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Zofia's Call/Liberation of Zofia Castle

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Liberation of Zofia Castle

Cm fe02 c1 m09.png

Location

Zofia Castle

Boss(es)

Desaix, Slayde

Previous chapter(s)

Deliverance Hideout

Next chapter(s)

Skirmish

Liberation of Zofia Castle (Japanese: ソフィア城解放戦 Liberation of Zofia Castle) is the final map of the first act of Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Map data

Chapter data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Alm dies 1–11 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 17−1
Map dimensions:
22 columns by 28 rows

Character data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Characters
New units

None

Required characters
Alm ​
Available characters
Lukas ​Gray ​Kliff ​Tobin ​Faye ​Silque ​Clair ​Clive ​Forsyth ​Python ​

Item data

Gaiden Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds03 dracoshield.png Dracoshield Dropped by Desaix

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 Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds03 baron desaix enemy.gif Desaix Baron 1 1 42 22 6 4−4 0 18+13 7+13 4 DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Lance Recovery* Heavy Armor
• Starts on supplies.
• Leaves the map if Slayde is defeated.
• Moves to attack if a unit is in range; returns to his starting position otherwise.
Ma 3ds03 arcanist enemy.gif Zofian Army Arcanist 1 1 28 8 3 4 0 5 8 4 --
Miasma Recover
Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal himself or another enemy unit.
Ma 3ds03 knight enemy.gif Zofian Army Knight 1 1 34 16 2 2 0 12 1 4 --
Lance
Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal.
Ma 3ds03 archer enemy.gif Zofian Army Archer 1 5 24 9 1 2 0 3 0 4 --
Bow Bowrange +1
Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal.
Ma 3ds03 soldier enemy.gif Zofian Army Soldier 1 2 26 10 1 3 0 5 0 4 --
Lance
Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal.
Ma 3ds03 paladin slayde enemy.gif Slayde Paladin 1 1 28 12 5 8 0 8 5 8 --
Lance
• Leaves the map if Desaix is defeated.
• Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal.
Ma 3ds03 cavalier enemy.gif Zofian Army Cavalier 1 6 24 9 3 5 0 5 2 7 --
Lance
Only moves to attack units in range, or to heal.

Boss data

Main article: Desaix

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

Portrait desaix status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 baron desaix enemy.gif Baron
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 0
Attack 22 Defense 18+13
Skill 6 Resistance 7+13
Speed 4−4 Movement 4
Item Skills
DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Lance
Recovery*
Heavy Armor
Weapons
Swords Lances Axes
Bows Black magic White magic Monster weapons
Main article: Slayde

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

Portrait slayde status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 paladin slayde enemy.gif Paladin
Level 1
Stats
Max HP 28 Luck 0
Attack 12 Defense 8
Skill 5 Resistance 5
Speed 8 Movement 8
Item Skills
-- Lance
Weapons
Swords Lances Axes
Bows Black magic White magic Monster weapons


Strategy

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

The final battle of Act 1 is going to be a bit of a slog, albeit much less so if you have Warp. Your main goal here is to get as many characters to their first promotions as possible. Clive is your first priority, followed by your Mercenary and Lukas. Deploy your Archers and Clair on the west side, and your Clerics on the east side.

On the west side, your Archers need 2 Speed to double the two enemy Archers. Python and Archer Gray can do so at base with the Iron Bow and need to grow one point to double with the Steel Bow, Archer Tobin can double at base with the Steel Bow, and Archer Kliff needs to grow two/three points of Speed to double with Iron/Steel respectively. Have them and Clair waste the Archers so Clair can unlock the door. Meanwhile, Silque should start Warping people into the castle to kill the Soldier and Archers nearby. Use Faye to keep her healthy. Make sure to feed kills to Clive where you can. The first line of defense should buckle by turn 3.

At this point, it's time to pull in Slayde and his goons. Ask yourself a question - do you want to be a big shot? If the answer is "no", the battle is pretty straightforward from here. Kill everyone, make your way north, and finish off the rest. If the answer is "yes", pay sharp attention so you can kill Desaix('s body double) and claim his Dracoshield for your own use. Slayde mercifully has bottom priority for attacking, so you can safely pick off his goons before dealing with him. Lure Slayde into the east rampart and send someone disposable (probably Forsyth) to unlock the northeastern door. Once you bring his health under half, he will prioritize fleeing to the supplies to heal as long as there is an open path to do so and he cannot kill one of your units. Block off one exit from the rampart at a time to manipulate Slayde and keep him contained, and make sure not to block off the supplies on the north end. Give your bulkiest unit your Leather Shield and have them pull Desaix. You're going to need to Warp someone to pick off the Knight in the final room. Then you can use the walls and two of your own units to box Desaix in. From there, have your ranged units inflict death of a thousand cuts to Desaix. The Dracoshield makes whoever wields it pretty much immortal, and works well on Knight Lukas.

After the battle, make sure to double back to the Thieves Shrine to promote your units and give the last Speed fountain to Clive. Also grab the Ridersbane in Zofia Castle, but leave the Steel Lance - Celica needs it more.

Map Turn Count: 27
Game Turn Count: 56

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
A massive gate built
to guard Zofia
Castle's southern
flank. Designed as a
fortress unto itself,
it boasts tremendous
defensive capabilities.
ソフィア城の南側を
防衛する巨大な門。
門自体が砦としての
機能をもっており、
外部からの攻撃に対し
高い防衛力を持つ。

Etymology and other languages

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

Liberation of Zofia Castle

--

Japanese

ソフィア城解放戦

Liberation of Sofia Castle

Spanish

Liberar el Castillo de Zofia

Liberate the Castle of Zofia

French

Libération du château

Liberation of the castle

German

Befreiung von Schloss Zofia

Liberation of Zofia Castle

Italian

Per il Castello di Zofia

For Zofia Castle

Dutch

Het kasteel van Zofia

The Castle of Zofia

Korean

소피아 성 해방전

Sofia castle liberation

Simplified Chinese

索菲亚城堡解放战

Liberation of Zofia Castle

Traditional Chinese

索菲亞城堡解放戰

Liberation of Zofia Castle

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←  Deliverance Hideout • Liberation of Zofia Castle •  Skirmish →
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaMassena
Bosses AurumBarthBlakeCerberusDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Background characters Lima IVLipricaMila
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts and Battles Act 1 1: Ram Woods Battle • 2: Fleecer's Forest Battle • 3: Thieves' Shrine • 4: Storming of Ram Valley • 5: Attack on the Southern Outpost • 6: First Battle of Southern Zofia • 7: Second Battle of Southern Zofia • 8: Deliverance Hideout • 9: Liberation of Zofia Castle
Act 2 1: Skirmish • 2: First Pirate Raid • 3: Second Pirate Raid • 4: Assault on the Pirate Throne • 5: Third Pirate Raid • 6: Beast Hunt • 7: Seabound Shrine • 8: Fourth Pirate Raid • 9: Fifth Pirate Raid
Act 3 Alm 1: Northern Zofia Battle • 2: First Battle of Zofia Forest • 3: Forest Crossroads Battle • 4: Siege of Desaix's Fortress • 5: Second Battle of Zofia Forest • 6: Sylvan Shrine • 7: Forest Northside Battle • 8: Retaking of the Sluice Gate
Celica 1: Zofian Coast Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on the Desert Stronghold • 4N: Northern Desert Battle • 4S: Southern Desert Battle • 5: Attack on Grieth's Citadel • 6: Storming of the Valley Approach • 7: Dragon Shrine • 8: Liberation of the Temple of Mila
Act 4 Alm 1: Border Battle • 2: Rigel Forest Battle • 3: Fear Mountain Battle • 4: Fear Mountain Shrine • 5: Siege of Nuibaba's Abode • 6: Rigel Plains Battle • 7: Fight at the Dragon's Maw • 8: Rigel Falls Battle • 9: Secret Shrine • 10: Attack on the Last Bastion • 11: Attack on Rigel Castle
Celica 1: Dead Man's Mire Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on Dolth Keep • 4: Lost Treescape • 5: Storming of Duma Gate • 6: The Swamps of Duma Battle • 7: Duma Tower
Act 5 1: Duma Temple • 2: The Final Battle
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Lists ActsCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsWeapons
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 HalcyonIrmaMassenaMilaPeddlers
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Background characters ForneusLima IVLipricaShanty Pete
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts and Battles Prologue Alm and Celica
Act 1 1: Ram Woods Battle • 2: Fleecer's Forest Battle • 3: Thieves' Shrine • 4: Storming of Ram Valley • 5: Attack on the Southern Outpost • 6: First Battle of Southern Zofia • 7: Second Battle of Southern Zofia • 8: Deliverance Hideout • 9: Liberation of Zofia Castle
Act 2 1: Skirmish • 2: First Pirate Raid • 3: Second Pirate Raid • 4: Assault on the Pirate Throne • 5: Third Pirate Raid • 6: Beast Hunt • 7: Seabound Shrine • 8: Fourth Pirate Raid • 9: Fifth Pirate Raid • 10: Zofia Castle Battle
Act 3 Alm 1: Northern Zofia Battle • 2: First Battle of Zofia Forest • 3: Forest Crossroads Battle • 4: Siege of Desaix's Fortress • 5: Second Battle of Zofia Forest • 6: Sylvan Shrine • 7: Forest Northside Battle • 8: Retaking of the Sluice Gate
Celica 1: Zofian Coast Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on the Desert Stronghold • 4N: Northern Desert Battle • 4S: Southern Desert Battle • 5: Attack on Grieth's Citadel • 6: Storming of the Valley Approach • 7: Dragon Shrine • 8: Liberation of the Temple of Mila
Act 4 Alm 1: Border Battle • 2: Rigel Forest Battle • 3: Fear Mountain Battle • 4: Fear Mountain Shrine • 5: Siege of Nuibaba's Abode • 6: Rigel Plains Battle • 7: Fight at the Dragon's Maw • 8: Rigel Falls Battle • 9: Secret Shrine • 10: Attack on the Last Bastion • 11: Attack on Rigel Castle
Celica 1: Dead Man's Mire Battle • 2: Skirmish • 3: Attack on Dolth Keep • 4: Lost Treescape • 5: Storming of Duma Gate • 6: The Swamps of Duma Battle • 7: Duma Tower
Act 5 1: Duma Temple • 2: The Final Battle
Act 6 1: Archanea Seaway 2 Battle • 2: Archanea Seaway 4 Battle • 3: Archanea Seaway 6 Battle • 4: Thabes Labyrinth
amiibo Duma's OrdealsMila's Ordeals
DLC The Astral TempleThe Inner SanctumBand of BandagesLords of the GraveWretches and RichesWealth Before HealthAltar of the DestrierAltar of the TitanAltar of the SkylordAltar of the SorceressAltar of the FaerieAltar of the OgreAltar of the MarksmanAltar of the SavantAltar of the QueenAltar of the King • 1: Battle of Zofia Harbor • 2: Outpost Rescue • 3: Flight from the Ruins • 4: Siege of Zofia CastleCipher Legends ICipher Legends IIMila's Bounty 1Mila's Bounty 2Mila's Bounty 3Mila's Bounty 4Mila's Bounty 5
Locations ValentiaRigel (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 ShrineMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Lists Base conversationsActsCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsSidequestsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound TestTimelineWorld map