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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Dread Fighter

Nathan Garvin

Dread Fighter.

An elite Hoshidan warrior trained in katana, clubs, and shuriken.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 15%
Strength 15%
Magic 5%
Skill 5%
Speed 15%
Luck 0%
Defense 5%
Resistance 20%
Katana/Swords, Clubs/Axes, Shuriken/Daggers
Skill Effect
Even Keel During even-numbered turns, user takes -4 points of magical damage
Iron Will If the enemy initiates battle, user takes -4 points of magical damage
Clarity User recovers from status debuffs twice as fast
Aggressor When user initiates battle, +7 points of damage dealt

Everything about the Dread Fighter is totally geared towards crushing all magical opposition. Even Keel and Iron Will can combine together to make a unit all but impervious to magic, and Aggressor can stack with the “-faire” skills for free +12 damage to everyone (so long as they initiate the battle), which is simply mindblowing. The Dread Fighter also has use of shurikens and daggers, one of the best weapon types in the game for debuffing enemies, to hit from afar.

Overall, the Dread Fighter is an extremely solid unit. Acquire Dread Fighter seals by completing Royal Royale using a Hoshidan royal sibling. You also get two for free if you have all three game paths of Fire Emblem: Fates .

Guide Information

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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.

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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