Purchase Game

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Paralogue 3 Surprise Duet

Nathan Garvin
Location Objective
Astral Sea Defeat the boss.

Map of Paralogue 3.

This paralogue allows you to recruit Shigure, the son of Azura. You will start out in his Deeprealm, which is being attacked by mysterious Invaders. The battleground takes the form of three ships, one of which is yours. However, what makes this stage special is that the boats are continuously moving every single turn. So on one turn, the top ship will “broadside” (i.e. crash into) yours, while the bottom ship is far away.

Keep your units centralized, or if you do send them out to the other ships, do so in sizeable packs. Nothing is worse than having one or two units be isolated by the ships as they move, and then having them be ruthlessly crushed by the enemies. Any sort of flying unit will shine here, since they can freely navigate independently of the ships’ movements. However, as if foreseeing such utility, the boats are absolutely jam-packed with archers. It’s recommended you use Sky Knights as a way to ferry your more durable units around, as opposed to giving them the spotlight in combat, where they can be shot down.

Reinforcements will be arriving almost every turn, so defeat the boss whenever you feel comfortable and Shigure will permanently join your army.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Cassie Sun

Share this free guide:

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!

Get a Gamer Guides Premium account: