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Tormod

Path of Radiance Radiant Dawn


FERD Tormod.png
Artwork of Tormod from Radiant Dawn.

The leader of the Laguz Emancipation Army. He is a bright and openhearted youth whose skill with fire magic belies his years. He joins the Daein conflict to aid old friends.

Gender

Male

Race

Beorc

Age
  • 13 (Path of Radiance)[1]
  • 16 (Radiant Dawn)[2]
Nationality

Begnion[1][2]

Starting class
Appearance(s)

Tormod (Japanese: トパック Topack) is a young, energetic mage in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He and his companion Muarim aim to free all of the laguz still enslaved in Begnion.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Role

Tormod first appears in Chapter 15, wherein he orders an attack on the Greil Mercenaries as he believes them to be present solely to take the laguz he wishes to protect and free back into slavery. At the end of the chapter, after Muarim surrenders, he returns to prevent them from harming Muarim and chastises him for trying to sacrifice himself. He later explains to Ike what the "Laguz Emancipation Army" actually is, and the truth of what the Begnion Senate is up to. In the following chapter, he joins Ike's team properly after talking to Sanaki about the slave trade, and sticks with him for the rest of the Mad King's War.

Starting stats and growth rates

Tormod
Mage
Level 7
Affinity Is gcn fireaffin.png
Constitution 6
Recruitment: Chapter 15, end of chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is gcn fire.png Fire
Is gcn elfire.png Elfire
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Is gcn celerity.png Celerity
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif C GCNRankWind.gif D GCNRankThunder.gif E GCNRankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Sage +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +0 +2 +2 +1 +1 GCNRankStaff.gif E or Is gcn knife (skill).png

Analysis

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

Tormod is the last unpromoted beorc to join the group. He joins very underleveled as a level 7 mage, with base stats that are decent for his level but extremely low for his join time. Immediately, he can deal OK damage thanks to using 1-2 range magic and keep up with mounted or promoted units due to Celerity; he can also use Meteor immediately thanks to his base fire weapon rank. However, he will not be doubling for a long time and he is very frail. Thus to get much use out of him, he requires a significant amount of BEXP before being deployed. If one wants to use Tormod, it is highly recommended to avoid killing any laguz in the preceding desert chapter, as the BEXP reward for this objective is very generous and Tormod is an excellent recipient for it.

Tormod's main niche is Celerity, as it gives him more move than all other mages in the game, and allows him to keep up with mounted units with a generous 8 move upon promotion. This gives him a huge advantage over other mages since they have lower move than most other infantry classes and cannot keep up with mounted units. In addition, Tormod's growths are well-balanced for a mage, having decent but not excellent growths in magic, skill, speed, and resistance, with mediocre growths in his physical stats. Tormod grows into a balanced powerful magic-user with good 1-2 range, good damage via hitting resistance, and doubling. His strength growth is not great, but it is just enough for him to wield most non-siege tomes after promotion without losing speed. When promoted, he should use staves as it gives him more utility when not used offensively. Ultimately Tormod is a character that requires significant investment, but thanks to Celerity and well-rounded mage stats, he is an excellent long-term payoff unit.

As Celerity is a very powerful skill and is the main reason to use Tormod, it should never be removed. This also means he only has 10 capacity remaining for other skills. Tormod's good long-term stats means he is flexible with any useful skills, as long as he has space for them. Offensive skills like Adept, Wrath, and Resolve all work for him and improve his offense. In the japanese version of the game, he can also take Vantage with forged thunders with 255% crit, which lets him slaughter almost everything in enemy phase before they have a chance to hit him. Miracle can help his survival rate, though it is unreliable and his luck growth is not great.

Tormod has a fire affinity which gives an attack and accuracy boost. Devdan and Reyson both have fire affinities as well, giving a generous +3 attack and +15% hit to both units at A support. Note that in Reyson's case, he cannot attack, so the support benefits are purely one-sided. Calill is another good mage with a dark affinity that complements his fire affinity; as a primary combat mage, both units benefit a lot from the +3 attack as well. Sothe is Tormod's weakest support option, having a wind affinity, being a weak combat unit, and being unable to promote. Note that all of these options have lower move than Tormod, so it may be troublesome to keep them together.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait tormod fe10.png
Fire Sage
Level 5
Affinity Is wii fireaffin.png
Constitution 7
Recruitment: Part 1, Chapter 7, speak to with Sothe

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Part 1:
Is wii fire.png Fire
Is wii elfire.png Elfire
Part 4:
Is wii bolganone.png Bolganone
Is wii arcfire.png Arcfire
Is wii meteor.png Meteor
Is wii celerity.png Celerity
Is wii shove.png Shove
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png A WiiRankWind.png C WiiRankThunder.png B WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst
  • Note: The above stats are Tormod's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Tormod capped in Path of Radiance will result in a boost to his base in the stat in question in Radiant Dawn.

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Con Move Weapon level
Arch Sage +4 +4 +2 +2 +2 +0 +4 +2 +0 +0 WiiRankStaff.png E

Analysis

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

Tormod is a prepromoted fire sage that joins Micaiah's group during chapter 1-7. For his join time, he has good offensive base stats, giving him solid magic 1-2 range offense through part 1. His physical durability is enough to take a few hits for an enemy phase, though he is nowhere near as durable as units like Sothe and Nolan. He also has innate Celerity which gives him excellent mobility through part 1.

By the end of part 1, Tormod is no longer a playable unit until chapter 4-4, where he is force-deployed and one chapter away from endgame. Due to this, it is highly recommended to remove Celerity and his weapon in 1-E. At this point, he is a very weak 2nd tier underleveled unit; most combat units at this point should be a high leveled 3rd tier unit. This puts him in an awkward situation, as he is too high level in part 1 to really invest in, and too underleveled in part 4 to really contribute meaningfully. His only significant contribution without investment in part 4 is meteoring doors and weakened enemies.

Tormod has good growths in skill, speed, and resistance, and average growths in magic. Strangely, his strength growth is among some of the best in the game for magic users, though it is mostly wasted. Furthermore, his growth rates are not high enough to cap ram certain stats, to patch his weaker growths, so he will not cap many stats on average for endgame. It is awkward and wasteful to try to raise him, but if the player wishes to, it is recommended to go to the advancement of 4-4 then return to base to throw several levels of BEXP on him.

Tormod's Celerity skill is one of the most useful skills in the game, giving +2 move. It helps Tormod a lot in part 1, but due to his availability, other units after part 1 will make much better use of it, so it is better to remove it in 1-E. Other skills don't work well for him as any skills put on him after part 1, can only be put on him for endgame. Paragon can help him catch up but a unit needing catching up in 4-E-1 is very impractical.

Tormod has a useful fire affinity which gives an attack and accuracy boost. His only viable partners are Muarim and Vika, as they share the same availability as him in that, they're guaranteed to be with him through part 1 and also 4-4 and onward. Neither have affinities that complement his fire affinity. Otherwise units with a fire or dark affinity can help him, but he is better off unsupported due to his availability.

Personality and character


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Tormod is insistent of freeing all laguz from slavery and feels very strongly about this. He is also irritated by people picking on him because of his height.

Supports

Path of Radiance

Small portrait tormod fe09.png
Tormod
Mage
Is gcn fireaffin.png
Small portrait sothe fe09.png
Sothe
Thief Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 3
B: 6
A: 9
Small portrait devdan fe09.png
Devdan
Halberdier Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 1
B: 4
A: 7
Small portrait reyson fe09.png
Reyson
Bird tribe (Heron) Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 1
B: 3
A: 5
Small portrait calill fe09.png
Calill
Sage Is gcn darkaffin.png
C: 2
B: 4
A: 6

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B: {{{b5}}}
A: {{{a5}}}

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[[]]
C: {{{c6}}}
B: {{{b6}}}
A: {{{a6}}}

[[{{{support7}}}]]
[[]]
C: {{{c7}}}
B: {{{b7}}}
A: {{{a7}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait tormod fe10.png
Tormod
Fire Sage
Default bonds:
Small portrait muarim fe10.png
Muarim
Tiger
Bonus:
10

[[{{{supportd2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusd3}}}

[[{{{supportd4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonusd4}}}
Extra bonds:*
Small portrait sothe rogue fe10.png
Sothe
Rogue
Bonus:
5
Small portrait danved fe10.png
Danved
Halberdier
Bonus:
5
Small portrait calill fe10.png
Calill
Fire Sage
Bonus:
5
Small portrait reyson fe10.png
Reyson
Heron
Bonus:
5

[[{{{supporte5}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse5}}}
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Radiant Dawn

Tormod, Plucky Freedom Fighter
As Begnion's laguz advisor, Tormod labored to help former slaves out of poverty. He was busy, but very happy.

Quotes

Battle quotes

That was merely a little dangerous only…
— An unused quote intended to be Tormod's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
Hey, chunky! Apparently we didn't kill you enough last time! Time to try again!
— Tormod, when fighting Oliver in part 4 chapter 4 of Radiant Dawn.

Death quotes

No... Move... Listen to me, body... Move... Muarim...where are you? I'm...done...for...
— Tormod in Path of Radiance.
Th-there's still a long road ahead!
— Tormod in Part 1 of Radiant Dawn.
No! I can't...feel my legs... I can't stand up... Where...is...Muarim...? I... I'm...
— Tormod in Part 4 of Radiant Dawn.
Uh-oh… I botched that one. [...] I got…carried away, y’see. And now I’ll never…finish the task you set for me… …Sorry…Sothe…
— Tormod, in part 1 chapter 7 of Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tormod A Gaelic name meaning "thor mind" and "thor courage".[3]
Japanese トパック Officially romanized as Topuck.
Spanish Tormod As above
French Tormod As above
German Tormod As above
Italian Tormod As above

Gallery

Official artwork

Screenshots

Path of Radiance

Radiant Dawn

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 FE PoR: Tormod Character Profile (P. 94) Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 FE RD: Tormod Character Profile (P. 80) Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Tormod, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
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