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White Dragon (monster)
The White Dragon (Japanese: 白竜 White Dragon) is an enemy-only monster class that appears only twice in the Fire Emblem series, in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is, in theory, a more powerful variant of the Necrodragon, although it shares base stats with the Necrodragon in Gaiden. Like the Necrodragon it attacks by biting, though in Gaiden there is no actual weapon associated with it; this is reflected in Shadows of Valentia by its use of the Fangs monster strike.
The white dragon only has two known instances in Gaiden, with both of them appearing in the same chapter.
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||40||24||--||8||12||0||20||17||8||--||--||--|
- White Dragons also have a base class strength of 1 in both games.
Class growth rates
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||100%||55%||--||40%||40%||0%||40%||25%||--||--|
- In Fire Emblem Gaiden, White Dragons are classified as Necrodragons, with White Dragon being the units' names. This trait is shared with the Lich, Deathgoyle, Entombed, Fiend, Aurum, Cerberus, Naberius, and Hades.
- Most White Dragon enemy units appearing in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia are labeled as the "Brethren" faction instead of the "Terrors" faction label used by other monster enemy units-including the similar Necrodragon. The Brethren faction label is notably used by the Fire Dragons and Dagons appearing on Archanea. The exact implications of this seemingly deliberate labeling choice are unknown.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||白竜||White Dragon. Rendered as はくりゅう in Gaiden.|
|Dragón blanco||White Dragon|
|Dragon blanc||White Dragon|
|German||Weißer Drache||White Dragon|
|Italian||Drago bianco||White Dragon|
|Dutch||Witte draak||White Dragon|
Artwork of a white dragon from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Generic portrait of a white dragon from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Battle sprite of a white dragon from Gaiden.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|