Berserkers (バーサーカー) are powerful axe-wielding units that usually promote from Brigands or Pirates. Berserkers are exclusively male, have high HP and Strength, but low Skill and resistance. Also, they possess a special characteristic: they have 15% extra Critical Hit ratings, just like Swordmasters and Snipers. The first Berserker of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem was enemy-only and was basically a Hero with an alternate map sprite. Berserkers as they are now appeared in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 in which they were enemy-only axe users with Wrath as a class skill. Their next appearance was their first a playable class in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade.
Pirates and Brigands in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade can promote into Berserkers by using a Hero Crest. In Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Pirates have to use an Ocean Seal to promote into Berserkers. In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, the class that promotes into Berserkers, Bandits, are enemy-only, but they can promote the very same way as any other unit (i.e. with a Master Seal or upon reaching Lv. 21).
Berserkers fight in much the same way as Pirates do. Their increased critical hit rate, and ability to cross terrain (such as Peaks and Water) makes them valuable attacking units.
In all of their appearances, Berserkers are rare units, the player's army often recruiting only one, Binding Blade containing the largest amount of recruitable Berserkers at three. Sometimes the only playable Berserker will be Pre-Promoted.
In WiFi battles, Berserkers are considered to be good units because they possess enough speed to not be doubled, yet have far higher strength than normal high-speed units like Swordmasters and Snipers. This ability means they can kill units like Generals and Dracoknights. However, they lack the ability to double some other units, such as Paladins and Sages. Their high strength also allows them to use Poleaxes as a good means of attack. There exists combos based around using cards like Judgement, warping and Berserkers. These combos allow a player to effectively win a battle on the first turn. Berserkers' main weakness is their low movement. This is slightly mitigated by their ability to cross sea terrain, but few WiFi maps have such terrain.
- HP: 60
- Str: 30
- Skl: 24
- Spd: 28
- Lck: 30
- Def: 22
- Res: 24
Mystery of the EmblemEdit
- Berserker - Enemy in Chapter 11 Book 2, notable for being the only Berserker in the game and the first Berserker in the series. However, he acts more like a hero and wields a sword instead of an axe.
- Garret - An honorable bandit making a living from the war
- Scott - Boss of Chapter 9
- Gelero - Boss of Chapter 12x
- Maggie - One of the bosses of Chapter 14
- Rose - One of the bosses of Chapter 14
- Possible Promotion for: Geese and Gonzales
Rekka no KenEdit
- Hawkeye - The protector of the Nabata Desert. (also has a unique attack animation)
- Fargus - Leader of the pirate group, Fargus's Corsairs
- Georg - Spirit guardian of the Blazing Sword Durandal
- Possible Promotion for: Dart, Fargus's first mate.
The Sacred StonesEdit
Path of RadianceEdit
- Gashilama - A laguz slave trader and the boss of Chapter 14
- Largo- The husband of Calill, a self-proclaimed world class Berserker
- Possible Promotion for: Darros
Shin Monshō no NazoEdit
- In Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, the map icon for the Berserker was different than the one from Binding Blade and The Sacred Stones.
- Also in Rekka no Ken, Hawkeye had his unique battle animation as a Berserker.
- In Awakening, the NPC and Enemy Berserker have a more muscled model compared to the skinny model used by most playable units. The only playable character to use the larger model is Basilio. This is odd for Vaike as he uses the larger model for all his classes except Berserker.