Tactician’s Tip: The Outrealm Gate is unlocked by this time. This gives you access to the DLC. All world map options should have unlocked now too, such as the “Barracks.”

Chapter 5: The Exalt and the King

Location: Border Pass

Condition: Defeat All Enemies

Character Limit: 9 (Including Chrom)

Boss

Name Class Level Items
Orton Wyvern Rider 9 Short Axe, Bullion (M)

New Units

Name Class Level Recruit
Lon’qu Myrmidon 4 End of Chapter 4
Ricken Mage 3 Automatically
Maribelle Troubadour 3 Automatically

Strategies for all Difficulties

When in the battle menu, position a stronger unit on spaces that will be able to move up through the right pathway quickly; this is just to prepare for when Ricken and Maribelle show up, so they will have someone that can quickly take out the enemies nearby.

Since Ricken and Maribelle will already be under your control, it is advisable to move them south to join your main group. Two healers will provide good help considering the map seems to encourage splitting into two groups rather than moving as one larger one.

If you choose to move as a single large group, just keep your healers and other frail units covered, keeping enemy movement in mind. Be wary of the flying units, as they can traverse the cliff spaces and attack you; this includes the boss of the level.

If moving in two groups, keep a healer in each group. The enemies will be naturally moving right and downward to attack you, so the group going left will have to deal with harder hits. Be wary of reinforcements in the forts, the harder the mode the more and stronger the units that appear.

Chrom’s Falchion is effective against dragons, so keep this in mind when battling the Wyvern Riders. Wind magic is also effective against them, which will protect Ricken at least against them. Bows are effective too.

What usually happens is the bulk of the enemy forces are fought in the area southwest of where Ricken and Maribelle first appear. If this is the case, just keep your healers paired up if it gets overwhelming in order to keep them safe. After the bulk of the attack is over, you can proceed north.

Did you know: Lon’qu hails from the land of Chon’sin on the western continent of Valm. Maybe you’ll be going there one day…

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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