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Niamh

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Niamh

TCGCipher Niamh 01.jpg
Artwork of Niamh as a Chaos Knight from Fire Emblem Cipher.

Gender

Female

Race

Human

Starting class

Chaos Knight

Appearance(s)


Niamh (Japanese: ニーヴ Niamh) is a character introduced in, and currently exclusive to, the Fire Emblem Cipher trading card game. Niamh is the seventh original character introduced into the Cipher trading card game. One of her first two cards is of Tellian allegiance with the other card in question being colorless, although also positioned in the Tellian-themed portion of the set.

As Niamh was introduced to Cipher after the release of the Cipher Companions downloadable content for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Niamh does not appear in that DLC, and as such has yet to appear in a video game in the Fire Emblem series, mainline or otherwise.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Role

Niamh's portrait in the Fire Emblem Cipher column

Like the other characters original to Cipher, Niamh participates in the Cipher column of the Japanese official site. As the seventh of the game's mascots, she has not been around since the start, her first appearance on the official site is in the 37th column. Her first appearance in the Cipher TCG as a card is in series twelve, Raging Deluge.

Niamh is currently featured on nine cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Five of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Niamh
TCGCipher B12-049HN.png Starry Blade of Ill Resolve, Niamh
Tellius

Female

Sword
"I have been tasked with studying you. I will decide... whether all of this must be destroyed."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Chaos Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"I will now gauge your response to sorcerous swordplay from the depths of a distant land.": [Activate] [Flip two bond cards] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack, and can attack enemies regardless of range.
"Analyzing survey data of the enemy force.": [Trigger] When this unit's attack destroys an enemy, randomly select a card from your opponent's hand, and reveal it. If that card has the same unit name as your opponent's lord, you draw 1 card.
Card #B12-049HN • Artist: Mayo
TCGCipher B12-050N.png Emergent from Chaos, Niamh
None

Female

Sword
"I am Niamh... I hail from a world overflowing with the power that you call the Boundless Chaos..."
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Chaos Knight Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: --
Optimal Conditions for Combat: [Always] During your turn, if this unit has no other allies, this unit gains +20 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B12-050N • Artist: Mayo
TCGCipher B13-049HN.png Desirer of Limitless Wisdom, Niamh
Elibe

Female

Tome
"The nature of this land differs from that of mine... Simple, yet elegant."
Attack: 60 Support: 20 Range: 1-3 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Chaos Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"An experiment in wielding multiple magics.": [Activate] [Once per turn] [ Flip 1 Tome Bond card face-down] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
"When chaos-imbued magics are exchanged, entropy is verified.": [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Reveal the topmost card of your deck. You may add that card to your hand.
Card #B13-049HN • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa
TCGCipher B13-050N.png Chaotic-Revolving Demon Lance Knight, Niamh
Elibe

Female

Lance

DragonFlight
"More samples are crucial to my studies... Commencing an investigation by cutting you open."
Attack: 50 Support: 30 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Chaos Wyvern Lord Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"The pulsating chaos is fluctuant.": [Always] During your turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
"Resource redistribution program based on predictions of the result of accruing damage.": [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose 1 of your orbs, and look at its face. You may destroy that orb.
Card #B13-050N • Artist: Tetsu Kurosawa
TCGCipher B15-075N.png 無限の仮説と検証, Niamh
Hoshido

Nohr

Female

Axe
"It appears that weapons are designed to make efficient use of human muscular strength. However... It is likely that there will be further avenues of research into strategies to employ that strength."
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Chaos Hero Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Plan α: A Strategy In Which Intelligence Is Leaked, Luring The Subject Into A Position In Which Maximal Harm May Be Inflicted Upon Them: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Reveal 1 card from your hand] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Plan β: A Strategy In Which The Subject Is Propelled By A Strike Into A Chaotic Rift: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 non-lord enemy with a deployment cost of 3 or lower, and send them to the Boundless Area.
Card #B15-075N • Artist: Akira Egawa
TCGCipher B19-099N.png 混沌に迫る稀種蒐集, Niamh
Jugdral

Female

Tome
"The sample count collected on this day is... three wyverns, two falcons... The data remain insufficient..."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Chaos Mage Fighter Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
"A strategy to amplify magic power, based on the findings of analyses of wyverns.": [Trigger] At the start of your turn, if this unit is in the Back Line, you may choose 1 card from your hand, and play it in the Bond Area.
"A plan to enhance movement through dimensions, based on the findings of analyses of falcons.": [Special] When a card is played in your opponent's Bond Area through the effect of a skill, you may deploy this card from your hand.
Card #B19-099N • Artist: Megumi Nagahama
TCGCipher B19-100N.png 招かれざる閲覧者, Niamh
Jugdral

Female

Tome
"The Crusaders and the holy weapons... There is much of them that remains not understood. Books alone provide a dearth of such information..."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Chaos Mage Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Breach of the forbidden database, and disposal of the evidence thereof.": [Activate] [Tap this unit] Choose 1 of your opponent's face-up bond cards, and flip it face-down. Choose 1 of your opponent's face-down bond cards, and flip it face-up.
Attack Support Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card. Choose 1 card from your hand, and send it to the Retreat Area.
Card #B19-100N • Artist: Horiguchi Kousei
TCGCipher B20-050HN.png 抜けば魂散る混沌侍, Niamh
Nohr

Female

Sword
"The sample count collected on this day is... three wyverns, two falcons... The data remain insufficient..."
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Chaos Swordmaster Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Swordsmanship Test 1: Killing Samurai Blade: [Activate] [Flip three bond cards] Until the end of the turn, this unit's attacks cannot be evaded.
Swordsmanship Test 2: Clear-Minded Form: [Always] If there are no non-Main Character enemies, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B20-050HN • Artist: BISAI
TCGCipher B22-114HN.png 終わり無き混沌への求知, Niamh
Tellius

Female

Sword
"This world has not been consumed by the Boundless Chaos...Does it owe this to its heroes… or some other force? Further research is necessary..."
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Chaos Arch Sage Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Step X: Random Selection of a Chaos Diver to Probe Into the Field of Chaos: [Activate] [Once per turn] Your opponent reveals the topmost card of their Deck. Send all non-Main Character enemies with the same Unit Name as that card to the Boundless Area.
Step Y: Report Analyzing New Concepts Derived from the Transmitted Sensory Data of the Diver: [Always] If your opponent has 1 or more cards in their Boundless Area, this unit gains +10 attack.
Card #B22-114HN • Artist: пNekoR
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Niamh .

Personality and character

Ending

Cipher

Even as she continues in her pursuit of wisdom, Niamh silently carries out research into Cipher. Her seminal monograph, “A Compendium of Cipher Decks,” is over 100 volumes in length, and by all accounts is still in print to this day.


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Trivia

  • Niamh has more cards in Cipher to date than both Alice and Valjean despite debuting after them.

Etymology and other languages

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

Niamh

Japanese

ニーヴ

Officially romanized as Niamh. A feminine given name from the Old Irish Niaṁ meaning "bright" or "radiant".
In Irish mythology, Niamh was the daughter of the sea god, Manannán mac Lir and one of the queens of Tír na nÓg, soon falling in love with the poet Oisín.

Gallery

References

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 Cipher
Original characters AliceEmmaNiamhRandalPoeShadeValjeanYuzu
Booster series 1: The Heroes' Blade of War • 2: The Divine Flame of Light and Darkness • 3: The Twin Swords to Hope • 4: Shining Illusong • 5: Beyond the Rivalry • 6: Storm of the Knights' Shadows • 7: Conquest of Honor • 8: Life and Death: Beyond Fate • 9: Thunderous Earth • 10: Crossroads • 11: Glorious Twinstrike • 12: Raging Deluge • 13: Flame, Steel, Thought, and Grief • 14: Eyes Gazing at the Future • 15: Shining World • 16: O Courage, O Burning Soul • 17: All-Out March of the Heroes • 18: Oratorio of Departure • 19: Holy Flames of Sublime Heaven • 20: The Dawn's Guiding Hand • 21: Tempest of Apocalyptic Flame • 22: Victory Song of Heroes
Starter decks War of Shadows ChapterAwakening ChapterHoshido ChapterNohr ChapterPath of Radiance ChapterIllusory ChapterBinding Disturbance ChapterGenealogy of the Holy War ChapterLand of the Gods ChapterThe Blazing Blade ChapterWarriors of Bonds ChapterThree Houses Chapter
Related topics Artists of Fire Emblem CipherPromotional cardsFire Emblem Trading Card Game