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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright


Nathan Garvin

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Stat Growth Rate
Health 5%
Strength 25%
Magic 0%
Skill 15%
Speed 0%
Luck 10%
Defense 5%
Resistance 5%
Skill Effect
Survey When using the “Cannon” command, Hit+10
Opportunity Shot When the user is a Ballistician, Skill % chance of attacking a nearby enemy unit at the start of the player’s phase
Rifled Barrel When using the “Cannon” command, range+1 and inner/outer range-1
Surefooted When user is a Ballistician, movement+1 and all terrain will now only cost 1 movement to cross

The Ballistician’s gimmick is that you can use the “ Cannon “ command to hit enemies from afar, making the unit basically a moving Turret. The Ballistician is very powerful, but slow and a bit fragile, and also has a severely limited movement range. Hitting from afar should be used often so that you can then destroy the enemy in one-hit so that you don’t have to worry about your lower Speed, or your 4-tile range.

Most of the Ballistician’s skills deal with manipulations upon using the Cannon command, but Opportunity Shot is a great way to get in a free attack, and Surefooted does what Takumi’s Fujin Yumi does: ignores terrain. You’ll still take damage from things like fiery terrain, but stuff like water, waste, and desert will no longer hamper your ability to move around, which makes it a great skill to pick up and put on any unit, not just dedicated Ballisticians.

Pick up a Ballistician seal at the DLC map Ballistician’s Blitz.

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

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