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Fire Emblem: Awakening Units - Stahl Info

Updated on April 14, 2016
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Introduction

This hub is going to talk about Stahl, the second of two Cavaliers that you will get in Fire Emblem: Awakening. Cavaliers are a fairly balanced class that rides on horseback and uses lances and swords. Stahl is the Green Cavalier to Sully's Red Cavalier, and features greater growths on HP, Strength and Defense than Sully does.

During the course of this hub, I will give an overview of Stahl, his base stats, his base growths, skill list and other aspects.

So, let's get started!

Looking for the Red Cavalier?

Well, I have also written up a hub for Sully, who is the first Cavalier you get in Fire Emblem: Awakening. If you want to read up on her and haven't done so already, click on any part of this sentence!

Overview

So, who is Stahl?

Stahl is the Green Cavalier of Chrom's Ylissean Guard, making him the counterpart to Sully, whom you recruit a chapter earlier. In contrast to Sully, Stahl is more quiet and calm. In fact, it's a rare occurrence to see Stahl anger. In game terms, Stahl is Fire Emblem: Awakening's second Cavalier, and the one more geared towards attacking physically and defending against the same.

Where can I get Stahl?

Stahl makes an appearance in your army at the start of Chapter 2 (a time-frame he shares with Vaike; Miriel joins in Chapter 2 as well, but a bit later).

Why should I use Stahl?

For many of the same reasons you would use Sully, given that they are the same class. Basically, Cavaliers are really balanced, and Stahl (slightly more so than Sully) is geared towards fighting off Strength-based threats, which makes him quite useful at the start of the game, when enemy Mages are at a premium.

Who is better, Stahl or Sully?

If you've read my hub on Sully, you can probably predict my answer here. If you haven't, the answer is: I'm not giving you a straight answer! Seriously, it's for your own good. You're doing the two of them a disservice if you don't use them in tandem, so perish the thought of trying to pick favorites to bench the other!

Well, since you've probably read that response twice by now, here's a straight answer: Stahl is slightly better than Sully against physical threats, and Sully is slightly better against magical threats. Given a little random number generator nudging, they're just about equal overall.

Should I use a Second Seal on Stahl?

No, I didn't recommend it on Sully, and I don't recommend it for Stahl either. Cavalier will serve him well, and then he can promote to Paladin or Great Knight later on. I use him as a Paladin.

So, does Stahl make a better Paladin or Great Knight?

Well, as I mention in the Sully info hub, it depends on whether you want to maximize or compensate for his growths. Since Stahl has the opposite focus of Sully, the way to be most efficient with his growths is to make him a Great Knight. However, if you want to compensate for his growth deficiencies, you can make him a Paladin. It's all up to you what you want to do. However, if you're going to have Sully and Stahl marry, you can have one of them become a Paladin and other become a Great Knight.

Shorter answer: Great Knight is slightly better for Stahl.

Stahl Stat Information At A Glance

Class
HP
Str
Mag
Skl
Spd
Lck
Def
Res
Cavalier
95
65
10
55
50
50
60
15
Paladin
95
65
10
55
50
50
60
20
Great Knight
100
70
10
50
45
50
65
15
Archer
95
60
10
65
45
50
60
15
Sniper
95
60
10
65
45
50
65
15
Bow Knight
100
65
10
60
50
50
55
15
Myrmidon
90
65
10
60
55
50
55
15
Swordmaster
90
65
10
60
55
50
55
20
Assassin
90
65
10
65
55
50
55
15
This is a list of the stat growths of every single class that Stahl can become. [Source: Serenes Forest]

In the same vein as Sully (which is unsurprising given that they share the same base class), Stahl gains his highest Defense growths from staying as a Cavalier. However, unlike Sully, he can become an Archer (Sully gets to mount Wyverns instead). Since you have Virion I can't recommend that you class change Stahl into an Archer, but it is an option if you really wish to do so.

Stahl Skill Information At A Glance

Skill
Effect
Class
Level
Discipline
Weapon experience x2
Cavalier
1
Outdoor Fighter
Hit and Avoid +10 when fighting outdoors
Cavalier
10
Defender
All stats +1 when paired up
Paladin
5
Aegis
Halves damage from bows, tomes and dragonstones (Chance = Skill%)
Paladin
15
Luna
Ignores half the enemy's Defence or Resistance (Chance = Skill%)
Great Knight
5
Dual Guard+
Adds 10% to the Dual Guard rate
Great Knight
15
The skills that Stahl can potentially learn as a Cavalier and depending on which class he chooses at promotion. [Source: Serenes Forest]

As you can see from the table above, you can't really go wrong with either of the promotion choices for Cavalier. I prefer Aegis to Luna, mind you, since I prefer defensive skills to offensive skills. However, you can't be faulted if you wish to make Stahl a Great Knight (it is statistically the better choice after all).

Tips and Tricks for using Stahl

  • Pair him up with Sully. Just do it. They play off of each other pretty well, giving a healthy spread of stats to the main unit when they are the support unit.
  • Cavaliers have a lot of movement, so they're good for forming an advance unit to seize a chokepoint before it is overrun by enemies.
  • Make sure you always use the right weapon for the job. Cavaliers have two weapon types, so it's fairly easy to exploit the weapon triangle to your advantage.

As is my usual habit, it's time to list the final table of this hub, wherein I mention what supports Stahl can have. It goes without saying that the following table will be spoilers if you have just started playing Fire Emblem: Awakening. In that case, feel free to skip ahead to the conclusion.

Stahl's Possible Supports (*possible spoilers*)

Possible Wives
Other Possible Supports
Lissa, Sully, Miriel, Maribelle, Panne, Cordelia, Nowi, Tharja, Olivia, Cherche, My Unit [Female]
Kellam, Donnel, My Unit [Male]
A full list of all possible supports for Stahl. Stahl will marry the first eligible female unit with whom he reaches an S Rank Support level. All other possible supports go up to A Rank. [Source: Serenes Forest]

Do you use Stahl on your team?

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Stahl deserves a spot in your team alongside Sully. Cavaliers are a well-balanced class that can do lots of things, so for that reason alone I personally like to use them (they are my second-favorite base class in Fire Emblem: Awakening, to be honest).

Feel free to talk about Stahl and things related to him in the comments section. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions if something in this hub is unclear!

Until the next time, take care and have fun! ;)

-Winterfate

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      KricketKid 2 years ago

      Nice work. I didn't know what class to choose for him, but I think I'll try Great Knight after getting his speed up via Myrmidon. :)

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      tvtrope 2 years ago

      after being blinded by sully's glory i never gave stahl even a glance and i've never used him in battle and after reading about how good they are together i'm definitely regretting it.

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      RockinTheSocks 2 years ago

      Actually, I used a second seal on Stahl and made him an archer. After that, I promoted him to sniper, then reclassed into an assassin. It was a sight to behold ;-;

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      saca 20 months ago

      Making him a Swordmaster will bring up his speed growth and get Astra and Swordfaire

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