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Fire Emblem: Awakening Class Guide

Fire Emblem Awakening has over 40 classes, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, all but a select few of the classes can upgrade to an advanced class once level 10 is reached. In order to maximize a character’s potential it’s recommended to hit level cap for the basic class before promoting allowing the character to produce the highest stats possible.



Since Fire Emblem follows a rock, paper, scissors style of combat with weapons having strengths and weaknesses, it’s best to employ your entire team throughout the game’s lengthy campaign to make sure you’re able to counter some of the game’s harsher challenges.



See below for a full list of classes including basic and advanced.



Basic Classes

Archer

Promotes To: Sniper

Weapons: Bow



Barbarian

Promotes To: Berserker, Warrior

Weapons: Axe



Dancer

Promotes To: N/A

Weapons: Sword



Dark Mage

Promotes To: Dark Knight, Sorcerer

Weapons: Dark Magic



Demon Fighter

Promotes To: N/A

Weapons: Axe, Magic, Sword



Fighter

Promotes To: Hero, Warrior

Weapons: Axe



Cavalier

Promotes To: Great Knight, Paladin

Weapons: Lance, Sword



Cleric

Promotes To: Sage, War Cleric

Weapons: Staff



Fighter

Promotes To: Hero, Warrior

Weapons: Axe



Knight

Promotes To: General, Great Knight

Weapons: Lance



Lord

Promotes To: Great Lord

Weapons: Sword



Manakete

Promotes To: N/A

Weapons: Dragonstone, Stone



Mage

Promotes To: Dark Knight, Sage

Weapons: Magic



Mercenary

Promotes To: Bow Knight, Hero

Weapons: Sword



Myrmidon

Promotes To: Assassin, Swordmaster

Weapons: Sword



Pegasus Knight

Promotes To: Dark Pegasus, Falcon Knight

Weapons:Lance



Priest

Promotes To: Sage, War Monk

Weapons: Staff



Tactician

Promotes To: Grandmaster

Weapons: Magic, Sword



Taguel

Promotes To: N/A

Weapons: Stone



Thief

Promotes To: Assassin, Trickster

Weapons: Sword, Knife



Troubadour

Promotes To: Battle Cleric, Valkyrie

Weapons: Staff



Villager

Promotes To: N/A

Weapons: Lance



Wyvern Rider

Promotes To: Griffon Rider, Wyvern Lord

Weapons: Axe



Advanced Classes

Assassin

Weapons: Bow, Knife, Sword



Bow Knight

Weapons: Bow, Sword



Berserker

Weapons: Axe



Dark Flier

Weapons: Lance, Magic



Dark Knight

Weapons: Sword, Magic



Falcon Knight

Weapons: Lance, Staff



General

Weapons: Axe, Bow, Lance, Sword



Grandmaster

Weapons: Sword, Magic



Great Knight

Weapons: Axe, Lance, Sword



Great Lord

Weapons: Lance, Sword



Griffon Rider

Weapons: Axe



Hero

Weapons: Axe, Sword



Paladin

Weapons: Sword



Sage

Weapons: Magic, Staff



Trickster

Weapons: Sword, Staff



Sniper

Weapons: Bow



Sorcerer

Weapons: Magic, Staff



Swordmaster

Weapons: Sword



Valkyrie

Weapons: Magic, Staff



War Cleric

Weapons: Axe, Staff



War Monk

Weapons: Axe, Staff



Warrior

Weapons: Axe, Bow



Wyvern Lord

Weapons: Axe, Lance, Sword



Unplayable Classes

  • Entombed
  • Merchant
  • Revenant
  • Soldier