The Great Lord is a combat physical class that debuted in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Hector's promoted class is the only one that is called Great Lord in both English and Japanese editions.



History in the Series[edit | edit source]

The most recurring promotion of the Lord class, the Great Lord class wields the primary weapon of the prior Lord class, usually with a secondary weapon type added (such as Hector gaining the ability to wield Swords or Chrom gaining the ability to use Lances).

In its original inception in The Binding Blade, the Master Lord class is the promoted form of the Lord class and is exclusive to Roy. Wielding Swords as its sole weapon of choice, the Master Lord class is able to arm the legendary Binding Blade.

In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the Great Lord class is the promoted form of Hector's version of the Lord class. The class wields Axes as its primary weapon of choice and Swords as its secondary weapon. This version of the class is an Armored Unit with the same terrain capabilities and effective weakness as the other armored classes. Hector's Great Lord class has extremely high attack and defense but low speed and movement. It is effectively a Lord version of General.

In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, two versions of the Great Lord class appears in the game, acting as the promoted forms of the two Lord characters. Eirika's version wields Swords as its sole weapon of choice and can arm the sacred Sieglinde, while Ephraim's version is locked to Lances and is able to equip the sacred Siegmund.

The Great Lord class is absent until Fire Emblem Awakening, where it is again the promoted form of the Lord class. Exclusive to both Chrom and his daughter Lucina, the Great Lord class wields Swords and Lances as its weapons of choice.

In Fire Emblem Fates, the Great Lord is the base class of the amiibo version of Lucina. The class can be accessed by any female character through use of the DLC-exclusive Exalt's Brand.

In Fire Emblem Warriors, the Great Lord returns as a promotion of the Lord class for Chrom and Lucina, as well as the new lords Rowan and Lianna, who can use Staffs in this class.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the Great Lord returns as a unique class for Dimitri after he receives the Areadbhar and therefore earns the certification. Like in Awakening, the Great Lord class is an infantry class that is proficient in Swords and Lances, as well as Authority.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Great Lords have nigh identical growths to that of Paladins, only differing in slightly lower HP and slightly higher resistance. Their max stats tend to be higher than Paladins, except for Strength, Magic, Defense and Resistance. Unlike Paladins, they max out at A rank Swords and B rank Lances.

The 4 skills they learn are Dual Striker, Charm, Aether and Awakening.

Dual Striker helps allies take down enemies more easily, although it can be traded out for more useful skills down the line. Charm gives allied units within 2 spaces a +2 damage boost, and it can be stacked with other skills such as Inspiration.

Aether is one of the most effective damaging skills in the game, combining healing with huge damage, as the attacker strikes twice with the second strike lowering the target's defense or resistance. While it does have a low trigger rate, this can be patched up with Quixotic or Hoshidan Unity.

Awakening is the final skill Great Lords learn, increasing their Hit rate, Avoid, Critical Rate and Critical Avoid by 30% when they fall below 50% HP. This skill makes them extremely dangerous at low health. It combos extremely well with Vantage, as that allows the user to strike first when below 50% HP. It also combos well with Vengeance, as that increases in power the more damage the user has.

Overall, Great Lords are something of a middle ground between Swordmasters and Paladins, and offer a good combination of the former's Speed and the latter's bulk.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE6 (Roy)225-6607568-Sword.gif A
FE7 (Hector)183-34050515-Sword.gif D Axe.gif D
FE8 (Eirika)183-3405077-Sword.gif C
FE8 (Ephraim)183-34050710-Lance.gif C
FE13 (Chrom)231007901036--SwordIconFE13.png E LanceIconFE13.png E
FE13 (Lucina)20819110846--SwordIconFE13.png E LanceIconFE13.png E
FE141881895736--FE14 Sword.png E FE14 Lance.png E
FE163517812141014106---

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE6 (Roy)6025-25253025251525-Sword.gif S
FE7 (Hector)6030-24243029201525-Sword.gif S Axe.gif S
FE8 (Eirika)6024-29303022251525-Sword.gif S
FE8 (Ephraim)6027-26243023231525-Lance.gif S
FE13 (Chrom)80443041424541396--SwordIconFE13.png A LanceIconFE13.png A
FE13 (Lucina)80403042444540406--SwordIconFE13.png A LanceIconFE13.png A
FE1460302532343529316--FE14 Sword.png A FE14 Lance.png B
FEW (Rowan)977108871351411351181145--FEW Sword.png S FEW Staff.png
FEW (Lianna)940961091341301341141075--FEW Sword.png S FEW Staff.png
FEW (Chrom)99913528147115134114915--FEW Sword.png S
FEW (Lucina)95812631141157150103975--FEW Sword.png S

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE660%35%-30%30%35%10%15%----
FE790%45%-40%45%40%15%20%----
FE890%45%-40%45%40%15%15/20%----
FE1340%20%0%20%20%0%10%5%----
FE1415%15%0%10%10%15%10%5%----
FE1630%10%0%0%10%0%5%0%----

Class Skills[edit | edit source]

SkillRequirements
FE13FE13 Aether.pngAether
RoyalWeapon.pngRightful King
Learned at Level 5.
Learned at Level 15.
FE14Attack Stance+.pngDual Striker
Charisma FE13.pngCharm
FE13 Aether.pngAether
Awakening.pngAwakening
Learned at Level 1 and above.
Learned at Level 10 and above.
Learned at Level 25 and above.
Learned at Level 35 and above.
FE16Charm FE16.pngCharm
Lancefaire FE16.pngLancefaire
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.pngParaselene
Class Ability of Great Lord.
Class Ability of Great Lord.
Mastery Ability of Great Lord.

Promotions[edit | edit source]

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE6FE6 Roy Lord Map Sprite.gifLordComplete either Chapter 21 or Chapter 21x.FE6 Master Lord Map Sprite.gifMaster Lord
FE7 (Hector)FE7 Hector Lord Map Sprite.gifLordUse a HeavenSeal.gifHeaven Seal on Eliwood's route when he reaches Level 10+ or complete Chapter 29 on his route.FE7 Great Lord Map Sprite.gifGreat Lord
FE8 (Eirika)FE8 Eirika Lord Map Sprite.gifLordChoose to promote her when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the Lunarbrace.gifLunar Brace when she is Level 10+.FE8 Eirika Great Lord Map Sprite.gifGreat Lord
FE8 (Ephraim)FE8 Ephraim Lord Map Sprite.gifLordChoose to promote him when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the Solarbrace.gifSolar Brace when he is Level 10+.FE8 Ephraim Great Lord Map Sprite.gifGreat Lord
FE13 (Chrom)FE13 Chrom Lord Map Sprite.gifLordUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal when he reaches Level 10+.FE13 Chrom Great Lord.gifGreat Lord
FE13 (Lucina)FE13 Lucina Lord Map Sprite.gifLordUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal when she reaches Level 10+.FE13 Lucina Great Lord Map Sprite.gifGreat Lord
FE14(Any female unit)Use an Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngExalt's Brand.FE14 Lucina Great Lord Map Sprite.gifGreat Lord
FE16FE16 Noble Dimitri Part 2 Icon.gif Any classProceed to Azure Moon Chapter 16 after receiving the Hero's Relic Areadbhar.FE16 Great Lord Dimitri Icon.gifGreat Lord
FEWWarriors Shion Sprite.gifWarriors Liane Sprite.gifLordUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a lord (except Marth or Lyn).Warriors Shion Sprite.gifWarriors Liane Sprite.gif
Great Lord

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In The Binding Blade, the Master Lord class uses the same sprites and animations as its base form, the Lord. It is the only class in Game Boy Advance games to do so.
  • Hector's version of the Great Lord class could be retroactively considered the prototype for Axe General. Like Axe General, Great Lord Hector is a variant of General with Axes and Swords as well as a slightly higher focus on offense compared to the regular lance General.
  • In Awakening, the Great Lord class carries a shield on its left arm. For Chrom, this shield is the Fire Emblem, and accordingly changes as its orbs are collected and disappears entirely for the few chapters in which it has been stolen by Validar.
    • Lucina's shield is a larger version of the mask she wore in her "Marth" guise.
      • Rowan and Lianna reference this by getting altered costumes of their Great Lord (and Lord) outfits with the completed Shield of Flames after Ch. 19.
  • In Fates, the Great Lord class utilises Lucina's original Lord class outfit instead of her Awakening Great Lord outfit. Grandmasters also share the same trend in Fates.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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