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The generic Blacksmith portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. An artisan with great Skill. They wield katana and clubs.

Unit type(s)



Katana, Club


Salvage Blow, Lancebreaker

The Blacksmith (Japanese: 鍛冶 Kaji) is an advanced class exclusive to Fire Emblem Fates and aligned with Hoshido. One of two potential promotions of the Oni Savage, the Blacksmith is adept at wielding katanas in addition to the clubs they'd wielded before. In contrast with the Oni Chieftain and their unpromoted form, Blacksmiths have greater skill, which makes them somewhat more effective at landing blows, at the cost of slightly lesser strength, defense, and resistance.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 21 8 0 9 8 3 8 2 6 -- -- -- -- Swords/Katanas E Axes/Clubs E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 65 33 25 32 31 30 32 27 8 -- Swords/Katanas B Axes/Clubs A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 20% 15% 0% 15% 10% 5% 15% 0% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Salvage Blow Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Lancebreaker Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Oni Savage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 oni chieftain playable.gif
Oni Chieftain
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Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. An artisan with great Skill.
They wield katana and clubs.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Blacksmith A person who builds iron items or weaponry by hand.
Japanese 鍛冶 Officially romanized as Kaji; literally, "blacksmith".
Spanish Herrero Blacksmith
French Forgeron Blacksmith
German Schmied Blacksmith
Italian Fabbro Smith



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 Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch