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Great Lord

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Great Lord

FEA Great Lord-f.png
Concept artwork of Lucina as a Great Lord from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

An otherworldly class. A time-lost but heroic royal. Uses swords and lances.

Unit type(s)
  • Infantry (The Binding Blade, Awakening, Fates, Three Houses)
  • Armored (The Blazing Blade)
  • Mounted (The Sacred Stones)
Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Great Lord (Japanese: マスターロード Master Lord; グレートロード Great Lord in The Blazing Blade) is an advanced class which debuted in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, and is the most common advanced form of the Lord class. In the majority of its appearances it is the advanced class of all Lord characters to appear in the games in question; the exceptions are Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, where it is only Hector's advanced class, with Eliwood and Lyn getting Knight Lord and Blade Lord respectively, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, where it is exclusive to Dimitri, with Edelgard and Claude getting Emperor and Barbarossa respectively. In Fire Emblem Fates, it also appears as the exclusive class of the amiibo-delivered bonus character Lucina.

Owing to its comparable status as a personal class for specific characters, and the different traits of the characters in question, the Great Lord's stats typically vary from game to game. Whereas Hector's version is reminiscent of the General in its possession of higher Strength and Defense at the expense of Speed, Eirika and Ephraim's versions in The Sacred Stones have more in common with the Paladin as a mounted class. The versions employed by Roy, Chrom, Lucina, and Dimitri in The Binding Blade, Awakening, and Three Houses are more balanced and loosely resemble the Hero class. As a general rule, all incarnations of the Great Lord are very competent and powerful classes.

Much as the statistical builds of the class vary on a personalized level, so too do the weapons to which they have access. Roy and Eirika both wield only swords, Ephraim wields only lances, Hector wields axes with swords as a secondary weapon, and Chrom, Lucina, and Dimitri wield swords and lances. No incarnation of the Great Lord has ever wielded bows or magic.

Stats

Base stats

Main series

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
The Binding Blade
(Roy)
22 5 -- 6 6 0 7 5 6 8 -- -- 3 GBARankSword.gif A
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
(Hector)
18 3 -- 3 4 0 5 0 5 15 -- -- 3 Axe D GBARankSword.gif D
The Sacred Stones
(Eirika)
18 3 -- 3 4 0 5 0 7 7 -- -- 3 GBARankSword.gif C
The Sacred Stones
(Ephraim)
18 3 -- 3 4 0 5 0 7 10 -- -- 3 GBARankLance.gif C
Awakening
(Chrom)
23 10 0 7 9 0 10 3 6 -- -- -- -- Swords E Lances E
Awakening
(Lucina)
20 8 1 9 11 0 8 4 6 -- -- -- -- Swords E Lances E
Fates 18 8 1 8 9 5 7 3 6 -- -- -- -- Swords/Katanas E Lances/Naginata E
Three Houses 35 17 8 12 14 10 14 10 6 -- -- -- -- --

Warriors

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Warriors
(Rowan)
156 26 20 32 33 32 27 26 5 -- -- -- -- Swords E/ Staves
Warriors
(Lianna)
142 23 25 32 30 32 26 30 5 -- -- -- -- Swords E/ Staves
Warriors
(Chrom)
165 32 7 34 34 27 32 23 5 -- -- -- -- Swords E
Warriors
(Lucina)
152 29 7 33 37 34 24 22 5 -- -- -- -- Swords E

Max stats

Main series

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Binding Blade
(Roy)
60 25 -- 25 25 30 25 25 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
(Hector)
60 30 -- 24 24 30 29 20 15 25 Axe S GBARankSword.gif S*
The Sacred Stones
(Eirika)
60 24 -- 29 30 30 22 25 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S
The Sacred Stones
(Ephraim)
60 27 -- 26 24 30 23 23 15 25 GBARankLance.gif S
Awakening
(Chrom)
80 43 30 40 41 45 42 40 8 -- Swords A Lances A
Awakening
(Lucina)
80 40 30 42 44 45 40 40 8 -- Swords A Lances A
Fates 60 30 25 32 34 35 29 31 8 -- Swords/Katanas A Lances/Naginata B

Warriors

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Warriors
(Rowan)
977 108 87 135 141 135 118 114 5 -- Swords S/ Staves
Warriors
(Lianna)
940 96 109 134 130 134 114 130 5 -- Swords S/ Staves
Warriors
(Chrom)
999 135 28 147 147 115 134 99 5 -- Swords S
Warriors
(Lucina)
958 126 31 141 157 150 103 97 5 -- Swords S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
The Binding Blade 60% 35% -- 30% 30% 35% 10% 15% -- -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 90% 45% -- 40% 45% 40% 15% 20% -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 90% 45% -- 40% 45% 40% 15% 15/20% -- -- -- --
Awakening 40/80% 20/50/40% 0% 20/40/50% 20/40/50% 0/50% 10/35/30% 5/30/35% -- -- -- --
Fates 15% 15% 0% 10% 10% 15% 10% 5% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 30% 10% 0% 10% 0% 0% 5% 0% 10% -- -- Swords +3 Lances +3
Authority +3
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Promotion gains

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Defense Resistance
The Blazing Blade 3 0 -- 2 3 1 5
The Sacred Stones
(Eirika)
4 2 -- 2 1 3 5
The Sacred Stones
(Ephraim)
4 2 -- 3 2 2 5

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 5 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 2 2

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
The Sacred Stones Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.
Awakening
Fates
Aether Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Fates: Learned at Level 25.
Awakening Rightful King Learned at level 15.
Fates Dual Striker Learned at level 1.
Fates
Three Houses
Charm Fates: Learned at Level 10.
Three Houses: Innate.
Fates Awakening Learned at Level 35.
Three Houses Lancefaire Innate.
Three Houses Paraselene Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)

Class change

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 roy lord sword.png
Lord
Automatically at the end of Chapter 21*/21x Bs fe06 roy great lord binding blade.png
Great Lord

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 hector lord axe.png
Lord
Automatically at the end of Chapter 29* / Using a Heaven Seal after reaching Level 10*. Bs fe07 hector great lord axe.png
Great Lord

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 eirika lord sword.png
Lord
Using a Solar Brace* or Lunar Brace* after reaching Level 10; can be done automatically at the end of Chapter 16. Bs fe08 eirika great lord sword.png
Great Lord

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 lord lucina playable.gif
Lord
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 great lord lucina playable.gif
Great Lord

Fates

Any class Promotion method Special class
?
Any female class
Using an Exalt's Brand. Ma 3ds02 great lord lucina playable.gif
Great Lord

Cipher Lucina

Special class
Ma 3ds01 lord masked marth playable.gif
Great Lord

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Unique class
Any class Automatically at the beginning of Azure Moon Chapter 16. Ma ns01 great lord dimitri playable.gif
Great Lord
This class is only available for Dimitri.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Lord
Using a Master Seal while talking to Tiki.
Great Lord
or

Conqueror
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Warriors

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Lord
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
Great Lord

Notable enemy Great Lords

Enemy Units
Name Game
Dimitri Three Houses Crimson Flower
Darios Warriors
Enemy Great Lord units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade An honorific bestowed upon
true champions.*
??
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Hector, a young noble of Ostia.
An axefighter with an important mission.
??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
An honorific bestowed upon
especially gifted generals.
??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll, Eirika)
The princess of Renais. A sword fighter
on a important mission.
??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll, Ephraim)
The prince of Renais. A spear fighter
on a important mission.
??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Mounted lords whose fine qualities
set them apart from from their peers
??
Awakening A seasoned leader of royal
blood. Wields swords, lances.
??
Fates An otherworldly class. A time-lost but
heroic royal. Uses swords and lances.
??
Three Houses A lordly figure who leads with unwavering
authority, Dimitri dominates the battlefield
with his unparalleled lance skills.
王の中の王の器を持つ者。
槍と指揮に優れる。
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Exalted noble commanding respect and loyalty. With balanced power, they heal and support allies. ??

Trivia

  • In Awakening, the Great Lord carries a shield on its left arm. For Chrom, this shield is the Fire Emblem, and accordingly changes as its orbs are collected and disappears entirely for the few chapters in which it has been stolen by Validar. Lucina's shield is a larger version of the mask she wore in her "Marth" guise.
  • Lucina's battle sprite and model in Fates actually depicts her as a regular Lord, though her class is Great Lord.
  • The Great Lord map animations in The Binding Blade were originally used as the Lord map animations in earlier stages of development.

Etymology and other languages

Roy, Eirika, Ephraim, Chrom, Lucina and Dimitri's

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

Great Lord

As of The Sacred Stones.

Japanese

マスターロード

Officially romanized as Masterlord or Master Lord.

Spanish

Gran lord

Great lord

French

Grand lord

Grand lord

German

Erzlord

Archlord

Italian

Gran Lord

Grand Lord

Korean

마스터 로드

Master lord

Simplified Chinese

领主统帅

Lord commander

Traditional Chinese

領主統帥

Lord commander

Hector's

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

Great Lord

--

Japanese

グレートロード

Officially romanized as Greatlord; in the Japanese version of the franchise, the prefix "Great" is used to signify a class which primarily wields axes (eg Great Knight, Great Dux).

Spanish

Gran lord

Great lord

French

Lord Happia

Happia comes from the Frankish word *happja, which is the source for modern French hache "axe".

German

Herrscher

Sovereign

Italian

Grande Lord

Grand Lord

Gallery

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 in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThiefTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice
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: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemGuardian GolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaintUmbral BeastVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaSageSniperSorcererSpear 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