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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Dark Mage

Nathan Garvin

The darkest of the dark!

Nohrian. A wizard who practices forbidden techniques of dark magic.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 0%
Strength 10%
Magic 20%
Skill 0%
Speed 10%
Luck 0%
Defense 5%
Resistance 10%
Skill Effect
Heartseeker When fighting adjacent to an enemy, the enemy’s Avoid stat is reduced by -20 points
Malefic Aura Enemies within a 2-tile radius will take +2 extra points of damage from magic attacks

Promotes to: Sorcerer or Dark Knight

A standard magic class, the Dark Mage is mostly self-explanatory. They can use Dark Tomes , however the only dark tome in Fire Emblem: Fates is Nosferatu, meaning you don’t really get much use out of that (or Shadowgift but that’s a different story altogether). So their biggest draw is that they are a pure magic class, like the counterpart to Diviner, and so they are very powerful, but a bit slow and quite frail.

Still, magic is a fairly rare gift in this game and many enemies have absolutely pitiful Resistance, making the Dark Mage incredibly strong just on the fact that it can exploit a common weakness. So you should always pack at least one magic user in your army.

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    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.
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  • Skills, monsters, Promotions and Reclassing explained and much, much more!

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