The Ninja (忍 Shinobi) is a combat/utility physical class introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. The Hoshidan interpretation of the classic Thief class and the counterpart to the Cavalier class, Ninja are a swift class that are masters of stealth and swift combat. They attack using Shuriken as their weapon of choice. They also appear in Fire Emblem Warriors as a Hoshidan enemy-only clone of the Thief class.
Ninja are a difficult class of units to properly utilize. Their low capped Strength, combined with their fragile Defense, make them immensely vulnerable to Axe and Bow-wielding enemies. The definably low Might of the Shuriken that they wield only perpetuates the problem; while they aid them in weakening enemies by lowering their key stats, they do not permit their wielders to inflict sufficient damage. Despite these flaws, the Ninja class is not without its merits; like Outlaws, they possess high Skill and Speed. This allows them to easily perform double attacks on opponents, and apply the debuffing effects that their weapons are capable of inflicting. Ninja are also defined by their strong Resistance, allowing them to easily dispatch magic-based enemies.
While Ninja are physically fragile alone, a good strategy is to pair them up with defensive units, such as Oni Savages. The Ninja lends Speed and Skill to their partner, while their partner will bestow Strength and Defense in return. This strategy works well in both Attack and Guard Stance situations.
|Learnt at Level 1 and above.|
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE14||Ninja||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Ninja.||Master Ninja|
- Saizo - The hot-blooded ninja and a retainer of Ryoma. He is the fifth to inherit the name Saizo, and is the current leader of his clan.
- Kaze - Saizo's younger twin brother. His refreshing, cool personality makes him popular with the ladies and the eventual retainer for the Avatar
- Kagero - A no-nonsense Kunoichi and a retainer of Ryoma. Despite her serious demeanor, she has a love for art, though her art style is more unique than most.
- Asugi - Son of Saizo and the destined sixth Saizo. Though a serious Ninja, he has a love for sugary sweets.
- Omozu - A Ninja serving Hoshido.