How to recruit units in Fire Emblem Engage

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Units in Fire Emblem Engage are probably the most important part of its strategic combat. You’ll need every person to fill a role they excel in to turn the tides of battle to your favor. Like on the previous Fire Emblem games, there’s a large ensemble of units to recruit in Fire Emblem Engage.

How to recruit units in Fire Emblem Engage?

For most units, they can be recruited simply by progressing through the Fire Emblem Engage story. There are a special few that have certain conditions apart from the main campaign before you’re able to recruit them to your party.

Units that have been recruited in Fire Emblem Engage can be bonded with which provides benefits in combat. This also unlocks new scenes which shows them interacting with each other. As the support link per unit ranks up, they’ll perform better when fighting beside each other.

Here are the units you can recruit per chapter:

Prologue: The Emblems

  • Alear (Male): A Divine Dragon in human form awakening from a long slumber.
  • Alear (Female): A Divine Dragon in human form awakening from a long slumber.

Chapter 1: Awake at Last

  • Vander: A steward of the Divine Dragon who cared for them in their long slumbner.

Chapter 2: Queen Lamera

  • Clanne: A gentle priest and steward of the Divine Dragon who’s following in Vander’s footsteps.
  • Framme: A lively monk and steward of the Divine Dragon who’s following in Vander’s footsteps.

Chapter 3: Hostilities

  • Alfred: The prince of Firene whose friendly demeanor makes him easy to approach.
  • Boucheron: A huge knight from Firene who devotedly serves the prince as a retainer.
  • Etie: An elegant knight in service of Firene who focuses a lot of her time on body building.

Chapter 4: A Land in Bloom

  • Celine: The pacifistic princess of Firene and younger sister of Alfred.
  • Chloe: An easy going palace knight who serves Princess Celine with devotion and admiration.
  • Louis: A palace knight always wearing heavy armor and has a gentle demeanor.

Chapter 6: The Stolen Ring

  • Yunaka: A mysterious but friendly woman who the Divine Dragon meets on their travels.

Chapter 7: Dark Emblem

  • Alcryst: The second prince of Brodia who’s burdened with a low self esteem.
  • Citrinne: A prideful knight and retainer of Prince Alcryst who genuinely cares for her friends.
  • Lapis: A delicate looking knight who bellies a monstrous strength underneath her feminine demeanor.

Chapter 8: The Kingdom of Might

  • Amber: A passionate knight from Brodia who serves Diamant as a retainer.
  • Diamant: The crown prince of Brodia who is beloved by his people.

Chapter 9: A Clash of Forces

  • Jade: A seemingly serious knight from Brodia who servers Diamant as a retainer.

Chapter 11: Retreat

  • Ivy: The mysterious princess of Elusia whose icy demeanor makes her difficult to approach.
  • Kagetsu: An androgynous retainer of Princess Ivy who often speaks his mind.
  • Zelkov: A pessimistic retainer of Princess Ivy who can often be mistaken as antisocial thanks to his menacing appearance.

Chapter 12: The Sentinels

  • Bunet: A royal knight and retainer of Prince Fogado whose devotion to research can be considered fanatical.
  • Pandreo: A royal knight and retainer of Prince Fogado who’s more serious than his playful appearance would tell you.

Chapter 13: Heroes of the Oasis

  • Merrin: A royal knight and Timerra’s retainer who has a high sense of fashion.
  • Panette: A royal knight and Timerra’s retainer whose mannerisms are always polite despite fondness for the paranormal.
  • Timera: The crown princess of Solm who’s quite cheery and upbeat.

Chapter 14: The Battle for Solm

  • Hortensia: The second princess of Elusia who, despite her age, expresses a selfish demeanor that puts her at odds with the Divine Dragon.

Chapter 15: Dancer in the Ruins

  • Seadall: A dancer from Solm who can be difficult to warm up to due to his spiteful nature.
We are currently in the middle of updating this guide for all the recruitable units in Fire Emblem Engage.

There are a total of 53 units for you to recruit in the entire game which also includes the Emblem Rings you’re tasked to find in order to defeat the Fell Dragon.

Fire Emblem Engage Missable Units

It’s possible that you’ll go through the entirety of Fire Emblem Engage without recruiting these units:

  • Jean: A martial monk who joins Alear as a doctor-in-training. Can be recruited by talking to him as Alear in the Paralogue mission Budding Talent in Chapter 5.
  • Anna: An axe fighter who finds herself stuck in a bandit hideout after looking for treasure. Can be recruited by talking to her as Alear near the treasure chests in the Paralogue mission Mysterious Merchant in Chapter 6.
recruited units in Fire Emblem Engage

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