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Transporter

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Transporter

Bs fe07 merlinus transporter.png


A merchant who transports goods and supplies. Cannot engage in combat.

Unit type(s)

Unknown

Weapon(s)

None

Skill(s)

None

A transporter (Japanese: 輸送隊 Transporter) is a class that carries items that appears rarely in the Fire Emblem series. In most other games, the convoy serves the same function and is not in the form of a unit or a class. However, in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the Transporter class appears as a unit with this role, with only one character, named Merlinus. Usually, supply convoys of other games are nameless, or the group of named merchants of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn run the convoy but do not appear on the battlefield. In contrast to those examples, Merlinus is a character who appears in battles with a personality, dialogue, and even several support conversations.

If it is deployed, when a unit receives more items than their maximum capacity (five items), the item, or another item in that unit's inventory, can be selected to go to the convoy. If it is not present, the unit must discard one item. Since a transporter cannot attack, it must be guarded. Merlinus does have very high growth rates in HP, skill, speed, and luck, which help the only instances of this class have good endurance and dodging chances. If the transporter hits 0 HP, it can still be deployed the next chapter.

In The Binding Blade, the Transporter class does not change class. Here, Merlinus does take up a deployment space and only gains experience by being attacked, making the class incredibly tedious to level up, but regardless if he is present or not, items can still be sent to the convoy.

In The Blazing Blade, the class starts as a stationary tent. Merlinus starts at level 5; after he reaches level 20, he "promotes" to another transporter class, which is the horse-riding class that appears in The Binding Blade. Unlike The Binding Blade every chapter that Merlinus is deployed he gains a level, and he does not take up space in the number of allowed units; the player is asked if he or she wants to deploy Merlinus right before the chapter starts. However, if he is absent, and a unit's inventory is full, the player is instead forced to discard any item present in that unit's inventory. He cannot be deployed in Chapter 26Ex/28Hx, Chapter 28e, Chapter 30h, and both parts of the endgame.

Despite having sprites for when the class promotes in The Blazing Blade, there are no animations displayed when it is attacked.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
The Binding Blade 15 0 -- 3 3 0 3 0 5 25 -- -- 1 --
The Blazing Blade 15 0 -- 3 3 0 3 0 0/5 25 -- -- 1 --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 25 --
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20/25 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
The Binding Blade 10% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 10% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Binding Blade

Base class
Ma gba transporter cc playable.gif
Transporter

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 merlinus tent.png
Transporter
Automatically at Level 20. Bs fe07 merlinus transporter.png
Transporter

Playable transporters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Merlinus The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
Playable Transporter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade
(help)
A conveyor of goods and
items. Lacks combat skills.*
たくさんの持ち物を運ぶ役目
戦う力はもっていない
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
A merchant who transports goods and
supplies. Cannot engage in combat.
たくさんの持ち物を預かる輸送隊
戦う力はもっていない
The Blazing Blade
(help)
A conveyor of goods and
items. Lacks combat skills.
たくさんの持ち物をあずかる役目
戦う力はもっていない

Etymology and other languages

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

Transporter

--

Japanese

輸送隊

Officially romanized as Transporter; literally "transport party", which is the same name as the convoy mechanic.

Spanish

Mercader

Merchant

French

Marchand

Shopkeeper

German

Transporter

Transporter; shortened as "Transport." in-game.

Italian

Corriere

Carrier

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: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBardBrigandCavalierChildCivilianClericDancerDemon DragonFighterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanSoldierThiefTransporterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKingManaketeNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBardBramimondBrigandCavalierChildCivilianClericCorsairDancerFighterFire DragonKnightLordMageMagic SealMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPeerPegasus KnightPiratePrinceShamanSoldierThiefTransporterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes ArchsageAssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDark DruidDruidFalcoknightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord