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FERD Ulki.png
Artwork of Ulki from Radiant Dawn.

A member of the hawk clan of the bird tribe laguz. He is one of King Tibarn’s most trusted soldiers. He possesses tremendous hearing and employs the skill Vigilance.







Starting class


Ulki (Japanese: ウルキ Vulci) acts as Tibarn's ears alongside Janaff who works as the king's eyes.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Ulki automatically joins the party alongside Janaff if the player chooses to accept Reyson’s offer at the start of Chapter 18. He accompanies the Crimean army for the rest of the war.

Starting stats and growth rates

Medium portrait ulki fe09.png
Bird Tribe (Hawk)
Level 7
Attribute Is gcn wateraffin.png
Build 10»20
Recruitment: Chapter 18, accept Reyson's request at start of chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 41 Speed 12»15
Strength 15»21 Luck 10
Magic 4»4 Defense 14»18
Skill 14»19 Resistance 9»11
Movement 6»8 Weight 10»20
Inventory Skills
Beak Vigilance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Staves --


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

Ulki is one of two main hawk laguz available through midgame and on. Due to his class, he has high mobility and flight (but no canto); he is one of very few flying units that can shove. Ulki's speed is average when transformed, enough to double some lategame units but not most. He is also restricted to 1-range and has average durability (though a respectable health base and Vigilance help), so his enemy phase is weak. His transformation gauge takes a few turns to transform, so for most playthroughs, he will typically transform just after the player has engaged the enemy. He can use a demi band to start transformed, but his attack power suffers and he will double even less.

Ulki has excellent growths in strength, skill, and speed. However, his speed growth is not enough to quickly fix his base speed, and he is stuck with 1-range combat and no forges, severely limiting his offense. His defensive growths are mediocre for a laguz unit, though this is mitigated by Vigilance. Both at base and in the long-run, he is ultimately outclassed by mounted fliers, his only useful niche being his ability to shove.

Ulki has the Vigilance skill which gives him an innate boost to avoid. This gives Ulki high avoid despite his mediocre speed and luck, helping compensate for his mediocre durability. Adept and Wrath complement his good skill and health stats, respectively, and give him a necessary offensive boost. Smite can make him a more useful niche flying shover, though his low weight severely limits his shoving utility. His mastery skill, Cancel, is a useful defensive skill and is one of the better uses of the Occult scrolls, if the player wants to use Ulki long-term.

Ulki has a water affinity which gives a useful attack and defense boost. All of his partners have either a water or fire affinity, ensuring he will always get a full attack boost with each support. In particular, Mordecai gives a significant +3 attack and defense boost at A support, and he is another laguz unit with a similar laguz gauge. Boyd and Rhys work fine, though both are beorc units with different roles from Ulki.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Ulki first appears on the battlefield alongside Janaff as an NPC in Part 3, Chapter 7, having secretly been assigned to guard Reyson by Tibarn. He or Janaff can be spoken to with Reyson or Ike, after which both of them will become playable. They will automatically join at the end of the chapter if not spoken to.

Ulki is playable for the rest of Part 3, excluding Chapter 12 and Chapter 13. In Part 4, Ulki can be assigned to any of the three armies.

Starting stats and growth rates

Small portrait ulki fe10.png
Level 28
Affinity Is wii wateraffin.png
Constitution 10»20
Recruitment: Part 3, Chapter 7, talk to him or Janaff with Ike or Reyson
If not recruited in the above fashion, he will join from the start in the next chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 59 Speed 18»36
Strength 14»28 Luck 25
Magic 3»6 Defense 11»22
Skill 17»34 Resistance 10»20
Movement 7»9 Weight 11»20
Inventory Skills
Satori Sign
VigilanceThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
ShoveThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
CantoThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Knives -- Strike weapons A
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --
  • Note: The above stats are Ulki's default stats. If a Radiant Dawn game was started via a data transfer from Path of Radiance, any stat Ulki 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.

Ulki is one of two hawks that joins Ike's group in chapter 3-7 and onward. As a hawk laguz, he has high mobility, flight, and canto, making him a very flexible unit. He is also one of few flying units in the game that can shove. He has excellent offensive stats all around, having enough speed to double everything and enough strength to one-round many despite his low base strike rank. Ulki has one of the highest avoids in the game thanks to his amazing speed and luck, and Vigilance. With this, his durability is excellent despite having average defense, but he is vulnerable to especially crossbows. As a laguz unit, he has a maintainable laguz gauge, allowing him to face a respectable number of units in combat before depleting to zero. He will generally need laguz stones or olivi grass to remain transformed, though he is more flexible than other laguz classes. Path of Radiance Ulki does not have a realistic chance of capping any stats, so the most benefit he can get from a transfer is a bond support.

Ulki has a good health and speed growth for a laguz unit, capping both early enough to buff his weaker growths like strength and skill. He can also use his low magic cap to gain more stats from bonus EXP. His experience gain will generally be low as a higher-level laguz; however, improving his strike rank is more significant than gaining strength and skill, as he gains +5 attack from each rank up, which greatly benefits him as he is generally a couple points of damage short of one-rounding bulkier enemies without raising it. Ultimately his bases are enough to carry him until endgame, and by then a maxed strike rank turns him into a formidable endgame unit.

Ulki has the innate Vigilance skill which gives him a valuable avoid boost. He is an excellent candidate for a Satori Sign, as his base level is two away from learning Tear which boosts his offense. Adept complements Ulki's excellent speed and boosts his offense, especially because Ulki's attack is frequently just below the threshold needed to 2-shot tougher enemies.

Ulki has a water affinity which gives an attack and defense boost. As Ulki's attack power is often just under the threshold of one-rounding enemies, this boost is extremely valuable to him. Fliers that give an attack boost benefit Ulki the most, including Sigrun and Marcia, as it helps him break the threshold of 2-shotting tankier enemies. A unit with an earth affinity can complement Ulki's avoid and Vigilance to make him even more ridiculously dodgy, though it may be overkill.

Personality and character

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Path of Radiance

Main article: Ulki/Supports (Path of Radiance)
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Bird Tribe (Hawk)
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Small portrait boyd fe09.png
Fighter Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 2
B: 5
A: 8
Small portrait rhys fe09.png
Priest Is gcn fireaffin.png
C: 4
B: 7
A: 10
Small portrait mordecai fe09.png
Beast Tribe (Tiger) Is gcn wateraffin.png
C: 3
B: 5
A: 7

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See Support § Path of Radiance for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

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Default bonds:
Small portrait janaff fe10.png
Small portrait reyson fe10.png


Extra bonds:*
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Small portrait rhys fe10.png
Small portrait mordecai fe10.png


See Support § Radiant Dawn for more details on supports.


Radiant Dawn

Ulki, Hawk King's Ears
Despite being the new king’s left arm, Ulki still loved solitude, spending his free time in long-deserted locales.


Battle quotes

...Pursuers are drawing closer. Hurry.
— An unused quote intended to be Ulki's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
Naesala: What’s this? Well, if it isn’t one of my beloved hawk cousins. As you can see, Kilvas has sided with Daein. Try not to think too poorly of us.
Ulki: ...

— Ulki, when fighting Naesala in Chapter 19 of Path of Radiance.

Death quotes

... I’m hurt. I must return to Phoenicis. I’m sorry... Janaff, please take care of Prince Reyson.
— Ulki, in Path of Radiance if Janaff and Reyson are still alive.
... I’m hurt. I must return to Phoenicis. I’m sorry... Janaff, you must carry my share as well.
— Ulki, in Path of Radiance if Janaff is alive but Reyson was defeated prior.
... I’m hurt. I must return to Phoenicis. I’m sorry... General Ike... Take care of Prince Reyson...
— Ulki, in Path of Radiance if Reyson is alive but Janaff was defeated prior.
I’ve been injured... I beg your leave to withdraw... I...apologize.
— Ulki, in Path of Radiance if both Janaff and Reyson were defeated prior.
Ulki: Aaa!
Tibarn: Withdraw, Ulki! You’ve fought a good fight. I won’t lose you now.
Ulki: ...Understood.

— Ulki, in part four of Chapter 17 of Path of Radiance.
I’m run through... I’ve no strength left... I’m sorry, my king... Gasp... Janaff... Tibarn... We’ve shared such a long journey... When...I rise again... I hope...we can...
— Ulki, in Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Ulki is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Ulki
TCGCipher B09-081N.png Hawk King's Ears, Ulki



"I can hear it. Seems like the enemies are lying in wait..."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Bird Tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Vigilance: [Always] Your opponent's Bow cards lose their support skills, and cannot gain new ones.
Hawk King's Left Arm: [Always] If you have an ally "Tibarn", this unit can attack any enemy regardless of this unit's range.
Card #B09-081N • Artist: Nekohayashi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Ulki .

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn A member of the hawk clan of
the bird tribe laguz. He is one
of King Tibarn’s most trusted
soldiers. He possesses tremendous
hearing and employs the skill


Etymology and other languages

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




Officially romanized as Vulci.









The name "Ulki" was presumably changed due to its similarity to the word ulkig, meaning "comical" or "strange".






Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Vulci; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.



  1. 1.0 1.1 FE PoR: Ulki Character Profile (P. 74) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 FE RD: Ulki Character Profile (P. 108) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
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