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“The young archbishop and genius tactician of Velthomer... Bishop Saias is aiding the enemy. As long as he is against us, we have no hope of victory.”
Dorias in a conversation with Leif in Thracia 776

Saias is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is the illegitimate son of Arvis and Aida, as well as the grandson of Cowen, Victor and Cigyun. He is the paternal half-brother of Julius and Julia.

From his father, he inherited the blood of Crusader Fjalar and the ability to wield Valflame.

ProfileEdit

Saias is a bishop of the Bragi Church with a high position in the court of Velthomer and one of the greatest tacticians in the history of Jugdral. He is kind and friendly to everyone he meets. As revealed in Chapter 22 of Thracia 776, Aida died protecting Saias from Manfroy, who sees him as a potential threat because of his Fjalar blood.

Some time after Mareeta falls victim to the Shadow Sword, Saias removes its curse and convinces her to get over fighting against Brigid, since she was possessed. He also convinces her to accept the Shadow Sword because she must love all blades to be a true swordmaster, and it becomes Mareeta's Sword, a personal weapon for her. In Chapter 23, Ced gives the Bragi Sword to Saias, who in turn passes it to Leif.

He appears twice as an enemy prior to his recruitment and his presence greatly boosts the fighting abilities of his allies, since he is very charismatic. If Ced is recruited during Chapter 23, Saias will leave Leif's army to travel to Bragi Tower without giving his reasons as to why.

After the liberation war, his talent is recognized by Seliph, and Saias enters the service of Grannvale. He also greatly contributes to its reconstruction.

In-GameEdit

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE5 high priest High Priest
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov LS MS PC
12 23 0 18 16 12 5 4 5 7 3* 3 0
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Awareness Nihil

FE5 Light Icon Light - A
FE5 Staff Icon Staff - A

FE5lightning Lightning
FE5warp Warp
FE5silencestaff Silence
FE5live Heal
FE5doorkey Door Key

*(5 in Chapter 23, 10 in Chapter 17A and 22)

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Bld Mov
50% 0% 35% 40% 40% 55% 15% 10% 2%

OverallEdit

As an enemy, Saias makes Chapter 17A and Chapter 22 very difficult for the player due to his leadership stars. However, when he joins at the beginning of Chapter 23, he has only about half of the stars that he had before. The player must choose between him and Ced, who outclasses him to a great degree, although Saias also has utility with staves. If the player decides to use Ced instead of him, remember to take his three staves (a Heal Staff, a Warp, and a Silence Staff) off of him before the end of Chapter 23.

SupportsEdit

Supports
None

Supported by
None

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

SpotPassEdit

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Sage (M) Map SpriteSage
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
17 51 1 26+7 24 19 15 14 18 6
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Magic +2Magic +2
ConcentrationFocus
MagiccryiconRally Magic
MagicexperticonTomefaire
Rainbow CryRally Spectrum

TomeIconFE13Tome - B
StaffIconFE13Staff - A

Bolganone FE13 IconBolganone*
Fortify FE13 IconFortify*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem HeroesEdit

Bishop of Flame
A priest of Velthomer; known as one of the greatest tacticians. The brand of the crusader Fjalar resides in his body. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Base StatsEdit

Rarity:

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Title Group
Heroes Saias Sprite
Bishop of Flame
Heroes Infantry Infantry
Level HP Atk Spd Def Res
1
40
16
33
6
29
7
26
4
15
7
30
Skills Weapon

FEH skill offense Ellight

FEH Thunder Tome Tome

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SkillsEdit

WeaponEdit
Name Prerequisite Might Range Effects SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill offense Light - 4 2 - 50 - -
FEH skill offense Ellight - 6 2 - 100 FEH Star Rarity 3 -
FEH skill offense Shine FEH skill offense Ellight 9 2 - 200 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill offense Wargod's Tome FEH skill offense Shine 14 2 At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Atk/Res -4 until end of foe's next action. 400 - FEH Star Rarity 5
SpecialEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects Charge Cost SP Cost Default Unlocked
FEH skill special Chilling Wind - Boosts damage delt by 50% of unit's Res. 4 100 FEH Star Rarity 4 FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH skill special Glacies FEH skill special Chilling Wind Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's Res. 4 200 - FEH Star Rarity 4
PassiveEdit
Name Prerequisite Effects SP Cost Unlocked Type
FEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1 - Enables unit whose own HP <30% to warp adjacent to any ally. 60 FEH Star Rarity 3 B
FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2 FEH Escape Route 1 Escape Route 1 Enables unit whose own HP <40% to warp adjacent to any ally. 120 FEH Star Rarity 4 B
FEH Escape Route 3 Escape Route 3 FEH Escape Route 2 Escape Route 2 Enables unit whose own HP <50% to warp adjacent to any ally. 240 FEH Star Rarity 5 B
FEH Spd Ploy 1 Spd Ploy 1 - At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -3 until end of foe's next action. 60 - C
FEH Spd Ploy 2 Spd Ploy 2 FEH Spd Ploy 1 Spd Ploy 1 At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -4 until end of foe's next action. 120 FEH Star Rarity 3 C
FEH Spd Ploy 3 Spd Ploy 3 FEH Spd Ploy 2 Spd Ploy 2 At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -5 until end of foe's next action. 240 FEH Star Rarity 4 C

Overall Edit

Base Class Edit

Much like his father does with red mages, Saias fulfills a fairly unique niche among blue mages in Heroes; he is a support mage who, rather than supplying buffs or healing to the team like Delthea or Bridal Ninian, reduces the enemies' stats through the use of Ploys. Between Wargod's Tome and Speed Ploy, Saias shreds the stats of any enemy within a cardinal direction as long as they fail to match his Resistance, which at base is a staggering 34. Equipping a Defense Ploy seal to him will allow him to reduce all four stats of an enemy without even getting directly involved in combat.

When it comes to getting involved in combat, Saias does his job adequately, being able to tank many other mages thanks to his 34 Resistance, and with his base 33 Attack (47 with his tome) he hits reasonably hard to boot, using Glacies to turn his huge Resistance into a weapon. 30 Speed does not bode well for Saias either, not even being able to double Sanaki or Julius without support, while being doubled himself by fast mages like Nino and Tailtiu. This comes compounded with the issue of having horrible base Defense, leaving him a sitting duck to any physical-damage unit who can initiate on him, while forcing him to be mindful of units who have Distant Counter.

Counters Edit

Saias is poorly equipped to handle direct combat that he isn't prepared for. This typically includes cavalry, bows, and any Distant Counter-wielding units with decent Resistance such as Fjorm. Given he is not as strong at single combat as a result of his poor Speed, he is easily baited to his doom when controlled by the AI. Long story short, any unit who can initiate on him is guaranteed to leave a mark. If his Speed gets debuffed, it will greatly broaden the number of units who can double him, taking advantage of his low health to dispatch him quickly.

Skill Inheritance Options Edit

The good news is that Saias's best inheritance options are cheap and easy to find, only really wanting Fury, an assist (preferably Draw Back) and a B skill catered to his team. He can also change Glacies to Iceberg to get the big damage special happening sooner. Otherwise, he is fairly okay with his base kit. Fury gives Saias a much needed boost in varying areas, most notably Speed (to prevent more doubles) and Resistance (to activate more Ploys). That B skill will usually end up being a breaker like B Tomebreaker to circumvent his disappointing speed in more troublesome matchups.

QuotesEdit

“I cannot fight with these wounds... I shall retreat for now.”
—Saias' retreat quote in Thracia 776.

Heroes Edit

Saias/Heroes Quotes

EndingEdit

Saias - The Bishop of Crimson Flame (赤き炎の司祭 Akaki honoo no shisai)

Saias returned to Velthomer and helped restore the trampled land. His talent was later recognized by Seliph, and he went into the service of the New Kingdom of Grannvale, where he contributed greatly to its reconstruction.

TriviaEdit

  • Saias is the only playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 to retreat if he was defeated.
  • Saias has a lot of similarities with his father, Arvis, in Fire Emblem Heroes. They share the same unique battle animations, their personal weapons (Saias' Wargod's Tome and Arvis' Valflame ) share the exact same effect, a matching pose for their battle sprites, and perhaps the most notable fact is that they share a nearly identical max-level statline.

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