Unlike most JRPGs, Fire Emblem is filled with a huge roster of characters to play as. In Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, there are fifty-two different characters you can use in your party, so there is a lot of choices.
Most maps only let you have around twelve to thirteen party members at one time so it benefits you to stick with one central set of characters. This is so you don’t waste valuable experience points on characters you may not use that often.
But out of this huge cast of characters, who should you put on the front lines and who should you keep on the bench? Luckily we have this helpful guide for you.
Best Characters in Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Marth is the main character of Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and you always have to deploy him, so you might as well use him. Plus he’s one of the best characters in the game, with some great growth rates.
He starts off with a rapier, which does bonus damage to cavalry and knights, two of the most common enemy types in the game. Most of the game’s bosses are these classes as well, so he’s a great boss killer.
If you match him with Lena’s warp staff, Marth will turn even the hardest maps into a cake walk.