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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Kitsune

By
Nathan Garvin

What does the fox say?

Hoshidan. A shape-shifter with a long life span. They have high Speed and Resistance.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 10%
Strength 10%
Magic 0%
Skill 15%
Speed 20%
Luck 10%
Defense 0%
Resistance 20%
Weapons
Beaststones
Skill Effect
Evenhanded On even-numbered turns, damage output is increased by 4 points
Beastbane A Wolfskin or Kitsune’s attacks will be extra effective against enemy beast units

Promotes to : Nine-Tails

The Kitsune class is overall very fast with high Resistance, and compared to the Wolfskin has less bulk and less power in exchange for doubling up on enemies and being an effective mage-killer. Beastbane lets you have access to a pseudo Beast Killer, basically, however it strangely does not have effective damage against wyvern units, only against pegasus classes and horse classes. I guess it’s because the wyverns must be undead dragons or something? So they’re not technically “beasts”? Who knows?

Evenhanded will probably slip under your radar since it actives once every other turn, but it’s certainly useful to have. Beastbane is only effective if your Kitsune stays a Kitsune, Wolfskin, Nine-Tails, or Wolfssenger, so be sure to unequip it in favor of other options if you reclass your Kitsune (i.e. Kaden) elsewhere. Note that Conquest has zero means of obtaining a Kitsune, and has a Wolfskin instead.

Overall the Kitsune class line is very strong, especially since the Beaststones are excluded from the weapons triangle. Take note that enemy Kitsune/Wolfskin with Beastbane and enemies wielding Beast Killers will be super-effective against Kitsune!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • 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.
  • 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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