“On the battlefield, man and woman are equals judged by skill alone.”
—Mathilda to Clive in a Support Conversation in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Mathilda is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden. She is the founder of the Deliverance and a legendary knight of Zofia. She is 28 years old.

Profile Edit

The child of a soldier celebrated for his military achievements, Mathilda has been training with her father since she was a child. At some point, she was captured by Desaix and was planned to be executed, although she was saved when Alm's army arrived. After the war, she retired from the knighthood and married Clive.

Personality Edit

Mathilda is an extremely courageous, calm, and driven knight. As a result of her father's influence, she has very direct and sometimes vulgar speech mannerisms.

While confident in her prowess as a knight, Mathilda sometimes worries about how socially acceptable it is to outshine her "lord husband" Clive. In spite of Clair's initial opposition to Mathilda courting Clive, Mathilda likes Clair, understanding that she is motivated by love for her brother.


Gaiden Edit


In Chapter 3, talk to her at Desaix's Fortress if she survived the previous battle.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE2 Paladin Map IconPaladin
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 26 12 14 12 13 7 10 8
Magic Starting Items



Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 30% 20% 40% 10% 30% 0%


Mathilda is the best all-rounder Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight in Gaiden. While she winds up with the lowest HP and is tied for lowest Defense, she gets the highest Skill, Speed, Luck, and Resistance. She winds up better than Clive in everything except HP. Both Zeke and Mycen are stronger and more durable than Mathilda, but they have significantly lower Skill, Speed, and Luck. Giving Mathilda a strong weapon will benefit her more than the other horse units since she is fast enough to Double Attack many enemies that the other horse units cannot. While all of the mounted units in Gaiden are solid, Mathilda is good even for a mounted unit and can be considered one of the better units in the game. Zeke is very close to Mathilda in overall power and they can both be considered the stronger horse units.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE15 Paladin (Mathilda)Paladin
Level HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 26 12 14 12 13 7 10 8
Magic Skills Starting Items


Echoes Mounted UnitMounted


Class SetsEdit

Class Set(s)
Base Class(es) Possible Promotion(s)

*Tier 3 class.
**DLC class; access with the Altar of the Destrier.

Learnt MagicEdit

Class Level Magic Learnt
FE15 Mage (Mathilda)Mage
1 Echoes black magic iconFire
8 Echoes black magic iconThunder
FE15 Priestess (Mathilda)Priestess
1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
FE15 Cleric (Mathilda)Cleric
1 Echoes white magic iconRecover
Echoes black magic iconNosferatu
FE15 Saint (Mathilda)Saint
1 Echoes black magic iconSeraphim
FE15 Harrier (Mathilda)Harrier
1 Echoes black magic iconFire
FE15 Enchantress (Mathilda)Enchantress
1 Echoes black magic iconMire
Echoes black magic iconDeath
FE15 Exemplar (Mathilda)Exemplar
1 Echoes white magic iconWard
Echoes white magic iconRestore

Growth RatesEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 50% 45% 55% 45% 40% 4%

Personal Max StatsEdit

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 39 40 41 41 39 40


See also: Mathilda/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None


Mathilda retains her title as arguably the overall strongest base Cavalier/Paladin in the game. While her HP growth is still arguably on the somewhat low side, her buffed growths mean that she now has the capacity to both hit harder and take hits better than she did in Gaiden, which coupled with her frequent double attacks due to her good Speed makes her a fantastic unit to have on the frontlines. Mathilda will still on average eclipse Clive in every stat except for HP pretty quickly, and generally only the much later-joining Zeke is capable of comparing to her offensive prowess, however Mathilda will still tend to double attack much more frequently. Mathilda also outshines the newcomer Conrad in terms of offense overall, but since Conrad is not on the same path as Mathilda the comparison does not matter much.



Legendary Knight
A paladin of the Deliverance and Clive's betrothed. Strong as a demon, yet gentle to her love. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base StatsEdit


Gaiden Edit

“Ah, Clive. I wanted to pass the days together with you in peace.”
—Mathilda's death quote

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Mathilda/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Quotes

Heroes Edit

Mathilda/Heroes Quotes

Possible EndingsEdit


(If Clive is alive)
"She shed her armor and became Clive's wife."
"The legendary female knight, Mathilda --"
"That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity."
(If Clive is dead)
"Having lost Clive, she reluctantly took command of the knights' order."
"The legendary female knight, Mathilda --"
"That name shall surely be carved within the histories of Valentia for eternity."

Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

(If Clive is alive)
"Mathilda cast her armor aside and wed Clive. She was rarely seen in public after that, having perhaps chosen to support her husband behind the scenes instead. However, her legendary exploits as a knight are sure to live on forever in Valentian history."
(If Clive is dead)
"Clive's death forced Mathilda to carry on in his place as captain of the One Kingdom's Brotherhood of Knights. The grief in her heart steeled her, and she became a key figure in the kingdom's growth. Her legendary exploits are sure to live on forever in Valentian history."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


Mathilda, sometimes spelled Matilda, is a female name, of Gothic derivation, derived from words corresponding to Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle").

Trivia Edit

  • Mathilda has four younger sisters who often write letters to her, as revealed in her base conversation with Alm.