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Kagetsu is a character from Fire Emblem Engage. He is one of Ivy's retainers.


Kagetsu is a royal knight from Elusia, and Ivy's retainer. Because he was born in a secluded realm, he has an exotic tone of voice. He possesses a very limited level of foresight which allows him to accurately predict things, albeit only very mundane topics.

Fell Xenologue[]

In an alternate reality, Kagetsu despised Ivy no matter how much she tried to "curry to [his] favor". Despite this, he ended up dying to protect her, the reasons for which she was never able to figure out.


Kagetsu has a cheerful, energetic and friendly personality. He is an eager duelist, often requesting duels with people who catch his interest. He is a man of fair play and will only fight people when they are at their full strength and will wait until they are.

His alternate version never smiled and despised Ivy.


Fire Emblem Engage[]

Princess Ivy's retainer. A handsome young man from outside Elusia who speaks freely and without inhibition.

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassBattle Style
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE17 Blinding Flash IconBlinding FlashFE17 SwordSword - SWoDaoFE17SpriteWo Dao
SteelSwordFE17SpriteSteel Sword

As an Enemy[]

Chapter 8: Kingdom of Might[]
Starting ClassBattle Style
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE17 Blinding Flash IconBlinding FlashFE17 SwordSword - SWoDaoFE17SpriteWo Dao
Chapter 9: A Clash of Forces[]
Starting ClassBattle Style
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE17 Blinding Flash IconBlinding FlashFE17 SwordSword - SWoDaoFE17SpriteWo Dao

Growth Rates[]

HP Bld Str Mag Dex Spd Def Res Lck
60% 10% 30% 15% 50% 50% 40% 25% 40%


See also: Kagetsu/Supports


See also: Kagetsu/Bonds


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.

Kagetsu joins in Chapter 11 as the first pre-promote the player recruits (excluding Vander), and is easily the best physical unit in the game, if not in contention for the best unit outright. Much of this is due to his absurd base stats, with fantastic Strength, Dexterity, Speed, and Luck, and at worst average numbers for everything else except for Magic, which he does not use. He even handily outstats units that join several chapters after him, sometimes dramatically so. While his incredible bases may suggest some kind of weakness in his growths, this is not the case - Kagetsu also has some of the highest growth rates in the game, being 3rd overall, with most stats ranging from good to great and only his Strength and Resistance growths being somewhat low. While the former can become one of his few weaknesses if he does not gain Strength via other means, his bases are so high that it is likely Kagetsu will be the player's strongest fighter when he joins and will remain so for the rest of the game.

Kagetsu's starting class is Swordmaster. Due to the plethora of rings that support sword-users - and his ability to equip two S-rank swords with very high power and swap depending on the situation - Kagetsu works wonders as a Swordmaster. However, once the player obtains Ike's and then Eirika's Emblem Rings (or immediately if using DLC), Kagetsu can obtain the proficiencies for Axes and Lances, both of which he is adept at wielding thanks to his high Dexterity and personal skill, Blinding Flash. From there, he can then be reclassed to Wyvern Knight, Warrior, Halberdier, Hero or almost any physical role the player requires, and he will be one of the best possible units in all of them.

Kagetsu almost always prefers offensive Emblem Rings. The Ring of the Lady of the Plains is a powerful force multiplier on Kagetsu thanks to his already high Speed, allowing him to easily proc Alacrity and demolish opponents without fear of counterattack, and augmenting that Speed further helps to improve his high dodge chance. If his Speed is already satisfactory, he generally prefers rings that improve his strength - The Ring of the Young Lion is a strong ring that boosts his already huge stats, and his high avoid combos well with Hold Out to form a potent dodge tank. The Ring of the Azure Twins gives him extra flat damage on every attack due to Bravery and Lunar Brace, and the potential to self heal with Solar Brace also synergizes with his dodge rate. The Ring of the Radiant Hero can transform him into a solid mixed tank unit thanks to Resolve, and he appreciate the high might Engage weapons as well. Finally, the Ring of the Hero-King can turn him into a fearsome duelist and boss killer with its litany of avoid bonuses and Lodestar Rush. Should Emblem Rings be invested elsewhere, however, then another option exists: Navarre's Bond Ring, which provides Deadly Blade, which provides an extra 10 to critical chance when attacking with a sword.

Overall, Kagetsu's colossal starting stats, fantastic growth rates across the board, and weaknesses that can be easily patched makes him one of the game's most powerful units on a consistent basis. Thanks to his versatility and amazing performance in any physical class he is placed in, he is easily one of the strongest assets available for the least amount of effort.

Gift List[]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description
Dried Meat Favorite A well-aged dried meat popular as a portable snack. Favored by fans of meat and folk food.
Training Weight Favorite A stone weight that can be held by hand or tied to the leg. Favored by fans of training and exercise.
Muscle Balm Favorite Apply to muscles after working out to avoid soreness. Favored by fans of training and exercise.
Sharp Chisel Favorite A tool used to carve intricate designs on wood. Favored by fans of crafting and weapons.
Utility Knife Favorite A handy tool that includes a knife, scissors, etc. Favored by fans of crafting, weapons, and cool things.
Fancy Dagger Favorite A decorative dagger with a finely wrought haft and sheath. Favored by fans of weapons.
Playing Cards Favorite Picture cards used for various group games. Favored by children and fans of parties and games.
Landscape Art Favorite A postcard depicting a beautiful landscape. There's space to write a note. Favored by fans of nature.
Lovely Candle Favorite An exclusive candle etched by hand with an elaborate design. Favored by fans of fashion, luxury, and parties.
Bandages Favorite Mainly used for tending wounds or bracing joints and muscles to prevent injury. Favored by fans of training.
Spirit Gem Favorite A gem that shines with many colors. Found only in the Somniel, especially near Sommie. Favored by all.
Tea Leaves Disliked An artisan fills each tea bag by hand with freshly plucked leaves. Favored by fans of tea parties and cooking.
Yogurt Disliked Made with the milk of select alpacas, one bite will transport you to green pastures. Favored by fans of dairy.
Fairy-Tale Book Disliked A picture book containing many short and wondrous tales. Favored by fans of reading and fairy tales.
Poetry Book Disliked A diverse book of poetry including submissions from the public. Favored by fans of reading and daydreaming.
Philosophy Book Disliked A complex introductory text for students of reason and meaning. Favored by fans of studying.
Elyos History Disliked A thick book detailing the history of Elyos and its regions. Favored by fans of reading and studying.
Cute Apron Disliked A charming pink apron embellished with embroidery and frills. Favored by fans of cooking and cute things.
Large Plate Disliked A large and practical plate that holds food for multiple people. Favored by fans of cooking and parties.
Horse Manure Disliked Ordinary horse manure. That's it. You could technically give it to someone, but why would you?

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Onigiri Samurai
Ivy's retainer and an affable soldier from the royal castle of Elusia. He enjoys sparring and dining on the cuisine of Pale Sands. Appears in Fire Emblem Engage.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Kagetsu Heroes spriteTitle
Onigiri Samurai
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Reversal Blade+
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Sword Sword


FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Reversal Blade---
Reversal Blade+-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
MoonbowNew Moon--
AFEH Atk Spd Ideal 1 Atk Spd Ideal 1--
FEH Atk Spd Ideal 2 Atk Spd Ideal 2FEH Atk Spd Ideal 1 Atk Spd Ideal 1-
FEH Atk Spd Ideal 3 Atk Spd Ideal 3FEH Atk Spd Ideal 2 Atk Spd Ideal 2-
BFEH Null Follow-Up 1 Null Follow-Up 1--
FEH Null Follow-Up 2 Null Follow-Up 2FEH Null Follow-Up 1 Null Follow-Up 1-
FEH Null Follow-Up 3 Null Follow-Up 3FEH Null Follow-Up 2 Null Follow-Up 2FEH Star Rarity 5


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.
Base Kit[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Onigiri Samurai Kagetsu
Kagetsu onigiri samurai pop01 Kagetsu is a royal knight of Elusia. An amiable Hero with a distinctive style of speech, he's also a first-class swordmaster!
Kagetsu onigiri samurai pop02 Kagetsu was born in the secluded Pale Sands of northeastern Solm. Apparently, he left home hoping to learn about the outside world.
Kagetsu onigiri samurai pop03 His travels took him to Elusia Castle, where he challenged the royal knights in pursuit of a worthy opponent! Having made an impression, he was then made a retainer to Ivy, the crown princess.
Kagetsu onigiri samurai pop04 Well, Kagetsu, if you're looking for strong warriors, look no further than the Order of Heroes! Ah, I can hear him cheerfully throwing down the gauntlet already!
Closely Associated Characters
Ivy Crown Princess of Elusia, the Kingdom of Knowledge. Unfailingly upholds the dignity and majesty of royalty. The person to whom Kagetsu has sworn fealty.





Kagetsu/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[]

Onigiri Samurai Kagetsu
Kagetsu disappeared after Ivy's coronation. Some said he was off searching for a worthy opponent. In fact, he had gone home to ask his family's permission to live in Elusia and serve the queen.
Working under Ivy, he still made visits to Pale Sands, returning each time with the gift of rice.
Kagetsu and Alear
Alear became the new Divine Dragon Monarch. His/Her bonds with the rulers of each nation resulted in a lasting peace.
Kagetsu made the holy land more accessible by welcoming every visitor to Lythos as a dear friend. He and the new monarch were often seen going out together.

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes


CYL8 72 CYL Kagetsu Portrait


While Kagetsu's name has no direct meaning due to being written in Katakana, the kanji equivalent for his name is composed of the characters for flower (花) and moon (月), which can be respectively be pronounced as "Ka" and "Getsu". When put together, 花月 is also an archaic term for an elegant pastime. The term "moonflower" can refer to several plants from different families and genera.


Anna fates portrait
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  • In the Japanese version of Clash of Queens, if Kagetsu battles against Alternate Ivy, she brings up that she hated alternate Kagetsu since he did not give her a smile after trying to seduce him. Kagetsu speculates Alternate Kagetsu really loved her.[1]
    "End of spoilers. It's a pleasure doing business with you!"

  • Kagestu's ring size, according to the Ally Notebook, is 8.5 | Q 3/4.


See main article: Kagetsu/Gallery.