We love a good RPG, and one of the very best on Switch was Fire Emblem: Three Houses just a few short years ago. If like us, you wondered what Nintendo could even do next to improve the formula, along comes a fresh new game to show us, and the Fire Emblem Engage Emblems mechanic is a fantastic way to add some variety to your troops, laying on some serious fan service for fans that have been along for the ride over the years.
Ever wanted to go into battle with the ghost of Marth at your side? Fancy swinging your sword with the spirit of Lynn? Maybe even riding into a raid with an apparition or Roy? There are a lot of Fire Emblem characters from the game’s many entries over the years, so the possibilities for Fire Emblem Engage Emblems are huge. And who knows, if the game is a huge success maybe we can even get a few more Fire Emblem characters in Smash? If you can’t wait to explore Elyios, be sure to check out our guides to the best Switch RPGs, and the best Switch strategy games next.
Let’s dive into our Fire Emblem Engage Emblems guide.
What are Fire Emblem Engage Emblems?
Fire Emblem Engage Emblems are the spirits of heroes from previous Fire Emblem games, and they can be equipped as companions by all of the main characters in Fire Emblem Engage. The Emblems give each regular unit a power increase, as well as add additional moves and weapon combinations to their move pool.
You can also fuse with Emblems on the battlefield to unlock the engage skills, giving your units new powerful moves and special abilities. These buffs all increase stats, and give a considerable power boost to your regular units like Alear. Finally, you can also use Emblems to unleash the powerful engage attack to overwhelm and destroy your opponents. The engage status can only be used for three turns, but as you continue to battle you can refill the meter to use the powerful boost at the most opportune time.
All Fire Emblem Engage Emblems
Marth – Emblem of Light
Possibly the most recognizable face of Fire Emblem thanks to their appearance in Super Smash Bros over the years, Marth is a powerful sword user who first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and its sequel Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. While we don’t know exactly how his emblem will work yet, but we know he has unique skills such as lodestar rush, divine speed, and unyielding.
Byleth – Emblem of the Academy
Hailing from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the tutor Byleth fittingly has the skill called instructor, which can be used to boost the stats of any units nearby. They also have the skill goddess dance which not only increases stats but also allows the nearby units to act again. Byleth will be useful a support character and could be essential for helping to power up weaker units that need a boost.
Lyn – Emblem of Blazing
Lyn is a powerful brawler that uses skills that prevent foes from counter-attacking. She also has a skill known as astra storm that allows her to unleash five attacks from a distance, making her a huge threat almost anywhere on the field.
Celica – Emblem of Echoes
Celica has a unique skill called echo that allows her to split up her magic attacks and unleash spells on two targets at once. She also has a unique skill called warp ragnarok that allows her to warp to a faraway space and attack from there. Celica will likely be crucial at picking off weak targets and helping gain control of the map.
Sigurd – Emblem of the Holy War
Sigurd has amazing mobility out of the roster of Fire Emblem Engage Emblems, and his gallop engage skill vastly increases movement. Sigurd’s other engage skill override allows him to move through a line of foes and do damage at the same time, helping the player to get out of sticky situations.
Corrin – Emblem of Fates
From Fire Emblem Fates, Corrin has a dragon vein skill that allows her to remove hazards from the battlefield such as fire, or she can imbue tiles with healing effects to help turn the tide in battle. She also has a powerful engage skill called torrential roar that reaches all enemies in front and adds the water effect to the terrain as well.
Eirika & Ephraim – Emblem of the Sacred
Eirika and her twin brother Ephraim can swap at will, ready to assist Alear with high attack and great recovery. Use the alternate command to swap between them in battle.
Micaiah – Emblem of Dawn
Micaiah is a female healer from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and fittingly her focus in Engage is on her hearing abilities, as well as her visions of the future.
Ike – Emblem of Radiance
Ike is a tough general who balances offensive and defensive capabilities. When a unit Engages with Ike, the ability Brave General offers the unit a boost to defence and resistance the less health they have. Ike also wields a hammer, which offers more damage when used against enemies wearing armour.
Roy – The Emblem of Binding
While perhaps more famous for his appearance in Super Smash Bros Melee and beyond, Roy is the star of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Roty is a fierce and loyal soldier, known for his bravery, and his ability to withstand damage.
Lucina – Emblem of Awakening
First appearing in Fire Emblem Awakening, Lucina is the daughter of Chrom, but originally took on the appearance of Marth to hide her true identity. She excels when working alongside allies, and has a great mixture of offensive and defensive abilities.
Leif – Emblem of Geneology
First appearing in Fire Eblem: Genology of the Holy War, Leif is one of the oldest and most iconic stars of the Fire Emblem series. Leif is a prince, and his story revolves around his legendary heritage.
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Tiki – Emblem of the Dragon Princess
A fan favourite character from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Tiki has appeared in many different Fire Emblem games over the years. Tiki’s engage attack lets her turn into her dragon from, boosting all stats. To unlock Tiki, you must purchase the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass, and then beat the Divine Paralogue.
Edelgard/Claude/Dimitri – Emblem of the Three Houses
The leaders of the titular warring houses from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude all occupy one Emblem Ring and can be swapped each turn in battle. They are available as part of the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass.
That’s all we have for now folks, but we already know there are at least twelve Emblem rings in Fire Emblem Engage, so we expect to be updating this guide with even more heroes from the series’ past. For even more great guides now, be sure to check out our articles covering the Fire Emblem Engage Somniel, the Fire Emblem Engage arena, and Fire Emblem Engage amiibo next.