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


Ss fe13 grandmaster.png
A default avatar as a Grandmaster in Awakening.

A seasoned tactician upon whom victory hinges.


Sword, Tome


Ignis, Rally Spectrum

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 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 -- -- -- FE14RankSword.png ? FE14RankTome.png ?

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 -- FE14RankSword.png B FE14RankTome.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Awakening 40/80% 15/40% 15/40% 15/40% 15/40% 0/40% 10/25% 10/25% -- --
Fates 10% 15% 15% 15% 5% 0% 5% 15% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Is 3ds01 ignis.png Ignis Awakening: Learned at level 5.
Fates: Learned from level 25.
Is 3ds01 rally spectrum.png Rally Spectrum Awakening: Learned at level 15.
Fates: Learned from level 35.
Fates Is 3ds02 tactical advice.png Tactical Advice Learned from level 1.
Fates Is 3ds01 solidarity.png Solidarity Learned from level 10.

Class change


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


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

Playable Grandmasters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Katarina Awakening (DLC version only)
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
English Grandmaster 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.
Master Tactician This name was coined by Serenes Forest as a temporary name for the class, after it was sighted in an early Japanese trailer with no proper name provided at the time.
Japanese 神軍師 Officially romanized as Grandmaster; literally "divine strategist".
Spanish Gran estratega Great strategist
French Maître stratège Master strategist
German Großmeister Grandmaster
Italian Gran Maestro Grandmaster



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.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
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 LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
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
Introduced in
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
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
Introduced in
Three Houses
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier