Fire Emblem Engage Character Tier List

Know the Top Tier Characters of Fire Emblem Engage


Fire Emblem Engage has a large cast of playable heroes. Given such a wide variety, players often ask which characters contribute most significantly to the overarching plot. As such, we’ve listed the best to the worst characters in this Fire Emblem Engage Tier List, so read on.

Fire Emblem Engage Character Tier List




Alear, Diamant, Seadall, Veyle, Kagetsu & Ivy


Hortensia, Alfred, Chloe, Zelkov, Fogado, Alcryst, Mauvier & Lindon


Jade, Celine, Lapis, Jean, Yunaka, Pandreo, Timerra, Vander, Merrin, Rosado, Goldmary & Saphir


Louis, Clanne, Framme, Etie, Boucheron, Anna, Citrinne, Amber, Bunet & Panette

The table above is our top-tier characters, ranked for players to enjoy and understand as they progress through the game. Each character in Fire Emblem Engage is defined based on their skills and abilities.

S-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters

Fire-Emblem-Engage-Alear - S-tier


  • Class: Dragon Child -> Divine Dragon
  • Weapon: Sword

As the main protagonist of the game, Alear possesses a series of combative skills that is well balanced for both offensive and defensive stats. He/ she can learn a huge amount of skills that will work in the player’s favor. Alear posses skills such as Unyielding++ and Hold Out+++ hold great value for keeping him alive. For the Emblem use, he is suited to combat-type emblems that focus on single targets and is very approachable to learning new skills outside his comfort zone.


  • Class: Lord -> Successeur
  • Weapon: Aze & Sword

As one of the leaders in the game, Diamant possesses a hardline defense that can counterattack enemies and deal twice the damage that was done to him to his enemies. His personal skill, Fair Fight, grants him a heavy advantage to easily rupture the movement and break the defenses of his enemies easily.


  • Class: Dancer
  • Weapon: Arts

In every JRPG game, a healer is required in a party and what better choice is Seadall. Not only does Seadall heal all his allies easily, he raises an ally’s spirits, allowing the ally to act once more in battle. In most of the chapters, speed and extra action are required and he will be an important player to use he can be paired best with either Marth or Corrin


  • Class: Thief/ Fell Child
  • Weapon: Knife & Tome

When it comes to using magic, Veyle is best suited for combat and she has a good growth rate on Magic stats and is really adaptable on certain battlefields, Her personal skill, Fell Protection, can be useful for all her allies as they can provide both offensive and defensive skills by letting allies take 3 less damage and deal +1 damage.


  • Class: Swordmaster/ Paladin
  • Weapon: Sword & Lance

As one of the speediest characters in the game, Kagetsu is well-versed in the art of combat. Buffs given to her make a threat to all enemies and most of the time, enemies would try to feel from her. Her personal skill, Blinding Flash, is a menace as it decreases the evasion rate of her targets. When paired with either Lyn or Marth as her Engage ring, she will be a greater threat than ever.


  • Class: Wing Tamer -> Lindwurm/ Sage
  • Weapon: Staff & Tome

During combat, magical skills are important and Ivy is best at doing it. Considering that she not only can use magic, she rides a wyren that can help her evade even the trickiest situations that players will face in combat. Her personal skill, Single-Minded, is a stackable ability that can increase her Hit rate.

A-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters

A-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters


  • Class: Wing Tamer – > Sleipnir Rider
  • Weapon: Tome & Staff

In the same class as Ivy, she possesses magical skills that not only heal allies but also grant them protection from being silenced. She can learn Silence Ward that will protect Hortensia and her allies from being crippled by Silence. Her personal skill, Big Personality, can grant all staff healers an extra range.


  • Class: Noble -> Avenir
  • Weapon: Sword & Lance

With a great high HP and Def growth rate, Alfred is a formidable frontline ally. Though he is vulnerable to magic attacks, he makes it up with his agility and speed to avoid incoming attacks and move quickly on the battlefield. When equipped with Sigurd, he will become the fastest warrior to face off in the field.


  • Class: Lance Flier -> GRiffin Knight
  • Weapon: Lance

As one of the royal knights of Firene, she holds a considerable amount of skills that make her strong. At the beginning of her quest, she will have a higher Mag stat growth than Str and can transition into another class later in the game. Her personal skill, Fairy-Tale Folk is quite advantageous but players will find it hard to use it requires both male and female units to be adjacent to each other


  • Class: Theif ->Wolf Knight
  • Weapon: Knife & Sword

Though he is loyal to Ivy, Zelkov possesses a high Dex and Spd growth rate. His personal skill is worth using as it can lower the Hit rate of enemies attacking it gives players the advantage to evade incoming attacks. The only thing that is worth mentioning or worrying about is his low Str stats as it will become harder to slay enemies.


  • Class: Sentinel -> Warrior/ Cupido
  • Weapon: Axe, Bow & Sword

In taking down fliers, archers are required to have everyone’s back. Fogado can one-hit KO fliers when equipped with Radiant Bow, then immediately retreat with Sigurd Emblem skills plus he has an excellent growth rate. When promoting him, choose Cupido as he has the chance to deal more damage on counterattacks too


  • Class: Lord ->Tireur d’elite
  • Weapon: Bow

As one of the many archers in the game, Alcryst is very supportive in combat and is quick to move, and has high dexterity. Though he has low Str stats, his personal skill Get Behind Me allows him to deal heavy damage and is easy to use.


  • Class: Royal Knight/ Sage
  • Weapon: Lance, Staff & Tome

In the start, he will be one of the 4 big bosses to face in Fire Emblem Engage but later on, he will become an ally worth investing in as he is a bulky frontline unit with high HP, Def, and Res stat growth. He can even wield Staves and remove any Break status from an ally.


  • Class: Sage/ Mage Knight
  • Weapon: Axe, Tome & Staff

Picking out units whose class falls under Sage, Lindon would be the right choice as he has offensive skills with a high Mag growth rate. His personal skill, Weapon Insight grants him an increase of Crt but the only problem is that he has low Dexterity.

B-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters

B-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters


  • Class: Axe Armor -> General
  • Weapon: Sword & Axe

As this unit falls under B-tier, it doesn’t mean she is very weak. Players will just need to give her skills to survive longer as she can increase her resistance against magic-based attacks. It is recommended that she should be equipped with Roy as her Emblem as it will further make her attack rate higher and give off stronger sense of her surroundings


  • Class: Noble -> Vidame
  • Weapon: Tome, Staff & Sword

Celine’s personal skill and stat growths allow her to move freely as a fighter. Though she lacks the offense to defeat enemies, she can learn offensive skills like Sword Agility 5 or Tome Precision 5 gives her the damage and survivability she needs depending on what weapon you want to equip her with.


  • Class: Swordmaster/ General
  • Weapon: Sword

Lapis has a fair amount of stat growths in Spd and good stat growths in Def, making her an excellent choice for being an evasion unit. Though her defensive skills are good, she lacks certain offense in certain parts and it is highly recommended that she have either Lucina or Roy as her Engage Ring.


  • Class: Martial Monk -> High Priest
  • Weapon: Tome, Staff & Arts

Though he is a good healer, Jean lacks the survivability to stay active in combat. Healing Light allows him to keep both himself and an ally alive for as long as Jean has a Healing Staff equipped.


  • Class: Thief/ Swordmaster/ Wolf Knight
  • Weapon: Sword & Knife

As an elusive thief, Yunaka possesses the skill to boost her Crt on particular terrains. She will need a lot of items and skills to be equipped like the Peshkatz and Lunar Brace+ to deal with even the heavily armored enemies that she can’t take out with a single blow.


  • Class: High Priest/ Sage
  • Weapon: Arts, Staff & Tome

As a healer, she has a personal skill called Party Animal that Grants a bonus to Hit and Avo equal thrice to the number of allies and foes within 2 spaces. Though his healing abilities are good, his stats will need some working on as his Str stats are very low.


  • Class: Sentinel -> Picket
  • Weapon: Lance

Timerra is a uniquely hard character to understand. Her advanced class, Picket, is a lancer who pierces the enemy lines with flawless skill and her bouncy steps can easily avoid deadly attacks. Though her movement is erratic at times, her resistance and luck stats are very low and need improvement.


  • Class: Paladin -> Great Knight
  • Weapon: Lance & Sword

Vander proves to be a force to be reckoned with at the early stages of the game since his class, Paladin, is already an Advanced class. Though he is strong, he will be hard to level up as his evasion rate is low, especially against magic attacks.


  • Class: Wolf Knight
  • Weapon: Sword & Knife

Merrin is a knight who darts over the battlefield mounted on wolves. His knife strikes are the weakness of many enemy camps. Though he is strong, his engine will only run when there are female allies active on the field.


  • Class: Wyvern Knight
  • Weapon: Lance & Axe

As a flier, he wields weapons that strike fear, especially in men as their evasion rate decreases. Though it is commendable for his high HP stats, he lacks an impactful attack that decimates enemies surrounding him, especially against archers.


  • Class: Hero/ Griffin Knight/ General
  • Weapon: Sword, Axe, Staff & Lance

Even though she falls under the category of Hero, her weapon proficiency at the start will be low and she will be unlocked during the climax of the game. Leveling up will be challenging as her stats will increase slowly.


  • Class: Warrior/ thief
  • Weapon: Knife, Axe & Bow

I can say one thing about Saphir. She is good for providing backup for her allies and when her health is very low, she will instantly have Hit/Avo+20 during combat. I recommend that she should have Leif or Ike as her Engage Ring as they give will her a strong combat skill to take out foes instantly.

C-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters

C-Tier Fire Emblem Engage Characters


  • Class: Lance Armor -> Great Knight/ General
  • Weapon: Sword & Lance

Louis is always considerate of his comrades and loves watching his allies be at peace. His Hp and Str stats are high but his speed and Resistance are low so equipping items that provide these stats is required. His personal skill, Admiration, works only if two female allies are adjacent within 2 spaces, this unit takes 2 less damage during combat.


  • Class: Mage -> Mage Knight/ Sage/ Swordmaster
  • Weapon: Axe, Tome, Staff & Sword

Clanne is a very childish unit to know in the game. But during combat, he can do various things such as healing, attacking with magic spells and more. However, choosing the right class to promote him will be hard and tricky.


  • Class: Martial Monk -> High Priest/ Martial Master
  • Weapon: Tome, Staff & Arts

At the beginning of the game, Framme will be very important as she is the only healer that players can use. It is recommended that she should be promoted to Martial Master as she will inherit the skill, Diffuse Healer, as when a unit is healed by a staff, all adjacent allies also recover 50% of the HP that the unit recovered.


  • Class: Archer -> Bow Knight/ Sniper
  • Weapons: Bow & Sword

Even though she is strong at the beginning of the game, Etie needs skills that are compatible with her bow. If players manage to increase her bond level of her with Lyn, she can inherit skills that go well with her archer skills.


  • Class: Axe Fighter -> Berserker
  • Weapon: Axe

As an axe specialist, Boucheron has great offensive stats and can do chain attacks with any character nearby. The only thing that is hard to improve is his chain attacks as there are times that these attacks do at most 1 damage and are hard to improve unless they are weak to axe skills.


  • Class: Axe Fighter -> High Priest
  • Weapon: Axe, Tome, Staff & Arts

Although Anna starts off as an Axe Fighter, her stat growths actually favor a Magic-oriented build as opposed to a Physical one. But her skill, Make a Killing is worth investing in as players gain 500G when a unit defeats a foe.


  • Class: Mage ->Sage
  • Weapon: Staff & Tome

Though her skills are favorable in terms of offensive magic, her main thing is more focused on healing and buffing allies. To ensure, her combat skills are effective, players must equip Celica and Micaiah as her engage ring to make sure her stats and skills are balanced properly.


  • Class: Paladin/ Great Knight
  • Weapon: Sword & Lance

Amber is a good lancer to have in FE Engage. The only fault that I see in him is that he is a loner. His personal skill, Aspiring Hero only works if no other units are within 1 space of the unit or foe, and grants Hit+20 at a cost of Avo-10 during combat.


  • Class: Great Knight/ Swordmaster
  • Weapon: Sword & Lance

Technically, Bunet is rather more useful as an eater rather than a warrior. His skills Seconds?, works when eating a packed lunch and that unit may obtain another of the same item. His stats in defense are good and all but his offensive stats need a lot of improvement as items and emblem rings like Leif and Ike will be essential


  • Class: Berserker -> Wolf Knight/ Thief
  • Weapon: Knife & Sword

Panette is extremely polite with her words, though she used to be much wilder, and the vestiges of her past resurface during battle. Despite her refined manners, she has unique tastes and a set of skills that make her complicated to learn as it requires her to take damage most of the time. Even if her counter skills are worth using, her HP and defensive stats will need some improvements.

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