If you’re new to the Fire Emblem franchise there’s a lot of terms you might not recognise. This can make it hard to hit your stride when first starting out, which is why I’m going to explain all unit types in Fire Emblem Engage.
Think of this guide as a cheat sheet to speaking Fire Emblem language.
You may be wondering why you need to know all unit types of the game, and it’s a good question, though it has an obvious answer: you’ll win more battles.
Fire Emblem Engage is all about tactical thinking when facing down your foes, meaning you need to deploy the right units to avoid heavy losses.
I can’t promise you’ll never lose a battle, but by knowing all unit types in Fire Emblem Engage you’ll certainly find the game mechanics a lot easier.
The Dragon unit is a very limited pool. Specifically, you.
As such, only Alear (or whatever you called your character) falls into this category. One is the loneliest number, so they say…
- Dragon Child
- Diving Dragon
Dragon unit bonus:
- Engage Skills/Attacks gain bonus effects
These unit types are invaluable on the battlefield.
They’re able to move about more freely than other units, such as Mystical, thanks to their bolstered Movement stats. Given how versatile this unit is, there are a lot of Classes that make up the Cavalry unit.
- Royal Knight
- Bow Knight
- Mage Knight
- Great Knight
- Wolf Knight
- Sword Cavalier
- Lance Cavalier
- Axe Cavalier
Cavalry unit bonus:
- High Movement stats
Able to fly above the battle, Flying units can come in handy when you need an advantage.
However, while they can prove incredibly useful, they’re weak to arrows so make sure to keep them away from any Covert units (like archers).
- Wing Tamer
- Sword Flier
- Lance Flier
- Axe Flier
- Griffin Knight
- Wyvern Knight
Flying unit bonus:
- Not obstructed by terrain advantages
As the name suggests, Mystical is where you’ll find the mages of your group.
Although some units only use magic to defeat enemies, some characters, like Celine, also use weapons as well. However, this is dependent on their Class.
- High Priest
Mystical unit bonus:
- When using magic enemy terrain advantages are ignored
5. Qi Adept/Body Arts
There’s no denying these unit types are artists when it comes to fighting, thanks to their speed and hand-to-hand combat. However, they won’t fare well in a fight with Armoured units, so they’re best kept protecting your flank.
Qi Adept Classes:
- Martial Monk
- Martial Master
Qi Adept unit bonus:
- When using Chain Guard nearby allies won’t take damage, but it costs 20% of Qi Adept’s HP
Covert units are basically assassins – the rogues you’ll have seen in other RPG games.
They attack best from the shadows, using the terrain to their advantage. Similar to Mystical units, don’t place a Covert against Armoured because they are bound to fail… or end up badly hurt.
- Tireur d’elite
Covert unit bonus:
- Gain double the terrain advantages
I’ve mentioned Armoured units a lot because they are strong as hell!
They’re basically your tanks, able to take a lot of punishment without any serious repercussions – even when they’re surrounded (which has happened to Louis many times), they walk away unscathed.
- Tireur d’elite
Armoured unit bonus:
- Won’t be affected by Break attacks
The name says it all, doesn’t it? These units are there to lend a hand when you’re in need.
Although they can pack a punch, I’ve not found them to be as sturdy as Armoured units. Even though they’re not the beasts of the battlefield, it’s always wise to have one on your team.
- Sword Fighter
- Lance Fighter
- Axe Fighter
Backup unit bonus:
- Can deliver Chain Attack support if they’re near an enemy an ally hits
Phew, we made it to the end! And now you know all unit types of Fire Emblem Engage – how neat.
Although knowing all unit types will help, so will learning the best Fire Emblem Engage tips for beginners; combine these two guides and you’ll defeat the Fell Dragon with ease.
This article may contain affiliate links. If you use these links to purchase an item we may earn a commission. Thank you for your support.
Emma has loved video games ever since she first saw Alex Kidd platforming across her TV screen. Since then, the 32 year old has dedicated an obscene number of hours to playing as many games as possible. When she isn’t obsessing over games, she spends her time honing her vinyl collection.