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“I was prepared for... anything...”
—Gilliam's death quote

Gilliam (ギリアム Giliamu) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is a quiet, yet dependable, armored knight of Frelia. He joins with Franz to rescue Princess Tana in Chapter 1, and later is appointed by King Hayden to be Eirika's escort along with the priest Moulder and the pegasus knight Vanessa. He is a long-time friend of Moulder and Vanessa's older sister, Syrene.

In his support conversations with Garcia, the two arm wrestle against each other to see which one of them is the strongest. Gilliam loses to Garcia in their first match, but in their second support conversation, Garcia notices that Gilliam fights with his lance in his left hand. They have a second match, this time with their left arms, and Gilliam is victorious, making them evenly matched in strength.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Knight Map Sprite Knight GBAThunder Thunder
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
4 25 9 6 3 3 9 3 14 4
Weapon Starting Items
Lance Lance - C IronLanceIron Lance

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 45%* 35%* 30% 30% 55% 20%

* Growths had 5% less in the Japanese version

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightcrest Knight Crest or Master seal Master Seal FE8 General Map Sprite General
Lv HP Str Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +4 +2 +2 +3 +2 +3 +2 +1
Skills Weapon Ranks
Great Shield Sword E Axe E

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightcrest Knight Crest or Master seal Master Seal FE8 Great Knight Map Sprite Great Knight
Lv HP Str Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +3 +2 +1 +2 +2 +1 +0 +2
Weapon Ranks
Sword E Axe D


See also: Gilliam/Supports


Gilliam is a Knight who joins in chapter two, on the same turn as Franz, which gives among the best availability in the game. Like most knights, his main defining feature is his high defense and HP that allow him a very high degree of physical durability against most enemies, but he must also deal with his poor Speed, Skill, Resistance, and dreadfully low movement that may easily leave him in the dust behind any other unit. If the player trains him, he will be able to choose to promoted to either Great Knight or General.

These issues leave his offense as very handicapped, as he cannot reliably double nearly any enemy in the game except for the slowest of monsters. His base Speed of 3 also leaves him unable to double even weighed down enemies with 0 attack speed, and until his low Speed growth fixes that, he cannot double any enemy at all. What is his greatest weakness however, is his near unworkable mobility. His 4 movement and massive con leaves him unable to keep up even with standard foot units, and make it difficult for mounted units to ferry him to keep up. He also has weapon triangle disadvantage against most enemies in the first few chapters that heavily lowers his durability that should be his most notable trait.

When he promotes, he can become either a Great Knight or a General. In both classes he gains nearly identical statistical bonuses, but as a Great Knight he will gain two vital points of movement and canto to fix his terrible mobility, and as a General he gains the Great Shield skill. Because his movement is such a crippling issue for him, it is generally recommended to make him a Great Knight in most circumstances, as Great Shield has a low low activation rate and is generally redundant on his already impressive physical durability.


  • Silent Gilliam (静かなる重壁 Shizukanaru jū kabe)

Gilliam returned to his home of Frelia, where he continued to serve the crown as a faithful knight. His imposing countenance was said to strike fear into the hearts of even the most arrogant and brash of Frelia's new recruits.

Gilliam and Syrene returned to Frelia, where they were married. All agreed they were a perfect match, and their union was blessed by the crown and the order of knights. The two continued their unwavering service together.


  • In a support conversation with Garcia, it is said that Gilliam is left-handed, although the animation for any of his potential classes, as well as his official artwork, hold their weapon in their right hand.


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