Fire Emblem: Awakening Advanced Classes Guide: Wyvern Lord, Griffon Rider

Now that we have covered all the basic starter classes, it’s time to take a look at the advanced classes included in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Most of these classes are actually more specialized versions of the starter classes and feature overall better growth and skills. It’s important to play around with the class change system to make the advanced classes as strong as they can be. Changing a mage into a physical oriented class won’t be doing you any good since all the bonus stats will be related to the magic stat and so on. It’s still possible to make some drastic changes but it’s going to require more work and it’s probably not worth it. Still, the possibility is there to customize your army to your likings.

  • Wyvern Lord

The Wyvern Lord is the natural evolution of the Wyvern Rider class: it does pretty much everything the starter class does, but better. This class has got a great Strength growth and a very nice HP growth. Speed and Skill are on the low side and the defense stat is honestly not too good. Given their high movement range, they’re best suited to hit and run tactics: giving them a good pair up combination will also help them in the not too good areas. They can equip both lances and axes and they become a killing machine once the Sword Slayer skill has been learned. If you have been enjoying using the Wyvern Riders and want more, upgrade to this class as soon as you can. Wivern Lords learn the Hot Start skill at level 5 and the Sword Slayer skill at level 15. They promote from the Wyvern Rider starter class.

  • Griffon Rider

Regarding some aspects, the Griffon Rider can be considered as a step back from the starter Wyvern Rider class: all stats take a blow and while HP and Strength growths are decent, everything else falls way behind over time. What they may lack in stats, the Griffon Rider makes up with skills: the Carrier skills adds a +2 movement and coupled with the supportive effect movement+1 it can add a lot of movement range to other units when paired up. The Lance Slayer skill is equally useful. My advice is to to just let a few units learn the skills and move onto more specialized classes because while the Griffon Rider looses some of the dragons’ innate weaknesses there’s not too much more going on. Griffon Riders can only equip axes and they learn the Carrier skill at level 5 and the Lance Slayer skill at level 15. They promote from the Wvern Ridern starter class.

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