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Not to be confused with Xaizor, a character called Saizo in Japanese from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake.

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Portrait saizo fe14.png
Portrait of Saizo from Fire Emblem Fates.

A blunt Hoshidan ninja and one of Ryoma's retainers. Has a twin brother, Kaze.






October 2nd


Saizo the Fourth (father, deceased)
Kaze (twin brother)
Asugi (son)
Midori (niece)



Starting class


Voiced by

Tarusuke Shingaki
(Japanese, all appearances)
Ben Diskin
(English, all appearances)[1]

Words mean little. Actions are what count.
— Saizo, to Corrin

Saizo (Japanese: サイヅウ Saizou) is a character in Fire Emblem Fates. He is a ninja, and an underling under direct command of Ryoma. Saizo forms the red-green duo with his brother, Kaze, despite not being cavaliers. His personality contrasts his brother; while Kaze is calm, Saizo is hot-blooded and quick to become incensed.

Fire Emblem Fates


Starting stats and growth rates

Playable Birthright Playable Revelation Neutral Prologue Enemy Conquest Ch. 12 NM Enemy Conquest Ch. 12 HM Enemy Conquest Ch. 12 LM Neutral Conquest Ch. 17 Enemy Conquest Ch. 25 NM Enemy Conquest Ch. 25 HM Enemy Conquest Ch. 25 LM Enemy Revelation Ch. 8 Enemy Heirs of Fate 6 NM

Small portrait saizo fe14.png
Level 7
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 7, automatically at chapter's end.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Steel Shuriken
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Brass Shuriken
Is 3ds02 pyrotechnics.png Pyrotechnics
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Shuriken C 3DSRankStone.png -- 3DSRankBeaststone.png --

Reclassing options

Small portrait saizo fe14.png
Base classes:*
Ninja Master Ninja
Reclass options:
Samurai Swordmaster
Master of Arms
This unit can also reclass to the base classes of a unit with whom they have an S or A+ support.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.

Growth rates when reclassed

Master Ninja Mechanist Samurai Swordmaster Master of Arms

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res
Master Ninja 45% 55% 45% 80% 50% 55% 50% 30%

Promotion stat gains

Ninja Samurai

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Move Weapon level
Master Ninja +1 +2 +0 +2 +3 +1 +1 +5 +1 3DSRankSword.png E
Mechanist +2 +4 +0 +1 -1 +1 +3 +3 +2 3DSRankBow.png E

Skill set

Skill Learned at
Is 3ds02 pyrotechnics.png Pyrotechnics Personal skill, innate and unremovable
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch Innate
Is 3ds02 poison strike.png Poison Strike Ninja, starting from level 10
Is 3ds01 lethality.png Lethality Master Ninja, starting from level 5
Is 3ds02 shurikenfaire.png Shurikenfaire Master Ninja, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 golembane.png Golembane Mechanist, starting from level 5
Is 3ds02 replicate.png Replicate Mechanist, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 duelist's blow.png Duelist's Blow Samurai, starting from level 8
Is 3ds01 vantage.png Vantage Samurai, starting from level 10
Is 3ds01 astra.png Astra Swordmaster, starting from level 5
Is 3ds01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swordmaster, starting from level 15
Is 3ds02 seal strength.png Seal Strength Master of Arms, starting from level 5
Is 3ds02 life and death.png Life and Death Master of Arms, starting from level 15
The above skill list does not include skills obtained via Supports and DLC.

Fire Emblem Heroes


Saizo is one of the characters available to be summoned by players from the game's initial launch. Only one variation of Saizo is currently available in Heroes, based on his Fates incarnation.

Starting stats

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait saizo feh.png
Rarity ★★★
Weapon type Is feh dagger.png
Movement type Infantry

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 15/16/17
Attack 5/6/7 Speed 6/7/8
Defense 7/8/9 Resistance 1/2/3
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Dagger*
Is feh skill support.png --
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill offense.png Iron Dagger Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Steel Dagger Innate
Is feh skill offense.png Smoke Dagger ★★★ 200 SP
Is feh skill offense.png Smoke Dagger+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill support.png Harsh Command ★★★ 150 SP
Is feh poison strike 1.pngB Poison Strike 1 ★★★ 60 SP
Is feh poison strike 2.pngB Poison Strike 2 ★★★ 120 SP
Is feh poison strike 3.pngB Poison Strike 3 ★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh spur spd 1.pngC Spur Spd 1 ★★★ 50 SP
Is feh spur spd 2.pngC Spur Spd 2 ★★★★ 100 SP
Is feh spur spd 3.pngC Spur Spd 3 ★★★★★ 200 SP

Personality and character

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Main article: Saizo/Supports


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My Castle quotes

Leave everything to me today. I can handle it with ease.
— Saizo, when gaining a surge at My Castle.
People are always after me to pay more attention to what I wear. Hmph! Any ideas?
— Saizo, asking for an accessory.
But if an accessory will impair my duties, I'll have to go without.
— Saizo being denied an accessory.
A birthday present? For me? Are you sure this isn't for Kaze? ...Well...thanks.
— Saizo receiving an accessory on his birthday.

Event tile and conversation quotes

Always take good care of your weapon. Skill means nothing without a sharp blade.
— Saizo, when gaining weapon experience at an event tile or My Castle.
Hm... What is this?
— Saizo, when finding an item at an event tile or My Castle.

Shop quotes

— Saizo, when Corrin enters his shop.
Is that all? Tell me now if so.
— Saizo, when the player decides or declines to do anything else in a shop.
See you.
— Saizo, when Corrin leaves his shop.

Battle quotes

I am Saizo, retainer to Lord Ryoma. I am certain that you are to blame for my lord's disappearance. I will not—I cannot—forgive your betrayal. You don't honestly think you can stand a chance against me, do you?
— Saizo, as an enemy in Revelation Chapter 8.
Lord Ryoma... [...] No. My loyalty lies with you and you alone. However, I feel that you are blinded to the real enemy among us. I do not think I am betraying you now. My actions will show you... [...] That may be the case. In time, yours will, too. I must get past you, though. The fate of this town requires it. Please, find it in your heart to forgive me for what I must do...
— Saizo, fighting Ryoma in Revelation Chapter 13.

Paired battle quotes

For Lord Ryoma.
— Saizo
I'm here.
— Saizo
Time for some murder.
— Saizo
Watch me work.
— Saizo
They won't beat us.
— Saizo
Fate, I guess.
— Saizo
Bring it on!
— Saizo
I believe in you.
— Saizo
This'll be quick.
— Saizo
I gotta do everything!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Strike.
No other way!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Strike.
Back off!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Strike.
Got your back!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Strike.
I got this!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Guard.
Watch it!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Guard.
Are you alright?
— Saizo, performing a Dual Guard.
I gotcha!
— Saizo, performing a Dual Guard.

Critical quotes

— Saizo
— Saizo
Bad news.
— Saizo
You've breathed your last.
— Saizo

Victory quotes

— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
There's another.
— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
That's it.
— Saizo, after defeating an enemy.
Stealing my kill?
— Saizo, if his partner defeated an enemy.
I could've done that.
— Saizo, if his partner defeated an enemy.
— Saizo, if his partner defeated an enemy.

Level up quotes

— Saizo, when one or no stats grow in a Level Up.
I must do better.
— Saizo, when two or three stats grow in a Level Up.
Soon I will be worthy to serve the king.
— Saizo, when four or five stats grow in a Level Up.
I can take on anyone.
— Saizo, when six or more stats grow in a Level Up.

Death/retreat quotes

Still...not good enough...
— Saizo's defeat voice clip.
...Hm... I can't fight with a wound like this... I'm retreating.
— Saizo's retreat quote in Casual Mode.
Grah! I can't die here... For Lord Ryoma's sake, I must retreat for now and live to fight another day...
— Saizo, as an enemy in Revelation Chapter 8.

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Heroes quotes

Main article: Saizo/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Saizo is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Saizo

Normal + variant

TCGCipher B02-014R.png
Pyrotechnics User, Saizo
Ic TCGCipher Hoshido.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"Burst and scatter!"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Master Ninja Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Fire Demon’s Formation: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap 2 Ally Units] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains 20 attack.
Forced Reconnaissance: [Trigger] When this unit attacks, if “Fire Demon’s Formation” was used this turn, reveal the top card of your opponent’s deck, then you may send it to the Retreat Area.
Card #B02-014R(+), B02-014STArtist: nNekoR
TCGCipher B02-015N.png Hoshidan Shadow, Saizo
Ic TCGCipher Hoshido.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"I am Saizo… Your life, I shall take it."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Ninja Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Ryoma’s Retainer: [Always] During your turn, if you have “Ryoma” on the field, this unit gains 10 attack.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Ninja’s Emblem: When this unit supports an attack, you may discard 1 card. If you do, instead of sending this unit to the Retreat Area, deploy this unit onto the field, tapped.
Card #B02-015N, B02-015STArtist: nNekoR

Normal + variant

TCGCipher B07-060R.png
Garbed in Honor, Saizo
Ic TCGCipher Hoshido.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"To know ourselves and to serve a master who knows us is our greatest calling.
For Lord Ryoma… Die!
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Master Ninja Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Shadow Heatwave: [Always] You may discard any Iw TCGCipher Knife.png in place of a “Saizo” card when performing a Critical Hit for this unit.
Ninjutsuist: [Always] While you have at least one other Iw TCGCipher Knife.png unit in the backline, this unit’s attack cannot be avoided except by the Main Character.
Card #B07-060R(+)Artist: Mayo
TCGCipher B07-061N.png Fifth Generation, Saizo
Ic TCGCipher Hoshido.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Knife.png

"We will be fighting together."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Ninja Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Crisp Breathing: [Trigger] When this unit is deployed using “Ninja’s Emblem,” you may select a Cost 1 “Kagero” in your Retreat Area and deploy that unit onto the field, tapped.
Is TCGCipher Attack.png Ninja’s Emblem: When this unit supports an attack, you may discard 1 card. If you do, instead of sending this unit to the Retreat Area, deploy this unit onto the field, tapped.
Card #B07-061NArtist: AMG
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Saizo .

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Saizo Named after the Sengoku ninja, Kirigakure Saizō.
Japanese サイヅウ Romanized in the internal game files as Saizou, and listed in the official character book as "Saizo".
Spanish Saizo As above
French Saizo As above
German Saizo As above
Italian Saizo As above




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