The Revenant (ゾンビ Zonbie, lit. Zombie in the Japanese versions) is an enemy-only Monster class that is first introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. Taking the form of reanimated cadavers, Revenants commonly use their decayed claws and talons to rend the flesh of their foes.
History in the Series
In their original inception in Gaiden, Zombies use their claws to strike their foes. They are not considered to be particularly threatening enemies due to their frail Strength and fragile defenses.
In The Sacred Stones, Revenants are amongst the few enemy classes which use weapons that boast infinite durability. This is because the creature uses its claws to attack; while most Revenants employ the Rotten Claw for attacks, there are some who wield the much stronger Fetid Claw or, very rarely, the Lethal Talon, which can poison upon each successful strike.
In actual combat situations, Revenants are somewhat ineffective. Like most other monster classes, the Revenant class has a few fundamental weaknesses that make it less effective as a fighter, such as weak defenses, alongside a vulnerability to those armed with the Slayer skill. Monsters therefore make up for this problem by simply coming at the player in larger numbers than other enemies do.
Revenants have rather low Skill and Speed, and so their attacks always have a high chance of missing. They do not fare very well in other statistical departments, which are generally low to average. Coupled with low Defense and Resistance, Revenants are easy to kill, but their generally high HP balances it out. They also usually come into combat at a relatively low level, further decreasing their combat effectiveness.
The Revenants resemble walking corpses. They walk slowly while hunched forward and a few scraps of clothing hang from their decaying bodies. They have deadly sharp claw-like hands that they use to attack their enemies with. In Gaiden and Awakening, they attack after seemingly melting into the ground, and re-emerging above ground.
In Gaiden and Echoes, Revenants have a small chance to drop items. In Echoes, there is a small chance that a Revenant will drop a Duma Idol.