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|“||Why are you doing this? You’re not a bad man...||”|
— Safy to Shiva in Chapter 7:The Shield of Thracia
Shiva first appears in Chapter 2, under the employ of Lifis. He was working as a mercenary for Lifis at his base in the Corsair Isles when the Fiana Freeblades led their assault on his pirate crew. Before the fighting began he warned Lifis not to harm Safy, a priest held captive by Lifis. Shiva escaped the fighting alive, and went on to work for a group of bandits that intercepted Leif and his retinue during their escape from Munster. He was approached by Safy, who convinced him to join Leif's forces. He accompanied Leif's liberation army until at least the liberation of Munster. His involvement, if any, with the war after Leif's forces merged with Seliph's is unknown, as he does not appear in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
Shiva is a standard myrmidon that joins in chapter 7. He comes with solid bases and growths, an action star, a very high FCM of 4, a very high sword rank and the skill Sol. At first Shiva seems like a very strong combat unit as he will have a guaranteed critical hit on his second attack with the Killing Edge. However as the game goes on, Shiva's mediocre strength will become more apparent and he will need to rely on his high PCC more and more. Shiva is also fairly frail and has low enough magic to fall to every enemy status staff and siege tome. Upon promotion Shiva gains the skill adept, which works excellently with his high speed allowing him to not need to rely on critical hits as much. Another aspect worth mentioning is the low enemy quality in Thracia 776 meaning that most other units will have similar combat to Shiva, but often with other utility, such as having a mount or access to staves. This is not to say that Shiva is bad. Shiva can serve as a solid combat unit and even bosskiller throughout the entire game and also uses swords which are the best physical weapon type in Thracia 776, but he will have a hard time standing out among most of the cast on most maps.
Personality and character
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Shiva, Mercenary of Savan
After the war, Shiva disappeared. Various speculations and theories have been made about this man of many mysteries, but none have been, and ever will be, confirmed.
|“||Not too bright, are you...?||”|
— Shiva as an enemy
|“||How... careless. All this way, just to die... here...||”|
— Shiva as an enemy
|“||What a naive bunch... Still, I owe them a debt now.||”|
— Shiva as an enemy, when captured and released
Fire Emblem Cipher
Shiva is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Shiva|
|Dark Swordsman, Shiva|
|"Don't take death lightly in front of me. I can't stand those who would so readily throw their lives away!"|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Swordmaster||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Sol: [Trigger] When this unit inflicts a critical hit, until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Clear-Minded Stance: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Choose a "Shiva" in your Retreat Area, and add that card to your hand. Also, until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit cannot evade.
|Card #B10-029R • Artist: Clover.K|
|Savan's Sellsword, Shiva|
|"This is my livelihood. Now, get out of my way."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Myrmidon||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"You will not touch that cleric.": [Always] If you have an allied "Safy", this unit gains +10 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B10-030N • Artist: Clover.K|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Shiva .
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.
Officially romanized as Shiva. Shiva is a Hindu god of destruction.
Artwork of Shiva from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
- Character ～登場人物の紹介～, ファイアーエムブレム トラキア７７６, Retrieved: 7 April, 2017
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|