Fire Emblem Engage has plenty of characters to add to your roster, allowing you to mix and match your favorites to suit your playstyle. While most of these 35 characters will be added to your forces through the main story, a select few are entirely missable if you’re not careful.
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As you embark on your quest to defeat Sombron, you’ll meet a number of characters eager to join your cause. Six of these characters are missable, and if you don’t pick them up at a certain time, you’ll miss out on them for the rest of the game.
Certain characters can be recruited during Paralogue battles. These are optional fights that appear on the map throughout the game. Others pop up during main story missions and must be spoken to during battle in order to invite them back to the Somniel.
|Character||Starting Class||When & How to Recruit|
|Jean||Martial Monk||Chapter 6, Budding Tent Paralogue
Chat with Jean during the battle. If you forget, he'll offer to join after the battle during a cutscene if he survives.
|Anna||Axe Fighter||Chapter 7, Mysterious Merchant Paralogue
Talk to her using Alear during the battle. She must survive the mission to join your ranks. If you fail to recruit her during the fight, she'll offer to join during a cutscene after.
|Jade||Axe Armor||Chapter 9.
Speak to her on the battle map as quickly as possible using Alear or Diamant. (She will be defeated by enemies if you take too long.)
Chat with him after the main story's battle sequence.
Speak to him using Alear, Ivy, or Hortensia before he is defeated to recruit him to your army. Be careful not to kill him during battle--if you do, he is lost forever.
Talk to her using Alear or Diamant during battle or after battle.
These characters will be automatically recruited as you continue through the main story.
|Character||Starting Class||Chapter Recruited|
|Framme||Martial Monk||Chapter 2|
|Boucheron||Axe Fighter||Chapter 3|
|Chloe||Lance Flier||Chapter 4|
|Louis||Lance Armor||Chapter 4|
|Lapis||Sword Fighter||Chapter 7|
|Ivy||Wing Tamer||Chapter 11|
|Bunet||Great Knight||Chapter 12|
|Pandreo||High Priest||Chapter 12|
|Merrin||Wolf Knight||Chapter 13|
|Hortensia||Wing Tamer||Chapter 14|
|Rosado||Wyvern Knight||Chapter 16|
|Mauvier||Royal Knight||Chapter 21|
|Veyle||Fell Child||Chapter 22|
Since its release in January 2023, Fire Emblem Engage has had four waves of DLC. The fourth added a new side story titled the Fell Zenologue, which includes five new playable characters. Three of these characters–Zelestia, Gregory, and Madeline–appeared in the main game as the group of villains called the Four Winds.
|Character||Starting Class||How to Recruit|
|Zelestia||Melusine||Complete the Fell Xenologue|
|Gregory||Sage||Complete the Fell Xenologue|
|Madeline||General||Complete the Fell Xenologue|
|Nel||Fell Child||Complete the Fell Xenologue|
|Nil||Fell Child||Complete the Fell Xenologue|