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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright


Nathan Garvin

A soldier whose main loyalty is to gold. Their stats are balanced, with high Skill.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 10%
Strength 15%
Magic 0%
Skill 20%
Speed 15%
Luck 5%
Defense 10%
Resistance 0%
Skill Effect
Good Fortune Luck % chance of recovery 20% HP at the start of the unit’s turn
Strong Riposte If enemy initiates battle on this unit, the unit deals +3 points of damage

Promotes to: Hero or Bow Knight

The Mercenary can be thought of, for Birthright players, as the rough equivalent of the Samurai class, but more balanced with a focus on Skill instead of Speed. The Mercenary is fairly average, with stats that are more or less average across the board, with average skills and growth rates. There seems to be little reason to use one…right?

Well, the fact that the Mercenary is an average sellsword class is the reason it’s good. It’s a tried-and-true sort of class, with no gimmicks or niche mechanics, and even better the Mercenary gets access to a great promotion in the form of Hero.

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.

Our guide will include the following:

  • Complete coverage of the main story.
  • All side quests uncovered.
  • 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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