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|“||I'm confident that we'll win in the end... But I just don't know that I'll make it home.||”|
— Lot to Echidna in a support conversation.
Lot (Japanese: ロット Lot), also romanized as Lott, is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He first appears in Chapter 2. He is a man from the Western Isles, and part of Dieck's mercenary group. He has a younger sister, Myu, whom he had to leave in Wade's sister's care while he traveled to the continent for a job.
Lot is a member of a group of mercenaries led by Dieck, which also includes Shanna and Wade. Previous to the game's events, he left his home in search of work. Wade's sister, Mary, offered to take care of his ailing mother and his sister. However, Lot's mother did not survive her illness.
Lord Eliwood, the marquess of Pherae, hires Dieck's mercenary group to help Roy on his perilous journey. In Chapter 2, Lot and the rest of the band appear and join in the battle. After the battle, Lot stays with Roy for the rest of his quest.
When the Lycian Army is fighting bandits in the Western Isles, they come across a small village. If Wade and Lot visit certain houses, their sisters will come and talk to them, giving valuable items to help them in battle.
After Bern is defeated and the war is over, he returns to the Western Isles and marries Mary. He leads a happy life, but rarely talks about his role in the war.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Lot can have his usefulness judged based on whether the player is looking to use an Axe fighter early on in Binding Blade or not. If a player seeks to use one to handle the early game Soldiers and Knights leading into the Western Isles, players will find themselves enjoying a fairly average stat-wise Axe fighter unlike that of his best friend Wade, who is more similar to ones such as Dorcas and Garcia. He specializes towards having a very strong 40% Defense growth and improved HP, Speed, and Resistance growths, alongside a higher Skill and Speed stat at base, while Wade excels in Given a few levels of EXP he can start doubling fairly well after his 7 base grows, which may not occur with an iffy 35% growth. He also will become a solid tank against mid-game Axe fighters, and may double them as well.
However, should a player not be searching for an early game Axe fighter and instead give that role to the other playable Axe fighters, Geese or Gonzalez, they might find themselves falling short of the mark. Geese comes battle-ready with a B rank in Axes, nearly able to promote at level 9, and with stronger bases and growths in all regions besides Lot's growth in Skill and base Resistance. Gonzalez has the benefits of hard mode bonuses, a markedly stronger Strength and Speed stat, and much higher Constitution to wield the heaviest Axes with no penalty. Both Geese and Gonzalez also promote into Berserker instead of Warrior, granting a critical bonus to their weapon of choice, Axes, but do not gain Bows as Warriors do.
Lot's promotion into a Warrior is one of a hard difficulty to recommend simply due to the number of early game units vesting for the coveted Hero's Crest. Dieck gains the ability to wield Axes, which is partially what makes Lot so useful; Rutger and Fir both gain access to the incredible Swordmaster class and an increased crit rate; and Gonzalez and Geese both get access to Berserker. Warrior's promotion gains are incredible, particularly the 8 HP that the promotion gives, although with Lot's growth it's likely that he will cap his HP with this bonus. It also assists with his middling Speed growth and grants a sizable +3 Defense, improving his role as an axe tank. Bows also are a rather odd choice, as he already has no problem dealing with Pegasi and Wyverns with his triangle advantage, but the relatively high accuracy Bows have in comparison to most Axes in the Binding Blade makes him a prime user of them against higher evasion enemies or attacking enemies in forests.
If a player is seeking to try something new, or simply appreciates Lot for being a somewhat oddball Fighter in Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem, then they will find themselves enjoying him to his fullest.
Personality and character
Between him and his best friend, Lot seems himself as the calm, grounded one. He tends to act as an older brother to both Wade and Shanna, since he considers both of them to be too excitable and even childish. In fact, several characters comment that Lot worries too much for a man of his age. He likes to think he is being realistic; however, that is not completely true. When his mother died, he told nobody, so they could not tell him to go back to his sister. Besides, due to his lack of experience as a mercenary, Lot tends to trust too easily in employers according to Dieck.
Lot also shows a quite impressive knowledge for someone of his social status; he is able to understand the logic behind the weapon triangle and can play the Fire Emblem equivalent of chess.
- Main article: Lot/Supports
Lot, Quiet Axeman
Short: Returned home to live happily.
Long: After returning home, Lot married his childhood friend and led a fulfilling if humble life. Although he played a major role in the war, he rarely talked about it openly.
|“||We must be wary...||”|
— In the final chapter.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Lot is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Lot|
|Careful Fighter, Lot|
|"Wade, can't you calm down a bit?"|
|Attack: 30||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Fighter||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Fighter's Expertise: [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B05-021N, B05-021ST • Artist: Karuta Shiki|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Lot .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Unofficial romanization; see the Japanese name. Used in older versions of the fan translation patch; more recent versions use the official NoJ romanization.
Romanized as Lot in the Binding Blade website. Lot is a Hebrew name meaning "veil". In the Bible, he was the nephew of Abraham. He and his wife fled the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, though his wife turned back and was turned into salt.
Artwork of Lot from The Binding Blade.
- Fire Emblem 6: Lot Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 20 January 2019
- "Wade: All right, who's next! Bring it on!
Lot: Wade, can't you calm down a bit?" — Wade and Lot's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Shanna: I'm being more careful now. I don't rush in anymore.
Lot: Yeah, not as much as before, anyway.
Shanna: Shoot, that means I can still improve, doesn't it...?" — Lot and Shanna's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lot: But I can't make any promises. I can only help if I'm still alive when the war ends.
Echidna: Talking like that already?
Lot: I only say it because it's a distinct possibility. I'm not one to make empty promises...
Echidna: You sure worry a lot for someone your age. You'll be getting gray hairs before thirty at that rate." — Lot and Echidna's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Wade: Of course! I'm always great. You better fight hard, too, buddy. You need money to buy medicine for your mother...
Lot: ...That doesn't matter anymore.
Wade: Huh? What do you mean?
Lot: My mother, she... She didn't make it.
Wade: What?! Why didn't you tell me?!
Lot: Because if I did, you'd tell me to go home to Myu." — Wade and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lot: ......
Dieck: We mercenaries are expendable in a client's eyes. That's the norm. You need to understand that.
Lot: But...that Roy kid..." — Dieck and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lance: Swordmaster to F1. Checkmate.
Lot: ...... ...You win.
Lance: So it seems.
Lot: ...Do you think it was a mistake to move that ballista 6 turns ago?
Lance: Yes, I think so. Where did you learn how to play? It's a requirement for knights, so that's how I learned it." — Lance and Lot's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- Lot - Name Meaning, What does Lot mean?, www.thinkbabynames.com, Retrieved: 20 January 2019
- Bible Study - The Destruction Of Sodom, www.keyway.ca, Retrieved: 20 January 2019
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|