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|skills = [[Salvage Blow]], [[Lancebreaker]]}}The '''Blacksmith ''' (鍛冶 ''Kaji'') is a combat physical class introduced in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''. One of the possible promotions of the [[Oni Savage]] class, Blacksmiths wield [[Axe|Clubs]] and [[Sword|Katana]] as their weapons of choice and are treated as a [[Hoshido|Hoshidan]] class.
 
The '''Blacksmith ''' (鍛冶 ''Kaji'') is a combat physical class introduced in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]''. One of the possible promotions of the [[Oni Savage]] class, Blacksmiths wield [[Axe|Clubs]] and [[Sword|Katana]] as their weapons of choice and are treated as a [[Hoshido|Hoshidan]] class.
 
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
===Combat===
 
===Combat===
In stark contrast to Oni Savages, Blacksmiths have high [[Skill (stat)|Skill]] and [[Speed (stat)|Speed]], but will have to give up on improving upon whatever [[Magic (stat)|Magic]] that they might have obtained before promotion. In terms of stats and weapon choice, they are essentially the Hoshidan equivalent of [[Hero]]es, but are generally more experienced with Axes instead of Swords and exchange small slivers of Skill and Speed for additional [[Defense]].
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Coming from the Oni Savages, the Blacksmiths bring several differences in tow from their counterpart, the Oni Chieftain. In stark contrast to the Oni Savages and Oni Chieftains, Blacksmiths have decent [[Skill (stat)|Skill]] on par with fellow Axe-proficient [[Berserker]] and slightly above average [[Speed (stat)|Speed]], but they will have to give up on improving upon whatever [[Magic (stat)|Magic]] that they might have obtained before promotion. Their [[Strength]], [[Defense (stat)|Defense]], and [[Resistance]] are all inferior to the Oni Chieftain's in terms of stat base, stat cap, and growth, including a non-existent Magic growth and bottom stat in that area, but the aforementioned increased Skill as well as the increased [[HP]] and [[Luck]] caps are welcome replacements. These stats and weapon choice mark them as the Hoshidan equivalent of the Nohrian [[Hero (class)|Hero]], but are more experienced with Axes instead of Swords and exchange varying degrees of Skill, Speed, and Luck for additional HP, Strength, and Defense.
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While Blacksmith's B rank proficiency with swords prevents them from using weapons like the [[Brave Sword]] and [[Venge Katana]], they are still able to utilize most swords without difficulty. Their A rank proficiency with axes allows them to use the [[Brave Axe]] in battle. Their relatively high Skill also means that they can land their hits more reliably compared to the Oni Chieftain.
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The only issue with Blacksmiths are their astoundingly low Resistance like the Oni Savage, making them more vulnerable to magical attacks compared to the Oni Chieftain. They are also weak to ranged units, and as physical units they are forced to use thrown weapons to retaliate back against distant enemies which usually causes a plethora of additional weaknesses which can be further exploited.
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Blacksmiths can learn both [[Salvage Blow]] and [[Lancebreaker]] at level 5 and 15 respectively. Salvage Blow is somewhat redundant due to its lack of use, as it is triggered based on their Luck and it only yields iron Hoshidan weapons when triggered, which are relatively cheap from the Armory. Lancebreaker allows Blacksmiths to shut down any lance-wielding units easily. If reclassing is not an issue, they may obtain [[Death Blow]] and [[Counter]] from the Oni Chieftain class to further boost their physical prowess, especially against lance users.
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All in all, the Blacksmith is quite the viable physical class, especially for an axeman/clubsman, but just like the Oni Chieftain and Hero they must be very wary of the Magic users abound due to the lack of an effective counter. While having more reliable hitrates compared to Oni Chieftain, Blacksmiths are not as effective combat units due to their overall lower stats. With that said, the Blacksmith can still dish out high amounts of damage while withstanding a number of hits.
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===Uniform===
   
Thanks to their [[Salvage Blow]] skill, Blacksmiths are an excellent source of income during [[skirmish]]es, should the player choose to engage in them. It is typically not reliable enough, however, since it only yields iron Hoshidan weapons upon activation. Their access to [[Lancebreaker]], coupled with their reasonable Speed and Defense, makes them a good answer to Lance-wielding units, but this only comes into play at very high levels.
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The Blacksmith class can be seen wearing the basic Oni Savage class's outfit underneath their new outfit additions (sans the previous oni mask, arm guards, and prayer beads). The new additions are the long sleeveless jackets leaving the torso exposed, rectangular armor plating on their shoulders and much larger armor plating completely covering the forearm and the back of the hand, a pair of katana kept tied up on the back of the Blacksmith's outfit, and a metal forging mask with a visor, small horns similar to an oni's, and fabric draping from the sides of the mask likely to prevent burning/heating.
   
 
==In-Game==
 
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==Notable Blacksmiths==
 
==Notable Blacksmiths==
 
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* Possible promotion for: [[Rinkah]], [[Hinata]] and  [[Hisame]]. 
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* Possible promotion for: [[Rinkah]] 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Blacksmiths are the only Hoshidan class that can learn a weaponbreaker skill; the other weaponbreaker skills (sword, axe, bow, shuriken and tome) are learned by [[Wyvern Lord]]s, [[Hero]]s, [[Sorcerer]]s, [[Bow Knight]]s and [[Maid]]s/[[Butler]]s respectively, all them being Nohrian classes.
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*Blacksmiths are the only Hoshidan class that can learn a weaponbreaker skill; the other weaponbreaker skills (sword, axe, bow, shuriken and tome) are learned by [[Wyvern Lord]]s, [[Hero (class)|Heroes]], [[Sorcerer]]s, [[Bow Knight]]s and [[Maid]]s/[[Butler]]s respectively, all them being Nohrian classes.
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==Gallery==
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BlacksmithFem.jpg|Concept art of a female Blacksmith from Fates
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BlacksmithMale.jpg|Concept art of a male Blacksmith from Fates
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Latest revision as of 18:07, December 29, 2019

The Blacksmith (鍛冶 Kaji) is a combat physical class introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. One of the possible promotions of the Oni Savage class, Blacksmiths wield Clubs and Katana as their weapons of choice and are treated as a Hoshidan class.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

Coming from the Oni Savages, the Blacksmiths bring several differences in tow from their counterpart, the Oni Chieftain. In stark contrast to the Oni Savages and Oni Chieftains, Blacksmiths have decent Skill on par with fellow Axe-proficient Berserker and slightly above average Speed, but they will have to give up on improving upon whatever Magic that they might have obtained before promotion. Their Strength, Defense, and Resistance are all inferior to the Oni Chieftain's in terms of stat base, stat cap, and growth, including a non-existent Magic growth and bottom stat in that area, but the aforementioned increased Skill as well as the increased HP and Luck caps are welcome replacements. These stats and weapon choice mark them as the Hoshidan equivalent of the Nohrian Hero, but are more experienced with Axes instead of Swords and exchange varying degrees of Skill, Speed, and Luck for additional HP, Strength, and Defense.

While Blacksmith's B rank proficiency with swords prevents them from using weapons like the Brave Sword and Venge Katana, they are still able to utilize most swords without difficulty. Their A rank proficiency with axes allows them to use the Brave Axe in battle. Their relatively high Skill also means that they can land their hits more reliably compared to the Oni Chieftain.

The only issue with Blacksmiths are their astoundingly low Resistance like the Oni Savage, making them more vulnerable to magical attacks compared to the Oni Chieftain. They are also weak to ranged units, and as physical units they are forced to use thrown weapons to retaliate back against distant enemies which usually causes a plethora of additional weaknesses which can be further exploited.

Blacksmiths can learn both Salvage Blow and Lancebreaker at level 5 and 15 respectively. Salvage Blow is somewhat redundant due to its lack of use, as it is triggered based on their Luck and it only yields iron Hoshidan weapons when triggered, which are relatively cheap from the Armory. Lancebreaker allows Blacksmiths to shut down any lance-wielding units easily. If reclassing is not an issue, they may obtain Death Blow and Counter from the Oni Chieftain class to further boost their physical prowess, especially against lance users.

All in all, the Blacksmith is quite the viable physical class, especially for an axeman/clubsman, but just like the Oni Chieftain and Hero they must be very wary of the Magic users abound due to the lack of an effective counter. While having more reliable hitrates compared to Oni Chieftain, Blacksmiths are not as effective combat units due to their overall lower stats. With that said, the Blacksmith can still dish out high amounts of damage while withstanding a number of hits.

UniformEdit

The Blacksmith class can be seen wearing the basic Oni Savage class's outfit underneath their new outfit additions (sans the previous oni mask, arm guards, and prayer beads). The new additions are the long sleeveless jackets leaving the torso exposed, rectangular armor plating on their shoulders and much larger armor plating completely covering the forearm and the back of the hand, a pair of katana kept tied up on the back of the Blacksmith's outfit, and a metal forging mask with a visor, small horns similar to an oni's, and fabric draping from the sides of the mask likely to prevent burning/heating.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE142180983826--FE14 Sword E FE14 Axe E

Maximum StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1465332532313032276--FE14 Sword B FE14 Axe A

Growth RatesEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1420%15%0%15%10%5%15%0%----

Class SkillsEdit

SkillRequirements
FE14Smithy SkillSalvage Blow
LanceSlayerLancebreaker
Learnt at Level 5 and above.
Learnt at Level 15 and above.

PromotionEdit

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE14FE14 Generic Oni Savage (M) Map SpriteOni SavageUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Oni Savage.FE14 Generic Blacksmith Map SpriteBlacksmith

Notable BlacksmithsEdit

FatesEdit

  • Possible promotion for: Rinkah 

TriviaEdit

  • Blacksmiths are the only Hoshidan class that can learn a weaponbreaker skill; the other weaponbreaker skills (sword, axe, bow, shuriken and tome) are learned by Wyvern Lords, Heroes, Sorcerers, Bow Knights and Maids/Butlers respectively, all them being Nohrian classes.

GalleryEdit

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