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Fire Emblem: Awakening
Class introduction

Credits: TheEnd

All characters who can fight have a class. Characters can change classes by using a Master Seal to promote to a higher class or a Second Seal to reclass to a completely different class.

Main characters

Base class
Lord
Sw
The title given to a fledgling royal. Fights using a sword.
Tactician
SwT
A mysterious tactician-in-training who can wield both swords and magic.





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Promoted class
Great Lord
SwL
The title given to a mighty royal who commands armies. Can wield lances in addition to swords.
Grandmaster
SwT
A tactician gifted with exceptional commanding ability. A pivotal unit in any army.

Knights

Base class

Cavalier
SwL
Horseback knights who wield swords and lances in combat. A well balanced class.
Knight
L
Knights encased in heavy armour. Has high defence, but is weak against magic.











Promoted class
Paladin
SwL
An experienced and dignified knight, possessing high mobility and resistance.
Great Knight
SwLA
A sturdy armoured rider who can wield swords, lances and axes.
General
LA
Armoured knights who possess  overpowering defence and offence. Can wield axes and lances.

Sword-wielders

Base class

Myrmidon
Sw
Warriors who specialise in the blade. They overcome enemies with their swift movements.
Thief
Sw
An underworld dweller who lives off thievery. Weak at fighting, but good at picking locks.











Promoted class
Swordmaster
Sw
A sword expert who has reached the pinnacle of swordsmanship. Has high skill and speed.
Assassin
SwB
An assassin who lives in the shadows. Can wield bows in addition to swords.
Trickster
SwStf
A glamorous and elusive phantom thief. Wields staves in addition to swords.

Fighters

Base class

Barbarian
A
Fiends who raid and destroy villages. Has high strength and speed, but low defence.
Fighter
A
Savages who fight with axes and dish out mighty blows with their high strength.
Mercenary
Sw
Professional sword-wielders with excellent abilities all around.
Archer
B
Bow-fighters who attack from a short distance away.

















Promoted class
Berserker
A
A mighty barbarian who has mastered the axe and deals devastating attacks.
Warrior
AB
A fighter whose might is second to none. Can wield bows in addition to axes.
Hero
SwA
Battle-hardened warriors who possess exceptional skill. Can wield axes in addition to swords.
Bow Knight
SwB
An archer knight who rains arrows while riding on horseback. Can wield both swords and bows.
Sniper
B
An expert bowman who has mastered the bow. Possesses exceptional skill.

Flying units

Base class

Pegasus Knight
L
Knights who soar the skies astride a pegasus. Strong against magic, but weak against bows.




Wyvern Rider
A
Knights who soar the skies astride a wyvern. Vulnerable only to bows and magic.

















Promoted class
Falcon Knight
LStf
Knights who control falcons with great mastery. Can wield staves in addition to lances.
Dark Flier
LT
Knights who ride onto battle astride a black pegasus. Can wield magic in addition to lances.
Wyvern Lord
LA
Knights who pride their wyvern-riding abilities. Can wield lances in addition to axes.
Griffon Rider
A
Knights who ride a mythical griffon beast into combat. A finely balanced class.

Magical units

Base class

Dark Mage
T +Dark
A wielder of dark magic. Sturdy, boasting high defence.
Mage
T
Magic tome wielders who fare well against armoured foes.
Priest, Cleric
Stf
Healers who aid allies with their healing staves. Cannot fight.
Troubadour
Stf
Mounted healers who possess high mobility, but cannot fight.

















Promoted class
Sorcerer
T +Dark
A warlock who wields potent dark magic. Possesses terrifying magical power.
Dark Knight
SwT
A spell-casting knight who rides a black horse. Can wield swords in addition to magic.
Sage
TStf
A powerful magician who wields mighty magic. Can wield staves in addition to magic.
War Monk, War Cleric
AStf
A holy worker who swings an axe around in battle. Can wield axes in addition to staves.
Valkyrie
TStf
A battle maiden who rides a horse into combat. Can wield magic in addition to staves.

Special units

Note: These classes do not have a promoted class, but have a higher maximum Level of 30.

Class
Villager
L
A common villager. Very weak, but perhaps has potential...
Taguel
Stn
A warrior who shifts into a rabbit beast to attack. Powerful when shifted, harmless otherwise.
Lodestar (SpotPass, DLC only)
Sw
The legendary king spoken of in sagas. He's saved the world again and again.
Bride (DLC only)
LBStf
A woman blessed by the goddess of fortune. Can wield lances, bows and staves.
Soldier (Enemy only)
L
A common soldier who fights with lances.
Revenant (Enemy only)
C
The weakest of the Risen. They have high strength and attack the living with their sharp claws.
Mirage (Enemy only)
None
No description. (The mysterious entities who appear in Paralogue 22.)
Outrealm Class (DLC only)
Varies
A class obtained from the Outrealm Gate. (What a DLC class looks like when DLC is not installed.)

Class
Dancer
Sw
An enchanting female whose beautiful dances invigorate allies, giving them another action.
Manakete
Stn
A fabled race said to be able to take dragon form. Powerful when shifted, harmless otherwise.
Dread Fighter (DLC only)
SwAT
A mysterious fighter who possesses exceptional resistance. Can wield swords, axes and tomes.
Conqueror (SpotPass only)
SwLA
A royal hailing from the continent of Valm. Can wield swords, lances and axes.
Merchant (NPC only)
L
A merchant who travels across the lands. Something good might happen if you help them...
Entombed (Enemy only)
C
A Risen noble. They have high strength and attack the living with their sharp claws.
Grima (Enemy only)
Breath
A fell dragon from ancient times who has reawakened. Its dream is to bring despair to the world.





(Last updated: 15th July 2013)

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