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Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change Guide – Recommended Job Classes, Skills, Stats, How to Change Classes

Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about changing the class, recommended classes, skills, and stats of all the classes. In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, everyone starts with Villager whom you can level up and promote to a different class.

In our Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change Guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about changing classes, recommended job classes, skills, stats, and more about different classes in the game.

For more help on Fire Emblem Echoes, check out our Characters Recruitment Guide, General Tips and Strategies Guide, and Best Party Members Guide.

Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change Guide

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a Tactical Role-Playing Game that tells the tale of two childhood friends named Celica and Alm. Due to an on-going war between their respective nations, circumstances force Alm and Celica to fight on the opposite side of the war. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia combines the gameplay elements of previous Fire Emblem games and Gaiden in addition to some new changes such as Dungeons.

Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change

Prior to changing the class of a unit in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, keep in mind that changing a unit’s class will revert the class level of your unit to the lowest possible level of the new class. Keeping this in mind, I recommend maxing out the level of the original class before making the jump to another class.

  • Level 3 Female Sister > Level 12 Saint
  • Level 3 Male Soldier > Level 7 Knight > Level 10 Baron
  • Level 3 Female Pegasus Knight > Level 12 Falcon Knight
  • Level 3 Cavalier > Level 7 Paladin > Level 10 Gold Knight
  • Level 3 Male Archer > Level 7 Sniper > Level 10 Bow Knight
  • Level 3 Mage > Level 12 Male Sage or Level 20 Female Priestess
  • Level 3 Male Mercenary > Level 7 Sword Fighter > Level 10 Dread Fighter

One important thing to keep in mind here is that you can promote a Villager to a Dread Fighter if you level it up to Level 10. Now that we have it out of the way, let us discuss how to change classes in the game. In order to do this, speak to Mila’s Servant in caves/dungeons. You will often have to defeat enemies along the way in order to reach a Mila’s Servant. Finally, do note that Alm exclusive class can only change after Event #4 and Celica exclusive class can only change after Event #3.

Understanding Class Change

For Alm, try Gray Mercenary, Tobin Archer, Kliff Mage, & Faye Cleric. Faye acquires Physic & Rescue early that are good support skills. Alternatively, you can go with Archer Gray, Tobin Mage, Mercenary Tobin, Archer Kliff, and Mercenary Kliff. As for Celica, Mercenary or Archer is the way to go for Atlas.

You need to try to promote Villagers at Level 10. The only exception is Cleric Faye whom you can promote earlier if you feel like doing so. Again, this is only a suggestion & you can promote them whenever you see fit. Another thing you need to pay some attention to is the Villager’s Fork.

The Villager’s Fork is a DLC that re-classes any character except Alm/Celica to a Level 1 Villager. By using the Villager’s Fork, all your stats remain intact with the exception of Movement that remains fixed at 4. This should allow you to remain strong but earn XP at a faster rate and further enhance your stats. I recommend using the Villager’s Fork on your favorite characters or units that show exceptional growth potential & high stats.

All the promotions in the game take place at a Mila Statue when a unit reaches a certain level. You will receive a notification and a statue icon near a unit’s name. During promotion, any stat that is not at/above the base stat of the class you are promoting them to except RES.

For instance, let us assume that your Unit-A has 15 SPD & Unit-B has 20 SPD with you promoting them to Dread Fighter that has a base SPD of 18. In this case, Unit-A will receive +3 SPD but the SPD of Unit-B will remain at 20.

Class Stats

In this section of the guide, we have detailed the base stats of the different classes in the game. One thing to note here is that LUC and RES remain unaffected by the class change.

Key: HP – ATK – SKL – SPD – DEF – MOV

Cavalier

  • Cavalier: 24 – 9 – 3 – 5 – 5 – 7
  • Paladin: 28 – 12 – 5 – 8 – 8 – 8
  • Gold Knight: 40 – 18 – 7 – 12 – 13 – 9

Soldier

  • Soldier: 26 – 10 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 4
  • Knight: 34 – 16 – 2 – 3 – 12 – 4
  • Baron: 40 – 22 – 6 – 4 – 18 – 4

Mercenary

  • Mercenary: 24 – 8 – 8 – 10 – 4 – 4
  • Sword Fighter: 30 – 11 – 11 – 14 – 7 – 5
  • Dread Fighter: 36 – 15 – 16 – 18 – 11 – 7

Archer

  • Archer: 24 – 9 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  • Sniper: 30 – 12 – 6 – 6 – 6 – 5
  • Bow Knight: 40 – 16 – 8 – 8 – 10 – 8

Male Mage

  • Mage: 20 – 8 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 4
  • Sage: 32 – 12 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 4

Female Mage

  • Mage: 20 – 8 – 1 – 7 – 2 – 4
  • Priestess: 32 – 5 – 1 – 8 – 6 – 4

Female Pegasus Knight

  • Pegasus Knight: 21 – 8 – 4 – 7 – 4 – 7
  • Falcon Knight: 34 – 15 – 11 – 12 – 10 – 8

Female Sister

  • Sister: 20 – 8 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 4
  • Saint: 30 – 10 – 7 – 2 – 8 – 5

Alm

  • Warrior: 28 – 10 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 5
  • Hero: 36 – 16 – 14 – 14 – 10 – 5

Celica

  • Priestess: 20 – 8 – 6 – 6 – 4 – 4
  • Princess: 34 – ? – ? – ? – ? – 5

Class Passive Skills

In this section of the guide, we have detailed a brief overview of the Passive Skills for each class in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia:

Fighter – Alm Exclusive
N/A

Hero – Alm Exclusive
Hero can wield both bows and swords.

Priestess – Celica Exclusive
Priestess can wield the swords.

Princess – Celica Exclusive
N/A

Cavalier, Paladin, & Gold Knight
These have high damage but suffer severe damage by cavalry attacks & cannot climb mountains.

Mercenary
N/A

Sword Fighter
N/A

Dread Fighter
This halves the magic damage and attain +5 RES.

Soldier
N/A

Knight
N/A

Baron
N/A

Archer
Gains +1 bow range.

Sniper
Gains +2 bow range.

Bow Knight
Gains +2 bow range. These have high damage but suffer severe damage by cavalry attacks & cannot climb mountains.

Mage
N/A

Sage
Increases the Black Magic hit-rate by +10.

Priest
Have the ability to wield swords.

Pegasus Night
These remain unaffected by terrains, can go past mountains, & can cross walls.

Falcon Night
These remain unaffected by terrains, can go past mountains, & can cross walls. Moreover, gain +10 ATK against Monsters.

Cleric
N/A

Saint
Restores the HP of adjacent allies by +5 & also negates terrain effects.

Recommended Job Classes

Everyone in the game starts with Villager. However, after reaching a specific level, you can promote the villager into a different class depending on your playstyle. In this section of the guide, I have detailed the recommended job classes:

Alm’s Path

Mercenary Gray & Mercenary/Archer Robin
At Level 5, you will attain the required tankiness & damage output to keep going. However, do note that the Mercenary Class tends to struggle against Magic Damage. In addition to this, with this job class, you will have to stay at close range & that can cause some difficulties.

Coming to Robin, Archer allows him to attain increased Critical Damage and Critical Chances. Apart from that, he can also attain a distance advantage. However, do keep in mind that with this class, you are not supposed to tank and must deal damage from a distance. You can also tank with Robin with Mercenary class but try to avoid ranged damage.

PK/Cleric Faye
When it comes to Faye, you can either go with Cleric for support or Pegasus Knight for physical damage. Since most of the male character are focused on dishing out damage, try to use Faye as a support character. In addition to this, Faye can also cross terrain easily.

Celica’s Path

Cavalier Atlas
When we talk about Celica’s path, I recommend Cavalier for Atlas as it will allow you to cover long distances. During Celica’s path, you will encounter terrain and Atlas will make it easier for you to safely tread deserts, poisonous swamps, etc. Alternatively, you can also go with Archer to deal with Gargoyles from a safe distance. If you decide to go with Archer, try to equip the Killer Bow to access the Hunter’s Volley that will allow you to fire two consecutive arrow shots. Since Atlas has pretty decent ATK speed, they both should combine nicely.

This is all we have in our Fire Emblem Echoes Class Change Guide. Let us know if you have anything else to add to the guide!