Fire Emblem Engage: Best Advanced Class for Hortensia

Perfect this princess and her mystical kit.

In Fire Emblem Engage, players can create an army with over 30 unique characters. Each unit has its own abilities and strengths that set them apart from its allies, and few supporters are as flashy as Hortensia, the second princess of Elusia. Find out the best Advanced Class for this bombastic battler in Engage!

Hortensia’s Unique Advanced Class: Sleipnir Rider

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Like several other fighters in Fire Emblem Engage, Hortensia has a unique Advanced Class that only she can use. The Sleipnir Rider class gives Hortensia B Rank Tome and S Rank Staff Proficiency, making her a master healer and skilled mage. What’s more, Hortensia gets a pegasus to ride above the terrain, giving her immunity from ground hazards. Thanks to her Big Personality skill, Hortensia can heal allies an extra space away with all Staves.

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Recommended Emblem: Micaiah

Fire Emblem Engage Micaiah Emblem
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You’ll want to outfit her with an Emblem to make Hortensia even more effective in battle. As a support-focused unit, Micaiah is the best option for Hortensia. Micaiah offers additional resistance to attacks, improved healing, and access to more powerful healing spells like Great Sacrifice, which fully restores HP to all allies, dropping the user’s HP to one. The higher Hortensia’s Bond with Micaiah, the more Bond Effects the user unlocks. Fight while Engaged to raise your Bond levels and get these skills quickly. Check each of the Bond skills levels one to ten for Micaiah below.

LevelBond EffectDescription
1Resistance +2Grants Res +2.
1ClericThe unit can equip staves up to level C.
1AugmentGrants staff range +5 and area of effect +1.
1Great SacrificeUse to restore full HP to all allies, even those not under the player’s control. After use, the unit HP is reduced to 0.
1ShineLight tome wielded by Emblem Micaiah. Illuminates a 5-space radius (shrinks one space per turn).
2Staff Mastery 1Grants Hit +10 when using a staff. Staves also heal an additional 3 HP.
3Healing LightWhen a unit heals an ally with a staff, the unit also recovers 50% of the HP healed.
3Staff Prof.Proficiency with staves. Required for promotion to specific classes.
4Resistance +3Grants Res +3.
5Skill InheritanceThe unit can inherit this Emblem’s skills.
6Knife Prof.Proficiency with knives. Required for promotion to specific classes.
7Silence WardGrants immunity to silence.
8Staff Mastery 2Grants Hit +15 when using a staff. Staves also heal an additional 5 HP.
9Magic Prof.Proficiency with magic. Required for promotion to specific classes.
10NosferatuLight tome wielded by Emblem Micaiah. The user recovers HP equal to 50% of the damage dealt.
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Once you get to Bond level five, you can inherit skills from Emblems and use them even without the Emblem equipped! Make sure to keep using the Emblem until you get this skill.

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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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