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|“||I'm sorry for lying... But I've chosen not to run away anymore.||”|
— Lugh when deciding to go after Chad.
He comes from an orphanage in Araphen, where he grew up with his twin brother Raigh and Chad, who became his best friend. He is the son of Nino and potentially either Erk, Jaffar, or an unspecified spouse of Nino's.
Lugh is a Lycian child who lost his parents at the age of four. He and his twin brother ended up in an orphanage in Araphen, where they meet Chad. Lugh striked a fast friendship with him. At some point before the game's events, Lugh discovered he could use magic.
Lugh's life changed completely when Bern attacked Araphen Castle. The orphanage where he lived was destroyed, and the father who cared for them was killed for trying to defend their small garden. Lugh was too shocked to do something else than protecting the younger children, and so, he did not realized Chad was missing until it was too late.
After making sure the children went under the Elimine Church's protection, Lugh decides to follow Chad and join him in his quest for revenge. When he finally catches up with his friend, Chad tries to send him back with the others, to what Lugh absolutely refuses. Some protests later, Chad accepts his company, and they join Roy's army for the rest of the war.
In the Western Isles, Lugh finally finds his missing brother, and after some prodding, he manages to convince Raigh of joining the Lycian Army.
Once Bern is defeated and the war is over, Lugh founds a magic school for orphans in the same place where the orphanage was. Over the years, many of the students from his school would become famous and powerful sages.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Lugh is a level 1 mage who joins very early. His stats are low across the board, but his growths are solid by The Binding Blade standards. With the Fire tome's high accuracy, he can deal reliable chip damage early on. This is a valuable niche in Hard Mode especially, where the enemies are more difficult to kill. Having high availability and 1-2 range also makes Lugh easy to train. He can avoid counterattacks from enemies limited to 1-range or 2-range.
Lugh's main problem is his durability. He cannot take hits on enemy phase, especially in Hard Mode. Some enemies early on can one-round him because of how low his base stats are. This problem goes away after promotion for the most part, but before then, it impedes Lugh a lot. As long as he stays out of enemy range, he can contribute on player phase, though.
Lugh's promotion is excellent. It gives him statistical bonuses across the board, including a point of movement and 4 magic. He also gains E-rank staves and +1 to his anima rank. Having E-rank staves is not amazing, but still allows Lugh to heal allies with Heal staves. +1 to anima rank is welcome, because increasing weapon ranks in The Binding Blade is difficult.
Once he has gained some levels, Lugh will be able to double enemies on average. He also receives a significant magic boost from his promotion. The magic increase coupled with his solid speed allows Lugh to one-round some enemies. He may need to use stronger tomes, but +1 to anima rank upon promotion helps with that as well.
Lugh cannot fight on enemy phase very well, because even after promotion, he is somewhat frail. This limits his contributions to chip damage and self-improvement before promotion. After promotion, he can one-round some enemies on player phase. If he uses the Aircalibur tome, for instance, he can kill enemy Wyvern Riders and Wyvern Lords in one round.
Supports can allow Lugh to fight better on enemy phase. That said, building up supports in The Binding Blade is a significant time investment. His best support partner is Raigh, because he grants Lugh full hit and avoid. They also share movement, making it more convenient to keep them in support range. Chad is a solid alternative. He grants Lugh full avoid and full crit while having similar movement. That said, Chad will most likely need to open chests if deployed, making it less convenient to keep him near Lugh. Besides, deploying Chad is only useful if a chapter requires his thief utility. Chad is not good at fighting, so deploying him only to support Lugh is questionable.
Lugh is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the The Binding Blade character set. He is also present as an enemy in the second and third installments of the Smash Brethren DLC series, as well as an ally in Smash Brethren 1.
Starting stats and growth rates
Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC SB2)
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
Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Lugh has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.
Lugh is one of the characters added to the game in the A Father's Legacy update, and became available for summoning by players on March 8, 2019. Only one variation of Lugh is currently available in Heroes, based on his The Binding Blade incarnation.
- Lugh: Anima Child is only available at 5★ rarity.
|Rally Up Res||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Rally Up Res+||★★★★★||400 SP|
|A||Warding Stance 1||★★★★★||50 SP|
|A||Mirror Stance 1||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Mirror Stance 2||★★★★★||240 SP|
|B||Atk Feint 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||Atk Feint 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Atk Feint 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
Lugh is a kind and optimistic child. He likes to help the other members of the army as much as possible, even if it is just by running errands or sharing food. He also tries his best to keep people in good spirits. Whenever one of his comrades is in danger, he does not hesitate to leave what he is doing and go to help them. He becomes anxious at the mere idea of seeing them hurt or being separated from them; this could be a result of the traumatic experiences he went through in Araphen.
Family is very important for Lugh, and it is something that goes beyond blood bonds, as he considers Chad to be his brother. He was truly worried about Raigh's sudden disappearance, feeling he was a burden to his brother. Although he doubts his own worth in battle, he keeps fighting for what he believes in, stating he does not want to just be protected. He tends to think the best of people, but seems to have trouble understanding others' indirect actions or intentions.
The Binding Blade
- Main article: Lugh/Supports
Lugh cannot support with any character in this game.
Lugh, Anima Child
Short: Built a magic school for orphans.
Long: Lugh built a magic school where his orphanage once stood. He took in orphans and deprived children and taught them to use magic as a way of life.
|“||...I won't lose. I will protect us all!||”|
— In the final chapter of The Binding Blade.
|“||I'm from Lycia.||”|
— Lugh's SpotPass parley quote in Awakening.
|“||I won't let you hurt the others!||”|
— Lugh's SpotPass battle quote in Awakening.
|“||Take me with you, please!||”|
— Lugh's SpotPass recruitment quote in Awakening.
|“||I'm so sorry... Chad... Ra...igh...||”|
— Lugh in The Binding Blade.
- Main article: Lugh/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Lugh is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Lugh|
|Anima Child, Lugh|
|"I want someone to fight for…to be the one protecting for once!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Sage||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Growing Heart: [Trigger] [Once per turn]  When you deploy an ally with a support skill, you may pay the cost, and if you do: Draw a card.|
Aircalibur: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains "Anti-Fliers" ([Always] While this unit is attacking a enemy, this unit gains +30 attack.)
|Card #B05-025R • Artist: Maki Hakoda|
|Determined Mage, Lugh|
|"I've decided not to run away anymore."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Mage||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Thunder: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of this turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card, then discard 1 card.
|Card #B05-026N, B05-026ST • Artist: Maki Hakoda|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Lugh .
|The Binding Blade||A young mage. Grew up in an
orphanage destroyed by Bern.*
|Heroes||A boy from an orphanage. Raigh's twin brother.
He's cheerful and tender-hearted. Appears in
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
- Lugh is capable of forming a support triangle between any of his supports.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
As of Fire Emblem Awakening; see the Japanese name.
Unofficial romanization; see the Japanese name.
Romanized as Lugh in the Binding Blade website. Lugh is a Irish name and is a variation of the name Lleu, which is Lugh's twin's name. Lugh means "shine". In Irish mythology, Lugh was a god and hero king. Son of Cían and Ethniu, he freed the Tuatha Dé Danann from the oppressions of the Fomorians. His Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llawy Gyffes.
Artwork of Lugh from The Binding Blade
Lugh in an artwork of Roy and Al from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- "Lugh: I can use some magic! You know, when I borrowed the Fire spell from Father's room?" — Chapter 3, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Chad: ...... ...Poppa...the father of our orphanage...He was killed by Bern's soldiers... We had a little garden where we grew food. The soldiers... They trampled it with their horses because...because they said it was in the way. It was a tiny garden with nothing but roots, and yet they still..." — Elen and Chad's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lugh: Sister Elen!
Elen: Lugh? What's wrong?
Lugh: I-I thought I saw an enemy near you... Huff, huff... But I guess I was wrong. Thank goodness." — Elen and Lugh's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Hugh: Oh, I got hit in that last fight. Don't worry about it. It's no big deal.
Lugh: Yes it is! You can't leave a wound like that alone...
Hugh: Lugh? You look a little pale...
Lugh: ...I've lost enough people I care about already. ...I'll treat your wound." — Lugh and Hugh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lugh: Raigh!
Lugh: Are you doing all right?
Raigh: What do you mean, "all right"?
Lugh: I was a little worried that you'd left again. The first time was so sudden. You just left a note and disappeared. I thought you might have walked off again without a word..." — Lugh and Raigh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lugh: Then what?
Chad: How can I say this...? Your twin brother, Raigh. I always felt I was the odd one out when we three were together.
Lugh: Don't be ridiculous! You're family to me, just as much as Raigh is!" — Chad and Lugh's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lugh: Your note said you wanted to train your dark magic skills alone. Was I...in your way? You didn't want me around...?" — Lugh and Raigh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Chad: Lugh, you can't. You're incapable of harming others.
Chad: I'm going to avenge Poppa. You stay with the others, Lugh.
Lugh: I'm not going to hide anymore! I'm tired of everyone leaving me...! Poppa, you, and even Raigh... I want to fight to protect the people that I care for. I can't let others die for me my whole life!" — Chapter 3, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Lugh: [...] Oh, one more thing. You should at least respond when you're spoken to! I don't mind that much, but strangers might get ideas. They might think that you're antisocial or something.
Raigh: Well, they'd be right. ...But whatever. My dear brother is as naive as ever." — Lugh and Raigh's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "Chad: I didn't steal them, all right? The other day I came across an old lady who lost her key, so I helped her out and she gave me these shoes as thanks.
Lugh: Then why don't you wear them? She gave them to you, not me.
Chad: No, it's all right. My shoes aren't as beat up as yours, and besides, they're a little small for me anyway.
Lugh: But we're the same size. If they're small for you, they must be small for me, too." — Chad and Lugh's B support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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