The Warrior (ウォーリア Uōria) is a male only combat physical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The promoted form of the Fighter class, the Warrior class commonly wields Axes and Bows as its weapons of choice.
History in the SeriesEdit
In its original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War, the Warrior class is established as the staple promoted form of the Axe Fighter class, alongside the ability to wield Bows as its secondary weapon of choice.
In Thracia 776, Marty, a character who is a Brigand by default, promotes into this class instead of the expected Berserker class from later titles. Axe Fighters appearing in this installment promote into Mercenaries instead.
In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Warriors are again a promotion of the fighter class. They cannot use bows, and specialize in axes. Unlike other games, this incarnation of Warriors has very high speed and skill stats in addition to strength and HP.
After Thracia 776, Warriors remained a promotion of Fighter. However in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Pirates could optionally promote to Warrior as part of the branch promotion system, as could Brigands through exploring the game data.
In Radiant Dawn, the Warrior (勇士 Uōria) class is unable to wield standard Bows, arming Crossbows in their stead. The class is further able to promote into the formidable Reaver class when the necessary requirements are met.
In Fates, the Warrior class is absent, and its role as the promoted form of the Fighter class is taken up by the Berserker class instead.
Warriors, like Fighters, are characterised by high HP and Strength with rather modest Speed, while having decent Skill and Defense. However, they also have quite low Resistance. Their middling Speed and Skill make them easy targets for swordsmen who are generally faster and more accurate than Warriors, as well as magic-users such as Sages or Bishops, who tend to be fairly proficient at evasion and can deal a lot of magical damage.
Warriors are, however, immensely useful in taking down defensive units such as Generals and Paladins. Unlike Fighters and Berserkers, Warriors are not locked into the axe-only Weapon Triangle position. Their ability to wield Bows makes them capable of attacking any foe without running the risk of triggering any Weapon Triangle penalties. Warriors using bows play slightly differently from Snipers or other bow users, since they generally have higher Might and lower Speed. Since Warriors can only use Bows after promotion, they usually are unable to exploit strong bows initially, and some investment in their training is therefore required. This is true in every game except Radiant Dawn, where Warriors can only wield Crossbow weapons, which deal fixed damage, as well as in TearRing Saga and Berwick Saga. Alternatively, the Warrior could be outfitted with a Tomahawk instead of a Bow, as this weapon has a range of 1-2. Using this weapon does, however, come at the cost of being weak against Swords.
In TearRing Saga Warriors are akin to axe using Swordmasters with higher strength and HP stats in exchange for slightly less skill.
In WiFi battles, Warriors are not very good units to deploy. While their Defense is unusually high, their meager Speed means that they will still be defeated in melee combat by all high-Speed units. Berserkers in particular pose the biggest threat to them, as they are not just strong, but are swift enough to perform double attacks. The low Speed Warriors of Warriors further dampens their case, as this means that they are not able to double attack any promoted unit, including Generals.
- ★ - FE10 SP Class.
|FE9||Colossus||Occult skill of the Warrior and Berserker classes; assign with an Occult Scroll.|
|FE10||Shove||Base skill of all foot units.|
|FE13|| Rally Strength|
|Learned at Level 5.|
Learned at Level 15.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE4||Axe Fighter||Choose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.||Warrior|
|FE5||Mountain Thief||Use a Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Mountain Thief.||Warrior|
|TS||Fighter||Use a Hero Proof on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE6||Fighter||Use a Hero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE7||Fighter||Use a Hero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE8||Fighter||Use a Hero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE8||Pirate||Use an Ocean Seal on a Level 10+ Pirate.||Warrior|
|FE8||Brigand||Use a Hero Crest on a Level 10+ Brigand.||Warrior|
|Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter or train a Fighter to Level 21.|
|Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter or train a Fighter to Level 21.|
|Use a Master Crown on a Level 10+ Warrior or train a Warrior to Level 21.|
|FE11||Fighter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE12||Fighter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE13||Fighter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.||Warrior|
|FE13||Barbarian||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Barbarian.||Warrior|
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- It is worth noting that the uniforms worn by the Warriors in the Jugdral Series and Awakening are reminiscent of the armor donned by Roman gladiators.
- The Warrior class's description in Awakening claims that it has "peerless strength". In actuality, their Strength cap is surpassed by both Berserkers and Generals by a mere two points. This could be in comparison to other classes, where their power is nearly unmatched.