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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Chapter 1 Unwelcome Change

Vincent Lau


Name Class Level Items
Risen Chief Fighter 3 Hand Axe

New Units

Name Class Level Recruit
Virion Archer 2 Start of Turn 2
Sully Cavalier 2 Start of Turn 2

Strategies for Normal/Hard

This map is full of woods, which provide some defense and evasion, so it’s a good idea to stay in the woods while moving around to keep defensive. It is also a good idea to try and attack the enemy when they have no terrain bonuses, but won’t make too big of a difference.

Pairing up and using the fortresses defensively is useful too, as they heal you every turn and provide a good defense and avoid advantage. Try not to let the enemy stand on them.

Be sure to keep enemy ranges active (Pushing “X”), and keeping Lissa out of this range, as well as any other weaker units that may not be able to survive a lot of attacks. The enemies tend to group together in this mission.

When Virion and Sully come in, try to move them up through the woods and join your main party, either pairing them together or keeping them individual. The map is pretty straightforward, just keep pairing up, using terrain, and knocking the enemies out one by one.

Strategies for Lunatic

This map on Lunatic is a whole different story. You have to rely on using the terrain, Pair Up bonuses, and luck in general. Frederick is very useful, but there is one enemy unit with a Hammer who can usually kill him in one hit. A good way to survive is by pairing Frederick with Chrom or your Avatar and equipping him with your Avatar’s Bronze Sword, then leave him on a fort.

If playing on Casual/Newcomer, you can easily sacrifice some units here and there during the mission. On Classic however, you have to move really carefully, keeping Lissa and other units out of range. It gets really tricky. Be sure to keep enemy ranges open, and dance your way around it, making sure the units you want in range to attack defensively are the only ones in range.

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  • 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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