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“You know better than anyone how I was born with a gift. All that natural talent, and yet you still want me to defer to everyone else. It's not my fault they work twice as hard and only end up half as good! I mean, I'm risking my life out here too, you know!”
—Delthea to Luthier in Echoes

Delthea (デューテ Dyūte, Dyute in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is 13 years old in Echoes.

ProfileEdit

Luthier’s younger sister, Delthea possesses a talent for magic that surpasses even her brother due to the fact that she is a woman, like her family's famous ancestor. She is a Mage that was brainwashed by the necromancer Tatarrah and forced to aid him in guarding the floodgate between Zofia and Rigel. Her older brother, Luthier, asks Alm's army to help him save his sister by killing Tatarrah. After Tatarrah's defeat, she is freed from her trance and flees into the floodgate, where she joins Alm's army after they finish off the remaining enemy forces. After the war ends, she seals away her magic and lives happily as an ordinary woman, marrying a nobleman in Echoes.

PersonalityEdit

Despite being naturally gifted with magic, Delthea is not interested in training her abilities, using it in Alm's group because she likes helping him, only to seal it after the war. She is bright and cheerful, though a bit of a selfish little girl. Constantly making fun of Luthier, her supports make it clear that she does love him and would like to be friends deep down, quick to defend him when Clair does the same.

In-GameEdit

Gaiden Edit

RecruitmentEdit

In Chapter 3, talk to her at the Water Gate if she survived the previous battle.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Witch FE2 Map IconWitch
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 25 11 13 19 0 5 14 4
Magic Starting Items

Aura

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Starting Class
FE2 Mage Female Map IconMage
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 22 11 8 10 15 3 15 4
Magic Starting Items

Fire
Aura
Seraphim (Lv 11)
Ragnarok (Lv 16)
Recover (Priestess)

Prayer Ring

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 50% 30% 20% 30% 10% 0%

OverallEdit

Delthea is an extreme glass cannon, and an above average Magic unit if trained. She starts with excellent overall stats for a Level 3 unit (including a whopping 15 Resistance, the most of any Magic user aside from the Pre-Promoted Tatiana) and comes equipped with a Prayer Ring, which guarantees a critical hit if the holder is under half health.

On top of her good stats, she has an extremely aggressive spell list with lots of hard hitting 2 range spells. She starts with Aura, which is already one of the most powerful spells available to Mages in Gaiden, and if you level her a lot she will eventually learn Ragnarok, the most powerful spell in the game, and she is the only character aside from Celica able to learn it.

However, Delthea does have several downsides to her. She is one of the few Mages in the game that does not learn Thunder (Nomah being the other, though Tobin and Atlas lack it as well if you choose to make them Mages), and thus does not have a spell with 3 range. She also has subpar HP growth and terrible Defense growth, as well as average Speed growth. On top of this, almost all of her spells deduct lots of HP when used other than her base Fire spell, which can burn through her low health quickly. All of these factors combined means she needs to be extremely well protected in order to be effective. But despite these weaknesses, she is capable of dealing more damage than any other Magic unit in the game and is one of the best Magic units.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Mage
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 24 11 13 9 5 5 14 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconAura

Echoes Personal Skill iconTeleportation

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Starting Class
Delthea Mage map spriteMage
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
3 22 11 8 10 15 3 15 4
Magic Skills Starting Items

Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage, Harrier)
Echoes black magic iconAura (Mage)
Echoes black magic iconNosferatu (Cleric)
Echoes black magic iconSeraphim (Mage Lv. 11, Saint)
Echoes black magic iconRagnarok (Mage Lv. 16)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Priestess, Cleric)
Echoes white magic iconRewarp (Priestess Lv. 10, Saint Lv. 10)
Echoes black magic iconMire (Enchantress)
Echoes black magic iconDeath (Enchantress)
Echoes white magic iconWard (Exemplar)
Echoes white magic iconRestore (Exemplar)

Echoes Ring Skill iconRecovery*
Echoes Ring Skill iconMiracle*

Echoes angel ring iconPrayer Ring

*Due to equpped Prayer Ring

Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 43 38 41 40 37 40

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
30% 70% 35% 55% 40% 20% 4%

SupportsEdit

See also: Delthea/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Overall

In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Delthea has received a rather substantial change statistically, focusing more on Attack, Speed, Luck and Resistance whilst losing out in HP, Skill and Defense. Arguably, she qualifies for the Est archetype, as her explosively high growths and potential are moderated by her (comparatively) poor start. Apart from receiving the moderately useful Rewarp skill at Level 10 Priestess/Saint, her spell list remains unchanged from Gaiden... which is an issue, since she continues to lack any 1-3 range spells. While Seraphim remains an effective combat spell, Aura and Ragnarok may become more a hindrance than a help to her due to their high HP costs and weights, and since she lacks Thunder and Sagittae as aforementioned, she'll require the investment of a Mage Ring to bring her up to speed and reverse her "Mage Curse" of low movement even after promotion. Speaking of her promotion, it may be difficult to bring her to that and therefore partially mitigate her awful bulk due to promotional gains, as she starts out at only Level 3 (although high bases relative to her level help with that somewhat). Finally, she has significant issues with her Enemy Phase performance due to her bulk problems, therefore ensuring that she be heavily protected from enemy fire and most of her action be mitigated to the Player Phase if she is to be kept alive.

Despite these glaring flaws, however, if trained properly, her offense is nigh-unmatched due to her combination of high bases and growths, although such investment may not be possible in, say, LTC or efficiency runs. To conclude, Delthea is the casual player's best friend due to her raw power, and the efficiency runner and unit analyzer's worst enemy as a result of her bulk issues and poor spell list.

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

DescriptionEdit

Free Spirit
A naturally talented mage who hates training and hard work. Has a brother, Luthier.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:

✯✯✯✯✯

Title Group
Free Spirit Heroes Infantry Infantry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1 16 24 7 4 7
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Dark Aura
FEH skill special Miracle

FEH Thunder Tome Tome

SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name SP Cost Might Range Effects Rarity
FEH skill offense Thunder 4 2 -
FEH skill offense Elthunder 6 2 -
FEH skill offense Thoron 9 2 -
FEH skill offense Dark Aura 14 2 Grants adjacent allies who use swords, axes, lances, or dragonstones Atk+6 through their next actions at the start of each turn.
SpecialEdit
Name SP Cost Effects Charge Cost Rarity
FEH skill specialMiracle - If HP > 1, survive a lethal attack with 1 HP remaining. 5 -
PassiveEdit
Name SP Cost Effects Rarity
FEH Death Blow 1Death Blow 1 50 Grants Atk+2 if unit initiates combat. -
FEH Death Blow 2Death Blow 2 100 (Required:
Death Blow 2)
Grants Atk+4 if unit initiates combat. -
FEH Death Blow 3Death Blow 3 200 (Required:
Death Blow 2)
Grants Atk+6 if unit initiates combat. -
FEH Spur Atk 1Spur Atk 1 50 Grants adjacent allies Atk+2 during combat -
20pxDrive Atk 1 120 (Required: Spur Atk 1) Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk+2 during combat. -
20pxDrive Atk 2 240 (Required: Drive Atk 1) Grants allies within 2 spaces Atk+3 during combat. -

QuoteEdit

GaidenEdit

Battle QuoteEdit

“FOR DEFYING LORD Tatarrah...... DIE”
—Delthea's battle quote in Gaiden

Death QuotesEdit

“Ahh, it hurts... B-brother...”
—Delthea's death quote as an enemy in Gaiden

“Nooo. I don't wanna die yet... ”
—Delthea's death quote as an ally in Gaiden

Quote if Tatarrah is killedEdit

“Hah! It hurts over here... What am I doing in a place like this? Help! Big brother Luthier! --”
—Delthea's quote if Tatarrah is killed

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Delthea/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes Edit

Delthea/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit

GaidenEdit

"After sealing away her magic, she lived on happily as a single woman."

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

"After the war, Delthea decided to lock away her magic and pursue a wild and happy life as an ordinary woman. She found herself the perfect husband at court, but made a point to return to her village often, where she would liven things up with tales of her brother."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

Delthea is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Trivia Edit

  • In the Japanese version of Shadows of Valentia, Delthea refers to herself using the generally masculine pronoun boku.

GalleryEdit

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