“Don't worry, Lara. Brighton and I will protect you. Let's go!”
Machyua (マチュア Machua, Makua in the fan translation) is a a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. She is a member of the Magi Squad , and is the lover of Brighton. She is the series' second female character that can promote to Hero (the first being Radney), the only Sword Fighter able to promote to that class in Thracia 776. She helps rescue Leif as well as other prisoners of Manster. After the war is over, she marries Brighton, has children, and helps to rebuild Manster.
|Ambush||Sword - D (30)|| Iron Sword|
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Machyua is a very worthwhile character to train for being the only sword fighter to promote to Hero instead of Swordmaster since it means she will get higher strength, defense and build promotion bonuses while still being able to cap skill and speed, and the fact she has Vantage makes her even more worthwhile. As a Hero, she trades movement bonus for the use of axes, although at the lowest rank. As a result, she will also have troubles keeping up with mounted units on outdoor maps over long distances, and notably Brighton whom she supports.
Machyua's stats and growths are solid, and her somewhat low strength is compensated by a Pursuit Critical Coeficient of 3 that helps her criticals a lot, especially when she uses a Killing Edge or a Killer Axe. She gets really fast and skilled as she levels up. In the meantime, keep on eye on her since her defense is not that great when she joins and sadly, she does not get mutual support from Brighton that would have help her evasion.
With a constitution base of 6 and a bonus of 2 upon promotion, Machyua will have little trouble using an Iron Axe (the only axe she can equip with an E rank besides the Devil Axe). However, it's a good idea increase her constitution with the Neir Scroll so she can later swing heavier axes (and blades) without suffering a terrible loss of attack speed. If you trained her well in order to raise her axe weapon rank and building her constitution, Machyua can make full use of Master Axes as they works great with Vantage. A Master Sword, on the other hand, proves to be deadly and with its 10% critical bonus, Machyua's PCC will punish any enemy that somehow still stands after the first two hits. Likewise, the Continue Manual interacts fairly well with Vantage, and she's also one of the most benefiting user of the King Sword, which basically is an even better and lighter Master Sword, in addition to granting Charm to assist allies in the front where Machyua is most of the time.
- Brighton - 10%
- Ced - 10%
Machyua - The Swordswoman of Raging Wind (疾風の女剣士 Shippū no jo kenshi)
After the war, Machyua helped rebuild Manster. She later married a former comrade and had children, but she never lost her passion for rebuilding her hometown.
“I wanted to see...a peaceful Manster... One...last...time...”
—Machyua's death quote in Thracia 776.