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The Great Lord (マスターロード Masutārōdo lit. Master Lord in the Japanese versions), is a combat physical class introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. The most recurring promotion of the Lord class, the Great Lord class wields the primary weapon of the prior Lord class, usually with a secondary weapon type added (such as Hector gaining the ability to wield Swords or Chrom gaining the ability to use Lances).

In the Japanese version of The Blazing Blade, Hector's promoted class is the only one that is called Great Lord (グレートロード Gurētorōdo) in both English and Japanese editions.

History in the SeriesEdit

In its original inception in The Binding Blade, the Master Lord class is the promoted form of the Lord class and is exclusive to Roy. Wielding Swords as its sole weapon of choice, the Master Lord class is able to arm the legendary Binding Blade.

In The Blazing Blade, the Great Lord class is the promoted form of Hector's version of the Lord class. The class wields Axes as its primary weapon of choice and Swords as its secondary weapon. This version of the class is an Armored Unit with the same terrain capabilities and effective weakness as the other armored classes. Hector's Great Lord class has extremely high attack and defense but low speed and movement. It is effectively a Lord version of General.

In The Sacred Stones, two versions of the Great Lord class appears in the game, acting as the promoted forms of the two Lord characters. Eirika's version wields Swords as its sole weapon of choice and can arm the sacred Sieglinde, while Ephraim's version is locked to Lances and is able to equip the sacred Siegmund.

The Great Lord class is absent until Awakening, where it is again the promoted form of the Lord class. Exclusive to both Chrom and his daughter Lucina, the Great Lord class wields Swords and Lances as its weapons of choice.

In Fates, the Great Lord is the base class of the amiibo version of Lucina. The class can be accessed by any female character through use of the DLC-exclusive Exalt's Brand.

Overview Edit

Fates

Great Lords have nigh identical growths to that of Paladins, only differing in slightly lower HP and slightly higher resistance. Their max stats tend to be higher than Paladins, except for Strength, Magic, Defense and Resistance. Unlike Paladins, they max out at A rank Swords and B rank Lances.

The 4 skills they learn are Dual Striker, Charm, Aether and Awakening.

Dual Striker helps allies take down enemies more easily, although it can be traded out for more useful skills down the line. Charm gives allied units within 2 spaces a +2 damage boost, and it can be stacked with other skills such as Inspiration.

Aether is one of the most effective damaging skills in the game, combining healing with huge damage, as the attacker strikes twice with the second strike lowering the target's defense or resistance. While it does have a low trigger rate, this can be patched up with Quixotic or Hoshidan Unity.

Awakening is the final skill Great Lords learn, increasing their hit rate, avoid, critical hit and critical hit avoid by 30% when they fall below 50% HP. This skill makes them extremely dangerous at low health. It combos extremely well with Vantage, as that allows the user to strike first when below 50% HP. It also combos well with Vengeance, as that increases in power the more damage the user has.

Overall, Great Lords are something of a middle ground between Swordmasters and Paladins, and offer a good combination of the former's Speed and the latter's bulk.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 (Roy)225-6607568-Sword A
FE7 (Hector)183-34050515-Sword D Axe D
FE8 (Eirika)183-3405077-Sword C
FE8 (Ephraim)183-34050710-Lance C
FE13 (Chrom)231007901036--SwordIconFE13 E LanceIconFE13 E
FE13 (Lucina)20819110846--SwordIconFE13 E LanceIconFE13 E
FE14 1881895736--FE14 Sword E FE14 Lance E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 (Roy)6025-25253025251525-Sword S
FE7 (Hector)6030-24243029201525-Sword S Axe S
FE8 (Eirika)6024-29303022251525-Sword S
FE8 (Ephraim)6027-26243023231525-Lance S
FE13 (Chrom)80443041424641396--SwordIconFE13 A LanceIconFE13 A
FE13 (Lucina)80403042444540406--SwordIconFE13 A LanceIconFE13 A
FE14 60302532343529316--FE14 Sword A FE14 Lance B

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 60%35%-30%30%35%10%15%----
FE7 90%45%-40%45%40%15%20%----
FE8 90%45%-40%45%40%15%15/20%----
FE13 40%20%0%20%20%0%10%5%----
FE14 15%15%0%10%10%15%10%5%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE13 FE13 AetherAether
RoyalWeaponRightful King
Learned at Level 5.
Learned at Level 15.
FE14 Attack Stance+Dual Striker
Charisma FE13Charm
FE13 AetherAether
AwakeningAwakening
Learned at Level 1 and above.
Learned at Level 10 and above.
Learned at Level 25 and above.
Learned at Level 35 and above.

PromotionsEdit

Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE6 FE6 Roy Lord Map SpriteLordComplete either Chapter 21 or Chapter 21x.FE6 Master Lord Map SpriteMaster Lord
FE7 (Hector)FE7 Hector Lord Map SpriteLordUse a HeavenSealHeaven Seal on Eliwood's route when he reaches Level 10+ or complete Chapter 29 on his route.FE7 Great Lord Map SpriteGreat Lord
FE8 (Eirika)FE8 Eirika Lord Map SpriteLordChoose to promote her when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the LunarbraceLunar Brace when she is Level 10+.FE8 Eirika Great Lord Map SpriteGreat Lord
FE8 (Ephraim)FE8 Ephraim Lord Map SpriteLordChoose to promote him when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the SolarbraceSolar Brace when he is Level 10+.FE8 Ephraim Great Lord Map SpriteGreat Lord
FE13 (Chrom)FE13 Chrom Lord Map SpriteLordUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal when he reaches Level 10+.FE13 Chrom Great LordGreat Lord
FE13 (Lucina)FE13 Lucina Lord Map SpriteLordUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal when she reaches Level 10+.FE13 Lucina Great Lord Map SpriteGreat Lord
FE14 (Any female unit)Use an Master Seal FE13 IconExalt's Brand.FE14 Lucina Great Lord Map SpriteGreat Lord

TriviaEdit

  • In The Binding Blade, the Master Lord class uses the same sprites and animations as its base form, the Lord. It is the only class in Game Boy Advance games to do so.
  • In Awakening, the Great Lord class carries a shield on its left arm. For Chrom, this shield is the Fire Emblem, and accordingly changes as its orbs are collected and disappears entirely for the few chapters in which it has been stolen by Validar.
    • Lucina's shield is a larger version of the mask she wore in her "Marth" guise.
  • In Fates, the Great Lord class utilises Lucina's original Lord class outfit instead of her Awakening Great Lord outfit. Grandmasters also share the same trend in Fates.

GalleryEdit


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