The Recruit (Trainee Soldier in the Japanese version) was a Trainee class in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, meaning that they could become very skillful if you took the time to train them. They were Lance wielding trainee Soldiers who would promote to Knights or Cavaliers. The only Recruit in the game is Amelia.
The Recruit class is similar to the soldier class, although soldier is not a playable class in The Sacred Stones. Like the other trainee classes of that game, Recruit can be upgraded to the Super Trainee class on the third and further playthroughs of the game.
A recruit can normally promote into either Knight or Cavalier, since The Sacred Stones has a 'branched promotion' system. Amelia, the only Recruit, is promoted by most into a Knight, as there is already an abundance of mounted units in the game without her. However, she would get better benefits of her speed growth when promoted into a Cavalier and later a Paladin. You can promote her to a Super Recruit once you finish Eirika's and Ephraim's path, where she gains an additional critical bonus and given the fullest potential for her speed growth at her second stage as a Super Recruit.
The Sacred StonesEdit
- Across from all Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem games, the Super Recruit is the only lance-only class to have a natural critical bonus.
- A Super Recruit is essentially a Lance wielding Swordmaster in that they have nearly the same stat caps in addition to an innate critical bonus.