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Starting class



Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

It will work out. Reinforcements will be arriving soon. Once they're here, I want you to end this farce at once!
— Balmer

Balmer(Japanese:バルマBaruma) is the boss of Chapter 7 of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He is in charge of the battalion of Daein soldiers that fights the Greil Mercenaries in Fort Meritenne. He, like other Daein generals, is confident in his abilities as a fighter, particularly with respect to his talent for magic. When his soldiers begin to fall in battle, he remarks at how embarrassing they can be, but remains calm nonetheless.

Petrine put him in charge of the soldiers combating with Ike and company while she engaged in a duel with Greil. He was to make sure that none of the Crimean vermin escaped alive, and apparently was expecting reinforcements.


Boss, Ch. 7 Easy/Normal Boss, Ch. 7 Hard/Maniac

Small portrait balmer fe09.png
Level 1
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Constitution 9
Max HP 27 Speed 11
Strength 1 Luck 5
Magic 8 Defense 6
Skill 10 Resistance 14
Movement 6 Weight 9
Inventory Skills
Mage BandThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
Weapon Levels
GCNRankSword.gif -- GCNRankLance.gif -- GCNRankAxe.gif -- GCNRankBow.gif --
GCNRankFire.gif C GCNRankThunder.gif D GCNRankWind.gif D GCNRankStaff.gif E


Battle quotes

You wretches... You’re not worthy of General Petrine’s attention. I will roast your bones and present them to her as a trophy!
— Balmer
Ike: Whoa! So you’re a mage, are you?
Balmer: I am, vermin, and I will see you burn to cinders!

— Balmer, when fighting Ike.

Death quote

Urgg... Ahh...
— Balmer.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


A name for a person who worked as a Palmer. The surname Balmer was originally derived from the Old French word Palmer, which was taken from the Latin word palmifer meaning palm bearer. In this case the original bearer of the surname was a pilgrim who carried palm branches back from the Holy Land. In early history the name Balmer represented a missionary.[1]



Romanized in the internal game files as Baruma.



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  1. Balmer Name Meaning, Family History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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