Romances are a longtime minor mechanic within the Fire Emblem franchise and have since made a return to the latest title, Fire Emblem Engage.
However, setting out on a romantic pursuit isn’t always the most obvious and straightforward endeavor to undertake. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got you covered with all the information you’ll need to set out and partner up with your favorite Units.
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In Fire Emblem Engage, romance is tied to a unique Support Level. Upon achieving the rare S-Rank Support Level with a Unit, you will raise the bond between that individual and Alear to the highest possible standard, enabling you to become exceptionally close. For eligible Units, this will also initiate a romantic relationship with them. For everything you’ll need to know about achieving S-Level Support and every Unit you can romance, follow along below.
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How Romance Works in Fire Emblem Engage
In Fire Emblem Engage, if you want to romance a specific character, you’ll first need to spend time building up Alear’s Support level with them.
Support is a mechanic that determines the strength of your relationships with each Unit, with Rankings at C, B, and A levels.
In addition to this, there is the rare S level Support ranking, which is only obtainable on one Unit of your choice.
Reaching S-level Support with a Unit will deepen the bond Alear shares with them significantly and for eligible characters, cause your relationship to blossom into a romance.
To raise your Support level with a character, there are several different methods you can follow.
The first of these methods is by positioning the Unit in which you’d like to raise your Support level adjacent to Alear on the battlefield and then attacking an enemy, consuming an Item, healing yourself or an ally, or taking damage from incoming attacks.
Each time one of these actions occurs by Alear or the Unit in question, the Support level between them will receive some points until, eventually, the level is increased to the next rank.
The second method you can use to boost Support levels is by giving Gifts to the Unit in question. Remember, every Unit in the game will have a preference towards certain Gifts, so keeping this in mind will ensure you receive the best possible boost to your Support.
The third method in which you can use to boost Support is by participating in the various activities around Somniel with the Unit in question.
This includes Training at the Arena, talking to this Unit around Somniel, completing Recreational Activities at Somniel’s Pool, Orchid, or Stable, and dining together at Cafe Terrace.
Upon obtaining enough points to raise your Unit’s Support to the next level, you will unlock a cutscene known as a Support Conversation.
You can view this Support Conversation by opening the menu and navigating to the Reference tab. From here, select Support.
You will now be able to see your Support level with your Units and view any outstanding Support Conversations.
After the Support Conversation has finished playing out, the Support level with that Unit will be raised to the next rank.
In Fire Emblem Engage, all characters can reach A-level Support, but only one may reach the S level, as this is obtained through gifting a valuable item known as the Pact Ring.
To unlock the Pact Ring, you must first complete Chapters 21 and 22 of the main story. After doing so, you’ll gain access to a new Paralogue titled “The Connector”, which you must complete to receive the Pact Ring.
The bad news is that this occurs extremely late in the game, meaning you’ll need to sink quite a few hours in before you’re given a chance to pursue romance.
The good news is, at least, this gives you plenty of time to raise your Support level to the A rank before obtaining this item.
After obtaining the Pact Ring, you’ll be able to withdraw it from the Mementos Drawer in Alear’s Bedroom and Gift it to a Unit of your choice.
Doing so will unlock a special ending between Alear and the chosen recipient of the Pact Ring, and immediately trigger the S rank Support Conversation.
On top of this, both Alear and the chosen recipient of the Pact Ring will also gain access to a new Sync Skill titled the Boon of Elyos.
This Skill grants bonuses to both Crit and Dodge equal to 2x the number of allies that have acted thus far within the turn of combat, making it quite a niche yet powerful addition.
Lastly, any Unit that is gifted the Pact Ring will, in turn, gift a Memento to Alear, which can be found within the Mementos Drawer in Alear’s Bedroom.
These don’t offer any effect but are rather a small way to expand on each character’s personality or hint at what Item they cherish most by sharing it through their unique ending and depth of bond with Alear.
All Units You Can Romance
There are over thirty different obtainable and playable Units in Fire Emblem Engage. However, not all of them can be romanced.
With certain characters, giving them the Pact Ring only deepens the bond between them and Alear on a platonic level.
Others may hint at an interest beyond a platonic relationship through flirty or heartwarming dialogue yet will not actually pursue a romantic relationship with Alear.
if you’re explicitly seeking a romantic connection, then it’s important to know who’s eligible. Here’s a complete breakdown of Units and their romance types, listed by platonic or romantic bond.
All Units With Platonic Pact Ring Relationships:
All Units With Romantic Pact Ring Relationsips:
Which Unit did you decide to Gift the Pact Ring to? Did you chase a romantic relationship or settle for a platonic bond?
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