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Thief Fighter (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.
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Class growth rates
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Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
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|Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Thracia 776 (Lara only)
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|Event: Talk to Perne in Chapter 12x.||
|Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.|
|Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.||
|Event: Talk to Perne in Chapter 12x.|
|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 Thief Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable enemy Thief Fighters
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|Enemy Thief Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.|
- 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.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
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The generic Thief Fighter portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
The generic Thief Fighter portrait in Thracia 776.
|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|
|Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776|