The Taguel (タグエル Tagueru) is a combat shapeshifting class that is introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening. Able to switch between humanoid and beast forms with the aid of concentrated power stored within Beaststones, Taguel attack either by hurling their bodies at their foes or swiping at them with their claws.
The Taguels were once a massive race of beast-people who could transform into various animals in a manner similar to the Beast tribe Laguz of the Tellius Series. According to Panne, a Taguel who is descended from a genealogy of rabbit shape-shifters, certain species of Taguel are able to assume the form of birds and cats. Taguels are also known for their acute sense of smell and sharp senses, allowing them to exploit enemy weakness and scry into the hearts of the people they interact with.
Its said the Taguel were stood up for by the First Exalt long ago, and thus taguel owe a debt of gratitude towards Ylisse. The onset of a genocide spearheaded by an unknown group in the human race wiped out the Taguel population, leaving Panne as the sole survivor. Unfortunately, because Panne was only an infant when her people were hunted, she was thus not exposed to the rich culture of the Taguel, a fact that in turn resulted in its devastating loss. Additionally Panne doesn't remember the perpetrators of the massacre aside from them being human, preventing them from being caught for the crime. Owing to the fact that Panne spent much of her life in seclusion due to an inability to trust the human race due to the group that caused her races extinction, her mannerisms and behaviour are thus more akin to that of animals than that of humans.
Taguels are capable of crossbreeding with humans, resulting in children who can shapeshift like their Taguel parent. This is a necessity in order to keep the race alive, for if Panne does not bear children, the race will definitely go extinct. Like hybrid Manaketes, hybrid Taguels will not always inherit every physical feature of their Taguel parent, but they are able to fully assume the form of the animal that said parent is able to transform into.
Taguels are very agile units with decent Strength, allowing them to inflict massive quantities of damage and evade hostile assaults with ease. The Taguels' weapons of choice, the Beaststone and Beaststone+, award them large bonuses that are particularly pronounced in the Skill and Speed departments, giving them an edge against slower enemies and allows the wielder to effectively employ skills that require a high Skill stat.
As Taguels are considered to be beast units, this status that is tagged to them is carried over to other classes that they may choose to reclass into. This means that they are susceptible to Beast Killers and the Beastbane skill. Lancebreaker is the best remedy against this weakness, given that their already high Skill and Speed effectively render them almost impossible to hit, the addition of this skill will further boost their proficiency in dodging attacks.
The two skills that Taguel learn are Even Rhythm and Beastbane. Even Rhythm adds 10 points to their Hit Rate and Avoid, boosting their already superb accuracy and dodging capabilities on even-numbered turns. The usefulness of Beastbane is more tangible, as it awards its users a bonus to their attacks if they are commanded to attack beast-based units. Given the large number of mounted units that take to the battlefield as enemies starting from Chapter 12, Taguel thus become especially valuable assets of the player's army.
|FE13|| Even Rhythm|
|Learnt at Level 1.|
Learnt at Level 15.
- Panne - The last of the Taguel race.
- Yarne - Panne's son from the future.
- Morgan - If the father is Yarne or the mother is Panne.
- In an inconsistency, Panne tells Ricken that she was raised by her mother with other taguel, but in a support with Yarne claims her mother, and all other Taguel were killed when she was an infant, thus giving Panne no knowledge of Taguel motherhood.