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Unit type

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Alcryst gaining +60 avoid as opposed to +30 from the woods terrain due his Tireur d'élite class having a Covert unit type.

Unit type (Japanese: 戦闘スタイル Battle style) is a mechanic in Fire Emblem Engage related to the class system. Each class is assigned a specific type that grants a unit additional properties while in that class. Additionally, certain skills and engage attacks granted by Emblem Rings grant additional bonuses to units of a specific type. However, not all abilities will grant a bonus to each unit type. For example, Sigurd's Gallop skill does not grant bonuses to Mystical units.

Unit type is separate from bonus damage. For example, the Great Knight class is not considered an Armored unit in terms of unit type, but still takes effective damage from armor-effective weapons such as Armorslayers.

Unit type bonuses

Unit types
Unit type Effect Classes Skills with type bonuses
Dragon Always grants a type bonus from engage skills and/or attacks, typically a bonus more potent than other unit types Dragon ChildDivine DragonFell Child (All variations)Corrupted WyrmPhantom WyrmEmblem (CorrinTiki)Fell MonarchGreat Fell DragonCorrupted WyvernPhantom Wyvern All engage skills and engage attacks except Sacred Twins, Dreadful Aura, Holy Aura, Bond Forger, Holy Shield, Boon of Elyos, and Draconic Form
Cavalry Grants increased Movement Noble (Alfred)AvenirSentinel (Fogado)CupidoRoyal KnightBow KnightSword CavalierLance CavalierAxe CavalierPaladinWolf KnightMage KnightEmblem (Sigurd) Gallop
Dragon vein
Adaptable
Rise Above
Bonded Shield
Instruct
Attuned
Impenetrable
Soar
Warp Ragnarok
Twin Strike
Goddess Dance
Houses Unite
Summon Hero
Mystical Ignores foe's increased avoid from terrain effects when attacking with tomes Noble (Céline)VidameMageSageHigh PriestEmblem (CelicaMicaiahVeronicaSoren) Echo
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Draconic Form
Flare
Lodestar Rush
Warp Ragnarok
Override
Blazing Lion
Goddess Dance
Dragon Blast
Cataclysm
Giga Levin Sword
Dark Inferno
Qi Adept Grants the Chain Guard command Martial MonkMartial MasterDancerEnchanter Augment
Bonded Shield
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Flare
Override
Quadruple Hit
Astra Storm
Great Sacrifice
Goddess Dance
Dragon Blast
Divine Blessing
Cataclysm
Dark Inferno
Houses Unite
Backup Grants the ability to make chain attacks Lord (Diamant)SuccesseurSentinel (Timerra)PicketSword FighterSwordmasterHeroLance FighterHalberdierAxe FighterBerserkerWarriorBarbarianEmblem (MarthRoyLeifLucinaLynBylethEirikaEdelgardDimitriClaudeChromRobin)Corrupted WolfPhantom Wolf Adaptable
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Other Half
Contract
Lodestar Rush
All for One
Goddess Dance
Dragon Blast
Storm's Eye
Summon Hero
Armored Grants immunity to break from weapon triangle disadvantage Sword ArmorLance ArmorAxe ArmorGeneralGreat KnightEmblem (IkeHector)Mage Cannoneer Adaptable
Rise Above
Bonded Shield
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Draconic Form
Impenetrable
Override
Great Aether
Great Sacrifice
Goddess Dance
Houses Unite
Flying Grants increased Movement, the ability to move over certain terrain inaccessible to other unit types, but prevents unit from being affected by terrain effects Wing Tamer (Both variations)LindwurmSleipnir RiderMelusineSword FlierLance FlierAxe FlierGriffin KnightWyvern KnightEmblem (Camilla)Phantom Wyvern Adaptable
Call Doubles
Bonded Shield
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Impenetrable
Soar
Warp Ragnarok
Great Aether
Goddess Dance
Giga Levin Sword
Covert Grants twice the avoid bonus from terrain effects Lord (Alcryst)Tireur d'éliteArcherSniperThief Divine Speed
Gallop
Adaptable
Dreadful Aura
Dragon vein
Instruct
Attuned
Combat Arts
Other Half
Contract
Quadruple Hit
Astra Storm
Goddess Dance
Storm's Eye
Houses Unite
Civilian No additional effects Villager --

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Engage
(Dragon units)
Dragon units gain additional effects
when engaged with Emblems.
戦闘スタイル【竜族】
エンゲージ時に付加効果を必ず得られる
Engage
(Cavalry units)
Cavalry units have higher movement
than other units.
戦闘スタイル【騎馬】
移動可能な距離が長い
Engage
(Mystical units)
Mystical units ignore opponents'
Avo bonuses from terrain when
attacking with magic.
戦闘スタイル【魔道】
魔法で攻撃した際
相手の地形効果による回避補正を無効にする
Engage
(Qi Adept units)
Qi adept units can use the Chain
Guard command ro redirect attacks
on adjacent allies to themselves.
戦闘スタイル【気功】
隣接した味方を庇うことのできる
チェインガードコマンドを使用可能
Engage
(Backup units)
Backup units make a chain attack in
the combat of an ally fighting a foe
in range.
戦闘スタイル【連携】
射程範囲内の味方の戦闘に
チェインアタックで参加する
Engage
(Armored units)
Armored units ignore break effects
from weapon advantage.
戦闘スタイル【重装】
武器相性によるブレイクを無効にする
Engage
(Flying units)
Flying units ignore all terrain effects,
even passing through squares of
empty sky.
戦闘スタイル【飛行】
地形効果や、地形の移動への影響を受けない
「空」などの地形を通行可能
Engage
(Covert units)
Covert units double their Avo bonus
from terrain effects.
戦闘スタイル【隠密】
地形効果の回避補正が2倍になる
Engage
(Civilian units)
Civilian units do not have any
special advantages in battle.
どの戦闘スタイルにも属さない

Etymology and other languages

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

Unit type

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Japanese

戦闘スタイル

Battle style

Spanish

Tipo de unidad

Unit types

French

Type d'unité

Unit type

German

Einheitentyp

Unit type

Italian

Tipo di unità

Unit type

Korean

전투 스타일

Battle style

Simplified Chinese

战斗类型

Battle type

Traditional Chinese

戰鬥類型

Battle type

Gallery

References

See also

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