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Soldier

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Soldier

FE776 Soldier.png
Artwork of the Soldier from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Skilled with a lance, the Soldier has a high degree of accuracy and precision.

Weapon(s)

Lance

Skill(s)

Shove (Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)

The Soldier (Japanese: ソルジャー Soldier) is a basic lance-wielding infantry class which debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden, and is present in all Fire Emblem series games except Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Genealogy of the Holy War, and Fates. In the majority of games Soldiers are an enemy- or NPC-only class, and the class is playable only in Gaiden, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

When not a playable class, Soldiers are usually characterized as lowly and generic soldiers with no notable abilities, and so enemy Soldiers are typically weak and incompetent compared to other enemy units. They possess lower than average stats in every respect and, while easy to defeat, derive much of their strength from the sheer number of them often deployed. When a playable class, however, Soldiers are competent units on par with their infantry counterpart classes, the Myrmidon and Fighter, and tend toward possessing higher defensive stats in exchange for speed.

In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, the Soldier promotes to the Knight, which in turn promotes to Baron. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the Soldier gains a new promoted form, the Halberdier, which in turn promotes to Sentinel in Radiant Dawn.

In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Soldiers tended to replace enemy Cavaliers, and Paladins from in Mystery's version of indoor chapters from the original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, the Soldier is an unused class, which also has four variants alongside it, which are also unused: Sword Soldier, Spear Soldier, Axe Soldier, and Archer.

In Fire Emblem Fates, the Spear Fighter and Lancer classes appear to draw inspiration from Soldiers.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 26 10 -- 1 3 0 5 0 4 -- -- 35 Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 18 5 -- 1 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- 32 Lance: 12
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 6 0 5 5 0 7 0 6 -- -- -- SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 20 3 0 0 0 0 1 -- 5 6 -- -- SNESRankLance.png E
The Binding Blade 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- -- GBARankLance.gif E
The Blazing Blade 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- -- GBARankLance.gif E
The Sacred Stones 20 3 -- 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 -- -- GBARankLance.gif E
Path of Radiance 20/18 4/2 0 4 4/5 0 4/3 0/1 6 10/8 13/10 -- GCNRankLance.gif D
Radiant Dawn 20 8 0 8 8 0 7 2 6 11 15 -- WiiRankLance.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- -- DSRankLance.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 6 -- -- -- FE12RankLance.png E
Awakening 16 3 0 3 3 0 3 0 5 -- -- -- Lances E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 26 10 -- 1 3 0 5 0 4 -- -- 35 FE15RankLance.png
Three Houses 20 8 3 6 6 4 5 2 4 -- -- -- --
Soldiers in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 8.
Soldiers in Genealogy of the Holy War also have a base value of 1,000 gold on hand.

Max stats


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Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 53 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 4 -- Lance*
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Lance: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? -- SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankLance.png A
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 15 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 ? ? GCNRankLance.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 ? ? WiiRankLance.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 8 -- FE12RankLance.png A
Awakening 80 30 30 30 30 45 30 30 7 -- Lances A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 80% 40% -- 40% 40% 0% 40% 0% -- -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- --
Thracia 776 50/70% 20/30% 3/5% 15/30% 10/20% 10/20% 15/30% -- -- 15/30% 0%
The Binding Blade 80% 50% -- 30% 20% 12% 10% 25% -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 80% 50% -- 30% 20% 25% 12% 15% -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 80% 50% -- 30% 20% 25% 12% 15% -- -- --
Path of Radiance 80% 40/35% 15% 50% 45/50% 25% 40% 35% -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 70% 50% 20% 45% 50% 25% 40% 40% -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 0/80% 0/45% 0% 0/45% 0/45% 0% 0/45% 0% -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 0/80% 0/45% 0% 0/45% 0/45% 0% 0/45% 0% -- -- --
Awakening 40/90% 10/30% 0% 10/30% 10/30% 0/30% 5/30% 5/15% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Player)
5% 5% -- 0% -10% -5% 5% 0% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Enemy)
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- --
Three Houses 10% 0% 0% 5/10% 0% 0% 0% -5/-10% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Three Houses Defense +2 Class mastery.
Three Houses Reposition Class mastery.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 soldier lance.png
Soldier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 knight lance 01.png
Knight
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 baron lance.png
Baron

Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening

Base class
Bs fe11 playable soldier lance.png
Soldier


Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Soldier
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Halberdier

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Soldier
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10 or reaching Level 21.
Halberdier
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10 or reaching Level 21.
Sentinel

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class Method Over class
File:Ma 3ds03 villager kliff playable.gif
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 soldier playable.gif
Soldier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 knight playable.gif
Knight
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 baron playable.gif
Baron
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Titan. File:Ma 3ds03 spartan playable.gif
Spartan

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Beginner class
Any class Level 5
Beginner Seal
Lances D
Ma ns01 soldier playable.gif
Soldier
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Soldiers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Lukas Gaiden
Forsyth Gaiden
Nephenee Path of Radiance
Aran Radiant Dawn
Playable Soldier units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Soldiers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ephraim Awakening (Champions of Yore 2 and Champions of Yore 3 only)
Enemy Soldier units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Average footsoldiers possessing no unique abilities. Uses a spear in battle. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
?? ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Average foot soldiers possessing no unique abilities. They bear spears in combat. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
?? ??
Path of Radiance Common soldiers of average abilities who wield lances in battle. ??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Common soldiers who wield lances. What they lack in special skills, they make up for in reliability. ??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Common lance-wielding soldiers of average abilities. They are known for reliability and strength. ??
Shadow Dragon Lowly foot-soldiers who are weak in almost every area. ??
Awakening An ordinary soldier. Wields a lance. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Basic infantry who fight with lances. They have above-average strength and defense, and no notable weakness. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
A basic foot soldier who fights with lances. ??
Three Houses Skilled with a lance, the Soldier has a high degree of accuracy and precision. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Soldier --
Japanese ソルジャー
兵士ソルジャー
• Officially romanized as Soldier; this katakana rendering is used in all appearances.
• Officially romanized as Soldier. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 兵士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ソルジャー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Soldado Soldier
French Soldat Soldier
German Soldat Soldier
Italian Soldato Soldier
Dutch Soldaat Soldier
Simplified Chinese 士兵
Traditional Chinese 士兵

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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
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: 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: Path of Radiance
Base classes ArcherAxe KnightBanditBow KnightClericFighterKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestRangerSoldierSword KnightSwordmasterThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatTiger) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeron) • Dragon Tribe (Red DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes ChildCivilianHeroKing DaeinPrincess Crimea
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageBow KnightDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor
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
Classes in Fire Emblem Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopDeath KnightFlame EmperorHegemon HuskKing of LiberationRuffianThe Immaculate One