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|“||As it turned out, I could be neither a knight of Bern nor a mercenary...||”|
— Heath to Vaida in a support conversation.
Heath (Japanese: ヒース Heath) is a Wyvern Rider who appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He at first is a knight of Bern, but defects to become a mercenary under Eubans and later defects again, this time to Eliwood and Hector's side in Kinship's Bond.
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Starting stats and growth rates
- Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
Promotion stat gains
|Wyvern Lord||+4||+0||+2||+2||+0||+0||+2||+1||+1||E, +40|
Heath is the first Wyvern Rider and third flier to join your party. Opposed to the Pegasus Knights you already got, Florina and Fiora, his base speed and resistance are comparably low, but he's got decent physical bulk, strength and constitution in return: traits which are usually preferable on a frontline unit. His low base speed is a problem which holds him back at first, but luckily his speed growth is pretty decent and most generic enemies you'll encounter from now on will weigh themself down with heavy weaponry or have bad speed to begin with, so he can grow into doubling speed range quickly. Since his strength and HP growth are high as well, his durability will likely stay good throughout the game (Barrier and Pure Water help out when facing magic enemies) and he can kill most enemies without using expensive weapons in one round once he starts doubling – even though his B lance rank allows him to use most stronger weapons if he needs to.
As already implied, getting enough speed to reliably double enemies is very important for Heath. A good way to obtain the last necessary points of speed is Heath's Wyvern Lord promotion. Sparing an Elysian Whip for Heath isn't hard at all, since you already got two of them before Heath joins, and you'll get another one within a few chapters in case you already used them up. Alternatively, you can also use an Earth Seal, since the first one is soon to come too. Aside patching up his speed, his promotion also boosts his HP and resistance, which improves his poor survivability against magic enemies, so you should promote Heath soon in order to enjoy the benefits of his promotion as early as possible. He also gains access to swords upon promotion, which are a neat weapon type to take out a bunch of axe users such as Pirates at close range without using up your Axereavers.
However, good growths and serviceable bases aren't Heath's most important selling points. His most important advantage is without a doubt his high mobility: flying movement allows you to ignore most terrain completely, and in addition keeps all the advantages of being mounted such as higher movement range in general and Canto. It allows Heath to quickly reach distant enemies and get the first strike on them, avoid dangerous attacks, ferry allied units around, get remote villages or items and much more. Since a lot of maps which will come up soon include heavy terrain which slows down your ground units or even forces them to take long detours, the ability to ignore those penalties can't be valued highly enough. It also means Heath will take more damage from bows, but he is durable enough to withstand a hit or two if needed since their effective damage is lower than in most other games.
All in all, Heath joins with stats which are decent in all important areas aside speed and resistance, and he is capable of solving his speed issues through level-ups and a promotion, while the use of resistance boosting items helps him against mages. Furthermore, he comes with a great class which possesses almost perfect mobility, and he has decent weapon levels. This makes him one of the better units to join your army, despite his comparably late jointime.
Heath is one of the characters added to the game in the On Dark Wings update, and was made available to players in the fortieth Grand Hero Battle, which initially ran from February 18, 2020 through February 25, 2020. Only one variation of Heath is currently available in Heroes, based on his Fire Emblem incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Dragon Gaze||★★★||100 SP|
|Dragon Fang||★★★★||200 SP|
|A||Atk/Def Push 1||★★★||60 SP|
|A||Atk/Def Push 2||★★★||120 SP|
|A||Atk/Def Push 3||★★★★||240 SP|
|B||Escape Route 1||★★★||60 SP|
|B||Escape Route 2||★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Escape Route 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
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- Main article: Heath/Supports
Heath, Wandering Knight
Heath moved to Ilia and became a mercenary knight of some fame. He fought not for country, but for people in need.
Heath and Priscilla
They fell in love amidst conflict, but Priscilla was a noble, and Heath was a deserter from Bern. Their differences were too great. When they parted, Heath told a weeping Priscilla he would someday return.
Heath and Vaida
After paying her debt to Eliwood, Vaida returned to Bern. Though no longer an official knight, she sought to aid the prince from the shadows. Heath followed her home to Bern to support her.
|“||I fought with honor... I can ask nothing more...||”|
|“||I... No. I simply must live a life of which I am not ashamed. Commander Eubans... It is not too late. Give the order to stop. If you do...||”|
— Against Eubans.
|“||Commander! I... I do not want to fight you.||”|
— Against Vaida, if Heath battles her in Chapter 24 in Eliwood's Tale or Chapter 26 in Hector's Tale
|“||For Bern, land of my birth... May I return to it soon!||”|
— In the final chapter of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Battle history quotes
|“||Battle genius... you're some kind of genius.||”|
— Heath, with S or A rank
|“||These results document your achievements.||”|
— Heath, with B or C rank
|“||Am I still not making the best use of my lance?||”|
— Heath, with D or E rank
- Main article: Heath/Quotes (Heroes)
- One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Heath|
|Wandering Knight, Heath|
|"For Bern, land of my birth… May I return to it soon!""|
|Attack: 50||Support: 30||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Wyvern Lord||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Homeland-Reforming Lance: [Always] If this unit is attacking a non-Main Character enemy, this unit gains +30 attack.|
Teachings of the Wyrmsfang General: [Activate] [Once per turn]  [Send 1 card that is both and from your hand to the Retreat Area] Draw 2 cards.
|Card #B21-069R • Artist: Megumi Nagahama|
|"I'm Heath. I've no wish to harm women and children. I'm a soldier, but… I'm trying to be human, too."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 30||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Wyvern Rider||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"Even if I am branded a traitor...": [Always] If this unit is attacking a non-Main Character enemy, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Flying Emblem: [Support] Choose 1 ally other than your attacking unit. You may move that ally.
|Card #B21-070N • Artist: Megumi Nagahama|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Heath .
|The Blazing Blade||A deserter from Bern's
wyvern riders. Prideful.
|Heroes||A young man troubled by the contrast between
his knightly ideal and reality. Forced to leave his
homeland, Bern, before becoming a mercenary.
Appears in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
- Heath's wyvern is named Hyperion.
- An early version of his support conversation with Vaida found in the prototypebuilds of The Blazing Blade depicts Heath as Vaida's brother. This relation was not retained in the retail release.
- There is a small typo in Heath's B support conversation with Priscilla. There is a line where he says, "I'm fine. A few cuts and scratches won't killl me." The word "kill" is incorrectly spelled as "killl" in this line.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
English name which refers to one who lives on a heath.
Officially romanised as Heath.
Artork of Heath from The Blazing Blade.
- Fire Emblem 7: Heath Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 5 July 2018
- Nathan Hedrick Mocap Resume, , Retrieved: August 6, 2021
- "Name's Heath. I'm a wyvern knight, as you can see. My wyvern is Hyperion. He may look scary, but he's all right. I trust you'll be there if any of us get hurt." — Heath to Priscilla in their C Support, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- VincentASM, comment on FE7/8 prototype dialogue - Updated II, Serenes Forest forums, Published: December 19, 2019, Retrieved: July 5, 2018
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Heath, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 5 July 2018
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