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Marth as a Lodestar in Awakening.

An otherworldly class. Tales abound of this great hero-king. Uses swords.

Unit type(s)





Dancing Blade, Charm, Dual Guardsman, Speedtaker (Fates)

The Lodestar (Japanese: スターロード Star Lord) is a special Lord-like class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is a personal class exclusive to all bonus-character versions of Marth: both SpotPass versions and the downloadable content version in Awakening, and the amiibo version in Fates. In Awakening, it is capable of wielding the Rapier, Noble Rapier and all three Falchion variations, like the game's actual Lord characters; in Fates, it loses access to the Parallel Falchion, which is instead locked to Lucina.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 21 9 1 10 10 0 8 4 6 -- Swords E
Fates 19 7 0 10 9 7 7 2 6 -- Swords/Katanas E
166 29 3 34 33 36 26 25 5 -- Swords E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 80 41 30 43 43 45 41 40 8 -- Swords A
Fates 60 29 26 35 33 40 30 29 8 -- Swords/Katanas S
999 125 12 147 141 153 114 109 5 -- Swords S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Awakening 40/80% 20/45% 0% 20/45% 20/45% 0/50% 10/30% 5/30% -- -- -- --
Fates 15/80% 10/50% 0% 20/65% 10/55% 25/50% 5/45% 5/40% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates +10 hit rate, +5 critical rate, +10 avoid Innate.
Fates Dancing Blade Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Charm Learned from Level 10 and up.
Fates Dual Guardsman Learned from Level 25 and up.
Fates Speedtaker Learned from Level 35 and up.

Class change


Special class
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Any class Promotion method Special class
Any male unit
Using a Hero's Brand. Ma 3ds02 lodestar marth playable.gif


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15. Ma fewa lord marth playable.gif

Playable Lodestars

Playable Characters
Name Game
Pr. Marth Awakening (DLC version)
Pr. Marth Awakening (Shadow Dragon SpotPass version)
King Marth Awakening (New Mystery of the Emblem SpotPass version)
Marth Fates (amiibo and DLC versions)
Playable Lodestar units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Lodestars

Enemy Units
Name Game
Pr. Marth Awakening (Champions of Yore 2 & 3, Lost Bloodlines 2 & 3, Rogues & Redeemers 2 & 3)
King Marth Awakening (Lost Bloodlines 2 & 3)
Enemy Lodestar units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Hero-King from the sagas
said to have saved the world.
An otherworldly class. Tales abound of
this great hero-king. Uses swords.


  • In Awakening, the Lodestar shares its battle model and map sprite with Lucina's version of the Lord class, which itself is meant to be dressed as Marth in the first place.
  • The card game Fire Emblem Cipher and Fire Emblem Warriors both use the Lodestar as Marth's promoted class, since he was unable to to promote in his own games but the mechanics of Cipher and Warriors require that he is able to promote.

Etymology and other languages

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


Literally speaking, a lodestar is an actual star used as a navigational reference. Metaphorically speaking, a lodestar is a guiding principle, like Marth's influence on the future of Archanea. Additionally, "lodestar" is phonetically similar to an inversion of the syllables of "Star Lord", the class's Japanese name.



Star Lord. From "Star Lord", an affectionate title given to Marth by the people of Altea; prior to Awakening, the closest English equivalent to this term was "star and savior", the English translation of the term "Star Lord Marth" in Shadow Dragon.



From Polaris, the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, which was historically used as a literal lodestar in world navigation.








Lord supremo

Supreme lord


스타 로드

Star Lord



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 Lord (Wyvern Ace) • Guardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager