“If... If I don't make it through this war, promise me you'll pick up the little ones at the Elimine Church.”
—Lugh in a support conversation with Raigh.

Lugh (ルゥ Ruu) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is the son of Nino and twin brother of Raigh. He considers Chad to be family as well. He hails from an orphanage of Araphen, where he grew up with Raigh and Chad. After witnessing Bern reduce his home to ashes, Lugh decides to join Roy's party to punish those who took part in its destruction.

He makes a brief cameo in Chapters 3, 17, and 18 of the Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi manga.


Lugh's personality is the polar opposite of Raigh's, which can easily be seen in the difference in their eyes. Lugh's eyes are soft and caring, while Raigh's are hard and cynical. He tends to be positive, polite, kind, and conscious of others. On the other hand, he can be bitter, as shown in his support conversations with Melady.

In GameEdit

The Binding BladeEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Male Mage Map SpriteMage GBAFireFire
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
1 16 4 5 6 5 3 5 4 5
Weapon Starting Items

AnimaAnima - D


Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 40% 50% 50% 35% 15% 30%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring FE8 Sage Map Sprite Sage
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +4 +4 +2 +1 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
Anima +1 Staff E


See also: Lugh/Supports


Lugh is a good Mage joining fairly early into the game. While he starts off slow, he's easier to train than some other early joiners due to hitting resistance. Unlike Lilina, he has higher base speed and better speed growth. Should the player want, he can promote with the Chapter 8 guiding ring which gives him great promotion bonuses and staves which improve his viability immensely. Overall, there isn't much to Lugh outside joining early and being able to contribute with slightly stronger chip damage.



Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Mage (M) Map SpriteMage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
16 31 6 14+2 14 15 12 8 10 5+1
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
Movement +1Movement +1

TomeIconFE13Tome - C

Elfire FE13Elfire*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped


Starting Class
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
4 43 10 24+2 24 26 22 14 19 6+1
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
Movement +1Movement +1

TomeIconFE13Tome - C, StaffIconFE13Staff - C

Elfire FE13Elfire


Death QuoteEdit

“I'm so sorry... Chad... Rai.. gh...”
—Lugh's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Possible EndingsEdit

  • Lugh - Child of Anima (理の申し子, Kotowari no Mōshigo lit. God-sent Child of Reason)

Lugh built a small magic school where the orphanage used to be. He took in orphans and other deprived children and taught them magic as a way to live. Many powerful magicians who left their name in history can have their roots traced back to that school.


Lugh's name is most probably taken from that of the Irish deity of the same name. This deity is represented as a mythological hero, who was, incidentally, the son of Cian and Ethniu. He apparently led the Tuatha Dé Danann to victory in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh and is revered as the High King of Ireland of the distant past. His Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llaw Gyffes.


  • On the official Japanese website for Nintendo, Lugh won 7th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The male-female vote ratio is 1:1. The voter comments seem to mostly focus on his kind, friendly, strong, and endearing personality and his relationships with his twin brother Raigh and his best friend Chad.