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A green fighter who wishes to emulate his father. He's young but courageous.





The Journeyman (Japanese: かけだし戦士 Novice Fighter) class is an axe-wielding class exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. It is one of the three "trainee" classes that appears of the game. As one of the trainee classes, units of the Journeyman class gain experience rapidly, and upon reaching level ten, journeymen can promote upon the start of the next chapter.

Journeymen have three promotion options. The first is to a Fighter, which then can promote to a Hero or a Warrior. The next option is a Pirate, which can promote into a Warrior or a Berserker. The last promotion option, which is only unlocked after both Eirika and Ephraim's routes are completed, is just a journeyman option, which can then promote to a Hero or stay as a journeyman. These two journeyman promotion options are often differentiated from the first as "Journeyman (2)" and "Journeyman (3)" or "Super Journeyman". The final journeyman class has a 15% critical hit bonus.

The only character of this class is Ross. The traits of the Journeyman class make Ross a useful unit, as he has ten more levels to grow than regular classes and another promotion, bringing an extra set of promotion stat gains. Therefore, since journeymen (and other trainee classes) have extra time to grow, they often turn out to be excellent units because of their superior stats. Ross also has quite high stat growths, making him a very useful unit.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones (1) 14 3 -- 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 Axe: E
The Sacred Stones (2) 20 5 -- 3 4 0 2 1 5 8 Axe: D
The Sacred Stones (3) 28 8 -- 5 6 0 5 0 6 8 Axe: C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones (1), (2) 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe C/A
The Sacred Stones (3) 60 26 -- 29 28 30 23 23 15 20 Axe S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Sacred Stones 85% 55% -- 40% 32% 40% 18% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Sacred Stones

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
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Reaching Level 10, and choosing at beginning of next chapter. Bs fe08 ross fighter axe.png
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Journeyman (2)

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Journeyman (2)
Using a Hero Crest or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 ross hero axe.png
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Journeyman (3)
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Playable journeymen

Playable Characters
Name Game
Ross Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable Journeyman units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
A green fighter who wishes to emulate his father. He's young but courageous. ??
The Sacred Stones
Young fighters with high expectations. Equip: Axes. ??

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Journeyman
Japanese かけだし戦士 Novice fighter
Spanish Jornalero Laborer
French Aventurier Adventurer
German Wanderbur. Journeyman
Italian Recluta Rookie

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
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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Introduced in
Fire Emblem
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Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
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Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
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Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Introduced in
Three Houses
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