Fire Emblem: Awakening

Sidequest 15 A Shot from the Dark

By
Vincent Lau

Boss

Name Class Level Items
Ezra Bow Knight 14 Silver Bow, Silver Sword, Energy Drop

New Units

Name Class Level Recruit
Noire Archer 10 From Turn 2

Strategies for all Difficulties

This is an easy level, but the difficulty can be making it to Noire on time. She starts off in a walled area surrounded by flying units, which she is strong against but there are quite a few of them. You should prioritize sending a group north to lure the flying units while getting to her before they do.

You can send a power group west as well to deal with the swarm of Bow Knights, more flying units, and the boss of the level at the same time.

Again, prioritize Noire. She will come under your command after the first turn, in which you can choose to make her start to shoot at the flying units that are coming toward her (they have to go around thanks to the wall, but she can still shoot them).

Or, you can make her run east then south to unite with your group coming up, though she may get intercepted by flying units if you choose to do it this way.

You have until about Turn 4 before she can no longer escape from the Griffon Rider while standing where she started. Use flying units to get to that entrance way and cover her.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    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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