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Volke

Path of Radiance Radiant Dawn


FERD Volke.png
Artwork of Volke from Radiant Dawn.

An assassin who sells his skills to the highest bidder. Not many know his true identity; in the world of assassins, he is known only as the Fireman.

Gender

Male

Race

Beorc

Age
  • 33 (Path of Radiance)[1]
  • 36 (Radiant Dawn)[2]
Title(s)

Fireman

Starting class
Appearance(s)

Volke (Japanese: フォルカ Volke), also known as Fireman, is an assassin who appears in both Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He has worked for multiple employers, including Ike, Greil, and Bastian. After Greil touched Lehran's Medallion and killed Elena, he hired Volke to kill him if he ever went mad again. For Ike, Volke appeared as a common thief with information. He appeared saying he had information, and was going to give it to Ike in exchange for Gold. Later on in Path of Radiance, Ike learned the truth and found that Volke was really an assassin. In Radiant Dawn, Bastian hired Volke to help hunt down Izuka, the scientist who created drugs that turned Laguz into Feral Ones, among other unspecified jobs.

Even though both him and Sothe begin as thieves in Path of Radiance, Volke can become an assassin, while Sothe is unable to promote.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Role


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Volke is the first recruitable Thief in the game, appearing several chapters before the other available thief, Sothe. Volke first appears in Chapter 10 asking for Greil. After told of Greil's death, Volke offers to give Ike the report meant for his father for 50,000 gold. Ike has the option to hire Volke to open the prisoners cells. If hired, Volke will continue with the mercenaries after the chapter is complete.


Starting stats and growth rates

Volke
Thief
Level 10
Affinity Is gcn windaffin.png
Constitution 11
Recruitment: Chapter 10, hire him at the start of the chapter

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is gcn knife.png Knife
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Is gcn shade.png Shade
Is gcn knife (skill).png Knife
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif -- GCNRankWind.gif -- GCNRankThunder.gif -- GCNRankStaff.gif --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Assassin +2 +2 +1 +3 +2 +0 +2 +2 +0 +1 --

Analysis

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

Volke is the first of two thieves that joins. His class has 7 move unpromoted which is higher than all infantry unpromoted beorc. He has respectable offensive base stats and growths, ensuring his strength, skill, and speed will start useful and keep up if raised. However, as a thief, he is limited to knives which are the weakest weapon type in the game. Knives and Daggers have 2 and 4 might respectively, and cannot be forged, so despite his good strength base and growth, he will struggle to deal decent damage until Stilletos are available. When promoted, he has an extremely low strength cap (which he will hit easily). He also has no 2-range option. His defense and resistance base and growths are low, so he should generally be kept out of combat anyways. Volke and Sothe (with Blossom) have comparable stats as thieves, but Volke is available for longer and can actually promote unlike Sothe.

The main reason to use Volke is for his thieving utility. He can open doors and chests, though note that non-thief units can do the same by breaking doors or using the abundant chest keys in the game. He can also steal items from units, including unequipped weapons, elixirs, and Physic staves. The last is noteworthy on harder difficulties as physics cannot be bought. Note that he can still steal when promoted to an assassin. He also has a 100% chance to find hidden items in the desert, which is significant due to being able to find the hidden Boots reliably. However, any thieving action he does costs a little bit of money. Due to the abundance of funds in Path of Radiance, this should never be an issue, as long as the player does not have almost literally zero gold.

Volke starts with the Shade ability, which is immediately helpful due to his poor durability, and he should be kept out of combat. Miracle can also help, though his luck stat is poor so it is better used on some other utility unit like a healer. On paper, Lethality is one of the better occult abilities. However, this means using Volke primarily as a combat unit. It also requires landing a critical hit for a chance to activate; as Volke is stuck with knives, the most crit chance he can get is with Stilletos, nowhere near as much as a killer weapon. Thus Lethality is a very impractical skill, though it is worth considering if the player really wants to use Volke for combat and has an unused Occult.

Volke has a wind affinity, and his only support option is Bastian, another wind affinity. Supporting them requires using both on larger combat-based maps, and it gives extra accuracy and avoid to two units that should not be dodgetanking in the first place. Furthermore, Bastian has better options with Makalov and Lucia, if he were to be used. Volke is generally better off not supporting at all.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Volke
Assassin
Level 13
Affinity Is wii windaffin.png
Constitution 11
Recruitment: Part 4, Chapter 5, speak to him with Bastian or Elincia and pay him 3,000 G

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is wii peshkatz.png Peshkatz
Is wii stiletto.png Stiletto
Is wii silver knife.png Silver Knife
Is wii stillness.png Stillness
Is wii critical +25.png Critical +25
Is wii shove.png Shove
Is wii lethality.png Lethality
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png SS WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst

Analysis

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

Volke is the only assassin in the game and can be recruited at the cost of 3000 gold. He has excellent offensive base stats and enough growths to cap strength, skill, and speed to prepare for endgame. He is the only unit in the game with Lethality, which gives him potential to one-shot units in his join chapter and endgame. He also has a +25 innate crit bonus, giving him extremely high crit rates. However, as an assassin, he is stuck with knives, so without the Baselard, his might will be very low. If the player wants to commit to using Volke, it is recommended to have someone with a full inventory in chapter 4-3 find the Baselard and send it to convoy, so Volke's team can pass it to him. For endgame, he will end up reliant on crits and Lethality, as most physical enemies have high defense. He also has a respectable 22 base resistance which helps his durability against the tails. Ultimately, Volke is a decent filler endgame unit but outclassed by other endgame units like the laguz royals. Note that Sothe, another knife user, is also forced into endgame, but he will rarely be as good as Volke with respect to endgame.

Volke starts with Stillness (which is unreliable) and Lethality, which is the main novelty in using him. If the player is using him, he might as well learn Adept to have more chances of crits and Lethality, thanks to his excellent speed and skill.

Volke has a wind affinity, giving both accuracy and avoid, neither particularly useful for him. As he joins so late in the game, he will realistically not have time to build supports with many units. His best candidates are units in chapter 4-5 that are in his join chapter.

Personality and character


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Volke prefers to be alone, as he is a rather solitary being. He is also very secretive and does not reveal much about himself to others.

Supports

Path of Radiance

Main article: Volke/Supports (Path of Radiance)
Small portrait volke thief fe09.png
Volke
Thief
Is gcn windaffin.png
Small portrait bastian fe09.png
Bastian
Sage Is gcn windaffin.png
C: 0
B: 1
A: 2
Small portrait titania fe09.png
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Paladin Is gcn thunderaffin.png
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A: {{{a3}}}

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Click here for more details on supports.

Radiant Dawn

Bond supports

Small portrait volke fe10.png
Volke
Assassin
Default bonds:
None.

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Bishop
Bonus:
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Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supportd4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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Extra bonds:*
Small portrait bastian fe10.png
Bastian
Archsage
Bonus:
5

[[{{{supporte2}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse2}}}

[[{{{supporte3}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
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[[{{{supporte4}}}]]
Bishop
Bonus:
{{{bonuse4}}}

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

Endings

Volke, Man of Many Mysteries
After finishing his contract, Volke went back to the shadows he knew so well. He was a man of mystery to the end.

Quotes

Death quotes

My...apologies... It appears I can no longer accompany you. When my payment is ready, contact me. You know how to reach me, do you not?
— Volke, up to chapter 19 in Path of Radiance.
.................. I cannot end my life in this war. It would be a useless end... My apologies... This is where our relationship ends.
— Volke, from chapter 20 onward in Path of Radiance.
...Stupid. I wouldn’t be caught dead on a worthless battlefield like this. Sorry, but this is as far as I go...
— Volke, in Radiant Dawn.

Battle quotes

...
— Volke's escape quote in Path of Radiance.
...Hmph.
— Volke's escape quote in Radiant Dawn.
...under a new contract. Good-bye, Izuka.
— Volke, when fighting Izuka in part 4 chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Volke
TCGCipher B03-029N.png Elusive Informant, Volke
Ic TCGCipher Tellius.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png


"If there is something you need, call out to me. If you pay the right price, I'll save you."
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Thief Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Expensive Report: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Reveal the top card of the opponent's deck. If the revealed card has a Deployment Cost of 3 or more, you may tap this unit, and If you do: Draw a card.
Card #B03-029NArtist: Mofumura
TCGCipher B12-019R.png The Fireman, Volke
Ic TCGCipher Tellius.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"I'm not really a thief. I'm an assassin. From now on, I'll take on any job you've got, no matter how... dirty."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Assassin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Lethality: [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose 1 non-lord enemy. [Flip one bond card] for each point of deployment cost that that enemy has. Then, if you did, destroy that enemy.
"...Good-bye.": [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip four bond cards] [Discard a "Volke" card from your hand] Destroy your opponent's lord.
Card #B12-019RArtist: Clover K
TCGCipher B12-020N.png Informant of the Darkness, Volke
Ic TCGCipher Tellius.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"Call me Volke. Sir Greil hired me. I'm in... intelligence."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Thief Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Multitalented Professional: [Activate] [Once per turn] Reveal the top card of your opponent's deck. If that card has a deployment cost of 3 or more, then until the end of the turn, this unit may attack enemies in the Back Line regardless of range.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Thief Emblem: [Support] Reveal the top card of your opponent's deck. You may send that card to the Retreat Area.
Card #B12-020NArtist: Clover K
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Volke .

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Volke
Japanese フォルカ Officially romanized as Volke. The Fire Emblem Museum website erroneously spells his name as Voke.
Spanish Volke
French Volke
German Volker "Volker" is a German name exclusive for male people. The name "Volker" derives from "Folcheri" which includes two Old High German words in it. "Folc" was in the ancient times later changed to "Volk" and means "people". "Heri" means "warrior" or "fighter".[3]
Italian Volke

Gallery

Official artwork

Screenshots

Path of Radiance

Radiant Dawn

References

  1. FE PoR: Volke Character Profile (P. 105) Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  2. FE RD: Volke Character Profile (P. 98) Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 31 March 2018
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Volker, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 10 October 2018
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