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 Level will be reset to 1, but they
will keep all of their learned Skills. By changing class multiple
times, characters can gain higher stats and have more Skills at
their disposal. Promotion (via Master Seal)
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)
When a character is Level 10 or higher in their non-promoted
class (or any level in their promoted class), they may use aSecond
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, I'm not sure why
you'd do this, but 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
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.
All characters who can fight have a class. Characters can change
classes by using a Master Seal to promote to a higher class or a
Second Seal to reclass to a completely different class.
Base class Lord The title given to a fledgling royal. Fights
using a sword.
Promoted class Great Lord The title given to a mighty royal who
commands armies. Can wield lances in addition to swords.
Grandmaster A tactician gifted with exceptional commanding ability.
A pivotal unit in any army.
Tactician A mysterious tactician-in-training who can wield both
swords and magic.
Promoted class Paladin An experienced and dignified knight,
possessing high mobility and resistance. Great Knight
Cavalier Horseback knights who wield swords and lances in
combat. A well balanced class. Knight Knights encased in heavy
armour. Has high defence, but is weak against magic.
A sturdy armoured rider who can wield swords, lances and
General Armoured knights who possess overpowering defence and
offence. Can wield axes and lances.
Promoted class Swordmaster A sword expert who has reached the
pinnacle of swordsmanship. Has high skill and speed. Assassin An
assassin who lives in the shadows. Can wield bows in addition to
Myrmidon Warriors who specialise in the blade. They overcome
enemies with their swift movements. Thief An underworld dweller who
lives off thievery. Weak at fighting, but good at picking
Trickster A glamorous and elusive phantom thief. Wields staves
in addition to swords.Fighters
Promoted class Berserker A mighty barbarian who has mastered the
axe and deals devastating attacks.
Barbarian Fiends who raid and destroy villages. Has high
strength and speed, but low defence.
Warrior A fighter whose might is second to none. Can wield bows
in addition to axes.
Fighter Savages who fight with axes and dish out mighty blows
with their high strength. Mercenary Professional sword-wielders
with excellent abilities all around.
Hero Battle-hardened warriors who possess exceptional skill. Can
wield axes in addition to swords. Bow Knight An archer knight who
rains arrows while riding on horseback. Can wield both swords and
bows. Sniper An expert bowman who has mastered the bow. Possesses
Archer Bow-fighters who attack from a short distance away.
Promoted class Falcon Knight Knights who control falcons with
great mastery. Can wield staves in addition to lances. Dark Flier
Knights who ride onto battle astride a black pegasus. Can wield
magic in addition to lances.
Pegasus Knight Knights who soar the skies astride a pegasus.
Strong against magic, but weak against bows.
Wyvern Lord Knights who pride their wyvern-riding abilities. Can
wield lances in addition to axes. Griffon Rider Knights who ride a
mythical griffon beast into combat. A finely balanced class.Magical
Wyvern Rider Knights who soar the skies astride a wyvern.
Vulnerable only to bows and magic.
Promoted class Sorcerer+Dark
A warlock who wields potent dark magic. Possesses terrifying
magical power. Dark Knight A spell-casting knight who rides a black
horse. Can wield swords in addition to magic. Sage A powerful
magician who wields mighty magic. Can wield staves in addition to
A wielder of dark magic. Sturdy, boasting high defence.
Mage Magic tome wielders who fare well against armoured
Priest, Cleric Healers who aid allies with their healing staves.
Troubadour Mounted healers who possess high mobility, but cannot
War Monk, War Cleric A holy worker who swings an axe around in
battle. Can wield axes in addition to staves. Valkyrie
A battle maiden who rides a horse into combat. Can wield magic
in addition to staves.Special units Note: These classes do not have
a promoted class, but have a higher maximum Level of 30.
Class Villager A common villager. Very weak, but perhaps has
An enchanting female whose beautiful dances invigorate allies,
giving them another action. Manakete A fabled race said to be able
to take dragon form. Powerful when shifted, harmless otherwise.
Dread Fighter (DLC only) A mysterious fighter who possesses
exceptional resistance. Can wield swords, axes and tomes.
Taguel A warrior who shifts into a rabbit beast to attack.
Powerful when shifted, harmless otherwise. Lodestar (SpotPass, DLC
only) The legendary king spoken of in sagas. He's saved the world
again and again.
Bride (DLC only) A woman blessed by the goddess of fortune. Can
wield lances, bows and staves. Soldier (Enemy only) A common
soldier who fights with lances.
Conqueror (SpotPass only) A royal hailing from the continent of
Valm. Can wield swords, lances and axes. Merchant (NPC only) A
merchant who travels across the lands. Something good might happen
if you help them... Entombed (Enemy only)Claw
Revenant (Enemy only)Claw
The weakest of the Risen. They have high strength and attack the
living with their sharp claws. Fountain of Truth (Enemy
A Risen noble. They have high strength and attack the living
with their sharp claws. Grima (Enemy only)Breath
No description. (The mysterious entities who appear in Paralogue
A fell dragon from ancient times who has reawakened. Its dream
is to bring despair to the world.
Outrealm Class (DLC only)Varies
A class obtained from the Outrealm Gate. (What a DLC class looks
like when DLC is not installed.)
Note: If a character is Level 10 or over in a promoted class (or
Level 30 in a Special class), the promoted classes corresponding to
the class options on this page will also be available to them (eg.
Paladin or Great Knight if they have the option to change to a
Cavalier). Regular classes: Lord (Chrom only), Tactician, Cavalier,
Knight, Myrmidon, Mercenary, Fighter (male only), Barbarian (male
only), Archer, Thief, Pegasus Knight (female only), Wyvern Rider,
Mage, Priest/Cleric, Troubadour (female only)
Special classes: Villager, Dancer, Taguel, Manakete, Lodestar,
Conqueror, Dread Fighter, Bride
Character Avatar Chrom Lissa Frederick Sully Virion Stahl Vaike
Miriel Sumia Kellam Donnel Lon'qu Ricken Maribelle Panne Tactician
Lord Cleric Cavalier Cavalier Archer Cavalier Fighter Mage Pegasus
Knight Knight Villager Myrmidon Mage Troubadour Taguel
Options Every regular class (according to gender) Cavalier
Pegasus Knight Knight Myrmidon Wyvern Rider Archer Thief Troubadour
Knight Thief Fighter Thief Cavalier Pegasus Knight Thief Archer
Troubadour Wyvern Rider Wyvern Rider Mage Myrmidon Barbarian Dark
Mage Cleric Priest Mercenary Wyvern Rider Archer Mage Wyvern
Gaius Cordelia Gregor Nowi Libra Tharja Anna Olivia Cherche
Henry Say'ri Tiki Basilio Flavia Gangrel Walhart Emmeryn
Thief Pegasus Knight Mercenary Manakete Priest Dark Mage Thief
Dancer Wyvern Rider Dark Mage Myrmidon Manakete Fighter Mercenary
Thief Overlord Cleric Myrmidon
Fighter Mercenary Barbarian Mage Mage Knight Archer Myrmidon
Troubadour Barbarian Pegasus Knight Wyvern Rider Barbarian Thief
Barbarian Knight Pegasus Knight Wyvern Rider
Myrmidon Dark Mage Myrmidon Wyvern Rider Dark Mage Archer Mage
Pegasus Knight Cleric Thief Wyvern Rider Mage Knight Knight Dark
Mage Wyvern Rider Troubadour Archer
Aversa PriamChildren characters
Pegasus Knight Mercenary
Wyvern Rider Myrmidon
Dark Mage Fighter
In general, children inherit all the regular class options from
both their parents (so a lot of classes if one of their parents is
your Avatar), except classes exclusive to the opposite gender. If a
class option cannot be inherited due to gender issues, that option
will be replaced with another option more appropriate for their
gender. Despite being a Special class, Villager can be inherited by
male children and both Taguel and Manakete can be inherited by
Morgan. Regular classes: Lord (cannot be inherited), Tactician,
Cavalier, Knight, Myrmidon, Mercenary, Fighter (male only),
Barbarian (male only), Archer, Thief, Pegasus Knight (female only),
Wyvern Rider, Mage, Priest/Cleric, Troubadour (female only) Special
classes: Villager (can be inherited by male children), Dancer,
Taguel (can be inherited by Morgan), Manakete (can be inherited by
Morgan), Lodestar, Conqueror, Dread Fighter, Bride Note: This table
lists the default class options, regardless of parent choice. For
complete class option listings, please check the character links in
Character Lucina Owain Inigo Brady Kjelle Cynthia Severa Gerome
Lord Myrmidon Mercenary Priest Knight Pegasus Knight Mercenary
Wyvern Rider Cavalier Priest Myrmidon Cavalier Myrmidon Knight
Options Archer Barbarian Barbarian Mage Cavalier Cleric Dark
Mage Priest Wyvern Rider -
Pegasus Knight Fighter
Morgan Yarne Laurent Noire Nah
Class varies Taguel Mage Archer Manakete Thief
Every regular class (according to gender) Barbarian Dark Mage
Dark Mage Mage -
Barbarian Knight Wyvern Rider
Character All Initial class
Options Every regular class (according to gender)