“Listen: I'm here by my king's order, and by his order alone. I'm well aware that we have diverse backgrounds and experiences. I don't care who I pair up with. You can't always have your own way. That's just how it works in Frelia.”
—Gilliam talking to Franz in a support conversation.

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
Level 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
Level 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 1, 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. If the player trains him, he will be able to choose to promote to either Great Knight or General. As a Knight, Gilliam must deal with the handicaps of his class. His base Speed of 3 leaves him unable to double even weighed down enemies until his Speed growth fixes that. His 4 Movement also leaves him unable to keep up even with standard foot units, and his high Con makes 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 makes training him more difficult. Despite this, his raw sturdiness makes him a competent opponent against many of the threats the player will face.

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 points of Movement and Canto to fix his mobility, and as a General he gains the Great Shield. Although Great Knight by many is considered the better option, gaining more move and Great Shield is certainly nice, General Gilliam is not a bad option. It just goes down to what the player wants on their team, and because the Sacred Stones end game is considered really easy (even on hard mode) Gilliam will be a decent unit no matter what he promotes into.


  • 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.


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


  • 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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