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Einherjar (often synonym with bonus units) are a type of bonus unit appearing in the Nintendo 3DS games of the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. There are two main kinds of Einherjar in each game, one based around Avatars, the other based around story characters.

Awakening

Einherjar first appear in Awakening as legacy characters mainly obtained via SpotPass and downloadable content. Up to 20 Einherjar can be part of a player's party at any time, and up to 99 Einherjar can be in a player's Avatar Logbook at any time.

Einherjar encountered via SpotPass can be added to a player's team by encountering them on the world map, then choosing to either defeat their team in a battle and choosing to recruit their leader for free, or paying a fee to recruit the leader directly without a battle. These actions add the Einherjar to the Avatar Logbook in any event. Einherjar can also be bought directly from the Avatar Logbook, but at a higher price.

The legacy character variety of Einherjar are notable in the fact that most of the first series of downloadable content maps surrounds the Einherjar (only the three maps comprising the Golden Pack in international versions are not centered around the Einherjar among the first series). In this saga, Einherjar take the form of cards originating from the Outrealms, these Outrealms in particular resembling locations from series history; Old Hubba, an inhabitant of the Outrealms, is a keeper of Einherjar cards and also capable of sealing rogue Einherjar back into their cards once weakened by a capable army.

The first arc of the Einherjar saga, Champions of Yore, deals with Chrom and his Shepherds having to deal with a vixen constantly conning Old Hubba into giving up his cards and keeping the characters within them in check, taking place in an Archanean backdrop. The other three arcs deal with Einherjar that are capable of independent behavior, and all three play out similarly, with the Shepherds first having to team up with each of the two sides in a battle of independent Einherjar, followed by a decisive battle where the two sides team up against the Shepherds, in which victory for the Shepherds allows Old Hubba to seal them back into their cards. The second arc, Lost Bloodlines, primarily themes around Archanea against Jugdral on the latter's turf with one chapter also featuring characters from Valentia; the third arc, Smash Brethren, primarily themes around Elibe and Magvel against Tellius on Elibean turf; the fourth and final arc, Rogues & Redeemers, primarily themes around powerful heroic Einherjar against powerful villainous Einherjar taking place on a Tellian backdrop. Each chapter of the Einherjar saga rewards the player a card upon completion, as do non-Einherjar saga chapters Infinite Regalia, the three chapters of the Challenge Pack provided an additional condition is met, and Apotheosis on the normal route.

All told, a total of 123 legacy characters appear as Einherjar in Awakening, 119 via SpotPass (including two varieties of Marth) and 17 via downloadable content, only 4 of which do not have a variant available via SpotPass.

Einherjar in Awakening are capable of accessing every standard class available to their gender, in the same fashion as the player's own avatar, Robin. In addition, the three varieties of Marth Einherjar are capable of accessing the Lodestar class, and the Einherjar depicting young Tiki is capable of accessing the Manakete class.

Due to a glitch in non-Japanese versions of Awakening, players who include SpotPass Einherjar (and presumably Eldigan as well, due to Eldigan's Einherjar existing in the vanilla game but only awarded via Infinite Regalia) in their StreetPass teams will have their teams show up with generic units instead. This is not a problem in the Japanese version of the game.

Fates

Einherjar return in Fates as one of four types of bonus units that can be saved to the Avatar Logbook, the other three being bond units, guest units (legacy characters obtained via either amiibo interaction or promotional downloadable content), and prisoners. As in Awakening, a player can have up to 20 bonus units on a team and 99 bonus units in their Avatar Logbook, with Einherjar included in both counts.

Einherjar in Fates take three forms--Avatars, storyline characters, and generic units--and again primarily take the form of cards. Einherjar of Avatars and storyline characters are capable of being won for free whenever players battle in another player's My Castle and win without any handicaps in place (players also have the choice of buying a skill known by an Einherjar for a discount); this also adds the Einherjar to their Avatar Logbook (as does purchasing a skill). Players who win against a player in any My Castle battle, be it the player's or their opponent's and regardless of handicaps, can add an Einherjar to their Avatar Logbook as their reward.

Players who complete chapter 11 (be it in Birthright, Conquest, or Revelation) have the option of building an Einherjar Shop in their My Castle at the cost of 1 Dragon Vein point. Players who complete chapter 17 (be it in Birthright, Conquest, or Revelation) have the option of upgrading the shop to level 2 at the cost of an additional Dragon Vein point; players who complete chapter 23 (be it in Birthright, Conquest, or Revelation) have the option of upgrading the shop to level 3 at the cost of one more Dragon Vein point. Einherjar Shops are shops that sell Einherjar cards, the variety of which depends on the player's campaign and the level of their shop:

Birthright Conquest Revelation
Level 1 First three characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First three generic Hoshidan Einherjar
First three characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First three generic Nohrian Einherjar
First three characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First three generic Hoshidan Einherjar
Three generic Nohrian Einherjar
Level 2 First six characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First six generic Hoshidan Einherjar
First six characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First six generic Nohrian Einherjar
First six characters in the seller's StreetPass team
First six generic Hoshidan Einherjar
Six generic Nohrian Einherjar
Level 3 All ten characters in the seller's StreetPass team
All nine generic Hoshidan Einherjar
All ten characters in the seller's StreetPass team
All eight generic Nohrian Einherjar
All ten characters in the seller's StreetPass team
All seventeen generic Hoshidan & Nohrian Einherjar

Einherjar based on a player's Avatar or story characters vary in price based on their overall statistics, whereas generic Einherjar have a base price of 1500 gold. In all cases, the same Einherjar are more expensive when purchased from the Avatar Logbook as opposed to an Einherjar Shop, and the price of an indivdual Einherjar can be discounted based on the class of the character running the shop.

Einherjar based on Avatars and story characters maintain the same class selection a normal version of those characters would have access to, whereas generic Einherjar have access only to their base class tree and potentially any downloadable content classes accessible to characters of their gender.

The generic Einherjar have their bases as follows:

Ippei Jitaro Minori Shinobu Goro Musashi Nanaki Hachio Konoe

Generic small portrait samurai fe14.png
Samurai (♂)
Level 1
Movement 5
Recruitment: Purchase from a Birthright or Revelation Einherjar Shop for 1500G.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png E 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Shuriken -- 3DSRankStone.png -- 3DSRankBeaststone.png --

Unil Dua Trim Quatro Penvo Xestu Hepto Octu

Generic small portrait mercenary fe14.png
Mercenary (♂)
Level 1
Movement 5
Recruitment: Purchase from a Conquest or Revelation Einherjar Shop for 1500G.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png E 3DSRankLance.png -- 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Daggers -- 3DSRankStone.png -- 3DSRankBeaststone.png --

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Calculations Attack speedAvoidCritical hit (Combination bonusDodgeTriangle Attack) • Effective damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
Connectivity amiiboDouble DuelDownloadable contentLink ArenaMultiplayer battleOnline ShopSpotPassStreetPass
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Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Final: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Double DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map
Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice •18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Final: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Final: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Final: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack