The Solar Brace (Japanese: 太陽の腕輪 Sun Bracelet) is a class change item exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. It is used to promote the lord character Ephraim, and prior to this point is worn by him throughout the game's events and plays a relatively large role in the game's plot.
In Fire Emblem Heroes it returns as the B-slot skill for Ephraim's "Legendary Lord" variation. Rather than being a class change item, it adds a healing effect to the user's special attacks that stacks with Sol and similar skills. Solar Brace cannot be given to other characters through skill inheritance.
The Solar Brace is one of two keys to the seal which protected the Sacred Stone of Renais and the country's Sacred Twin weapons, Siegmund and Sieglinde; the other key is the Solar Brace's twin, the Lunar Brace worn by his sister Eirika. The Solar Brace was worn by Ephraim as a gift from his father, King Fado, who never told him or Eirika of the bracelets' significance; unlike Eirika, Ephraim would not learn the truth about it from Seth until much later. When the war with Grado began, one of the missions of Grado's army was to seize the bracelets from Eirika and Ephraim so they could steal the Stone. After recapturing Renais from the traitor Orson, Eirika and Ephraim used the two braces to unlock the Sacred Stone and weapons, and the light of the Stone empowered the bracelets to allow the two to change class.
In the main Fire Emblem series
|Game||Icon||Uses||Worth||Effects and notes|
|The Sacred Stones||1||Cannot be sold||Initiates class change for male Lords (Ephraim).|
In other Fire Emblem series titles
|Heroes||Heals 30% of damage dealt by special skills (stacks with Sol and similar specials).||--||--||Cost: 300 SP|
|Neutralizes effects that slow down user's special skill cooldown during combat and restores 10 HP to user after combat.
User can move up to two squares after using an attack or assist skill, or destroying an Aether Raids structure, but cannot attack or use an assist skill during that movement and cannot use a warping effect (e.g. Wings of Mercy) to warp a distance greater than two squares.
|--||--||Cost: 300 SP|
The Sacred Stones
|Event||Chapter 16, end of chapter|
|Units||Ephraim: Legendary Lord|
|The Sacred Stones
|For use by Ephraim,
prince of Renais.
|The Sacred Stones
|Have Ephraim use this
when he's ready.
|Restores HP = 30% of damage dealt when
Special triggers. (Stacks with effects of skills
(Solar Brace II)
Neutralizes unit's penalties that inflict "Special
cooldown charge -X" on unit during combat.
Restores 10 HP to unit after combat.
After an attack, Assist skill, or structure
destruction, unit can move ２ space(s).
(Unit moves according to movement type. Once
per turn. Cannot attack or assist. Only highest
value applied. Does not stack. After moving,
if a skill that grants another action would be
triggered (like with Galeforce), Canto will
trigger after the granted action. Unit's base
movement has no effect on movement granted.
Cannot warp (using skills like Wings of Mercy)
a distance greater than ２ space(s).)
- The Solar Brace is one of three items in the Fire Emblem series that exist solely to promote a Lord character. The others are its twin, the Lunar Brace, as well as the Heaven Seal from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
- "Seth: The real Sacred Stone of Renais lies beneath the royal castle. Guarding it is a powerful seal, an infinitely complex lock of sorts.
Eirika: What? Is this true?
Seth: Yes. King Fado confided in me himself. The Sacred Stoned banished evil long ago and possess power beyond our ken. The ancient kings of Renais felt it prudent to seal ours away. They feared its power could be misused. They thought to remove the temptation. The keys to break the seal were hidden, too... Forged into bracelets... ...The very ones that you and your brother, Prince Ephraim, wear.
Eirika: Our bracelets? How could Father keep this a secret from me for so long?
Seth: "They must know nothing of the bracelets. Tell them only if some great peril strikes." These were King Fado's exact orders. Prince Ephraim knows nothing of the bracelets' secret, either. The king told me this out of fear that something might happen to him. So that, when the time came, the two of you would learn the truth." — Seth and Eirika, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Eirika's Lunar Brace and Ephraim's Solar Brace glow in response to the Sacred Stone. With the power of the bracelets, the twins can now change classes." — Narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|Items in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones|