One of the main focuses of recent Fire Emblem games is the possibility to recruit a lot of characters for your army. Fire Emblem: Awakening is not so different in this regard, with a lot of characters available for recruitment. As always, many of the characters can join you automatically but for some others you will have to take specific steps to make them join like deploying a specific character and make them talk with the possible recruit. With the many advanced classes available in the game you may want to recruit as many characters as possible to create the most diverse army: some classes are only useful in specific situations and that’s where the many characters of the game will come in. In this guide we will be listing all the characters available, both automatic recruitments and optionals, with small descriptions for each character: a lot of the automatically recruited characters often have something they’re really good at and I always recommend to not change their class to a different type. You will have plenty of occasions to do so with the optional characters: unlike the story ones, they have some more avarage features and are perfect to experiment with customization. So save your seals for these characters.
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Sully doesn’t need anything special to be recruited: she’ll join your army automatically. Just like with other characters, it’s not a wise idea to change her class to something completely different. She’s actually pretty good with bost swords and lances so the choice is up to you. She’s also pretty good when paired with Frederick so you may want to try this combination before pairing her to someone else.
Virion is another unit which will join you as part of the story so don’t worry about doing anything out of the ordinary to get him to join your army. He’s a pretty good archer and comes with an indestructible bow, so use him without worrying about having to buy a new bow every once in a while. As far as support goes, he works pretty nicely together with Lissa: you may also want to consider making the wife and husband since it’s a combination that works really, really well.
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