These Are The Character Classes You Can Use In Fire Emblem: Awakening

By Ishaan . January 22, 2013 . 2:20pm

Nintendo have shared a new trailer for Fire Emblem: Awakening that shows off some of the game’s various character classes. These are divided into three categories—Basic Classes, Special Classes and Advanced Classes. Check them out below:



Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released on February 4th in North America and in April in Europe. We’ll have more coverage on the game and its various systems leading up to its U.S. release.

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  • Andrew Arndt

    im so ready for this game :D

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  • Curan_Altea

    I cant be alone in thinking the tactician is an awesome class. Swords and magic combined is just fantastic.

    • Arrei

      The promotion, Grandmaster, seems to fall into a jack of all trades, master of none problem, though.

      • More like master of all…

      • Curan_Altea

        I don’t see it as a problem really. Their versatility can be very useful.

        • Arrei

          Just that the thing is, their versatility apparently is less useful than simply specializing. IIRC, they have fairly low stat caps, so their main draw is to get Grandmaster skills and then change into a different class with those skills.

          • Curan_Altea

            Hmmm. Well I’ve been trying not to look up too much on this game. Help keep the experience fresh.
            I’m personally against changing a character class in Fire Emblem, but I’ll see how things go.

      • Pockystix

        even with that, they are pretty OP

        also, if you really want ot specialize, you can always just get a bunch of skills with whatever class you want, then go back to grandmaster lol

      • Ty Arnold

        Grandmaster is actually amazing. Being a magic user with actual defense, not to mention Rainbow Cry (or whatever they’re calling it now) is borderline broken.

        • Arrei

          Rainbow Cry can be kept after you reclass though, right? I believe that, coupled with the Grandmaster’s lower Magic cap compared to dedicated magic classes, is what sticks them in “master of none” status. Or so I’ve heard.

          This is, of course, considering that enemies start capping on everything on higher difficulties and post-game stuff, so you can’t really afford to be limited by caps.

    • Yvonne Tsang

      If only it had a pony!

  • EmptyWarrior

    February 4th can’t come soon enough.

  • LustEnvy

    Myrmidon FTW.

    • TatsuyaKyo

      Agreed. Their naturally high critical rate is no laughing matter.

      • Ty Arnold

        They don’t actually get that in this game.

  • MogCakes

    It looks great. However…there’s just something about the old sprite-based FE’s on GBA (and SNES) that made them look incredibly visceral in combat. I haven’t gotten that feeling from any of the successive FE titles.

    • Suicunesol

      While I don’t dislike the combat animations here, I’m afraid I have to
      agree with you. I can’t put down what it is that makes the sprite-based
      animations so exhilarating to watch, while the polygonal ones seem bland

      I’d also like to add that mounted units seem a bit
      stiff here, most notably the flying units. I think it would be
      better if they actually flew around [off screen] at times and dove down
      at their opponent rather than just float and stab.

    • Arrei

      I know what you mean, the GBA ones were just really over-the-top when it came to attacking. Myrmidons spinning around, all the weapon twirling from crits, it was all just so… stylish, I suppose.

      That said, I’m also really liking these animations, though. They’ve added a lot more flair to these animations, which is a big step up from the typically rigid animations of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

    • LynxAmali

      With sprites, there’s a lot more you can do in general then with 3D models.

      The Super Robot Taisen series and most ArcSys fighters are still sprite based (If I remember correctly) and look at what some of the things they can pull off.

      • SpiderCVIII

        Can’t talk about Super Robot Taisen sprite quality without linking Nu Gundam’s attacks in SRW Z2:

      • SpiderCVIII

        Can’t talk about Super Robot Taisen sprite quality without linking Nu Gundam’s attacks in SRW Z2:

      • Syn

        While I do agree sprites can be exaggerated more, 3D models can also be taken to super robot levels of extreme, I mean look at Gyrozzeter and its over the top moves and finshers, in the end, it comes down to how much work they are willing to put in or what the Vision of the director is. Take a look at the vid to see what I mean.

  • Ferrick

    My body is Reggie…

  • Hyli

    They’re all so beautiful… ;u;
    I’m going to enjoy this game so much more once that Villager is with me. :3

  • Tiramii

    So psyched! And of course, my body is completely ready, <3

  • fireemblembeast

    Cool, and as usual I will be choosing myrmidon/mercenary for my avatar. Female avatar can be a mercenary, right? After promoting and all that…

    • Kevin Tan

      Yup, she can class change into any class with an item.

      • fireemblembeast

        Cool, thanks for confirming. Just can’t be a dancer or manakete or lord or taguel, then, I guess. Those “special classes”.

  • Kaihedgie

    Yes, shapeshifters!

  • Kefkiroth

    Currently playing through the first Fire Emblem on GBA; instantly fell in love with the gameplay within the first few chapters. I’m liking the sprite animations in battle; some of the best I’ve seen.

    Can’t wait for this to come out.

    • Syn

      Sadly, the new games have been a bit ummmm……. stiff when it comes to the animation, not as stylish or over the top as the GBA ones but they are still very very good games

  • Ethan_Twain

    Oh man, I can upgrade my pegasus knights with MAGIC now? I.. I’m already thinking through tactical possibilities for this new wrinkle. I’m such a nerd.

  • Miralizmis

    “Dark Flier”… I liked the Japanese name better… :T
    Other than that, they all look epicly awesome. :D

    lol at that Villager with the log… :P

  • Prinnydoom

    From what I’ve seen of gameplay they haven’t nerfed the thief class like they did in previous games actually stands a chance now

  • TatsuyaKyo


    Do you hate it when a goon with a long stick pokes one of your healers? Then fret no more! With the Battle Monk promotion, anyone who stupidly tries to get your healers will meet the nasty end of their axe. Oh, but you can only promote your characters once, so choose wisely!

    • Prinnydoom

      Ha welcome to FE: Awakening with re-classing. New item allows characters to change to certain classes. Battle monk to pegasus knight then to griffon rider or falcon knight. Its broken as heck because you can max out nearly every stat.

  • StarWarudo

    Why Siliconera? Why are you tempting me to buy a 3DS?!

  • KyoyaHibari

    Tactician, Myrmidon, Lord, Sage, Assassin, War Monk and Worker look to be my favs. ;P (Aside from the shapeshifters and mounts).

  • Wafflenaut

    Generals unite!

  • alundra311

    What’s the japanese name of the falcon knight? Because it’s funny how it’s named falcon knight when he does not even ride a falcon.

    • raymk

      Its the same in japanese as well.

  • alundra311

    What’s the japanese name of the falcon knight? Because it’s funny how it’s named falcon knight when he does not even ride a falcon.

  • YoshEE

    2 week left and I can’t wait xD

  • kaizin

    wow going to be hard to pick what class i want my avatar to be maybe lord not sure cant wait to get my hands on this.

  • komiko12

    Can someone tell me what Villagers are good at..
    And also is the Dancer class useful?

    • Prinnydoom

      Villagers are the scrubbiest of scrubs don’t use em. Unless you really want to but they are pathetic. Dancers are much more versatile in this game since they can wield swords. They make for good back up especially if you double up with another character.

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