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Class change/Nintendo Entertainment System games

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This sub-page covers the class change stats for the two Nintendo Entertainment System games: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem Gaiden.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, class change is achieved through the use of items specific to each class. Compared to later installments, only eleven classes - six base and five advanced - are connected into class change trees, with the vast majority - including the Lord - incapable of promotion at all.

All stat increases when changing class are based solely on the promoted class's base stats; if a unit's given stat prior to promotion is lower than the promoted class's base stat in the same, the stat increases by an amount sufficient to reach the promoted class's base stat. If a unit's current stat is higher than the matching promoted base stat, the stat is unmodified.

Class change options and stat gains in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Item Base class Advanced class HP Str Skl WLv Spd Def Res Mov
Knight Crest Ma nes01 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier Ma nes01 paladin playable.gif Paladin +(x to 22) +(x to 8) +(x to 7) +(x to 10) +(x to 11) +(x to 9) +0 +1
Hero Crest Ma nes01 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary Ma nes01 hero playable.gif Hero +(x to 24) +(x to 8) +(x to 14) +(x to 10) +(x to 14) +(x to 8) +0 +0
Orion's Bolt Ma nes01 archer playable.gif Archer Ma nes01 sniper playable.gif Sniper +(x to 24) +(x to 7) +(x to 10) +(x to 10) +(x to 14) +(x to 7) +0 +2
Bishop Ring Ma nes01 mage playable.gif Mage Ma nes01 bishop playable.gif Bishop +(x to 22) +(x to 3) +(x to 1) +(x to 10) +(x to 14) +(x to 8) +0 +0
Ma nes01 priest playable.gif Priest +(x to 22) +(x to 3) +(x to 1) +(x to 10) +(x to 14) +(x to 8) +0 +1
Wyvern Whip Ma nes01 pegasus knight playable.gif Pegasus Knight Ma nes01 dracoknight playable.gif Dracoknight +(x to 22) +(x to 9) +(x to 3) +(x to 10) +(x to 6) +(x to 14) +0 +2

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Alm visits a Mila Shrine, the only occasions where class changing can be achieved.

In Gaiden, class changing is achieved by visiting any Mila Shrine. By interacting with the female statue in the center of each, the player is prompted as to whether they want to promote each unit capable of promoting at the time. Each class has a set threshold level for class changing; once they reach this, the player is notified when the unit levels up to the correct level. Gaiden is the first game to feature trainee classes (albeit only one, the Villager) and third-tier advanced classes.

Alm and Celica both promote in events: Celica promotes to Princess by talking to a woman in Greith's Fort after clearing it in Act 3, and Alm promotes to Hero when Celica talks to Halcyon in the Sage's Hamlet in Act 4. While Celica's initial class, Priestess, is not exclusive to her, no other Priestesses can promote to Princess. When promoting a Villager, the player is randomly offered a class to promote it to; if the option is not to the player's wishes, they may cancel and try again to get a different offered class. When a Dread Fighter promotes to Villager, they can promote again to any of the five options available to the Villager as usual, looping the process of the class change tree from the beginning.

All stat increases when changing class are based solely on the promoted class's base stats; if a unit's given stat prior to promotion is lower than the promoted class's base stat in the same, the stat increases by an amount sufficient to reach the promoted class's base stat. If a unit's current stat is higher than the matching promoted base stat, the stat is unmodified.

Level thresholds

Class change options and level thresholds in Gaiden
Trainee class Level
threshold
Base class Level
threshold
Advanced class Level
threshold
Adv. class (tier 3) Level
threshold
Trainee class
Ma nes02 alm playable.gif Fighter Event
(Act 4)
Ma nes02 alm playable.gif Hero
Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Priestess Event
(Act 3)
Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Princess
Ma nes02 villager playable.gif Villager 3 Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary 7 Ma nes02 myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon 10 Ma nes02 dread fighter playable.gif Dread Fighter 10 Ma nes02 villager playable.gif Villager
Ma nes02 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier 7 Ma nes02 paladin playable.gif Paladin 10 Ma nes02 gold knight playable.gif Gold Knight
Ma nes02 soldier playable.gif Soldier 7 Ma nes02 knight playable.gif Knight 10 Ma nes02 baron playable.gif Baron
Ma nes02 archer playable.gif Archer 7 Ma nes02 sniper playable.gif Sniper 10 Ma nes02 bow knight playable.gif Bow Knight
Ma nes02 mage playable.gif Mage (M) 12 Ma nes02 sage playable.gif Sage
Ma nes02 cleric playable.gif Cleric 12 Ma nes02 saint playable.gif Saint
Ma nes02 mage female playable.gif Mage (F) 20 Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Priestess
Ma nes02 pegasus knight playable.gif Pegasus Knight 12 Ma nes02 falcon knight playable.gif Falcon Knight

Stat modifications

Class change options and stat gains in Gaiden
Starting class Promoted class HP Str Skl Spd Luck Def Res Mov
Ma nes02 alm playable.gif Fighter Ma nes02 alm playable.gif Hero +(x to 36) +(x to 16) +(x to 14) +(x to 14) +(x to 10) +(x to 10) +(x to 4) +1
Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Priestess Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Princess +(x to 36) +(x to 5) +(x to 1) +(x to 1) +0 +(x to 1) +0 +0
Ma nes02 villager playable.gif Villager Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary +(x to 24) +(x to 8) +(x to 8) +(x to 10) +0 +(x to 4) +(x to 1) +0
Ma nes02 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier +(x to 24) +(x to 9) +(x to 3) +(x to 5) +0 +(x to 5) +(x to 2) +3
Ma nes02 soldier playable.gif Soldier +(x to 26) +(x to 10) +(x to 1) +(x to 3) +0 +(x to 5) +0 +0
Ma nes02 archer playable.gif Archer +(x to 24) +(x to 9) +(x to 1) +(x to 2) +0 +(x to 3) +0 +0
Ma nes02 mage playable.gif Mage (M) +(x to 28) +(x to 8) +(x to 3) +(x to 4) +0 +(x to 5) +(x to 8) +0
Ma nes02 mercenary playable.gif Mercenary Ma nes02 myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon +(x to 30) +(x to 11) +(x to 11) +(x to 14) +0 +(x to 7) +(x to 6) +1
Ma nes02 myrmidon playable.gif Myrmidon Ma nes02 dread fighter playable.gif Dread Fighter +(x to 36) +(x to 15) +(x to 16) +(x to 18) +0 +(x to 11) +(x to 15) +2
Ma nes02 dread fighter playable.gif Dread Fighter Ma nes02 villager playable.gif Villager +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 -3
Ma nes02 cavalier playable.gif Cavalier Ma nes02 paladin playable.gif Paladin +(x to 28) +(x to 12) +(x to 5) +(x to 8) +0 +(x to 8) +(x to 5) +1
Ma nes02 paladin playable.gif Paladin Ma nes02 gold knight playable.gif Gold Knight +(x to 40) +(x to 18) +(x to 7) +(x to 12) +0 +(x to 13) +(x to 6) +1
Ma nes02 soldier playable.gif Soldier Ma nes02 knight playable.gif Knight +(x to 34) +(x to 16) +(x to 2) +(x to 2) +0 +(x to 12) +(x to 1) +0
Ma nes02 knight playable.gif Knight Ma nes02 baron playable.gif Baron +(x to 40) +(x to 22) +(x to 6) +(x to 4) +0 +(x to 18) +(x to 7) +0
Ma nes02 archer playable.gif Archer Ma nes02 sniper playable.gif Sniper +(x to 30) +(x to 12) +(x to 6) +(x to 6) +0 +(x to 6) +(x to 2) +1
Ma nes02 sniper playable.gif Sniper Ma nes02 bow knight playable.gif Bow Knight +(x to 40) +(x to 16) +(x to 8) +(x to 8) +0 +(x to 10) +(x to 6) +3
Ma nes02 mage playable.gif Mage (M) Ma nes02 sage playable.gif Sage +(x to 32) +(x to 12) +(x to 8) +(x to 7) +0 +(x to 6) +(x to 9) +0
Ma nes02 cleric playable.gif Cleric Ma nes02 saint playable.gif Saint +(x to 30) +(x to 10) +(x to 1) +(x to 2) +0 +(x to 8) +(x to 3) +1
Ma nes02 mage female playable.gif Mage (F) Ma nes02 celica playable.gif Priestess +(x to 36) +(x to 5) +(x to 1) +(x to 1) +0 +(x to 1) +0 +0
Ma nes02 pegasus knight playable.gif Pegasus Knight Ma nes02 falcon knight playable.gif Falcon Knight +(x to 40) +(x to 15) +(x to 1) +(x to 5) +0 +(x to 12) +(x to 12) +1

References

See also

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map