There are a lot of weapon varieties that you can use within the Fire Emblem series. One of the main classic features in this game lets you take advantage of the Weapon Triangle which lets you have stronger effects versus other weapon types. Aside from using the triangle system, there are other ways for you to make your weapons stronger. In this page, we’ll provide you with a guide to the Smithy feature that you’ll find at the Somniel.
Fire Emblem Engage is a latest installation for the critically-acclaimed Fire Emblem series, offering a fresh approach to the tried-and tested tactical, turn-based JRPG formula fans have seen in recent years. Players are treated with the return of the Triangle System, weapons with no durability, and of course, the fresh new Emblem/Bond Ring mechanic.
There are a lot of classes that you can choose from in Fire Engage, the characters that you can recruit can also have their own unique classes as well. With that in mind, each character will be able to wield specific weapons based on their proficiency. In Fire Emblem Engage, weapons do not have any durability issues therefore they will not break (except for Staff type weapons). You can usually acquire weapons from the Weapon shop, or perhaps get them as rewards during battle.
Once you have assigned a weapon to a specific character, their current level and stats will help determine their strength in battle. However, there’s also another feature that you can use in order to make the weapon itself stronger. By refining a weapon, you can provide increased stats to that specific item. This is very useful since you can share weapons to all of your characters, so passing them around when needed can be done.
Completing Chapter 5 will let you access the Smithy at the plaza of the Somniel. This place provides you with useful features that can make your weapons better, you can even exchange some of your materials to other types just in case you need specific Ingots.
One of the main features that you’ll be using often at the Smithy is the Refine feature. When using this section at the Smithy, you can look at each weapon that you have and provide them with refines in order to increase their stats.
Each weapon can be refined to +1, +2, +3, +4, and +5 as the max. You also have the option to evolve a weapon and turn it into an entirely different item as long as it is capable of evolving. Refining your weapons and evolving them will use materials such as Iron, Steel, and Silver Ingots, as well as Gold. Higher rarity items will require more resources such as S level weapons compared to those below it.
As long as you have enough materials needed, you can refine your weapon straight to 5 as the max. If you see that there’s a weapon with a ??? name and a black silhouette, it will mean that your weapon is capable of evolving to a different type of item. Maxing out your refinement does not carry over when evolving a weapon, since this will return them to its basic state.
The Emblem Rings that you collect in the game not only provide you with Emblem skills that you can use and inherit. Each Emblem Ring can also provide stats to a specific weapon by engraving them. For example, Emblem Marth will let you use the “Beginnings” engrave for your weapon which can increase your Mt, Hit, Crit, Avo, and Ddg.
You can also engrave one weapon at a time for a specific Emblem Ring. If you have used Marth’s engrave for the weapon of your main character, then your other characters won’t be able to use them. You can check out each Emblem’s engrave bonuses by scrolling through the list. You can engrave as long as you have enough Bond Fragments for use, and higher leveled weapons will use more Bond Fragments in exchange.
The final feature that you can use at the Smithy is for you to exchange Ingots. If you need any Iron, Steel, and Silver Ingots, you can convert your excess other ingots and transform them to the one you need. You can check the table below to know the conversion needed for exchanging:
|Metal Offered||Metal Obtained|
|x 1 Steel||x 9 Iron|
|x 1 Silver||x 90 Iron|
|x 11 Iron||x 1 Steel|
|x 1 Silver||x 9 Steel|
|x 110 Iron||x 1 Silver|
|x 11 Steel||x1 Silver|
Refining your weapons and engraving them must be done in order for you to get the best stats possible. Make sure to save up on your Ingots by picking them up through exploration, you can also use Dogs at the Farmyard in order for them to help out gather Ingots for you.
The resources that you acquire will also be limited such as money, therefore, try to use this feature using weapons that will be used often in battle. The differences in stats can determine a lot in battle such as being able to defeat opponents in 1 turn or not, so make sure to check the Smithy for improvements.
This concludes our Smithy Guide for Fire Emblem Engage. Please check out our other pages for the game for more Fire Emblem Engage content!