Fire Emblem Engage Tier List: Best Units in the Game

Fire Emblem Engage has a variety of units for you to choose from. Some players may find themselves wondering, which units are the best in the game. I have compiled all the data, and below I will do the Fire Emblem Engage tier list, for the best units in the game.

Note: This tier list will contain some spoilers on the recruitable units, but it will mention nothing of the story, or events that happen. You will be able to check it out without fear of getting story events spoiled for you.

I will not take into account Emblem Rings, or class and inherited skills. The units need to be able to stand on their own because Emblem Rings enable most units to become beyond broken, and skills make too big of a difference with endless combinations.

Please keep in mind though, that despite this tier list there is a fair amount of randomness on how a unit turns out as you play the game. Units that appear higher may end up underperforming in your playthrough.

So above all, always play the game the way you want, with the units you like, and create a memorable and enjoyable experience. Personally, I like mage units, so I have an entire team of mage knights, sages, and of course the lovely Yunaka.

For those of you that want a quick overview of the tier list and not the reasoning behind the choices, I have you covered.

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After seeing the tier list, you may be at a point in the game where you don’t have all the units recruited yet. Check out our guide on all the units, and when you recruit them. This way you can create a plan, around the team you want to build.

S tier Characters


Alear Male and Female Protagonist

Alear is the main character in Fire Emblem Engage, much like previous entries they can be your best unit in the roster. Being forced for every map, they are built to be a powerful unit.

In their starting class, they have the Dragon unit type. A very adaptable unit type, that will offer you many bonuses. If you find yourself at a disadvantage, know that the Dragon unit type is locked by the class, and by changing classes the unit type will change.

Below is their detailed stat line so you know what you get. You will see their base stats, their personal growth rates, and the total growth rates which are the sum of the class growth rates, as well as the personal growth rates.

Base StatsPersonal Growth RatesTotal Growth Rates

Alear can be a great asset to level up and use. They are a great buffer because their personal skill Divinely Inspiring, gives adjacent allies +3 damage done, and -1 damage taken.

Though locked to swords, if you want to remain in their original class. Fire Emblem Engage offers players the option to change to any class, and weapon type if they have the correct proficiencies.

Considering you remain in their unique class, their personal sword LibĂ©ration is great to use with high Might and low Weight, and they even get later on, two different 1 – 2 range options for swords.


Louis protects Celine

Louis is a Lance Amor Knight, that joins your team at the beginning of Chapter 4 A Land in Bloom. He starts as a unit with high defense, and the armored unit’s unique ability to be immune to Break.

In higher difficulties his high defense will allow you to tank many hits, that would otherwise kill any other units. Allowing you to use him to lure tough enemies, resist the Break status if at a disadvantage, and then attack them with squishy units from behind.

Base StatsPersonal Growth RatesTotal Growth Rates

Louis can be a great defender, even without much investment. He will be your shield, and if you place two female allies adjacent within 2 spaces, Louis takes 2 less damage during combat. This way, even if he takes a magic hit, he can tank it better.

Try to work with his personal skill Admiration, when you move units, and with early female units like Celine, Etie, and Framme you can have an easier time utilizing this bonus while doing high damage or healing.

With his low speed, Greatlances are excellent weapons to use in the player phase, to Smash enemies and create space for another unit to come in and finish the enemy off.


Yunaka happily joining your team

Hiya Papaya, Yunaka is here! She is the first thief unit to join your army at the beginning of Chapter 6 The Stolen Ring. Happy, cheerful, and full of secrets Yunaka will be a unit that will hard carry you throughout the game.

With high evasion in the Covert unit type, rarely hits will land on her. Even in the mid-game, the short knife will see a lot of use from players, since it gives the holder an extra +20% Dodge.

Her second long-range option, the Iron Dagger can be used to poison high-defense enemies that would otherwise be a nuisance to take out.

Base StatsPersonal Growth RatesTotal Growth Rates

Her personal skill Trained to Kill, gives her Crit+15, while she occupies terrain that provides an Avoid bonus. Zappy! That’s a lot of Crit to gain from a personal skill.

For those of you who don’t know, here is a little tip. You can calculate Crits with this formula (Weapon Crit) + (Dexterity / 2) + (Skill bonus).

Utilize her personal skill, with good positioning, and watch her land those very important critical hits. Listed below are the terrain bonuses that give Avoid.

  • Thicket: Avoidance +30
  • Fort: Avoidance +30, heal 10 HP per turn spent on a Fort
  • Pillars: Avoidance +30
  • Woods: +30 Avoidance
  • Protection Tile: +30 Avoidance, heals 10 HP per turn

If you would like a more in-depth guide on how to use Yunaka, I recommend checking out our guide.


Seadall using Dance

Seadall is the only Dancer in Fire Emblem Engage. Enough said I believe.

Jokes aside, if you are new to the Fire Emblem series, the Dancer class is the best support class in the game. Dancers have the unique ability to allow one of your units to refresh their turn.

That unit will be able to move, attack, use an item, and do everything else you would originally do.

Even though they have weapons, Dancers are not meant for combat. Imagine you are about to defeat a really hard boss and you just needed one more attack. With a dancer on your team, you get that chance.

Seadall is the only available Dancer, and no other unit can become that class.

Base StatsPersonal Growth RatesTotal Growth Rates

If you plan to use him, then you should make your turn play out, around the unit that will get the Dance. Other allies should be placed at most 2 squares away, because his personal skill Curious Dance, will heal them at the start of the turn for 10% of their max health.

Lastly, I want to suggest that those of you who have purchased the DLC, will want to use the Boots on him. The Boots give any unit +1 movement permanently.

By far the best unit to use in Fire Emblem Engage. I recommended you use him without fear or reservation.


Jean entering combat

Jean is the first unit you can recruit from a paralogue. Though small and unassuming Jean is the truest zero-to-hero unit in the game.

Following Donnel from Awakening, Mozu from Fates, and Cyril from Three Houses, Jean is the latest unit in the archetype. These units are all connected by their personal skills. In this case, named Expertise.

Expertise gives Jean double the class growth rates. Meaning that with each level up Jean will gain on average more stats than other units.

Base StatsPersonal Growth RatesTotal Growth Rates (without Expertise)Total Growth Rates (with Expertise)

As you can see Expertise, even in the base class provides a huge boost. Utilize healing staves and watch your Jean become a monster of a unit later on.

Most players enjoy the zero-to-hero trope in games, and Jean continues to shine as a member of this archetype. Use him and have yourself a unit that will excel in any position you want him to fill, with a little training.


Connection Tree

This in-between tier exists because the Royal units follow the trend of the previous games. They are very strong, and if you put the time into them you will have an exceptional unit.

  • Alfred
  • Celine
  • Diamant
  • Alcryst
  • Ivy
  • Hortensia
  • Timerra
  • Fogado

Emphasizing the themes of family, every major nation has a pair of siblings. These siblings start off in a unique class and then, later on, promote to a unique class as well.

They have high growth rates, and high base stats compared to other units that join around the same time. Pick your favorite, and they will definitely shine no matter what type of units you want to use.

A Tier Characters


The A tier has good units that can fill many positions. Pick whichever you like, and you will not be disappointed. Not the best units, but really serviceable.

  • Vander
  • Chloe
  • Boucheron
  • Citrinne
  • Kagetsu
  • Zelkov
  • Pandreo
  • Panette
  • Merrin
  • Goldmary
  • Rosado
  • Lindon
  • Veyle

B Tier Characters

Anna in her recruitment map

Characters in the B tier can be good, but there are much better options in the game. If you like them you can use them, but you can use other characters to do the same job and even better.

  • Framme
  • Clanne
  • Etie
  • Lapis
  • Amber
  • Jade
  • Bunet
  • Saphir
  • Mauvier
  • Anna


In conclusion, this has been the Fire Emblem Engage tier list, on the bests unit in the game.

With such a massive roster, the great units really shine the brightest, but always keep this in mind. RNG in Fire Emblem can have high highs and even lower lows. The best unit can easily turn out in the greatest burden.

I wish you all the luck in your adventures, and may your favorite units have the greatest of luck. If you still have an itch for more Fire Emblem content, check out our article on Bond Fragments and the best usage for them.

Let us know in the comments down below, which are your favorite units so far, and what units are you planning on using in your current or future playthroughs. s


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