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Arden
Arden (Super Tactics Book)

Official artwork of Arden from the Super Tactics Book.
GameFire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Fire Emblem: Awakening (SpotPass)
First SeenPrologue: Birth of the Holy Knight
Starting ClassSword Armor


“Hrmph. I can live with the strong and reliable part, but leave the slow bit out of it, ok?”
—Arden in Genealogy of the Holy War

Arden (アーダン Ādan, Ardan in the Super Tactics Book) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is a Knight of Chalphy under Sigurd, and is constantly insulted for his inability to carry out actions swiftly. Arden will eventually perish in the Battle of Belhalla, alongside a good number of his comrades.

PersonalityEdit

Arden is a strong and reliable individual, but is often mocked for his slow and cumbersome movements, a trait which he is revealed to be rather frustrated about. He is also shown to be jealous of Alec, noting that the latter is much swifter and charming than he is.

Arden can also be said to be humble, as can be seen in a conversation which he shares with Ferry if he is paired up with her, in which he expresses amazement at being able to get "someone as perdy as [her] for [his] wife".

In GameEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Sword Armor SpriteSword Armor -
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move Lead Gold
3 36 13 0 5 4 3 13 0 5 0 2,000
Skill Weapon Starting Items
AmbushVantage FE4 SwordSword - B FE4Ironsword Iron Sword


Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
90% 50% 5% 10% 20% 10% 40% 5%

Promotion GainsEdit

  • Promotes to FE4 General SpriteGeneral
  • Strength: +1
  • Magic: +0
  • Skill: +1
  • Speed: +2
  • Defense: +2
  • Resistance: +3
  • Movement: +0
  • +1 to FE4 Sword Rank
  • A FE4 Lance Rank
  • B FE4 Axe Rank
  • B FE4 Bow Rank

OverallEdit

Arden's high Defense makes him a very durable unit. However, due to his low movement, he often will not be close enough to the front lines to serve as a tank. Instead, he may be used to defeat stragglers left behind by faster units or to defend the home castle from attackers. Since his Speed is low, the Pursuit Ring may be more effective on units with higher Speed that also lack Pursuit. If Arden keeps the Pursuit Ring for himself, however, he may become more effective against axe users, especially since he can only use swords before promotion.

If paired with a female character, Arden will pass on Ambush to both of his children, who will also inherit his good Strength and Defense growths, but also his poor Speed and Skill growths. Arden has no Holy Blood bonuses, so naturally he cannot give any to his children.

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 2, if Arden moves to a certain spot on the map, an event will occur, in which he will gain the Pursuit Ring.

In Chapter 5, if Arden moves to a certain spot on the map, an event will occur, in which he will gain five points of Skill.

In Chapter 5, after Phinora Castle is captured, if Ferry/Ayra and Arden are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.

Love GrowthsEdit

AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
Knight 12 31 16 0 7 5 4 18 1 4
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
LanceIconFE13Lance - C Steel Lance FE13 IconSteel Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

QuotesEdit

“Sir Sigurd... I`ve served you my whole life, I have no regrets.”
—Arden's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War

EtymologyEdit

Ardan was a brother of Naoise (Noish) in Irish mythology.

TriviaEdit

  • Norton from Tear Ring Saga bears an uncanny resemblance to Arden.
  • In one of the manga adaptations of the game, Arden was left behind at Chalphy throughout the entire duration of the Prologue and Chapter 1. He is, however, called to Evans Castle to attend Sigurd and Deirdre's wedding.
  • If Ayra and Arden are lovers in Chapter 5, their final lover conversation may prove to be rather confusing. In the alleged conversation, when Arden admits his love for Ayra, she will appear to be rather doubtful, almost as if she is unaware of his feelings.

GalleryEdit

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