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“It makes me happy to reunite with a childhood friend like this.”
—Silas

Silas (サイラス Sairasu) is a playable character from Fire Emblem Fates. He is a Cavalier from Nohr and will accompany the Avatar regardless of their decision. He is voiced by Shou Okumura in the Japanese version and Antony Del Rio in the English version.

ProfileEdit

Silas is a fledgling Knight of the Kingdom of Nohr and child of a Nohrian noble family, having known the Avatar since childhood and considers them his best friend. The two were close and one day, Silas wanted to bring the Avatar out of the Northern Fortress on a picnic. However, he was caught by the guards and was nearly executed if not for the Avatar's strong opposition. Instead, he was banished from the fortress, but he never forgot his friend. Silas decided to enlist in the Nohrian army, knowing that it was the best way to meet his friend again. If Silas achieves an S-Support, he will have a daughter named Sophie. His birthday is November 1. He has the unruliest hair.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

ConquestEdit

In Chapter 7, he arrives with Elise and her retainers in order to aid the Avatar in their quest to quell the Ice Tribe rebellion at the behest of Xander.

BirthrightEdit

In Chapter 7, Silas leads a small attack force on a Hoshidan fortress on orders of King Garon. There, he finds the Avatar whom he had not seen in many years. Silas hoped that he could talk the Avatar into returning to Nohr, but the Avatar refused and the two met in combat. Defeated by the Avatar, he states that he is ready to be executed, but the Avatar refuses, wondering how the two know each other. Silas explained about their childhood together until his banishment. The Avatar vaguely remembers him, but nonetheless decides to spare him and Silas decides to follow his best friend and joins the Hoshidan army, despite some wariness from Saizo.

In Chapter 22, he describes the problems of Nohr, and after hearing Ryoma's promise to help Nohr after the war, he renews his resolve to see the war to its end.

RevelationEdit

Silas appears in Chapter 14 as the boss and joins the army at the end of the chapter. He was ordered by King Garon to kill the Avatar, but when crossing blades, Silas could not bring himself to kill his best friend and the Avatar notices his hesitation. After the battle, after telling their childhood story of their picnic, the Avatar suddenly remembers Silas. Needing all the help they can get, the Avatar asks Silas to join their cause which he accepts.

Spoilers end here.

PersonalityEdit

Silas is a very easy-going and selfless young man, indiscriminately expressing a willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. This fact can be derived across the vast majority of his supports; in his A-level support with Charlotte, for one, he insists on discussing the convoluted nature of her adolescence as a means to help her overcome the insecurities that are intrinsic to her personality. His supports with Jakob further sheds light on Silas' altruistic intentions, one that sees him revealing a stark discomfort at playing the role of confidant; when mocked for constantly seeking to aid others, Silas responds by admitting to feeling depressed when listening to their woes, owing to his inability to find the right advice to give them all the time.

Although he wants to help people better themselves, he can also be very opinionated and a surprisingly harsh critic, occasionally being insulting without intending to come across as such. His remarks about the various activities Kagero is doing in their Supports come across as vindictive (such as his comments about her art being "monstrous"), while his C Support with Hana has him technically insult her battle prowess by saying she was underwhelming and that Sakura deserves a better retainer. He claims that his oath as a knight means more to him than anything else, even his own life. The reason he's okay with defecting is because he took that oath for the Avatar's sake, so not defecting would actually have broken it more. His supports with Oboro also mention him going out of his way to save enemy civilians, and his supports with Hinoka reveal he lets enemies who surrender flee.

He is utterly devoted to the Avatar above all else. He spent years working his way into the Nohrian army to become a knight in order to be reunited with them, and is willing to betray his country just to stick by their side.

Despite Silas' love for rendering assistance to the needy, he only does so out of a steadfast loyalty to the Avatar; depending on the path chosen by the Avatar, Silas will only be able to provide support to those who pledge allegiance to their cause.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 22 11 0 9 8 7 10 5 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - C
FE14 Lance Lance - D

Steel Sword
Javelin

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 22 11 0 9 8 7 10 5 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - D
FE14 Lance Lance - E

Iron Sword
Bronze Lance

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 39 19 3 16 12 11 19 14 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room
Rescue (Skill)Shelter

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

Javelin

As an EnemyEdit

Birthright Chapter 7 - A Vow UpheldEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 22 9 0 9 6 7 10 5 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - C
FE14 Lance Lance - D

Steel Sword
Javelin

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 22 11 0 9 8 7 10 5 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - C
FE14 Lance Lance - C

Steel Sword
Javelin

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
6 27 11 0 9 8 7 10 5 7
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

Steel Sword
Javelin

Revelation Chapter 14 - OrdersEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 33 13 3 16 12 11 14 11 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - D

Silver Sword (Dropped)
Javelin

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 36 16 3 16 12 11 16 11 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - C

Silver Sword (Dropped)
Javelin

Starting Class
FE14 Silas Cavalier (Enemy) Map SpriteCavalier
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
18 39 19 3 16 12 11 19 14 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Friendship OathVow of Friendship
Open AssaultElbow Room

FE14 Sword Sword - B
FE14 Lance Lance - B

Silver Sword (Dropped)
Javelin

Xenologue 20 - Heirs of Fate 6: Lost in the WavesEdit

Starting Class
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Starting Class
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Starting Class
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Growth Rates Edit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 60% 50% 55% 50% 30%

◾ Note: Growth Rates are based on the character in their starting class

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 60% 50% 55% 50% 35%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Paladin

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 65% 5% 60% 45% 45% 60% 25%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Great Knight

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 5% 70% 55% 45% 50% 30%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Mercenary

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 60% 5% 70% 55% 45% 50% 25%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Hero

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 55% 5% 65% 55% 50% 40% 35%

◾ Note: Growth Rates as a Bow Knight

Max Stat Modifiers Edit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 0 +2 0 -1 0 -1

Class Sets Edit

Standard SetsEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions

Friendship SetsEdit

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Buddy Sets
Possible Candidates Base Classes Possible Promotions

Partner SetsEdit

Special ClassesEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
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Supports Edit

See also: Silas/Supports

Romantic Supports

HoshidoEdit

NohrEdit

Other Supports

OverallEdit

Base ClassEdit

Silas performs the role of the typical early game Cavalier unit. His growth rates are ideal for those of his class, balancing out nearly all of his stats save his Resistance and Magic which are low in growths. Though recruited a little later than most Cavaliers usually are, he starts off perfectly capable for the rest of the game. His only starting class skill is Elbow Room which makes him great for open areas that lack terrain and will later obtain Shelter (should he remain in his Cavalier class) to rescue any wayward allied unit that are in danger with his good turn movement distance. Shelter is especially useful in managing his personal skill safely.

Silas, true to his role as the Avatar's childhood friend, benefits greatly off of them when they are present on the map. Should the Avatar's health fall below 50%, Silas' personal skill Vow of Friendship activates, boosting his damage dealt and reducing damage taken both by 3. If using the Avatar in a Guard Stance in that state, Silas can benefit not only off of the Guard Stance mechanic, but also the boost from his personal skill and the Avatar's personal skill Supportive, giving him great bonuses to his damage dealt and hit rate while reducing incoming damage, all while keeping the Avatar safe. Overall, Silas is a great unit for the front lines and provide decent map coverage to assist units in danger and bring them to safety while boosting himself until he drops them off.

His two promotions increases his battle capabilities. As a Paladin, he remains well rounded and is a solid choice for a basic final class. He first gains Defender further boosting his stats when using Shelter and, as mentioned above, provides more bonuses to his partnership with the Avatar. Aegis is great to shave off mainly indirect damage, especially given his slight weakness to tomes. As a Great Knight, Silas trades some speed and resistance for more strength and defense. It also provides Luna for a solid attack skill and Armored Blow for less risk when initiating an attack.

Secondary ClassEdit

Silas gains access to the Mercenary class line. This erases the movement advantage his base class provides, but it also allows him to take on foes with Beast Killers, who would ordinarily be a hard counter to him. This only really comes into play, however, in Conquest's higher difficulties. Beast Killers are virtually nonexistent otherwise, outside of My Castle battles. As a Mercenary, he gains Good Fortune and Strong Riposte. The latter of which is somewhat useful on top of Elbow Room, as it grants him even more damage. This reclass also grants him a slight boost to speed and skill, but it is generally not enough to push his speed high enough to reliably double foes without a pair-up.

The real benefits of reclassing surface once he promotes. As a Hero, he may wield Hammers after a bit of training, allowing him to deal effective damage to enemy Generals and Knights without suffering weapon triangle disadvantage. Sol and Axebreaker are both useful abilities, and the latter comes just in time to help him out against the deadly Berserkers that plague Birthright's and Conquest's later chapters. As a Bow Knight, Silas regains his mount and gains access to Shurikenbreaker, an absolutely critical ability for dealing with Conquest's Chapter 25.

Friendship ClassEdit

  • Jakob - Jakob provides the Troubadour class set, entailing the Strategist and Butler promotions. This is a hard class line to have Silas perform in, due to his abysmal Magic growth, meaning that the skills should be the only reason he is reclassed to this class set. The first skill that Silas will learn is Resistance +2 which can be useful due to his bad Resistance growth, but the boost is minor, so this skill can safely be switched to a more useful one; Gentilhomme can help any female units around him by making them more sturdy to attacks, but the boost again is minor, and the change is only visible if the female units have low Defense and/or Resistance. For the two promotions, Butler offers a boost to Strength, Speed and Defense while sacrificing some Skill, Luck and Resistance; Strategist takes a huge chunk out of his Skill growth, while offering a marginally higher Magic and Luck growths; Silas definitely performs better in Butler, due to his Magic being too low to take advantage of the boost offered by Strategist. For skills, Butler lets Silas learn Live to Serve, which isn't too useful due to Silas's mediocre ability to heal; however, he can also learn Tomebreaker, which is extremely useful for patching up his shaky Resistance growth by making it easier to dodge and hit mages. From Strategist, Silas can first learn Rally Resistance, which is not too useful due to his build mainly focusing on an aggressive playstyle; also, he can learn Inspiration, which is a better skill than his previously learnt one Gentilhomme, meaning that it can replace it.
  • Kaze
  • Ryoma

Partner ClassEdit

  • Azura /Hinoka - Azura allows Silas to class change into a Sky Knight and its advancements. Although he possesses very well rounded stats, on Hard and Lunatic difficulties Silas has difficulty doubling some types of enemies consistently without supports boosting his speed. After leveling up as this class, he gains Darting Blow , which gives units +5 speed on attacks they initiate, essentially allowing them a follow up attack on any enemy whose speed they match. This skill substantially improves the offensive capability of Silas and synergizes extremely well with the offensive capabilities of his base classes by compensating for his one real weakness. Alternatively, Silas can instead dedicate himself to aerial combat and become a high strength Falcon Knight, while having access to potent abilities such as Sol, Luna, and Aegis. As for their children, Sophie and Shigure both benefit from the well-rounded physical growths of their parents and access to the Sky Knight and Cavalier classes, respectively.

QuotesEdit

Refer to Silas/Quotes.

Possible Endings Edit

Silas - Loyal Knight (友情の騎士 Yūjō no Kishi lit. Knight of Friendship)

Silas returned to Nohr to served in the castle guard. His honest and dedicated nature earned him the title of lead knight. Records show Avatar and Silas remained friends for all their days.
Silas and Avatar (Birthright/Conquest)
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Avatar was hailed as a hero, working alongside her spouse to spread peace worldwide.
Silas and Avatar (Revelation)
The two spent the rest of their lives together, Avatar ruling as the wise queen of Valla. Above all else, Silas loved and supported his wife as he trained the new order of Vallite knights.
Silas and Azura
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. There are few records of Azura beyond her marriage. She remains a historical mystery.
Silas and Camilla
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Camilla, gave up her royal title and spent her days at home doting on her family.
Silas and Charlotte
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Records show his wire, Charlotte, was a caring wife and mother, and they had a happy life.
Silas and Elise
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Elise, grew out of her childish ways into a talented healer of extraordinary compassion.
Silas and Felicia
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. Felicia gave up her career in the service industry for the military, ultimately becoming a commander.
Silas and Hana
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Hana, continued to serve Sakura, brightening all of their lives with her infectious optimism.
Silas and Hinoka
Silas served loyally as a Knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Hinoka, became general of the Hoshidan royal army and the two remained together always.
Silas and Mozu
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Mozu, meanwhile, was a constant source of support and a humanitarian in her own right.
Silas and Oboro
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Oboro, worked hard and eventually was able to reopen her late parents' tailor shop.
Silas and Orochi
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Orochi, was completely indispensable, both through her intelligence and her future sight.
Silas and Sakura
Silas served loyally as a knight of Nohr. He was beloved by trainee knights for his great patience. His wife, Sakura, dedicated herself to helping the underprivileged, and the two worked happily together.

EtymologyEdit

Silas is the name of a companion of Paul, an early leader of the Christian community. Silas accompanied him on his missionary journeys. This may reference to Silas' unconditional partnership with the Avatar when they both set out on a mission to bring peace to both kingdoms regardless of the Avatars choice.

Trivia Edit

  • Silas shares his English voice actor, Antony Del Rio, with Percy.
  • Silas was voted as the 14th most popular male on Nintendo's official Fates character poll.
  • The favorite food that Silas packed for the Avatar's picnic in their childhood differs in each route. In Conquest it is Veggie Chowder, while in Birthright it is Surf and Turf, and in Revelation it is Tangy Coleslaw.
  • In Silas' A Support with Camilla, he confesses that he once loved her, and she reveals that she once felt much the same. This could go unrequited or not depending on whether they reach S Support with each other.
  • Silas' artwork from the 4koma Book depicts him wielding a Javelin.

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