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Sword Fighter

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Sword Fighter

Generic portrait sword fighter fe04.png
Portrait of a Sword Fighter in Genealogy of the Holy War.


Footsoldiers who take pride in their skill with a blade. They avoid enemy attacks with nimble footwork.

Unit type(s)
  • Infantry (all titles)
  • Backup (Engage)
Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Sword Fighter (Japanese: ソードファイター Sword Fighter) is a sword-wielding base class present in the Fire Emblem series. It is present only in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and Engage, and is a counterpart to the Mercenary and Myrmidon classes from other games.

Sword Fighters can promote to Swordmasters in all their appearances. In addition, depending on the game, they can promote to an alternate class: Forrest in Genealogy of the Holy War, Mercenary in Thracia 776, and Hero in Engage.

In Jugdral, the Sword Fighter is strongly associated with the country of Isaach.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 10 10 0 5 0 6 -- Swords A
Thracia 776 20/18 3/2 0 5 6/7 0 2 -- 6 6/5 Swords E
Engage 20 5 0 7 8 2 3 2 4 5 Swords B

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 25 25 30 20 15 -- -- Swords A
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 Swords A
Engage 67 40 20 37 41 33 27 22 20 12 Swords B

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Genealogy of the Holy War -- -- 1,000 -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 50/70/90% 20/20/30% 3/0/3% 15/15/30% 10/15/30% 10/10/20% 15/10/20% -- -- 15/20/40% 0% --
Engage 10% 10% 0% 15% 20% 10% 0% 15% -- 0% -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War Follow-Up Innate.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

The class a unit changes into in Genealogy of the Holy War is determined by the unit and not the class. Units in the Sword Fighter class have the following class change options: Ayra and Larcei change to Swordmaster, while other Sword Fighters change to Forrest.

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 scáthach sword fighter sword.png
Sword Fighter
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 shannan swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster
or
Bs fe04 scáthach forrest sword.png
Forrest
Promotion choice criteria: The promoted class is predetermined for the characters.

Thracia 776

The class a unit changes into in Thracia 776 is determined by the unit and not the class. Units in the Sword Fighter class have the following class change options: Machyua changes to Mercenary, while other Sword Fighters change to Swordmaster.

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 machyua sword fighter sword.png
Sword Fighter
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 mareeta swordmaster sword.png
Swordmaster
or
Bs fe05 machyua mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
Promotion choice criteria: The promoted class is predetermined for the characters.

Engage

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma ns02 sword fighter firene.png
Sword Fighter
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10 and having Lances or Axes proficiency.
Ma ns02 swordmaster firene.png
Swordmaster
or
Ma ns02 hero firene sword.png
Hero
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Sword Fighters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Ayra Genealogy of the Holy War (First generation)
Chulainn Genealogy of the Holy War (First generation)
Larcei Genealogy of the Holy War (Second generation)
Creidne Genealogy of the Holy War (Second generation)
Scáthach Genealogy of the Holy War (Second generation)
Dalvin Genealogy of the Holy War (Second generation)
Machyua Thracia 776
Shiva Thracia 776
Mareeta Thracia 776
Troude Thracia 776
Lapis Engage
Playable Sword Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Engage
Footsoldiers who take pride in their
skill with a blade. They avoid enemy
attacks with nimble footwork.
剣で戦うことを得意とする兵士。
素早い動きで敵の攻撃をかわす。

Etymology and other languages

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

Sword Fighter

--

Japanese

ソードファイター

The English word "swordfighter" written in katakana. In the Jugdral games, it forms a trio with Axe Fighter and Bow Fighter; in Engage, it forms a trio with Lance Fighter and Axe Fighter.

Spanish
(Spain)

Luchador espada

Sword fighter

Spanish
(Latin America)

Soldada espada

Sword soldier

French

Soldat (épée)

Soldier (sword)

German

Schwertkämpfer

Sword fighter

Italian

Soldado spada

Sword soldier

Korean

소드 파이터

Sword fighter

Simplified Chinese

刀剑战士

Sword fighter

Traditional Chinese

刀劍戰士

Sword fighter

Gallery

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: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightAxe ArmorAxe FighterAxe KnightBardBow ArmorBow FighterCavalierFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightLight PriestessMagePegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessSword ArmorSword FighterTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Knight
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 ArcherArch KnightAxe ArmorAxe FighterAxe KnightBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerDragon RiderFree KnightHunterIron BallistaLance ArmorLance KnightLoptr MageLordMagePegasus RiderPiratePoison BallistaPriestPrinceSoldierSword ArmorSword FighterThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes BaronBerserkerBishopBow KnightDark BishopDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Knight
Unused/cutscene classes Dark PrinceEmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem Engage
Base classes ArcherAxe ArmorAxe CavalierAxe FighterAxe FlierDragon ChildLance ArmorLance CavalierLance FighterLance FlierLordMageMartial MonkNobleSentinelSword ArmorSword CavalierSword FighterSword FlierWing Tamer
Advanced classes AvenirBerserkerBow KnightCupidoDivine DragonGeneralGreat KnightGriffin Knight‎HalberdierHeroHigh PriestLindwurmMage KnightMartial MasterPaladinPicketRoyal KnightSageSniperSleipnir RiderSuccesseurSwordmasterTireur d'éliteVidameWarriorWolf KnightWyvern Knight
Special classes BarbarianCorrupted WolfCorrupted WyrmCorrupted WyvernDancerEmblemEnchanterFell ChildFell MonarchGreat Fell DragonMage CannoneerMelusinePhantom WolfPhantom WyrmPhantom WyvernRoyalThiefTrainerVillagerWardenWatcher