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Generic portrait wolfskin fe14.png
The generic Wolfskin portrait in Fates.

Nohrian. A human/beast hybrid said to feed on humans. High Str and Spd.

Unit type(s)





Odd Shaped, Beastbane

The Wolfskin (Japanese: ガルー Garou) is a basic, Nohr-aligned class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a non-human shapeshifting class which uses beaststones to take the form of a bipedal wolf-like beast in battle.

Wolfskins promote to the Wolfssegner class, and their Hoshidan counterpart is the Kitsune. Enemy Wolfskins, along with their promoted form and their Hoshidan counterparts, are among the few playable classes whose generic enemy members are not capturable.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 19 8 0 4 6 0 4 0 5 -- Beaststones E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 45 24 15 18 22 17 21 15 7 -- Beaststones B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Fates 20/85% 20/55% 0% 5/40% 15/50% 5/20% 10/50% 0/20% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Odd Shaped Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Beastbane Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 wolfskin playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 wolfssegner playable.gif

Playable Wolfskins

Playable Characters
Name Game
Keaton FatesConquestRevelation
Velouria FatesConquestRevelation
Playable Wolfskin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Nohrian. A human/beast hybrid said to
feed on humans. High Str and Spd.


  • According to Keaton, Wolfskin have been hunted for their fur, which is why they are protective of Mount Garou.[1]

Etymology and other languages

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


A portmanteau of either "wolf" and "kin", meaning "related to wolves"; or of "wolf" and "skin", suggesting that the creature wears the skin of a wolf without actually being a proper wolf.



Officially romanized as Garou. This name is used in Fates's gameplay. Garou is a French suffix which in modern usage is equivalent to the English "were-" prefix, meaning "human" and, when used in conjunction with an animal term, indicating a human who changes shape into that animal; for example, loup-garou is the French word for werewolf.
In dialogue, wolfskins are often referred to with the kanji term 人狼 jinrō "werewolf".



Derived from the Old Norse úlfr, "wolf", and heðinn, "cloak". Úlfheðinn is also a synonym for the Norse berserkers.



As in Spanish.



As in Spanish.



As in Spanish.



Mentioned in Heroes.


늑대 인간

Werewolf; lit. "wolf human"

Traditional Chinese


Garou; mentioned in Heroes. In dialogue, 狼人 "werewolf" is typically used.



  1. "My fur is pretty soft, you know. A lot of people want it!" — Keaton, Fire Emblem Fates

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.
Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFell DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • EmblemGodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphNabateanTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals and other species CorruptedFabricationGriffinHorseIllusionKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantomRisenWolf
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch