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“Don't make me hurt you, pup.”
—Deen in Awakening

Deen (ディーン Dīn) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake,  Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is a Sword Fighter who is known for his Brave Sword. Like Sonya, Deen works for Grieth as a member of the Grieth Pirates, despite hating him due to his evil deeds. If Sonya is defeated by Celica, Deen will retreat into Grieth's Fortress. After Grieth's death, he will join Celica's army, noting that he knew that Grieth would have gotten what he deserved eventually. After the war he vanishes, rumored to have gone to a continent to the south in search of new conflicts. He is 30 years old.


Fire Emblem GaidenEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 36 18 13 16 0 9 6 5
Magic Starting Items


Brave Sword

Starting Class
FE2 Sword Fighter Map IconMyrmidon
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 32 13 17 17 6 9 4 5
Magic Starting Items

Fire (Mage)
Arrow (Lv 3)
Recover (Sage)

Brave Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 20% 15% 15% 10% 10% 0%


All things considered, Deen is a very threatening unit. He starts with high HP, Skill, and Speed and above average Strength. His offense is undoubtedly quite good at the time you obtain him as he only lacks Luck. His defensive stats, on the other hand, are bad, but that is normal for characters of his class. 

Half the problem with Deen has absolutely nothing to do with him as a character and everything to do with the fact that you have to pick between him and Sonia. While it is not automatic that you should pick Sonia every time, she has several distinct advantages to choosing her. The first problem for Deen with this choice is that while he starts out with slightly better stats than Sonia, he loses big time in growths (Deen has 120% total growth and Sonia has 180% total growth split evenly across all stats. Only Mycen and Nomah have worse growth than Deen). Another problem arises in that Sonia is easily the single best Mage unit that Celica can obtain, while Deen will wind up being the weakest of the Mercenary class branch after Promotion. The final problem is that by the time you are able to recruit Deen, you will already have 3 Mercenary units available to you, at least one of which you have likely leveled and promoted to Sword Fighter. A unit that is likely roughly as good as Deen, and any of your Mercenary units will beat Deen in the long run, making him largely redundant. 

There are, however, some good points to choosing Deen. To begin with, he is in a very strong class with strong base stats. So even with his poor growths, he will still wind up as a good unit. Dread Fighters are deadly, no matter which character promotes to it: having an army full of them is not really a negative, and Deen's starting stats are enough to still make him a good unit. The second good thing is that Deen comes with a Brave Sword (which, in Gaiden, acts more like a Killing Edge), whereas Sonia comes with a Steel Shield. While the Steel Shield is usable by everyone, and thus more versatile, it is not quite as potent of an item as the Brave Sword, which has a whopping 30% Critical rate and can turn any Sword wielding unit into a killing machine. 

Deen himself is not a bad unit. On the contrary, he is quite good, particularly when promoted to Dread Fighter, one of the better classes available in the game. it is just that he is shackled to Sonia, who is the best among her Mage peers, while Deen will be the worst among his other, stronger Dread Fighter peers. 

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Swordmaster (M) Map SpriteSwordmaster
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 61 31+5 2 39 39 18 24 21 6
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Avoid +10Avoid +10
Vantage (Kakusei)Vantage
Astra (FE13)Astra
Sword Expert IconSwordfaire
Counter (FE13)Counter

SwordIconFE13Sword - A

Brave Sword FE13Brave Sword*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Recruitment Edit

During Chapter 3, Celica must battle Sonya instead. After Grieth's death, talk to him in Grieth's Fortress.

Base Stats Edit

Starting Class
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 - - - - - - - -
Magic Skills Starting Items



Echoes brave sword iconBrave Sword

Starting Class
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
5 32 13 17 17 6 9 4 5
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage)
Echoes black magic iconArrow (Lv 3)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Sage)
Echoes white magic iconSilence (Level 15)


Echoes brave sword iconBrave Sword

Growth Rates Edit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 45% 35% 40% 15% 40% 0%

Supports Edit

See also: Deen/Supports

Passive Supports Edit

  • None


Death Quotes Edit

“Y'all... better make it after this...”
—Deen's death quote in Gaiden

“How regretful...I still...”
—Deen's death quote in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Gaiden Edit

"After the war, he unexpectedly disappeared along with the Brave Sword.
Rumors say that he crossed over to a continent to the south in search of new conflicts."

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

"After the war, Deen and his Brave Sword both suddenly disappeared. Memory of what happened next is lost, and shrouded in mystery."


  • In the original Gaiden Vrai, a Darkness Sword-using boss, has the same portrait except reversed. This has the effect of giving Vrai a scar on his left eye in comparison to Deen's portrait which has a damaged right eye. In Echoes, Deen is given a new design with the damaged eye while Vrai is derived from the original design but with both eyes intact.


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