My Fire Emblem Guide Bum Bum Buuuuum So why write this guide? Simple Game Requires It This is a very hard game. Not hard strategically just some cheap A.I. No free guides available So let's start with the first playthrough. I have it set to Normal. Now I strongly STRONGLY suggest playing it on Easy if you just want to beat it. But if you are anything like me you will start on Normal and not let a man or woman die. So let's get it started with some general tips. Always Battle Save and right at the begining of your turn! You will be amazed at they way the computer A.I. will go around half a dozen guys to kill your weakest member hiding in the back. So by Battle Saving you can always go back. Use your weak characters! If a characters is getting less than 5% of an EXP level killing an enemy. STOP USING THEM. They are taking valuable exp away from your other members. This is esecially true if they are getting zero EXP. Conserve Items. Money is very rare in this game so conserve weapons and items. If you are killing an enemy use your weakest weapon. Try not using healing items unless absolutely necessary. Remember to use Staves, Sacrifice, as well as units own recovery instead. Always check new character's items as alot of the time the best items come from new members. Visit People like you are a Jehonvah's Witness. Visiting may in a sense cost you a turn but by far the best items seem to belogn to random people. "Oh you are a nice old lady and you own a Silver Axe?" WTF! Part 1 Silver-Haired Maiden Players: Micaiah Edward Leonardo (Appears Between 3rd and 4th Turns) Items: Herb (Received from Fourth Bandit) Dracoshield (Item of Leonardo) ) (I would also give this to Micaiah) Conditions: Victory: Rout Enemy Defeat: Any Ally Dies Tips: Can't have a Fire Emblem game without slapping around some Bandits. Fairly straight forward fight. Micaiah is used a ton in this game so try to make sure she attacks first with Edward or Leonardo moping up. For the third Bandit you can hit him with Micaiah's Light and use the goods as cover. Watch the movement of the Bandit leader Pugo as once a player is in range he will leave his post and come rushing.Use the single row leading down from him as a choke point and have Edward block his path. If you don't want to waste the Herb (I recommend not using it) use Micaiah's Sacrifice to heal Edward. He can do enough damage to kill an character not at full health. It only get's harder from here folks. CH 1 Maiden of Miracles Players: Nolan Edward Leonardo Micaiah Items: Steel Sword (Found on Isaiya Visits: One to the left (Vulnerary) Church straight ahead. (Has Hand Axe...Awww Yeeeah) Vulnerary (Nolan Has) Conditions: Victory Escape in Ten Turns (Micaiah) Defeat: Any ally dies Tips: Nolan is the most powerful player on this map have him rush the church and attack the Javelin player. Bring Edward up near Nolan but out of the range of the Javelin thrower. Have Leonardo go pick up the Vulnerary to the left and move Micaiah up a few spaces. The Hand Axe allows you to attack at a distance with the Nolanator. The Bronze Axe unit above the wheelbarows to the left of the church does not attack until provoked. The last two guys are a pain. The easiest way is to have Nolan hit the right guy first with his axe and finish him off with Edward. Then having your Leonardo who should have more than 11hp Fire the first shot at the boss. The boss should rush Leonardo then just pick him off at a distance and escape FTW! CH 2 The Dispossessed Players: Micaiah Edward Leonardo Nolan Laura Soothe (Appears Between Turn 2 and 3) (Use him sparingly he barely levels that EXP is better suited to your weaker party members) Items: Wind Edge (Allows sword attacks at a distance) Thani (Strong Light Attacks for Micaiah) Steel Bow Visits: None Conditions: Victory: Laura Arrives Defeat: Any Ally Dies Tips: Something to remember here is that soldiers can jump down off ledges that don't have railing. You can block them by putting a soldier at the bottom but they are a sitting ducks (But an enemy soldiers must have a distance weapon) and have little chance of counterattacking. So since the soldier can't attack without a distance weapon put Laura and Micaiah up there as a block. After moving Laura and Micaiah into the block you will meet three soldiers into that next room. You can either let Nolan stay in the pillar as a choke point and keep Leonardo behind. Or put Edward into Laura spot so Laura can heal. When Soothe Appears I move him down and equip him with his Bronze Dagger. He will still kill guys in two attacks and you can save your Kard when it matters. Also watch the Steel Bowman and Bronze Bowman as you move on the second floor. They will pick people off that get too close. Remember that the advantage goes to height. Using Micaiah on the Javelin thrower near the chests is a great way to level her up. At turn 8 Two archers come throw the entrance. Block again with any of the distance users and have Soothe stay as back up. Turn 10 Two Lance units come in on the bottom right entrance. Use the same two distance guys and Soothe to wipe them up. The Iron Lance and the Steel Bow don't move. So feeel free to take the Iron lance guy down from a distance and then rush the Steel Bow. You receive the Steel Bow after defeating it's owner. Steal vulnerary from boss In chest near boss there is an Energy Drop (increases strenght by Ch 3 A Faint Light Players: Laura Llyana Nolan Micaiah sothe Edward Leonardo Aran (Have Laura Speak With) Items: Discipline ( A MUST HAVE) Steel Lance Herb Vulnerary (You can steal more) Visits: None Conditions: Victory: Escape (Micaiah) Defeat: Any ally dies Tips: Make sure to move Leonardo as the Mercenaries will attack him first. I also move Edward down to the right to attack the Axe Wielder and I use Nolan on the left. Soothe can steal a vulnerary from the armored sword user that rushes. Again use Soothe sparingly for attacking the other guys need the experience. Also move Kurth and Aimee down and to the right. At the end of turn 1 and 2 a group of soldiers will appear. Remember that Micaiah's Thani is highly effective against heavily armored troops. The Boss Burton has a Discipline STEAL IT then remember that Micaiah Thani is highly effective. BOOM HEADSHOT Between turns 6 and 7 Two Units appear from the top (try to leave three units to deal with them) After the two heavily armored enemies at the bottom there are a couple of regular infantry units you can steal a Steel Lance and an Herb Between turns 8 and 9 two lancers come in from the west. Use the same three guys and bring anotehr person up if need be I will forward you during turns 10 an 11 two more will come from the bottom west and then between turns 11 and 12 two more will come from the top. So either keep everybody together or split up into teams. Your call. You can steal a vulnearry of the escape keeper as well. Ch 4 A Distant Voice You Get The Base Tips on the Base USE IT If you are prepared you can be beaten. Pure and Simple. First thing is trade items amongst your team this will help you to gauge what you need. Also try not to fill someone up with items as you will need mules to carry items. Keep note on who you need to use and with what weapon to up their weapon levels. You are going to want to go into the shop but go to INFO first. Info In Town: Find Meg... [sarcasm] yeahhh [/end sacrasm] Merchants: Find out you have a store More Merchants: And a armormy Kurth: Here is a hint 'naga' The Armormy Don't Bother if you have been payign attention and stealing you shouldn't need anything he is buying. The Shop Don't buy standard weapons unless you NEED THEM. And I mean NEED THEM. Also dont' create weapons it's a complete waste. Ahh but Aimee's Specials go ahead and splurge on them. Don't worry if you can afford the Hand Axe or Javellin you can purchase them later. Manage Award ExP (Pretty self explanatory) Skills (Add Skills like Discipline) Now I give Discipline to Micaiah because we want her to be able to use Ellight. Support (Go ahead and add up supports) SAVE and Leave base to start map Players: Laura Llyana Nolan Micaiah sothe Edward Leonardo Aran Meg Items: Master Seal (Found Underneath the far right healing vase) Beast Slayer (Got it when Aran attacked Agony) 3000 Gold (Chest on the top left) Seraph Robe (Top Right Chest) (Increases Max Hp by 7) Pure Water (Chest on the Bottom Left) (Temporarly Raises Resistance When Drank) Discipline Visits: None Conditions: Victory: Rout Enemy Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe dies Tips: I move Nolan, Soothe, and Aran towards the bottom as a block. You will notice the glowing jars. Fight around them as they are healers. Again remember the 5% rule and use Meg and Aran as much as possible. You shouldn't need to use Sothe's Beast Killer so save it later As a general rule the yellow laguz do less damage but faster and the gray laguz do more damage but are slower. Also the Laguz Bandits will try to rush by destroying the barriers. These Laguz dont' have distance attacks so you can attack them while they are destroying barriers. I would recommend placing Soothe as a block if they do break in. Between turns 4 and 5 two more Laguz will appear at the top. They wil rush the center. Also got a Beast Slayer when Aran attacked Agony. CH 5 The Lost Heir I use the Seraph Robe on Meg because I want to be able to use her. Also by now Micaiah can use Ellight so then give Discipline to Leonardo. Also use the Master Seal on Aran as this makes him far more useful. Info: Soothe: Get 10,000 Gold Nailah: Get Volug Laura and Aran: Find out that those dirty Begnions are putting clergy into work camps Dawn Brigade: Nolan is an old fogey. Shop: I buy the Magic Dust (Llyana), Iron Longbow (Leonardo), Wind Edge (Meg) I also bought Soothe a Bronze Knife so Soothe can move farther will still doing damage. Players: Laura Llyana Nolan Micaiah Sothe Edward Leonardo Aran Meg Volug Items: Visits: Conditions: Victory: Defend for 6 Turns Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe Dies Volug Dies Other Unit Dies Enemy Seizes Location Tips: DONT RUSH create a line of your four stronger guys (Except Soothe) and then let your weaker guys mop them up for EXP There is a Steel Lance enemy unit to the right with a Master Seal. Send Soothe after it. Try not to use Volug as he gets very little EXP Also the enemy boss Wystan has a Magical Barrier you can steal and the enemy healer has a Vulnerary Also at between turn 3 and four groupsl of two soldiers will appear once at the top left and bottom left. Ch 5 Raise the Standard Part 1 I use the Master Seal on Edward to give him more HP Info: Outside the Village: (1000 Gold) Kurth: (Renewal) I also give it to Edward Players: Laura Llyana Nolan Micaiah Sothe Edward Leonardo Aran Meg Volug Tauroneo Jill Zihark Items: Hammer (Defeat Enemy) Steel Sword (Defeat Enemy) Visits: Conditions: Vicotry: Rout Enemy Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe Dies Volug Dies Tauroneo Dies Tips: Now this map you will have troops continually arriving. Move slow and let your weaker units get EXP At the begining don't move instead create another wall of medium strength units and put everybody else behind. After the first turn four units appear up in the NE, two Pegasus units appear at the ends of the center After two turns two more Pegas Units appear from the west. Watch for your Pegasus unit as the Thunder that some of the mages have is highly effective. After three turns two Pegasus units appear on the east cliff. Between turns six and seven two more Pegasus units ppear on the lower middle cliff. Try not to use Tauronea, Volug, or Soothe later on. Make sure to not kill the enemy healer with anybody but your weakest characters. Between turns twelve and thirteen three Pegasus knights appear on the middle center cliff. CH 5 Raise the Standard Part 2 Make sure to change items before starting this new map. If you have to make room put items in the covoy Players: Laura Llyana Nolan Micaiah Sothe Edward Leonardo Aran Meg Volug Tauroneo Jill Zihark Items: Red Orb (Found on Cavalry Unit on the West bridge) (2500 Gold) Master Seal (I am not sure how this worked but at turn 7 I sent Soothe and Aran to intercept the late calvary rush) (And Aran healed then Soothe went over to Aran traded for Aran's Vulnerary and then also received a Master Seal) Paragon (Found on Boss) Visits: Conditions: Vicotry: Defeat Boss Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe Dies Volug Dies Tauroneo Dies Tips: Watch that idiot in the Ballista he can shoot down Jill in one shot. Also the horse rider on the bridge has a Red Gem worth 2,500 Gold. But how do you get it? Dont' worry I will help you. Move Micaiah to the bottom left corner. Have Edward and then Volug push Soothe forward. Also use Soothe and Aran to block the west bridge Send a few of your stronger units across the west bridge because the enemy will rush cavalry from there. The enemy will rush armor units and fire mages across the NE bridge so use your weaker units with a few stronger guys as support. CH 7 A Gathering Hope Info: Companions: Zihark and Meg? Kind of like the Lion and the "Useless" Pelleas: (Brave Sword) Award Exp Try to get Meg up to 10 here so you can give her the Master Seal and end her being useless. Also give Fiona some of that Exp as well she has very low HP Skills: By now Leonardo should be at least at a B so go ahead and give Meg Discipline and if you have the master seal she should have enough skill space for Paragon as welll. Boo Ya Sell Items: Sell that Red Orb you worked so hard for. Players: I take Jill insted of Aran Jill Llyana Laura Nolan Leonardo Edward Volug Sothe Micaiah Tomrod (Talk to him with Soothe to make them allies) Muarim Vika Items: Vulnerary (Have to steal one in the center top and the boss) Visits: Conditions: Vicotry: Seize Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe Dies Volug Dies Tips: Remember that there are soldiers need to be broken out of the rooms. Here divide up teams one lines up to the North and one lines up to the East. Give Priority to the Northen team as the East enemeies won't rech for two turns. Also Micaiah Thani is great for the East Team. As well as Soothe to reach Tomrod. You can draw out the enemies by moving a stronger guy into the area. At the end of Turn 9 to 10 Two groups four come at the entrance and 3 where Tomrod's group appears I use Tomrod's group to deal with them. Watch if you are moving alogn the top railing as they can hit you from the ground. Between Turns 11 and 12 Four enemy soldiers appear near the enemy boss Those four guys will rush the top center. CH 8 Glory Unwanted Info: Sothe: Nothing important Tauroneo: (Restore) Vika: (Ashera Icon) Ok at this point as I start the map and from here on. I will go back to the base and reset my skills and weapons so they will be used by soldiers who are actually fighting. Players: Micaiah Sothe Tormod Vika Rafiel Nailah Volug Nolan Laura Edward Leonardo Items: Visits: Conditions: Vicotry: Rout Enemey Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe Dies Nailah Dies All Prisoners Die Tips: Early on troops will appear from the South and West. They should be no problem. Make sure to send Nailah and Volkug down and not East though. One Axe guy shows up late for the party at Turn 3. This is a very straightforward battle. Try to run extra guys at the prisoners to try and save them. Rafiel's Vigor will reinvigorate up to four soldiers around him Use Shove in the Swamp When getting towards the end set up to hit the boss with at least three people. The boss and those mages can surround people very easily. Chapter 9 One Survives Info: Pelleas: (10,000) Gold Jill: (Pass) Shop: What to buy here? It really is up to you. Most of the time I buy the Master Seal to give to Leonardo But you can certainly buy a Statue Frag or Arms Scroll with a Shine as well. Players: Micaiah Black Knight Items: Vulnerary Visits: None Conditions: Victory: Defeat Boss Defeat: Micaih Dies Tips: Stay Behind the Black Knight and try to use Micaiah as much as possible. Chapter 10 Endgame Daein, Arise Info: Fiona: (Thani) Volug: (Blue Orb) (Worth 5,000 Gold) Items: Here is where I use the Master Seal on Leonardo Tips: This is one of the toughest battles. Remember to make sure that everybodies skills are high and they are using their strongest weapons. DON'T USE THE BLACK KNIGHT he will steal so much EXP that it will crush you later. players: Micaiah Sothe Volug Tormod Vika Rafiel Nolan Laura Edward Leonardo Llyana Fiona Items: Reaper Card Coin (Upper Left Hand Chest) Parity (Uppert Left Hand Chest 2 Speed Wing (Lower Right Hand Chest) Unlock Wand (Lower Right Hand Chest) 2 Chest Key (Found on Spear Unit on third floor) Advantage (Upper right hand chest) Visits: Conditions: Victory: Seize Defeat : Micaiah or Sothe Dies More Tips: At the End of Turn 1 Two Bandits Appear on the middle right. At the begining I sent everybody but Soothe, Edward, and Nolan to the right and hand my three guuys use the height advantage to rain death. I was able to stop the second thief and steal Parity and Advantage and if you are willing to restart a few tmes you should be able to steal everything. At the end of Turn 3 Four Enemey flank you from behind. Between Turns 3 and 4 Two Begnion Venin Axe units appear in the same doorway as the Bandits. Between Turns 6 and 7 Four units rush you from behind. The same three mages and a Hand Axe users. Between turns 8 and 9 two more Poison Axe men come through the bandit door. Watch out the mage on the fourth floor has a meteor and can hit units on the third and fourth floor. Part 2 Of Countries and Kings Prologue On Drifting Clouds players: Elincia Marcia Nealuchi Leanne Haar (Appears between turns 4 and 5) (Have Marcia talk to Haar) Items: Short Axe (Found on Boss) Visits: Conditions: Victory: Survive for 8 Turns Defeat : Elincia, Leanne, Nealuchi Die, or Leanne is Captured Tips: To start with have Nealuchi defeat the near Dracoknight and then have Leanne use Vigor to have him use the top Dracoknight. Then have Marcia and Elincia mop them up. As a general rule Leanne can move after an action so remember to keep moving her away from the action. Go ahead and use Nealuchi's Laguz Stone once his transformation gague runs out. I can beat it in 7 Turns so 8 is very doable. CH 1 Winds of Rebellion Players: Brom Neephenee Heather (appears at the 6 Turns) (I have Nephenee talk to her) Items: (See Visits) Visits: The Far Left House (Steel Axe) Top Hous (Ashera Icon) Bottom Left House (Javelin) Bottom Left Center House (Concotion) Bottom Right Center House (Reaper Card) Conditions: Victory: Tips: Send Brom to the left to get the Steel Axe and Neephenee to kill the Steel Swordsman. An Archer will also come down but once the Archer and all units on the NW corner are defeated move immediately to the bottom to stop the bandits from destroying hourse or letting Heather escape. At Turn 8 Two Bandits appear one at the bottom and one near the left house. Use the bushes when fighting the boss as it increases your avoidance. Pro Tip: Brom Has Disarm and as lock as the item is 'locked' Brom can disarm a weapon allowing Heather to steal it. CH 2 Tides of Intrigue Info: Heather (She loves the ladies) Laguz (Mordecia, Lethe, Leanne, and Neluchi join) Elincia (Talisman) (Increases Resistance) Geoffrey(Elixir) Items: I give the Talisman to Mordeci as his Res is very low. But you can give it to anybody. Brom usually gets the ashera Icon as well. Players: Lucia Nephenee Brom Lethe Heather Nealuchi Mordeci Leanne Items: Torch (When Defeating the Top Archer Unit) Vulnerary (Stole of a Unity) Secret Book (Stolen Off of Boss Visits: Conditions: Victory: Lucia Arrives Defeat : Lucian, Leanne, or Nealuchi dies Tips: I take the Laguz and Herons and pull them back. And the Four humans I take North. Between turns 4 and 5 Three units appear back at the start I usually have the Laguz handle these fools. When moving across the top center there is a unit with a Killer Lance. The Boss is on the top right the boss and the two Armored units don't move. There is Bandit with a coin in the lower right hand corner. Coin has to be stolen. CH 3 Geoffrey's Charge Info: Callil's Shop (Danved Joins) Elincia (Brave Lance) Kieran (Silver Axe) Shop: Killer Bow (Astrid) Steel Longbow (Astrid) Horseslayer (Marcia) I also buy a Javelin for Danved and a Wind Edge for Maklov Tip: Make sure to give everybody their weapons. Players: Geoffrey Kieran Astrid Makalov Danved Marcia Items: There are a few steeel weapons you get for defeating enemies. Speedwing (A Short Spear Unit on the upper right side) Visits: Conditions: Victory Seize Defeat Goeffrey or Kieran Dies Tips: Don't use the Cavalry they just take EXP away. Between turns 3 and 4 Four enemy units appear on the NE of the castle. You can attack through the weak points in the barricade. Between turns 5 and 6 four enemy cavalry units appear on the center left near the healing bush. And then between turns 6 and 7 Three more Cavalry units appear at the same spot as the last bunch. And even more troops appear at that same spot in between turns 7 ad 8. As you get near the castle be aware that those bowgun units are highly effective against your Pegasus units. Also there is a Horseslayer unit on the left side. More Cavalry units appear between turns 11 and 12. Even More between 12 and 13. Pro Tip: Astrid is by far the weakest of the bunch so I like to have her just wail on the NW Healer. The healer just keeps healing and Astrid gains EXP. Two more spear units appear between turns 24 and 25. Endgame Ellincia's Gambit Info: Calill (Calill Joins) Haar (Psychic Staff) Items: Make sure to check your convoy to get weapons and items. Support: Shoudl have some more supports available. Players: Elincia Lethe Mordecai Nephenee Brom Heather Leanne Nealuchi Haar (Appear after turn 7) Danved Kieran Astrid Makalov Geoffrey Items: Olivi Grass (I attacked an Axe guy on the left side and received it) Visits: Conditions: Victory Defend for 15 Turns Defeat Boss Defeat: Elencia Dies or Enemy Seizes Location Tips: You need to use the Crimean soldiers to hold the line. Set them to Roam and they do a good enough job. This map is all about the height bonuses. Simpley hold the tops of the left, center, and right lines. On the right line you can just put a couple stronger guys and Laguz and hold the stairs. Also Calill can use Meteor and use Elincia Amiti her sword is one of the best weapons in the game. Between turns 7 and 8 Geoffrey and the Royal Knights appear. End Part 2 (Neat Custscene Huh) Part 3: Intersecting Vows Info: Ranulf (EmoRanulf) Mist (Mist is actually pretty good character) Skrimir (SKRIMIR STRONG) Feast or(I guess old Ike eats) Players: Ike Titania Soren Mist Rolf Boyd Oscar Shinon Gatrie Rhys Mia Items: Crossbow (After defeating Boss) Visits: None Conditions: Victory Skirmir Arrives Defeat Any Ally Dies Tips: Start moving forward and use the Ballistas to nail the mages and other archers. After the second Ballista there is a unit with a Horseslayer. And just head east. The boss has a crossbow. CH 1 Laguz and Beorc Info: Balalnce (Actually It's Weapon Level) Kitten Smitten (Raaawr you know you'd hit it) Challenging (Ike could fight all of the Gril Mercenaries and it could go either way) Players: Ike Titania Soren Mist Rolf Boyd Oscar Shinon Gatrie Rhys Mia Lyre (Allies) Lethe (Allies) Items: Torch (When Defeating the Top Archer Unit) Vulnerary (Stole of a Unity) Secret Book (Stolen Off of Boss Visits: House on the bottom (Blue Gem) (Worth 5,000 Gold) House Middle Center (Ahhh it's a Seraph Robe) Conditions: Victory: Route in 12 Turns Defeat : Ike Dies or Don't Route Enemies in 12 Turns Tips: On these timed levels you have spend a little more time planning to get the most out of it. Also put Gatrie in the NW corner near the wall and I tend to move my Cavalry units to the bottom. And leave the Laguz in back to cover the rear. Also there is a Hammer unit that comes through the lower center. Between turns 3 and 4 Four units appear from the top west corner. One has a Horse Slayer. Between turns 4 and 5 Two spear units appear from where you start. You will need more than the Laguz to deal with them. 3 More units appear between 6 and 7. CH 2 Storm Clouds Info: What Goes Around (Hott) Item Shop (Silver Card) Support: Start working on setting up supports by having characters work together Shop: Sell your Blue Gem and purchase a Wyrmslayer and the Arms Scroll which I gave to LLyana. Armory: With the extra gold purchase distance weapons and Vulnearry. Players: LLyana Rhys Brom Rolf Shinon Mist Heather Mia Boyd Nephenee Titania Ike Haar Oscar Gatrie Soren Item: Elthunder (Steal from Unit) Reaper Card (Steal from Unit) Coin (Steal from Unit) Statue Frag (Steal from Unit) Elixir (Steal From Boss) Visits: None Conditions: Victory: Defeat Boss Defeat : Ike Dies Tips: Move everybody back a few spaces and then move the weaker characters forward for EXP. Between turns 3 and 4 Two units appeared up at the NW corner. Between 7 and 8 turns two Cavalry units appear from the SW corner. After turn 8 two more Cavalry units appear from the East. There is a Lightning Mage on the NE corner who can use a Bolt spell that can hit units up to the tree line. If you can get to that unit with Heather before he uses up all give slots you can steal an Elthunder Also a Calvary unit at the bottom of the map has a Reaper Card. Three WyvernKnights appear between turns 12 and 13 (Use your newly boughten Wyrmslayer) Also an Armored Unit near the boss has a Coin If you are wondering how to steal all the items while not accidently killing the boss it's quite simple. Have Haar come from the North and bait him and then fly opposite of Heather and the rest of the team. I highly recommend doing this not only for the items but also for the extra EXP. CH 3 River Crossing (Got all that Strategy?) Info: Strategist ([Insert Stupid Joke Here]) Shop: (I sell the Reaper Card and some other useless items to get Flourish for a later level but you it is not a necessity) Gatrie Brom Players: Here is who I take (Try not to take your stronger guys this isn't a terribly hard map) Also take Heather for stealing always presents itself , and it has been awhile so remember to set your skills) Ike soren Mist Rolf Boyd Shinon Gatrie Rhys Mia Brom Heather Items: Blossom, Master Seal, and Hammerene Visits: The first tent on the left (Blossom) North West Ten has a Master Seal (Woot) They very top house has a Hammerene (Can Return a Weapon or Staff to full durability also raises speed and defense for user) Conditions: Victory Burn All Supplies in 15 Turns Defeat Ike Dies or 15 Turns Passes Tips: Another Timed Mission just remember to keep moving this is a little harder to meet the deadline but it's not impossible by any means. Though I will say don't battle save after the 11th turn and remember to rush a strong unit (Ike or Titania) to make sure that you hit the top tent and are at the last Supplies by the 15th turn. You have to bust the Gate to get into the Base and the first supplies you need to burn are immediately there to the left. Just a move a back character near it and you will get a 'burn' option. Near the first Supplies is a Tent you can visit for a Blossom. The second group of Supplies are on the right. Turns between 8 and 9 Two Lance units appear on the middle left. One more Supply group on top of the NW corner. Between turns 11 and 12 Four spear units appear. Two on the very top left and one on the middle top right. At turn 14 Two armored units appear on the bottom left. I don't usually worry about them because you do have to hustle to get all supplies. But if this is your second playthrough feel free to try and kill them. CH 4 The General's Hand Info: Shinoon (Blue Gem) Award EXP: You should have LLyana up to 20 for the class change by now. Also maybe Titania Items: Go Ahead and Sell the Blue Orb and the Blossom (EXP Is worth more than any Paramaters you can gain) Master Seal give to Nephenee or Boyd You might be able to purchase a Silencer but really it's so expensive. Instead spend your money on standard weapons. Players: Ike Ranulf Soren Mist Rolf Shinon Rhys Mia Brom Heather (There are a few items to be stolen here) Lethe Lyre Items: Vulnearry (Stolen from Fire Mage) Concotion (Stolen from Boss Visits: None Conditions: Victory Ike and Ranulf Arrive Together Defeat Ike or Ranulf Dies Skills: Remember to reset the skills to your fighting guys. Tips: Just divide up into two teams. One team heads up to the left and one heads up to the right. Try and Focus on the Wyverns first as they can move very far and love spiking untransford laguz and your healers. All Thunder magic is highly effective against Wyverns as wells as the Wyverynslayer sword. The Boss has a Concotion that can be stolen CH 5 Retreat! Info: Haar (Corrosion) Players: Ike Soren Mist Rolf Shinon Rhys Mia Brom Heather Boyd Gatrie Titania Oscar Llyana Nephenee Reyson Items: Visits: Conditions: Victory Defend for 10 Turns or Defeat Boss Ike Dies or Enemy Seizes Location Tips: Okay another level where using height advantage is huge. Here is where I put everybody. Titania and Nephenee on the East, Llyana and Heather to the south, Mist to the SW, NW Rhys and another, and then Mia, Oscar, and Soren to the SW corner. Then just keep rotating people around to keep them healthy. Just defend for 10 turns. CH 6 A Reason To Fight Info: Sothe Master Crown Jill Brave Axe Edward Caladblog Leonardo Lughnasadlh Nolan Tarvos Zihark Meg Finoa Laura Jill Aran Items: If you can give the Master Crown to somebody Skills: Dont' forget to set your skills Players: Micaiah Sothe Volug Nolan Laura Edward Leonardo Fiona Aran Zihark Meg Jill Items: Visits: Conditions: Victory Defeat Enemies Defeat Micaiah or Sothe Dies Tips: This is one of the hardest battles partyly because the Dawn Brigade can't walk across the street with out fumbling to their death. If you know what a Square formation is use it here. For thsoe who don't know. You want to create lines one to the North and one to the East. Also try not to use the Daien soldiers as the Brigade needs all the ExP it can get. To the North to the left there is two areas that the Laguz can come through. Rush Leonard and Soothe there on the first turn. It is approx 3 and 4 from the left. I also move Edward one square to the bottom and one to the right of the bottom Daein soldier. Move Aran near the Reeds near Soothe for a avoid adv. Zihark below him and a Half shifted Volug The Black Knight appear between turns 5 and 6 DON'T USE HIM. Remember to keep Battle Saving at the begining of each turn and slowly creepingly slow forward. CH 7 Rivals Collide Info: Catfight (Howl) Ranulf Kyza Shop: Make sure to buy the Quickclaw Players: Ike Ranulf Lethe Soren Mist Rolf Rhys Mia Heather Kyza Items: Visits: Conditions: Victory Survive for 12 Turns Defeat Ike or Ranulf Dies Tips: I just tend to keep everybody back and wait out the 12 Turns. Ulki and Janaff appear between turns 2 and 3 have Ike Talk to them so taht you can control their movements. Remember that Thunder spells are Highly effective against Wyverns Just stay back and run out the 12 Turns. CH 8 Incadescent Glow Info: Wounded (Skrimir Got Whooped) Siblings (Daunt) Skills: I give Daunt to Ike also you will have gaid Wildheart. Again, I think EXP is more important than anything so go ahead and sell it. Though you could use it later on if this is your second playthrough you will no what I am talking about. Ranulf Kyza Janaff Ulki Players: Ike Ranulf Lethe Soren Mist Rolf Rhys Mia Heather Kyza Janaff Ulki Nephenee Items: vulneary (Stolen from Armored Unit on the right) Concotion (Stolen from Boss) Pure Water (Stolen from Boss) Visits: Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Ike or Ranulf Dies Tips: Reset some of your skills to your active members. At the begining I pull everybody back and let them come to me. Incase you haven't noticed the spots that are broken up and darker is where you will get hit with lava balls. The only difficulty is when you near the Boss make that you can rush him with 3/4 of your toops or he will kill somebody forcing a restart. CH 9 Marauders Info: Villages (Aww Mordecia was playing with the kids) Calill's Shop (Beating a Dead Horse isn't funny we get it Maklov is in a bar) Elincia (Master Crown) Lucia (10000 Gold) Makalov Astrid Calill Marcia Shop: Have to purchase the Adept (Astrid) Item: Have Astrid use the Speedwing as well I give the Master Crown to Geoffrey Players: Makalov Kieran Marcia Geoffrey Calill Astrid Danved Items: Speedwing (Get it for defeating a unit above the second house) Hand Axe (Axe unit near the Boss) Visits: Conditions: Victory Defeat Boss Defeat Geoffrey Dies Tips: Again don't use the Cavalry they just take EXP away that is until turn 4. At turn 4 3 enemy units appear back at the start. It's great to use the Calvary on them. After Turn 10 More Enemies appear so don't attack the Boss as he doesn't move, so attack the other enemies and rack up EXP. CH 10 The Heart of Crimea Info: Giffca (Satori Sign) Players: Ike Ranulf Soren Mist Rolf Rhys Mia Heather Kyza Nephenee Lethe Mordecai Boyd Llyana Items: Mend (Stolen from Enemy Healer) Ellight (Stolen from Enemy Healter) Visits: Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Ike or Ranulf Dies or Elincia Dies Tips: Send your army East and let the Crimean army move North. Don't kill the Enemy healers as they have a full bounty of items that can be stolen. Other than that watch out for the boss his Silver Bow hurts but you should be fine. CH 11 Just Cause Info: Sanaki (Master Crown) Sigrun (20000 Gold) Rivals (Imbue) Item: Use the Master Crown on Astrid Shop: Go ahead and fill up your weapons for each characters (Start by checkign the convoy) Don't purchase any weapons for Ike and he will get the awesome Ragnell as a weapon. Players: Ike Ranulf Sigrun Tanith Soren Mist Rolf Rhys Mia Heather Nephenee Llyana Items: Vulnerary (Stolen from Sword Unit) Visits: Conditions: Victory Seize Defeat Ike, Ranulf, Sigrun, Tanith dies Tips: Send three of your stronger guys as a line and have your weaker guys mop them up. Early on two Enemy swordmasters rush both carrying extra vulnearys feel fre to steal them. If Ike is or becomes Maxed out (You can tell because he wont get any EXP) stop using him There are places where you will fall through. Don't panic you will be free in a turn. Also move Tibarn and his buddies all the way back. Now by not using Ike or Tibarn it makes this battle much harder but don't worry I got your back. Once you get near the Enemy base near those two armored units you will have to back up and take them out one at a time. If you try to rush that area the archers and the Horseslayer Wyvern unit will bring somebody down and forcing a restart. Between Turns 18 and 19 Four units including a Pegasus shooting down archer unit. Don't forget to start bringing Ike forward so he can Seize CH 12 The Price Info: Pelleas (Master Crown) Tauroneo (Boots) Sothe (10000 Gold) Nolan (Tomahawk) Nico (This whole story is dumb) Items: I give the Boots to Micaiah Master Crown (I used it on Tauroneo turnign him intoa walking tank) Shop: I buy the Beast Killer and the Steel Longbow Go Ahead and Purchase a Heal for Micaiah Armory: Make sure everybody is well equipped this is a tough battle. Players: Nolan Laura Meg Volug Jill Zihark Edward Leonardo Fiona Aran Tauroneo Sothe Micaiah Visits: Items: Conditions: Victory Defeat Enemies Defeat Micaiah, Sothe, or Tauroneo Dies Tips: You do have to use the Crimean army here as there are a ton of enemies and they will rush. So go get them. Try to stay behidn the Crimean soldiers and get EXP that way. If you can steal Enemy Vulnerary, It seems like the longer the map goes on the harder it gets. Now do you see why you don't use the Black Knight. Also if you have a Shine Barrier you can block a row up the hill. Move Tauraneo to the east as he is great as a block. CH 13 Blood Contract Info: Veterans (Tempest Blade) Helping Hand (Sleep) Shop: I buy the Short Spear and the Storm Sword Players: Micaiah Sothe Tauroneo Aran Fiona Leonardo Edward Zihark Jill Volug Meg Laura Nolan Visits: Items: Conditions: Victory Hold Line for 12 Turns and Defeat Boss (Good Luck If You Try To Defeat Ike) Defeat Micaiah, Sothe, Tauroneo, or Enemy Breaks Line Tips: Zihark and Fiona put on the East remember to equip distance weapons here. Tauroneo, Aran, and Nolan in the Center Move Jill and Volug towards the far West Move Soothe to that small spot to the SW. The rest spread out so they can fill spots. Move Micaiah down to the top of the line and have her use her long distance magic. Also watch on the last turn as Ike and Ranulf will rush and can hit your center troops CH Endgame From Pain, Awakening Info: Master and Pupil (Silencer) Armory: Buy weapons for everybody Players: Ike Sigrun Ranulf Reyson Danved Makalov Astrid Calill Marcia Mia Rhys Gatrie Heather Visits: Items: Received a rescue at turn 7 74 kills after defeating a Wyvern with a steal poleax Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Ike, Ranulf, or Sigrun dies Tips: Also go back to the base and reset your skills for the players you are bringing Remember not to use Ike if he is maxed out Just keep on annihilating units. CH 4 Gods and Men Prologue Chaos Named Info: Rulers (I know but have you figured it out?) Homecoming (Um) Muston (Rexbolt) Skrimir (Satori Sign) Items: I use the Master Crown I had on Leonardo Convoy: Check your convoy and equip everybody up Players: Micaiah Sothe Sanaki Sigrun Skrimir Naesala Leanne Tanith Marcia Edward Llyana Leonardo Nolan Laura Danved Visits: Info: Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Micaiah, Sothe, or Sanaki Dies Tips: Just block the entrayways at the begining. Between turns 7 and 8 one enemy sword unit appears in our base. Just move slowly remember that Micaiah Thani is highly effective. You can steal items from the enemy healers. CH1 Road To The Empire Info: Appearances (An Ass Kicking Heron Would Be Pretty Cool) Visions (Holy Crown) Aimee (Rexcalibur) Items: I give the Holy Crown to Mist which makes her mobile. (I.E. She Get's a Horse) Shop: I buy a Wyrmslayer Convoy: If you need any weapon check your convoy and other characters Players: Ike Mist Nailah Rafiel Soren Shinon Gatrie Oscar Boyd Rhys Mia Heather Visits: Items: Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Ike Dies Tips: Move Ike, shinon, and Boyd to the South. Gatrie, Soren, and Osacr to the East, and Mia Heather and Rhys to the West. Then just have the rest stay in the middle rotating people into holes the enemy creates and healign people as needed. Use Ike, he gets a ton of EXP now and he is a ass kicking chewing bubble gum machine and guess what? He's all out of gum. Between turns 3 and 4 1 Steel Axe unit appears inside the camp. Also a Dark Magic enemy appears between turns 8 and 9 at the back inside your camp. Towards the Bottom Right there is a unit with a Horseslayer watch out. Pro Tip: You may be wondering why I bring Nailah as she doesn't get any EXP. I give her Provoke and that keeps those enemy fire mages, pegasus units, and archers attack her allowing my weaker units to mop up. CH 2 Silent World Info: Reyson (Satori Sings) Twins (Rexflame) Skills: Set your skills, and UNEQUIP MERCY FROM ELLINCIA Players: Zihark Meg Lyre Astrid Makalov Kieran Tauroneo Lucia Ranulf Reyson Elincia Tibarn Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Tibarn or Elincia Dies Items: Visits: Tips: I move most of the army South and I move Tibarn and let him watch the west. with the Laguz backing him up. I use the Heron as a healer. A Steel Poleax enemy unit appears in the back between turns 4 and 5. His lone buddy appears between turns 5 and 6. Between turns 6 an 7 two cavalry units appear to the south. An Armored unit witha Killing Edge appears in the back between turns 7 and 8. If you are using my exact same units and yous ee the Cavalary units rushing you, you will see that the bushes slows them down considerably. And two more Cavalry untis appear one in the back at the same spot and one to the south. Just bring everybody back to the starting point if you are struggling. Between turns 11 and 12 Four enemy units appear in the back. And bewen turs 12 and 13 fourenemy units appear from the South. Thankfully after this no more appear. So now we GET TO PLAY THE MAP! Now there are two ways to do this. Move two groups one South and one North. Or keep the group together and pick a direction (I go South) Now the real difficulty comes from the mage in the center with Blizzard as well as the sheer mass of soldiers who will not rush until you get in range. At which point they all rush your weakest character and kill him or her. As tempting as it is to just rush with Tibarn and end quite possibly one of the worst maps in the game. Instead slowly move only your strongest guy. Following up with the weaker characters for support. Keep Reyson in the far back and you will beat it. CH 3 Distortions Info: Necessities (Bolganone) Naesala (Nosferatu) Tips: Remember to set up skills for active players, and check the convoy before purcahsing anything. Players: Micaiah Sothe Sanaki Sigrun Skrimir Leanne Tanith Marcia Edward Llyana (She is a Must) Leonardo Nolan Laura Danved Fiona Tips: Stay back at first as the enemies will continually rush. Stay back unitil... The Black Knight appears. When he does start moving forward into two groups. One to the NE and one to the NW both heading South. Warning though between turns 13 and 14 three winged units will appear right where you started. Winged units are not hindered in the sand but infantry units are. Also you can perform a triangle attack with Marcia, Sigrun, and Tanith by having them surround an enemy. AT Turn 23 Stefan appears. Pro Tip: The Enemy Healers lose their weapons very early. Which makes it great to take someone who sucks like Fiona and have her wail on an enemy healer while having Leanne give her two turns every round. CH 4 Revelations Info: Wolves (Elixir) Tips: If you notice the shopkeeper is suspiciously selling keys. This is a hint bring Heather and give Ike a couple door and chest keys. Buy some Restores to save yourself from a guy put to sleep for five turns. Players: Ike Tormod Muarim Vika Mist Rafiel Soren Gatrie Oscar Boyd Rhys Mia Heather (She is a must) Jill Items: Statue Frag (Found in bottom left room) Blizzard Arbalest (Found in top right house) Fortify Red and Blue Gem (Found in Center Top Room_ Conditions: Victory Rout Enemy Defeat Ike Dies Tips: Go ahead and pull the block up top. And move the rest to the right. The begining can be hard but move Ike to attack to the right and have the Rafiel give him Vigor and move him to the second floor as a block. Don't be afraid to use Ike he get's ton of ExP yet. Also don't miss the door on the left at the second floor. Between turns 4 and 5 Three Units appear on the SE corner right above teh stairs. Warning don't try to move towards the 3rd floor until you can rush with at least four players. Because they enemy will put people to sleep for five turns. Between Turns 6 and 7 A group of enemies appear to the NW corner on the Third Floor. 3 Enemy Units appear between turns 7 and 8 at the same point those 4 and 5 units appear. And another 3 more units appear between turns 8 and 9. Between turns 11 and 12 Four Units appear on the second floor near the doorway. Four more upits appear with the previous foor at the bottom center. To deal witht he bottom troops block the from the top and rain death. This is a great way to level pu Tormod and Soren 12 More Enemies appear four on the bottom center, four by the first room, and four on the SE bottom corner. One of them has Meteor so watch out he loves killing your weakest guy. 16 More Troops Appear (Having Fun Yet?) Just keep holding the line. CH 5 Unforgiveable Sin Info: Innocent (I smell a sequel) Birds (Shriek) Shop: Buy the Bird Slayer ProTip: From now on don't use any items like a Statue Frag or Speedwings we will use them later. Tip: If you haven't already make sure to unequip Elincia's Mercy Tip: Volke will be availble if you can pay him 3,000 gold Support: Reyson and Tibarn Players: Tibarn Elincia Reyson Lucia Tauroneo Kieran Makalov Astrid Lyre Meg Zihark Calill Volke (Need to pay him 3,000 Gold) Conditions: Victory Defeat Boss Defeat Tibarn or Elincia Dies Items: I found an Ashera Icon (Four tiles to the right of the enemy boss, and five down) Tips: If you are wondering yes, they will rush and if you have read this all the way until now what am I going to say to do? Fall Back would be the correct answer. Have Ellincia go over to Volke and either pay him or not. Now watch out for the Dragons as they are the only units that can do damage to the back line. Send Tibarn after the Dragons. Also Remember Astrid bows are highly efective against the bird laguz. Also Callill's Arc Fire is highly effective against the beast laguz. Just keep holding the line. He stops summoning monsters after 25 turns. Exp is important so send two teams one around the east and one west to defeat the outer enemies. Endgame: Rebirth Info: Renning (Renning) Stefan (Explanations about the 'Branded') Dragons (Almadhea is (another word for a cat)) Caineghis (Urvan) Tip: Don't give Exp or set skills or buy items yet This will be the last time you can adjust skills of all party members. I want you to read down and see the 'final' characters I picked. Come up with your final roster and then take the skills off of all the other members. After cutscene Players: Ike Micaiah Sothe Sanaki Kurthnaga Ena After this it is up to you. I will recommend some specific players though Nailiah (Naialah and the king's can automatically transform and hold their form for an enire battle) Naesala Tibarn Caineghis Ellicia (Her weapon is amazingly powerful) (And she can use staffs) Renning (He is a Gold Knight what more do you want?) Rhys (A Sentimental Pick due to the combo of Light Magic and Staffs) Tauroneo Kieran Bastian If you want to take other people feel free, but from now on you can't change. And the battles are some of the hardest in the game. Shop: Now we get have fun. Go ahead and sell the Gems and if this is your first run sell all the Dark Magic as well. Tips: This battle should be fun, if you are struggling go back and pick new characters. Because it gets exponentially harder from here. ProTip: Ena has a skill called Boon which restores status to all neighboring characters. BoooYAAAA! (Also I pick Rafiel the fact that he can vigor all the people around him without transforming is invaluable) Tips again: After turn five five meat shields.. um I mean enemy Shine users appear at the start. Again after turn 7 Three armored units appear at the same spot as the meat shields At turn 9 five more meat shields appear. At turn 11 3 Rore armored units Also the Enemy Healer on the second floor on the left side has Panacea to be stolen Three more Enemy Armored units at Turn 12 And three mor earmored units at Turn 13, 14, and 15. There is a Matrona on the top left chest. No more men after 17. Rebirth(1) This is one of the most intersting battles but here we go. Tip: Make sure to Re Outfit your characters and to give Ike a Concotion or Elixir Don't forget to Manage yoru players EXP and hopefully you have set up your new Supports otherwise do so now. Bastian Nailah Players: Ike Micaiah Sothe Sanaki Kurthnaga Ena Nailiah Naesala Tibarn Caineghis Ellicia Renning Rhys Tauroneo Kieran Bastian Rafiel Conditions: Victory Defeat Boss Defeat Ike or Micaiah Dies Pro Tip: I know you want to rush and kill the Black Knight but hold off. Get some EXP Tips: At the begining watch out for the enemy archers on each side. They love shooting down Elincia. These troops also can kill some of the weaker characters like Rhys and Micaiah as well as Sanaki. Also Levail can't attack Micaih so use that for some free EXP After turn 15 no more enemy units spawn. Engame Rebirth (2) Info: Micaiah (Elixir) Sanaki (Pavise) Rafiel (Guard) Items: Make sure to give Alondite to someone. (Renning) Also the Wishblad (Tauroneo) Go into everybody items and equip their strongest weapons then click Fight, Fight, Fight (I'm not a slave..) nvm Cutscene Now you can Manage Exp, Supports, and set up your skills ProTip: Use Manage EXP to see who has maxed out. Simply put don't use them. Players: Ike Micaiah Sothe Sanaki Kurthnaga Ena Nailiah Naesala Tibarn Caineghis Ellicia Renning Rhys Tauroneo Kieran Bastian Rafiel Victory: Defeat Boss Defeat : Ike, or Micaiah Dies Tips: Use the old line block that we have used so much. This is a great level to upgrade Kurthnage and Ena as they don't get attacked. Ready to see Rhys bring the Pain? Have him use Shine on the red dragons. YOU'VE BEEN THUNDERSTRUCK! On the second left section you will notice their is one block that all enemies have to pass through. Block it with Ena or Kurthnaga FTW At the frount center the five Red Dragons near Dheginsea won't move but Dheginsea will attack anybody in the Red. No more dragons respawn after Turn 14 Don't kill Nasir and Garteh they will join you after the battle. Items: Formshift Endgame: Rebirth (4) Info: Forgive and Forget (They wouldn't of said that if we would of iced them) Dont' forget to Manage EXP and make sure everybody has all their items. Also use a Satori Sign on Gareth and Nasir for IRE. WHOMP THERE IT IS. Conditions: Victory Defeat Boss Defeat Ike or Micaiah Dies Tips: Good Luck and try not use any characters that have maxed out Exp. Use Rafiel's Valor to max out the Dragon's transformation gauges. I went for 40 Turns attacking the magic entities. After that I decided I had leveld up enough and pushed on. I would suggest at least 20 Turns but it is up to you. Endgame: Rebirth (5) Tips: Remember to rest your Items, Supports, and Manage your EXP Players: Ike Micaiah Kurthnaga Ena Naesala Nailah Tibarn Caineghis Rhys Kieran Bastian Renning Rafiel Gareth Nasir Ellincia Tauroneo Conditions: Victory Defeat Boss Defaet Ike or Micaiah Dies Tips: This can be a very difficult battle but if you have followed my tips it can beat without losing a player. Okay notice how Ashera has an 8 Aura's around her. Well they will all absorb any attack on Ashera. So you have to destroy them all to do damage to Ashera. Also the Aura's will do damge that is equal to counter damage. Focus first on the Spirits and then follow up with the Auras and then healing. Once you have all the Auras defeated weaken Ashera to where Ike can kill her. Then put Micaiah beside Ike and have Ike finish her off. If you don't do this Ashera will just keep respawning with full life. Congratulations You Have Won!! Beautiful Ending Cutscene, Ike ROXS my SOCKS After beating the game you will be unlock a new title screen. New units appear after the opening cutscene Also unlock the Sound Room, Combat Records, Character Portraits,Theater, and Events Well, if you have any other questions feel free to e-mail me at Robert.Weidner@yahoo.com I will be updating this with extra info on the second playthrough as well as added tips for Hard.