Fire Emblem Engage is a pretty balanced game and, if you’re on the Normal difficulty, you might not even need to grind. But if you are playing on one like Maddening, you might need an extra edge. Though really, anyone can benefit from the extra resources. This is where the Fire Emblem Engage Skirmishes come in, as these standard, Gold, Silver, and Training optional battles can help anyone playing on Normal to Maddening when trying to farm EXP.
How Do the Four Kinds of Skirmishes in Fire Emblem Engage Differ?
There are four different kinds of Skirmish that can appear, with three kinds of icons letting you know what to expect at a glance. This makes it easy to see which sorts are available if you choose the Fast Travel option while on the World Map.
Standard and Training Skirmishes are designated with a green icon with an exclamation point in the middle. Standard is a basic, ordinary Skirmish. Training means you’ll get money just for taking part and every unit who was there will get 50 XP for showing up. Training is your low-risk way to farm EXP in Fire Emblem Engage.
The other two options in Fire Emblem Engage are the Silver and Gold Skirmishes. These mean that you will occasionally face Silver and Gold Corrupted enemies there. When defeated, you’ll get money from a Gold Corrupted. The character who deals the killing blow on a Silver Corrupted will get more EXP and SP, which is most useful when trying to farm EXP in Fire Emblem Engage Skirmishes. Silver Skirmishes have a blue icon with edges and an exclamation point in the center. Gold ones feature a yellow bag with an exclamation point on them.
With all Skirmish battles, there will always be a “warning” before you had into the fight. It will let you know the suggested level for characters, as well as noting if they should be using a Base or Advanced class. It will also know you which donation level for the region will most benefit you if you take on that task.
How Do I Make New Skirmishes Appear in Fire Emblem Engage?
Let time pass. Honestly, as you play the game and time goes by, you’ll see new Skirmishes come and go. If you really want to, you can go head into your Switch’s actual system settings to change the date and time. But really, it’s easier to just play the game, go through the Skirmishes already available, and clear them out to make time advance and more eventually appear. Even if you aren’t seeing a ton of Gold, Silver, or Training Skirmishes on your world map, even standard ones are worth your time.
Fire Emblem Engage is available for the Nintendo Switch.