|“||I just pray that this fighting will end as swiftly as possible. No one desires this war. So why must it continue?||”|
— Eirika to Ephraim
Eirika (pronounced /ˈɛəɹɪkə/[key]; Japanese: エイリーク Eirik) is the princess of Renais, daughter of King Fado and twin sister of Crown Prince Ephraim. Exiled from her kingdom during Grado's initial onslaught of Renais, she was a leader of the effort to defeat Grado and protect the Sacred Stones it sought to destroy.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- 2 Fire Emblem Awakening
- 3 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 4 Personality and character
- 5 Supports
- 6 Endings
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Etymology and other languages
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
Eirika is one of the two main characters of the game. In the beginning of the game, she escapes Renais as it is invaded by Grado, accompanied by Seth. At the time, her twin brother Ephraim has been fighting in Grado and is missing. She gathers many companions on her journey, and after arriving at Frelia and meeting her friend Tana, she decides to travel to Grado and find her brother.
After a reunion, the two return to Frelia to plan for their next course of action. At this point, the player can choose either Eirika's route or Ephraim's route, two different possible ways that the story can go. Either way, Eirika goes to Jehanna with Innes with the purpose of warning Jehanna of the war. The two soon reunite, and go to Renais to receive the two sacred weapons. Eirika receives the sacred sword Sieglinde. Together, the twins manage to defeat the Demon King, Fomortiis.
Starting stats and growth rates
Eirika's route Ephraim's route
Promotion stat gains
Eirika is one of the two lords in Sacred Stones. She is the main lord for the first eight chapters of the game. Post chapter 8, the player can choose to follow either Eirika or Ephraim; the chosen sibling becomes the main lord for the rest of the game, while the other leaves the party and joins again in Chapter 15.
As a unit, Eirika is a mixed bag. She boasts perfect availability if chosen. Further, she is force-deployed on her route, freeing her from competition for a team slot. Her starting weapon, the Rapier, is very strong; it boasts 7 might, which is tripled against knights and cavalry. She has an impressive speed growth, allowing her to double consistently throughout the game; however, her starting speed is only decent at 9, and she can fail to double the earlygame fighters.
After chapter 16, Eirika can promote to Great Lord. She acquires a horse and some much-needed defensive boosts. Complementing her newfound mobility and bulk is the Sieglinde, a 16 MT sword which grants +5 strength and is doubly effective against monsters. With it, she can defeat almost all enemies, monstrous or otherwise, in a single round.
However, Eirika has some severe flaws as a unit. Most obvious is her extreme frailty. Her defensive stats are weak to begin with, and her uninspiring growths in them do not compensate. Her mobility is also low before promotion, meaning that she is often unable to reach combat before mounts and promoted foot units. Her strength also leaves much to be desired. Swords are the weakest weapon type in terms of might, and the only powerful swords she can wield early on which do not weigh her down significantly are her Rapier and the Shamshir. She also lacks 1-2 range, rendering her not very effective at mowing down hordes of enemies on enemy phase. Finally, her availability is fairly bad in Ephraim route, and it is questionable if she is worth the deployment slot.
Eirika makes several appearances in the downloadable content of Fire Emblem Awakening. In Champions of Yore 1 and 3, she is an enemy, while in the second chapter, she appears as an allied NPC unit with Lyn and Celica. She returns as an enemy in Smash Brethren 2, where, after completing the chapter, she introduces the player to the Bride class, and rewards them with the Wedding Bouquet. She reverts to her SpotPass appearance as an enemy in Smash Brethren 3, Rogues & Redeemers 2, and Rogues & Redeemers 3.
Starting stats and growths
Growth rates when reclassed
Promotion stat gains
Archer Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour
Like all female bonus units in Awakening, Eirika has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.
In addition, the DLC version of Eirika can also receive the following as a personal skill:
There are two different variations of Eirika available to Heroes, both of which are tied to her storyline appearance in The Sacred Stones. The normal variation of Eirika is one of the characters added to the game in the Family Bonds update, and became available for summoning by players on February 15, 2017; she is one of the first four characters added to the game whose data was not present in the game at its launch. A second variation of Eirika, here dubbed the "Sacred Memories" variation after the name of the summoning event she debuted in for lack of a theme common to most other variant characters, was made available on January 25, 2018 as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Fiery Resolve update.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Silver Sword||★★★||200 SP|
|B||Drag Back||★★★||150 SP|
|C||Hone Spd 1||★★★||50 SP|
|C||Hone Spd 2||★★★||100 SP|
|C||Hone Spd 3||★★★★||200 SP|
Sacred Memories variation
- Eirika: Anamnesis Lady is only available at 5★ rarity.
|Rally Atk/Spd||★★★★★||300 SP|
|A||Death Blow 1||★★★★★||50 SP|
|A||Swift Sparrow 1||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Swift Sparrow 2||★★★★★||240 SP|
|B||Desperation 1||★★★★★||50 SP|
|B||Desperation 2||★★★★★||100 SP|
|B||Desperation 3||★★★★★||200 SP|
|C||R Tome Exp. 1||★★★★★||30 SP|
|C||R Tome Exp. 2||★★★★★||60 SP|
|C||R Tome Exp. 3||★★★★★||120 SP|
Personality and character
Throughout the game, Eirika is shown to care for others, especially the ones precious to her. She dislikes fighting, but accepts that in the times of the game it is a necessity for stopping war and bringing peace. Her brother Ephraim is very important to her, and the two share a very close bond as twins. Lyon, her childhood friend is also important to her, even after he becomes evil.
Eirika, Restoration Queen
Eirika returned to Renais and began the reconstruction effort with her brother, Ephraim. Seeing peace return to the lives of her people filled her with happiness. Her smile became a symbol of her people's joy.
Eirika and Ephraim
Busy days awaited Eirika and Ephraim as they struggled to rebuild Renais. Their work gave new hope to those ravaged by the war, and with Eirika's constant help, Ephraim grew to be a trusted and honorable king.
Eirika and Seth
Upon their return to Renais, Eirika and Seth were wed, with the blessings of Ephraim and all of the Knights of Renais. The tale of the love that grew between a princess and her loyal knight became a beloved romance in Renais.
Eirika and Saleh
After the war, Eirika and Saleh returned to their respective homes. Eirika visited Caer Pelyn when she could. Eventually, she left Renais in the care of her brother and wed Saleh. Their daughter resembles the legendary Nada Kuya.
Eirika and Tana
Following the war, Tana and Eirika remained the best of friends. They visited one another when time permitted, and as they grew older, their children shared a bond of friendship as close as Eirika and Tana themselves did.
Innes and Eirika
After the reconstruction of Renais, Innes challenged Ephraim to a duel. The match ended in a tie. After the fight, Eirika acknowledged her love for Innes, and the two were wed with Ephraim's blessings.
Eirika and Forde
After the war, Eirika and Forde returned to Renais. Eirika spent her days toiling in the reconstruction of Renais, and he was her faithful supporter. His portrait of Eirika captured the smile he had thought lost forever.
|“||Brother... I'm sorry.||”|
|“||I am here on a mission. One that I swore to my brother I would fulfill. I will not be stopped by the likes of you!||”|
— Eirika, when fighting Valter
|“||Lyon... I hope you're watching. I will defeat the Demon King.||”|
— Eirika, when fighting Lyon
|“||Lyon... Lend me strength!||”|
— Eirika, fighting Fomortiis
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Eirika represents the Fire Emblem series as a randomly-obtainable sticker.
Fire Emblem Cipher
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Eirika appears in volume 2 of the Fire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure Collection. Her volume 2 appearance is based on her standard appearance in Heroes.
- The spelling "Eirika" is very rare outside of Fire Emblem.
- Eirika is the third of few female main characters of the series, after Celica of Fire Emblem Gaiden and Lyn of Fire Emblem.
- When promoted as a Great Lord, Erika's critical hit animation loses the usual red flash every other unit has (besides magic units)
- Eirika's battle animation as a Lord depicts her wielding her sword in her right hand. However, as a Great Lord, it is the opposite; she wields her sword in her left hand.
- Kira Buckland, Eirika's English voice actress in Heroes, also voices Katarina in the same game.
- Kaori Mizuhashi, Eirika's Japanese voice actress in Heroes, also voices Ursula in the same game.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Eirika||Derived from "Erika" or "Erica", feminine versions of "Eric" or "Erik", Scandinavian for "honorable ruler" or "eternal ruler". Erica is also the genus of the flower known commonly as heather.|
|Japanese||エイリーク||Officially romanized as Eirik. Variation on "Eric" or "Erik", as aforementioned, from the Old Norse Eiríkr.|
|Italian||Erika||A significantly more common spelling, as aforementioned|
Artwork of Eirika from Fire Emblem Awakening.
Eirika comforting Ismaire.
Image of a Heroes calendar's August 2017 page, featuring Eirika.
A page of the Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Comic, Eirika appears in the bottom panel.
- Voice Of Eirika - Fire Emblem Heroes | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 26 January, 2018
- Ephraim in Fire Emblem Heroes
- Kira Buckland | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 26 January, 2018
- Kaori Mizuhashi | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 26 January, 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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