The only point is at the end of my sword, fool!
—Albel to Fayt

Albel Nox is an Elicoorian swordsman from the kingdom of Airyglyph and one of the main characters of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. Known as Albel the Wicked, he fights against the group for most parts of the first half of the game as leader of the Black Brigade. Albel is easily identified by the gauntlet on his left arm.

He is an excellent combatant specializing in the katana, a special kind of sword, and in one-on-one combat, he is said to possess skills comparable to Duke Vox, the captain of the Dragon Brigade. He will join the team in order to defeat the Vendeeni.


Albel Nox is a captain of the Black Brigade, one of the three branches of the military in the Kingdom of Airyglyph. Known as Albel the Wicked for his cruelty, Albel is a fantastic swordsman who specializes in one-on-one combat.
—Official Strategy Guide


During Albel's Ascension of the Flame ceremony, which occurred when he was fifteen years old, he failed to take his place among the knights of the Dragon Brigade when he was unable to release his own individual feelings and commune with the spirit of the air dragon. He should have died for his hubris as the dragons breathed their fury upon him, but his father Glou Nox shielded him with his own body and bore the brunt of the flames, saving his life. However, Albel lost his left arm in the incident.

Lord Glou Nox, Albel's father, was good friends with Count Woltar, the third leader of Airyglyph's military, and Count Woltar came to look after the young and mischievous Albel. Albel's left arm was severely burned as a result of his failed attempt to make a partnership with a dragon. His father's death has led Albel to self-loathing, as he thinks that he did not deserve to be saved as he had failed. It has been hypothesized that because of a fear that someone will sacrifice themselves to save him again, he keeps others at arm's length, so that he (and they) won't get hurt again. Regardless, Albel is socially inept; he speaks little, and that which he says is often derogatory or threatening in nature, and he often refers to others as "maggots," "worms," and "fools."

Airyglyph War

Albel First Met by Fayt and Co

The group meeting Albel.

Albel has since worn a clawed gauntlet over his wounded and scarred arm. He prefers to take no prisoners and leave no survivors in battle, a lack of mercy that perhaps explains his nickname of "the Wicked." In the events of the game, Albel is first encountered by Fayt, Nel, and Cliff at Airyglyph's Kirlsa Training Facility. However, he only mocks the group before deciding to leave without a fight and report the defeat of his political rival in the Airyglyph military. He is next seen in the Bequerel Mountain Path, where he does in fact attack Fayt, Nel, and Cliff. After he is defeated, Fayt decides to spare his life with the same excuse used by Albel at the training facility ("Easy wins have never been my style"). Unfortunately for Albel, after letting the valuable engineer Fayt escape twice, Duke Vox claims that his repeated failure was because Albel was actually a traitor, rather than an incompetent. The ploy works, and Albel is imprisoned by the King of Airyglyph.

Fourth-Dimensional War

After the Vendeeni attack, Albel is pardoned and sent with Fayt, Cliff, Nel, and Maria's group as a representative of Airyglyph in the taming of The Marquis, the King of Dragons. If Fayt is sufficiently "nice" to Albel in a certain event, which is when you spend the night in Peterny before going to Urssa Lava Caves watch the event and when Albel asks if you hate him, you say no. Albel is one of the three characters from Elicoor II who may accompany Fayt on his initial journey to Moonbase and beyond, saying that he needed to find excitement somewhere else since the war is over and Vox is dead. If Albel is not acquired then, he may be recruited upon the return to Elicoor II considerably later in the game if Peppita Rossetti did not join Fayt's band. But in this case, Fayt must fight Albel one on one in order to recruit him. Woltar will say that Albel is in the caves where the group fought Crossel.

Either way that Albel is recruited, he rather "forces" himself into the group. If he is defeated at the Urssa Lava Caves, he seems to try and force himself into the group, automatically saying "All right fools. Let's go." before the others decide whether they want Albel or not. He can be accepted or rejected this time, but if Fayt defeats Albel a second time after rejecting him the first time, he truly forces himself into joining Fayt's group and becomes permanent, whether the player wants him or not.


Albel First Boss Fight

Albel Nox in-battle.

Albel Nox is fought as a boss at the Bequerel Mountain Path. He later joins the group before the journey to the Urssa Lava Caves or during the return to Elicoor II after the events at the Moonbase.

Albel's fighting style is based on quick attacks with a katana and making use of his ability to channel energy through his gauntlet, thus allowing him a means to attack both up close and from afar. His Minor Attacks are unique, as they can be consecutively chained for as long as his Fury lasts, giving him great combo potential. Albel's fighting style is a modified version of the Edarl Sword Style.

In terms of statistics, Albel has decent attacking power, but his defense is relatively lacking due to the fact he equips chain mail class armor like Nel and Maria do. Albel works best as a backup fighter for heavier hitters. His quick and evasive movement on the battlefield means he can bait enemies away from casters and characters with lower defenses.

Battle Skills

Skill Name Level Acq HP/MP Useage Fury% CP
Air Slash Default 10/5% HP 10/30 2
Shockwave Swirl Default 20/5% HP 10/30 2
Palm of Destruction 26 25/5% HP 20/47 4
Aura Wall 32 50/5% HP 25/45 4
Double Slash 35 20/5% HP 20/40 4
Vampiric Flash 40 500/20% MP 20/40 6
Hand of Doom 45 120/10% HP 25/52 5
Dragon Roar 50 150/12% HP 30/62 7
Air Slash of Fury Has to be found in the Maze of Tribulations B6F 600/12% HP 20/47 6
Double Slash of Fury Has to be found in the Sphere Company 135th level 10/5% HP 20/42 6


The track that plays when you first meet Albel and during the boss battles against him is called "Malicious Fingers". Also, in the first meeting with Albel in Kirlsa Training Facility, after the defeat of Shelby, the track played is "The Divine Spirit Of Language" . These can be considered to be Albel's theme songs.

Star Ocean: Anamnesis

Albel nox icon Albel Nox SOA Attacker

Information Sword & Sheathe - Gacha Permanent - ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Evil Eye II DEF -30% (All Enemies)
Black Brigade's Fury II ATK +30% (All Attackers & All Defenders)
Savage Blade II Damage to single target +20% (Self)
Magician's Clothes AP Consumption -20% (Self)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Hydra Roar ATK +100% & DEF -50% (Self 15 seconds) ATK x 4,000% 6
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Aura Wall 20 ATK x 200% 20
Vampiric Flash 32 ATK x 220% 6
Unbridled Double Slash 40 ATK x 400% 4
Unbridled Air Slash 21 ATK x 210% 2
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 15,750
ATK 2,716
INT 1,496
DEF 2,009
HIT 1,113
GRD 847

Black commander albel nox icon Black Command Albel SOA Attacker

Information Greatsword - Gacha Permanent - Attacker ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Tenacity for Power ATK +45% (All Allies) / ATK +50%/+55% when Hit Count is 50+/100+ (All Allies)
Heavy Cavalry Leader Additional Hit on Normal Attacks doing 20% of damage (All Allies) / Hit Count Timer +1 second (All Allies)
Orthodox School Swordsmanship Recover 15% of Normal Attack damage as HP when Hit Count is 50+ (Self)
Cold-blooded Tactic Theory Crescent Moon Slash Damage +100% during Charge Assault (Self)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Blade of Doom Kaiken AP Consumption -40% (Self 20 seconds) / DEF -30% (All Enemies 20 seconds) ATK x 4,000% 8
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Caving Slash 23 ATK x 410% 4
Air Slash of Fury (Howl) 21 ATK x 360% 2
Void Claw 17 ATK x 190% 1
Crescent Moon Slash 39 ATK x 550% 4
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 15,645
ATK 2,744
INT 1,496
DEF 2,009
HIT 1,113
GRD 840

Wolf albel nox icon Wolf Albel SOA Attacker

Information Axe - Gacha Limited - ACE 5☆ to 6☆
Starving Wolf ATK +20% (All Allies / DEF -20%, -30% when Wolf Albel is at Full HP (All Enemies)
Monster of the Moonlight Hitcount Timer Decay +2s, Reduce AP consumption by 10%, 20% when hitcount is at 50, 100 (All Allies)
Lone Wolf Will not flinch when attacking (Self) / Damage Taken -40% (Self)
Deep Twisted Regret ATK +20%, HP +10% (Self)
Rush Combo
Additional Effect Power Max Hit Count
Haō Kokutensō AP Consumption -40%, Recover 10% HP every 3 seconds (Self/20sec) ATK x 5,000% 6
AP Cost Power Max Hit Count
Gravity Collider 21 ATK x 350% 6
Divine Ring 39 ATK x 780% 8
Dragon Hammer 19 ATK x 280% 10
Demon Claw Wave 42 ATK x 840% 8
LB 10 Level 70 Stats
HP 16,979
ATK 3,293
INT 1,510
DEF 1,995
HIT 1,120
GRD 847

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