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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Great Lord

Nathan Garvin

Lucina from Awakening.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 15%
Strength 15%
Magic 0%
Skill 10%
Speed 10%
Luck 15%
Defense 10%
Resistance 5%
Katana/Swords, Naginata/Lances
Skill Effect
Dual Striker If user is adjacent to an ally who is attacking, the user will deal +3 more damage
Charm Allies within a 2-tile radius will deal +2 more points of damage
Aether Skill x 0.5 % chance of dealing two hits, one Sol and one Luna, in succession
Awakening If HP is under half, Hit, Avoid, Critical, and Critical Evade all boosted by +30 points

The Great Lord returns from Fire Emblem: Awakening by completing the Before Awakening DLC once per game save. Charm and Aether are shared with the Lodestar class. Charm is a pretty okay passive to have equipped, and Aether is exceptional, dealing two hits in one hit. The first one will have a Sol effect, the second a Luna effect, so that’s a lot of damage. Dual Striker enables the unit to have more powerful strikes if an adjacent ally attacks. The Great Lord itself is very well-balanced, lacking mostly in the Resistance department but being very strong everywhere else.

Awakening, a new skill given to the Great Lord in this installment, has a very dramatic effect once it activates, and very much plays on the high-risk, high-reward strategy. It’s a good skill to keep should the unit dip down below half on the enemy’s turn, when you can’t do anything, but as always the ideal situation is all units in an army at full health always, somewhat gimping Awakening’s potential power. It’s a fun skill to experiment with if you’re feeling bold nonetheless.

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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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