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Fire Emblem: Awakening
Class-changing

Credits: Sirius (coding), Othin (stats)

Notes: This table requires JavaScript enabled to view properly. Luck never changes when changing classes. New weapon levels always start off at E.

Initial class
New class
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Def Res Mov Weapons
To be added

All stat changes as a result of changing classes are simply the difference between the base stats of the new class and the initial class. (The exact changes may differ from what is listed on this site due to the class' maximum stats.)

When a character changes from a promoted to a non-promoted class, they may receive a significant decrease to their stats (especially if the character has many capped stats). However don't worry, because the game keeps track of all stat gains, so their long-term growth is unaffected.

If a character cannot use a weapon type in their new class, but could in their original class, that weapon type does not carry over (but gained Weapon Exp is remembered).

How to change class

There are two methods of changing classes in Awakening--Promotion and Reclassing. Both require the character to be Level 10 or higher and the use of a special item.

After a character changes class, their displayed Level will be reset to 1 and their internal Level adjusted accordingly. Furthermore, all of their learned Skills will be retained. By changing class multiple times, characters can gain higher stats and have more Skills at their disposal.

Promotion (via Master Seal)

screenshot When a character is Level 10 or higher in their non-promoted class, they may use a Master Seal item to upgrade to one of two promoted classes.

Cavaliers can promote to the mobile and magic-resistant Paladin or the axe-wielding and sturdy Great Knight. Meanwhile, Clerics can promote to the axe-wielding War Cleric or the offensive magic-wielding Sage.

For a list of available promotions, please see the class introduction page.

Reclassing (via Second Seal)

screenshot When a character is Level 10 or higher in their non-promoted class (or any level in their promoted class), they may use a Second Seal item to reclass to one of three non-promoted classes (e.g. Cavalier). The classes a character can reclass to are restricted by the character's personality and upbringing.

Furthermore, if the character is Level 10 or higher in their promoted class (or Level 30 in a special class), in addition to the non-promoted classes, they can also reclass to the corresponding promoted classes (e.g. Paladin or Great Knight for Cavaliers).

Finally, when a character is at their maximum Level, they may also reclass to their current class again (e.g. Cavalier to Cavalier).

The Dread Scroll and Wedding Bouquet items function exactly like Second Seals, but always reclass the character to a Dread Fighter or Bride respectively.

For a list of each character's available classes, please see the class sets page.

Avatar

The Avatar is a special case, as he/she can use a Second Seal to reclass to every class (gender permitting), except special classes like Lord, Dancer, Villager, Taguel, Manakete, Lodestar or Conqueror.

Example


In Kellam's case, he starts off as a Knight, so he can promote to a General or Great Knight by using a Master Seal, when he's Level 10 or higher.

When he's a Level 10+ Knight or a Level 1+ General or Great Knight, he can use a Second Seal to reclass to a Thief or Priest or even a Knight again (and therefore access their corresponding promoted classes by using a Master Seal at the appropriate Level).

Finally, when he reaches Level 10 or higher in any promoted class, he can use the Second Seal to reclass to any of the classes available to him.

(Last updated: 25th March 2013)

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