In Fire Emblem Engage, there are over forty different Classes that you can utilize to change the power and abilities of your Units on the battlefield.
However, many of the Base Classes that Units come equipped with aren’t the most ideal matchup for their stat block. For this reason, knowing when and how to change the Class of your Units is an important part of your playthrough that can impact your overall success.
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In Fire Emblem Engage, Base Classes and Advanced Classes level up at the same rate. However, changing or Promoting the Class of a Unit will cause them to reset to level 1. For this reason, it is important that you Change or Promote Classes as soon as possible. This will ensure that you both have the Strongest Units possible on your team, as well as prevent these Units from falling behind others in terms of level.
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When Can You Change Unit Classes in Fire Emblem Engage?
Master Seals can be used to Promote a Unit from a Base Class to an Advanced Class, while Second Seals are used to change the Base Class of your Unit.
To obtain Master Seals and Second Seals, you will need to progress through the initial first few Chapters of the main story.
Master Seals and Second Seals will start to make an appearance during Chapter 7, where the very first obtainable Master Seal is dropped by Hortensia during that Chapter’s battle.
You can also purchase Master Seals and Second Seals from the Item Shop in Somniel, which is unlocked after completing Chapter 4.
However, these items won’t start to make an appearance in store until after you’ve completed Chapter 7 and will only appear for purchase after certain Chapters, as there is limited total quantity in the game.
Here is a complete list of all Chapters in which Master Seals and Second Seals can be received as progress rewards, loot, or Item Shop purchases:
- Chapter 7: 1x Master Seal Dropped by Hortensiat
- Paralogue: Mysterious Merchant: 1x Master Seal located in the Treasure Chest
- Chapter 9: Item Shop (Restock: 3x Second Seals, 1x Master Seal)
- Chapter 10: 1x Master Seal dropped by Hyacinth
- Chapter 11: 1x Master Seal dropped by an archer standing guard at the exit
- Chapter 12: Item Shop (Restock: 3x Second Seals, 2x Master Seals), 1x Master Seal gifted from saving the NPC
- Chapter 14: Item Shop (Restock: 3x Second Seals, 2x Master Seals)
- Chapter 15: Item Shop (Restock: 3x Second Seals, 2x Master Seals)
- Chapter 16: 1x Master Seal dropped by Marni
- Chapter 17: Item Shop (Restock: 3x Second Seals, 2x Master Seal), 1x Master Seal dropped by Veyle
- The Azure Twin Paralogue: 1x Second Seal located within the left Treasure Chest
- Chapter 18: Item Shop (Infinite Second Seal & Master Seal stock unlocked), 1x Second Seal located within the right Treasure Chest of combat map.
To Promote a Base Class into an Advanced Class via Master Seal, you will first need to reach level 10 within that Base Class.
However, changing a Unit’s Class has no minimum EXP requirement, meaning you are free to use a Second Seal at any level you’d like.
When Should You Change Class of Your Units? Answered
As there is no difference between the rate at which Base Classes and Advanced Classes gain EXP, you should prioritize Promoting or Changing Classes as soon as possible.
Doing so will enable you to have access to some of the best stats, abilities, and builds in the game, while also making sure that these changed or Promoted Units don’t fall too far behind the rest of Alear’s allies and party members, as they will be starting from scratch at level 1.
I’d recommend picking out two or three Units that you wish to Promote or Change for each option and immediately doing so once you’ve gained access to Second Seals and Master Seals.
You can then Promote or change additional Units gradually as you move through the story and gain access to more Seals.
If you find that your newly Promoted or Class-changed Unit is significantly falling behind its comrades in terms of level and power, then there are several different methods and activities that you can do to help them catch up.
Some of the best options for quickly boosting the EXP and catching up on levels of recently Promoted or Class changed Units are completing Skirmishes, Tower of Trials, and Paralogues.
If you let the majority of your more powerful Units deal the majority of damage to the enemy, then have your recently changed/Promoted low-level Unit charge in to deal the killing blow, they will gain additional EXP.
Use this method in repetition over a few combats, and you should have no problems getting these Units up to speed with their allies.
This shouldn’t take too long, especially if you’re at the beginning-to-middle stage of the game.
However, it’s also important to carefully consider how much you will benefit from changing or Promoting a Unit’s Class in the long run, as making this decision too late in the game may hinder that Unit’s power by having them at a lower level unless you’re willing to spend significant time grinding for EXP in the methods mentioned above.
That’s everything you need to know about when to change Class in Fire Emblem Engage.
Which Units have you had the most success with through various Class changes or Promotions? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our content here at Gamer Empire for plenty more helpful Fire Emblem Engage topics to assist you during your adventure through Elyos as the Divine Dragon.