Fire Emblem Engage brings the series to the new world of Elyos, full of fresh-faced heroes and with a classical combat focus. While we are used to being introduced to a new team of characters with each game in the series, Engage flips the script just a little bit, bringing back a number of recognisable heroes from previous entries.

Summoned via magical rings, these legacy heroes — 'Emblems' — can be called upon in battle to bolster your strength or to use their abilities alongside your own.

Below, we have assembled a list of every playable character to appear in Fire Emblem Engage as well as all information on the benefits they can grant you in battle. With the announcement of multiple DLC waves planned for the title, the following list is subject to grow over the next few months so be sure to keep an eye on the 'Expansion Pass' section below.

Read on to start prepping your ultimate roster!

Fire Emblem Engage New Characters

Information on many of the following characters has been shared on Twitter via the game's official account, @FireEmblemJP. We would like to thank @SerenesForest for providing translations of each character update.


Fire Emblem Engage Alear
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Alear is the lead protagonist of Fire Emblem Engage. First revealed in September's Nintendo Direct Showcase 2022, the hero has been asleep for 1,000 years since the war against the Fell Dragon, and wakes up again to prevent its resurrection.

The character is playable in two different forms - determined by the player - each rocking the colourful VTuber-inspired hairstyle which caused quite a stir following the Direct.


Fire Emblem Engage Vander
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The first character profile to be officially introduced was that of Vander, an axe-wielding knight who rides around the battlefield on horseback.

For an idea of what Vander looks like in battle, check out the video from @FireEmblemJP below:


Fire Emblem Engage Cramme
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Originally named 'Cramme' in promotional material, Clamme was one of the two characters that were introduced back-to-back and the oldest of the twins who are new to the series.

Cramme's starting type is Mage, making him good for ranged attacks and striking heavily-armoured enemies.

An idea of the character's magical attacks can be seen in the battle video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Framme
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The twin sister of Cramme, Framme's starting class is Monk, making her useful for healing allies during battle.


Fire Emblem Engage Alfred
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Much like Vander, Alfred is a new character to Fire Emblem Engage who travels the battlefield on horseback.

The character's starting class is Noble and he wields a lance in combat, as seen in the following in-game footage:


Fire Emblem Engage Céline
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Céline is Alfred's younger sister and possesses the same starting class of Noble.

Unlike Alfred's character introduction, which focussed on his lance abilities and manoeuvrability in battle, Céline's profile highlights her ability to use both magic and swords for either distanced or close-range combat.

Both of these abilities are showcased in her battle video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Louis
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Louis' starting class is Heavy Lance Armour, granting him high defence stats and a powerful hit in close combat.

As the following battle video demonstrates, Louis' defences are strong against standard attacks, though the character will still take damage from magic.


Fire Emblem Engage Chloé
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Chloé has the starting class of Lance Pegasus. Similar to Louis' weaponry, Chloé is an airborne fighter who deals out damage from above.

Such a combination of wielding a lance while flying above the battlefield, Chloé is a good match-up against magical attacks, though she will be hit by arrows.

For an idea of Chloé's battle animation, check out the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Etie
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First seen in the September Direct trailer, Etie is an archer who uses a bow and arrows to take down enemies.

This weapon class makes Etie a prime candidate for tackling arial and grounded opponents alike, though her attacks work best in close-range combat.

The following video provides an example of what these bow-based attacks look like in battle.


Fire Emblem Engage Boucheron
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Boucheron's starting class is an Axe Fighter which means that he is all about the big hits. A fighter like this is prime for the front lines on the offensive end, though their lacking defensive abilities will be a problem against the opposition's moves.

A look at Boucheron's attacks in battle can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Diamant
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Diamant's starting class is a Lord. He is a swordsman who specialises in close-range combat.

As demonstrated in the following video, Diamant can deal heavy damage to nearby enemies, be they foot soldiers or mounted foes.


Fire Emblem Engage Alcryst
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The younger brother of Diamant, Alcryst has the same starting class as a Lord. However, rather than wielding a sword, Alcryst instead uses a bow.

Much like Etie, the range granted by an archer character allows Alcryst to attack enemies from afar while the rest of the battle continues at close range.

Alcryst's battle animation can be seen in the video below.


Fire Emblem Engage Anna
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Anna is one of the new characters to join the franchise in Fire Emblem Engage.

Perfect for close-range attacks, her starting class is an Axe Fighter making her strong at dealing damage but susceptible to taking it in return with her weak defences.

An example of Anna's battle animations can be found below.


Fire Emblem Engage Ivy
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A princess of Elusia, Ivy is yet another royal character joining the fray.

Ivy's starting class is Wing Tamer. Much like the other mounted characters, they travel the battleground on a beast, though Ivy is able to use magic attacks and therefore has a slightly extended range.

One of the character's attack animations can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Timerra
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Timerra's starting class is a Sentinel who uses a lance as her main weapon type. Her high speed will make her a strong candidate for close-range combat.

For an idea of Timerra's skills in battle, check out the following video which showcases one of her attack animations.


Fire Emblem Engage Yunaka
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Simply billed as a 'Mysterious Woman', Yunaka was the first playable Engage character to be officially announced with the starting class of Thief.

The Thief class grants Yunaka lock-picking abilities and swift movements for sneaking up on enemies. She uses daggers as a main weapon which can inflict poison damage to any enemies who are hit. Poisoned enemies then take increased damage on subsequent turns until they are healed.

Both Yunaka's locking-picking and dagger attacks can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Fogato
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Younger brother to Timerra and the first prince of the Kingdom of Solm, Fogato also starts in the Sentinel class, though he uses a bow and arrow and rides around the battleground on a horse.

This change in weapon allows for more extension in the character's attack range and manoeuvrability.

An example of Fogato's battle animations can be seen in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Hortensia
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As Ivy's younger sister, Hortensia is the second princess of Elusia.

Much like Ivy, Hortensia's starting class is a Wing Tamer, travelling the battleground on a Pegasus and attacking enemies with magic and staves. This allows for the character's attacks to come from a greater range in battle which is effective for maintaining space and avoiding incoming damage.

A taster of Hortensia's abilities can be found below:


Fire Emblem Engage Amber
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Amber is yet another new character to Fire Emblem Engage with the starting class of a Lance Knight. These class abilities grant the hero swift movement on the battlefield and an all-round balance of abilities across attack and defensive stats.

An example of Amber's battle animation can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Jade
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Jade is a new character joining the fight this time around. She has the starting class of Axe Armour, letting her deal out big hits while maintaining a strong defence. Although her defensive stats are effective against physical moves, she's weak to magical attacks.

You can see one of Jade's axe-wielding animations in the video below.


Fire Emblem Engage Rosado
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Rosado is a new airborne character to Fire Emblem Engage.

His starting class is a Wyvern Knight, meaning that she travels the battlefield from above while riding on a dragon-like Wyvern. This class grants Rosado some nice offensive and defensive stats, though he is weak to attacks from both bows and magic.

An example of Rosado's flying attack animation can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Citrinne
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Citrinne joins the club of new Engage characters who fall under the Mage starting class.

Much like Clamme, Citrinne's class type makes her effective against enemies with high defensive stats - able to deal damage all the same.

The hero casts spells using tomes, an example of which can be found in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Bunet
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A royal chef and Fogato's retainer, Bunet joins the list of new Engage characters with the starting class of Great Knight.

This class grants the hero the ability to use various different weapons in battle to beat matchups and best assist his allies. Bunet travels the arena on horseback and has strong defence thanks to his fortified armour.

A clip of the hero's battle animation can be seen in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Kagetsu
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Katetsu is a royal knight and Ivy's retainer.

His starting class is a Swordmaster, granting him huge damage and rapid speed. This makes Kagetsu perfect for close-quarters combat with a strong chance of evading oncoming attacks.

The hero's attack animation can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Lapis
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Lapis is Alcryst's retainer and a royal soldier of Brodia.

Despite her small appearance, Lapis is actually incredibly strong, having been trained to survive. She starts off as a Myrmidon, an incredibly fast and strong class.

Here's just how impressive she can be on the battlefield:


Fire Emblem Engage Panette
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Panette might look like a magic-wielding character on the surface, but with her position as a royal warrior of Solm, that means she packs a punch.

Polite and eloquent, Panette starts off in the Berserker class.

Here she is smashing down the opponent with her axe.


Fire Emblem Engage Seadall
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The first of his type in Engage, Seadall's starting class is Dancer making him a strong supporting ally on the battlefield.

Using the dance move allows Seadall to grant adjacent characters the chance to move again. This can tactically be used alongside big hitters or healers to give your favourite heroes more time in the spotlight.

This dance command can be seen in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Goldmary
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A fresh face to Engage, Goldmary is Hortensia's retainer and has the Hero starting class.

The abilities of this class make Goldmary a prime candidate for close-range combat. She can use a variety of weapons and excels at leading the battle from the frontlines.

You can catch her eliminating an opponent by throwing a lance in the following character teaser video:


Fire Emblem Engage Zelkov
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One of the more mysterious characters to be added to Engage, Zelkov's starting class is a Thief.

Much like Yunaka, this class allows Zelkov to fight nimbly up close with a dagger as his weapon, or expand the battlefield by picking locks to open locked doors.

A taste of the thief in action can be found in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Merrin
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The newest class of animal rider in the Fire Emblem series, Merrin is a Wolf Knight.

Riding the battlefield on a wolf, Merrin attacks at a close range using a dagger. Some of the hero's acrobatic attacks can be found in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Pandreo
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On the less attack-focussed side of things, Pandreo is introduced in Engage with the starting class of High Priest.

Such class abilities grant Pandreo the ability to perform huge healing effects across the battlefield. Using his staff, the hero can heal allies from a variety of different ranges.

Want to see these healing abilities in action? Check out the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Lindon
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Unlike most, you will have to unlock Lindon in battle in order to add him to your team.

This character's starting class is Sage with a Mystical battle style. With strong abilities in tomes and staves alike, the magical hero can deal huge amounts of damage at range and also heal allies.


Fire Emblem Engage Saphir
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Much like Lindon, Saphir can only be accessed via an in-battle recruitment.

Saphir's starting class is Warrior and she uses powerful axe attacks to deal damage to foes either up close or from a medium range.

Fire Emblem Engage Returning Characters (Emblems)


Fire Emblem Engage Marth
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Having long served as the figurehead of the Fire Emblem series, Marth was the first of the returning Emblem characters to be introduced.

The hero first appeared in the franchise's first entry and has since been a mainstay of the games, appearing in some form (be that as a playable character or through DLC/amiibo) across many titles.

In Fire Emblem Engage, Marth can be equipped via his Emblem Ring, which will grant the user some of the character's sword-wielding abilities and make them more likely to avoid enemy attacks.

A video of Marth's Emblem appearance can be found below:


Fire Emblem Engage Celica
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Celica was the second returning hero to be confirmed for Fire Emblem Engage after previously appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its 3DS remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Using the Celica Emblem Ring will boost the magic stats of that character in the process, as seen in the following battle video:


Fire Emblem Engage Sigurd
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After extensive teasing in the trailer, we now have an official character profile for the next returning Emblem, Sigurd - aka 'The Emblem of the Holy War'.

First appearing in Fire Emblem: Geneology of the Holy War, the returning hero uses the Ridersbane weapon and grants bonuses to the user's horse riding abilities. This increased mobility will allow the Emblem summoner to move further in one turn and also enact post-attack manoeuvres.

An idea of Sigurd's mobility bonuses can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Byleth
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After making their franchise debut in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Byleth — 'The Emblem of the Academy' — appears in Engage as an Emblem support.

Using Emblem Byleth alongside a warrior has a number of bonuses. The character possesses skills to prevent attacks missing their target, weapons which adjust to the fighter's class, the ability to increase the stats of nearby allies, and a move which grants up to four allies the chance to move again.

Many of these abilities are demonstrated in the following tutorial video which shows Byleth in action.


Fire Emblem Engage Corrin
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The main protagonist in Fire Emblem Fates, Corrin returns to the battle in Engage as the 'Emblem of Fates'.

Much like the other Emblems, calling on Corrin in battle grants a series of extra abilities to the user. These include the chance to add special effects to the battlefield, manipulate the weapon triangle, prevent enemies from moving for a single turn and the chance to attack multiple enemies in a line.

The above skills are shown in more detail by the following tutorial video.


Fire Emblem Engage Lyn
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One of the three main protagonists of 2003's Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Lyn makes her return to the series as the 'Emblem of Blazing'.

There are a variety of perks that come with calling on Lyn in battle. The character's abilities include allowing the user a second strike before the opponent counter attacks, an increased chance to deal critical hits, the power to create decoy clones and an Engage Attack which results in five consecutive hits from distance.

Many of these skills are demonstrated in the following video.


Fire Emblem Engage Roy
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First appearing in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade on GBA, Roy makes his return to the franchise as 'The Emblem of Binding' in Engage.

Roy is a vanguard-type Emblem who supplies front-line support on both the offensive and defensive ends. Some of the bonuses that the character provides in battle includes the ability to keep the user in the fight at 1HP, a weapon which can break lance-using opponents, temporary stat increases and an attack which effects the three horizontal squares in front of the user with flame damage.

Examples of all of these abilities can be found in the following character tutorial:

Eirika / Ephraim

Fire Emblem Engage Eirika and Ephraim
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The twin protagonists in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Eirika and Ephraim appear under the same Emblem ring this time around as 'The Emblem of the Sacred'.

Eirika is the main figurehead of the pair, but she can be substituted out for her twin brother in battle with each hero granting different perks. Eirika has the ability to deal more damage to opponents with high defence stats and provide big hits on Armoured and Cavalry enemies. Ephraim on the other hand can restore HP to the Emblem user proportional to the damage dealt.

Combined, the twins can use skills simultaneously and provide a "Twin Strike" attack which is strong against corrupted foes and deals massive damage when deployed by a cavalry ally.

Examples of the pair's battle bonuses can be found in the following tutorial video:


Fire Emblem Engage Leif
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Perhaps best known for his appearances in the Japan-only titles, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 and Geneology of the Holy War, Leif returns to the series in Fire Emblem Engage as 'The Emblem of Genealogy'.

As an Emblem, Leif can wield many different weapons, making him a strong choice in a variety of battle situations. The bonuses that this Emblem grants include the ability to take reduced damage when the user has a weapon triangle advantage, an increased chance to land critical hits, the ability to change weapons to a more advantageous one when the enemy attacks, and a move which launches consecutive attacks with a sword, axe, lance and bow to increase the chance of landing a Break.

Many of these abilities can be found in the following Emblem tutorial:


Fire Emblem Engage Lucina
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First appearing in the 3DS title, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Lucina now returns to the franchise as 'The Emblem of Awakening'.

There are a number of different bonuses that Lucina can grant those who call on her in battle. These include the ability to allow any fighter to Chain Attack, deal huge damage to cavalry and armoured opponents, increase the chance of removing damage from nearby allies and create chain attacks for all allies within two squares of the user.

These techniques are each demonstrated in the following tutorial video:


Fire Emblem Engage Ike
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We like Ike! Perhaps more famous for his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ike made his debut in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance on the GameCube. He appears in Engage as the 'Emblem of Radiance'.

Many of Ike's bonuses and skills help boost defence and resistance when your army's health drops low, but this warrior also comes with some extremely powerful attack and defensive skills. Essentially, the lower Ike's health, the stronger he is.

See him in action in the below video:


Fire Emblem Engage Micaiah
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Bringing the Wii representation, Micaiah first appeared in the console's Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and now returns for Engage as the 'Emblem of Dawn'.

As a support and healing-focussed Emblem, Micaiah is great at using magic to help troops from afar. Her Emblem Ring can be used to allow the user to wield a staff (no matter their class), illuminate dark battlefields, boost the range of a staff and sacrifice the HP of a single character for the benefit of the entire team.

You can find all of these abilities in the following tutorial:

Expansion Pass Wave One

During The Game Awards presentation, Nintendo revealed that Fire Emblem Engage would be receiving an Expansion Pass DLC across four different waves. The first of these released on launch day (20th January), reintroducing the following characters.


Fire Emblem Engage Tiki
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Formally appearing in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light, Tiki returns to Engage as the 'Emblem of the Dragon Princess'.

As her Emblem name hints, Tiki possesses an Engage Skill which allows her to shapeshift into her dragon form. In this state, the hero gains 10 HP and all of her stats increase by build +5. This allows Tiki to both deal impressive damage to any nearby enemies and grant powerful support effects to allies.

Tiki's dragon attack can be found in the following video:

Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude

Fire Emblem Engage Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude
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The trio of heroes from the former mainline Fire Emblem title, Three Houses, return to Engage in one collective bracelet as the 'Emblem of Three Houses'.

When synched with an Emblem, one of the three heroes is chosen at random to assist in battle. Using the sync skill, this randomly-selected fighter grants 120% XP gain. On top of this, each of the three heroes has their own perks: Edelgard applies flames to the opponents and their surrounding tiles after an attack, Dimitri removes the first hit if attacked from a distance of two or more squares away, and Claude can inflict poison on the enemy and all those within one square of them.

The heroes can also use the Amyr weapon to deal massive damage against dragons, deal consecutive hits and grant the opportunity to use one of the heroes' special attacks again.

Many of these abilities can be found in the below tutorial video.

Expansion Pass Wave Two

The February Nintendo Direct Showcase revealed a new batch of Emblems who will be joining the game over Wave Two and Three of the DLC rollout. The second Wave was available to download immediately after the Direct event finished (8th February), and includes the following heroes.


Fire Emblem Engage Hector
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First appearing in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Hector makes his series return in Engage as the 'Emblem of Strength'.

The special skills granted by using Hector in battle include the ability to increase defences and resistance, and prevent follow-up attacks. His Engage Weapon, 'Wolf Beil,' deals huge damage to cavalry and armoured opponents.

You can get a taste of his new Engage attack in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Soren
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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance's Soren returns to the latest title as the 'Emblem of Acumen'.

Calling on Soren allows you to nominate an ally as the likely target of opponents' attacks, strike distant foes with their Engage Weapon, reduce enemy resistance and unleash elemental attacks across a wide area.

An idea of some of these moves can be gained from watching this video:


Fire Emblem Engage Camilla
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The 'Emblem of Revelation,' Camilla first appeared in Fire Emblem Fates.

Using this Emblem during a battle in Engage grant the chance to create various terrain effects, attack enemies from range with a magical axe, move across the battlefield like a Flying Unit and damage large areas with a fire effect.

This special attack can be seen below.

Expansion Pass Wave Three

The third wave of Fire Emblem Engage DLC was released on 8th March 2023 and included the following Emblems:

Chrom / Robin

Fire Emblem Engage Chrom / Robin
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The protagonists of Fire Emblem: Awakening, Chrom and Robin return to Engage under a singular, unified Ring as the 'Emblem of Bonds'.

Combining the heroes' sword and magic abilities, using this Emblem in battle comes with its own unique set of bonuses including the chance to negate some counter attacks and provide an extra chain attack.

The Emblem's Engage Attack, 'Giga Levin Sword,' blasts enemies with a single hit from a powerful magic blade. You can see this move in action in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Veronica
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Previously appearing in the series' mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes, Veronica makes her major-console debut in Engage as the 'Emblem of Heroes'.

Calling on Veronica in battle lets the user repurpose missing HP as attack damage, remove the opponent's chance to counter attack when using her Emblem weapon and allow adjacent allies to attack again. Her Engage Attack, 'Summon Heroes,' can randomly summon units to the battlefield.

This attack animation can be found below:

Fell Xenologue (Expansion Pass Wave Four)

The fourth wave of Fire Emblem Engage DLC introduces an entirely new story to the base game called 'Fell Xenologue'. Alongside the new plot developments, there are also a number of new characters that are part of the expansion and can later be added to the main game after completing the wave four storyline.

The following characters will be added as a part of this expansion:


Fire Emblem Engage Nel
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A brand new character joining Fire Emblem Engage's fourth wave of DLC, Nel has the starting class of Fell Child.

Although she uses a lance for closer combat, the Fell Child class also allows Nel to transform into a dragon during combat (which we can't help but think is an all-around cooler way to fight).

You can get a taste of Nel's transforming animation and attack in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Nil
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Nel's twin brother, Nin starts off the Fell Xenologue with the same starting class of Fell Child but wields an axe instead of a spear.

While his initial character profile does not specify the same transformational abilities as Nel, we would imagine that the unique class will grant Nil an equal chance to turn into a dragon during battle.

For a closer look at Nil's axe attack animation, check out the video below.


FE Engage Zelestia
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If Zelestia looks familiar to you, that's because she probably is. Looking at the above image, that's clearly Zephia, one of the main antagonists from the main Engage storyline. But Fell Xenologue takes place in a world outside of Elios where things are similar, but different.

So, is Zephia good now? Well, maybe...

Zelestia's starting class is Melusine, a highly powerful magic knight who flies across the battlefield, dealing out massive damage with sword and magic attacks. An example of this strength can be found in the following video:


Fire Emblem Engage Gregory
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First Zephia and now Griss? Yep, the Four Hounds from Engage's base game are here remodelled as the Four Wings, and you can play as all of them this time.

Aside from the clear visual link to Griss, Gregory is also a magic-based character with the starting type of Sage. He can wield both tomes and staves, allowing him to deal huge damage against armoured enemies.

You can get a taste of Gregory in action from the following attack video:


Fire Emblem Engage Madeline
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The Four Wings' version of Marni, Madeline's starting class is a General meaning that she might not be the most mobile ally on the battlefield, but she can deal out huge attacks and has strong defensive stats.

You can get an idea of Marni's powerful offence in the video below:


Fire Emblem Engage Mauvier
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Those familiar with the phrase "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck", will see that the Fell Xenologue edition of Mauvier is much the same as his character from the base game.

Mauvier's starting class is a Royal Knight, allowing him to easily traverse the battlefield on horseback and deal powerful hits with his lance. As an added bonus, this character can also use Staves, throwing a magical attack into the mix.

One of the lance attacks can be found in the following animation:

At the time of writing, these are all of the characters that we know (or, that we confidently assume) are coming to Fire Emblem Engage. We will continue to update this guide as more hero profiles are revealed.

Which characters are you enjoying so far? Let us know your lineup in the comments below!