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The Lodestar (Japanese: スターロード Star Lord) is a special Lord-like class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is a personal class exclusive to all bonus-character versions of Marth: both SpotPass versions and the downloadable content version in Awakening, and the amiibo version in Fates. In Awakening, it is capable of wielding the Rapier, Noble Rapier and all three Falchion variations, like the game's actual Lord characters; in Fates, it loses access to the Parallel Falchion, which is instead locked to Lucina.
Class growth rates
|Fates||+10 hit rate, +5 critical rate, +10 avoid||Innate.|
|Fates||Dancing Blade||Learned from Level 1 and up.|
|Fates||Charm||Learned from Level 10 and up.|
|Fates||Dual Guardsman||Learned from Level 25 and up.|
|Fates||Speedtaker||Learned from Level 35 and up.|
|Any class||Promotion method||Special class|
Any male unit
|Using a Hero's Brand.|
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.|
|Pr. Marth||Awakening (DLC version)|
|Pr. Marth||Awakening (Shadow Dragon SpotPass version)|
|King Marth||Awakening (New Mystery of the Emblem SpotPass version)|
|Marth||Fates (amiibo and DLC versions)|
|Playable Lodestar units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable enemy Lodestars
|Pr. Marth||Awakening (Champions of Yore 2 & 3, Lost Bloodlines 2 & 3, Rogues & Redeemers 2 & 3)|
|King Marth||Awakening (Lost Bloodlines 2 & 3)|
|Enemy Lodestar units in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Awakening||The Hero-King from the sagas
said to have saved the world.
|Fates||An otherworldly class. Tales abound of
this great hero-king. Uses swords.
- In Awakening, the Lodestar shares its battle model and map sprite with Lucina's version of the Lord class, which itself is meant to be dressed as Marth in the first place.
- The card game Fire Emblem Cipher and Fire Emblem Warriors both use the Lodestar as Marth's promoted class, since he was unable to to promote in his own games but the mechanics of Cipher and Warriors require that he is able to promote.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Literally speaking, a lodestar is an actual star used as a navigational reference. Metaphorically speaking, a lodestar is a guiding principle, like Marth's influence on the future of Archanea. Additionally, "lodestar" is phonetically similar to an inversion of the syllables of "Star Lord", the class's Japanese name.
Star Lord. From "Star Lord", an affectionate title given to Marth by the people of Altea; prior to Awakening, the closest English equivalent to this term was "star and savior", the English translation of the term "Star Lord Marth" in Shadow Dragon.
From Polaris, the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, which was historically used as a literal lodestar in world navigation.
Marth as a Lodestar in Fates.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Classes in Fire Emblem Awakening|
|Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors|