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Budding Talent

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This article is about the chapter in Fire Emblem Engage. For the mechanic in Three Houses, see Lesson § Budding talents.
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Budding Talent

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Location

Tea-Field Village

New units

Jean

Boss(es)

Corrupted Archer

I know Father told me to hide, but how can I? I have to do my part too!
— Jean

Budding Talent (Japanese: 大器晩成 Great Talents Mature Late) is the first paralogue chapter of Fire Emblem Engage, unlocked upon the completion of Chapter 5. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. In this chapter, Alear and their army rescue a Firenese village from a horde of Corrupted.

Plot

Main article: Budding Talent/Script

A doctor named Sean offers medicine to two ailing villagers while his son, Jean, brings him a pot of tea. Another villager then comes up to them with news that monsters are attacking the village. Sean urges Jean to hide while he protects the village's clinic, though Jean has his reservations regarding this. Alear arrives to find the Corrupted attacking, and immediately commands their army to defend the village from them. Despite his father's pleas, Jean remains outside to aid the villagers, and Sean relents, allowing his son work.

Alear's army succeeds in defending the village, and Jean and his family give their thanks. Alear praises Jean's performance and announced themself as the Divine Dragon, which the family is shocked by. After they explain their goal to stop Sombron, Jean asks to join their army to serve as a doctor. Sean objects, but Alear gives permission, so he eventually relents, but urges his son to come home safely.

Beginning log

Can the Divine Dragon's army save the residents of a peaceful village when the Corrupted attack?

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Alear dies 1–7+1 {{{partner}}} 5+1−1 13
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Map dimensions:
22 columns by 14 rows

Character data

Characters
New units
Jean
Small portrait jean fe17.png
Martial Monk
HP
19
Inventory
Initiate Art
Heal
Level
1
NPC, talk to with Alear, or automatically at the end of the chapter if he survived
Required characters
Alear f ​
Available characters
Vander ​Clanne ​Framme ​Alfred ​Etie ​Boucheron ​Céline ​Louis ​Chloé ​

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Emblem Ring data

Characters
New units

None

Available characters
Marth ​Sigurd ​Celica ​

Note: The returning Emblems list only those obtained by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have obtained more Emblems than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Additionally, Emblem Energy appears in the following locations:

  • Column 7, row 3: Next to a Villager just outside the clinic
  • Column 11, row 4: Just south of Sean

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns02 poleaxe.png Poleaxe Dropped by enemy Axe Fighter
Is ns02 gold.png 1000G Dropped by enemy Mage
Is ns02 gold.png 1000G Dropped by enemy Lance Flier
Is ns02 tonic.png Defense Tonic Visit western house
Is ns02 energy drop.png Energy Drop Visit eastern house
Is ns02 surge.png Surge Automatically at the end of the chapter if at least one NPC Villager survived
Is ns02 pure water.png Pure Water Automatically at the end of the chapter if all NPC Villagers survived

Note: If Jean is recruited, he no longer counts as an NPC, and his survival will not count towards the surge tome. His death, or defeat in casual mode, while recruited will however result in not getting the Pure Water.

Enemy data

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 archer corrupted female.png Corrupted Archer 11 1 31 5 0 13 8−2 7 4 3 5 4 Steel Bow
• Starts in a thicket.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5.
Ma ns02 sword cavalier corrupted.png Corrupted Sword Cavalier 8 1 26 7 1 10 8 5 3 0 6 5 Slim Sword
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 archer corrupted.png Corrupted Archer 7 1 21 6 0 11 6−1 2 1 0 4 4 Iron Bow
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 axe fighter corrupted female.png Corrupted Axe Fighter 8 1 30 10 0 1 6−6 3 1 0 8 4 PoleaxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 sword cavalier corrupted.png Corrupted Sword Cavalier 8 1 26 7 1 10 8 5 3 0 7 5 Iron Sword
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma ns02 mage corrupted.png Corrupted Mage 7 1 19 1 8 7 7 1 8 0 4 4 Fire
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma ns02 archer corrupted.png Corrupted Archer 7 1 21 7 0 11 6−1 2 1 0 4 4 Iron Bow
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
Ma ns02 mage corrupted.png Corrupted Mage 7 1 19 1 8 7 7−1 1 8 0 4 4 Surge
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 sword cavalier corrupted.png Corrupted Sword Cavalier 8 1 26 7 1 10 8−6 5 3 0 7 5 Armorslayer
Immobile.
Ma ns02 mage corrupted.png Corrupted Mage 7 1 19 1 8 7 7 1 8 0 4 4 Fire 1000GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Will not act until he or the immobile Sword Cavalier is fought.
Ma ns02 lance flier corrupted.png Corrupted Lance Flier 8 1 24 6 3 9 9−3 4 8 0 4 5 Iron Lance 1000GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
Ma ns02 barbarian corrupted female.png Corrupted Barbarian 7 2 29 10 0 2 6 2 0 0 10 4 Iron Axe
• Prioritizes destroying the nearest house.
• The eastern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 4.

NPC stats

Normal/Hard Maddening

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 martial monk sean.png Sean Martial Monk 6 1 23 5 7 8 9 6 11 4 4 4 Heal
Immune to critical hits.
Ma ns02 villager firene.png Firenese Villager Villager 5 2 21 2 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 --
Immune to critical hits.
Ma ns02 villager firene female.png Firenese Villager Villager 5 2 21 2 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 --
• Immune to critical hits.
• The western one moves to the nearby male Villager's starting position.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 martial monk jean.png Jean Martial Monk 1 1 19 4 5 10 7−2 4 8 3 3 4 Initiate Art Heal
Expertise
--

Reinforcements

  • At the start of turn 1
    • Jean appears by the door of the clinic

Boss data

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 archer corrupted female.png Archer
Level 11
Movement 4
Stats
Max HP 31 Defense 7
Strength 5 Resistance 4
Magic 0 Luck 3
Dexterity 13 Build 5
Speed 8−2
Inventory Skills
Steel Bow --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows B
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

12 Speed doubles most enemies on the map, while 14 doubles the fastest enemies. 39 physical attack one-shots enemy Sword Cavaliers, which Alfred can reach at base and Chloé with a Strength Tonic, both using Emblem Sigurd's Ridersbane. 34 physical attack one-shots the enemy Lance Flier; Etie can reach this at base with a Steel Bow or Iron Bow+1, and depending on what Bond Ring she has equipped may be able to use a basic Iron Bow and make up the difference with support skills. 23 physical attack two-shots Axe Fighters, 22 two-shots Barbarians, 17 two-shots Archers, and 15 two-shots Mages. 21 magical attack two-shots Cavaliers, 20 two-shots Axe Fighters and Barbarians, and 16 two-shots Archers.

On turn 1, immediately send whoever has Emblem Celica to the east to delete the Archer near the southeast house with Warp Ragnarok, then have Chloé double kill the adjacent Sword Cavalier and Mage with Emblem Sigurd's Override. Alear should have no trouble dispatching the two Axe Fighters on enemy phase. Finally, have someone who can take a Barbarian attack collect the Defense Tonic from the southwest house. Jean and Sean can keep the NPC Villagers alive for a little while, but they are in danger of being overrun if you dally too long. Fortunately, the central Archer will be enticed to pursue Chloé rather than join the assault on the Villagers. On turn 2, finish off the nearby enemies and move to reinforce the NPCs. If you can kill at least one of the enemies attacking them on turn 3, that should take the pressure off. After that, the battle becomes a straightforward rout. Note that you can have your units surround and box in the Archer boss and render it utterly helpless. All in all, an easy map.

For your efforts, you recruit Jean. He's a standard "villager with horrible bases but boosted growths", but he stands out for being able to heal even if he has trouble in combat and for his skill doubling class growths instead of offering a flat boost. He makes great use of lopsided classes like Warrior.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Budding Talent

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Japanese

大器晩成

Great talents mature late; an idiom roughly equivalent to the English "late bloomer".

Spanish

Un joven precoz

A precocious youth

French

Un talent naissant

A budding talent

German

Aufkeimendes Talent

Sprouting talent

Italian

Talento precoce

Precocious talent

Korean

대기만성

Great talents mature late; as in Japanese.

Simplified Chinese

大器晚成

Great talents mature late; as in Japanese.

Traditional Chinese

大器晚成

Great talents mature late; as in Japanese.

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Fire Emblem Engage
Playable characters AlcrystAlearAlfredAmberAnnaBoucheronBunetCélineChloéCitrinneClanneDiamantEtieFogadoFrammeGoldmaryGregoryHortensiaIvyJadeJeanKagetsuLapisLindonLouisMadelineMauvierMerrinNelNilPandreoPanetteRafalRosadoSaphirSeadallTimerraVanderVeyleYunakaZelestiaZelkov
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Chapters Main story P: The Emblems • 1: Awake at Last • 2: Queen Lumera • 3: Hostilities • 4: A Land in Bloom • 5: Retaking the Castle • 6: The Stolen Ring • 7: Dark Emblem • 8: The Kingdom of Might • 9: A Clash of Forces • 10: The Fell Dragon Sombron • 11: Retreat • 12: The Sentinels • 13: Heroes of the Oasis • 14: The Battle for Solm • 15: Dancer in the Ruins • 16: Seashore Travels • 17: Serenity in Ruin • 18: The Cold Voyage • 19: The Dead Town • 20: The Kingless Castle • 21: The Return • 22: The Fell & the Divine • 23: The Four Hounds • 24: Recollections • 25: The Final Guardian • 26: The Last Engage
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