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Fire Emblem Engage Character Tier List: Best Characters in Fire Emblem Engage, Ranked

Your favorite unit is always going to be S-Tier

by Daphne Fama

There is no shortage of amazing characters in Fire Emblem Engage, each with their own unique abilities and personalities. But the S-Tier unit in your heart might not necessarily be an S-Tier unit on the battlefield. Here’s the best characters in Fire Emblem, ranked.

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Fire Emblem Engage Character Tier List: Best Characters in Fire Emblem Engage, Ranked

What determines whether a unit is S-Tier or C-Tier all boils down to their utility on the battlefield. This is influenced by their growth rates, skills, and ability to synergize with the rest of the team. These units will be ranked from S-Tier (best) to C-Tier (worst). There’s nothing lower than C-Tier because, frankly, all units are capable of working if you provide them with the right build.

RankingUnit Name
SAlear, Diamant, Hortensia, Ivy, Kagetsu, Seadall, Veyle
AAnna, Alcryst, Alfred, Chloe, Fogado, Lindon, Mauvier, Panette, Zelkov
BCeline, Goldmary, Jade, Jean, Lapis, Louis, Merrin, Pandreo, Rosado, Saphir, Timerra, Yunaka
CAmber, Boucheron, Bunet, Citrinne, Clanne, Etie, Framme, Vander

S-Tier Units in Fire Emblem Engage

S-Tier naturally includes some of the best damage-dealing and utility-based heroes available in Fire Emblem Engage. Diamant, in his exclusive Class Successeur, is capable of using Wrath and Hold Out+++ to become a high-damage / high-survival unit that can tank through most enemies. Hortensia and Ivy are high-mobility units that offer some of the best support and magic damage available across wide sections of the map. Kagetsu is a high-damage, high-speed unit with excellent growth, capable of attacking twice because of that speed. Seadall allows other units to attack twice, making him the most invaluable setup unit in the game. His ability Curious Dance can even heal. And Veyle and Alear? Are dragons. And they have the stats and abilities to match those exclusive classes. Veyle, in particular, is potent with her ability to reduce the adjacent damage allies take while also giving them +1 to their attack.

A-Tier Units in Fire Emblem Engage

There’s a theme in A-Tier and its range. Fogado, and Alcryst are units with high proficiency in bows, allowing them to attack and do brutal damage at a distance. Alfred, Chloe, and Mauvier all offer fantastic movement as Calvary units. Lindon and Anna are also both capable of great movement or range, either as Mage Knights, or through the distance their Tomes can hit as Sages. And Zelkov? Doesn’t need a promotion but naturally fills in the gap that Yunaka leaves once you reach mid-to-late game.

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B-Tier Units in Fire Emblem Engage

B-Tier units are generally units that are more unique but fall a little behind their more optimized counterparts. Celine is outpaced by Ivy, Goldmary by a wide variety of units, Jade and Lapis are a lesser Diamant. And as much as it pains me, Merrin simply doesn’t have the utility of either Cupido Foagdo or Swordmaster Kagetsu.

C-Tier Units in Fire Emblem Engage

Every Fire Emblem game, we’re introduced to a handful of characters who are meant to help get us through the first few chapters and then be permanently benched. For Fire Emblem Engage, those characters are Clanne, Framme, and Etie. Unfortunately, their unit growth rates don’t keep pace with other units we receive later in the game. As for the rest, it’s a similar story to B-Tier. Many of them are simply outpaced by units with better stats. Why pick Citrinne when you can have Lindwurm Ivy or Sage Anna? Why have Etie when you could have Tireur d’elite Alcryst? And in the case of Panette, she’s best promoted to Wolf Knight, but as we’ve seen with Merrin, Wolf Knights fall flat when faced with better calvary units.

Of course, your milage may vary. Each unit is viable in its own way, and I’ve personally kept Merrin on my team until the very end of the game, even though she’s by no means meta. I still find she’s able to function well with the right build. Pick the units and builds that work best for you and your playstyle.

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Daphne Fama

A lawyer turned game journalist, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount of time playing games across the spectrum but she'll always have a soft spot for horror and JPRGs. Want to see all the best animal pictures the internet has to offer? Follow her on twitter at @DaphneFama.