Journeyman (かけだし戦士 Kakedashi Senshi, Fledgling Fighter in the Japanese version) is one of three Trainee-type classes that appear exclusively in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. The Journeyman class wields Axes as its sole weapon of choice and is exclusive to Ross.
As a Trainee class, the Journeyman has relatively low stats upon being recruited. However, once the class reaches Level 10, it will promote into either the Fighter or Pirate classes automatically. From this point the Journeyman class can promote yet again into the respective second-tier classes using either a Hero Crest or an Ocean Seal.
If both routes of the game have been completed at least once, the Journeyman will be able to promote into first-tier and second-tier versions of the class, ones that are referred to as Journeyman (2) and Journeyman (3) respectively. The Journeyman class's final promotion, Journeyman (3), is almost similar to a Berserker with a very high Critical rate, but lacks the ability to walk on water and mountains and an inferior constitution.
The "Trainee" Journeyman gains 33 EXP per attack and 100 for every kill in combat while the amount gained by Journeyman (2) and Journeyman (3) is equivalent to standard first-tier and second-tier classes respectively. With the sheer amount of levels and promotions that the Journeyman class can gain, it has the potential to transform into a powerful class if properly trained.
|FE8 (First Tier)||20||5||-||3||4||0||2||1||5||8||-||D|
|FE8 (Second Tier)||28||8||-||5||6||0||5||0||6||8||-||C|
|FE8 (First Tier)||60||20||-||20||20||30||20||20||15||20||-||A|
|FE8 (Second Tier)||60||26*||-||29**||28***||30||23*||23****||15||20||-||S|
* 30 in the Japanese version
** 28 in the Japanese version
*** 26 in the Japanese version
**** 24 in the Japanese version
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE8||Journeyman||Automatically at the start of next map after reaching Level 10.|| Fighter|
|FE8||Journeyman (2)||Use a Hero Crest on a Level 10+ Journeyman (2).|| Journeyman (3)|
- Ross is the first trainee unit.
- During the Journeyman attack animation, Ross' hair turns brown for a frame, instead of black.