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Baron (Japanese: バロン Baron) is an advanced armored class debuting in Fire Emblem Gaiden. Present in only four games, it has filled two rather different gameplay roles among its appearances. In its initial Gaiden appearance and again in its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the Baron was a third-tier advanced class, promoting from Knights, acting as the final stage in the Soldier class change line and as such being a potential final class option for Villagers. In this incarnation, it only wields lances and acts in a largely identical manner to the General, the primary class change option for Knights in future games.
The second version of the Baron is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, here an enemy-exclusive class. Here, the Baron is noted primarily for possessing access to almost every weapon type in the game; they can use swords, lances, axes, bows, fire magic, thunder magic, wind magic, and staves, and the only weapons not available to them are light and dark magic. With the exception of the Gelb Ritter in the final chapter, all appearing Barons act as bosses.
In both of the class's incarnations, they have in common a very high range of stats; they possess high Strength, in addition to the high HP and Defense traditional of armored units, and are all-around competent in other stats, if lagging in Skill and Speed in Gaiden. In Genealogy and Thracia, Barons under most circumstances are stationed in castles or forts, further increasing their status as formidable bosses; that said, while their wide weapon range may lead to the assumption that Barons actively use multiple types to match situations as necessary, in practice practically all Barons in Genealogy of the Holy War wield a single weapon or weapon type, lessening that particular potential threat. However in Thracia 776, almost all Barons have both a physical and magic weapon, increasing their threat.
|Genealogy of the Holy War||45||12||7||7||7||0||12||7||5||--||--||--|| A A A|
A A A
|Thracia 776||26||10||3||6||3||0||15||--||6||10||--||--|| D D D|
D D D
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||40||22||--||6||4||0||18||7||4||--||--||200|
|Genealogy of the Holy War||80||27||22||22||22||30||27||22||5||--|| A A A|
A A A
|Thracia 776||80||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20|| A A A|
A A A
Class growth rates
|Genealogy of the Holy War||100%||30%||10%||30%||30%||0%||30%||10%||--||--|
| Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
| Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
| Genealogy of the Holy War
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||Heavy Armor||Innate.|
- Note: Additionally, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Barons possess a passive skill marking them as armored units.
|Trainee-like class||Method||Base class||Method||Advanced class||Method||Advanced class|
|After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine.||
|After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine.||
|After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine.|
Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Trainee-like class||Method||Base class||Method||Advanced class||Method||Advanced class||Method||Over class|
|File:Ma 3ds03 villager kliff playable.gif
|After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine.||File:Ma 3ds03 soldier playable.gif
|After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine.||File:Ma 3ds03 knight playable.gif
|After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine.||File:Ma 3ds03 baron playable.gif
|After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Titan.||File:Ma 3ds03 spartan playable.gif|
Notable enemy Barons
- Raydrik is the only Baron in Thracia 776 to only carry one weapon.
- Reptor in Genealogy of the Holy War breaks the Baron's magic cap of 22 by having a magic stat of 30.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Baron||Used in all relevant fan translation patches.|
Concept artwork of the Baron from Genealogy of the Holy War.
The generic Baron portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
The generic Baron portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic Specter/Death Mask Baron portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|