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This article is about the currency. For the class from Gaiden, see Gold (class).

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Gold (Japanese: ゴールド gold), abbreviated as G, is the currency used in thirteen of the fourteen games in the Fire Emblem series. It is accumulated and used by the player to fund their army, and its primary use in every game is to purchase items and weapons from shops. It occasionally has other uses, such as to pay certain units to join the player's army.

Fire Emblem Gaiden is the only game where gold is absent.


The majority of installments in the serie handle gold through giving the player's army a communal supply thereof. Under the player's direction, any unit can use the army's gold to purchase items from shops located, depending on the individual game, on the chapter maps, the world map, the preparations screen or at the base.

Most of the time, the player will start the game with a set amount of gold. Further gold is obtained through selling items, finding it in treasure chests, winning arena battles, receiving it from villages or in cutscene events. The majority of games have a small number of special and rare items which serve no use beyond being sold to shops in exchange for high amounts of gold, such as the Red Gem or Bullion.

In Genealogy of the Holy War

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War features a significantly different system of handling gold than the rest of the series. In this game, instead of the communal gold supply, every unit has their own personal supply of gold. Units can use gold to buy or repair weapons from the shops located in castles, or can use it to be healed at the churches on the map for a sum of 5G per hit point restored. Additionally, in Chapter 2, Beowolf can be recruited by any unit by paying him a sum of 10,000G, which he keeps upon joining the army. The maximum amount of gold any one unit can carry at a time is 50,000G.

The primary means of receiving gold is through villages: every village in the game will give visiting units a sum of gold, sometimes in addition to an item. An undamaged village rewards the unit with 5,000G, and the amount decreases by 500G per turn of damage sustained by the village from Brigands until the village is destroyed. As with in other games, units can also receive gold by selling items or winning rounds of combat at arenas. Additionally, Thieves, Thief Fighters, units wielding the Thief's Sword, or units equipped with the Thief's Band are equipped with the Steal skill, which automatically steals all of an enemy unit's gold upon damaging the enemy and adds it to the unit's own stockpile.

There are only two ways of directly transferring gold between units: a Thief or Thief Fighter (Dew, Patty, Daisy) can give all of their gold to another unit, and any pair of lover characters can give each other all of their gold. In either case, the giving unit always gives up all of their gold to the receiver, unless this would result in the receiver having an amount of gold above the 50,000G cap: in this case, the giving unit will only give the receiver enough gold to reach the 50,000G cap and will keep the remainder.

All classes are assigned a base amount of gold which they possess by default. While this is not particularly relevant to playable units, since they have their own individual starting gold supply, this results in almost all enemy units having a supply of gold which can be stolen through the Steal skill.

Gold supply of generic units
Amount Classes
0G Ma snes02 civilian partner.gif Ma snes02 dark prince enemy.gif
1000G Ma snes02 cavalier playable.gifMa snes02 free knight playable.gifMa snes02 axe knight playable.gifMa snes02 lance knight playable.gifMa snes02 arch knight playable.gifMa snes02 troubadour playable.gifMa snes02 dragon rider enemy.gifMa snes02 bow fighter playable.gifMa snes02 myrmidon playable.gifMa snes02 barbarian enemy.gifMa snes02 hunter enemy.gifMa snes02 dancer playable.gifMa snes02 priest playable.gifMa snes02 mage playable.gifMa snes02 fire mage enemy.gifMa snes02 thunder mage female playable.gifMa snes02 wind mage playable.gifMa snes02 ballista enemy.gifMa snes02 iron ballista enemy.gifMa snes02 killer ballista enemy.gif
2000G Ma snes02 knight enemy.gifMa snes02 armored sword playable.gifMa snes02 armored axe enemy.gifMa snes02 bow armor enemy.gifMa snes02 fighter playable.gifMa snes02 bard playable.gifMa snes02 shaman playable.gif
3000G Ma snes02 lord knight seliph playable.gifMa snes02 master knight playable.gifMa snes02 paladin playable.gifMa snes02 ranger playable.gifMa snes02 great knight playable.gifMa snes02 bow knight playable.gifMa snes02 mage knight playable.gifMa snes02 pegasus knight playable.gifMa snes02 wyvern rider female playable.gifMa snes02 swordmaster playable.gifMa snes02 forrest playable.gifMa snes02 warrior playable.gifMa snes02 sniper playable.gifMa snes02 general playable.gifMa snes02 mage fighter playable.gifMa snes02 high priest playable.gifMa snes02 bishop enemy.gif
5000G Ma snes02 falcon knight playable.gifMa snes02 wyvern lord female playable.gifMa snes02 baron enemy.gifMa snes02 brigand enemy.gifMa snes02 pirate enemy.gifMa snes02 princess playable.gifMa snes02 prince playable.gifMa snes02 sage playable.gifMa snes02 dark bishop enemy.gifMa snes02 thief playable.gif
6000G Ma snes02 emperor enemy.gifMa snes02 junior lord playable.gifMa snes02 queen enemy.gifMa snes02 thief fighter playable.gif


See also