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Laylea

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
Not to be confused with Layla, an NPC in Fates, or with Leila, an NPC in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Laylea

Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure

FESK Laylea Charlot.png
Artwork of Laylea and Charlot from Treasure.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Family

Charlot (younger brother)

Starting class

Dancer

Appearance(s)

Sometimes I have to dance for disgusting men, but that's a part of my job! We do what we do to survive!
— Laylea

Laylea (Japanese: レイリア Laylea) is a travelling Jugdrali dancer and the elder sister of Charlot, Hannibal's adopted son. While working in the city of Dahna, she became close with Ares, the prince of Agustria, and later accompanied him in fighting for Seliph's liberation army against the Grannvale Empire.

Laylea is Lene's substitute character, filling her role in the story and gameplay if Silvia died or failed to be married in the course of the first generation.

Biography

Little is known of Laylea's origins or upbringing, save that she likely grew up in an orphanage like Charlot did before Hannibal adopted him. She took to dancing as a way to earn money to survive.

Her work as a dancer eventually took her to Dahna around Grann 777, where she met Ares, who was there with Javarro's mercenaries serving a job with the city's Count Bramsel. The two quickly established a friendship, and when Bramsel made a lecherous advance at her, Ares stepped in to force him to back down from his solicitations. However, the two soon fought over Ares needing to go fight Seliph's army at Melgen. After he left, Bramsel attempted to approach her again, and Leaylea's resistance to his actions led to her imprisonment in the Dahna dungeons. Following Seliph's capture of Dahna, she was freed from imprisonment by one of his soldiers, and upon meeting Ares - now with Seliph's army - she joined him in the army, wishing to stay close to him in future.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Laylea is a playable character in the second generation, as Lene's substitute.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait laylea fe04.png
Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif Dancer
Level 3
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Recruitment: Chapter 7, have Ares enter Dahna Castle after it has been seized

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
3,000 Gold Dance
Charm
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png C FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --

Analysis

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

Laylea is a level 3 Dancer who joins in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War, the second chapter of its second generation; she is recruited instead of Lene if Silvia is dead or unmarried at the end of Chapter 5. As Laylea has low strength, defense and HP, is limited to C-level swords, and has no access to Follow-Up, she cannot excel in combat. However, like Silvia and Lene, Laylea has unique utility in her ability to dance; she can refresh up to four adjacent units, allowing each to take another turn, which can be used to attack, move, heal, etc.

Laylea is greatly benefited by the Knight Ring and Leg Ring; the Knight Ring grants its user Canto—allowing them to move after most actions, thus granting increased flexibility—while the Leg Ring increases its user's movement by 3. With both items, Laylea can keep up with the high-move mounted units and grant them additional actions over multiple turns. The Knight Ring is a somewhat competitive item, but Laylea makes the best use of it. The Leg Ring, however, is highly competitive, as every unit benefits from additional movement; Seliph in particular is often the strongest user of the Leg Ring, as he is already among the strongest units available, and the Leg Ring allows him to clear Chapter 6 faster. Seliph does not need the Leg Ring as much after he has promoted, but Laylea has to purchase it from the pawn shop in order to use it—if no one inherits it, Julius will drop the Leg Ring in Chapter 10, but Laylea is incapable of dealing more than 1 damage to him without a critical hit, and requires a very dedicated setup to defeat him.

As a substitute rather than a child unit, Laylea has a major disadvantage compared to Lene: she cannot receive any inheritance; though any skills or Holy Blood are of minor impact, Lene can inherit the Knight Ring and the Leg Ring—Laylea cannot. While Laylea can buy both items, it costs a total of 60,000 gold to purchase both; as Laylea struggles in the arena, she cannot easily obtain gold, nor can she inherit any gold or the Bargain skill or Bargain Band to reduce the price of the items—the Bargain Band will half the cost of the Leg and Knight Rings, but purchasing it costs 40,000 gold, increasing the total cost to 70,000. Laylea can gather gold herself by visiting villages, but this can often take her away from units that would benefit from her dance; alternately, she can receive gold given by a Thief, but that requires multiple transfers of large amounts of gold, something especially constraining when concerned for the experience rank which requires many units to obtain gold for the Paragon Ring.

Laylea does have one advantage over Lene: Charm. Lene will always inherit Miracle and Adept from Silvia, skills which she has limited use for; Laylea always has Charm as a personal skill, increasing the hit rate and avoid of allies within three spaces by 10%. However, Charm requires Laylea be close to combat, and she is not safe in range of enemies; she can safely boost allies against immobile bosses, but is in danger around mobile enemies or ones his long-range attacks. Additionally, Laylea's lower movement without the Leg Ring makes it difficult to reach allies that would be aided by Charm, and she cannot provide a boost with Charm while also moving out of enemy range with the Knight Ring.

Personality and character

Laylea tends to be flirtatious, particularly liking to tease those who are embarrassed and flustered.[1] Because of the demands of her own job as a dancer, Laylea believes that holding grudges based on somebody's job, no matter what it led to, is foolish.[2] She was very attached to Ares, and was outright angry when he needed to leave to fight for Javarro, even blaming him for the fact that she felt Javarro was using him.[3]

Love growths and events

Portrait laylea fe04.png
Laylea
Dancer
Ma snes02 junior lord playable.gif
Seliph
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 myrmidon playable.gif Ma snes02 myrmidon playable.gif
Scáthach/Dalvin
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 paladin playable.gif
Oifey
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif
Diarmuid/Tristan
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif
Lester/Deimne
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif
Lester/Deimne
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 mage playable.gif Ma snes02 wind mage playable.gif
Arthur/Amid
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 axe knight playable.gif
Iuchar
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 fighter playable.gif
Iucharba
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 swordmaster playable.gif
Shannan
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 prince playable.gif
Leif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 fighter playable.gif
Iucharba
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 swordmaster playable.gif
Shannan
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 prince playable.gif
Leif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 cavalier playable.gif
Ares
Initial: 300
Per turn:1
Ma snes02 bow fighter playable.gif Ma snes02 bow fighter playable.gif
Febail/Asaello
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 sage playable.gif Ma snes02 sage playable.gif
Ced/Hawk
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 priest playable.gif
Charlot
Initial: --
Per turn:--
Click here for more details on the love system.
  • In Chapter 7, Laylea can talk to Seliph after she has been recruited, yielding no reward.
  • In Chapter 9, Laylea can talk to Charlot after he has been recruited, granting him +1 luck.

Endings


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Genealogy of the Holy War

Quotes

Battle quotes


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Death quotes

Ares... I'm sorry...
— Laylea, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Laylea was featured on three TCG cards.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Laylea
TCG 1-078.jpg Class: Dancer Level 1 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 2 Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1 WLv.: FE4RankSword.png C
Equip: Slim Sword Skills: Dance
Card #078Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota
TCG 2-053.jpg Class: Dancer Level 10 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 3 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: FE4RankSword.png C
Equip: Iron Sword Skills: Dance
Card #2-053Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
TCG P034.jpg Class: Dancer Level 15 Infantry Direct Attack
Energy: 3 Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1 WLv.: FE4RankSword.png C
Equip: Barrier Blade Skills: Dance
Card #P034Rarity: ☆★★ • Artist: Osamu Kine
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Fire Emblem Cipher

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

This card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Laylea
TCGCipher B15-086HN.png 護剣の踊り子, Laylea
Jugdral

Female

Sword
"Y'know, I think we've got a bit of time to spare. How would you like to see some dancing?"
Attack: 20 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Dancer Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Holy Dance: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 Jugdral ally who has attacked in this turn, and untap them.
Barrier Blade: [Always] If this unit is being attacked by a Tome enemy, this unit gains +50 attack.
Card #B15-086HN • Artist: cuboon
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Leylia .

Etymology and other languages

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

Laylea

Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.

English
(unofficial)

Laylea

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.

Japanese

レイリア

Officially romanized as Laylea. Romanized instead as Leilia in the Super Tactics Book.

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait laylea fe04.png Dancer Ma snes02 dancer playable.gif
Bs fe04 laylea dancer.png
Dancing
Bs fe04 laylea dancer sword.png
Sword
(Iron Sword)

References

  1. "Laylea: What s’matter? Never seen a dancer before?
    Seliph: No, I haven’t.
    Laylea: Hehehe... You’re funny.
    " — Laylea and Seliph, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Hahaha... you just don’t let up, do you? Your father and that Sigurd guy were both knights. Well, their job was killing people. Am I right? Sometimes I have to dance for disgusting men, but that’s a part of my job! We do what we do to survive! So don’t hold a grudge over someone else’s livelihood." — Laylea, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Laylea: Why do you have to go, Ares? Please don’t... I’m beggin’ you!
    Ares: I have to go. Javarro basically raised me from day one. I owe him that.
    Laylea: He’s just usin’ you. I... I just hate him so much!
    Ares: Laylea, you have to understand that...
    Laylea: I don’t care anymore! Don’t talk to me. You just do whatever you please! Just forget we ever met!
    " — Laylea and Ares, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline