Fire Emblem Engage – Emblem Introduction: Byleth (Emblem of the Academy)

Fire Emblem Engage features various characters from past Fire Emblem games, who are called Emblems. They appear in the form of Emblem Rings that units can equip in order to get a stats boost, but also gain access to special skills and abilities. And in this post, we’re going to take a look at Byleth, who is known as the Emblem of the Academy!

Here’s a video showcasing this Emblem in action:

This video also includes part of a scene where Byleth is seen talking with Alcryst. Ever the pessimist, Alcryst reads too much into Byleth’s evaluation of him…

Byleth (voiced by Yuusuke Kobayashi in Japanese) is a former mercenary and teacher at the Officers Academy.

As an Emblem, Byleth can raise the abilities of your Units and lead them to victory. Rather than acting on his own, Byleth truly shines when around allies.

His weapon, skills, and abilities are as follows:

  • Sync Skill: Divine Pulse. Gives a certain probability of landing a hit when your attack is supposed to miss.
  • Engage Weapon: Heroes’ Relics. Allows the Unit wearing his Emblem Ring to use a special weapon (namely, the same Heroes’ Relics from Fire Emblem: Three Houses) based on their Fighting Style. For example, a Magic Unit will get Thyrsus, a staff that increases the range of magic attacks by 2 spaces simply by equipping it.
  • Engage Skill: Instruct. Allows you to use the Instruct command to boost the abilities of nearby allies for one turn. How big the boost is depends on the Fighting Style of the Unit with Byleth’s Emblem Ring. For example, when used by a Dragon Unit, all seven basic stats get a +3 bonus.
  • Engage Attack: Goddess Dance. A powerful technique that not only boosts the basic abilities of nearby allies (up to 4 Units), but also allows them to act again even if they have already finished their turn. Combined with a Unit with great mobility like Fliers, this Engage Attack can be used to turn the tables in a distant corner of the map.

Fire Emblem Engage (Switch) comes out on January 20th worldwide.


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