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Niles as an Outlaw in Fates.

Nohrian. A rogue able to pick any lock. Uses bows and has high Spd and Res.

Unit type(s)





Locktouch, Movement +1

The Outlaw (Japanese: シーフ Thief) is a basic class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. It is highly similar in purpose to the Thieves of earlier entries in the Fire Emblem series, as a class with the ability to pick open locks and chests; however, unlike Thieves, the Outlaw's weapon of choice is the bow, instead of the sword.

Outlaws possess high speed, and unusually high magical resistance for a primarily physical-based class. Being locked to bows makes their low defense less of a concern than for the Thief, if the Outlaw triggers battle, but leaves them more vulnerable if they are attacked at close range. The Outlaw's primary function, however, does not lie in combat, but rather in their lock-picking ability, and units in this class should generally be more concerned with finding and unlocking the nearest chest or door, than defeating the nearest enemy.

Outlaws may promote to either Bow Knights, or Adventurers.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Fates 16 3 1 4 8 1 2 4 5 -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E
52 7 5 7 10 4 4 9 5 -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 35 19 18 20 24 18 17 22 ?? -- Bows/Yumi B
900 115 91 118 171 75 62 159 5 -- Bows/Yumi S/ Staves/Rods

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 0% 10% 5% 10% 20% 0% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Locktouch Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Movement +1 Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 outlaw playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 bow knight playable.gif
Bow Knight
Ma 3ds02 adventurer playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.

Playable Outlaws

Playable Characters
Name Game
Niles Fates: Conquest, Revelation, Warriors
Nina Fates: Conquest, Revelation
Anna Fates
Playable Outlaw units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Outlaws

Enemy Units
Name Game
Niles Warriors
Enemy Outlaw units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Nohrian. A rogue able to pick any lock.
Uses bows and has high Spd and Res.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Outlaw A fugitive or law-breaker. Possibly chosen to distinguish them from the Thieves of prior games, who wielded swords instead of bows.
Japanese シーフ Officially romanized as Thief. This katakana rendering is presumably used over the more traditional 盗賊, for consistency with other classes of Nohrian origin.
Spanish Granuja Scoundrel
French Hors-la-loi Outlaw
German Gesetzloser Outlaw
Italian Fuorilegge Outlaw



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 FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWolfssegnerWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSilent DragonSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonBlight DragonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGreat LordLancerLodestarLordNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSongstressVanguardWitch