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Zofia's Call/Fleecer's Forest Battle

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Fleecer's Forest Battle

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Fleecer's Forest



Previous chapter(s)

Ram Woods Battle

Next chapter(s)

Fleecer's Forest Battle (Japanese: 盗賊の森の戦い Thieves' forest battle) is the second map of the first act in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. In this map, Alm continues his journey through southern Zofia.

Map data

Chapter data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Alm dies 6 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 7 {{{third}}}
Map dimensions:
22 columns by 20 rows

Character data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

New Units


Returning Characters

Alm ​Lukas ​Gray ​Tobin ​Kliff ​Faye ​

Enemy data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Normal Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds03 brigand enemy.gif Brigands Brigand 1 5 26 7 1 2 0 2 0 4 --
Ma 3ds03 archer enemy.gif Brigands Archer 1 1 24 8 1 2 0 3 0 4 --
Bow Bowrange +1
Ma 3ds03 brigand enemy.gif Brigands Brigand 1 1 26 7 1 2 0 2 0 4 --
• Starts on supplies.
• Moves to attack if a unit is in range; returns to his starting position otherwise.

Boss data

Normal Hard

Generic portrait brigand enemy status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 1
Max HP 26 Luck 0
Attack 7 Defense 2
Skill 1 Resistance 0
Speed 2 Movement 4
Item Skills
-- Axe
Swords X mark.png Lances X mark.png Axes Yes check.png
Bows X mark.png Black magic X mark.png White magic X mark.png Monster weapons X mark.png
  • Note: This enemy is not classified as a boss in Gaiden.


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.


In Gaiden, this map is a bit more dangerous than the previous one. As usual, the victory condition is to rout the enemy. It is recommended to have the villagers hold back on tree tiles, and move Alm closer to the middle of the map, as he starts a bit far away. Let the enemies come to the player units, and kill the archer first, though this may prove to be difficult, as more likely than not, they will end their turn on a tree tile, boosting their avoid.

After the archer is killed, and if all the player units are in good condition, push forward and fight the approaching thieves. Any units that are in danger should retreat towards the small fort in the bottom left of the map. It is unlikely that they will be there long enough to restore HP, but if the fight somehow draws on long enough having units healed is useful.

At the very least, Alm should always be in capable condition for this fight due to his stats, so continue to push with Alm and any other units that have not been weakened and kill the rest of the bandits. Due to the number of enemies it is highly recommended to keep player units on the tree tiles.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you start out only able to attack with Alm, Lukas, and Kliff. On turn 1, move Alm, Tobin, and Faye as far north as possible. Have Lukas injure the Archer from the south, move Kliff one step left, and move Gray up one and right one. On enemy phase, Brigands will attack Alm and Gray while the Archer retreats southwest.

On turn 2, move Alm just below the stairs. This cuts off the northern supplies and forces fleeing enemies to go southwest. Lukas should kill the Archer from the north. Move Gray left one and up two, then move Kliff up one and left one. Finally, have Tobin weaken the Brigand who attacked Gray and have Faye finish him off, both from forests. If Tobin got two kills last battle, he should level up here; he can't get Attack. On enemy phase, Alm, Gray, and Kliff come under attack. Kliff levels up, and needs to gain Speed.

On turn 3, have Alm finish the boss off. Have Gray weaken the Brigand who attacked Kliff from the north and have Kliff finish him from the west. Then have Tobin weaken the Brigand who attacked Gray from the forest and have Faye finish him from the south. She levels up; if she gets Speed, so much the better. Finally, move Lukas up one and right one so that the last enemies can't go too far west. At this point, the battle is won; on turn 4, Kliff, Faye, and Alm can finish the stragglers. If everything went well, Tobin should be ready to promote; Kliff only needs to survive one more battle and Faye only needs one more kill after bonus experience.

Map Turn Count: 4
Game Turn Count: 9

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia This gloomy wood
has been prowled by
brigands recently,
making travel along
its roads rather risky.


Etymology and other languages

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

Fleecer's Forest Battle




Thieves' forest battle


Bataille: Forêt des brigands

Brigands' Forest Battle


도적의 숲의 전투

Bandit forest battle


←  Ram Woods Battle • Fleecer's Forest Battle •  Storming of Ram Valley →
•  Thieves' Shrine →
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 Manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
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 & the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map