Fire Emblem Engage: Best Advanced Class for Alcryst

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Fire Emblem Engage continues the long-running turn-based strategy franchise from Nintendo. With new allies and classes to assume, finding out which to pick can be overwhelming. Here we break down the best options for Alcryst, the second prince of Brodia.

Alcryst’s Unique Advanced Class: Tireur d’elite

Alcryst unique advanced class tireur d'elite
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Weapon Proficiency
Info via Fire Emblem Engage

Alcryst starts as a Lord in Fire Emblem Engage. This young leader of Brodia is exceptional with a bow and even gets an exclusive Advanced Class that lets him shine. Tireur d’elite boosts his aptitude with a bow from B rank to S rank and gives him Luna, a move that offers Alcryst a chance to ignore half of his foe’s Def/Res. The more Dex he has, the more likely it is to trigger.

Related: How to change classes in Fire Emblem Engage

Recommended Emblem: Lyn

Emblem Lyn Fire Emblem Engage
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To further boost Alcryst’s effectiveness in battle, you’ll need to outfit him with the correct Emblem. For Alcryst, we recommend using the Lyn Emblem, a master archer that boosts this prince’s already impressive archery.

Each Emblem grants unique user skills as a character’s bond level increases with the ring’s spirit. After level five, players can inherit skills and use them without Lyn’s Emblem equipped. Each of Lyn’s Bond Effects from level one to ten is listed below.

LevelBond EffectsDescription
1Speed +1 Grants Spd +1.
1Alacrity If unite initiates combat with Spd Advantage of 9 or more, the unit’s follow-up occurs before a foe counterattack (if possible).
1Call Doubles Create four illusory doubles that can make chain attacks with the unit.
1Astra Storm Use to launch 5 bow attacks at 30% damage, up to 10 spaces away.
1Killer Bow Bow wielded by Emblem Lyn. Easily inflicts fatal wounds.
Effective: Flying
2Speed +2 Grants Spd +2.
3Speedtaker Grants a stacking Spd +2 each time unit initiates combat and defeats a foe. Bonus lasts for the rest of the battle (Max +10)
4Bow Focus 1 Grants Hit +10 at the cost of Ddg -10 when using a bow.
5Skill Inheritance Unit can inherit this Emblem’s skills
6Bow Prof. Proficiency with bows. Required for promotion to specific classes.
7Bow Focus 2 Grants Hit +15 data cost of Ddg -10 when using a bow.
8Sword Prof.Proficiency with swords. Required for promotion to specific classes.
9Speed +3Grants Spd +3.
10Mani KattiDivine sword wielded by Emblem Lyn.
Effective: Cavalry, Armored
Info via Fire Emblem Engage

While we saw success with Lyn as our Emblem ally, there is no one right way to fight in Fire Emblem Engage. Once you master and inherit Lyn’s skills, we suggest experimenting with other Emblems to see how Alcryst fairs.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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