In Fire Emblem Engage, a Unit’s Weapon Proficiencies determines what kind of weapons they are compatible with using in battle, as well as the Classes they are capable of changing into.
Each Class in Fire Emblem Engage will have different Weapon Proficiencies, so changing the class of a Unit will likely alter their Weapon Proficiency, changing the various weapon types that they can use in combat during matches.
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To get or increase the weapon proficiency of a unit in Fire Emblem Engage, you need to bond the unit with an emblem that holds the proficiency you want. You do this by increasing the bond level between the unit and Emblem.
Table of Contents
- What is Weapon Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage?
- How to Get & Increase Weapon Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- All Emblem Proficiencies in Fire Emblem Engage, Explained
What is Weapon Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage?
In Fire Emblem Engage, Weapon Proficiency is an extremely important mechanic that determines what kind of weapons each of your Units is able to use.
Weapon Proficiency is usually required for changing the Class of your Units, alongside the use of Master Seals or Second Seals. However, you can gain the needed Weapon Proficiencies by increasing the Bond Level between a Unit and Emblem.
If you’d like to check the Weapon proficiencies that your Unit currently holds, you can do so by opening the Class Change menu. This can be found by opening the menu, selecting your Inventory, and choosing the Unit whose proficiencies you’d like to view.
Now select the Change Class option, where you will be able to find the Unit’s Weapon Proficiencies listed on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
Every Class in Fire Emblem Engage will have its own unique Weapon Proficiencies. These proficiencies will also have different weapon levels, ranging from D to S.
These weapon levels will determine the strength of weapons you can use. For example, a Unit with level D Sword proficiency will be limited to only using the more basic Swords in the game, whereas someone with level S Sword proficiency will be able to use the most powerful Swords available.
There are also three different icons used to indicate Weapon Proficiencies and distinguish the different range of proficiency a Unit holds. We’ve gone ahead and listed them for you below:
- Gray icon – Unit has no proficiency in this specific weapon type and will be unable to change Class into a type that uses these weapons until the Unit gains this necessary proficiency.
- White icon – Unit holds standard Weapon Proficiency for this weapon type, usually inherited from an Emblem
- Blue icon – Unit’s natural Weapon Proficiency, which will also grant them a bonus level for this weapon type.
How to Get & Increase Weapon Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
You can gain a certain Weapon Proficiency for a Unit by bonding with an Emblem that holds the necessary proficiency.
By increasing the Bond Level between the Emblem and your Unit, they will eventually be able to gain their Weapon Proficiency, as well as various stat boosts and Skills.
For example, I chose to re-class my Clanne from his default class to an Axe Fighter to try something new and make the most of his Strength stat growth. However, before making this change, I needed to earn Weapon Proficiency for Axes for Clanne.
To do this, I equipped him with Emblem Lief and spent a little bit of time until I had successfully raised their Bond Level to 2. At Bond Level 2, the Unit paired with Emblem Lief will automatically receive his Axe Proficiency, which now allowed me to finalize Clanne’s Class change and make him an Axe Fighter.
Furthermore, not all classes will be able to use the higher-ranked weapons in the game, meaning you’ll usually have to promote your unit into an Advanced Class.
For example, a Unit with the Sword Fighter class gains proficiency with Swords, allowing them to use most basic to medium-powered Swords. However, the Advanced Class known as Swordfighter gains access to S-tier ranked Swords, allowing for much more powerful attacks.
All Emblem Proficiencies in Fire Emblem Engage, Explained
Every Emblem that grants Sword Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Roy (Level 6)
- Corrin (Level 6)
- Lucina (Level 6)
- Leif (Level 8)
- Marth (Level 8)
- Lyn (Level 8)
- Celica (Level 9)
- Eirika (Level 9)
- Ike (Level 9)
- Byleth (Level 9)
Every Emblem that grants Axe Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Leif (Level 2)
- Ike (Level 6)
Every Emblem that grants Lance Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Sigurd (Level 6)
- Eirika (Level 6)
- Leif (Level 7)
Every Emblem that grants Bow Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Leif (Level 3)
- Lyn (Level 6)
- Lucina (Level 8)
Every Emblem that grants Staff Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Micaiah (Level 3)
- Leif (Level 6)
Every Emblem that grants Tome Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Celica (Level 6)
- Micaiah (Level 9)
Every Emblem that grants Knife Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Leif (Level 4)
- Micaiah (Level 9)
Every Emblem that grants Arts Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage
- Byleth (Level 6)
If you’re looking to unlock multiple Weapon Proficiencies in Fire Emblem Engage, Leif is often a good choice to opt for when pairing an Emblem to your Unit, as he has a large range of different Weapon Proficiencies that can be learned at low levels.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get and increase Weapon Proficiency in Fire Emblem Engage.
Which Weapon Proficiencies have you unlocked for your Units, and which Units have you had the most success with in using alternate weapons during your playthrough?
Feel free to let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Fire Emblem Engage guides here at Gamer Empire for plenty of more tips and tricks to assist you on your adventure through Elyos.