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“Kamui, Leo, don't slip up!! If Dahha is defeated, his henchmen should all run away. There! Bring down Dahha!!”
—Valbar in Chapter 2 on the opening in Pirate's Fortress

Valbar (バルボ Barubo, translated Valbo in the Japanese version and Baro in the fan translations) is a playable character in Fire Emblem Gaiden. He is an Armor Knight who, with his sworn Brother Leo and Kamui the mercenary, fight against Dahha, a pirate boss who killed his family. Celica's party lands in the middle of their fight, so Valbar's party and Celica's party team up to beat Dahha. When the battle ends, his party joins Celica's party. After the war, he trains the young soldiers of the Kingdom of Valentia at Alm's request.

In GameEdit

Fire Emblem GaidenEdit


In Chapter 2, if he survived the battle at the Pirate's Fortress, talk to him within the fortress.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class
Knight FE2 Map IconArmor
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
1 30 14 4 2 1 12 0 4
Magic Starting Items
- -

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 20% 35% 25% 10% 20% 0%

Overall Edit

Valbar is an above average unit, and he fills an important role in Celica's route when you obtain him. Early in Celica's route, Savor will act as your tank to block off choke points since the rest of her party is filled with Mages. When you obtain Valbar, he takes over Savor's role and does a better job since the Armor class provides far superior base Defense, Strength, and HP when compared to the Mercenary class.

For a Soldier/Armor, Valbar's growths are actually quite good compared to Ruka and Fols, as he winds up as a balanced Armor. He will prove useful as a tank for Celica's route, as her party is Mage and Mercenary heavy, but will have sometimes have trouble on the offensive unit due to his low Move, no one in Cellica's group learns the Warp skill. Thus it is recommended to have the enemies come to Valbar instead, or to eventually send Valbar to Alm's party. Valbar will do well in desert maps, such as on the route to Geyse as all non flying units will be reduced to one movement, making his movement the same as the rest of the army.

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Knight Map SpriteKnight
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
20 41 21 0 14 10 5 23+2 0 4
Skill(s) Weapon Starting Items
Defense +2Defense +2
IndoorBattleIndoor Fighter
LanceIconFE13Lance - B Silver Lance FE13 IconSilver Lance*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped


On Alm's request, he instructs young soldiers in the ways of war.


Death QuoteEdit

“I have lived my life without regrets...”
—Valbar's death quote in Gaiden

Recruitment Conversation inside the Pirates' FortressEdit

“Sorry 'bout that. You helped us out there. Ahh, I owe ya one now. Wherever you go, I'll go along with. I look forward to it!”
—Recruitment Conversation in Gaiden


  • Like with many characters in Gaiden, his appearance varies in official art. Valbar has red armor and brown hair in the game. On the game's cover and manual, Valbar's hair is silver-blue, and he wears gold armor. In The Complete he has red armor and has blonde hair.


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