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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright


Nathan Garvin

Hoshidan. A warrior striving to master the katana. Benefits from high Speed.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 10%
Strength 10%
Magic 0%
Skill 15%
Speed 20%
Luck 15%
Defense 0%
Resistance 10%
Skill Effect
Duelist’s Blow When this unit initiates attack, gain Avoid+30
Vantage If this unit is below 50% HP, they will always attack first

Promotes to: Swordmaster or Master of Arms

Samurai is essentially a glass cannon. You have very little in the way of defense and your strength even can be rather middling, but high speed and luck mean you can avoid most everything coming your way, and double-hit almost every enemy in the game minus potentially Ninjas.

Duelist’s Blow will affect your Avoid stat and can help you dodge, however it would be most helpful when the enemy initiates the attack on you, making it somewhat moot. Vantage, however, is very useful for helping you get in that extra damage to potentially save your life when you have low health, or to go out with a bang (if you’re playing on Casual). However, again, the optimal position to be in is one where you are at full health and aren’t worried about defeat anyways, making Vantage a skill for your enemies to equip to make you deathly afraid of them.

However, the given that Hana and Ryoma are Samurai and Swordmaster, respectively, and they are both very solid characters, Samurai has a lot going for it, particularly once it upgrades into Swordmaster.

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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.
  • Details on features new to the Fire Emblem series.
  • Skills, monsters, Promotions and Reclassing explained and much, much more!

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