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Courageous axe-wielding corsairs. Adept in lakes.

Unit type(s)






The Corsair (Japanese: 湖賊 Lakethief) is an enemy-exclusive base infantry class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Unusually, Corsairs are identical to the more common Pirate class in virtually every way, and play the same role as axe-wielding units with the ability to freely cross water terrain. Unlike Pirates, Corsairs cannot promote.

There are no differences between the Corsair and Pirate aside from their names and descriptions, as both their stats and their appearances are exactly the same. Corsairs only appear once in the entire game, in Chapter 23E/24H (Linus), with only eight Corsairs appearing in that chapter. The class's help description and Japanese name suggest that Corsairs are adept at fighting on lakes, in contrast to Pirates operating at sea, although in terms of gameplay there is no difference at all between lake terrain and sea terrain, and both classes have the exact same terrain parameters. It is possible that the class exists solely for aesthetics, to fit better in in-land chapters with lakes and rivers, although there are maps with lakes in prior and later games which still use Pirates.

Given their identical stats, Corsairs play the same gameplay role and stick to the standard Fighter archetype. They have very high strength, HP and constitution, as well as good speed, which lets them be slightly less affected by weapon weight than most other axe-fighting classes. However, their skill is poor, and their defensive stats are lacklustre.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
The Blazing Blade 19 4 -- 2 6 0 3 0 5 10 Axes D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axes A

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
The Blazing Blade -- 3 -- -- -- -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
The Blazing Blade 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 15% 10% 13% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Blazing Blade

Base class
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Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Powerful axefighters who are unusually
skilled at combat in water.
斧をもちいて戦う 『湖のあらくれ』たち
うでっぷしが強く 湖での戦闘を得意とする
The Blazing Blade
Courageous axe-wielding
corsairs. Adept in lakes.
力が強く 湖の戦闘が得意

Etymology and other languages

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


A synonym for "pirate", with a strong association with the French corsairs, hired pirates acting as privateers to raid ships on behalf of the French crown. The word "corsair" derives from the French corsaire, which itself derives from the medieval Latin cursārius, "pirate".



Officially romanized as Lakethief.















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: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBardBramimondBrigandCavalierChildCivilianClericCorsairDancerFighterFire DragonKnightLordMageMagic SealMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPeerPegasus KnightPiratePrinceShamanSoldierThiefTransporterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes ArchsageAssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDark DruidDruidFalcoknightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord