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Trec

FEFT Trec.png
Artwork of Trec from The Binding Blade.

A mercenary knight from Ilia.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

20's

Nationality

Ilian

Starting class

Cavalier

Appearance(s)
Thinking things over? Don't bother. We're not made to be thinking deeply like that.
— Trec to Noah in a support conversation.

Trec (Japanese: トレック Trec) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He first appears in Chapter 7. He is a lax Ilian mercenary knight who, alongside Noah, is part of Lord Zelots' squad.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Role

Trec is a simple mercenary from Ilia, working in Lord Zelots' squad. Some time before the game's events, he is chosen to accompany his captain to Ostia, where they are to fight for Lycia against Bern. However, once they reach the march, they discover that the Ostian leader has died and a rebellion aims to surrender the city -and Lycia's remaining forces- to Bern. They refuse to work for the rebels; once Roy's army reaches the city, Zelots and Trec immediately enter the battlefield to help them, being accepted by Roy after talking to the young lord. Together with his captain and his friend Noah, Trec works for Roy during the whole campaign.

After Bern is defeated and the war is over, Trec keeps working -and falling asleep whenever possible- in Zelots' mercenary group. Although he does not talk about his performance as a mercenary, the stories about his prowess are well known.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait trec fe06.png
Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Cavalier
Level 4
Affinity Is gba windaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 7, talk to him with Roy, Zelots, or Noah

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Iron Lance
Javelin
Vulnerary
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif D Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Paladin +3 +2 +2 +2 +0 +2 +3 +2 +1 GBARankSword.gif +1, GBARankLance.gif +1,
Axe E

Analysis

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

Trec is the third cavalier you get in The Binding Blade and joins alongside Zelots as a green unit. Trec is in a rather unfortunate position, as he joins in chapter 7 which is arguably the hardest chapter in the game, while being underleveled and coming with bad bases and weapon levels. He can die very easily and it's quite risky to get to him, so he's often the reason why so many players find chapter 7 to be RNG based, though it is possible to rescue chain Roy to Zelots by turn 2 and safely recruit both of them. It's almost cruel to compare him to Alen and Lance as his bases aren't even that much better than theirs and their growths are pretty equal overall, Trec mostly focusing on defense. Trec does have better growths than Noah, but he lacks Noah's C rank in swords and higher bases which gives Noah at least some kind of niche over the Christmas cavaliers. His weapon levels are horrible too, joining with the same weapon levels as the Christmas cavs, despite both of them likely having reached D rank in swords and C rank in lances by this point. Another problem with Trec is his mediocre speed and skill, it will take a while for him to start doubling consistently and the low hit rates of weapons in The Binding Blade make his 30% skill growth a notable flaw. Still, Trec does have to offer valuable mounted utility, which is quite useful in the large maps of The Binding Blade, however many much better units such as the Christmas cavs, Shanna, Zelots, Clarine, Noah and even Sue posses a mount, while also offering better combat or some other form of utility over Trec. If the player is determined to use Trec, he benefits greatly from an early promotion, allowing him to function as a more defense oriented paladin, although he we mostly be a filler combat unit and there's little reason to give him the first Knight Crest and stat-boosting items instead of giving it to better candidates.

Personality and character

Supports

Main article: Trec/Supports
Portrait trec fe06.png
Trec
Cavalier
Is gba windaffin.png
Small portrait zelots fe06.png
Zelots
Paladin Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:2
Small portrait milady fe06.png
Milady
Wyvern Rider Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:1
Small portrait juno fe06.png
Juno
Falcon Knight Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin9}}}affin.png|link={{{affin9}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait noah fe06.png
Noah
Cavalier Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:2
Small portrait gonzalez fe06.png
Gonzalez
Brigand Is gba thunderaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:1

[[{{{support6}}}]]
[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin6}}}affin.png|link={{{affin6}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support10}}}]]
[[]] [[File:Is gba {{{affin10}}}affin.png|link={{{affin10}}} (affinity)]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Treck, Peaceful Knight
Short: Continued life as a mercenary knight.

Long: Trec remained in Zelots's group, where he continued to fight as a mercenary. Although he always was sleeping half the time, in battle, he would demolish all those who dared stand in his path. Trec himself never talked about his performance, but stories about him reached the ears of many.

Death quote

Well... maybe this way...
— Trec.

Battle quotes

Sigh... Give me a break...
— In the final chapter.

Other appearances

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Treck Unofficial romanization; see the Japanese name.
Japanese トレック Romanized as Trec in the Fire Emblem Museum website and Path of Radiance's art gallery.

Gallery

Small portrait trec fe06.png Sprite Gallery
Portrait trec fe06.png Cavalier Ma gba cavalier playable.gif Paladin Ma gba paladin playable.gif
Bs fe06 trec cavalier sword.png
Sword
Bs fe06 trec cavalier lance.png
Lance
File:Bs fe06 trec paladin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe06 trec paladin lance.png
Lance
File:Bs fe06 trec paladin axe.png
Axe

References

Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10E: Western Resistance • 11E: The Hero of the West • 10W: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline