Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are back with another look at Fire Emblem Engage, and today gives us new details on Leif, who is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura in the Japanese version, and the ‘Emblem of the Genealogy’ ring; check out all the details below (via Perfectly Nintendo).


Leif is a brave prince who carries the blood of two holy warriors. As an Emblem, Leif is a versatile fighter who can handle pretty much any weapon type. He’s a well-rounded warrior who can attack anywhere without having to worry about pesky things like weapon or fighting style affinity.

Emblem of Genealogy abilities:

  • Sync Skill: Vital Point Shift*. Reduces damage taken from enemies when weapon affinity is favourable;
  • Engage Weapon: Killer Axe*. A powerful axe with increased crit rate.
  • Engage Skill: Adaptability*. Automatically switches to a weapon that gives you the advantage over the enemy’s when under attack. For example, switches to a spear against a sword user, or a sword against an axe user. Also, Unit will always be able to counter regardless of range.
  • Engage Attack: Tetratrick*. Allows the Unit to unleash a flurry of attacks using swords, spears, axes, and bows, which has a high Break rate. Units with the “Qigong” Fighting Style are guaranteed to deal the Break status regardless of the enemy’s weapon type.

Not all weapons have the same range. For example, the range for bows is 2, which means you can hit enemy units that are 2 spaces away. It also prevents enemies with 1 as range from counterattacking. However, there’s a big downside to bows: you cannot launch attacks or counterattacks against enemy units located just one space away from your Unit.

Units with the “Qigong” fighting style can use Chain Guard to protect nearby allies from enemy attacks. When triggered, when an enemy launches an attack that deals up to 20% of your Unit’s HP, it reduces damage dealt to that ally to 0 (effectively negating the attack altogether). Chain Guard will not activate if your HP isn’t at max.

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1+ y ago

I was really happy with the art direction of Three Houses that sort of came back to more old school Fire Emblem character styles and general atmosphere. Unfortunately Engage goes 100% in the wrong direction. This really is the worst Fire Emblem has ever been design wise.

I have to agree. When I saw the first trailer I thought the character design was kinda cute but after seeing so many old and new characters in that design I fell like they all look the same.