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The Barbarian (蛮族 or ばんぞく Banzoku, also known as Savages in TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga) is a combat physical class of uncivilized Axe-wielders that recurrently appear across the Fire Emblem Series.

History in the SeriesEdit

In their original inception in Mystery of the Emblem, Barbarians are an enemy-only class that is the stronger version of Brigands, serving the purpose of plundering Villages for personal gain. They commonly reside in desolate locations where dragons live.

The Barbarian class returns in Genealogy of the Holy War and TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, where they serve much the same purpose as their predecessor.

The Barbarian class is absent for much of the rest of the series, returning formally in Shin Monshō no Nazo. In this installment, Barbarians replace Brigands in earlier sections of the game and are replaced by Berserkers in the last few chapters.

In Awakening, Barbarians completely replace Brigands altogether as the main enemy grunt class for much of the first half of the game. While no playable characters start out as Barbarians, the class is playable nevertheless, and can be accessed by means of reclassing. This title is credited with being the first in the series within which the Barbarian class is playable.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE3 308-040806--Axe 5
FE4 3550070506--FE4 Axe B
FE12 1870180406--FE12 Axe E
FE13 2280380305--AxeIconFE13 E
TS 30702504-5--TS Axe 1

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE3 5220-20202020206--Axe 20
FE4 80201515223020156--FE4 Axe A
FE12 60303030303030306--FE12 Axe A
FE13 60302023273022205--AxeIconFE13 A
TS 60221517203019-12--TS Axe 16

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE3 90%50%-10%20%0%50%0%----
FE4 100%30%0%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE12 70/90%40/50%-20/0%15/25%20/15%0%0/50%-15/5%----
FE13 50%25%0%15%20%0%5%5%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE13 MugiconDespoil
Gamble (FE13)Gamble
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
TS Frontier FighterBase skill of Barbarians.


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE12 Enemy Barbarian FE12 Map IconBarbarianUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal ona a Level 10+ Barbarian.FEDS Berserker Map SpriteBerserker
FE13 FE13 Barbarian Map SpriteBarbarianUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Barbarian.FE13 Generic Berserker Map SpriteBerserker
FE13 Generic Warrior Map SpriteWarrior

Notable BarbariansEdit



  • Even though they are an enemy-only class in Shin Monshō no Nazo, Barbarians are still programmed to be able to use a Master Seal and promote into Berserkers.
  • In Shin Monshō no Nazo, the Barbarian class' stat cap is 30 in every category but level (20) and HP (60). This can make them dangerous to unpromoted units in the arena.
  • The one prime distinction between Barbarians and Brigands is that the former is more likely to be treated as a threat and appear outside of the early chapters.
  • The Barbarians in Mystery of the Emblem boast high Defense which can sometimes be maxed.
  • Vaike and Basilio are the only playable characters to utilize the bulky model as Barbarians in Awakening.
  • In Awakening, no character is recruited as a Barbarian or the Barbarian-only Berserker promotion, though several units may reclass into the set. It is the only standard class not represented amongst recruitable characters, possibly due to its association with villains and bandits.


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