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Not to be confused with Yodel, a boss from Mystery of the Emblem.

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FEFT Yoder.png
Artwork of Yoder from The Binding Blade.

A bishop of the St. Elimine Church who supports Roy's cause.







Starting class



The Binding Blade

If the demon dragon has been released, then this would be the greatest crisis mankind has faced since the Scouring.
— Yoder to Roy in Chapter 21

Yoder (Japanese: ヨーデル Jodel) is a playable bishop in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


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Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait yoder fe06.png
Ma gba bishop playable.gif Bishop
Level 20
Affinity Is gba lightaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 21, automatically from turn 1

Stats Growth Rates

Staff of the Saint
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic A Dark magic -- Staves S


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

Yoder is a prepromoted bishop who joins Roy's team very late into the game. He brings with him a divine weapon from either Sacae or Ilia, depending on which route Roy did not visit, for his allies to use. He is already at level 20, meaning his stats cannot grow any further outside of stat boosters, which are readily available in the Secret Shop in his join chapter, albeit expensive. He has a capped 30 points in resistance, allowing him to tank magic attacks. His magic is high, allowing him to contribute magic chip damage and remain a potent healer with staves. On the downside, his defense is extremely low for his join time, making it very easy for him to get killed if left exposed during enemy phase, made worse with the fact that his join chapter is riddled with a high number of powerful Wyvern Riders/Wyvern Lords. His other stats are average at best. Without stat boosters, Yoder will remain physically frail as he won't be able to level up to increase his defense or speed.

He already has an S rank in staves, which allows him to use every staff in the game, most notably the only S-ranked staff in his inventory: the Staff of the Saint.

He has an A rank in light magic, so it is possible for him to be a last minute candidate for the Aureola tome; this however, requires using him for combat to raise his weapon level to an S rank, continually putting him at the risk of death. The allotted time for him to start building his weapon level is very short (up to 6 chapters). However, he can fight Chapter 22 Druids relatively safely for this purpose. Given the scarcity of Guiding Rings and the slow EXP gains of non-combatant units such as Clerics and Priests, Yoder is likely the only realistic choice for an Aureola user if not enough effort and training was put into Elen or Saul, though training Yoder's weapon level, again, is very risky when, as a bishop, he works best as a staffbot. Because of his lower magic he's considered an inferior staffbot compared to Niime, but even both can contribute well thanks to the usefulness of staves in The Binding Blade.

Personality and character

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Main article: Yoder/Supports
Portrait yoder fe06.png
Is gba lightaffin.png
Small portrait niime fe06.png
Druid Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+1
Small portrait dorothy fe06.png
Archer Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+2
Small portrait melady fe06.png
Wyvern Rider Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait saul fe06.png
Priest Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 40
Per turn:+2
Small portrait dayan fe06.png
Nomadic Trooper Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


Yodel, Grand Preacher
Short: Continued to spread the word of St. Elimine.

Long: Yoder continued to spread the faith of the St. Elimine Church. He eventually rose to the position of archbishop, but he never let his power blind him from those in need.


Battle quotes

Finally, an end to the battle of dragon and man...
— Yoder in the final chapter

Death quote

Please... Roy... Defeat the dragons... Save our world...
— Yoder

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade A bishop of the St. Elimine Church
who supports Roy's cause.*
教団の命を受け ロイを助ける


Etymology and other languages

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


Used in Heroes.[1] Americanization of the Swiss surname "Joder", which derives from "Theodor",[2] a name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God".[3]





Officially romanized as Jodel.
















Traditional Chinese




Small portrait yoder fe06.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait yoder fe06.png Bishop Ma gba bishop playable.gif
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Light, staff


  1. "Ugh. If this keeps up, the scolding I'll get from Bishop Yoder will be even harsher than usual." — Saul: Minister of Love, when gaining one or two stats in a level-up, Fire Emblem Heroes
  2. Yoder Name Meaning & Yoder Family History,, Retrieved: November 20, 2020
  3. Meaning, origin and history of the name Theodore, Behind the Name, Retrieved: November 20, 2020
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