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"Fire Emblem: Awakening" - All About Child Units

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Important Note About Spoilers

This should be pretty obvious but, just in case: This article is going to contain spoilers, out of virtue of the topic matter. If you have just started playing Fire Emblem: Awakening and do not wish to be spoiled, then stop reading now!

I repeat: If you don't want certain plot-crucial twists to be utterly and completely spoiled, then turn back now!

Lucina, the only child unit you are required to get in "Fire Emblem: Awakening". Chrom's daughter. Has five possible mothers.

Lucina, the only child unit you are required to get in "Fire Emblem: Awakening". Chrom's daughter. Has five possible mothers.

Introduction

This article is going to be an in-depth article related to the thirteen child units that you can recruit in Fire Emblem: Awakening. By popular demand, I an going to write up individual child unit articles as time permits. However, these are the reasons why I was initially considering only this one article about the child units:

  • There are a whopping thirteen child units. Readers that also dabble in writing can probably appreciate the workload that this entails, by default.
  • I have already discussed pretty much every single possible skill that any of the children could learn as any class during the course of my other unit articles, so doing individual child articles would be redundant, to say the least.
  • Child growth rates aren't clear-cut like parent growth rates are, as they are a function of the child's base growths and the parent's base growths. This means that the usual tables I include for class growths wouldn't work nearly as well for the children.
  • By the same token, a child unit's initial stats are also derived from both the child's base stats and the parent's base stats, so that also bears explaining.

Basically, child units, by virtue of inheriting skills and growths from their parents, deserve their own article for explanation, and I felt it would be more convenient just to lump the information in one source rather than force readers to hop through thirteen different articles.

With all of that said, let's get started.

Owain, Lissa's son. Actual hair color may vary depending on the father.

Owain, Lissa's son. Actual hair color may vary depending on the father.

Overview

This first overview question contains spoilers about the plot; if you want to avoid spoilers, I recommend skipping to the table below.

Who are the child units?

(Wait, we get to have little kids in our army?)

No, that would be silly. And awesome. But mostly silly. Although to be fair, Ricken, Lissa and Maribelle don't look very old, at least to me.

Okay, so, who are the child units . . . ?

Twelve out of the thirteen child units come from a ruined future where the dark dragon Grima has been revived and has taken over the world. Bad things happen, Risen overwhelms humanity. It's a dire place. My Unit's child has it arguably better, as they come from another timeline that may or may not be in the same state, but they have amnesia (just like their MU parent), so the player will never know. The child units are actually young adults (some look younger than others, but I don't think anyone of the child units is a minor; could be wrong though) and all are noticeably spent from having to fight the Risen day in and day out and watch their loved ones die. Some are more affected by this than others.

Who are the child unit's parents?

ChildFemale ParentMale Parent

Lucina

Varies

Chrom

Owain

Lissa

Varies

Inigo

Olivia

Varies

Brady

Maribelle

Varies

Kjelle

Sully

Varies

Cynthia

Sumia

Varies

Severa

Cordelia

Varies

Gerome

Cherche

Varies

Morgan

My Unit [Female] (Varies if MU is Male)

My Unit [Male] (Varies if MU is Female)

Yarne

Panne

Varies

Laurent

Miriel

Varies

Noire

Tharja

Varies

Nah

Nowi

Varies

Inigo, Olivia's son.

Inigo, Olivia's son.

As you can see from the table above, Chrom and male MU are the only male units to have children. Every other potential child unit has a fixed female parent.

Does the parent's class influence the child's class in any way?

Only in Morgan's case. Morgan defaults to the base class of the parent who is NOT MU. So, for example, if you have your male My Unit marry Lissa (and keep Lissa as either a Sage or a War Cleric), then Morgan will start as a Cleric when you access her Paralogue chapter. Every other child unit has a fixed class.

Paralogues?

Basically, when a potential parent reaches S rank with an eligible mate, you unlock a Paralogue mission that allows you to recruit said child unit (this doesn't happen in a vacuum though, and some child units are in danger of death within a few turns of starting their chapter should you not intervene, so make sure you assess the situation carefully at the deployment menu). All child units in Paralogues start as allied units*, and you need to talk to them with their fixed parent to get them to join (Chrom may also work in some of the situations, but I can't guarantee that he will work in all of them).

*Except for Cynthia, who always starts as an enemy unit and Yarne who starts as an enemy unit if you side with the mercenary group he is fighting against. Yarne does start as an allied unit if you side with his mercenary group. Thanks to Mycool for pointing this out in the comments section!

Brady, Maribelle's son.

Brady, Maribelle's son.

Okay, do any of the children have variable genders?

Ah, that would be interesting, wouldn't it?

Well, the answer is: Only Morgan. Morgan's gender is always the opposite of their MU parent. So, if you have a male MU, you'll get a female Morgan.

Any other parent influences?

Well, appearance is largely dictated by the fixed parent (which is usually female), but fathers do pass on their hair color (this is played for laughs in Laurent's C support with his father, at least when Vaike is the father).

Lucina takes almost exclusively from Chrom because the design team couldn't be expected to draw up five different Lucinas to compensate for player input, when she is revealed before her actual time of recruitment. Morgan will actually receive their hair color from MU's mate, even if said mate is female (which trumps the usual "father passes hair color" rule).

Kjelle, Sully's daughter.

Kjelle, Sully's daughter.

So, how do stat growths work for child units?

Ah, this is a big one. Okay, a child unit's actual growths are mathed out based on the following formula:

Child's actual stat growths = [Father's growth rates + Mother's growth rates + Child's base stat growths] / 3

Then, if you want the child's total stat growths:

Child's total stat growths = [Child's actual stat growths + class growths]

Generally, you're not going to see a major shift in a child unit's stat growths in any category based on parent pairing, so I tend not to worry about this too much.

For More Information on Maximum Stat Caps

The folks over at Serenes Forest have crunched up all of this stat growth and stat cap information into easily digestible snippets and tables. Considering the fact that maximum stat caps seem to be influenced by Assets and Flaws that all units have, and those are hidden from the player's view, it is pretty much impossible to easily figure out what the maximum stat caps for a certain child unit will be, even given a helpful formula.

Thus, the following link to Serenes Forest will be your best friend if you want to see what caps a child unit will have for each of its stats.

Cynthia, Sumia's daughter. In canon, Chrom is her father.

Cynthia, Sumia's daughter. In canon, Chrom is her father.

Okay, how do base stats work for child units?

In a similar way to stat growths. For a child's base stats:

Child's actual base stats = [ (Mother's current stats - Mother's class base stats) + (Father's current stats - Father's class base stats) + Child's absolute base stats ] / 3 + child's class base stats

Basically, the stronger the parents are, the stronger the child unit will be.

And maximum stat caps?

I'm not even going to presume I know how these are inherited. However, I will leave you a helpful link to the page on Serenes Forest where you can see the stat caps for each child unit depending on their class and their parents. Check the sidebar for details.

When do children roll their stats, growths, etc.?

This occurs when you enter said child unit's Paralogue, with the exception of Lucina. Since Lucina joins due to plot related reasons, she will roll her base stats and growths at the time of joining.

Thus, it usually occurs that Lucina tends to be weaker than most other child units at time of recruitment. However, she's particularly useful and outstrips most other child units over time (thanks to the Parallel Falchion and Aether, among other things), so she pays off in the end.

It is also useful to note that all child units start at Level 10 unpromoted. So, they're growth units, to be sure. Make sure you don't get them killed by being overzealous with them.

Child Unit Starting Class and Recruitment Info

NameStarting Class Present in:How to Recruit

Lucina

Lord

End of Chapter 13

Joins automatically at the end of the chapter.

Owain

Myrmidon

Paralogue 5

Talk with Chrom or Lissa

Inigo

Mercenary

Paralogue 6

Talk with Chrom or Olivia

Brady

Priest

Paralogue 7

Talk with Chrom or Maribelle

Kjelle

Knight

Paralogue 8

Talk with Chrom or Sully

Cynthia

Pegasus Knight

Paralogue 9

Talk with Chrom or Sumia

Severa

Mercenary

Paralogue 10

Let her talk to Holland, the enemy Villager

Gerome

Wyvern Rider

Paralogue 11

Talk with Chrom or Cherche

Morgan

Varies

Paralogue 12

Talk with Chrom or the Avatar

Yarne

Taguel

Paralogue 13

Talk with Chrom or Panne

Laurent

Mage

Paralogue 14

Have Miriel visit the village

Noire

Archer

Paralogue 15

Automatically from Turn 2

Nah

Manakete

Paralogue 16

Talk with Chrom or Nowi

Severa, Cordelia's daughter.

Severa, Cordelia's daughter.

Skill Inheritance

Now that I've touched upon the formulas for stats, it is only proper to talk a bit about skill inheritance. Basically, it is pretty simple. Each parent will pass down their last active skill to their child (that is, the skill at the lowest slot in the skill list). For example, imagine this hypothetical skill list on Sumia:

  • Relief
  • Galeforce
  • Strength + 2

In this case, Sumia would pass down Strength + 2 to Cynthia, as it is the last active skill. Make sure that you organize your skills so that you have your skill of choice in the appropriate slot.

Of course, the designers of Awakening decided that this was too simple and made Chrom a critical exception. Chrom will always pass down Aether to daughters and will always pass down Rightful King to sons, even if he does not have either of those skills at the time.

In case you're wondering, the MU has no such special rules for skill inheritance. So, just put your skill of choice in the last slot and you're set for Morgan (most people like to pass down Ignis).

Gerome, Cherche's son.

Gerome, Cherche's son.

Tips and Tricks for Skill Inheritance

  • If at all possible, try to pass down gender-specific skills. For example, only females (from Dark Flier) can get Galeforce and only males can get Wrath (from Berserker) and Counter (from Warrior). So, if you want to optimize your child units, you'll want all possible pairings that can give male units Galeforce (Wrath and Counter aren't as important in the long run, but you could also try to pass that down to some of your female units if you're inclined).
  • Skill inheritance is not set in stone until you enter the Paralogue containing a certain child unit. So, for example, if you want to tinker with Nowi's skills for inheritance to Nah, make sure you don't enter Nah's paralogue prematurely.
  • Think ahead on the possible class changes your child units will do and build accordingly. For example, if you don't want to class change Kjelle into a Paladin some day, but want the Paladin's Aegis skill, you may look into passing down Aegis to save yourself some time.

Which Child Units Have Access to Galeforce?

Child UnitAccess to Galeforce? [Ignoring My Unit as a potential parent]Access to Galeforce? [Including My Unit as a potential parent]Methods of Obtaining Galeforce

Lucina

Yes

Yes

Skill or Pegasus Knight inheritance from: Sumia, My Unit [Female], Maribelle, Olivia

Owain

Yes

Yes

Skill Inheritance from Lissa.

Inigo

Yes

Yes

Skill Inheritance from Olivia

Brady

Yes

Yes

Skill Inheritance from Maribelle

Kjelle

Yes

Yes

Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit

Cynthia

Yes

Yes

Skill inheritance from Sumia. Pegasus Knight base class.

Severa

Yes

Yes

Skill inheritance or Pegasus Knight inheritance from Cordelia

Gerome

No

No

Unable to obtain Galeforce. Cherche doesn't have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.

Morgan

Not applicable

Yes

Skill inheritance from applicable female parents (both genders), Pegasus Knight inheritance from applicable female parents (female Morgan)

Yarne

No

No

Unable to obtain Galeforce since Panne does not have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.

Laurent

No

No

Unable to obtain Galeforce due to the fact that Miriel does not have Pegasus Knight as a possible class.

Noire

Yes

Yes

Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit

Nah

Yes

Yes

Pegasus Knight inheritance from Gaius, Donnel, or male My Unit

Morgan, as a male, and as a female. Gender and hair color are determined by the MU's mate.

Morgan, as a male, and as a female. Gender and hair color are determined by the MU's mate.

Yarne, Panne's son.

Yarne, Panne's son.

Class Inheritance

Class inheritance is deceptively simple. You would think it would involve some mumbo-jumbo with formulas, since a lot of the above mentioned items have contained that. Well, not at all. Basically:

  • The game looks at the classes both parents have.
  • The child gets all class options from both parents, as well as their own class options (should they have any both parents somehow did not already have). If Chrom is a parent to a second child, Lord does NOT get passed down to that child. MU's Tactician DOES get passed down to a second child, though.
  • If a parent would pass down a class option that is incompatible with their child's gender (Vaike's Barbarian, for example), the game grants a different class option to the child. (See the next section for a table on what this entails exactly).

There you have it! That's all there is to it when it comes to class inheritance.

Class Option Inheritance Modifications depending on Parents

CharacterModified class options (for daughters)CharacterModified class options (for sons)

Vaike

Fighter, Barbarian --> Knight, Mercenary

Lissa

Pegasus Knight, Troubadour --> Myrmidon, Barbarian

Gaius

Fighter --> Pegasus Knight

Miriel

Troubadour --> Barbarian

Donnel

Villager, Fighter --> Pegasus Knight, Troubadour

Maribelle

Pegasus Knight, Troubadour --> Cavalier, Priest

Gregor

Barbarian --> Troubadour

Olivia

Dancer, Pegasus Knight --> Mercenary, Barbarian

Henry

Barbarian --> Troubadour

Panne

Wyvern Rider --> Barbarian (Panne modifies Wyvern Rider although it is not a gender-specific class)

-

-

Cherche

Troubadour --> Fighter

Laurent, Miriel's son.

Laurent, Miriel's son.

Some More Child Unit Related Questions

Are the child units worth using?

Well, their value will largely be dependent on the effort you put in to their parents, so to speak. Since stat values and growths are calculated partially based on the parents, this means that you will have stronger child units if you spend the time to really train the parents. Even so, I feel some of the child units are more worth it than others.

So, who are the best child units?

It's so hard to answer this objectively, thanks to the way that child units and inheritance work. However, in my opinion:

  • Lucina - She usually surpasses Chrom until he can get the Exalted Falchion. Even then, you can perform the canon pairing of Chrom x Sumia and pass down Galeforce to Lucina. Remember that Galeforce can only be passed down by females (since the skill comes from Dark Flier, and only females can become Dark Fliers). In that case, Galeforce makes Lucina superior to Chrom. Just keep in mind that Galeforce requires Dark Flier 15 and that Lucina joins at the end of Chapter 13.
Noire, Tharja's daughter.

Noire, Tharja's daughter.

Nah, Nowi's daughter.

Nah, Nowi's daughter.

  • Nah - She's a Manakete. Enough said. The fact that she happens to have beautiful base growths (and Nowi's own growths aren't half-bad, so you're practically guaranteed to get a high stat growth Nah no matter the father) helps as well. Only minus is that Nah can't get Galeforce unless her father can pass down Pegasus Knight to her, as Nowi doesn't have access to said class. Thanks to Raven3557 for pointing this out!
  • Morgan - As the child of MU, Morgan is invariably a force to be reckoned with. Remember that parents pass down their class options to their children, so Morgan should have every non-gender specific class available to use. As a nasty bonus, if you have MU pair up with Panne or Nowi, you'll get a bonus shapeshifter for your troubles (definitely Nowi; I personally prefer Manaketes to Taguels myself).
  • Donnel's child. Basically, if you have a child unit not covered in the previous bullets that is the kin of Donnel, they land an honorary spot on this list (in my playthrough, it was Nah). Donnel's ridiculous growths pretty much guarantee that the child will be at least good (most likely great).

Generally speaking, the children will surpass their parents, but I feel that those listed in the bullets above are the cream of the crop. Your mileage may vary.

Help, I can't access a certain Paralogue!

Well, that's not a question, but here's an answer: You probably need to progress more in the story. To access every single child unit paralogue, you will need to clear the main story chapters up to 18. Once you beat Chapter 18, you should be able to access all of the child unit Paralogues.

Can child units support?

They most definitely can! In fact, child units can marry as well, should you get them to the appropriate S-rank. Look below for two helpful support tables for the second generation.

My Unit can marry any of the child units, should they not be married already, and if MU is of the correct gender for the attempted pairing. This is part of the reason why Morgan is an amnesiac (because the design team realized the possible issues such a pairing could cause in terms of timeline continuity if they weren't careful).

Possible Marriage Pairings for Child Units

MalesFemales

Owain, Inigo, Brady, Gerome, Morgan (Male), Yarne, Laurent

Lucina, Kjelle, Cynthia, Severa, Morgan (Female), Noire, Nah

Other Possible Supports for Child Units

CharacterSupports

Lucina

Kjelle, Cynthia, Tiki

Owain

Inigo, Brady, Morgan (Male)

Inigo

Owain, Brady, Gerome

Brady

Owain, Inigo, Yarne

Kjelle

Lucina, Severa

Cynthia

Lucina, Severa, Nah

Severa

Kjelle, Cynthia, Noire

Gerome

Inigo, Laurent

Morgan (Male)

Owain, Yarne

Morgan (Female)

Noire, Nah

Yarne

Brady, Morgan (Male), Laurent

Laurent

Gerome, Yarne

Noire

Severa, Morgan (Female)

Nah

Cynthia, Morgan (Female), Tiki

Conclusion

In conclusion, the child units in Fire Emblem: Awakening provide a reward for those people who are diligent in pairing up their units to build up support relationships. Since child units will generally surpass their parents, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. The stat growths, base stats, skills, and class options of child units are influenced by their parents, so some consideration should be taken at the time of pairing up couples, if you want to have optimal children.

However, sometimes optimal is more trouble than it's worth. If this is your first playthrough, just have fun and enjoy the game. You'll have time to create your master race of child units in a subsequent playthrough.

Feel free to ask questions if there is something unclear in this article, or just voice out your thoughts on this article. Feedback is what makes articles thrive, after all! I may have missed something, and a million pairs of eyes are better than one! So, if you want me to talk about something not mentioned here that is relevant to this topic, please let me know in the comments section!

Until the next time, take care and have fun!

-Winterfate

Comments

ArcaneZ on August 20, 2020:

Should I do a playthrough with female MU and have her marry Chrom and see what happens?

John Z on November 07, 2017:

Should I wait to max out my parent units before recruiting the child unit?

Jeffrey on May 03, 2016:

Hey, thanks for all the effort you put into this. Two things.

1) Why do people put in all the effort to get so many skill and abilities, if there's no real PVP online mode? Is the hardest level really so hard that one needs to do that?

2) Can children marry or support the adults? I wanted to pair up Yarne and Say'ri, but not only can they not marry so far, they don't have any support rank-ups! Not even C class! The heart icon that shows up on other character pairings after a fight doesn't show up. What's up? Can they just not even function as support?

Geodude on June 22, 2015:

Hi, I don't know if you're still around but you only need to get to chapter 13 to get all the kids if you have all potential mothers married already.

Jay on February 04, 2015:

There are no canon pairing lists for FE:A. Nor has the developer acknowledged a canon pairings list for FE:A. Chrom x Sumia is implied. So is Chrom x Cordelia. Hell, even the Chrom x FeMU has extra cinematic scenes for a romantic pairing/an extra scene with Lucina. There is no canon pairing until a sequel establishes it.

Chrom x FeMU is probably the most ideal gameplay pairing for 2nd generation characters. Since Lucina, and Morgan will both get access to every class in the game through their mom (thus Lucina can learn Armsthrift from the Merc line), and male Morgan can inherit Galeforce through his mom along with Rightful King from the father. Both kids would be able to sport an Aegis-Pavise combo if the player wanted, and be the most broken characters imaginable. No seriously. Lucina and Morgan are nigh-unstoppable if their parents are both Chrom, and FeMU.

Reaper7760 on March 19, 2014:

I actually found this guide to be more helpful then most when it came to pairings and second gen children though most of my pairs are different overall though great guide and thank you for making for those of you reading this have fun with your pairings and let them match your unique playing style that is what matters the most in any game

Orange on September 28, 2013:

You mean Apotheosis right? That map is ridicolous with it's lunatic plus skills and overpowered stats. However all you really need to beat it is 20 units maxed out with Limit Breaker and some decent skills. Then the hard part is that you need some epic strategic skills and the patience of playing an hour long map. I beat it on Casual with just under half of my units fallen. My team was Chrom and Sumia (parents) Lucina Cynthia Avatar and Emmeryn (parents) Morgan Fredrick and Lissa (parents) Owain Gangrel Walhart Aversa Yen'Fey Priam Marth Ike Roy Tiki and Donnel. Keep in mind a little under half of these characters didn't have Limit Breaker and if they did i probably would have lost almost nobody. :P Point is the stat caps arent that big if a deal. In the end its strategics a bit of luck good skills and Limit Breaker that bring in the win. XD

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013:

Haha, I know the feeling all too well. I feel the same way as well but, for the sake of writing up these articles, I had to take a dive into the optimization circle. I feel that optimizing takes some of the fun out of the game though.

(Although there is that one DLC map that has enemies with 50+ stats in everything, so perhaps there it is more of a requirement than elsewhere).

No worries about the ramble. :D

Orange on September 28, 2013:

Thanks a ton! You were a great help! It was always something that i thought about but never really tested to be sure. Personally though i think players put way to much thought into pairings to make uber children. I just like pairing my fav characters. Also lets be honest. At least in my opinion children characters will pretty much always surpass the parents so to me the stat caps don't really matter as much. I have fun playing the game and enjoying the story and that's what its all about. Sorry for the ramble and thanks for the info. :)

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on September 28, 2013:

Hello there Orange!

Well, simply put, a parent's class doesn't affect their children's stat caps. The only thing that can affect a child's stat caps is which parents pair up together. So, if you have Lissa/Frederick the stat caps on Owain will be different than say Lissa/Lon'Qu. It doesn't matter if they're on unpromoted classes or not.

Hope this helps! :D

Orange on September 28, 2013:

Hi there. This guide explains quite a bit and i wanted to thank you for that. However there is one piece of info i can't seem to find anywhere. Lets say we have Lissa and Fredrick together but Lissa isn't promoted to her Sage or War Cleric yet. Would her umpromoted class affect Owains maximun stat cap? A better question would be does a parents class affect a childs stat cap at all say if i had Vaike classed into something suitable for Laurents magic classes would his new class affect his stat caps? Thanks for your time i apprieciate it.

FE11 on June 08, 2013:

Sorry, meant after chapter 18 is when you get tiki's paralouge

FE11 on June 08, 2013:

Dude, you can get all child paralouges after chapter 13. 18 is where you get tiki

Azipi on May 21, 2013:

Okay so where are you getting all these "canon" info from? Stop freaking saying canon unless you know, from a credible official source, that its canon! I have not heard of any such source and I don't believe there is one so citations or stop freaking saying canon, sheesh.

Raven3557 on May 20, 2013:

And thanks to you for all of your hardwork :)

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on May 20, 2013:

Yes, you are correct. In fact, it even says so in my Galeforce inheritance table. XD

I should go fix that. Thanks for pointing it out!

Raven3557 on May 20, 2013:

Iirc , nah can get galeforce by having Donnell as father with opens up the Pegasus knight tree. Correct le if I'm wrong ^^

Mykel on April 24, 2013:

Lon'Qu is capable of being a speed tank I mastered him through to swordmaster then made him a trickster at level 12 Str31 mag14 skill48 spd 46 luck37 def 16 res 28 lucky seven and swodfaire on him as well I highly recommend the golden gaffe dlc makes money fast with good exp. It goes to show how many second seals farming each class to 20 can benefit before getting the kids. Only dissapointment is Severa looks so much better with black hair. Too late for this file Libra is the father might stick with Lon'Qu next time.

mykel on April 24, 2013:

Big flaw for MU Nowi Morgn receives weakness to pegasus and wyvern riders

Naro on March 20, 2013:

Thanks for the quick reply!! It really does help a lot. As for the part about Lissa's son...that's good to know too. Im like in love with him xD! The stage you get him on cracked me up so hard -looking forward to the child pages hehe :D

Thanks again and keep up the excellent work! I shall be checking in for more hubs fufufu xD!

Naro~

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 20, 2013:

Hello there Naro! Well, I'll eventually get to Severa in my individual child unit hubs, but here's a few base tips for potential parents:

- Donnel, Gaius and Male MU are no gos because they should be used to pass down Pegasus Knight. Cordelia passes down Pegasus Knight, so it's a bit pointless to have any of those three as fathers.

- I'm picky with pairing up Lon'qu since his Defense growth is pretty low, and that will cripple most child units. Lissa x Lon'qu is pseudo-canon, and that's the pairing I believe is optimal for Lissa's son.

- Ricken, Libra, and Henry are better for the children with high-magic growths.

For choice of parent, any of the fathers not mentioned above should work.

For skills, you'll want Galeforce and Armsthrift. Have a potential father pass down an attack skill such as Astra or Luna. If you leave Severa as a Mercenary, she'll get Sol as a Hero. If Severa has a Mage class option from her male parent, you can get Lifetaker from Dark Knight.

Really though, the real awesome skills are Galeforce and Armsthrift. Everything else is just icing on the cake. :)

Thanks for reading Naro and hope this helps! :D

Naro on March 20, 2013:

Heya Winterfate! I'd really like to thank you for making all those wonderful hubs! Honestly, I've gone to Serenes plenty of times looking for answers but...whether it was my own intellect or ability to understand... I failed to grasp anything (Derp xD). After finding these hubs though, it cleared everything up for me! Thanks again for the amazing guide :D Now I have a question, if I were to use Severa (I find her absolutely adorable x3) in your opinion what would be the best way to maximize her abilities?

Naro~

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 18, 2013:

You're welcome X. Thanks again for reading! :)

X on March 18, 2013:

It looks pretty good to me, but since I'm the person who wanted it in the first place, it might be best to get a second opinion. Thank you for adding it.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 17, 2013:

@X: I saw the object of your concern and added a spoiler line. Feel free to check it out and let me know if it looks obtrusive or not.

Thanks again for your feedback! :)

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 17, 2013:

X, there's a spoiler alert at the very start of the article. -_-

A hub talking about second generation units is going to have spoilers, no matter how hard I try not to have them (heck, Lucina's class is a huge spoiler for someone who has played multiple Fire Emblem games and has pattern recognition).

I'm sorry that you got spoiled, but I can't very well write spoilers in big, fat letters throughout the whole hub. It would look sloppy. :/

As for the rest of your comment: I plan to publish a Lucina hub tomorrow, a Morgan hub on Wednesday (possibly), and a Nah hub some time later (still not sure when). As for the other child units, I'm still up in the air about it. However, given that I'm getting such positive feedback on these hubs, and many people are posting interest for the other child hubs, I suppose I'll probably end up writing them. :)

Thank you very much for your comment and for reading X, and sorry again for the spoilers!

X on March 17, 2013:

Thank you for doing this, as it has been really useful to me. I wish you had put a spoiler alert in the overview though, as I was looking forward to the game's plot twists and they got spoiled for me. Also, I have been really struggling with the marriage thing. This hub said a lot about why the children are so good and wether to use them or not, but it didn't discuss the marriage options or specifics about anything. Individual child hubs would be useful to know different possible skill builds, how to get certain skills on certain children, and things like that. I do know that you are busy, but I don't think the information is found anywhere else (although bits and pieces of it are online as answers to questions) and the information could be useful to a many people, not just me.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 13, 2013:

Hey there Mycool! Thanks for pointing that out. I forgot about Cynthia (who starts as an enemy unit). Granted, Yarne starts as an ally if you align yourself with the mercenaries in the village rather than the mercenaries outside of the village.

I'll fix this soon and credit you for the correction. :)

Thanks for reading!

Mycool on March 13, 2013:

"All child units in Paralogues start as allied units..."

This isn't actually true for Cynthia and Yarne. I just wanted to point that out. You have awesome dedication to this.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 05, 2013:

Hello there Sve! First of all, thank you for reading! :)

Secondly, while it is true that base stats don't matter much in the long run, they're pretty useful at the time of recruitment, since they will help you get each of the child units past their relatively low start at Level 10 unpromoted.

Basically, if you don't mind grinding, your question is correct. If you want to grind as little as possible, then they'll probably be more important. :)

Sve on March 05, 2013:

Base stats don't really matter much I presume since because of reclassing you can max out any child regardless of their base stats on the time of recruitment?..?

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 04, 2013:

Hello there Danny! :)

Thank you very much for the praise! I'm glad that I have been able to help you and your friends out. It's the main reason why I write these in the first place. :)

You know, I actually had the same thought you did a few days ago (about doing guides for Lucina and Morgan). Well, I'll probably do them sooner or later but I'll probably finish the first-generation characters first (I'm publishing Cherche tomorrow, and that would leave Henry, Say'ri, Tiki and the Khans for the next few days), and I'll probably take a hiatus between the khans and Lucina should I write her up afterwards.

Thank you very much for reading and posting your thoughts. They are much appreciated! :)

Danny Kamurmurmur from Los Altos, California on March 04, 2013:

Hey,

Just wanted to give you a load of thanks for the hard work you put into these guides. They've been supremely useful to me and a couple friends of mine. Your writing and advice are both superb.

I was wondering, even though this is good guide for the child units in general, if you could do a guide on Lucina and maybe Morgan, since they're the two child units almost every player is guaranteed to end up using?

Thanks again for the care you put into these. I'll be reading everything you put out!

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 03, 2013:

:(

Well, hello there Lolidragon! Glad I could help and no worries about your English. I can understand you just fine. :)

Lolidragon on March 03, 2013:

I only wanted to say thank you for all the hubs!

They are very interessting and i learnd a lot!

Its just sad, that i cannot play FE Awakening yet TT_TT

(I'm German and here it will be released on April 19th... :(, sorry when my english is a bit bad ^^")