“Hey. Where are you going? Come on. Over here, over here! Lord Hector said you have to stay by my side, no matter what, right? I am a sweet, helpless little cleric... You have to protect me!”
—Serra to Matthew in The Blazing Blade
Serra is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She is a high-maintenance cleric who is a member of the St. Elimine Church, and believes she deserves praise from everyone around her. Serra is sixteen years old in Lyn's story and seventeen years old in Eliwood's and Hector's story.
Serra's past is never fully elaborated on, but it is known that she was born in Etruria, and for reasons unknown was raised in a scanty St. Elimine convent near the Etrurian/Ostian frontier, where she studied the teachings of St. Elimine. During her childhood, she was greatly neglected and badly mistreated, a miserable past that would contribute to her personality later on. Eventually, she became a cleric and entered service with Ostia.
Journeying to Ostia with her less-than-enthusiastic escort, Erk, Serra becomes entangled with Lyn's group on the border between Sacae and Lycia. Much to the displeasure of her escort, Serra joins Lyn on her quest to reunite with her grandfather. After Lundgren is killed and Caelin's monarchy restored, Serra and Erk depart, and both part ways at Ostia. If Serra is attacked and defeated by an enemy in Chapter 5, she will instead send Erk with Lyn, stating that she is too hurt to continue, staying behind alone to wait for her wounds to heal.
Eliwood and Hector's StoryEdit
Serra is encountered again in Lycia, as part of Hector's group. Seeing Eliwood and his knights harassed by bandits, Hector orders her and Matthew to stay back while he and Oswin assist Eliwood. Serra, along with Hector's group, then joins up with Eliwood's party.
In Chapter 15E/16H, Serra can speak to Lyn, where, true to her misplaced pomposity, she will declare her all-too-noble intention to save Lyn. At this stage, Serra also establishes that she considers Lyn to be a dear friend.
Due to her misfortunes as a child, Serra develops a high-maintenance, egotistical, and somewhat cowardly personality, one coupled with a talkative inclination. In the story and most of her support conversations, her unrestrained behavior is the main irritation for most of the characters. But for some characters like Matthew, she eventually reveals her vulnerable side, where she drops her princess-like façade to reveal a fragile psyche, pointing towards the fact that her personality is just a way for her to get attention, something that she longed for but never got as a child.
Serra also shares a rather amusing one-sided "rivalry" with Lucius in their support conversations. She mistakes Lucius for an exceptionally beautiful woman and treats him with disdain and jealousy at first, although both eventually become fast friends after she learns that their upbringing is similar.
Description: A cleric in service to House Ostia. Headstrong and bold.
Staff - D
- See also: Serra/Supports
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|Guiding Ring or Earth Seal||Bishop|
Serra is your first Cleric and healer to join you in the entire game, which is pretty useful since most of your unpromoted units will be rather frail early on and appreciate her healing at any time. As a unit that cannot attack at all, she should be kept far away from combat all the time upon promotion, which is further emphasized by her horrible durability against physical attacks. This also makes most of her stats pretty redundant for most of the time, but her low base magic is remarkable nonetheless, since it keeps back her magic stat despite her good magic growth rate, especially considering she only gains 1 additional point of magic when she promotes to Bishop. Her speed, resistance and luck bases and growths are pretty decent though, means she can actually double enemies when being promoted to help her rather low attack power (which helps a suprisingly lot due to the low resistance of non-magical enemies) and that her avoid helps regarding her frailness.
Since you won't have a lot deployment slots to spare and fielding staff users makes most chapters a lot easier, it's natural that you'll try to promote Serra as early as reasonably possible so she can actually fight enemies back while supporting your army with staffs. Same goes for Priscilla, who comes with the advantage of being mounted and getting access to the stronger Anima magic tomes. Serra also gets overshadowed by Lucius when he promotes to Bishop, since he'll have a lot more magic and a better light magic rank than her while also gaining a high staff rank. However, Serra has small advantages of her own, one being her high availability allowing her to easily reach promotion before Priscilla does, the other one being her staff utility itself, which means she doesn't need to compete with your strong earlygame units for gaining kills and gains exp through heals instead. While these two points are pretty much meaningless for the later chapters, this makes it not unlikely that both Priscilla and Lucius struggle to reach level 10 by the time you get to choose to promote Serra with one of your first Guiding Rings, making her hardest competitors for promotion units like Canas and Erk, who'll lack her possibility to wield high rank staffs for a Long time even when promoted.
To sum it up, while Serra will be most likely outclassed by most other units with good staff utility long term, she can easily accumulate exp early on, contributing by healing your units during the more difficult earlygame, and thus end up being one of your most attractive targets for your early Guiding Rings later on. Since there are still plenty of those to obtain later on, you shouldn't hesitate to promote and make good use of her when it can make your life easier around midgame.; and even if you decide to not use her a lot and give her promotion to another magic user instead, you can make use of her staff utility regardless during lategame, making Serra an overall decent unit throughout the game.
Staff - C
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Outspoken Cleric
- Cleric who thinks less of others, more of herself. Serves Hector, brother of the Marquess of Ostia. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
|Absorb||-||4||2||Recovers HP = 50% of damage dealt.||150||-|
|Absorb+||Absorb||7||2||Restores HP = 50% of damage dealt.|
After combat, if unit attacked, restores 7 HP to allies within 2 spaces of unit.
|Heal||-||1||Restores 5 HP.||50||-||-|
|Mend||-||1||Restores 10 HP.||100||-|
|Recover||-||1||Restores 15 HP.|
Slows Special trigger (cooldown count +1).
|Recover+||Recover||1||Restores HP = 50% of Atk +10.|
(Minimum of 15 HP.)
|Name||Prerequisite||Effects||Charge Cost||SP Cost||Default||Unlocked|
|Imbue||-||When healing an ally with a staff, increases recovered HP by 10.||1||50||-|
|Swift-Winds Balm||Imbue||When healing an ally with a staff, grants all allies Spd +4 for 1 turn.||1||150||-|
|Hone Atk 1||-||Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 though their next actions at the start of each turn.||50||C|
|Hone Atk 2||Hone Atk 1||Grants adjacent allies Atk +3 though their next actions at the start of each turn.||100||C|
|Hone Atk 3||Hone Atk 2||Grants adjacent allies Atk +4 though their next actions at the start of each turn.||200||C|
Fire Emblem Blazing BladeEdit
- Lyn: Um, excuse me... Hello?
- Serra: Hm?
- Lyn: Why are you fighting these bandits?
- Erk: ... It just happened.
- Serra: That's not true! Those ruffians thought that we were with you!!! You got us into a terrible situation! Now, how are you going to get us out?
- Erk: Serra, if you'd not been so meddlesome, this all could have been avoided. My apologies. Please trouble yourself with us no more.
- Lyn: But...If you're going to have to fight anyway, shouldn't we team up? It will end things faster, right?
- Serra: That's true. Yes! A good idea. Erk! Go and help these ladies.
- Erk: But I... Fine!
- Lyn: Very good. My name's Lyn. So tell me, will you join arms with us?
- Serra: Yes, we'd be glad to. My name is Serra. This is my escort, Erk. Be a good boy, and go fight now, Erk.
- Erk: ...Sigh...
If deployed in Chapter False Friends quoteEdit
“Uh-oh! I think we've been surrounded! Uh...but I'm not worried a bit. I'm with you after all, Mark. We make quite a team. Right. Come on, Mark! Let's get started!”
—Serra in The Blazing Blade
Final Chapter: Light QuoteEdit
“Blessed Saint Elimine, grant us the strength to win this with ease.”
—Serra in The Blazing Blade
“Ooh! Why me? This is SO annoying!”
—Serra's death quote in The Blazing Blade
Defeat Quote in Lyn's StoryEdit
- Serra: Owww! This can't be happening! Why me!?
- Lyn: Serra!
- Serra: I... I'm going to excuse myself for a moment. I'll see you later.
Defeat Quote in Chapter 5 as a green unit Edit
“Oooh! This is unbearable! I suppose I'll just have to lie here and play dead for a while.”
—Serra when defeated in Beyond The Borders before she is recruited
Fire Emblem HeroesEdit
Serra - Cleric of Ostia
Ultimately, Erk succeeds in seeing Serra safely to Ostia. While her behavior is irritating at best, she is sorely missed. Her ascerberic tongue has become legendary.
Serra - Outspoken Cleric
Serra returned to Ostia. She spent much time tending to her own affairs, but lately, she has begun to enjoy her free time.
Serra and Erk
After the battle, Erk returned to his studies. His newfound feelings for Serra were an unwelcome distraction. In Ostia, Serra declared she would “live for love” with Erk, and Marquess Ostia gladly saw her off.
Matthew and Serra
Matthew returned to Ostia, where he led the network of spies for the new marquess. During this hectic time, his thoughts turned to Serra. Thanks to her, the pain of losing Leila slowly became more bearable.
Oswin and Serra
Oswin returned to Ostia, where his duties as minister to the new marquess kept him busy. Serra clung to him intensely, despite his protests. Finally, her innocent stubbornness won his heart and eased his weary mind.
Serra is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Serra is the Portuguese word for "hill", "saw" and is also a common surname. Sarah, of which Serra can be dirvied from, means princess in Hebrew.
- Three of the units in Serra's SpotPass team in Fire Emblem Awakening represent the three characters she can be paired with:
- She uses a remix of Cath's leitmotif from The Binding Blade in scenes where she is the focus.