Fire Emblem Engage Jean Paralogue: Budding Talent Walkthrough

Fire Emblem Engage Paralogue 1 Budding Talent cover

Budding Talent is the first paralogue in Fire Emblem Engage. A small village is being raided by the Corrupted, but luckily they have a family of doctors that are able to sustain the brunt of the attacks while the rest of the villagers flee to safety. It is also in this paralogue that you will be able to recruit Jean.

The Fire Emblem Engage Jean Paralogue is a challenging and engaging mission that requires strategic planning and careful use of the player’s units. The enemies are tough and the player will have to use different tactics to defeat them.

Read on as we go through the events of Fire Emblem Engage Paralogue 1: Budding Talent while we share more details about the story and characters, as well as some tips to help in the battles.

See previous Fire Emblem Engage Chapter 5: Retaking the Castle Walkthrough

Jean Paralogue: Budding Talent Walkthrough

Paralogue 1: Budding Talent can be unlocked once Chapter 5: Retaking the Castle has been cleared.

A small village by the east is being invaded by an army of Corrupted. The village’s resident family of doctors decided to stay to help defend the village. Jean, the son of the family, also decided to stay and lend his help despite being told by his father to evacuate the village.

Budding Talent Combat Preparations

For this fight, you’ll only be able to deploy 7 units in the map. Choose at least one unit that has high mobility, like Alfred or Chloé, to scout the area and reach two village houses that will need rescuing.

You can forego bringing a support healer with you as Jean can fill the role once he has been recruited, just make sure that your units can sustain themselves with vulnerabilities. Jean’s father will also be healing any injured units near him, however, he remains as an AI-controlled unit throughout the fight.

Recruiting Jean

Jean can be recruited into the party once Alear gets to talk to him during the fight, or if he survives the fight. Once Alear approaches him, he can be recruited through the Talk option, after which he can then be controlled like every other unit and be deployed in other missions moving forward.

Jean is a qi adept unit that has the ability to heal with his staff, as well as use chain guard to support units.

Budding Talent Combat and Exploration Loot

These are the items that can be obtained from defeating enemies, saving villagers, or visiting houses during the fight:

  • Poleaxe
  • Defense Tonic
  • Energy Drop
  • Surge
  • Pure Water
  • 1,000 Gold

These are the items that can be obtained from picking up the glowing items on the ground during the exploration phase:

  • Iron Ingot
  • Steel Ingot
  • Rice
  • Wheat Flour
  • Orange
  • Potato

These are the animals that can be adopted during the exploration phase. Note that some animals require upgrades done on the Somniel stable first before they can be adopted:

  • Elyosian Sheep
  • Firenese Cat
  • White Elyosian Dog

Overall, the Fire Emblem Engage Jean Paralogue is a well-written and thought-provoking side quest that delves into the complex and nuanced character of Jean. It offers players a deeper understanding of the game’s world and the motivations of its characters, while also providing a fun and challenging gameplay experience.

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Check out this video by omegaevolution showing how to complete Paralogue 1: Budding Talent:

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