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Pirate

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Pirate

Generic portrait pirate fe12.png


Freebooters who carry axes, like fighters. Tough as nails while on the water.

Weapon(s)

Axe

Skill(s)

N/A

The Pirate (Japanese: 海賊 Pirate) class is an axe-wielding, seafaring class that has appeared many Fire Emblem games. The main traits of pirates are their ability to use axes and to be able to travel on water terrain. They are able to walk on water tiles.

In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, there was only one playable pirate, Darros. In the remake, Mystery of the Emblem, Darros was omitted and the Pirate class became enemy only; it was also enemy-only in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776. In the GBA games, pirates became playable again with Geese in The Binding Blade, Dart in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, and Ross can change class to a pirate in The Sacred Stones. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the pirate class is absent, although some enemies of the bandit class refer to themselves as pirates, and can travel on water. Finally, Darros reappears in Shadow Dragon and returns in New Mystery of the Emblem.

Pirates generally have high strength and speed, but low defense and resistance. They often turn out to be powerful units, and can be useful attackers. However, their low defense leave them more prone to death than other units.

The Corsair class is a functionally identical class unique to Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 18 5 -- 1 6 0 4 0 6 -- -- 24 Axe: 5
Mystery of the Emblem 22 4 -- 0 2 0 3 0 5 -- -- 32 Axe: ?
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 5 0 0 7 0 5 0 6 -- -- -- SNESRankAxe.png ?
Thracia 776 24 5 0 0 0 0 3 -- 5 9 -- -- SNESRankAxe.png E
The Binding Blade 19 4 -- 2 6 0 3 0 5 10 -- -- Axe E
The Blazing Blade 19 4 -- 2 6 0 3 0 5 10 -- -- Axe D
The Sacred Stones 19 4 -- 2 6 0 3 0 5 10 -- -- Axe D
Shadow Dragon 18 5 0 1 6 0 4 0 6 -- -- -- DSRankAxe.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 18 7 0 1 8 0 4 0 6 -- -- -- FE12RankAxe.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Axe: 20
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Axe: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 20 15 15 22 30 20 15 ? -- SNESRankAxe.png --
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankAxe.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 Axe A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankAxe.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- FE12RankAxe.png A

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Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light ?? ?? -- ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 90 50 -- 10 20 0 50 0 -- -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100 30 0 30 30 0 30 10 -- -- --
Thracia 776 70 20 0 15 15 10 10 -- -- 20 0
The Binding Blade 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 10% 10% 15% -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 15% 10% 13% -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 75% 50% -- 35% 25% 15% 10% 13% -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 80/90% 40/50% -20/0% 15/25% 10/15% 0% 0/50% -15/5% -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 70/90% 30/50% -20/0% 15/25% 30/15% 0% 0/50% -15/5% -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base class
Bs fe01 pirate axe 01.png
Pirate


Mystery of the Emblem

Base class
Bs fe03 enemy pirate axe.png
Pirate


Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy pirate axe.png
Pirate


Thracia 776

Base class
Bs fe05 enemy pirate axe.png
Pirate


The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 geese pirate axe.png
Pirate
and
Bs fe06 gonzalez brigand axe.png
Brigand
Using a Hero Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 geese berserker axe.png
Berserker

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 dart pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using an Ocean Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 dart berserker axe.png
Berserker

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 ross pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using an Ocean Seal or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 ross berserker axe.png
Berserker
or
Bs fe08 ross warrior axe.png
Warrior
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pirate axe.png
Pirate
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable berserker axe.png
Berserker

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pirate axe.png
Pirate
and
Bs fe12 playable barbarian axe.png
Barbarian
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable berserker axe.png
Berserker
  • Note that Barbarians are an enemy exclusive class so this is unused as a playable promotion option; it has been proven to be in the game through hacking promotion of an enemy unit. [1]

Playable pirates

Playable Characters
Name Game
Darros Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Geese Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Dart The Blazing Blade
Playable Pirate units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy pirates

Enemy Units
Name Game
Gazzak Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Gomer Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Gail Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Enemy Pirate units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC pirates

Playable Characters
Name Game
Jake The Blazing Blade
Neutral Pirate units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light They wield axes, like fighters and can move on the sea.* ??
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Axe-wielding privateers trained to fight on the high seas. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
Bold pirates who use axes in battle. Quite adept at sea. ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Axe-wielding privateers trained to fight on the high seas. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Tough brawlers who call the sea their home. Equip: Axes. ??
Shadow Dragon Freebooters who carry axes, like fighters. Tough as nails while on the water. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Pirate A pirate is a criminal who plunders at sea; commonly attacking merchant vessels, though often pillaging port towns.
Japanese 海賊
パイレーツ
• Pirate (lit. sea thief); this name is used in most games. Rendered in hiragana as かいぞく in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem.
• Pirate; this name is used only in the Jugdral games, in which all classes' names are English words written in katakana.
Spanish Pirata Pirate
French Pirate As above.
German Pirat Pirate
Italian Pirata As above.

Gallery

References

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: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Base classes ArcherCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriest
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightHeroPaladinSniper
Other classes BallisticianFighterFreelancerGeneralHorsemanHunterKnightLordManaketePirateThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericHunterKnight (armored)MageMercenaryPegasus Knight
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniper
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianBarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageEmperorFighterFreelancerKnight (dismounted)LordManaketePirateSoldierThief
Unused classes Dark KnightGuardianSea Dragon
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroKnight LordMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice
Classes in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Other classes BallisticianEarth DragonFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianDancerEmperorFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief