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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Dark Falcon

By
Nathan Garvin

Pegasus aren’t even falcons.

An elite Nohrian pegasus trained to use tomes and lances in the air.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 0%
Strength 10%
Magic 15%
Skill 5%
Speed 15%
Luck 15%
Defense 0%
Resistance 20%
Weapons
Naginata/Lances, Scrolls/Tomes
Skill Effect
Speed+2 Grants the user +2 points of Speed
Relief If no allies are within a 2-tile radius, user recovers 20% HP at the start of the player phase
Rally Movement Use the “Rally” command to give allies within a 2-tile radius one extra tile of movement range for one turn
Galeforce If the user initiates battle and defeats enemy, gets a free turn. Only works once, and the unit cannot be paired in any way

The Dark Falcon is now a DLC class. Complete Royal Royale using a Nohr royal sibling for the seal. You also get 2 free Dark Falcon seals if you have all three Fire Emblem: Fates paths purchased. The skills you learn here are all skills learned by Pegasus Knights and then Dark Fliers in Fire Emblem: Awakening . So some of the more lackluster ones are that way because they were technically learned by an unpromoted class. Speed+2 in particular is very underwhelming.

Rally Movement is one of the most ridiculous rallies since now all of your nearby allies can move one tile more, which has a much bigger impact than you’d thing. But the biggest draw of the Dark Falcon class besides its well-balanced, offensive, fast growths is Galeforce . Back in the Awakening days, Galeforce was very unbalanced. In this game, it has been rebalanced to only activate if the unit has no pairings whatsoever. If the unit defeats an enemy when adjacent to an ally, Galeforce won’t trigger. What this means is that you can fly out, defeat an enemy, and then fly back to safety. Use it properly and it will be a very powerful tool for you.

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.

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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