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Fire Emblem: Awakening
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 06-06-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:23 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 06-08-2020 / 16:30 GMT

Chapter 2: Shepherds

Location: The Northroad

Condition: Defeat Boss

Boss

(Does not move)

**Name** **Class** **Level** **Items**
Risen Chief Barbarian 4 Hand Axe

New Units

**Name** **Class** **Level** **Recruit**
Stahl Cavalier 2 Automatically
Vaike Fighter 3 Automatically
Miriel Mage 1 From Turn 2

Strategies for Normal/Hard

The map is much more open this time, with enemies spread across going upward. You have quite a few units, though Vaike can't attack as he doesn't have any weapons on him (for the first turn at least). Pairing up units you want to support, or that you think will work well together may be a good idea as you advance upward.

Miriel comes in from the south of the map at the start of the second turn. She has Vaike's axe, so be sure to trade it over to him so he can do something!

The steady advance forward may be helped if you take advantage of terrain, again, and make sure the enemy isn't being fought on the forts. It is best to set up defensive formations with the stronger units taking hits for the lower units behind them, or paired up with them.

You can always unequip weapons on units to make them just take hits without fighting back, to allow ranged units such as Archers or Mages behind them to build up experience without being in danger of taking damage. You can create a choke point on the bridge to handle the northern units this way.

Of course, play as you will, the map should be fairly straightforward as long as you keep the more vulnerable units such as Lissa out of harm's way. If you feel like you are getting swarmed, it is okay to use Frederick as your savior.

Strategies for Lunatic

What I did was I shoved everyone to the southwest, it took some tricky coordination that involved Frederick on the hillside for the terrain bonus and luck, as well as keeping everyone else out of enemy ranges. It worked out eventually with health items too.

Once you get past the opening bits of the map, the rest should be easy if you lure enemies to Frederick, who is preferably on a fort. Be sure your other units are far away.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Tactical role-playing
  • Guide Release
    6 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    22 July 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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