Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: Get in touch with Fire Emblem Wiki on Twitter, Facebook, or Discord!
MediaWiki update: Fire Emblem Wiki has been updated to MediaWiki 1.32.0! If you notice any errors, please report them to a member of our tech support team.


From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem Wiki information. By Fans, for Fans.

This page has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Gaiden Shadows of Valentia The Complete

FESoV Valbar.png
Artwork of Valbar from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A knight from Zofia.






31 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)


Unnamed parents (deceased)
An unnamed younger sister (deceased)
An unnamed younger brother (deceased)
An unnamed wife (deceased)
An unnamed son (deceased)

Starting class


My family owes you as well, so it’s up to me to pay you back on their behalf.
— Valbar

Valbar (Japanese: バルボ Valbo) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is a knight that seeks revenge on Barth for the death of his family.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Valbar is the first knight recruited on Celica's route. He throws himself into battle against the pirates inhabiting the region after the death of his family and having nothing else to lose.[1] He and his friend Leon hire Kamui to get their revenge. If he survives the battle he joins Celica in gratitude.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait valbar fe02.png
Level 1
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica at The Pirate Throne if he survived the previous battle.

Stats Growth Rates

X mark.png
X mark.png
B. Magic
X mark.png
Yes check.png
X mark.png
W. Magic
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Baron +x to 40 +x to 22 +x to 6 +x to 4 +0 +x to 18 +x to 7 +4 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist on giving the character as many stat points as necessary - the x value shown in the table- to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Valbar is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Gaiden character set.

Additionally, Valbar appears as an enemy unit in the DLC chapter Lost Bloodlines 2.


Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB2)

Small portrait spotpass valbar fe13.png
Level 20
Movement 4
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 6,600 G or defeat him in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 silver lance.png Silver Lance* Is 3ds01 defense +2.png Defense +2
Is 3ds01 indoor fighter.png Indoor Fighter
Is 3ds01 relief.png Relief
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances B Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass valbar fe13.png
Base classes:*
Knight Great Knight
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Valbar has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

In addition, Valbar can also receive the following as a personal skill:

Is 3ds01 relief.png Relief

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Valbar reprises his role in the remake.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait valbar status fe15.png
Level 1
Fatigue tol. 0.65
Recruitment: Act 2, talk with Celica at The Pirate Throne if he survived the previous battle.

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
-- Is 3ds03 lance forecast.png Lance
X mark.png
X mark.png
X mark.png
Yes check.png
X mark.png
X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Personality and character

Valbar believes in repaying his debts, and believes in living his life without regrets. He is also headstrong and always trying to help people with no regards of the consequences. He is distraught after his family is killed but finds new purpose in life by traveling with Celica. He cherishes the happy memories of his family and is determined to live a fulfilling life for their sake. His straightforward personality earns him many friends and admirers, including Leon.


Main article: Valbar/Supports

Base conversations

Main article: Valbar/Conversations



On Alm's request, he instructs young soldiers in the ways of war.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Valbar joined the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights at Alm's request, where he worked to train the next generation. Well-loved for his open and honest nature, he spent his years happily surrounded by friends and admirers.


Battle quotes

Just call me "the armor."
— Valbar's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
— Valbar, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
Careful. I'm hard to get rid of!
— Valbar's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
I owe a debt, and I intend to repay it by defeating you!
— Valbar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
What's a tiny little thing like you doing—
— Valbar, when fighting Lissa, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Foisting your way on the world by force? You're no better than pirates. And it just so happens I don't take kindly to pirates!
— Valbar in The Final Battle of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Critical quotes

Time to pay!
— Valbar
Have a taste of this!
— Valbar
Made your peace?
— Valbar
Say goodnight!
— Valbar

Death quote

I have lived my life without regrets...
— Valbar, in Gaiden.
I suppose my debt...will have to remain unpaid...a little longer...
— Valbar, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
I feel the fighting spirit...leaving me... The wait's over, everyone... I'm coming home...
— Valbar, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Yowch... This looks pretty bad. Sorry, but I've got to retreat. It's up to you guys now.
— Valbar, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Valbar is currently featured on three cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Valbar
TCGCipher S09-005ST.png Vengeful Knight, Valbar




"Odds look grim? Hopelessly outnumbered? Better stop gabbing like a hen and start fighting like you want to live!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Trusty Armored Man: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap two of your other allies] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +50 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] While this unit is being attacked, it gains +20 attack unless the attacker is a Tome unit.
Card #S09-005STArtist: Ippei Soeda
TCGCipher B11-067R.png Grand Golden General, Valbar




"Foisting your way on the world by force? I don't take kindly to that!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Baron Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Roiling Manliness: [Activate] [Tap another ally] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
Golden Fortress: [Trigger] [Discard a "Valbar"] At the end of your turn, you may pay the cost and if you do: Until the end of your opponent's next turn, all allies gain +20 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] While this unit is being attacked, it gains 20 attack unless the attacker is a Tome unit.
Card #B11-067RArtist: Azusa
TCGCipher B11-068N.png Family-Loving Soldier, Valbar



"I always was pretty strong. Figured if I joined the army, that'd make life easier for the family."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Soldier Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Prized Brawn: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B11-068NArtist: Aoji
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Valbar .


Artwork of Kamui, Valbar, and Leon from the April Fools' website.
  • On April Fools's Day in 2017 a fake Fire Emblem game called Fire Emblem: Battle of Revolution was given a page on Nintendo's website, featuring Fire Emblem Gaiden style graphics. Valbar, Kamui, and Leon were featured prominently, appearing in the background art and receiving portraits drawn in the style of the NES games.[2]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Valbar As of Fire Emblem Awakening.
• Valbo
• Baro
• Used in the latest Gaiden fan translation.
• Used in the older Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese バルボ Officially romanized as Valbo.
Spanish Valbar As above.
French Valbar As above.
German Valbar As above.
Italian Valbar As above.
Dutch Valbar As above.
Simplified Chinese 巴尔博
Traditional Chinese 巴爾博


Sprite Gallery
Portrait valbar fe02.png Knight Baron
Bs fe02 knight lance 01.png
Bs fe02 baron lance.png

Other appearances


  1. "The pirates' boss is named Barth, but he's one mean fella. Earlier there were even a few men who set out in revenge for their killed families. Well, they have my sympathies, but they probably won't make it back alive." — An NPC, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. ファイアーエムブレム 維新大乱 (in Japanese),, Published: 1 April, 2017, Retrieved: 1 April, 2017 (archived from the original)
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 Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map