Niles: Cruel to Be Kind Colorless Bow Infantry

Niles: Cruel to Be Kind - Peaceful Niles: Cruel to Be Kind - Fighting Niles: Cruel to Be Kind - Special Attack Niles: Cruel to Be Kind - Injured

Nohrian scoundrel who wags his saucy tongue at everyone. One of Leo's retainers. Appears in Fire Emblem Fates.

Stat Benchmarks (Niles: Cruel to Be Kind / Top)

HP 37/60 37
ATK 25/41 25
SPD 34/41 34
DEF 17/42 17
RES 34/41 34
BST 147/180 147


  • Niles's Bow Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). Effective against flying foes. If foe's Def ≥ foe's Res+5, deals +7 damage. 5 stars
  • Iceberg Boosts damage by 50% of unit's Res. 4 stars
  • Warding Blow 3 If unit initiates combat, grants Res+6 during combat. 4 stars
  • Spur Res 3 Grants Res+4 to adjacent allies during combat. 5 stars

Data Insights (2019-11-09)

  • Niles is the only hero with Niles's Bow.
  • Niles is the only hero with Killer Bow+.
  • Niles is the only hero with Killer Bow.
  • Niles has the highest RES potential possible among Colorless Bow heroes.
  • Niles has the lowest ATK potential possible among Colorless Bow heroes.

Hero Data

Niles Quotes

“I'm Niles from the Kingdom of Nohr. Former outlaw. Current disgrace. My arrows are yours.”

“That weapon of yours has such a provocative shape. Does it feel good to fire it? I bet it does.”

“I serve Lord Leo. He rescued me from my former existence as a filthy thief. I'd give my life for him.”

“If you run yourself ragged, you should be sure to take a nap. I'd be tickled to show you where.”

“How about a midnight stroll at some point? I won't bite. I never do. At least, not by the light of the moon.”

“That prince you serve is a pretty bit of porcelain. But I think he'd look nicer with a few chips.”

“You must be <Player Name>. Someone must be awfully fond of you to send me all this way. And that... is <Friend Name>!”

“My gain will be another's pain.”

“I deserve better.”

“How unfortunate.”

“Oh! You've taken some liberties with me. How nice.”

“Here you are. And here I am! Aren't we a pair. I must confess that I've grown after each of your visits—really and truly, I have! I must also say that when I first met you, Summoner, I thought you were a fussy bit of butter. I served you, but not happily. But now! Oh, what a difference! I long to always be with you. I wonder, have you only indulged your servant Niles? Or are we becoming friends now? I know some see me as unsavory. To them I say, variety is the spice of life! But, what say you? Eh? You trust me? How curious. Someone dear to me once said the very same thing. So, you and I will be friends through thick and thin. And, you know me... I always delight my friends.”

Level 1 Stats

3 16/17/18 4/5/6 6/7/8 2/3/4 6/7/8
4 16/17/18 4/5/6 7/8/9 2/3/4 7/8/9
5 17/18/19 5/6/7 7/8/9 3/4/5 7/8/9

Level 40 Stats

3 31/34/37 19/22/25 27/30/33 11/14/17 27/30/33
4 32/35/38 20/23/26 29/32/35 12/15/18 29/32/35
5 34/37/41 22/25/29 31/34/37 13/17/20 31/34/37