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.
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.
Class growth rates
|Fates||Profiteer||Learned from Level 5 and up.|
|Fates||Spendthrift||Learned from Level 15 and up.|
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.|
Notable enemy Merchants
|Anna||Awakening (Apotheosis only)|
|Enemy Merchant (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable NPC Merchants
|Merchants||Awakening (Skirmishes only)|
|Anna (×5)||Awakening (Five-Anna Firefight only)|
|Neutral Merchant (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese|| • 商人
| • Merchant; in Awakening.|
• Officially romanized as Daisyounin; literally "Great Merchant". Known by this name in Fates.
|French|| • Marchand
| • Shopkeeper. Used in Awakening.|
• Merchant. Used in Fates.
The generic Merchant portrait in Fates.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|