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Merchant (class)

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FEA Merchant.png
Concept artwork of a Merchant from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

Hoshidan. A trader who protects investments with yumi and naginata.


The Merchant (Japanese: 商人 Merchant, or 大商人 Daisyounin) is a class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening. In its first appearance, it is a non-playable special class used exclusively by travelling merchants when they appear in battle in skirmishes, with the objective being to protect them from being harmed by Risen for a reward. They wield lances and usually have access to reasonably powerful weapons such as Silver Lances, but are statistically lacking and thus still highly vulnerable. Their movement is also nullified to prevent them from moving without having a Rescue staff cast on them by a playable unit.

Merchants also appear as a component of the downloadable content packages Five-Anna Firefight and Apotheosis, utilized as the class of any Anna character in those chapters.

In Fates, the Merchant is an advanced class aligned with Hoshido. It is a class change option for both Villagers and Apothecaries, and is a practitioner of both naginata and yumi. It has relatively average stats, with good strength, defense, and resistance. The class's unique skills, Profiteer and Spendthrift, allow Merchants to generate Gold Bars and either hold onto them to sell, or use them to increase their damage output.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Awakening 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 5 -- -- -- Lances E
Fates 20 8 0 6 5 4 8 5 6 -- -- -- FE14RankLance.png E FE14RankBow.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Awakening 60 20 20 20 20 30 20 20 5 -- Lances E
Fates 65 33 25 29 28 32 33 30 8 -- FE14RankLance.png B FE14RankBow.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Awakening 90% 30% 0% 20% 30% 25% 40% 20% -- --
Fates 20% 20% 0% 10% 5% 15% 10% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Is 3ds02 profiteer.png Profiteer Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 spendthrift.png Spendthrift Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Special class
Ma 3ds01 merchant other.gif


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

Notable enemy Merchants

Enemy Units
Name Game
Anna Awakening (Apotheosis only)
Enemy Merchant (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Merchants

Other Units
Name Game
Merchants Awakening (Skirmishes only)
Anna (×5) Awakening (Five-Anna Firefight only)
Neutral Merchant (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor Text

Game Text
Awakening A traveling merchant. Save her and it may pay off... ??
Fates Hoshidian. A Trader who protects investments with yumi and naginata. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Merchant --
Japanese 商人
• Merchant; in Awakening.
• Officially romanized as Daisyounin; literally "Great Merchant". Known by this name in Fates.
Spanish Mercader Merchant
French • Marchand
• Négociant
• Shopkeeper. Used in Awakening.
• Merchant. Used in Fates.
German Händler Merchant
Italian Mercante Merchant



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.
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