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Brigand

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Brigand

FESoV Brigand.png
Artwork of a Brigand from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Strong and hearty, the Brigand wields axes and makes an exceptional front-line combatant.

Weapon(s)

Axes

Skill(s)

None

The Brigand (Japanese: 山賊 Mountainthief) is a class of axe-wielding fighters who travel on foot. They first appear in Fire Emblem Gaiden as an enemy-only class with exclusive access to the axe.

Their status as enemy-only units has been true in all games except for Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, in which playable character Marty is a brigand, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, in which Gonzalez is a brigand. In most games, they can cross mountains. Playable brigands make a reappearance in Three Houses.

Brigands generally have low stats in all categories, but above average HP and strength. As enemies, they are not at all difficult to defeat. However, playable brigands often have better stats than those of enemies. Their ability to cross mountains can be useful.

In Thracia 776, brigands can change class to the Warrior class. In The Binding Blade, brigands become berserkers. In the coding for The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones, Brigands still promote to Berserker, but this can only be seen via hacking the game.

Similar criminal axe classes are Pirate, Bandit, and Barbarian.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 26 7 -- 1 2 0 2 0 4 -- -- 30 Axe
Mystery of the Emblem 24 5 -- 0 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- 32 Axe: ?
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 5 0 0 7 0 5 0 6 -- -- -- SNESRankAxe.png B
Thracia 776 22/24 5 0 0 0 0 3 -- 6 9 -- -- SNESRankAxe.png E
The Binding Blade 20 5 -- 1 5 0 3 0 5 12 -- -- Axe D
The Blazing Blade 20 5 -- 1 5 0 3 0 5 12 -- -- Axe D
The Sacred Stones 20 5 -- 1 5 0 3 0 5 12 -- -- Axe D
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 26 7 -- 1 2 0 2 0 4 -- -- 30 FE15RankAxe.png
Three Houses 28 10 6 7 7 8 6 2 5 -- -- -- --
In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, Brigands also have a base class strength of 10.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 -- -- Axe
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 12 -- Axe: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 20 15 15 22 30 20 15 ? -- SNESRankAxe.png --*
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 SNESRankAxe.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A

Growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 90% 50% -- 10% 20% 0% 50% 0% -- -- -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 0% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 70/90% 20/30% 0/3% 15/30% 15/30% 10/20% 10/20% -- -- 20/40% 0% --
The Binding Blade 82% 50% -- 30% 20% 15% 10% 10% -- -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 82% 50% -- 30% 20% 15% 10% 13% -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 82% 50% -- 30% 20% 15% 10% 13% -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 120% 45% -- 40% 25% 0% 40% 10% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 30% 10/25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0/10% -5/-10% 5% -- -- Axes +2 Brawling +1
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses Death Blow Class mastery. (100 class Exp required)

Class change

Gaiden

Base class
Bs fe02 enemy thief axe.png
Brigand


Mystery of the Emblem

Base class
Bs fe03 enemy brigand axe.png
Brigand


Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy brigand axe.png
Brigand


Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 marty brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Is snes03 knight proof.pngKnight Proof at level 10 or higher. Bs fe05 marty warrior axe.png
Warrior

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 geese pirate axe.png
Pirate
and
Bs fe06 gonzalez brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 geese berserker axe.png
Berserker

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 playable brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 dart berserker axe.png
Berserker

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 playable brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 ross berserker axe.png
Berserker
or
Bs fe08 ross warrior axe.png
Warrior
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base class
Ma 3ds03 brigand enemy.gif
Brigand


Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Intermediate class
Any class Level 10
Intermediate Seal
Axes C
Ma ns01 brigand playable.gif
Brigand
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Brigands

Playable Characters
Name Game
Marty Thracia 776
Gonzalez The Binding Blade
Hilda Three Houses Silver Snow
Playable Brigand units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Brigands

Enemy Units
Name Game
Barth Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Garth Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Hyman Mystery of the Emblem
Dory The Binding Blade
Scollan The Binding Blade
Batta The Blazing Blade
Zugu The Blazing Blade
Migal The Blazing Blade
Carjiga The Blazing Blade
Bug The Blazing Blade
Groznyi The Blazing Blade
Bone The Sacred Stones
Bazba The Sacred Stones
Brigand Boss Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Caspar Three Houses Blue Lions Golden Deer
Hilda Three Houses Black Eagles Blue Lions
Enemy Brigand units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC Brigands

Playable Characters
Name Game
Jan The Blazing Blade
Neutral Brigand units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Mighty axefighters especially skilled in mountain combat. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
?? ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Mighty axe fighters especially skilled in mountain combat. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Mighty mercenaries who thrive in mountains. Equip: Axes ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia An axe-toting thug who revels in violence. ??
Three Houses Strong and hearty, the Brigand wields axes and makes an exceptional front-line combatant. ??

Trivia

  • The unused enemy palette for Fighters in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem is identical to the Brigand palette, while the unused player palette for Brigands in the same game is identical to playable Fighters. The two classes also share a class icon.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Brigand --
Japanese 山賊
盗賊
マウンテンシーフ
ブリガンド
• Officially romanized as Brigand or Mountainthief. Rendered in hiragana as さんぞく in Mystery of the Emblem.
• Thief. This name is used only in Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Rendered in hiragana as とうぞく in Gaiden.
• Mountain Thief. This name is used only in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
• Brigand. This name is used only in Three Houses.
Spanish • Forajido
• Ladrón
• Outlaw; in the GBA games.
• Thief; used in Shadows of Valentia; this is the name of the Thief class.
French • Bandit
• Voleur
• Brigand
• Bandit; in the GBA games.
• Thief; used in Shadows of Valentia; this is the name of the Thief class.
• Used in Three Houses.
German • Bandit
• Dieb
• Bandit; used in the GBA games.
• Thief; used in Shadows of Valentia; this is the name of the Thief class.
Italian • Brigante
• Ladro
• Brigand; used in the GBA games.
• Thief; used in Shadows of Valentia; this is the name of the Thief class.
Dutch Rover Brigand
Simplified Chinese 盗贼
Traditional Chinese 盜賊

Gallery

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 in Fire Emblem Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
Classes in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericHunterKnight (armored)MageMercenaryPegasus Knight
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniper
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianBarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageEmperorFighterFreelancerKnight (dismounted)LordManaketePirateSoldierThief
Unused classes Dark KnightGuardianSea Dragon
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroKnight LordMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaint