Wrath.

Among the mutually exclusive endgame laguz, Tibarn has less power, durability, and speed than Giffca, but can fly unlike Giffca. Tibarn is stronger but slower than Naesala, who also flies. As Tibarn joins mid-chapter, the player cannot remove or assign skills. Tibarn also has no support partners. He is most valuable for cleaning up generic enemies or helping defeat Ashnard, especially if the player's Ike is weak. Note that on Hard Mode, Tibarn will not be available for Ashnard's first form, so the player will still need to rely on Ike, Ena, or Nasir.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait tibarn fe10.png
Hawk King
Level 31
Affinity Is wii heavenaffin.png
Constitution 14
Authority ★★★★
Recruitment: Part 4, Chapter 2, start of chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is wii great talon.png Great Talon Is wii savior.png Savior
Is wii tear.png Tear
Is wii pavise.png Pavise
Is wii shove.png Shove
Is wii canto.png Canto
Is wii formshift.png Formshift
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png SS
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
  • Note: The above stats are Tibarn's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Tibarn capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to his base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn.


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

Tibarn is a laguz royal playable in part 4 and leads his own team in chapter 4-2 and 4-5. He has formshift so he can always stay transformed without relying on items. He is the most mobile playable unit, having 10 move with flight and canto. He has excellent base stats all around besides resistance. His stats and capped strike rank allow him to reliably one-round most part 4 enemy units, which very few units can do. His high avoid, bulk, and Pavise ensure he can survive almost everything. As a hawk laguz, he is vulnerable to bows and wind magic, though his bulk is high enough to survive even a crossbow hit. All of these factors makes Tibarn one of the most powerful units on his team in part 4; however, Tibarn has no 2-range which limits him a bit on rout chapters compared to beorc fliers. Path of Radiance Tibarn can cap strength and skill with statboosters, which benefits Radiant Dawn Tibarn significantly, but this is not practical in a Path of Radiance playthrough.

Tibarn's base stats and mobility are more than enough for him to be a key unit for endgame; he is the most powerful unit in the game that can double attack the auras at base on normal or hard, making him an important candidate for Blood Tide buffs. Even still, he has some room for growth which helps him even further. His strength growth is high for a laguz unit, which helps him break through the high defense of dragons, generals, and auras. He also has a high health and defense growth for a laguz. All of his other growths are very low. Due to the nature of BEXP, Tibarn often benefits from leveling via BEXP as he will frequently level strength or defense, which are more impactful as more skill and speed are more overkill than useful.

Tibarn has a very high speed and skill base, so skills that activate based off of these work well. His biorhythm cycle is also easy to maintain, allowing players to keep his skill activation rates high with Bliss. His innate Pavise skill procs almost half the time due to his high skill. Tibarn will also have a high activation rate with Tear, improving his offense. As Tibarn is the most powerful laguz unit after the lions, he can be a valuable boss killer, so he makes good use of Nihil. Tibarn flies, has canto, and has the highest movement, so Celerity gives him unmatched flexibility. Nullify fixes his only real weakness: crossbows, making him near invincible, though Seraph Knights or other bird laguz appreciate Nullify more since they are less bulky than Tibarn. Tibarn also has innate Savior and is the best user in the game due to his high combat parameters, high movement, and canto.

Tibarn has a heaven affinity which gives a significant accuracy boost. This can be helpful for dodgy endgame units, though Tibarn's hitrates are very high so this does not benefit him much. Any endgame units without an existing support that has lower skill or inaccurate weapon types appreciate Tibarn's heaven affinity, especially if they are on the same part 4 team. Tibarn himself benefits most from a partner that gives attack or avoid, so units with a Fire, Water, Earth, or Dark affinity help the most.

Fire Emblem Heroes


Tibarn, epitheted as "Lord of the Air", has been confirmed as a future addition to the game sometime in January 2019 as what appears to be a red beast unit. Further details are likely to remain unknown until the corresponding update's reveal trailer goes live.

Personality and character

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Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait tibarn fe10.png
Hawk King
Default bonds:
Small portrait reyson fe10.png
Small portrait leanne fe10.png
Small portrait rafiel fe10.png

Extra bonds:*





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Radiant Dawn

Tibarn, Lord of the Air
Tibarn was chosen as the first king of the unified bird clans, and brought them great respect from the other nations.


Death quotes

Blast! I’ve got to get out of here! Sorry for all the trouble!
— Tibarn, in Path of Radiance.
...Urk! Impossible... Looks like I need to pull back.
— Tibarn, as an NPC in chapters 17-4 and 28 of Path of Radiance.
No! You’re not going to retreat!? Don’t you...know who...I am? You can’t I lived as I wished... I’ve no regrets.
— Tibarn, in Radiant Dawn.
Gaah...can’t die...yet. I can’t... leave things this way...
— Tibarn, in part 4 chapter 2 of Radiant Dawn.
Ugh! Damn! Just...a scratch... I can still...fight...
— Tibarn, in part 4 chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Battle quotes

The objective is accomplished. Let’s retreat!
— An unused quote intended to be Tibarn's retreat quote in Path of Radiance.
As am I. I want to rake my talons across your face so much, I can hardly control myself. [...] Come. Let’s get started.
— Tibarn, when fighting Ashnard in the final chapter of Path of Radiance.
Sorry to disappoint you, but Zelgius is my prey. There’s no chance I’m passing him on to the likes of you.
— Tibarn, when fighting Valtome in part 4 chapter 2 of Radiant Dawn.
No power on Tellius will protect you from me. With your death, I can finally lay my brothers’ souls to rest.
— Tibarn, when fighting Izuka in part 4 chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
As payment for taking care of Rafiel when I couldn’t, I’ll make this quick.
— Tibarn, when fighting Hetzel in part 4 final chapter-1 of Radiant Dawn.
I’m glad I got to you first. See, I heard that the Serenes Massacre was all your doing... That puts you at the very top of the list of the enemies of the bird tribes. [...] As much as I’d love to draw this little chat out, I don’t think I can keep my talons out of your neck another instant. [...] Some of us here are just overflowing with the chaos you’re causing with this fight. That might be part of it... But, to be honest, there’s a part of me that can hardly believe how much fun tearing your head off will be.
— Tibarn, when fighting Lekain in part 4 final chapter-1 of Radiant Dawn.
I never would have believed that one day I’d be facing off against you. Life sure is funny, sometimes. [...] Don’t be so sure about that. You just might be surprised. Besides, you’ve got a lot to answer for, Dheginsea. You’ll finally pay the price for all those years of inaction and indifference as your kin were butchered and enslaved.
— Tibarn, when fighting Dheginsea in part 4 final chapter-3 of Radiant Dawn.
You know what? I don’t believe you’re the big, bad, evil guy you want us all to think you are. [...] Ah, I was right! I see it in your eyes. I’ve been around for a while, and learned a bit about spotting fakes. So now that your secret’s out, maybe you’d like to open up and tell me: Who are you really?
— Tibarn, when fighting Sephiran in part 4 final chapter-4 of Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tibarn
Japanese ティバーン Officially romanized as Tibarn.
Spanish Tibarn
French Tibarn
German Tibarn
Italian Tibarn


Official artwork

Other appearances


  1. 1.0 1.1 FE PoR: Tibarn Character Profile (P. 73) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 FE RD: Tibarn Character Profile (P. 107) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tibarn Voice - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors,, Retrieved: 3 November 2018
  4. "Until the people of Begnion apologize for the slaughter of our brother herons, I will do no such thing." — Tibarn, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  5. "Do not mock me, crow king! Tibarn is my father's guardian. If not for him, we might have suffered the end of House Serenes itself." — Reyson, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeAltinaAsheraCaineghisDanielDeghinseaElenaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLilliaLeanneLekainLoraziehLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionRamonRenningSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
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Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (part 1part 2part 3part 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (part 1part 2) • 28: Twisted Tower • Endgame: RepatriationTrial Maps
Locations TelliusBegnion (Sienne) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
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Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline