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Choosing the Best Class for Xander (Poll 15)

Which is the best class for Xander?  

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  1. 1. Optimization Poll: Which is the optimal class for Xander?

    • Berserker
      0
    • Bow Knight
      0
    • Brave Hero
      4
    • Butler
      0
    • Dark Knight
      0
    • Exorcist
      0
    • Falcon Warrior
      0
    • General
      0
    • Golden-Kite Warrior
      0
    • Great Knight
      2
    • Holy Bowman
      0
    • Jonin
      0
    • Mountain Priest
      0
    • Paladin
      29
    • Puppeteer
      0
    • Revenant Knight
      0
    • Sorcerer
      0
    • Strategist
      0
    • Trueblade
      3
    • Weapon Master
      0
    • Wyvern Lord
      0
    • I don't really know.
      2
  2. 2. Practicality Poll (Nohr): Which is the most practical class for Xander in the Nohr campaign?

    • Berserker
      0
    • Bow Knight
      0
    • Brave Hero
      3
    • Butler
      0
    • Dark Knight
      0
    • Falcon Warrior
      0
    • General
      0
    • Golden-Kite Warrior
      0
    • Great Knight
      1
    • Holy Bowman
      0
    • Jonin
      1
    • Paladin
      34
    • Puppeteer
      0
    • Revenant Knight
      0
    • Sorcerer
      0
    • Strategist
      0
    • Wyvern Lord
      0
    • I'm going to bench Xander.
      1
  3. 3. Preference Poll: Which class do you like the best for Xander?

    • Berserker
      0
    • Bow Knight
      0
    • Brave Hero
      5
    • Butler
      0
    • Dark Knight
      0
    • Exorcist
      0
    • Falcon Warrior
      0
    • General
      0
    • Golden-Kite Warrior
      0
    • Great Knight
      0
    • Holy Bowman
      0
    • Jonin
      0
    • Mountain Priest
      0
    • Paladin
      25
    • Puppeteer
      0
    • Revenant Knight
      0
    • Sorcerer
      1
    • Strategist
      0
    • Trueblade
      5
    • Weapon Master
      0
    • Wyvern Lord
      1
    • He's fine in any class
      3
  4. 4. DLC Poll: Which DLC class do you like the best for Xander?

    • Ballistician
      0
    • Dark Falcon
      0
    • Dread Fighter
      3
    • Grandmaster
      1
    • Lodestar
      10
    • Vanguard
      19
    • I don't plan on using DLC classes
      7
  5. 5. Optional Poll: Which character would you like to vote on next poll?

    • Kaze
      7
    • Ryoma
      4
    • Pieri
      2
    • Nyx
      4
    • Rinkah
      2
    • Oboro
      4
    • Setsuna
      3
    • Lazward
      4
    • Arthur
      2
    • Effie
      3
    • Flannel
      1
    • Nishiki
      2
    • I don't really care.
      2


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Xander. The eldest son of the Nohrian royal family and the next in line to the throne. Wielder of the legendary weapon, Siegfried. Hes a paragon of valour and chivalry. Seems serious and unapproachable at first glance, but hes a kind and popular man at heart. Has the best handwriting.
[spoiler=Marriage/Buddy Seals]
Spoiler (Marriage/Buddy Seals)

A Marriage/Buddy seal allows a unit to reclass into one of the select class trees of his spouse (S support) or buddy (A+ support). A unit may only achieve an S support with units of the opposite gender (exc. Kamui, Syalla, Zero), and may only achieve an A+ support with units of the same gender.

(The credit for the following information goes to Gayserbeam, as I copied the wording of his explanation. Check out the Class Changing and Inheritance Thread for more information.

  • If the users Primary Class is different than their Spouses/Buddys Primary Class, then the Marriage/Buddy Seal will reclass them to the Spouses/Buddys Primary Class, even if the user has that class as a Secondary Class already.
  • If the users Primary Class is the same as their Spouses/Buddys Primary Class, then the Marriage/Buddy Seal will reclass them to the Spouses/Buddys Secondary Class.
  • If the user is married or buddied with a unit who has an unlearnable class, then the Marriage/Buddy Seal will reclass them to the Spouses/Buddys Secondary Class.
    • An unlearnable class is a class that may be unique to a character or their children. The following units have unlearnable classes: Nishiki (Fox Spirit), Flannel (Garou), Azura (Singer), Mozume (Villager).
  • If the user is married or buddied with a unit who has an unlearnable class, and their Primary Class is the same as their Spouses/Buddys Secondary Class, then the Marriage/Buddy Seal will reclass them to the Spouses/Buddys Substitute Class.
    • A Substitute Class is simply a select class a character with an unlearnable class passes down under certain circumstances. The following units have Substitute Classes: Nishiki (Herb Merchant), Flannel (Outlaw), Azura (Rod Knight), Mozume (Herb Merchant).


If youre still confused, let me use Xander as an example to try and clarify matters!

  • Xander/Zero: Xander's Primary Class is Cavalier, and Zero's is Outlaw. Therefore, Xander would Marriage Seal into Outlaw.
    • Xander/Belka: Xander's Primary Class is Cavalier, and Belka's is Wyvern Rider. Therefore, Xander would Marriage Seal into Wyvern Rider. As Xander's Secondary Class is Wyvern Rider, she would not receive a new class tree from Belka.
  • Xander/Pieri: Xander's Primary Class is Cavalier, and Pieri's is Cavalier. Therefore, Xander would Marriage Seal into Pieri's Secondary Class-- Dark Mage.
  • Xander/Azura: As Azura's Primary Class is Singer, an unlearnable class, Xander would Marriage Seal into her Secondary Class-- Pegasus Warrior.
  • Xander/Cavalier!Avatar: Avatar's Primary Class is Nohr Princess, an unlearnable class. Xander's Primary Class is Cavalier, and Avatar's Secondary Class is Cavalier. Therefore, Xander would Marriage Seal into her Substitute Class-- Ninja.


[spoiler=Possible Classes]

  • Classes in black are ones Xander can only achieve in either the Nohr or the Invisible Kingdom campaign.
  • Classes in blue are ones Xander can only achieve in the Invisible Kingdom campaign

Base Classes (5H, 7N, 12T)

  • Bowman
  • Cavalier
  • Dark Mage
  • Fighter
  • Knight
  • Mercenary
  • Ninja
  • Pegasus Warrior
  • Priest
  • Rod Knight
  • Samurai
  • Wyvern Rider


Promoted Classes (9H, 12N, 21T)

  • Berserker
  • Bow Knight
  • Brave Hero
  • Butler
  • Dark Knight
  • Exorcist
  • Falcon Warrior
  • General
  • Golden-Kite Warrior
  • Great Knight
  • Holy Bowman
  • Jonin
  • Mountain Priest
  • Paladin
  • Puppeteer
  • Revenant Knight
  • Sorcerer
  • Strategist
  • Trueblade
  • Weapon Master
  • Wyvern Lord


[spoiler=Expansion of Possible Classes]
Primary Base Class:
Cavalier
Primary Promoted Classes: Great Knight, Paladin
Secondary Base Class: Wyvern Rider
Secondary Promoted Classes: Revenant Knight, Wyvern Lord

Marriage Seal Classes: These are organized alphabetically based on the localized names of the spouses. we listed the Hoshido characters first, the Nohr characters second, and the shared characters last.

  • Hinoka: Pegasus Warrior -> Falcon Warrior, Golden-Kite Warrior
  • Sakura: Priest -> Exorcist, Mountain Priest

  • Belka: Wyvern Rider -> Revenant Knight, Wyvern Lord
  • Charlotte: Fighter -> Berserker, Brave Hero
  • Effie: Knight -> General, Great Knight
  • Luna: Mercenary -> Bow Knight, Brave Hero
  • Nyx: Dark Mage -> Dark Knight, Sorcerer
  • Pieri: Dark Mage -> Dark Knight, Sorcerer

  • Azura: Pegasus Warrior -> Falcon Warrior, Golden-Kite Warrior
  • Felicia: Rod Knight -> Butler, Strategist
  • Mozume: Bowman -> Golden-Kite Warrior, Holy Bowman


Buddy Seal Classes: These are organized alphabetically based on the localized names of the buddies. we listed the Hoshido characters first, the Nohr characters second, and the shared characters last.

  • Ryoma: Samurai -> Trueblade, Weapon Master
  • Lazward: Mercenary -> Bow Knight, Brave Hero
  • Leo: Dark Mage -> Dark Knight, Sorcerer
  • Kaze: Ninja -> Jonin, Puppeteer



[spoiler=Notice]

  • In the previous optional poll, Oboro placed 2nd and Arthur placed 3rd. Therefore, Oboro would get 3 votes and Arthur will get 1.
  • Subaki and Hana only received one vote each. So Subaki will be out for 2 polls (returns poll 17) and Hana for 4 (returns poll 19)
  • Effie, Flannel and Nishiki have been added back to the poll. if it is demonstrated again is that the forum is not interested in them, They will be out for 4 polls (poll 20).
  • Note: If you plan to go through multiple classes, vote for the Final/Endgame class.


[spoiler=Possible Skills]
Personal Skill: Way of the Knight: When enemys HP is at maximum, damage +2 and damage received -2 during the battle
Skills are organized alphabetically based on the classes. Within the classes, skills are listed in the order of achievement (e.g. a GK earns Luna at Lvl. 5 and Diamond Strike at Lvl. 15, so Luna is listed before Diamond Strike).

Base class skills are listed before promoted class skills. Descriptions of skills Sakura can acquire through her primary and secondary class trees are listed below.

Descriptions of all the skills are located on the skills pages.

Base Classes Skills

  • Bowman: Skill +2, Prescient Victory
  • Cavalier: Open Assault, Rescue
  • Dark Mage: Bind, Devilish Wind
  • Fighter: HP +5, Roundhouse
  • Knight: Defense +2, Confined Defense
  • Mercenary: Stubbornness, Patient Assurance
  • Ninja: Locktouch, Snake Venom
  • Pegasus Warrior: Swallow Strike, Eastern Heart
  • Priest: Miracle, Rally Luck
  • Rod Knight: Resistance +2, Distinguished Son
  • Samurai: Flowing Strike Vantage
  • Wyvern Rider: Strength +2, Cut Through

Promoted Classes Skills

  • Berserker: Rally Strength, Axefaire
  • Bow Knight: Rally Skill, Kunaibreaker
  • Brave Hero: Sol, Axebreaker
  • Butler: Servant's Joy, Tomebreaker
  • Dark Knight: Magic Seal, Lifetaker
  • Exorcist: Rally Magic, Tomefaire
  • Falcon Warrior: Rally Speed, Mirror Strike
  • General: Defensive Formation, Pavise
  • Golden-Kite Warrior: Soar, Sun God
  • Great Knight: Luna, Diamond Strike
  • Holy Bowman: Raven Strike, Bowfaire
  • Jonin: Lethality, Kunaifaire
  • Mountain Priest: Renewal, Magic Counter
  • Paladin: Defender, Aegis
  • Puppeteer: Puppet Break, Copycat Puppet
  • Revenant Knight: Deadly Breath, Overbearing
  • Sorcerer: Vengeance, Bowbreaker
  • Strategist: Rally Resistance, Battle Command
  • Trueblade: Astra, Swordfaire
  • Weapon Master: Strength Seal, Line of Death
  • Wyvern Lord: Rally Defence, Swordbreaker


Open Assault: When user fights in terrain with no terrain effects, damage +3 during battles
Rescue: Select the Rescue command to make an adjacent ally the users support unit
Luna: Skill% chance of ignoring half the enemys Defence (if user has a physical weapon) or Resistance (if user has a magical weapon)
Diamond Strike: When user triggers the battle, physical damage received -10
Defender: When user is the lead unit in Guard Stance, all stats +1
Aegis: Skill% chance of halving damage from Bow, Magic, Kunai, Dragonstone, Breath or Boulder attacks

Strength +2: Strength +2
Cut Through: Select the Cut Through command to swap places with an enemy after an attack
Deadly Breath: When user triggers the battle, enemies within a 2 tile radius have their HP reduced by 20% after the battle
Overbearing: Unless enemy is on a mount, damage +5
Rally Defence: Defence +4 to all allies within a 2 tile radius for one Turn when the Rally command is used
Swordbreaker: Hit rate and Avoid +50 when the enemy is equipped with a Sword



For more info about stats and growths, please go to http://serenesforest.net/fire-emblem-fates/
[spoiler=Summary]

Optimal

1. Paladin [74.47%]

2. Trueblade [8.82%]

3. Brave Hero [5.88%]

Practical (Nohr)

1. Paladin [91.18%]

2. Brave Hero [5.88%]

3. Jonin [2.94%]

Preferred

1. Paladin [67.65%]

2. Trueblade [14.71%]

3. Brave Hero [5.88%]

DLC

1. Vanguard [52.94%]

2. Lodestar [26.47%]

3. Dread Fighter [8.82%]

Optional Poll

1. Oboro [11.76%](4+3 votes)

2. Kaze [14.71%](5 votes)

4. Ryoma [11.76%](4 votes)

4. Nyx [11.76%](4 votes)

4. Lazward [11.76%](4 votes)

Edited by Jayvee94

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Xander gets by as a paladin, but I always turn him into a Trueblade when I can. He's great as one.

As for DLC. Lodestar and Vanguard both seem great on him, but I'm leaning more on Vanguard.

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It boosts his speed to doubling point, is what I remember. His lowered defense is patched by Seigfried, and his growths become more acceptable, boasting a 55% speed and helps his weak resistance a bit. I've always had good luck with him.

Of course, he can only become one if he reclasses with Ryoma A+ (or if you marry him yourself).

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For main game practical purposes, Paladin all the way. If you wanna get less restrictive, Lodestar Xander is very lol. It's pretty much a discount Trueblade that gets a spd boosting skill and ups his growths.

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I thought Vanguard would be better but Marx's speed is pretty bootybutt and I think Lodestar fits better. also speed drain!!!

That's actually his utmost recommendation as he can never double otherwise without an absurd amount of grinding and; or giving him Speed Boosters.

About the draining skills. It's still a problem that no females can get them.

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