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Haitaka is a capturable boss character who appears in Fire Emblem Fates in Conquest. He is a General of Hoshido who is in charge of commanding a small band of the Hoshidan army occupying Fort Dragonfall.



Haitaka is only encountered in Conquest. He and his men captured Azura, believing her to have played a role in Queen Mikoto's death due to being born in Nohr.

Fortunately, Corrin's army notices his group as they pass through the fortress on their way to Notre Sagesse under Garon's orders, and free Azura from Haitaka's men. In the ensuing battle, Haitaka is defeated and either falls in battle or is captured and persuaded to fight alongside the Nohrian army.

It is later revealed by Hinoka that Haitaka and his men had gone rogue following Mikoto's death, intending to take matters into their own hands.

Haitaka will be added into the Unit Logbook as soon as he is persuaded to join the player's army in Conquest. In order to use him in either Birthright or Revelation, both paths must be purchased through the same cartridge or saved data on the Nintendo 3DS.


Owing to the minor role he plays in the plot, Haitaka's personality is largely undeveloped. One can still discern several aspects of his character based on his actions and dialog. For one, Haitaka is depicted as an individual who takes matters into his own hands, and proceeds with his plans regardless if it means having to disobey his hierarchy. This is shown in Conquest when he kidnaps Azura without reasoning, and attempts to kill her under the belief that she played a role in Mikoto's murder due to her ties with Nohr. More of this is hinted when Azura, upon being rescued, explains to Corrin that the nobles even stood up for her, saying she was completly uninvolved, which lead to the few soldiers spear-headed by Haitaka going rogue and kidnaping her. This fact is proven when Azura meets Hinoka on the battlefield, and Hinoka apologizes about her siblings being unable to prevent her capture from happening.

On the battlefield, Haitaka can also be discerned to be a prideful individual as he tends to talk down to his enemies by addressing them as "pawns", and hopes to teach them a lesson by fulfilling his role as a General who excels proficiency with the spear in Hoshidan combat despite the odds being against him. One can notice he is easily ashamed when he mumbles about being mortified upon defeat.


As an Enemy[]

Conquest Chapter 9: Another Trial[]

*Lost after capture

Growth Rates[]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
55% 65% 5% 60% 60% 20% 45% 35%
  • Note: Growth rates are based on the character in their base class.

Max Stat Modifiers[]

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
+1 0 +2 +2 -2 -2 0

Class Sets[]

Standard Sets[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes

Special Classes[]

Base Classes Promoted Classes


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

As a boss, Haitaka is surprisingly competent for an unpromoted foe, but he is not exceedingly menacing. It is advised to capture him regardless of mode, as he starts out with Rally Defense in all modes, which is extremely useful in Conquest. Capturing him on Hard is highly recommended as he will also come with Strong Riposte, a very useful skill when enemies attack him. He also comes with Seal Defense on Lunatic, but this simply avoids some grinding time as Haitaka can learn this skill normally.

Ideally, Niles should move in to capture Haitaka. Whittle his health down carefully, as an unexpected critical or offensive skill activation will most likely kill Haitaka. Have Niles deal the finishing blow with "Capture"; if Niles does not get Haitaka, heal him with Elise, use Azura's song to have him attack or retreat to safety, or have Silas use Shelter to bring Niles out of Haitaka's range, if he is going alone.

As a playable character, Haitaka can be recruited before the next chapter starts, if the player battles via DLCs, other players castles or any available paralogues they can access at the time. Getting him ready for the next chapter is extremely useful, as his Rally Defense will increase the survival of allied units, since the next chapter is extremely defensive. He has very impressive growths, and once "Rallyman" has been obtained, Haitaka can be switched to an offensive role because of his growths.

Haitaka's base class is Spear Fighter, which promotes into Spear Master and Basara. From Spear Fighter, Seal Speed works nicely alongside Seal Defense, and Lancefaire helps boost his damage output. Since Haitaka's normal classes have access to Lances and Naginatas, Lancefaire therefore acts as a neat complement to his combat capabilities. From Basara, Haitaka can learn his only offensive skill, Rend Heaven, which boosts his damage output depending on the Strength of his foes. Quixotic, conversely, helps increase his chances of activating Rend Heaven, allowing him to land increased damage on foes more consistently. Given these facts, it is thus advisable to raise Haitaka as a Basara first so that he will be more effective Spear Master once he has learned Basara's skills.

Compared to Oboro, the playable Spear Fighter for Birthright and Revelation, Haitaka has stronger growths in most stats except for Magic, Luck, and Defense. While these do not detract from him too heavily, his incredibly low Magic growth it makes it harder for him to be a permanent Basara like Oboro can. Haitaka can be used in both Birthright and Revelation once he is recruited in Conquest, as he is automatically put in the Unit Logbook when this happens. Haitaka's most glaring disadvantage over Oboro, which applies to most Capturable units, is his lack of a personal skill, inability to form supports, an absence of reclassing options (outside of DLC tomes), and a shallow skill pool. This does make Haitaka incredibly rigid in build that limits his flexibility in suiting roles missing or needed in the player's forces, however he is still usable as he can deal more damage than Oboro.


Battle Quote[]

“Hey there, Nohrian pawn. Care for a little lesson in Hoshidan combat?”
—Haitaka's battle quote

Defeat Quote[]

—Haitaka's defeat quote

Defeat Voce Clips[]

“How did I...”
—Haitaka's defeat voice clip as an enemy
—Haitaka's defeat voice clip as an playable character

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 Ineligible
CYL2 Ineligible
CYL3 Ineligible
CYL4 Ineligible
CYL5 430 CYL Haitaka Portrait
CYL6 389
CYL Haitaka Portrait

CYL7 344
CYL Haitaka Portrait


Haitaka is the Japanese name for the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).

This bird-based naming convention is shared with Kumagera, another capturable Hoshidan general.


  • Haitaka has unused blushing graphics. This trait is shared with other bosses like Iago, Hans, Zola, Garon and Mikoto, and other capturable ones.
  • His voice clips are directly shared with Omozu and Kotaro respectively. Coincidentally, all three bosses share a trait of being a class belonging in the Hoshidan category.
  • He is one of the characters to use the map sprites of a generic enemy's in his base class. Due to him wearing a helmet, his map sprite is simply a palette swap of a generic Spear Fighter's. This also applies to Senno, another capturable boss, with Apothecaries.
  • Haitaka is indirectly mentioned by Hinoka in a battle conversation if the player sends Azura to engage her in Chapter 11, Hinoka refers the soldiers who captured Azura as rogues and apologizes for being unable to prevent it from happening. Due to his status as a captured unit, he does not have any special dialogue to speak in his defense when facing her.