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Anna as a Trickster in Awakening.

A sword user who can use some magic, the Trickster toys with their foes by employing quick movement.

Unit type(s)



The Trickster (Japanese: トリックスター Trickster) is an advanced class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is one of the class change options available to Thieves, and acts as a mixed class with access to both swords and staves. While comparatively lacking in both of its offensive stats, with magic being the higher of the two, it excels in skill and speed and possesses good resistance.

The class appears in Three Houses as downloadable content, as part of the Cindered Shadows side story. It becomes available in the main story after completing the first chapter of this side story.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Awakening 19 4 4 10 11 0 3 5 6 -- -- -- -- Swords E Staves E
Three Houses 28 14 12 10 14 12 10 10 5 -- -- -- -- --
50 6 5 6 8 10 6 6 5 -- -- -- -- Bows E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 80 35 38 45 43 45 30 40 8 -- Swords A Staves A
881 110 94 114 141 171 98 107 5 -- Bows S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Awakening 35/70% 10/40% 15/35% 25/45% 20/45% 0/35% 5/25% 10/25% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 20% 0% 0% 15% 20% 10% 0% 5% 0% -- -- Swords +3 Reason +1
Faith +2
See class growth rate 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 3 4 3 0 1 0 1

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses
Lucky Seven Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Three Houses: Innate.
Awakening Acrobat Learned at Level 15.
Three Houses Locktouch Innate.
Three Houses Stealth Innate.
Three Houses Duelist's Blow Class mastery. (150 class Exp required)
Three Houses Foul Play Class mastery. (150 class Exp required)

In Three Houses, Tricksters can additionally use black magic, white magic, and dark magic. However, they are limited to half of their uses.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 trickster playable.gif
Ma 3ds01 assassin playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Special class
Any class Level 20
Abyssian Exam Pass
Swords B, Faith B
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This class is only available for units that have passed the Thief certification exam.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
Master Merchant

Playable Tricksters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Anna Awakening, Warriors
Gangrel Awakening
Leif Awakening
Sothe Awakening
Yuri Three Houses Cindered Shadows
Playable Trickster units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Tricksters

Enemy Units
Name Game
Gangrel Awakening
Ruger Awakening
Leif Awakening
Sothe Awakening
Yuri Three Houses Cindered Shadows
Baron Ochs Three Houses
Enemy Trickster units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable neutral Tricksters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Anna Awakening, Warriors
Neutral Trickster units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening A seasoned thief and infamous
rogue. Wields swords, staves.
Three Houses A sword user who can use some magic, the
Trickster toys with their foes by employing
quick movement. Requires Thief certification.


  • Every named enemy Trickster in Awakening wields a Levin Sword at some point, as do most of the generic enemy ones. Furthermore, Anna is the only Trickster in the game who doesn't wield a Levin Sword by default; however, she is depicted as wielding one against Havetti in a piece of artwork in the Fire Emblem Background website.
  • Although Tricksters share the same idle stance as the Hero class in Three Houses while wielding a sword, their attack animations are distinctly different from the latter. This contrasts towards other classes that share the same attack animations and idle stance while wielding certain weapons such as the Swordmaster and Mortal Savant class.

Etymology and other languages

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


One who tricks or deceives.



Officially romanized as Trickster.






A comedian or entertainer, historically with the context of a travelling practitioner of these arts.





Ladro acrobata

Acrobatic thief




Simplified Chinese


Cheating expert

Traditional Chinese


Cheating expert



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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
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 WolfGolemGuardian GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaPrincessSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern LordGuardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Base classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Unique Intermediate classes Armored LordFluegelHigh LordSilverheartWyvern Master
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark MageFortress KnightGrapplerPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDancerDark BishopDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantTricksterWar MasterWyvern Lord
Unique Master classes AsuraBarbarossaDeath KnightEnlightened OneEmperorGreat LordSaint
Monster Classes Altered Demon BeastAltered GolemDemonic BeastExperimental Demon BeastGiant CrawlerGiant WolfGolemThe Immaculate OneWild Demon Beast
Other enemy/NPC classes AgastyaAvestaCommonerGurganLordNoblewomanPrionsa