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For the maps in Fire Emblem Heroes with the common title "Grandmaster", see Tactics Drills.


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A default avatar as a Grandmaster in Awakening.

An otherworldly class. A natural leader and tactician. Uses swords and tomes

Unit type(s)



Sword, Tome


The Grandmaster (Japanese: 神軍師 Grandmaster) is an advanced class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is the promoted class of the Tactician, primarily used by the game's avatar character, and shares its status as a wielder of both magic and swords. As with the Tactician, the Grandmaster in and of itself has balanced stats across the board, possessing the same maximum possible value in all stats except HP and luck, though in practice the individual asset/flaw stat modifiers of any individual avatar will ensure its stats vary considerably.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Awakening 20 7 6 7 7 0 7 5 6 -- -- -- -- Swords E Tomes E
Fates 18 7 6 8 7 2 6 8 6 -- -- -- -- Swords/Katanas ? Tomes/Scrolls ?
138 25 40 33 21 16 15 42 5 -- -- -- -- Tomes E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 80 40 40 40 40 45 40 40 8 -- Swords A Tomes A
Fates 55 31 33 33 29 26 28 33 8 -- Swords/Katanas B Tomes/Scrolls A
898 109 169 142 92 71 64 182 5 -- Tomes S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Awakening 40/80% 15/40% 15/40% 15/40% 15/40% 0/40% 10/25% 10/25% -- -- -- --
Fates 10/75% 15/50% 15/65% 15/55% 5/45% 0/15% 5/40% 15/55% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Ignis Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
Rally Spectrum Awakening: Learned at Level 15.
Fates: Learned from Level 35 and up.
Fates Tactical Advice Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Solidarity Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 tactician robin f playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 grandmaster robin f playable.gif


Any class Promotion method Special class
Any male class
Using a Fell Brand. Ma 3ds02 grandmaster robin playable.gif


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma fewa tactician robin f playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15. Ma fewa tactician robin f playable.gif

Playable Grandmasters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Katarina Awakening (DLC version)
Robin Fates
Playable Grandmaster units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening A seasoned tactician upon
whom victory hinges.
Fates An otherworldly class. A natural leader
and tactician. Uses swords and tomes.


  • Of the four bonus amiibo classes in Fates, the Grandmaster has the fewest completely new skills among them, with only Tactical Advice not having appeared in Awakening.
    • The Grandmaster is, however, the only one of the four bonus amiibo classes who does not have at least one skill that overlaps with another bonus amiibo class.

Etymology and other languages

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


In modern parlance, "grandmaster" is a title bestowed upon chess players of high proficiency. As Fire Emblem is a strategy game loosely resembling chess, this was the likely intention of the name.



Officially romanized as Grandmaster; literally "divine strategist".


Gran estratega

Great strategist


Maître stratège

Master strategist





Gran Maestro




Staff officer



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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaPrincessSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern LordGuardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager