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Tristan

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Tristan

FESK Tristan 02.png
Artwork of Tristan from Treasure.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Agustrian

Starting class

Free Knight

Appearance(s)

We? Don't you mean YOU? I'm holding up my own out here.
— Tristan

Tristan (Japanese: トリスタン Tristan) is the son of a Cross Knight of Nordion, and the elder brother of Jeanne. He and Jeanne were orphaned in their infancy during the wars in Agustria and were adopted by Sigurd's army, later fleeing with Oifey, Shannan, and Seliph to Tirnanog, during which Jeanne was lost.[1] Growing up as a warrior under Oifey's tutelage, he was later one of the first members of Seliph's liberation army in Grann 777.

Tristan is Diarmuid's substitute character, filling his role in the story and gameplay if Lachesis died or failed to be married in the course of the first generation.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Tristan and Lester/Deimne were on a scouting mission outside of Isaach with Oifey when the Dozel army launched an assault on Tirnanog, but arrived early on in the battle to assist Seliph in combating the occupation.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait tristan fe04.png
Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif Free Knight
Level 3
Holy Blood --
Movement 8
Recruitment: Chapter 6, automatically from turn 2

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Iron Sword
5,000 Gold
Critical
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Skills Weapon level
Ranger +0 +1 +0 +9 +6 +0 +2 +3 +1 Adept Swords A

Analysis

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

Tristan is a substitute unit, and while he has some advantages, he also has significant drawbacks. His most significant advantage is that he has a mount, giving him good mobility and allowing him to always keep up with the player's main forces. His most significant disadvantage is that he lacks the Follow-Up skill, which prevents him from doubling enemies. He only has Critical, which is not a very useful skill by itself. Aside from that, Tristan's growth rates are rather poor in all areas except for HP, where his growth is over 100%. He also has terrible resistance, so he cannot fight magic users very well and is vulnerable to status staves – both of which are frequently present in Chapter 10 and Endgame, greatly limiting Tristan's potential contributions there.

Given Tristan's lack of Follow-Up, his baseline damage output is very poor. What exacerbates the issue is the fact he joins with a mere Iron Sword, so his attacking power in Chapter 6 is outright terrible. Giving him a better weapon in future chapters mitigates his issues, but granting him the Follow-Up skill requires giving him the Follow-Up Ring, and it can be a contested resource if the player has other substitute units. The best possible resource Tristan can receive is a Brave Sword, preferably one inherited from the first generation, as it allows Tristan to strike twice despite his lack of Follow-Up and makes his Critical skill more likely to activate. Additionally, Tristan's promotion gives him a lot of skill and speed, with the skill bonus being a notable increase to his Critical activation rate and the speed bonus letting him meet the attack speed thresholds for doubling more enemies, should he have the Follow-Up Ring. With the Brave Sword, Tristan can quadruple most enemies and has a good chance to critically strike at least once in the process. However, the Brave Sword is arguably even more contested than the Follow-Up Ring, as virtually any unit capable of using swords can use it to good effect. Tristan does have a good argument for it, as he is a mounted unit with several traits that synergize with it, but the competition still exists.

Without any resources, Tristan will be a mediocre, filler combat unit at best, capable of keeping up, but incapable of significant contributions. With resources, Tristan can be a good combat unit, but making him one deprives the player's other units of important resources, as he cannot be a good combat unit without them.

Personality and character

Tristan has little patience for dealing with Dalvin for reasons unknown; he treats Dalvin's attempts to initate conversation with hostile disinterest, and readily snaps at him over the littlest things.[2]

Love growths and events

Portrait tristan fe04.png
Tristan
Free Knight
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Lana/Muirne
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
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Larcei/Creidne
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
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Julia
Initial: 0
Per turn: 0
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Fee/Hermina
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
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Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
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Patty/Daisy
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
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Lene/Laylea
Initial: 0
Per turn: 2
Ma snes02 mage female playable.gif Ma snes02 thunder mage female playable.gif
Tine/Linda
Initial: 0
Per turn: 3
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See love for more details on the love system.
  • In Chapter 7, Oifey can talk to Tristan at any time, rewarding him with +1 Strength, Skill and Defense.
  • In Chapter 7, Tristan can talk to Jeanne at any time, rewarding her with +1 Luck.
  • In Chapter 7, Tristan has a hidden conversation with Dalvin if both are under Level 10. After Melgen Castle has been seized, if Tristan waits next to Dalvin, a conversation will occur which grants Tristan +2 Strength and +1 Speed and Defense, and grants Dalvin +2 Strength, +1 Skill and Defense.

Endings


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Genealogy of the Holy War

Quotes

Battle quotes


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Death quotes

Lord Seliph, I wish you luck...
— Tristan, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Tristan is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Tristan
TCGCipher B08-067HN.png Sister-Searching Mercenary Knight, Tristan
Jugdral

Male

Sword

Mounted
"Oh, thank the gods! I’ve finally found you! I’m Tristan, your brother!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Ranger Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Horsemanship of the Cross Knights: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move a Mounted ally.
Bond Skill Siblings of Nordion: [Bond] [Trigger] When this card is placed in the Bond Area, until the end of this turn, your allied 'Tristan' and 'Jeanne' gain +20 attack.
Card #B08-067HN • Artist: Mikihiro Taguchi/Crowd Gate Co., Ltd.
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Tristan .

Etymology and other languages

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

Tristan

Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.

English
(unofficial)

Tristan

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.[which?]

Japanese

トリスタン

Officially romanized as Tristan.

Spanish

Tristan

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French

Tristan

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German

Tristan

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Italian

Tristan

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Portuguese

Tristan

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Traditional Chinese

特里斯坦

Tristan

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait tristan fe04.png Free Knight Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif Ranger Ma snes02 ranger playable.gif
Bs fe04 tristan free knight sword.png
Sword
(Iron or Steel Sword, or Iron or Steel Blade)
Bs fe04 tristan ranger sword.png
Sword
(Iron or Steel Sword, or Iron or Steel Blade)

References

  1. "Our father was a knight of the Nordion Kingdom. He died in battle during the upheaval in Agustria. You and I were still pretty young then. Sir Sigurd's army ended up taking us in, but we lost track of you while fleeing to Isaach." — Tristan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Dalvin: Hey, Tristan. I got something to ask ya.
    Tristan: Oh... it's you. What?
    Dalvin: Hey, show a guy a little respect, would ya? Anyway, I was just thinking. Do you think we're holding Sir Seliph back any?
    Tristan: We? Don't you mean YOU? I'm holding up my own out here.
    Dalvin: Is that so? Alright, let me hear what you've done so far.
    Tristan: Ah, well... You know, I've... um...
    Dalvin: See there? That's just what I'm saying. You can't think of anything, can ya?
    Tristan: Alright, alright! So what's your point?
    Dalvin: Let's get a little dueling practice in. I want to move up to the front line! I doubt I'd learn a whole lot from you, but I'll do anything to avoid getting castle duty!
    Tristan: You know you've got a real crappy way of asking someone a favour? Just forget it.
    Dalvin: Oh, c'mon! Look... Would you pretty please be my sparring partner with sugar on top? How about that!?
    Tristan: Where the hell do you get off!? Okay, I'll fight you... only to shut you up! You ready?
    " — Dalvin and Tristan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GairForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamander
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The 12 crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline