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This page is about the axe-wielding class. For the personal class belonging to Alm, see Fighter (Gaiden).

Fighter

FEMN Fighter.png
Artwork of the Fighter from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Nohrian. A soldier trained in fighting. High HP, but low Def.

Weapon(s)

Axe

Skill(s)

The Fighter (Japanese: 戦士 Fighter, or アクスファイター Axe Fighter) is a basic class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and is present in some form in every game in the Fire Emblem series, if Alm's personal class of the same name is counted. In every appearance it makes it is a common infantry class which exclusively wields axes (and in the case of Alm's personal class it is instead a sword-wielding class).

Conventional fighters are defined by their immense strength, also possessing significant HP. However, their other defensive stats are lacking in comparison to other classes (including a typically weak resistance stat for a physical unit), usually causing them to be somewhat frail despite the relative longevity afforded by their sheer amount of HP. Furthermore, they are crippled by subpar skill and speed, which combined with the low hit and high weight of axes gives fighters rather poor accuracy and dodging abilities among many other classes (also making them poor in the doubling department). Fighters are very much oriented toward front-line combat, and provided they receive healing support from forts or a healing ally, they tend to survive well. Compared to their spiritual counterparts, the "criminal" axe-wielding Pirate/Brigand/Barbarian/Bandit, fighters are oft weaker options with lower HP and speed, but they fare better in regards to skill, luck, defense, and resistance. In Fates, the class undergoes a change in statistics in which they still possess great HP and strength (now unmatched by any other), but in this new iteration they possess high skill—a rarity for axe units, and high speed much like their "criminal" counterparts, but their defense suffers more than usual and their resistance is even worse, coupled with a low luck growth that hampers their hit rate, avoid rate, and critical evasion. Compared to the newly introduced Oni Savage of Hoshido, they are superior in strength, skill, speed, and luck, but inferior in magic, defense, and resistance.

Originally in the NES Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem, fighters are incapable of promotion, which was later rectified in the remakes of the games. Genealogy of the Holy War introduced the Warrior as the de facto promotion option of the fighter class, which persisted throughout much of the rest of the series, save Thracia 776, in which fighters instead promote into the Mercenary class. In The Sacred Stones and Awakening, which feature multiple class change options, fighters have the choice of promoting to their quintessential adcanved option—the warrior, or the mercenary's same-such advanced option—the Hero; additionally, in the former, fighters themselves are one of the base promotion options for the trainee Journeyman class (the other being the longtime alternative to the figher class, the pirate. In Fates, the Berserker replaces the Warrior as the fighter's primary promotion option thanks to the lack of a "criminal" axe-wielding class such as the aforementioned pirates, brigands, and other similar classes.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 18 5 -- 1 7 0 4 0 6 -- -- Axe: 4
Mystery of the Emblem 20 5 -- 0 1 0 3 0 6 -- -- Axe: 10
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 8 0 3 10 0 8 0 6 -- -- SNESRankAxe.png A
Thracia 776 20 4 0 4 5 0 2 -- 6 8 -- SNESRankAxe.png E
The Binding Blade 20 5 -- 2 4 0 2 0 5 11 -- Axe D
Fire Emblem 20 5 -- 2 4 0 2 0 5 11 -- Axe D
The Sacred Stones 20 5 -- 2 4 0 2 0 5 11 -- Axe D
Path of Radiance 24 5 0 3 3 0 3 0 6 12 12 GCNRankAxe.gif D
Radiant Dawn 22 10 0 6 8 0 5 0 6 12 12 WiiRankAxe.png D
Shadow Dragon 20 5 0 1 7 0 3 0 6 -- -- DSRankAxe.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 22 7 0 3 6 0 3 0 6 -- -- FE12RankAxe.png E
Awakening 20 8 0 5 5 0 4 0 5 -- -- 3DSRankAxe.png E
Fates 19 7 0 6 6 2 4 1 5 -- -- 3DSRankAxe.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Axe: 20
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Axe: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 23 15 18 25 30 23 15 6 -- SNESRankAxe.png A
Thracia 776 80 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
Fire Emblem 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
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 20 99 GCNRankAxe.gif A
Radiant Dawn 45 20 5 20 20 30 20 10  ?  ? WiiRankAxe.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankAxe.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 8 -- FE12RankAxe.png A
Awakening 60 29 20 26 25 30 25 23 7 -- 3DSRankAxe.png A
Fates 45 25 15 23 22 21 19 18 7 -- 3DSRankAxe.png B

Class growth rates


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Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light  ?  ? --  ?  ? 0%  ? 0% -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 30% 30% -- 30% 30% 0% 20% 30% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 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 85% 55% -- 35% 30% 15% 15% 10% -- --
Fire Emblem 85% 35% -- 30% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
The Sacred Stones 85% 55% -- 35% 30% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Path of Radiance 85% 55% 10% 40% 45% 30% 40% 30% -- --
Radiant Dawn 80% 50% 5% 60% 45% 25% 40% 30% -- --
Shadow Dragon 80/90% 40/50% -20/0% 15/30% 10/20% 0/0% 0/50% -15/5% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 70/90% 40/50% -20/0% 25/30% 10/20% 0/0% 5/50% -15/5% -- --
Awakening 45% 25% 0% 20% 15% 0% 10% 5% -- --
Fates 20% 20% 0% 15% 15% 5% 5% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii shove.png Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds hp +5.png HP +5 Awakening: Learned at Level 1.
Fates: Learned from Level 1 and up.
Awakening Is 3ds zeal.png Zeal Learned at Level 10.
Fates Is 3ds02 gamble.png Gamble Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change

Shadow Dragon NES

Base class
Bs fe01 fighter axe 02.png
Fighter


Mystery of the Emblem

Base class
Bs fe03 fighter axe.png
Fighter


Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 johalva fighter axe.png
Fighter
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 johalva warrior axe.png
Warrior

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 orsin fighter axe.png
Fighter
and
Bs fe05 machyua myrmidon sword.png
Myrmidon
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 orsin mercenary axe.png
Mercenary

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 wade fighter axe.png
Fighter
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 wade warrior bow.png
Warrior

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 bartre fighter axe.png
Fighter
Using a Hero Crest or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 bartre warrior bow.png
Warrior

The Sacred Stones

Trainee-like class Promotion method Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 ross journeyman axe.png
Journeyman
Reaching Level 10, and choosing at beginning of next battle. Bs fe08 ross fighter axe.png
Fighter
or
Bs fe08 ross pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10.


Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10.
Bs fe08 ross hero axe.png
Hero
or
Bs fe08 ross warrior axe.png
Warrior
or
Bs fe08 ross berserker axe.png
Berserker
Promotion choice criteria: In both cases, the player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Warrior

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Warrior
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Reaver

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable fighter axe.png
Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable warrior axe.png
Warrior

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable fighter axe.png
Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable warrior axe.png
Warrior

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds fighter playable.gif
Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds warrior playable.gif
Warrior
or
Ma 3ds hero playable.gif
Hero
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 fighter playable.gif
Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 berserker playable.gif
Berserker
or
Ma 3ds02 hero playable.gif
Hero
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Fighters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Barst Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Bord Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Cord Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Johalva Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Orsin Thracia 776
Halvan Thracia 776
Wade The Binding Blade
Lot The Binding Blade
Dorcas Fire Emblem
Bartre Fire Emblem
Garcia The Sacred Stones
Boyd Path of Radiance
Nolan Radiant Dawn
Dice BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, New Mystery of the Emblem
Vaike Awakening
Arthur Fates
Charlotte Fates
Playable Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Fighters

Enemy Units
Name Game
Hyman Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
DiMaggio Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Gerrard Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Johalva Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Damas The Binding Blade
Zagan Fire Emblem
O'Neill The Sacred Stones
Boyd Path of Radiance
Pugo Radiant Dawn
Charlotte Fates
Gazak Fates
Enemy Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fighter --
Japanese 戦士
アクスファイター
戦士ファイター
• Officially romanized as Fighter. This name, rendered both in kanji as 戦士 and in hiragana as せんし, is used in all appearances except Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and Fates.
• Officially romanized as Axe Fighter; this name is used only in Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and Fates.
• Officially romanized as Fighter. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 戦士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ファイター) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Luchador Fighter
French Combattant Fighter
German Kämpfer Fighter
Italian Lottatore Fighter

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
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier