Fire Emblem: Awakening Starter Classes Guide: Manakete, Villager

With the possibility to truly switch classes for the first time ever in the series, Fire Emblem: Awakening has a lot of starter classes to choose from, allowing players to have a lot of freedom in customizing their army to their liking. While it’s true that characters won’t be able to switch to all starter classes, the choice is so broad that you will soon be forgetting about the limitations of the system. At the end of day, it will be up to you to create a really effective team with the right combination of classes and skills and we’re here to help you making these choices but going over all the starter and advanced classes of the game, with some general features and skills coming as default for the class.

  • Villager

This class really doesn’t have anything special going on: all stats are pretty low and the growth is just as bad. They can only equip lances, can’t promote to any class and the only thing they’re good at is getting themselves killed in a few attacks by most unit types. The only way to make some use of this class is leveling up as much as you can and change to a better class. Hp growth is the only stat that’s remotely useful so try to get it as high as you can before changing class. This class also learns some exclusive skills which can become useful for other classes as well. The Villager learns Good Growth at level 1 and Underdog at level 15.

  • Manakete

The Manakete is another special unit with some interesting features: they’re a dragon type unit and they have an incredibly good HP growth and overall nice stat. In the long run only the HP growth stays high with the other stats falling behind. The Manakete is definitely not a unit that can stay in the front line for too long, but it works decently as a support unit. They also can use an exclusive weapon, the Dragonstones, and bestow some nice double attack effects so they’re not completely useless. Still, you are probably better off with more versatile units, especially against stronger enemies since it’s hard to find a good use for this class. You can change the Manakete to Dragon Riding classes which is a way better class than this: just learn the skills and change class. The Manakete learns the Odd Biorhythm skill at level 1 and the Dragon Buster at level 15.

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