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Myrmidon

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Myrmidon

Generic portrait myrmidon fe12.png

Weapon(s)

Sword

Skill(s)

The Myrmidon class (Japanese: 剣士 Swordfighter) is a sword-wielding class present in Fire Emblem. Their first appearance was in Fire Emblem Gaiden; the only games where they do not exist are Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem Fates; however, the remakes of the former two games do contain myrmidons, and the latter features the functionally-identical Samurai class.

The class originated as a promotion of the Mercenary, akin to the Hero of most other games. In later games, it is a derivative of the Mercenary class based on the stat array of Navarre, whose fragile speed-oriented build was a significant difference from every other Mercenary in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and set a trend for other mercenaries of a similar build. The Myrmidon class of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 was something of a functional middle ground between the two classes; most of its members leaned toward the traditional Mercenary build, while many others like Ayra continued the fragile speed mold set by Navarre; this was epitomized by the promoted classes available to units on both sides of the stat split: the Forrest and the Swordmaster. The full-fledged separate Myrmidon class as it's known today, with its specific stat array, debuted in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and has appeared in every game since, completely replacing the Mercenary line in the Tellius games.

Their initial strength and defense are lower than those of mercenaries. To counter this, myrmidons focus more in skill and speed, making critical hits their trademark; in some games, there are unique swords with higher critical rate (such as the Wo Dao and the Shamshir) that can be wielded only by this class and its promotions.

Myrmidons, in most games, can be promoted to swordmasters. Special cases are seen in Gaiden, The Sacred Stones, and Awakening; in the former, myrmidons are a second-tier class and can be promoted to dread fighters, while in the latter two they can be promoted either to swordmasters or assassins. Other options are seen in the Jugdral games; specific characters can be promoted to forrests in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and to mercenaries in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

In the Elibe, Magvel, and Jugdral games and Awakening, myrmidons were in general strongly associated with a particular region of the continents (Sacae, Jehanna, Isaach and Chon'sin respectively) and almost all units of the class are from these places. In Tellius and Archanea, however, they can come from any land.


Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Gaiden 30 11 -- 11 14 0 7 6 5 -- -- Sword: N/A
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 10 10 0 5 0 6 -- -- SNESRankSword.png A
Thracia 776 20/18 3/2 0 5 6/7 0 2 -- 6 6/5 -- SNESRankSword.png E
The Binding Blade 16/15 4/3 -- 9 9/10 0 2/1 0/1 5 8/5 -- GBARankSword.gif D
Fire Emblem 16/15 4/3 -- 9 9/10 0 2/1 0/1 5 8/5 -- GBARankSword.gif D
The Sacred Stones 16/15 4/3 -- 9 9/10 0 2/1 0/1 5 8/5 -- GBARankSword.gif D
Path of Radiance 17/15 4/3 0 5 5/6 0 3 0/1 6 10/7 10/7 GCNRankSword.gif D
Radiant Dawn 18 6 0 10 11 0 4 0 6 10 10 WiiRankSword.png: D
Shadow Dragon 16 3 0 9 11 0 4 0 7 -- -- DSRankSword.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 3 0 9 11 0 4 0 7 -- -- --
Awakening 16 4 1 9 10 0 4 1 5 -- -- 3DSRankSword.png E

Max stats


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Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 -- -- Sword: N/A
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 25 25 30 20 15 -- -- N/A
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 --  ??? 20 SNESRankSword.png ?
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
Fire Emblem 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20  ???  ??? GCNRankSword.gif A
Radiant Dawn 30 20 10 20 20 30 20 10  ???  ??? WiiRankSword.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankSword.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- -- DSRankSword.png A
Awakening 60 24 22 27 28 30 22 24 7 -- 3DSRankSword.png A

Class growth rates


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Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 pursuit.png Pursuit Innate.
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii shove.png Shove Innate; hidden and unnamed in Path of Radiance.
Radiant Dawn Is wii critical +5.png Critical +5 Innate.
Awakening Is 3ds avoid +10.png Avoid +10 Learned at Level 1.
Awakening Is 3ds vantage.png Vantage Learned at Level 10.


Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Basic class Method Promoted class Method Promoted class Method Trainee-like class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching level 3, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
After reaching level 7, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
After reaching level 10, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Dread Fighter
After reaching level 10, at Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 ulster myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Choosing the option "Promote" in the home castle after reaching level 20. Bs fe04 shanan swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster
or
Bs fe04 ulster forrest sword.png
Forrest
Promotion choice criteria: The promoted class is predetermined for the characters

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 machyua myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10. Bs fe05 mareeta swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster
or
Bs fe05 machyua mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
Promotion choice criteria: The promoted class is predetermined for the characters


The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 rutoga myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Hero Crest after reaching level 10. Bs fe06 rutoga swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 guy myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Hero Crest or Earth Seal after reaching level 10. Bs fe07 guy swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster


The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 joshua myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Hero Crest or Master Seal after reaching level 10. Bs fe08 joshua assassin sword.png
Assassin
or
Bs fe08 joshua swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Myrmidon
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Swordmaster

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Myrmidon
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Swordmaster
Using a Master Crown after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Trueblade

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 navarre myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Bs fe11 navarre swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 navarre myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Bs fe11 navarre swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds myrmidon playable.gif
Myrmidon
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Ma 3ds swordmaster playable.gif
Swordmaster
or
Ma 3ds assassin playable.gif
Assassin
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Playable myrmidons

Playable Characters
Name Game
Deen Gaiden
Ayra Genealogy of the Holy War*
Holyn Genealogy of the Holy War*
Larcei Genealogy of the Holy War*
Radney Genealogy of the Holy War*
Ulster Genealogy of the Holy War*
Roddlevan Genealogy of the Holy War*
Machyua Thracia 776
Shiva Thracia 776
Mareeta Thracia 776
Trewd Thracia 776
Rutoga The Binding Blade
Fir The Binding Blade
Guy Blazing Sword
Joshua The Sacred Stones
Marisa The Sacred Stones
Mia Path of Radiance
Zihark Path of Radiance
Edward Radiant Dawn
Navarre Shadow Dragon*, New Mystery of the Emblem*
Athena Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Radd Shadow Dragon*, New Mystery of the Emblem*
Samto New Mystery of the Emblem*
Malice New Mystery of the Emblem*
Lon'qu Awakening
Owain Awakening
Playable Myrmidon units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy myrmidons

Enemy Units
Name Game
Vrai Gaiden
Isaiya Radiant Dawn
Enemy Myrmidon units in the Fire Emblem series.

Gallery

In other languages


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