Fire Emblem: Awakening Character Recruitment Guide: Chapter 13

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 average features and are perfect to experiment with customization. So save your seals for these characters.

  • Chapter 13: Of Sacred Blood


Henry joins your army automatically during the chapter: he’s a quite twisted character and his class is just as dark. Starting as a dark mage gives him more spell choice than regula mages, being able to handle dark tomes as well as all the other tome types. Other than this he’s pretty standard and doesn’t come with anything unique: you can neglect him fully and it wouldn’t be a big problem for the rest of the game. If you’re looking for a dark mage and don’t want to waste some precious seals to customize other characters, feel free to use him since he’s pretty decent and becomes quite good in the log run.


Lucina is recruited automatically and you’ll probably want to use her as much as you can: she’s basically a Chrom 2, sharing all his traits and strengths. She comes with the special Lord class and she’s an excellent fighter. As a support she’s just as good so use her right away: you won’t be disappointed.

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