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There are 33 playable characters in the main storyline. After beating the game, 10 secret characters that cannot normally be played become unlockable.

Main Characters[edit]

Eirika[edit]

Eirika
FE8 Eirika.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Lord
Affinity Gender
Light Female
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 16 4 8 9 5 3 1 5 5
Growth 70 40 60 60 60 30 30 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Great Lord (use Lunar Brace)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Prologue.
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Supports: Ephraim, Tana, Innes, Forde, Seth, L'Arachel, Saleh

Seth[edit]

Seth
FE8 Seth.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Paladin
Affinity Gender
Anima Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 30 14 13 12 13 11 8 8 11
Growth 90 50 45 45 60 25 40 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: --
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Prologue
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Supports: Eirika, Cormag, Franz, Garcia, Natasha

Franz[edit]

Franz
FE8 Franz.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Cavalier
Affinity Gender
Light Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 20 7 5 7 2 6 1 7 9
Growth 80 40 40 50 40 25 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic on Turn 2 in Chapter 1
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Supports: Amelia, Forde, Gilliam, Natasha, Seth

Gilliam[edit]

Gilliam
FE8 Gilliam.gif Starting Level Starting Class
4 Knight
Affinity Gender
Thunder Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 25 9 6 3 3 9 3 4 14
Growth 90 45 35 30 30 55 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: General or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic on Turn 2 in Chapter 1
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Supports: Franz, Neimi, Syrene, Moulder, Garcia

Moulder[edit]

Moulder
FE8 Moulder.gif Starting Level Starting Class
3 Priest
Affinity Gender
Anima Male
Statistics HP MAG SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 20 4 6 9 1 2 5 5 9
Growth 70 40 50 40 20 25 25 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Bishop or Sage (use Guilding Ring or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 2
  • Weapons: Staves
  • Supports: Vanessa, Syrene, Gilliam, Colm

Vanessa[edit]

Vanessa
FE8 Vanessa.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Pegasus Knight
Affinity Gender
Anima Female
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 17 5 7 11 4 6 5 7 5
Growth 50 35 55 60 50 20 30 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Falcoknight or Wyvern Knight (use Elysian Whip or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 2
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Supports: Syrene, Innes, Forde, Lute, Moulder

Ross[edit]

Ross
FE8 Ross.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Journeyman
Affinity Gender
Fire Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 15 5 2 3 8 3 0 4 8
Growth 70 50 35 30 40 25 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Fighter or Pirate or Journeyman(1) (reach Level 10)
    • If Fighter: Warrior or Hero (use Hero Crest or Master Seal)
    • If Pirate: Warrior or Berseker (use Ocean Seal or Master Seal)
    • If Journeyman(1): Fighter or Pirate or Journeyman(2) (reach Level 10)
    • If Journeyman(2): Fighter or Pirate (reach Level 10)
  • How to Recruit: Have Eirika talk to him in Chapter 2
  • Weapons: Axes
  • Supports: Garcia, Ewan, Amelia, Gerik, Lute

Garcia[edit]

Garcia
FE8 Garcia.gif Starting Level Starting Class
4 Fighter
Affinity Gender
Fire Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 28 8 7 7 3 5 1 5 14
Growth 80 65 40 20 40 25 15 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Warrior or Hero (use Hero Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Have Ross talk to him or clear the map in Chapter 2.
  • Weapons: Axes
  • Supports: Dozla, Ross, Gilliam, Neimi, Seth

Neimi[edit]

Neimi
FE8 Neimi.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Archer
Affinity Gender
Fire Female
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 17 4 5 6 4 3 2 5 5
Growth 55 45 50 60 50 15 35 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Sniper or Ranger (use Orion's Bolt or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 3
  • Weapons: Bows
  • Supports: Amelia, Colm, Artur, Garcia, and Gilliam

Colm[edit]

Colm
FE8 Colm.gif Starting Level Starting Class
2 Thief
Affinity Gender
Light Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 18 4 4 10 8 3 1 6 6
Growth 75 40 40 65 45 25 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Rogue or Assassin (use Ocean Seal or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Appears on Turn 2 in Chapter 3. Have Neimi talk to him.
  • Weapons: Swords. Also equips Lockpicks
  • Supports: Kyle, Marisa, Neimi, Rennac, Moulder

Lute[edit]

Lute
FE8 Lute.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Mage
Affinity Gender
Anima Female
Statistics HP MAG SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 17 6 6 7 8 3 5 5 3
Growth 45 65 30 45 45 15 40 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Sage or Mage Knight (use Guilding Ring or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Visit the house in the bottom left-hand corner of the map in Chapter 4.
  • Weapons: Anima Magic
  • Supports: Kyle, Knoll, Artur, Ross, Vanessa

Artur[edit]

Artur
FE8 Artur.gif Starting Level Starting Class
2 Monk
Affinity Gender
Ice Male
Statistics HP MAG SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 19 6 6 8 2 2 6 5 6
Growth 55 50 50 40 25 15 55 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Bishop or Sage (use Guildind Ring or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 4
  • Weapons: Light Magic
  • Supports: Cormag, Joshua, Tethys, Neimi, Lute

Joshua[edit]

Joshua
FE8 Joshua.gif Starting Level Starting Class
5 Myrmidon
Affinity Gender
Wind Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 24 8 13 14 7 5 2 5 8
Growth 80 35 55 55 30 20 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Swordmaster or Assassin (use Hero Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Have Natasha talk to him in Chapter 5.
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Supports: Gerik, Innes, Natasha, Artur, L'Arachel, Marisa

Natasha[edit]

Natasha
FE8 Natasha.gif Starting Level Starting Class
1 Cleric
Affinity Gender
Ice Female
Statistics HP MAG SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 18 2 4 8 6 2 6 5 4
Growth 50 60 25 40 60 15 55 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Bishop or Valkyrie (use Guilding Ring or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 5
  • Weapons: Staves
  • Supports: Seth, Cormag, Knoll, Franz, Joshua

Ephraim[edit]

Ephraim
FE8 Ephraim.gif Starting Level Starting Class
4 Lord
Affinity Gender
Fire Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 23 8 9 11 8 7 2 5 8
Growth 80 55 55 45 50 35 25 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Great Lord (use Solar Brace)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapters 5x and 8.
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Supports: Eirika, Forde, Kyle, Duessel, Myrrh, Tana, L'Arachel

Forde[edit]

Forde
FE8 Forde.gif Starting Level Starting Class
6 Cavalier
Affinity Gender
Wind Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 24 7 8 8 7 8 2 7 9
Growth 85 40 50 45 35 20 25 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 5x and 8.
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Supports: Franz, Vanessa, Ephraim, Eirika, Kyle

Kyle[edit]

Kyle
FE8 Kyle.gif Starting Level Starting Class
5 Cavalier
Affinity Gender
Ice Male
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 25 9 6 7 6 9 1 7 10
Growth 90 50 40 40 20 25 20 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Paladin or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapters 5x and 8.
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Supports: Ephraim, Lute, Forde, Colm

Tana[edit]

Tana
FE8 Tana.gif
Starting Level Starting Class
4 Pegasus Knight
Affinity Gender
Wind Female
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 20 8 8 12 8 7 7 7 5
Growth 65 45 40 65 60 20 25 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Falcoknight or Wyvern Knight (use Elysian Whip or Master Seal)
  • How to Recruit: Automatic in Chapter 9
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Supports: Eirika, Ephraim, Innes, Syrene, Cormag, Marisa

Amelia[edit]

Amelia
FE8 Amelia.gif
Starting Level Starting Class
1 Recruit
Affinity Gender
Thunder Female
Statistics HP STR SKL SPD LUK DEF RES MOV CON
Starting 16 4 3 4 6 2 3 4 6
Growth 70 40 40 40 50 30 15 N/A N/A
  • Promotion: Knight or Cavalier or Recruit(1) (reach Level 10)
    • If Knight: General or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
    • If Cavalier: Paladin or Great Knight (use Knight Crest or Master Seal)
    • If Recruit(1): Knight or Cavalier or Recruit (2) (reach Level 10)
    • If Recruit(2): Knight or Cavalier (reach Level 10)
  • How to Recruit: Have Eirika, Ephraim, or Franz talk to her in Chapter 9 or have Eirika talk to her in Chapter 13
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Supports: Duessel, Ewan, Franz, Neimi, Ross

Duessel[edit]

FE8 Duessel.gif
  • Class: Great Knight
  • Recruit: Chapter 10 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 15 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 8 Great Knight
  • How to Recruit: Let Ephraim talk to him (Ephraim's Path). Automatic (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: Swords, Axes, and Lances
  • Affinity: Anima
  • Supports: Amelia, Cormag, Knoll, Ephraim

Cormag[edit]

FE8 Cormag.gif
  • Class: Wyvern Rider -> Wyvern Knight or Wyvern Lord
  • Recruit: Chapter 10 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 13 (Eirika's Path)as a Level 9 Wyvern Rider
  • How to Recruit: Let Duessel or Tana talk to him (Ephraim's Path). Talk to him with Eirika (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Affinity: Fire
  • Supports: Duessel, Tana, Natasha, Artur, Seth

L'Arachel[edit]

FE8 L'Arachel.gif
  • Class: Troubadour -> Mage Knight or Valkyrie
  • Recruit: Chapter 11 as a Level 3 Troubadour
  • How to Recruit: Let Ephraim or Eirika talk to her.
  • Weapons: Staffs
  • Affinity: Light
  • Supports: Dozla, Rennac, Innes, Joshua, Eirika, Ephraim

Dozla[edit]

FE8 Dozla.gif
  • Class: Berserker
  • Recruit: Chapter 11 as a Level 1 Berserker
  • How to Recruit: Let L'Arachel talk to him.
  • Weapons: Axes
  • Affinity: Thunder
  • Supports: Ewan, Garcia, L'Arachel, Rennac, Myrrh

Ewan[edit]

FE8 Ewan.gif
  • Class: Pupil -> Mage -> Mage Knight or Sage or Pupil -> Shaman -> Druid or Summoner
  • Recruit: Chapter 12 as a Level 1 Pupil
  • How to Recruit: Visit the house with Ewan inside.
  • Weapons: Anima Magic
  • Affinity: Light
  • Supports: Saleh, Amelia, Tethys, Dozla, Ross

Marisa[edit]

FE8 Marisa.gif
  • Class: Myrmidon -> Assassin or Swordmaster
  • Recruit: Chapter 12 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 10 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 5 Myrmidon
  • How to Recruit: Let Ewan talk to her (Ephraim's Path). Let Gerik talk to her (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Affinity: Ice
  • Supports: Gerik, Joshua, Tethys, Colm, Tana

Tethys[edit]

FE8 Tethys.gif
  • Class: Dancer
  • Recruit: Chapter 13 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 10 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 1 Dancer
  • How to Recruit: Automatic (Ephraim's Path). Have Innes or Gerik talk to her (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: None
  • Affinity: Fire
  • Supports: Ewan, Gerik, Rennac, Artur, Marisa

Gerik[edit]

FE8 Gerik.gif
  • Class: Mercenary -> Ranger or Hero
  • Recruit: Chapter 13 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 10 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 10 Mercenary
  • How to Recruit: Automatic (Ephraim's Path). Have Innes or Tethys talk to him (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Affinity: Thunder
  • Supports: Marisa, Ross, Innes, Tethys, Joshua, Saleh

Rennac[edit]

FE8 Rennac.gif
  • Class: Rogue
  • Recruit: Chapter 14 as a Level 1 Rogue
  • How to Recruit: Let Eirika, Ephraim, or L'Arachel talk to him. You must also give him some money, if you're recruiting him with Eirika or Ephraim.
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Affinity: Dark
  • Supports: Colm, Tethys, L'Arachel, Dozla

Saleh[edit]

FE8 Saleh.gif
  • Class: Sage
  • Recruit: Chapter 15 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 12 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 4 Sage
  • How to Recruit: Automatic
  • Weapons: Light Magic, Anima Magic, Staffs
  • Affinity: Wind
  • Supports: Ewan, Eirika, Gerik, Myrrh

Knoll[edit]

FE8 Knoll.gif
  • Class: Shaman -> Druid or Summoner
  • Recruit: Chapter 15 as a Level 10 Shaman
  • How to Recruit: Automatic
  • Weapons: Dark Magic
  • Affinity: Dark
  • Supports: Lute, Natasha, Duessel

Innes[edit]

FE8 Innes.gif
  • Class: Sniper
  • Recruit: Chapter 15 (Ephraim's Path) or Chapter 10 (Eirika's Path) as a Level 4 Sniper
  • How to Recruit: Automatic (Ephraim's Path). Have Eirika or Tana talk to him (Eirika's Path).
  • Weapons: Bows
  • Affinity: Ice
  • Supports: Eirika, L'Arachel, Vanessa, Joshua, Tana, Gerik, Joshua

Myrrh[edit]

FE8 Myrrh.gif
  • Class: Manakete
  • Recruit: Chapter 16 as a Level 1 Manakete
  • How to Recruit: Automatic
  • Weapons: Dragonstone
  • Affinity: Wind
  • Supports: Dozla, Ephraim, Saleh

Syrene[edit]

FE8 Syrene.gif
  • Class: Falcoknight
  • Recruit: Chapter 17 as a Level 1 Falcoknight
  • How to Recruit: Let Innes, Vanessa, or Tana talk to her or at the end of the chapter.
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Affinity: Thunder
  • Supports: Gilliam, Tana, Vanessa, Moulder, Kyle

Secret Characters[edit]

Caellach[edit]

FE8 Caellach.gif
  • Class: Hero
  • Recruit: Clear Tower of Valni (3rd floor)
  • Weapons: Swords, Axes
  • Affinity: Thunder

Orson[edit]

FE8 Orson.gif
  • Class: Paladin
  • Recruit: Clear Tower of Valni (6th floor)
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Affinity: Dark

Riev[edit]

FE8 Riev.gif
  • Class: Bishop
  • Recruit: Clear Tower of Valni (7th floor)
  • Weapons: Light Magic, Staffs
  • Affinity: Dark

Ismaire[edit]

FE8 Ismaire.gif
  • Class: Swordmaster
  • Recruit: Clear Tower of Valni Once
  • Weapons: Swords
  • Affinity: Wind

Selena[edit]

FE8 Selena.gif
  • Class: Mage Knight
  • Recruit: Clear Tower of Valni Three Times
  • Weapons: Anima Magic, Staffs
  • Affinity: Thunder

Hayden[edit]

FE8 Hayden.gif
  • Class: Ranger
  • Recruit: Clear Lagdou Ruins (4th floor)
  • Weapons: Swords, Bows
  • Affinity: Anima

Glen[edit]

FE8 Glen.gif
  • Class: Wyvern Lord
  • Recruit: Clear Lagdou Ruins(5th floor)
  • Weapons: Swords and Lances
  • Affinity: Wind

Valter[edit]

FE8 Valter.gif
  • Class: Wyvern Knight
  • Recruit: Clear Lagdou Ruins (7th floor)
  • Weapons: Lances
  • Affinity: Ice

Fado[edit]

FE8 Fado.gif
  • Class: General
  • Recruit: Clear the Lagdou Ruins Once
  • Weapons: Swords, Lances, and Axes
  • Affinity: Fire

Lyon[edit]

FE8 Lyon.gif
  • Class: Swaggmaster
  • Recruit: Clear the Lagdou Ruins Three Times
  • Weapons: Dark Magic, Staffs
  • Affinity: Ice