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Hana as a Samurai in Fates.

Hoshidan. A warrior striving to master the katana. Benefits from high Spd.

Unit type(s)





Duelist's Blow, Vantage

The Samurai (Japanese: Samurai) is a base infantry class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. The class exclusively wields katana. It is highly similar in function to the Myrmidon class of previous titles, excelling in speed and skill, but lacking in physical strength and defense. Units in this class may promote to either Swordmasters or Masters of Arms.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Fates 17 4 0 5 8 3 3 3 5 -- -- -- -- Swords/Katanas E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 40 20 16 23 25 24 18 20 7 -- Swords/Katanas B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 0% 15% 20% 15% 0% 10% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Duelist's Blow Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Vantage Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 samurai playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 swordmaster playable.gif
Ma 3ds02 master of arms playable.gif
Master of Arms
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Playable Samurai

Playable Characters
Name Game
Hana Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Hinata Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Hisame Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Playable Samurai units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Samurai

Enemy Units
Name Game
Hinata Fates: Conquest
Enemy Samurai units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A warrior striving to master
the katana. Benefits from high Spd.


  • In cutscenes, Samurai are the only infantry troops of Hoshido seen. In a few cutscenes, some Samurai are seen equipped with Lances and are depicted with different headwear.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Samurai were a class of highly-regarded warriors in medieval to early-modern Japan. All samurai were servants of lords and came from high-class, noble families themselves, similar to European knights, and they followed a way of life known as Bushidō. Contrary to their depiction in-game, samurai did not fight exclusively with swords, but are most commonly associated with them.


Officially romanized as Samurai; as above.









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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 FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch