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Haitaka (ハイタカ) is a capturable boss character who appears in Fire Emblem Fates on the Conquest route. He is voiced by Hidemitsu Shimizu in the Japanese version.

ProfileEdit

ConquestEdit

Haitaka is only encountered on the Conquest route, where he and a group of Hoshidans occupy Fort Dragonfall. His group has also captured Azura and planned to kill her, due to her origins in Nohr and Queen Mikoto's death which caused the majority of the Hoshidan population to look at her in suspicion.

Fortunately, the Avatar's army notices his group as they pass through the fortress on their way to Notre Sagesse under Garon's orders, and free Azura from Haitaka's men. In the ensuing battle, Haitaka is defeated and he either falls in battle or is captured by the Nohrian army.

In-GameEdit

As an EnemyEdit

Conquest Chapter 9: Another TrialEdit

Starting Class
FE14 Haitaka Spear Fighter Map SpriteSpear Fighter
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 30 14 0 15 12 7 9+1 5+1 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

DefenseCryRally Defense

FE14 Lance Lance - C

FE14Naginata Steel Nageyari*
Master Seal FE13 Icon Heart Seal (Dropped)

Starting Class
FE14 Haitaka Spear Fighter Map SpriteSpear Fighter
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 31 15 0 16 13 7 11+1 6+1 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

DefenseCryRally Defense
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte

FE14 Lance Lance - C

FE14Naginata Steel Nageyari*
Master Seal FE13 Icon Heart Seal (Dropped)

Starting Class
FE14 Haitaka Spear Fighter Map SpriteSpear Fighter
Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov
10 31 15 0 16 13 7 11+1 6+1 -
Skills Weapon Starting Items

Defence SealSeal Defense
DefenseCryRally Defense
Patient AssuranceStrong Riposte

FE14 Lance Lance - B

FE14Naginata Steel Nageyari*
Master Seal FE13 Icon Heart Seal (Dropped)

*Lost after capture

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 65% 5% 60% 60% 20% 45% 35%
  • Note: Growth rates are based on the character in their base class.

Max Stat ModifiersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 0 +2 +2 -2 -2 0

Class SetsEdit

Standard SetsEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions

Special ClassesEdit

Class Sets
Base Classes Possible Promotions
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OverviewEdit

As a boss, Haitaka is surprisingly competent for an unpromoted foe, but he is not exceedingly menacing. It is advised to capture him regardless of the mode being played, as he starts out with Rally Defense in all modes, which is extremely useful in the Conquest route. Capturing him on Hard is highly recommended as he will also come with Strong Riposte, a very useful skill when enemy units attack him. He also comes with Seal Defense on Lunatic, but this simply avoids some grinding time as Haitaka can learn this skill normally.

Ideally, Niles should move in to capture Haitaka. Whittle his health down carefully, as an unexpected critical or offensive skill activation will most likely kill Haitaka. Have Niles deal the finishing blow with "Capture"; if Niles does not get Haitaka, heal him with Elise, use Azura's song to have him attack or retreat to safety, or have Silas use Shelter to bring Niles out of Haitaka's range, if he is going alone.

As a playable character, Haitaka can be recruited before the next chapter starts, if the player battles via DLCs, other players castles or any available paralouges they can access at the time. Getting him ready for the next chapter is extremely useful, as his Rally Defense will increase the survival of allied units, since the next chapter is extremely defensive. He has very impressive growths, and once "Rallyman" has been obtained, Haitaka can be switched to an offensive role because of his growths.

Haitaka's base class is the Spear Fighter, which branch out into the Spear Master and Basara classes. From the Spear Fighter class, Seal Speed works nicely alongside Seal Defense, and Lancefaire helps boost his damage output. Since Haitaka's normal classes have access to Lances and Naginata, Lancefaire therefore acts as a neat complement to his combat capabilities. From the Basara class, Haitaka can learn his only offensive skill, Rend Heaven, one that boosts his damage output depending on the Strength of his foes. Quixotic, conversely, helps increase his chances of activating Rend Heaven, allowing him to land increased damage on foes more consistently. Given these facts, it is thus advisable to raise Haitaka as a Basara first so that he will be more effective Spear Master once he has learned the Basara's skills.

Compared to Oboro, the playable Spear Fighter for Birthright and Revelation, Haitaka easily surpasses her in every stat except for Magic (which really isn't needed in that class) and Luck; their Resistance growths are exactly the same. Haitaka can be used in both Birthright and Revelation once he is recruited in Conquest, as he is automatically put in the Unit Logbook when this happens. Haitaka does have the disadvantage of not having a second class and having support bonuses though.

QuotesEdit

“Hey there, Nohrian pawn. Care for a little lesson in Hoshidan combat?”
—Haitaka's pre-battle quote.

“How...mortifying...”
—Haitaka's defeat quote

Defeated by Player/EnemyEdit

“How did I...”

“What...?!”

EtymologyEdit

Haitaka is the Japanese name for the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).

This bird-based naming convention is shared with Kumagera, another capturable Hoshidan general.

TriviaEdit

  • Haitaka has unused blushing graphics. This trait is shared with other bosses like Iago, Hans, Zola, Garon and Mikoto, and other capturable ones.
  • Haitaka is one of the characters to use the map sprites of a generic enemy's in his base class. Due to him wearing a helmet, his map sprites is simply a palette swap of a generic Spear Fighter's. This also applies to Senno, another capturable boss, with Apothecaries.


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