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Fire Emblem: Awakening


Vincent Lau
Class Recruit Generation
Villager Sidequest 1: Make him Level Up before mission’s end I

Character Bio

A villager from a remote corner of Ylisse who came to the fight with little more than farming experience. However, he is eager to learn and shows a great deal of promise. The one with the curliest hair.

Other Classes

  • Mercenary > Hero / Bow Knight
  • Fighter > Warrior / Hero


  • A Rank: Stahl, Kellam
  • S Rank: Lissa, Sully, Maribelle, Cordelia, Panne, Nowi, Olivia, Cherche, Miriel, Tharja

Possible Children

Owain, Kjelle, Brady, Severa, Yarne, Nah, Inigo, Gerome, Laurent, Noire

Growth Rates

  • HP: B
  • Strength: B
  • Magic: D
  • Skill: C
  • Speed: B
  • Luck: A
  • Defence: C
  • Resistance: D


A big complaint about Donnel is that the Villager class cannot upgrade into anything directly. The useful thing about his base class is learning the “Underdog” skill at Level 15. After that, he must be changed to a different class before upgrading to a newer one.

He works out okay thanks to the extra level up opportunities he gets, but when you train your other units diligently, it comes down to preference.

If you have time to train him, however, he becomes an incredible unit, especially when made a Hero (personal favorite). He will likely max out most of his stats thanks to his great growths compounded with his skills, so it comes down to whichever class you prefer.

He has a great skill and class range – a lot of hard hitting classes with useful skills. You may want to consider who he passes this skill down to. He is the only one with it in the game.


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Guide Information

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    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    6 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    29 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Join Chrom, brother to Ylisse’s empress and commander of its forces, in a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. It’s your duty to guide a team of Ylisse’s finest soldiers - knights, mages, archers, and more - against the marauding Plegian bandits. To succeed, you will need to carefully choose the units you take into battle. As you lead your team through battles across maps that span entire kingdoms, your army will grow. Some characters are willing to join you quickly, while others may need more persuasion. Each character earns experience in battle, leveling up and gaining strength and abilities as they do so. It’s up to you to guide their moves, choose their weapons, and direct their attacks.

Inside our detailed guide you will find:

  • How to complete every campaign map.
  • The tactics needed to survive Lunatic difficulty!
  • How to recruit every character (with full character stats).
  • What class every character can be with full class stats for each!
  • How to unlock and beat every Side-Quest.
  • All DLC maps covered (Euro version timetable).
  • Who can marry who and what children they can have.
  • All weapons and item data.
  • All of the released DLC.
  • Profiles for the Generation 2 and Postgame characters.

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