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Woodlands Encounter

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Woodlands Encounter



New units

Chrom, Lissa, Frederick



Previous chapter(s)

Home in Ruins

Next chapter(s)

Dragon Valley Temple

Just a moment, my lord. It's dangerous to trust mysterious strangers outright... If we are to join them, please allow me to provide a test first.
— Frederick, to Chrom

Woodlands Encounter (Japanese: 出会い Encounter) is the second chapter of Fire Emblem Warriors. During this chapter, Rowan and Lianna are making their way to the temple when they encounter strangers from another world: the Shepherds of Ylisse. More advanced features like the weapon triangle and Pair Up are also introduced.


Main article: Woodlands Encounter/Script

Rowan and Lianna, still mourning the sudden loss of their mother, are steadily making their way to the temple. As Darios offers words of encouragement, something catches Rowan's attention, causing him to slip down the hill in an attempt to examine it. Coming to, Rowan wakes to see himself at the feet of two strangers, Chrom and Lissa, who introduce themselves as the Shepherds from the Halidom of Ylisse. Lianna hastily comes to Rowan side and scolds him for running off, before noticing the Shepherds and introducing her and her brother as the princess and prince of Aytolis. After explaining their situation to the Shepherds, Chrom agrees to help them. However Frederick is wary of helping strangers outright, and purposes a test for them to prove their words. Every agrees to the mock battle, with Chrom and Lissa siding themselves with the Aytolisians.

During the battle, Lissa finds herself surrounded by swordsmen. Suddenly a young man shows up on the cliff overhead, shouting in an over dramatic fashion. He introduces himself as Owain Dark, and claims he wishes to protect Lissa for reasons he will not disclose. He then jumps to attack the swordsmen, only to miss spectacularly.

After the battle, Frederick admits he still holds doubts against the Aytolisians, but is willing to put them aside to help them. Chrom suggests they make camp for the night, with Frederick offering the bear he killed as supper. Lianna is shocked to learn that most of her new companions have actually eaten bear before.


Heeding their mother's last words, the twins head for the temple. But a chance encounter and a trial await them in the forest.

Chapter data

Story Free Play

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Frederick. Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Any ally falls. 1+2 {{{partner}}} 4−2+1 14+7
Cm fewa 2.png

Character data

New units
Portrait lissa fewa.png
Bronze Axe
Automatically during the chapter
Portrait chrom fewa.png
Automatically during the chapter
Portrait frederick fewa.png
Great Knight
Bronze Axe
Automatically at chapter's end
Required characters
Rowan ​
Available characters

Note: Only Rowan or Lianna is available depending on which the player chose at the start of a new game. This list does not represent Free Play mode, as it can be used with any unit the player has obtained at that point.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is fewa sword.png Armorslayer Defeat Frederick (first time only)


Mission Objective Rewards
Defeat the nearby Myrmidons! Defeat 3 Myrmidons
Defeat the Soldiers! Defeat 4 Soldiers
Defeat the reinforcements! Defeat 2 Soldiers and 2 Fighters
Defeat Frederick! Defeat Frederick
Sub Missions
Defeat the Myrmidons! Defeat 3 Myrmidons Support points with Lissa.

Anna's Mementos

Anna's Mementos
Objective Location Notes
Defeat 1,000 enemies. In the field where the player started.
Reach Frederick within five minutes. Near the center of the map. Must complete story once and play on either Hard or Lunatic difficulty.

Fort data

There are no forts in this chapter.

Enemy data

This list only covers commanding units.

Easy/Normal/Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa myrmidon enemy.gif
Myrmidon Myrmidon 1/3/8 3 Bronze Sword --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1/3/8 7 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1/3/8 3 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa great knight frederick enemy.gif
Frederick Great Knight 1/5/10 1 Bronze Axe ArmorslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.* --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 1/3/8 2 Bronze Axe --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 1/3/8 2 Bronze Lance --
Ma fewa myrmidon enemy.gif
Myrmidon Myrmidon 1/3/8 3 Bronze Sword --


  • After clearing the mission "Defeat the Soldiers!"
    • 2 Fighters will appear in the north-west.
    • 2 Soldiers will appear in the south, towards the middle.
  • After defeating 2 of the 4 enemies required for the mission "Defeat the reinforcements!"
    • 3 Myrmidons will appear in the center of the map.

NPC data

Unlike enemies, NPCs do not scale with difficulty.

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa lord rowan other.gif
Rowan Lord 3 1 Bronze Sword Deployed if Lianna is the chosen lord; will not appear with NPC Lianna.
Ma fewa lord lianna other.gif
Lianna Lord 3 1 Bronze Sword Deployed if Rowan is the chosen lord; will not appear with NPC Rowan.
Ma fewa lord darios other.gif
Darios Lord 3 1 Bronze Sword --
Ma fewa lord chrom other.gif
Chrom Lord 3 1 Falchion Automatically becomes playable during the chapter; not deployed in Free Play.
Ma fewa cleric lissa other.gif
Lissa Cleric 3 1 Bronze Axe Heal Automatically becomes playable during the chapter; not deployed in Free Play.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa myrmidon owain other.gif
Owain Myrmidon 3 1 Bronze Sword Appears after the mid-battle cutscene.

Boss data

Main article: Frederick

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Portrait frederick fewa.png
Ma fewa great knight frederick enemy.gif Great Knight
Level 1
Weapon Item
Bronze Axe ArmorslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Tomes Stones Staves Claws Breath


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

You first order of business is to take out the three Myrmidons nearby. After they go down, the gate forward unlocks, you are accosted by four Soldiers, and Lissa becomes playable. Lissa is both your first axe-wielder and your first medic. She really wants a weapon with Topsy-Turvy and her personal weapon is DLC, but she'll do for now. Her axe holds weapon triangle advantage over the enemies' lances, so use her to wipe out the Soldiers. Once they go down, you can press forward. You are next attacked by two Soldiers and two Fighters. Pause the game and use the map to order whoever you aren't controlling to deal with the enemies they have advantage over. In addition, Owain will take the field on your side. At this point, you get a Sub Mission to take out three Myrmidons - deal with this as Rowan/Lianna to gain support points with Lissa. Once these are taken care of, the path to Frederick opens and Chrom joins you. He's another swordsman like Rowan/Lianna. His Falchion does effective damage against dragons and his unlockable skill Luna is one of the strongest in the game, so he's definitely worth training up. Anna will also likely spawn right about now, so make sure to pick up the first Anna's Memento. Have Lissa crush the final soldiers and Chrom take out the last Fighters and Frederick to claim victory.

Etymology and other languages

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

Woodlands Encounter





Encuentro en el bosque

Meeting in the woods


Rencontres sylvestres

Sylvan encounters


Begegnung im Wald

Meeting in the woods


Incontro nei boschi

Meeting in the woods


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← Home in Ruins • Woodlands Encounter • Dragon Valley Temple →
Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable characters Original AnnaLiannaRowan
Shadow Dragon CaedaLindeDLCMarthMinervaDLCNavarreDLCTiki
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Celica
The Blazing Blade Lyn
Awakening ChromCordeliaFrederickLissaLucinaOliviaDLCOwainDLCRobinTharjaDLC
Fates AzuraDLCCamillaCorrinEliseHinokaLeoNilesDLCOboroDLCRyomaSakuraTakumiXander
Non-playable characters OskarYelena
Bosses DariosGharnefIagoValidarVelezark
Personal weapons Anna's BowAuraBlessed LanceBrynhildrCamilla's AxeCordelia's LanceDivinestoneEnlironExpirationFacinnaFalchionFrederick's AxeFujin YumiGrima's TruthHauteclereHinoka's SpearIago's TomeImhulluLady SwordLissa's AxeMissiletainnMoonlightNiles's BowOboro's SpearOlivia's BladeParallel FalchionRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiSpellbane YumiTharja's HexThoronWing SpearWo DaoYato
Chapters Pm: Interwoven DestiniesP: Crumbling Peace • 1: Home in Ruins • 2: Woodlands Encounter • 3: Dragon Valley Temple • 4: Hero-King of the Desert • 5: The Dragon's Table • 6: Hoshidan Princess • 7: Hoshidan Prince • 8: High Prince Ryoma • 9: Nohrian Princess • 10: Nohrian Prince • 11: Crown Prince Xander • 12: An Orchestrated Battle • 13: What Happened to Corrin • 14: Sieging the Citadel • 15: Taking the World Tree • 16: The Imprisoned Prince • 17: Royal Blood • 18: Chaos Dragon's Might • 19: Reclaiming Home • 20: Clash at the World TreeE: Chaos Dragon Velezark
History Mode Invisible TiesThe Path Is YoursThe Dark PontifexNoble Lady of CaelinTogether to the EndHero ChallengeGriefLand of GodsCold ReceptionA Brush in the TeethPrincess MinervaKnorda MarketScion of LegendEmmerynCaravan Dancer
Locations AytolisGristonne
Groups, objects and concepts Anna's MementosBlessingsCostumesCrestsMaterialsGleamstonesShield of FlamesWeapon Attributes
Related topics Downloadable contentName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three HopesShadow DragonEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThe Blazing BladeAwakeningFates) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound GalleryWorld map