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For the Thracian Wyvern Rider, see Deen (Thracia 776).

Gaiden Shadows of Valentia The Complete

FESoV Deen.png
Artwork of Deen from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A myrmidon who fights for the highest bidder.






30 (in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

  • Unnamed fiancée (deceased)


Starting class


I don't make small talk. Not with you, not with anyone. If we're clear, move along.
— Deen

Deen (Japanese: ディーン Deen) is a Myrmidon in the employ of Grieth. He does not wish to serve Grieth, but is kept in check by Sonya.[1]

Fire Emblem Gaiden


If Celica seeks to rescue Est and defeat Grieth, she must cross the desert. Deen is a high ranking subordinate under Grieth, along with his counterpart Sonya. If Celica chooses to fight Sonya he joins her after Grieth's death.

If Celica chooses to fight him, he perishes in the desert.

Starting stats and growth rates

Boss, Act 3 Playable

Portrait deen fe02.png
Ma nes02 myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon
Level 5
Recruitment: Act 3, have Celica fight Sonya instead; then talk to him at Grieth's Citadel

Stats Growth Rates Spell Levels

Brave Sword
Sword Yes check.png Axe X mark.png B. Magic X mark.png
Lance X mark.png Bow X mark.png W. Magic X mark.png

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +x to 16 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +15 +0 +7 --
  • In Gaiden, promotion gains consist of giving the character as many stat points as necessary—the x value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Deen is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Gaiden character set.

Additionally, Deen appears as an enemy unit in the DLC chapter Lost Bloodlines 2.


Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB2)

Small portrait spotpass deen fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster playable.gif Swordmaster
Level 20
Movement 6
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire him for 15,800 G or defeat him in a skirmish

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Brave Sword* Avoid +10
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Growth rates when reclassed

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Promotion stat gains

Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 Swords E, Bows E

Skill set

Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Deen has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass deen fe13.png
Base classes:*
Swordmaster --
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any male class available through reclassing.
See here for more details on the reclassing system.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


The Valentian Accordion expands on Deen's life before ending up in Grieth's service. He came from a long line of Zofian soldiers, joined the military when he came of age, and got engaged to a feudal lord's daughter. While out on a mission, his fiancée's mansion came under attack. Deen rushed to her aid, but was ambushed and lost the use of his left eye. When he reached the mansion, he discovered his fiancée had been turned into a Witch and used her father's heirloom, the Brave Sword, to kill her.

In the story proper, Deen will once again join Celica after Grieth's death is Celica chooses to fight Sonya, and will once again perish in the desert if Celica chooses to fight him.

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable/Boss, Normal Boss, Hard

Portrait deen status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 myrmidon deen playable.gif Myrmidon
Level 5
Fatigue tol. 0.6
Recruitment: Act 3, have Celica fight Sonya instead; then talk to him at Grieth's Citadel

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Item Skills
Brave SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
FE15RankSword.png Yes check.png FE15RankAxe.png X mark.png FE15RankBlackMagic.png X mark.png
FE15RankLance.png X mark.png FE15RankBow.png X mark.png FE15RankWhiteMagic.png X mark.png

Growth rates when reclassed

Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight Soldier/Knight/Baron Archer/Sniper/Bow Knight Mage/Sage

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Villager/Cavalier/Paladin/Gold Knight 60% 45% {{{mag}}} 35% 40% 15% 40% 0%

Skogul/Yasha Spartan Oliphantier Guru

Class HP Atk Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res
Skogul/Yasha 60% 50% {{{mag}}} 40% 45% 15% 40% 0%

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Mage, level 1
Sagittae Mage, level 3
Recover Sage, level 1
Silence Sage, level 5
If the character promotes before learning a spell, the level at which that spell is learned becomes (Spell's level − [Level before promotion +1]).

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Weapon level
Dread Fighter +x to 36 +x to 15 +0 +x to 18 +0 +x to 11 +0 +2 --
  • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, promotion gains give the character as many points as necessary—the "x" value shown in the table—to reach the promoted class' base stats. If the character's stats are higher than their promoted class' base stats, they will not receive any bonus; however, if all stats are higher, then they will receive +1 to HP.


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Deen is a myrmidon that joins at the end of Act 3. He has very solid bases and growths in every area besides luck and resistance. Deen is notably only 5 levels away from being able to promote into a Dread Fighter, making him into a potent combat unit along with other strong Celica party members such as: Palla or Saber. Deen also joins with a Brave Sword (which doesn't actually have a brave effect) which he makes excellent use of, but can be traded to other units as well. Overall, Deen is a solid unit with good combat and access to a powerful class with his only weakness being his somewhat low availability and suceptability to enemy magic users.

In comparison to Sonya

Due to Sonya's worse bases, lower level and being locked to a class with only 4 movement, Deen seems to be the obvious choice. He is, but there are some other factors to consider. Firstly, Deen's map may seem easier because of the unpredictability of witches and Sonya having a 1-2 range weapon with a dangerous critrate. However, because of the high bulk of enemy mercenaries on Deen's map, it's usually easier to complete Sonya's map quickly than Deen's. Another point is how you get Deen's brave sword, but not Sonya's Excalibur. While this is a loss, Excalibur isn't an gamebreaking spell that can turn a weak unit into a combat god. Finally, Sonya is Genny's only support partner and has more story relevance. Genny's support bonuses are largely irrelevant, but if the player wants to experience the full story, it's recommended to choose Sonya. Besides that, Deen is without a doubt the better choice in an optimal playthrough.

Personality and character

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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Main article: Deen/Supports
Portrait deen fe15.png
Support conversations:
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B: 35
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Click here for more details on supports.

Base conversations

Main article: Deen/Conversations



After the war, he unexpectedly disappeared along with the Brave Sword. Rumors say that he crossed over to a continent to the south in search of new conflicts.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Shortly after the war, Deen vanished without a trace, along with the Brave Sword. No record exists of his whereabouts thereafter.


Battle quotes

No hard feelings, but there’s no helping the fact that we're enemies. Have a good taste of our blades!
— Deen as an enemy in Gaiden.
Don't make me hurt you, pup.
— Deen's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
You'll feel the kiss of my sword.
— Deen, in a SpotPass battle in Awakening.
All right. Twist my arm.
— Deen's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
We could toss around motives, but the point is that you and I are enemies.
— Deen, in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
We could toss around motives, but the point is that you and me are enemies.
— Deen, when fighting Priam in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Nothing personal, but I have to kill you. I promise to make it fast.
— Deen as an enemy in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
I won't say a world ruled by might is unappealing, per se... But a world where I bow to YOU is out of the question.
— Deen in The Final Battle in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Critical quotes

— Deen
It ends here!
— Deen
Accept your fate!
— Deen
Is that all you got?
— Deen

Death quotes

Y'all... better make it after this...
— Deen, in Gaiden.
Damn... That's not how that was...s'posed to go...
— Deen, in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
Rgh... I've too much left...undone...
— Deen, as an enemy in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Too soon... I've work yet to...
— Deen, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Classic Mode).
Hrm... I'm cut deeper than I thought. I'm falling back.
— Deen, in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Casual Mode).

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

FEGM Deen.png

Deen has a similar role to as his in Gaiden, being one of Grieth's underlings and a rival of Sonya.

In the manga Celica challenges Deen. Deen is curious to see the power of a priestess of Mila. However, their battle is interrupted by a jealous Sonya, and later Grieth. Grieth, seeing an opportunity to get rid of two underlings that dislike him, attacks Sonya, though Deen takes the blow and dies for her. Celica kills Grieth, but they are unable to save Deen and he dies from his injuries.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Deen is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Deen
TCGCipher B09-038HN.png Wolf of the Northern Desert, Deen


"Nothing personal, but I have to kill you. I promise to make it fast."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Myrmidon Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Brave Sword: [Always] You may [Flip two bond cards] instead of discarding a "Deen" card from your hand when performing a Critical Hit for this unit.
Talented Swordsman: [Trigger] When an enemy is destroyed by this unit's attack, you may choose 1 Front Line enemy, and move them.
Card #B09-038HN • Artist: Niji
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Deen .

Flavor text

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Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A myrmidon who fights for the
highest bidder.


Etymology and other languages

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


As of Fire Emblem Awakening. A name of Old English origin meaning "valley" or "church official".[2]



Used in the latest version of the Gaiden fan translation patch.



Officially romanized as Deen.



As above.



As above.



As above.



As above.





Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait deen fe02.png Myrmidon Dread Fighter
Bs fe02 enemy myrmidon sword.pngBs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png


  1. "Grieth has these two subordinates named Sonya and Deen. The troops under their respective commands guard the northern and southern regions of the desert. That said, it seems like the two of them both hate Grieth. However, because they're holding each other in check, betrayal's out of the question." — Jesse, Fire Emblem Gaiden
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