The Blacksmith (鍛冶 Kaji) is a combat physical class introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. One of the possible promotions of the Oni Savage class, Blacksmiths wield Clubs and Katana as their weapons of choice and are treated as a Hoshidan class.
In stark contrast to Oni Savages, Blacksmiths have high Skill and Speed, but will have to give up on improving upon whatever Magic that they might have obtained before promotion. In terms of stats and weapon choice, they are essentially the Hoshidan equivalent of Heroes, but are generally more experienced with Axes instead of Swords and exchange small slivers of Skill and Speed for additional Defense.
Thanks to their Salvage Blow skill, Blacksmiths are an excellent source of income during skirmishes, should the player choose to engage in them. It is typically not reliable enough, however, since it only yields iron Hoshidan weapons upon activation. Their access to Lancebreaker, coupled with their reasonable Speed and Defense, makes them a good answer to Lance-wielding units, but this only comes into play at very high levels.
|FE14|| Salvage Blow|
|Learnt at Level 5 and above.|
Learnt at Level 15 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE14||Oni Savage||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Oni Savage.||Blacksmith|
- Blacksmiths are the only Hoshidan class that can learn a weaponbreaker skill; the other weaponbreaker skills (sword, axe, bow, shuriken and tome) are learned by Wyvern Lords, Heros, Sorcerers, Bow Knights and Maids/Butlers respectively, all them being Nohrian classes.