The Basara (婆裟羅) is a combat physical/magic class that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. One of the possible promotions of both the Diviner and Spear Fighter classes, Basara are flamboyant fighters who are armed with Naginata and Scrolls as its weapons of choice, with which to perform flashy attacks. Basara are treated as a Hoshidan class.
Basara are decent fighters as their stats are relatively balanced to handle both physical and magic-oriented attacks. They have high Luck, tying with Falcon Knights for the second highest maximum Luck in the game behind Lodestars. A Basara is similar to the Oni Chieftain, both classes using tomes and lances/axes respectively, although a Basara's stats are far more balanced while the Oni Chieftain is more physically oriented.
The Basara class could also be considered as the Hoshido counterpart of the Dark Knight class as both have similar stat caps. However, Basara cap out at A Rank Lances and B Tomes, while the Dark Knight has B Rank Swords and A Tomes. Basara are also slightly faster then Dark Knights and have a more reliable offensive skill which can be increased due to Quixotic.
The player will need to consider who their Basaras will be, as its base classes can either come from the Spear Fighter, who has high strength, or Diviner, who has high magic. Although they may be used to get their skills, if the player wishes to use a Basara in combat both physically and magically, it may be better to capture generic Basaras as their stats are relatively balanced for both to be used effectively.
A Basara is not a good candidate for pair-ups, as they only provide a +5 Luck and +3 Resistance bonus (excluding bonuses from support ranks); although Luck can increase hit/evasion rates and decrease the chances of getting inflicted with a critical hit, it is relatively useless as other bonuses such as Speed are very important if you need to double an enemy unit.
The skills Basara learn are Rend Heaven and Quixotic. Rend Heaven, for one, takes half of the opponent's strength or magic (depending on how the user is attacking), and converts it into damage. This means a Basara's offence can be increased greatly when fighting strength or magic-focused units such as Berserkers and Sorcerers, who naturally have high Strength and Magic respectively.
Quixotic, on the other hand, increases hit rates of both the user and enemy by 30% and skill rates by 15%. In both cases, it increases the kill potential, as skills like Dragon Fang can be used much more often. However, if the player cannot kill the enemy or the enemy attacks first, they can potentially kill the user due to the increased accuracy and skill trigger effects applying to the enemy also.
|FE14|| Rend Heaven|
|Learnt at Level 5 and above.|
Learnt at Level 15 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE14||Spear Fighter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Spear Fighter.||Basara|
|FE14||Diviner||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Diviner.||Basara|
- Daichi - A ruffian who captures and sells Kitsune. (encountered as a boss; can be captured)
- Possible promotion for: Orochi, Hayato, Oboro, Rhajat, Shiro, and Haitaka.
Basara (婆裟羅) refers to a group of people from the early Muromachi period who were renowned for ignoring their social status and dressing in fashions that were considered to be extravagant and flamboyant. This fact is reflected aptly in the garb worn by the Basara appearing in Fates, comprising of colours and patterns that are not just brightly-coloured, but also contrast one another rather starkly.
- Generic enemy Basara wear traditional Japanese Tengu masks. Tengu are birdlike spirits or deities, typically seen as either harbingers of war or guardian spirits. Tengu masks are often worn during festivals.