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Yukimura as a Mechanist in Fates.

Hoshidan. A puppet maker skilled in the use of shuriken and yumi.

Unit type(s)



Yumi, Shuriken


Golembane, Replicate

The Mechanist (Japanese: 絡繰師からくりし Karakurisi) is an advanced, Hoshido-aligned class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. One of the class change options available to Ninjas and Apothecaries, they defend themselves with yumi and shuriken. Unlike other classes, Mechanists do not wield their weapons directly, but instead their weapons are built into the giant puppet they pilot. Mechanists attack by pulling on strings that make the puppet open its mouth and launch the corresponding weapon.

In general, Mechanists have average stats all-around with no particular strengths or weaknesses, but they have high movement as a mounted class. Their most distinctive ability is their unique Replicate skill, which allows them to create one exact replica puppet of themselves which shares all of their stats, helping to reinforce their allies' ranks.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 18 7 0 9 7 2 6 6 7 -- -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E Daggers/Shuriken E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 60 30 25 33 30 30 31 31 9 -- Bows/Yumi B Daggers/Shuriken A

Class growth rates

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

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Golembane Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Replicate Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 mechanist playable.gif

Playable Mechanists

Playable Characters
Name Game
Yukimura Fates: Birthright
Playable Mechanist units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Mechanists

Enemy Units
Name Game
Yukimura Fates: Conquest, Revelation
Enemy Mechanist units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A puppet maker skilled in
the use of shuriken and yumi.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Mechanist A person skilled at designing machinery.
Japanese 絡繰師からくりし Officially romanized as Karakurisi; can be loosely translated as "puppeteer". Specifically, the term 絡繰 karakuri refers to karakuri puppets, a type of traditional Japanese clockwork puppet which originated in the 17th century.
Spanish Titiritero Puppeteer
French Machiniste Machinist
German Tüftler Tinkerer
Italian Burattinaio Puppeteer



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 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