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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Chapter 8 The Grimleal

Vincent Lau


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Name Class Level Items
Chalard Dark Mage 12 Nosferatu, Energy Drop

New Units

Name Class Level Recruit
Gregor Mercenary 10 Automatically
Nowi Manakete 3 Automatically

Strategy for all Difficulties

This is a desert map, so be wary of the units you bring. Mounted units and non-magic ground units will have their movement reduced. Magic users and flying units will be fine, as well as thieves.

Pairing up with those respective classes may be a good choice, as you will have to move fairly quickly to make it to the three villages before they run into trouble.

The Master Seal and Second Seal (found in the western and south-eastern villages respectively) are fairly important, and will be of great use to you, so you may prioritize them over the Rescue staff (found in the north-eastern village). However, the more the better.

As far as I know, on Hard mode, the Master Seal and Second Seal villages aren’t targeted, though, so there may not be a need to rush after all.

One or two units split off and take out the three enemies easily to secure the staff. The main force should be heading straight down to help out Gregor and Nowi who are already your allies. They may be good paired up together; have them both move north to meet up with the main force.

Always check enemy movement range, as sand will affect them too. There are some non-sand areas that may be hard to notice, so best to check and check often! Aside from movement, the map should be fairly straightforward. For those who played previous Fire Emblem games; there are no hidden items buried in the sand!


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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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