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Thief Fighter

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Thief Fighter

Generic portrait thief fighter fe04.png

Weapon(s)

Sword

Skill(s)

(Japanese: シーフファイター Thief Fighter) is an advanced class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is present only in Genealogy and Thracia 776, as the promoted form of the Thief, and is the first time in the Fire Emblem series that Thieves were given the ability to promote. Thief Fighters continue to wield only swords and have access to the Steal skill.

Thief Fighters are still primarily oriented toward a utility role through their ability to steal, and despite their name as "fighters", their combat ability is still shaky at best. Their highest stat by far is their speed, which keeps their avoid relatively high but not enough to compensate for their mediocre strength and poor defensive stats. This presents a problem in Genealogy of the Holy War, where their stealing utility involves attacking enemies to take their supply of gold and putting themselves at risk; this is not a problem in Thracia 776, where stealing enemies' items or unlocking doors or chests does not require that Thief Fighters endanger themselves as much in combat.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 3 7 12 0 5 3 7 -- -- SNESRankSword.png A
Thracia 776 18 4 1 3 8 0 2 -- 7 6 -- SNESRankSword.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 18 22 27 30 20 18 7 -- SNESRankSword.png A
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankSword.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
Thracia 776 70% 20% 0% 15% 15% 10% 10% -- 20% 0%
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
Is snes03 steal.png Steal Innate.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 vantage.png Vantage Innate.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 lifis thief sword.png
Thief
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10.*
Bs fe05 lifis thief fighter sword.png
Thief Fighter

Thracia 776 (Lara only)

Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe05 lara thief sword.png
Thief

Event: Talk to Pirn in Chapter 12x.

Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10.
Bs fe05 lara dancer.png
Dancer
Bs fe05 lara thief fighter sword.png
Thief Fighter

Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10.

Event: Talk to Pirn in Chapter 12x.
Bs fe05 lara thief fighter sword.png
Thief Fighter
Bs fe05 lara dancer.png
Dancer
Promotion choice criteria: Lara can promote to Thief Fighter at any time through normal use of a Knight Proof, but promoting to Dancer is only available in Chapter 12x. Lara is able to promote to Dancer even if she is already a Thief Fighter, and as a Dancer she can be promoted again to Thief Fighter through normal use of a Knight PRoof.

Playable Thief Fighters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Pirn Thracia 776
Playable Thief Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Thief Fighters

Enemy Units
Name Game
Porcus Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Pirn Thracia 776
Enemy Thief Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

  • In Thracia 776, the Thief Fighter and Dancer hold the unique distinction of being the only pair of classes in the entire Fire Emblem series which are mutually capable of promoting into each other, although only Lara can do this. While it is highly impractical, it is actually possible for Lara to promote a total of three times, going Thief -> Thief Fighter -> Dancer -> Thief Fighter.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Rogue Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations, in order to connect the class to the later Rogue class from The Sacred Stones and Radiant Dawn.
Japanese シーフファイター Thief Fighter

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.
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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Introduced in
Gaiden
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier