The Troubadour (トルバトール Torubadōru) is a horse-mounted support magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Troubadours are primarily armed with staves that they utilize for healing and other support purposes. Originally granted the ability to brandish Swords for self-defense, beginning from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, they are no longer able to do so. They are akin to a mounted version of the Priest and Cleric classes, and are therefore treated as cavalry units.

History in the Series[edit | edit source]

In their original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Troubadours are armed with both Swords and Staves. They promote into Paladins in these two iterations.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, the Troubadour class is unable to promote, and the only playable member of this class is Mel.

Beginning from The Binding Blade, Troubadours lose the ability to arm Swords and instead wield Staves exclusively for support purposes. This title is credited for instituting the Valkyrie class as the primary promoted form of the Troubadour class.

In The Sacred Stones, Troubadours are further given the option to promote into Mage Knights alongside Valkyries.

Absent from Path of Radiance to New Mystery of the Emblem, Troubadours formally return to the series in Awakening, where they are further given the option to promote into War Clerics alongside Valkyries.

In Fates, the Troubadour class is known as Rod Knight (ロッドナイト Roddo naito) in the Japanese version and is unisex for the first time in the series. It is treated as a Nohrian class, and is given the new option to promote into the Maid and Butler (depending on gender) classes.

In Fire Emblem Warriors, the class returns as the base class of Elise. In this incarnation, Troubadours can wield Tomes; the class acts as a clone of Dark Knight.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Troubadour is known as the Thaumaturge. It is a standalone class that wields Staves and Bows.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Due to the fact that Troubadours have high Movement, they are thus able to reach injured allies and replenish their HP before quickly retreating from the front-lines with ease. In this regard, they are in some ways superior version of the standard Priests and Clerics. Their usefulness is further amplified by their adequacy in Magic, Speed and Luck, all of which are instrumental to ensuring the effectiveness of their healing magic and their ability to dodge hostile enemy attacks while aiding their allies. Troubadours are, however, weak in the HP and Defense departments, and it is therefore prudent to ensure that they are accompanied by able bodyguards at all times. Their magic cap is slightly lower than those of clerics, meaning that they are somewhat less potent as healers.

Uniform[edit | edit source]

Throughout the series, playable Troubadours have all been depicted as some sort of nobility or royalty. Because of this, they are often wearing clothes that their station can afford, usually being fancy and elegant in appearance but not necessarily wearing anything "battle-ready" like regular uniforms. For the first five games Troubadours appear in this comes in the form of a knee-length dress, high-heel boots and a small or normal size cloak. In Genealogy of the Holy War, the battle sprites also wield a shield and a small breastplate and a pair pauldons with a more elegant look than that of regular soldiers. Also in this game and The Blazing Blade generic units and playable Troubadours Nanna and Priscilla wear a headband with wings, similar to the ones Cordelia and Caeldori wear in their respective games.

Like with a lot of other classes that reappeared in Awakening, the Troubadour's costume received a massive overhaul with the arrival of Yusuke Kozaki. When he was hired to illustrate and design Awakening and Fates he refurbished most of the game's design and thus, the Troubadour's costume was drastically altered as well. While still keeping an elegant look about them, Troubadours now wore clothes that are more capable of being worn into battle, as they now wear a woman's frilled shirt, a corset matching the uniform's colour (blue for generic, but pink for Maribelle), and brown leather high-heel boots. This also applies to Fates, albeit focusing on a more battle-ready look than a fancy one which is especially the case with male versions of the uniform; upon closer inspection, the base uniform worn by the troubadour class is also shared with the Ballistician, the Bow Knight, the Dark Falcon, the Lancer, and their quintessential advanced line the Strategist, albeit with it's own unique decor. Elise's unique model depicts her wearing a royal dress, gloves and boots meant for a child. When she promotes to the Strategist class, she gains a more battle-ready look, as she gains small pieces of gold armour to wear in order to protect herself (which is ironic considering her poor Defense).

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE42633660338--FE4 Sword.png B FE4 Staff.png C
FE5162/1223/202/1-8/54-FE5 Sword Icon.png E FE5 Staff Icon.png E
TS182/133302/1-7/4--TS Staff.png TS Sword.png 3
FE615-11302575-Staff.gif D
FE715-11302575-Staff.gif D
FE815-11302565-Staff.gif D
FE131603250157--StaffIconFE13.png E
FE141503754147--FE14 Staff.png E

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE480181821213018188--FE4 Sword.png B FE4 Staff.png C
FE580202020302020-2020-FE5 Sword Icon.png A FE5 Staff Icon.png A
TS6017/161818183017/16-7/4--TS Staff.png TS Sword.png 18
FE660-2020203020201520-Staff.gif A
FE760-2020203020201520-Staff.gif A
FE860-2020203020201520-Staff.gif A
FE1360202624263020287--StaffIconFE13.png A
FE1435161924202316217--FE14 Staff.png B

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE4100%10%30%30%30%0%10%30%----
FE550%20%3%15%10%10%15%-15%---
FE650%-25%35%55%45%12%30%----
FE750%-25%35%55%45%12%40%----
FE850%-25%35%55%45%12%40%----
FE1335%0%20%10%20%0%5%15%----
FE140%0%10%20%10%15%0%15%----

Class Skills[edit | edit source]

SkillRequirements
FE4Remove.pngRe-MoveHidden base skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE13Resistance+2.pngResistance +2
Secludedladyicon.pngDemoiselle
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Critical Evade +10
Resistance+2.pngResistance +2
Secludedladyicon.pngDemoiselle
Distinguished Son.pngGentilhomme
Innate.
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above. (Females)
Learnt at Level 10 and above. (Males)

Promotions[edit | edit source]

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE4FE4 Troubadour Sprite.gifTroubadourChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Paladin Sprite (F).gifPaladin
FE5FE5 troubadour.gifTroubadourUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE5 Paladin Sprite (F).gifPaladin
FE6FE8 Troubadour Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map Sprite.gifValkyrie
FE7FE8 Troubadour Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map Sprite.gifValkyrie
FE8FE8 Troubadour Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map Sprite.gifValkyrie
FE8 MageKnight Map Sprite (F).gifMage Knight
FE13FE13 Generic Troubadour Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE13 Generic Valkyrie Map Sprite.gifValkyrie
FE13 Generic War Cleric Map Sprite.gifWar Cleric
FE14 (Males)FE14 Generic Troubadour (M) Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE14 Generic Strategist (F) Map Sprite.gifStrategist
FE14 Joker Butler Map Sprite.gifButler
FE14 (Females)FE14 Generic Troubadour (F) Map Sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE14 Generic Strategist (F) Map Sprite.gifStrategist
FE14 Generic Maid Map Sprite.gifMaid
FEWWarriors Elise sprite.gifTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on Elise.Warriors Elise sprite.gifStrategist

Notable Troubadours[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War/Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

  • Ethlyn - The younger sister of Sigurd and Quan's wife that cares deeply for her family and has an adventurous spirit.
  • Nanna - The charismatic daughter of Lachesis who has her mother's graceful bearing.
  • Jeanne - A girl from Agustria and Finn's adopted daughter, Nanna's replacement if Lachesis dies child-less.

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

  • Mel - Roger's fiancée who left the Temple of Mars to be with him.

The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

TroubadorGBAIcon.gif

The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

  • Priscilla - The daughter of Count Caerleon who is poised and gentle, yet with a jealous streak.

The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Awakening[edit | edit source]

Fates[edit | edit source]

  • Elise - A princess of Nohr who is a bit childish but has a pure heart and keen eyes.
  • Forrest - One of the first playable male Troubadours in the series, the son of Leo, and a prince of Nohr. A fashionable boy who is a master clothing designer.
  • Dwyer - One of the first playable male Troubadours in the series, and the son of Jakob. Though lethargic and lazy, he is a masterfully trained butler and fighter with a particular affinity for brewing coffee.

Vestaria Saga I[edit | edit source]

  • Neira - A mounted healer who is daughter to the usurper Tamthir.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In medieval times, troubadours were poet-musicians who recited ancient tales. However, the term "troubadour" was specifically used to refer to males, while female poet-musicians were called trobairitz.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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