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FEAOA Villager.png
Concept artwork of a Villager from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

Hoshidan. Ordinary rural citizen who uses naginata when forced to fight.


Aptitude, Underdog (Awakening, Fates)

The Villager (Japanese: 村人 Villager) is a weak class present in Fire Emblem Gaiden, Awakening, and Fates, and was the first "trainee" class in the Fire Emblem series. Characterised as young and inexperienced village children entering the field of battle for the first time, the class traditionally has low stats in and of itself, but in Gaiden possesses the ability to promote to a wide variety of basic classes which can again promote in turn, allowing for greater potential to increase their stats to higher degrees than a normal unit.

In Awakening, the class has no standard class change options in and of itself, instead relying on reclassing for its sole playable member - Donnel - to leave the class. It acts as a special class with a level cap of 30, though with lower stats on par with a base class compared to other special classes.

In Fates, the class returns to being a base class, and can promote to either the Master of Arms or Merchant classes. The class also becomes available to female units for the first time.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 26 7 -- 1 2 0 2 0 4 -- Sword: --
Awakening 16 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 -- 3DSRankLance.png E
Fates 17 5 0 4 5 3 4 0 5 -- 3DSRankLance.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Sword: --
Awakening 60 20 20 20 20 30 20 20 7 -- 3DSRankLance.png A
Fates 35 19 15 19 19 22 18 15  ?? -- 3DSRankLance.png C

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Awakening 35% 10% 0% 5% 5% 0% 10% 5% -- --
Fates 10% 10% 0% 10% 10% 20% 10% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Is 3ds aptitude.png Aptitude Learned at level 1 (Awakening).
Learned at level 1 or higher (Fates).
Is 3ds underdog.png Underdog Learned at level 15 (Awakening).
Learned at level 10 or higher (Fates).

Class change


Promoted class Method Trainee-like class Method Basic class Method Promoted class Method Promoted class
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Dread Fighter
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 villager sword.png
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 mage male magic.png
Mage (M)
Bs fe02 knight lance.png
Bs fe02 soldier lance.png
Bs fe02 archer bow.png
Bs fe02 mercenary sword.png
After reaching Level 12/7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 sage magic.png
Bs fe02 paladin lance 01.png
Bs fe02 armor lance.png
Bs fe02 sniper bow.png
Bs fe02 myrmidon sword.png
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine.

Bs fe02 gold knight lance.png
Gold Knight
Bs fe02 baron lance.png
Bs fe02 bow knight bow.png
Bow Knight
Bs fe02 dread fighter sword.png
Dread Fighter


Special class
Ma 3ds villager playable.gif


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 villager playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 master of arms playable.gif
Master of Arms
Ma 3ds02 merchant playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Playable Villagers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Gray Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Robin Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Qulyf Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Atlas Gaiden
Donnel Awakening
Morgan Awakening (Male Morgan, only if Donnel is his non-Avatar parent)
Mozu Fates (all routes)
Efi Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable Villager units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Villagers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Holland Awakening
Anthony Fates
Enemy Villager units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor Text


An ordinary villager. Weak, but capable of great things.


Hoshidan. Ordinary rural citizen who uses naginata when forced to fight.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Villager --
Japanese むらびと
• Villager; this hiragana rendering is used in Gaiden.
• Officially romanized as Villager; this kanji rendering is used from Awakening onwards.
Spanish Aldeano Villager
French Villageois Villager
German Dörfler Villager
Italian Cittadino Citizen



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
Mystery of the Emblem
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Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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