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Leif
Leif (FE13 Artwork)

Official artwork of Leif by Wada Sachiko, as he appears in DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening.
GameFire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Fire Emblem: Awakening (DLC)
First SeenChapter 7: Passing the Desert (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Chapter 1: The Warrior of Fiana (Thracia 776)
Xenologue 4: King vs. King (Emblem Side) (Awakening)
Starting ClassPrince (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Lord (Thracia 776)
Trickster (Awakening)


“You think I don't know that? I've been praying for this day to come, you know... My father's dying wish was to return peace to the Thracian Peninsula. And I'll do whatever is necessary to end King Bloom's reign.”
—Leif

Leif (リーフ Riifu, Leaf in the Japanese version), full name Leif Faris Claus (リーフ・ ファリス・クラウス Rīfu Farisu Kurausu), is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 and Fire Emblem: Awakening. He is the prince of Leonster, the son of Quan and Ethlyn, brother of Altena, the nephew of Sigurd, the cousin of Seliph, and the grandson of Vylon (Ethlyn's side of the family) and Calf (Quan's side of the family). He is the descendant of Noba on Quan's side and Baldur on Ethlyn's side.

After the fall of Leonster, he managed to flee, alongside Finn and Nanna. After hiding out at several cities such as that of Alster and Tahra, Leif finally settled down in a small village known as Fiana. He inherits the iconic Light Sword from his late mother, Ethlyn, which is, incidentally, his personal weapon in the events of Thracia 776.

Leif is revealed to be 15 years of age in the events of Thracia 776, and 16 in the events of Genealogy of the Holy War.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Base StatsEdit

Note: Parent characters are assumed to be at Level 30 by the end of the First Generation.

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Prince SpritePrince Noba Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorNoba
Baldo Holy BloodMinor Holy Blood IndicatorBaldur
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move Lead Gold
1 32 12 3 10 10 8 10 3 6 0 Varies
Skill Weapon Starting Items
ContinueAdept
CriticalCritical
FE4 SwordSword - A FE4IronswordIron Sword
Inherited Items


Growth RatesEdit

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
130% 60% 7% 50% 45% 25% 50% 10%

Promotional GainsEdit

  • Promotes to FE4 Master Knight Sprite (M)Master Knight
  • Strength: +4
  • Magic: +4
  • Skill: +5
  • Speed: +6
  • Defense: +5
  • Resistance: +4
  • Movement: +3
  • A FE4 Lance Rank
  • A FE4 Axe Rank
  • A FE4 Bow Rank
  • A FE4 Staff Rank
  • A FE4 Fire Rank
  • A FE4 Thunder Rank
  • A FE4 Wind Rank
  • C FE4 Light Rank

OverallEdit

Leif may start out fairly weak, but evolves into a formidable unit after promotion. It is recommended to have the Pursuit Ring passed down to him, as he will be unable to perform double attacks until promotion. Leif will also come with the Light Sword, assuming that Ethlyn had received it from Deirdre in Generation 1.

He comes with the skills Continue and Critical, and gains the Pursuit skill after promotion.

ConversationsEdit

In Chapter 7, Leif may speak to Seliph, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 8, Finn may speak to Leif, and Leif will gain three points of strength.

In Chapter 9, if Finn is alive at the beginning of the chapter, Leif may speak to Altena, resulting in her taking her leave of the battlefield. This will essentially allow her to be recruited later in the chapter.

In Chapter 10, if neither Nanna nor Leif has a lover, she may speak to him, and she will gain three points of HP.

In Chapter 10, Leif may speak to Altena, and she will gain one point of luck.

In the Final Chapter, if Teeny is in love with Leif, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of magic.

In the Final Chapter, after Edda Castle is captured, if Leif is in love with Nanna/Janne, she may speak to him, and he will gain three points of defense (Nanna) or HP (Janne).

LoveEdit

Original and replacement characters have the same love growths, unless stated otherwise.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Lv HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Bld Mov LS MS PC Skill Weapon Starting Items
FE5 Lord & Prince SpriteLord 1 22 4 0 2 5 6 3 5 6 0 1FE5 Star 2 ContinueContinue FE5 Sword IconSword - C LightSwordLight Brand
FE5ironswordIron Sword

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Bld Mov
70% 35% 10% 35% 40% 40% 25% 15% 3%

Promotional GainsEdit

Promotes to FE5 Lord & Prince SpritePrince

  • Strength: +1
  • Magic: +1
  • Skill: +1
  • Speed: +1
  • Defense: +1
  • Build: +0
  • Movement: +0

Support BonusEdit

Supports

Supported by

OverallEdit

Compared to his appearance in Genealogy of the Holy War, Leif is much weaker in this game, thanks to his mediocre base stats, and growth. However, Leif has tons of perks that make him a pretty solid character in his own rights.

Leif has the ability Continue, which allows him to get an extra attack at times. Leif's Light Sword is pretty useful thanks to its 1-2 range Magical attack property, +10 Luck bonus and 60 uses. It can also act as a Vulnerary, but you are better off using an actual Vulnerary over a use of the Light Sword.

It is recommended to give the chapter 1 - 3 Life, Shield, and Speed Ring to Leif to patch up his low stats, since the only early game characters who is still alvailable to use in Manster are Leif, Eyvel (for a VERY short time), and Lifis. A stats boosted Leif is arguably the best unit in the team during Manster other than Brighton, thanks to the Magical property of the Light Sword and the massive amount of high defense enemies during Manster. Following the end of Manster, Leif is still a capable unit, but his massive amounts of combat during Manster, followed by his late game promotion will made him lag a bit compared to your other units.

To make up for his base and growth, you can throw him some Scrolls. Despite its marginal at best boost, Leif promotion is a blessing in disguise in this regards, since he gains the hidden Paragon skill, which allows Leif to quickly catch up his stats deficiency with a proper Scrolls.

Finally, Leif has a massive amount of supported units that allow him to boost another units by being near with them. Notably, Leif supported has a two sided support triangle with both Nanna and Finn. This traits can be further enchanced by giving Leif the King Sword, which is pretty useful in some tough chapters with thick enemy density. This is made even better thanks to being the main Lord. Leif is unaffected by the fatigue mechanic so he can always provide this bonus.

Overall, Leif is essentially a clutch during early game who falls down, and later on is given a chance to catch up. A useful character in his own rights, thanks to being always available to use.

Fire Emblem: AwakeningEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
Trickster 20 68 34 28 36 38 35 29 16 6+1
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Movement +1Movement +1
Picklock (FE13)Locktouch
Renewal (FE13)Renewal
Lucky 7Lucky Seven
AcrobaticsAcrobat
SwordIconFE13Sword - B
StaffIconFE13Staff - E
Levin Sword FE13 IconLevin Sword*
Leif's Blade FE13Leif's Blade*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
Trickster 1 40 22 20 25 28 24 17 12 6
Skill Weapon Starting Items
WeakBeatsStrongUnderdog
Picklock (FE13)Locktouch
Renewal (FE13)Renewal
SwordIconFE13Sword - C
StaffIconFE13Staff - E
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Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
Thief 10 25 9 3 10 14 8 5 1 5
Skill Weapon Starting Items
SwordIconFE13Sword - D Leif's Blade FE13Leif's Blade

QuotesEdit

“Everyone... I'm...sorry...”
—Leif's death quote in Thracia 776.

EndingEdit

  • (If Nanna is alive)

Leif - The Prince of Leonster (レンスターの王子 Rensutā no ōji)

Leif led the Jugdral Liberation Wars along with Seliph. After securing Belhalla, he continued to travel around the continent, liberating those under oppression. In the Gran Year 780, Leaf united Northern and Southern Thracia into the New Kingdom of Thracia, where he declared himself king. Along with his queen, Nanna, and his sister, Altena, he carried on the legacy of Dain and Noba, devoting his life to maintaining peace and prosperity in his nation. As long as history exists in Thracia, the legendary King Leif's name will never be forgotten...

  • (If Nanna is dead)

Leif - The Prince of Leonster (レンスターの王子 Rensutā no ōji)

Leif led the Jugdral Liberation Wars along with Seliph. After securing Belhalla, he continued to travel around the continent, liberating those under oppression. In the Gran Year 780, Leif united Northern and Southern Thracia into the New Kingdom of Thracia, where he declared himself king. Along with his sister, Altena, he carried on the legacy of Dain and Noba, devoting his life to maintaining peace and prosperity in his nation. As long as history exists in Thracia, the legendary King Leif's name will never be forgotten...

EtymologyEdit

Leif's name could be derived from 'Leif', a name of Scandinavian origin which befittingly means "heir" or "descendant". In Norse Mythology, Leif was also the name of the man who survived Ragnarok. Leif's name could also be a reference to Lugh, a deity from Irish mythology who was the son of Cian (Quan) and Ethnia (Ethlyn).

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

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