The Great Lord (マスターロード Masutārōdo lit. Master Lord in the Japanese version in The Binding Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Awakening), is a combat physical class introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. 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 the Japanese versions, Hector's promoted class from The Blazing Blade is the only one that is called Great Lord (グレートロード Gurētorōdo).
History in the Series
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 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 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.
|FE7 (Hector)||18||3||-||3||4||0||5||0||5||15||-||D D|
|FE13 (Chrom)||23||10||0||7||9||0||10||3||6||-||-||E E|
|FE13 (Lucina)||20||8||1||9||11||0||8||4||6||-||-||E E|
|FE7 (Hector)||60||30||-||24||24||30||29||20||15||25||-||S S|
|FE13 (Chrom)||80||44||30||41||42||46||41||39||6||-||-||A A|
|FE13 (Lucina)||80||40||30||42||44||45||40||40||6||-||-||A A|
|Learned at Level 5.|
Learned at Level 15.
|Learned at Level 1 and above.|
Learned at Level 10 and above.
Learned at Level 25 and above.
Learned at Level 35 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class|
|FE6||Lord||Complete either Chapter 21 or Chapter 21x.||Master Lord|
|FE7 (Hector)||Lord||Use a Heaven Seal on Eliwood's route when he reaches Level 10+ or complete Chapter 29 on his route.||Great Lord|
|FE8 (Eirika)||Lord||Choose to promote her when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the Lunar Brace when she is Level 10+.||Great Lord|
|FE8 (Ephraim)||Lord||Choose to promote him when prompted in Chapter 16 or use the Solar Brace when he is Level 10+.||Great Lord|
|FE13 (Chrom)||Lord||Use a Master Seal when he reaches Level 10+.||Great Lord|
|FE13 (Lucina)||Lord||Use a Master Seal when she reaches Level 10+.||Great Lord|
|FE14||(Any female unit)||Use an Exalt's Brand.||Great Lord|
- 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.
- 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.