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This page is about the class. For the process of convincing an enemy or NPC unit to join the player's army, see Recruitment.


Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png

Fresh recruits who dream of becoming knights. They’re inexperienced but eager.

Unit type(s)






The Recruit (Japanese: 新人兵士 Traineesoldier) is a trainee class, exclusive to a single character - Amelia - in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Described as young lance-wielding foot soldiers, freshly recruited into the army and new to fighting, the class in and of itself is rather weak and limited, but has the potential to class change to a wider spectrum of classes and, being that it initially class changes into otherwise basic classes, gives its constituent units a greater amount of time to gain levels and stat increases.

Unlike normal classes, the Recruit's level cap is 10, whereupon they will stop gaining experience and will change class at the beginning of the next map's preparations screen. After promoting, their level and promotion progression will act as normal for a basic class. By default, the Recruit has two promotion options, Cavalier or Knight, giving them access to three potential advanced classes depending on their chosen basic class: Paladin, Great Knight and General. However, after completing both Eirika and Ephraim's game modes, Recruits gain a third promotion option: to stay as a Recruit after promotion, a state here denoted as Recruit (2). The Recruit (2) acts like a basic class and levels and promotes as normal; it has the option to either promote to Paladin, or to again stay as a Recruit. This last version of the Recruit, here denoted as Recruit (3), can still only use lances, but is compensated somewhat by possessing an innate 15% critical hit bonus.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones (1) 13 3 -- 0 1 0 0 1 4 6 -- -- 1 GBARankLance.gif E
The Sacred Stones (2) 18 5 -- 3 3 0 6 0 5 6 -- -- 3 GBARankLance.gif D
The Sacred Stones (3) 23 6 -- 6 11 0 7 6 6 6 -- -- 3 GBARankLance.gif C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones (1 and 2) 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif C / A
The Sacred Stones (3) 60 23 -- 30 29 30 22 26 15 20 GBARankLance.gif S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
The Sacred Stones 75% 45% -- 40% 40% 40% 25% 35% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Sacred Stones

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png
Reaching Level 10, and choosing at beginning of next battle. Bs fe08 amelia knight lance.png
Bs fe08 amelia cavalier lance.png
Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png
Recruit (2)

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png
Recruit (2)
Using a Knight Crest or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 amelia paladin lance.png
Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png
Recruit (3)
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose

Playable recruit

Playable Characters
Name Game
Amelia Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable Recruit units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Fresh recruits who dream of becoming knights. They're inexperienced but eager. ??
The Sacred Stones
Unproven knights who dreams of glory. Equip: Lances. ??


  • Although only one recruit has appeared in the entirety of the Fire Emblem series, the descriptions of the class talks about "recruits".

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Recruit
Japanese 新人兵士 Officially romanized as Traineesoldier. Literally translates to "newcomer soldier".
Spanish Recluta Recruit
French Recrue Recruit
German Rekrut Recruit
Italian Coscritto Conscript

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: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice