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.
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To get Gaius in your army you will have to talk to him with Chrom. Gaius is the first thief class unit of the game and he cal open chests and locked doors without keys. Being a thief, he’s pretty quick but not too powerful, perfect against enemies with low defenses like archers and mages. His high speed also gives him a good evade boost so you may want to consider giving some skills and supports that boost this trait. The advanced Thief classes are even better than the standard so Gaius is definitely a nice addition to your army.
To get Panne to join your army you’ll have to let Chrom talk to her. Panne comes with a special class which is perfect to utterly destroy enemies once she’s transformed. Vaike is slightly better, stats wise, but you may want to use two of these powerful changing units to dish out some serious damage. Panne is also good as a thank, as long as she’s transformed, so she can actually allow you to bring in more damage dealing units than slow moving Knights.
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