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Fire Emblem: Awakening
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 06-06-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 13-07-2020 / 23:07 GMT

Chapter 8: The Grimleal

Location: Border Sands

Condition: Defeat Enemy

Character Limit: 10 (Including Chrom)


(Does not move)

**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!

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Tactical role-playing
  • Guide Release
    6 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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