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The Warrior (ウォーリア Uōria) is an almost always male only combat physical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The promoted form of the Fighter class, the Warrior class commonly wields Axes and Bows as its weapons of choice.

History in the Series

In its original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War, the Warrior class is established as the staple promoted form of the Axe Fighter class, alongside the ability to wield Bows as its secondary weapon of choice.

In Thracia 776, Marty, a character who is a Brigand by default, promotes into this class instead of the expected Berserker class from later titles. Axe Fighters appearing in this installment promote into Heroes instead.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Warriors are again a promotion of the fighter class. They cannot use bows, and specialize in axes. Unlike other games, this incarnation of Warriors has very high speed and skill stats in addition to strength and HP.

After Thracia 776, Warriors remained a promotion of Fighter. However in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Pirates could optionally promote to Warrior as part of the branch promotion system, as could Brigands through exploring the game data.

The lone playable fighter in TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga promotes to Slayer, while Warriors are a powerful enemy only variant of the Fighter that specialize in Axes alone.

In Radiant Dawn, the Warrior (勇士ウォーリア Uōria) class is unable to wield standard Bows, arming Crossbows in their stead. The class is further able to promote into the formidable Reaver class when the necessary requirements are met. 

In Fates, the Warrior class is absent, and its role as the promoted form of the Fighter class is taken up by the Berserker class instead. The Warrior class itself is replaced by the Oni Chieftain class.

In the spin-off title Fire Emblem Warriors, the class appears as an enemy-only unit that only uses Axes. The class is a half-clone of the War Cleric class.

The Warrior class makes a return in Fire Emblem: Three Houses as a unisex class that use axes as their only weapon of choice. The class has an innate critical bonus skill, much akin to the Reaver and Berserker classes. The Warrior Class is an optional promoted class of the Commoner or Noble class if the unit passes the Certification Exam at Lv. 20 with an Axe Skill Level of A or higher, and an Advanced Seal.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Warrior is known as the Axemaster. It exclusively wields axes and has a decent amount of speed.



Warriors, like Fighters, are characterised by high HP and Strength with rather modest Speed, while having decent Skill and Defense. However, they also have quite low Resistance. Their middling Speed and Skill make them easy targets for swordsmen who are generally faster and more accurate than Warriors, as well as magic-users such as Sages or Bishops, who tend to be fairly proficient at evasion and can deal a lot of magical damage.

Warriors are, however, immensely useful in taking down defensive units such as Generals and Paladins. Unlike Fighters and Berserkers, Warriors are not locked into the axe-only Weapon Triangle position. Their ability to wield Bows makes them capable of attacking any foe without running the risk of triggering any Weapon Triangle penalties. Warriors using bows play slightly differently from Snipers or other bow users, since they generally have higher Might and lower Speed. Since Warriors can only use Bows after promotion, they usually are unable to exploit strong bows initially, and some investment in their training is therefore required. This is true in every game except Radiant Dawn, where Warriors can only wield Crossbow weapons, which deal fixed damage, as well as in TearRing Saga and Berwick Saga. Alternatively, the Warrior could be outfitted with a Tomahawk instead of a Bow, as this weapon has a range of 1-2. Using this weapon does, however, come at the cost of being weak against Swords.

In TearRing Saga Warriors are akin to axe using Swordmasters with higher strength and HP stats in exchange for slightly less skill.

In WiFi battles, Warriors are not very good units to deploy. While their Defense is unusually high, their meager Speed means that they will still be defeated in melee combat by all high-Speed units. Berserkers in particular pose the biggest threat to them, as they are not just strong, but are swift enough to perform double attacks. The low Speed of Warriors further dampens their case, as this means that they are not able to double attack any promoted unit, including Generals.


★ - FE10 SP Class.

Base Stats

FE44011051201036--FE4 Axe.png FE4 Bow.png B
FE528815606610--FE5 Axe Icon.png D FE5 Bow Icon.png E
TS25707805-6--TS Axe.png 5
FE6288-56050613-Axe.gif C Bow.gif E
FE7288-56050613-Axe.gif C Bow.gif E
FE8288-56050613-Axe.gif C Bow.gif E
FE930715405271314FE9 Axe.png C FE9 Bow.png E
FE10 361931818013871314FE10 Axe.gif D
FE10 4121520200151071314FE10 Axe.gif D
FE112670280517--FE12 Axe.png D FE12 Bow.png E
FE122890470517--FE12 Axe.png D FE12 Bow.png E
FE1328120870736--AxeIconFE13.png E BowIconFE13.png E
FE16321981214101385--FE16 axe icon.png A

Maximum Stats

FE480261520273025186--FE4 Axe.png A FE4 Bow.png B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Axe Icon.png A FE5 Bow Icon.png A
TS60221522233020-12--TS Axe.png 20
FE66030-26243028201520-Axe.gif S Bow.gif S
FE76030-28263026221520-Axe.gif S Bow.gif S
FE86030-28263026221525-Axe.gif S Bow.gif S
FE9603020282740252071314FE9 Axe.png S FE9 Bow.png S
FE10 53305262730231371314FE10 Axe.gif S
FE10 65388343330281871314FE10 Axe.gif SS
FE1160302026243028207--FE12 Axe.png A FE12 Bow.png A
FE1260302026243028207--FE12 Axe.png A FE12 Bow.png A
FE1380483042404540356--AxeIconFE13.png A BowIconFE13.png A

Growth Rates

FE10 65%50%10%30%35%50%40%20%----
FE10 125%90%15%75%70%75%70%40%----
FE1640/50%15/30%-5/0%0%0%0%0/25%0%---FE16 axe icon.png +3

Class Skills

FE9Colossus (FE9).gifColossusOccult skill of the Warrior and Berserker classes; assign with an MasteryBook.gifOccult Scroll.
Critical 5.pngCritical +5
Base skill of all foot units.
SP Warrior only
FE13StrengthCry.pngRally Strength
Counter (FE13).pngCounter
Learned at Level 5.
Learned at Level 15.
FE16Axefaire FE16.pngAxefaire
Axe Crit +10 FE16.pngAxe Critical +10
Wrath FE16.pngWrath
Class Ability of Warrior.
Class Ability of Warrior.
Mastery Ability of Warrior.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE4FE4 Axe Fighter Sprite.gifAxe FighterChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Warrior Sprite.gifWarrior
FE5FE5 Brigand.gifMountain ThiefUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Mountain Thief.FE5 Warrior.gifWarrior
TSAxeFighter.gifFighterUse a TRSHeroProof.gifHero Proof on a Level 10+ Fighter.Warrior.gifWarrior
FE6FE8 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a Herocrest.gifHero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.FE8 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE7FE8 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a Herocrest.gifHero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.FE8 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE8FE8 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a Herocrest.gifHero Crest on a Level 10+ Fighter.FE8 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE8 FE8 Pirate Map Sprite.gifPirateUse an Oceanseal.gifOcean Seal on a Level 10+ Pirate.FE8 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE8 FE6Brigand.gifBrigandUse a Herocrest.gifHero Crest on a Level 10+ Brigand.FE8 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE9FE9 Boyd Fighter Sprite.png
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter or train a Fighter to Level 21.FE9 Boyd Warrior Sprite.png
FE10 FE10 Nolan Fighter Sprite.png
Use a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter or train a Fighter to Level 21.FE10 Nolan Warrior Sprite.png
FE10 FE10 Nolan Warrior Sprite.png
Use a FE10mastercrown.pngMaster Crown on a Level 10+ Warrior or train a Warrior to Level 21.FE10 Nolan Reaver Sprite.png
FE11FE11 Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.FE11 Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE12FEDS Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.FEDS Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE13 FE13 Generic Fighter Map Sprite.gifFighterUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Fighter.FE13 Generic Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE13 FE13 Barbarian Map Sprite.gifBarbarianUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Barbarian.FE13 Generic Warrior Map Sprite.gifWarrior
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngAdvanced Seal on a Level 20+ unit and pass the Warrior Certification Exam.FE16 Warrior Icon.gifWarrior

Notable Warriors


Genealogy of the Holy War

Thracia 776

The Binding Blade

The Blazing Blade

The Sacred Stones

Path of Radiance

Radiant Dawn

Shadow Dragon

  • Ymir - A Warrior from the frontier lands of Grust. During the War of Darkness, he protected a group of Grustian villagers who treated him well.
  • Promotion for: Bord, Cord and Barst.

New Mystery of the Emblem

  • Jake - A former ballistician from Grust who is in a relationship with Anna.
  • Ymir - Grustian warrior often insulted because of his size, but kind-hearted per se.
  • Promotion for: Bord, Cord, Barst and Dice.


  • Basilio - West-Khan of Ferox.
  • Nombry - Leader of a group of bandits who attempts to seek out the mirage village of legend.
  • Tigris - One of the Twelve Deadlords.
  • Possible promotion for: Vaike.

Three Houses

Vestaria Saga I

  • Beorn - A renowned warrior whose name is familiar to any mercenary.
  • Promotion for Jean, Ash and Hilda.

Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister

  • Hilda - A Norden axefighter under the employ of Cezar.
  • Forve - An adventuring warrior who has a hard time expressing his feelings.


  • It is worth noting that the uniforms worn by the Warriors in the Jugdral Series and Awakening are reminiscent of the armor donned by Roman gladiators.
  • The Warrior class's description in Awakening claims that it has "peerless strength". In actuality, their Strength cap is surpassed by both Berserkers and Generals by a mere two points. This could be in comparison to other classes, where their power is nearly unmatched.