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“None of us are going anywhere, my lady. We're here for you till the very end. Even if it means our lives.”

Midayle (ミデェール, Midēru, also known as Midir in fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is a Knight of Jungby, and is observed to be grievously wounded in the Prologue chapter, as he attempts to protect Adean from being captured by Gandolf. Midayle will enlist in Sigurd's army when the latter retakes Jungby, determined to rescue Adean and atone for his inability to protect her from harm. He will eventually perish in the Battle of Belhalla, alongside several of his fellow comrades.

According to unofficial manga-based statistics, Midayle was born in Gran 736. He stands at 182 centimeters in height, weighs 70 kilograms, and his blood type is A.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Holy Blood
FE4 Arch Knight SpriteArch Knight -
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move Lead Gold
2 32 9 0 7 9 3 7 0 8 0 2,000
Skill Weapon Starting Items
FE4 BowBow - B FE4Ironbow Iron Bow

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
60% 30% 5% 30% 40% 10% 30% 5%

Promotion GainsEdit

  • Promotes to FE4 Bow Knight SpriteBow Knight
  • Strength: +3
  • Magic: +0
  • Skill: +2
  • Speed: +2
  • Defense: +2
  • Resistance: +3
  • Movement: +1
  • +1 to FE4 Bow Rank


Despite coming with the skills Pursuit and Charge, Midayle isn't a terribly impressive unit in combat due to his rather lukewarm growths, average starting stats, and lack of access to great weapons for most of the game. He is, however, an above-average unit in the first generation due to the simple fact that he is mounted and the maps in Genealogy of the Holy War are so large that being on foot often means missing out on combat unless you want to slow your mounted units and let villages burn, get a lower ranking, or let recruitable characters die.

Though Midayle is often overlooked due to his obvious inferiority in combat when compared to Jamke and Briggid, there are ways to boost Midayle's offensive potential to close the gap. Notably, Jamke has an overkill of offense: Pursuit, Continue, Charge, and a Killer Bow. You'll find that even if you insist on using Jamke despite him being on foot, that his offense is so explosive that he really doesn't need his Killer Bow to kill almost any unit in the game. Midayle, however, could make much better use of it. So a good option is to sell Jamke's Killer Bow to Midayle and have Jamke buy the Steel Bow and later purchase a Silver Bow from the Item Shop. Also, if you choose to pair Midayle with Adean by Chapter 3, she can give him a Hero Bow in Chapter 4 that seriously ups his potential. Using these two options significantly improves Midayle's capability as a unit.

Father Overview Edit

Midayle is a pretty unimpressive father, and he only has one real choice that he was intended for: Adean. Pairing him with anyone other than Adean will result in him being unable to pass on his bows. The skills he can pass down, Pursuit and Charge, are fairly ubiquitous among male units so they are nothing special for his children to inherit. He has no Holy Blood, and his growths are among the least impressive in the first generation. Other than Adean, there are generally better fathers to pick.

Midayle is best paired with Adean and only Adean. Lester will inherit Pursuit, Charge, and all of Midayle's bows. Midayle also happens to be Adean's best fit as well, unless Jamke is given the highly contested Pursuit Ring as Lester cannot inherit Pursuit from Jamke unless Jamke passes down the ring. If he does have it, however, he will make a superior father to Midayle.

While there are several other choices that are "safe" for choosing as Midayle's wife(in that they will not actively make the children bad), just about anyone else is a better choice than Midayle since he really offers nothing to them due to his common skills, inability to pass on his weapons, and unimpressive growths.


In Chapter 1, if Midayle speaks to Adean, she will gain 100 love points with him.

In Chapter 3, if neither Midayle nor Briggid has a lover, he may speak to her, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with him.

In Chapter 4, if Adean and Midayle are lovers, she may speak to him, resulting in him receiving the Brave Bow.

In Chapter 5, if Briggid and Midayle are lovers, she may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.


“Aah... Sir Sigurd, I'm so sorry.”
—Midayle's death quote

Love GrowthsEdit


In Irish mythology, Midir was a lover of Étaín.


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