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- This article is about the class from the main Fire Emblem series. For the lance skill from Heroes, see Vanguard (lance).
The Vanguard (Japanese:
The Vanguard's stats are well-balanced and high all around, keeping to a similar pattern as the Hero. Vanguards are powerful, sturdy and fast all at once, having high HP, strength, skill, speed and defense. While other classes surpass Vanguards in individual stats, few have its overall proficiency, and combined with exclusive access to the ranged regalia sword Ragnell and the powerful Aether skill, Ike as a Vanguard has a formidable front-line presence. Its only notable weakness is its resistance, which remains as traditionally weak as most physical units.
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|Radiant Dawn||65||37||15||40||37||30||32||23||??||??||SS SS|
Class growth rates
|Aether||• Radiant Dawn: Innate (mastery skill).|
• Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
|Fates||Heavy Blade||Learned from Level 1 and up.|
|Fates||Veteran Intuition||Learned from Level 10 and up.|
|Fates||Strengthtaker||Learned from Level 35 and up.|
|Advanced class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Event: cutscene prior to the Part 4 Prologue.|
|Any class||Promotion method||Special class|
Any male class
|Using a Vanguard Brand.|
|Ike||Fates (via amiibo)|
|Playable Vanguard units in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Radiant Dawn||Ike, the general of the goddess
Yune's army. Hope rides on his
blade. He wields the skill Aether.
|Fates||An otherworldly class. The leader of a
band of heroes. Uses swords and axes.
- The Vanguard is one of only five playable classes in Radiant Dawn whose members can achieve multiple SS ranks. The others are the Light Priestess, Saint, Chancellor and Black Knight.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
An army unit or individual soldier who operates on the front lines or as an advance guard, leading the charge of a battle or, as a modern colloquialism, any endeavor or movement.
Officially romanized as Vanguard; literally "divine general". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 神将), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ヴァンガード) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. In Buddhist terminology, a shinshō (神将) refers to a general who protects pilgrims.
Military commander; derived from the Arabic دليل dalīl, "guide".
|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 Fates|