Dragon Unit is a designation of various classes that are weak to anti-dragon weapons.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Dragon Units fall under two classifications; the Wyvern-mounted units and the shapeshifter Dragon units. Both classifications are very different from each other, but they share a common weakness to anti-dragon weapons, most notably the Wyrmslayer, a sword designed to rend the solid scales of dragons.

Wyvern Units[edit | edit source]

The Wyvern mounted units are related to the Wyvern Rider class and its promotions. Wyverns are wild dragons that are often tamed as battle mounts. Wyverns are notorious for their vicious nature but are also known to be fiercely loyal to those who have earned their respect. They are also a Flying Unit and operates differently from the Pegasus Knight lines across the series in terms of their stats. Wyvern Riders tend to be much slower and less resistant than Pegasus Knights, but are offset by strong Strength and Defensive growths. As an Aerial Units, they are unaffected by terrain penalties and effects, even Lava.

Shapeshifting Dragon Units[edit | edit source]

The Shapeshifting Dragon Units comes in two forms; the Manakete and Dragon tribe Laguz. The Manaketes are a race of shapeshifters that have existed from the very first Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and have appeared in some form in nearly all Fire Emblem games since. Most are known for their extremely high base stats and strong growths, but are limited to using Dragonstones which tend to come in limited quantities and are the only means to spur their transformations. Since Fire Emblem Awakening, all members of the Manakete race retains their weakness to anti-dragon weapons even if they are reclassed out of the Manakete or Nohr Prince/ss related classes. Even children of these units retain this special condition.

The Dragon tribe Laguz are a different race of shapeshifting units that exists in the Tellius Series. While they share the same ability to transformation, they are able to transform without the assistance of a Dragonstone. However, an untrained Dragon tribe Laguz must gain the energy to transform and cannot maintain their Dragon form for long. Once they have mastered their transformation, they can retain their form for an extended period of time without requiring to revert to their human forms. A Laguz Stone helps an untrained Dragon tribe Laguz to return to their Dragon forms quicker. Like the Manaketes, they have extremely strong growth rates and base stats, though they are extremely vulnerable and weak if they are in their Human forms.

In Fire Emblem Fates, Corrin is part human and dragon. While the royal families of Hoshido and Nohr have dragon blood in them, the Avatar's is more pronounced, as they are able to transform into a dragon, much like a Manakete. The Dragonstone and its plus variant provide defensive bonuses at the cost of other skills, and deals magical damage.

In both Awakening and in Fates, children of Manaketes or the Fates Avatar inherit their parent's draconic origins, permanently giving them the Dragon Unit status, even if they are not in their Manakete or Nohr Prince/ss related classes.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Although the Earth Dragon is a transformed Manakete, it is only vulnerable to the Falchion and is thus treated differently for the purposes of the weapons table below.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name WLv Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Eff. Unit Notes
Dragonstone Divine Dragonstone - 1 12 100% 0% 1 Manakete Tiki only. Defense +15.
Sword Dragon Killer 7 16 2 6 80% 0% 1 Dracoknight, Manakete -
Falchion - 3 10 100% 0% 1 Earth Dragon Marth only. Negates non-manakete direct attacks. Restores HP when used as item.

※ None of the anti-dragon weapons in this game can be bought, so their costs are not listed.

Fire Emblem Gaiden[edit | edit source]

Applicable classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

There are no specific anti-dragon weapons in Gaiden, but the dragons within the game are weak to anti-monster weapons.

Here is a table of the anti-monster weapon(s):

Physical Weapons

Type Name Wt Mt Hit Crt Range HP Cost Effects
Black Magic Angel 4 8 90% 0% 1-2 4 -
Lance Blessed Lance 0 3 90% 10% 1 - Restores 5 HP each turn.
Sword Falchion 0 10 80% 0% 1 - Alm only. Restores 5 HP each turn. Can damage Duma at 52 HP or less.
Blessed Sword 1 3 100% 15% 1 - Restores 5 HP each turn.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes



Unused class

The dragon classes may be accessed by a Manakete using a compatible stone such as a Firestone to turn into a Fire Dragon for a certain amount of turns before reverting.

Dragon Units have their defense taken into account for Breath attacks unlike other units. Additionally all Dragon units, barring Manaketes, attack with Breath, though the weight of the weapon renders them unable to double attack.

Although the Earth and Dark Dragons are transformed Manaketes, they are only vulnerable to the Falchion and are thus treated differently for the purposes of the weapons table below.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name WLv Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Ballista FireGun.pngHoistflamme 5 - 20 10 90% 0% 3-10 - Flying, Ice Dragon -
Breath Fire breath icon.pngFire Breath 1 - 20 12 80% 0% 1-2 - Ice Dragon Fire Dragon, Flying Dragon, and Mage Dragon only.
Ice breath icon.pngIce Breath 1 - 20 10 80% 0% 1-2 - Fire Dragon Book 1: Divine Dragon only, Book 2: Ice Dragon only
Mist breath icon.pngBreath of Fog 1 - 20 10 90% 0% 1-2 - All dragon units (except Earth and Dark Dragons) Divine Dragon only
Magic Blizzard icon.pngBlizzard 5 23 2 6 90% 0% 1-2 690 Fire Dragon -
FE3bolganone.pngBolganone 14 13 15 16 70% 0% 1-2 1,950 Ice Dragon -
Elfire icon.pngElfire 8 18 5 9 80% 0% 1-2 900 Ice Dragon -
Fire (FE3).pngFire 1 25 0 5 100% 0% 1-2 500 Ice Dragon -
Sword Falchion FE3.pngFalchion - - 10 10 100% 0% 1 - All dragon units Marth only.
FE3Wyrmslayer.pngWyrmslayer 7 16 4 10 80% 0% 1 1,600 All dragon units (except Earth and Dark Dragons) -

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

There are no effective weapons specifically against dragon units. However, all dragon units in this game are also of the flying type, so they are weak to any anti-air weapons.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Unused classes

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

There are no effective weapons specifically against dragon units. However, all dragon units in this game are also of the flying type, so they are weak to any anti-air weapons.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapons:

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Anima Tome Forblaze.gifForblaze S 20 6 14 85% 5% 1-2 - All dragon units. Luck +5
Axe Armads.gifArmads S 20 13 18 75% 0% 1 - All dragon units Defense +5
Bow Miugre.gifMulagir S 20 9 16 80% 0% 2 - All dragon units Speed +5
Dark Tome FE6Apocalypse.gifApocalypse S 20 12 18 80% 5% 1-2 - All dragon units Magic +5
Lance Malte.gifMaltet S 20 11 16 80% 0% 1 - All dragon units Skill +5
Light Tome Aureola.gifAureola S 20 9 15 90% 5% 1-2 - All dragon units Resistance +5
Sword Durandal.gifDurandal S 20 12 17 90% 0% 1 - All dragon units Strength +5
Swordofseals.gifBinding Blade - 20 8 18 95% 10% 1-2 - Manakete, Demon Dragon Roy only. Defense +5, Resistance +5. Restores 30 HP when used a an item.
Wyrmslayer.gifWyrmslayer C 15 5 10 70% 0% 1 2,250 Manakete, wyvern mounts -

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapons:

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Anima Tome Forblaze.gifForblaze Prf 20 11 14 85% 5% 1-2 - All dragon units Athos only. Luck +5.
Axe Armads.gifArmads Prf 25 18 18 85% 0% 1 - All dragon units Hector only. Defense +5.
Dragonaxe.gifDragon Axe C 40 11 10 60% 0% 1 6,000 Wyvern mounts -
Light Tome Aureola.gifAureola S 20 14 15 90% 5% 1-2 - All dragon units, Dark Druid Resistance +5
Sword Durandal.gifDurandal Prf 20 16 17 90% 0% 1 - All dragon units Eliwood only. Strength +5.
Solkatti.gifSol Katti Prf 30 14 12 95% 25% 1 - All dragon units Lyn only. Resistance +5.
Wyrmslayer.gifWyrmslayer C 20 5 7 75% 0% 1 3,000 Wyvern mounts -

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon classes:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes

Unused class

Dragonstone using Manaketes take effective damage from anti air weapons.

Draco Zombies also count as monster, and flying units thus taking damage from anti monster, and air weaponry.

A late game boss possesses his own Manakete class which is always in Dragon form, having high HP, and constitution. This variant has a similar palette to Draco Zombies, and possesses the same monster/flying type weaknesses.

There is a unused, and very unfinished version of the Manakete class in the game data, possessing higher movement.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

All anti-dragon weapons in this game deal effective damage against all dragon units.

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost
Axe Dragonaxe.gifDragon Axe C 30 11 12 60% 0% 1 4,500
Lance Dragonspear.gifDragonspear C 30 8 10 70% 0% 1 4,500
Sword Wyrmslayer.gifWyrmslayer C 30 5 8 75% 0% 1 4,500

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Playable classes

Unused classes

Wyvern Riders and Wyvern Lords do not count as dragon type units.
Red, White, and the unused Black Dragon also count as Laguz type units.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Axe Boltaxe.gifBolt Axe B 25 12 10 70% 0% 1-2 3,750 Dragon Laguz -
Laguzaxe.gifLaguz Axe C 15 16 13 65% 0% 1 5,250 Laguz -
Bow FE9laguzbow.gifLaguz Bow C 15 10 10 75% 0% 2 1,950 Laguz -
Lance LaguzLance.gifLaguz Lance C 15 17 12 75% 0% 1 1,620 Laguz -
Sword FE9laguzslayer.gifLaguzslayer C 18 15 9 75% 0% 1 1,800 Laguz -
Thunder Magic FE9bolting.gifBolting C 5 13 13 65% 5% 3-10 800 Dragon Laguz -
FE9elthunder.gifElthunder D 30 6 7 75% 10% 1-2 1,950 Dragon Laguz -
FE9rexbolt.gifRexbolt S 20 14 15 75% 10% 1-2 - Dragon Laguz Skill +3
FE9thoron.gifThoron A 20 7 10 85% 5% 1-2 2,200 Dragon Laguz -
FE9thunder.gifThunder E 40 3 4 85% 5% 1-2 600 Dragon Laguz -

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon type units.

Playable classes

Enemy-only class

The Wyvern riding line now counts as Dragon type units. Once again, all non dragon riding units, are dual Laguz type units.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

All anti-dragon weapons deal effective damage against any of the dragon units in this game.

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Notes
Thunder Magic FE10arcthunder.pngArcthunder A 25 9 7 90% 15% 1-2 2,550 -
Bolting.pngBolting B 5 19 6 60% 5% 3-10 800 -
FE10elthunder.pngElthunder C 35 6 5 75% 10% 1-2 1,470 -
Rexbolt.pngRexbolt SS 15 14 12 95% 15% 1-2 9,000 Skill +3
FE10thoron.pngThoron S 20 11 9 65% 5% 1-2 3,200 -
FE10thunder.pngThunder E 40 4 3 80% 5% 1-2 880 -
Sword FE10wyrmslayer.pngWyrmslayer B 20 14 11 70% 0% 1 3,600 -

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Playable class

Enemy-only class

Dracoknight does not count as a dragon class in this the game. Fire, Divine, and Mage Dragons do not exist as stand-alone classes but are used to determine the stats of transformed Manaketes when attacking with their respective dragonstones.

Medeus uses his Earthstone differently as he instead transforms from Manakete to Earth Dragon at the start of the chapter, similar to Mystery of the Emblem.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Wt Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Dragonstone Divinedragonstone.pngDivinestone - 30 1 18 100% 0% 1 - Manakete, Earth Dragon Divine Dragon only. Strength +10, Skill +7, Speed +4, Defense +15, Resistance +11.
Lance Dragonpike.pngDragonpike C 15 10 8 70% 0% 1 1,350 Manakete -
Sword Falchion.pngFalchion E - 8 12 100% 0% 1 - Manakete, Earth Dragon Marth only.
Restores 10 HP when used as item.
Falchion.pngFalchion (Tiny) E - 9 7 90% 0% 1 - Manakete, Earth Dragon Marth only. Restores 10 HP when used as item.
FE11wyrmslayer.pngWyrmslayer C 15 9 7 80% 0% 1 1,200 Manakete -

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Playable classes

Enemy-only classes

Dracoknights, like in the previous game, do not count as dragon units.

Degenerated Dragons are different from Manaketes in that they are permanently in their dragon form. Their movement may be altered depending on their dragon form (e.g., wyverns have high movement and can fly over terrain). Unlike Manaketes, they can achieve a maximum of 30 points in every stat. Degenerated Dragons attack with unbreakable breath weapons which are 1-2 range on hard mode. The Dark Dragon class has stats above 30 points and uses an unbreakable 1~2-range breath attack.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Dragonstone Divinedragonstone.pngDivinestone - 30 18 100% 0% 1 4,500 All dragon units (except Dark Dragon) Divine Dragon only. Strength +9, Skill +7, Speed +4, Defense +15, Resistance +11.
Lance Dragonpike.pngDragonpike C 15 8 70% 0% 1 1,350 All dragon units (except Dark Dragon) -
Sword Falchion.pngFalchion E - 12 100% 0% 1 - All dragon units Marth only. Restores 10 HP when used as item.
FE11wyrmslayer.pngWyrmslayer C 15 7 80% 0% 1 1,200 All dragon units (except Dark Dragon) -

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Playable classes

Enemy-only class

Any units with the Manakete class in their set of base classes carry the dragon attribute regardless of the classes they occupy.

All Manaketes in the game are female.

Relevant Skills & Weapons[edit | edit source]

The Wyrmsbane skill allows Manaketes to deal effective damage against other dragon units (barring Grima) when they are in the dragon form. Outside of DLC, and spotpass content, only wyvern riding units are encountered as enemies.

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Sword Binding Falchion icon.pngFalchion E - 5 80% 0% 1 - All dragon units (except Grima) Chrom and Marth only.
Exalted Falchion FE13.pngExalted Falchion E - 15 80% 10% 1 - All dragon units Chrom and Marth only. Restores 20 HP when used as item.
Hidden Falchion FE13 Icon.pngParallel Falchion E - 12 80% 5% 1 - All dragon units. Lucina and Marth only. Restores 20 HP when used as item.
Wyrmslayer FE13.pngWyrmslayer D 25 8 80% 0% 1 1,500 All dragon units (except Grima) -
Tome Naga FE13 Icon.pngBook of Naga A 25 15 80% 15% 1-2 - All dragon units (except Grima) Defense +5, Resistance +5.

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Applicable Classes[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of dragon units:

Playable Classes

Enemy-only classes


Other

Corrin and any of the Avatar's children possess the dragon attribute regardless of the classes they occupy.

Effective Weapons[edit | edit source]

Here is a table of the anti-dragon weapon(s):

Type Name Rank Mt Hit Crit Avoid Range Cost Eff. Unit Notes
Scroll FE14Scroll.pngDragon Spirit A 11 85% 10% 0% 1~2 8000 All dragon units(?) Skill +1, Defense +1. Halves user's magic after combat. Magic modifier resets after next attack.
Sword FE14Sword.png Falchion (Chrom) E 6 80% 0% 0% 1 0 All dragon units(?) Chrom only.
FE14Sword.pngFalchion (Marth) E 13 85% 10% 0% 1 0 All dragon units(?) Marth amiibo only. Dodge +10. Restores 10 HP when used as item.
FE14Sword.pngParallel Falchion E 11 85% 5% 10% 1 0 All dragon units(?) Lucina amiibo only. Attack Speed +3. Restores 10 HP when used as item.
FE14Sword.pngWyrmslayer D 9 95% 0% 0% 1 2500 All dragon units(?) Attack -4 & Hit -10 vs. non-dragon units.
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