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Soldier

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Soldier

FE776 Soldier.png
Artwork of the Soldier from the TCG.

An ordinary soldier. Wields a lance.

Weapon(s)

Lance

Skill(s)

Shove (Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)

The Soldier (Japanese: ソルジャー Soldier) is a basic lance-wielding infantry class which debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden, and is present in all Fire Emblem series games except Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Genealogy of the Holy War, and Fates. In the majority of games Soldiers are an enemy- or NPC-only class, and the class is playable only in Gaiden, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

When not a playable class, Soldiers are usually characterized as lowly and generic soldiers with no notable abilities, and so enemy Soldiers are typically weak and incompetent compared to other enemy units. They possess lower than average stats in every respect and, while easy to defeat, derive much of their strength from the sheer number of them often deployed. When a playable class, however, Soldiers are competent units on par with their infantry counterpart classes, the Myrmidon and Fighter, and tend toward possessing higher defensive stats in exchange for speed.

In Gaiden, the Soldier promotes to the Knight, which in turn promotes to Baron. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the Soldier gains a new promoted form, the Halberdier, which in turn promotes to Sentinel in Radiant Dawn.

In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Soldiers tended to replace enemy Cavaliers, and Paladins from in Mystery's version of indoor chapters from the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, the Soldier is an unused class, which also has four variants alongside it, which are also unused: Sword Soldier, Spear Soldier, Axe Soldier, and Archer.

In Fire Emblem Fates, the Spear Fighter and Lancer classes appear to draw inspiration from Soldiers.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Gaiden 26 10 -- 1 3 0 5 0 4 -- -- Lance*
Mystery of the Emblem 18 5 -- 1 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- Lance: 12
Thracia 776 20 3 0 0 0 0 1 -- 5 6 -- SNESRankLance.png E
The Binding Blade 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- GBARankLance.gif E
Fire Emblem 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- GBARankLance.gif E
The Sacred Stones 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- GBARankLance.gif E
Path of Radiance 20/18 4/2 0 4 4/5 0 4/3 0/1 6 10/8 13/10 GCNRankLance.gif D
Radiant Dawn 20 8 0 8 8 0 7 2 6 11 15 WiiRankLance.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- DSRankLance.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- FE12RankLance.png E
Awakening 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 5 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 53 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 4 -- Lance*
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Lance: 20
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankLance.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
Fire Emblem 60 20 -- 20 20 15 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20  ?  ? GCNRankLance.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10  ?  ? WiiRankLance.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 8 -- FE12RankLance.png A
Awakening 80 30 30 30 30 45 30 30 7 -- 3DSRankLance.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Fire Emblem 80% 50% -- 30% 20% 25% 12% 15% -- --
The Sacred Stones 80% 50% -- 30% 20% 25% 12% 15% -- --
Path of Radiance 80% 40/35% 15% 50% 45/50% 25% 40% 35% -- --
Radiant Dawn 70% 50% 20% 45% 50% 25% 40% 40% -- --
Shadow Dragon 80% 45% 0% 45% 45% 0% 45% 0% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 80% 45% 0% 45% 45% 0% 45% 0% -- --
Awakening 40% 10% 0% 10% 10% 0% 5% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii shove.png Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 soldier lance.png
Soldier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 armour lance.png
Knight
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 baron lance.png
Baron

Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776, The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem, The Sacred Stones, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening

Base class
Bs fe11 playable soldier lance.png
Soldier


Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Soldier
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10.
Halberdier

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Soldier
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10 or reaching level 21.
Halberdier
Using a Master Crown after reaching level 10 or reaching level 21.
Sentinel

Playable Soldiers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Luka Gaiden
Fols Gaiden
Nephenee Path of Radiance
Aran Radiant Dawn
Playable Soldier units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Soldiers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ephraim Awakening (Champions of Yore 2 and Champions of Yore 3 only)
Enemy Soldier units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Soldier --
Japanese ソルジャー
兵士ソルジャー
• Officially romanized as Soldier; this katakana rendering is used in all appearances.
• Officially romanized as Soldier. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 兵士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ソルジャー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Soldado Soldier
French Soldat Soldier
German Soldat Soldier
Italian Soldato Soldier

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
BahdessBaronBelrezBonewalkerBow KnightClericDeathgoyleDraco ZombieDread FighterEntombedEvil GodFalcon KnightGargoyleGoldGold KnightHiKnightKelvesMogallMyrmidonPrincessRevenantSageSaintShamanSoldierSorcererVillagerWhite DragonWightWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageFire SpiritHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageThunder SpiritTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWind SpiritWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier