As you make your way across the continent of Valentia, you’re bound to come across quite a few interesting characters who are more than willing to join your party. Some of these characters will be tougher to find than others, and in this article you’ll find a full list of all the NPCs that you can recruit throughout the game. We’ll also show you how to recruit characters in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia such as Gray, Tobin, Faye, Kliff, Lukas and more, and tell you where you can them, which will make recruiting them much easier.

This list is a work in progress, and we’ll be updating it constantly as we discover new allies during our journey across Valentia. Be sure to check back often for updated information.

Act I

The first Act of the game focuses solely on Alm and his journey through Zofia. Here are all the recruitable NPCs you’ll encounter during this act.

Gray

How to Recruit: Recruited in the village of Ram, before Alm leaves on his quest. Automatically joins your party.

Starting Class: Villager

Tobin

How to Recruit: Recruited in Ram village before Alm sets out on his quest. Automatically joins your party.

Starting Class: Villager

Faye

How to Recruit: Recruited in Ram village before Alm leaves the village with Lukas to join the Deliverance.

Starting Class: Villager

Kliff

How to Recruit: Recruited before you leave Ram village to join the Deliverance.

Starting Class: Villager

Lukas

How to Recruit: Joins Alm’s party after Mycen refuses to come to Zofia’s aid, when Alm chooses to take his place. Automatically joins your party.

Starting Class: Soldier

Silque

How to Recruit: Recruited after defeating the thieves in the Thieves’ Shrine Interior.

Starting Class: Cleric

Clair

How to Recruit: Can be recruited after you free her from the cell in the Southern Outpost.

Starting Class: Pegasus Knight

Forsyth

How to Recruit: Recruited after fighting to the end of the Deliverance hideout. Speak with him to get him to join your party.

Starting Class: Soldier

Clive

How to Recruit: The former leader of the Deliverance will join your party after you reach the end of the Deliverance hideout. Speak to him to recruit him.

Starting Class: Cavalier

Python

How to Recruit: You first meet Python at the Entrance of the Deliverance hideout, but he cannot be recruited until you reach the end. Speak to him again as you head out of the hideout to recruit him into your party.

Starting Class: Archer

Act II

At the start of Act II, players are reintroduced to Celica, and they’ll be following her path for the next several missions. Here are all of the recruitable NPCs you can encounter during this Act.

Boey

How to Recruit: Recruited before Celica leaves the Priory.

Starting Class: Mage

Mae

How to Recruit: Recruited before Celica leaves the Priory.

Starting Class: Mage

Genny

How to Recruit: Recruited before Celica leaves the Priory.

Starting Class: Cleric

Saber

How to Recruit: Found in the Novis Greatport Tavern.

Starting Class: Mercenary

Valbar

How to Recruit: Can be recruited after defeating the Pirate King Barth. Head into the Pirate Throne Interior and talk to him.

Starting Class: Knight

Leon

How to Recruit: Can be recruited in the Pirate Throne Interior Entrance after you recruit Valbar.

Starting Class: Archer

Kamui

How to Recruit: Can be recruited in the Pirate Throne Interior Entrance after defeating the Pirate King Barth and recruiting Valbar.

Starting Class: Mercenary

Act III

In Act III players are able to move both Alm and Celica. This means you’ll technically be continuing both stories in one act. From here on out we’ll notate which character’s path you will need to be following to find the characters and recruit them.

Palla

How to Recruit: Recruited from Zophia Harbor after defeating Garth and his men on Celica’s path. Return to Zophia Harbor to the south and speak with her and her sister in the Entrance.

Starting Class: Pegasus Knight

Catria

How to Recruit: Can be recruited from Zophia Harbor after you defeat Garth while following Celica’s path. Return to the harbor town and speak to her and her sister inside the Entrance of the harbor.

Starting Class: Pegasus Knight

Luthier

How to Recruit: Visit the Forest Village Plaza along Alm’s path and speak with him to recruit Luthier into your party.

Starting Class: Mage

Mathilda

How to Recruit: Ensure she survives during the battle where Alm and his army attack Desaix’s Fort, and then speak with her at the prison inside the fort.

Starting Class: Paladin

Delthea

How to Recruit: Defeat Tatara with Alm’s party and make sure that Delthea survives the battle. After the battle, visit the Floodgates and speak to her to have her join your party.

Starting Class: Witch (Joins as a Mage)

Atlas

How to Recruit: Can be talked to inside the Mountain Village along Celica’s path.

Starting Class: Villager

Jesse

How to Recruit: Speak with Jesse inside the prison at the Desert Fort and he’ll offer to join Celica’s party.

Starting Class: Mercenary

Sonya

How to Recruit: Defeat Dean and then speak with Sonia in the Tactics Room inside Grieth’s Fort after you defeat Grieth. She’ll offer to join Celica’s team.

Starting Class: Witch(Joins as Mage)

Deen

How to Recruit: Defeat Sonia and then speak with Dean inside the Tactics Room in Grieth’s Fort. He’ll offer to join Celica’s team.

Starting Class: Myrmidon

Est

How to Recruit: Visit the prison inside of Grieth’s Fort to have Est offer to join Celica’s party.

Starting Class: Pegasus Knight

Act IV

Tatiana

How to Recruit: Speak with Tatiana inside the prison at Nuibaba’s Manor to have her offer to join Alm’s party.

Starting Class: Saint

Zeke

How to Recruit: Zeke will offer to join Alm on his quest after you recruit Tatiana. From there, head to Rigel Village Resident 1 and speak with him to have him join the party.

Starting Class: Gold Knight

Mycen

How to Recruit: Automatically joins your party at the end of Alm’s path in Act IV.

Starting Class: Gold Knight

Nomah

How to Recruit: Nomah can be found at the far side of the Temple of Mila, after you lower the water. Speak with him to have him offer to join Celica’s party.

Starting Class: Sage

Conrad

How to Recruit: This character joins Celica’s party automatically after you clear Dolk’s Fort.

Starting Class: Paladin

That’s every character that you can recruit in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. We’ll be sure to update this article with any additional units that might be added through the game’s DLC. You should also head back over to our Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia guide, where you can find more helpful articles like how to manage your inventory, how to get a ship, and more.