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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Great Master

Nathan Garvin

Great Master of Monks.

Hoshidan. An enlightened monk who uses both rods and naginata.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 10%
Strength 15%
Magic 5%
Skill 5%
Speed 15%
Luck 15%
Defense 10%
Resistance 10%
Naginata/Lances, Rods/Staves
Skill Effect
Renewal At the start of each turn, recover 30% of the user’s HP
Countermagic If the enemy initiates battle and inflicts magical damage, the enemy will receive the same amount of damage.

Given that most healers are skewed towards magic, Great Master and its female counterpart, Priestess, seem a little out of place. So unless your unit has that perfect balance, this might not be a good class to stay in. But it certainly is a fantastic class to stop by, possessing two great skills. Renewal can stack with several other forms of passive healing like Camraderie and Amaterasu, resulting in a unit being very much self-sufficient on the field.

Countermagic will work even if the enemy is at a distance from you (unlike Counter which won’t stop things like arrows or hand axes and whatnot) and, like Counter, is pretty obviously useful. Units that are constantly being pecked on from range by mages who can’t attack back will find great use from Countermagic to punish them.

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Cassie Sun

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You are the Avatar, born into the Hoshido royal family but raised by the Nohr royal family. With the two families on the brink of war, you must choose whether to follow your destiny tied to your birthplace or the fate bound to the kingdom which raised you. Birthright charts the path of the Hoshido family and their defense against the Nohr. But ultimately the choice is yours.

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  • Complete coverage of the main story.
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  • Gameplay details and tactics on how to get the best from your game.
  • Details on features new to the Fire Emblem series.
  • Skills, monsters, Promotions and Reclassing explained and much, much more!

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