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FEPR Bandit concept.png
Concept art of a Bandit from Tellius Recollection: Volume 1.

Axe-wielding brutes of terrible strength who live only to loot and pillage.





For the similar class known by this name in the Mystery of the Emblem fan translation, see Brigand.

The Bandit (Japanese: 強盗バンデット Bandit) is a base infantry class introduced in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, appearing exclusively in it and Radiant Dawn. They are an axe-wielding, enemy-only class, and act as a replacement for other enemy-only axe classes from earlier Fire Emblem series games such as the Barbarian, Brigand and Pirate. Like these classes, they have an easier time crossing certain rough terrain: they are the only non-flying class able to cross bodies of water, while in Radiant Dawn they also have an easier time crossing desert sands than most infantry classes.

Bandits have similar stats to the earlier enemy-only axe classes, with very high strength and HP, as well as decent speed. However, not only do they suffer from the traditional poor skill stat of axe-wielding classes, which along with the low accuracy of axes gives them poor hit rates, but they are also affected by poor defense and resistance, with their high HP failing to do much to mitigate this. This makes them risky to fight carelessly but relatively easy to quickly damage and defeat.

In Path of Radiance Bandits are able to promote to the Berserker class, although since there are no playable Bandits the player cannot do this without hacking the game.[1] In Radiant Dawn, they have no known promotion options, since the Berserker is not present in the game at all.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 25 5 0 2 4 0 2 0 6 13 14 -- GCNRankAxe.gif D
Radiant Dawn 25 9 0 4 6 0 3 0 5 13 13 -- WiiRankAxe.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 ?? ?? GCNRankAxe.gif A
Radiant Dawn 45 20 10 20 20 35 20 10 ?? ?? WiiRankAxe.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Path of Radiance 90% 60% 10% 30% 50% 25% 40% 20% -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 105% 60% 10% 85% 75% 70% 90% 50% -- -- --
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

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.[1]

Radiant Dawn

Base class


Notable enemy Bandits

Enemy Units
Name Game
Zawana Path of Radiance
Ikanau Path of Radiance
Havetti Path of Radiance
Nedata Path of Radiance
Enemy Bandit units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

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Game Text
Path of Radiance Axe-wielding ruffians with terrible strength and incredible endurance. ??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Axe-wielding ruffians with a taste for brutality. They loot villages and raze them without remorse. ??
Radiant Dawn
Axe-wielding brutes of terrible strength who live only to loot and pillage. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bandit --
Japanese バンデット
• Officially romanized as Bandit; this katakana-only name is used in Path of Radiance.
• Officially romanized as Bandit; literally "robber". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 強盗), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. バンデット) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Bandido Bandit
French Bandit As above.
German Bandit As above.
Italian Bandito Bandit



  1. 1.0 1.1 Fedule, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Part #87 - Trial Maps - Addendum, The Let's Play Archive, Published: 2012-08-21, Retrieved: 2015-07-23

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 in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Base classes ArcherAxe KnightBanditBow KnightClericFighterKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestRangerSoldierSword KnightSwordmasterThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatTiger) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeron) • Dragon Tribe (Red DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes ChildCivilianHeroKing DaeinPrincess Crimea
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageBow KnightDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor