Generals are the promoted versions of Knights and Armors. They have excellent defense, good attack, surprising evasive ability for their size and bad resistance. They are quite slow, but what they lack in maneuverability they make for with defensive and offensive ability.
CombatThey can be used like "walls" to block enemy forces and are quite useful in survival and defense objective battles. A General's weaknesses are magic and anti-armor weapons, as well as fast moving durable and powerful characters like Heroes, experienced Paladins and Warriors. The rarity of a general ever being out matched on the field through sheer brute force is high, which means they very valuable to any team and their durability is very helpful to weaker units as they can hide behind them.
Generals have been in every Fire Emblem game to date, and have had varying weapons available for them. This chart shows the differences.
|Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi||Lances, Swords|
|Monshō no Nazo||Lances|
|Seisen no Keifu||Axes, Bows, Lances, Swords|
|Thracia 776||Axes, Bows, Lances, Swords|
|Sword of Seals||Axes, Lances|
|The Blazing Sword||Axes, Lances|
|The Sacred Stones||Axes, Swords, Lances|
|Path of Radiance||Swords, Lances|
|Radiant Dawn||Swords and Lances, or Lances and Axes, or Axes and Swords.|