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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Chapter 23 Invisible Ties

Vincent Lau


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Name Class Level Items
Validar Sorcerer 5 Grima’s Truth
Validar (Round 2) Sorcerer 18 Grima’s Truth, Talisman

New Units

Name Class Level Items
Flavia Hero 10 After defeating Validar once
Basilio Warrior 10 After defeating Validar once

Strategies for all Difficulties

This is a familiar chapter, but now you have units in the bottom area as well. Assuming you’ve been training your Avatar and Chrom, Validar should not be too difficult to defeat. Pack some healing items, or use a healer with physic in the bottom area anyway just in case.

The bottom units will be fighting in the open with enemies, as well as dealing with reinforcements. After Validar is defeated, the barrier between the upper and lower area of the map will disappear, allowing you to unite your units again.

You will fight Validar twice – once in his weaker form and then in his stronger form. His stats will boost as listed above, but he still shouldn’t be too hard to overcome. He changes location towards the far eastern side of the map. Unite your forces, clear out the enemy, and then wipe out the boss.

Use pillars and stairways to your advantage. Sitting on Stairways will also block the reinforcements from spawning there as well. You want to avoid getting surrounded, so make sure to deal out kills per turn.

Galeforce is especially useful here, since it can make up for the loss of quantity of units in pairing up. Validar will announce the reinforcements before they come, as usual.

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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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