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Terrain

The different map tiles in FE8.

Overview

There are lots of different tilesets for different settings and biomes in FE8. Half of the tiles have no impact on gameplay whatsoever, but some will provide defensive bonuses and/or obstruct movement. Generally, how much a given tile will obstruct movement depends on the class of the unit trying to walk past it. Fliers will have no problem crossing any terrain, but will not receive any defensive bonuses (except for healing).

Guide Contents

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Defensive Terrain

Terrain that give the unit standing on them some kind of defensive boost.

Overview

The following table lists all terrain that provide some kind of defensive bonus. All units standing on the following tiles will receive their respective bonuses, except that fliers will only receive the effect of Forts/Gates/Thrones and none of the listed Avo/Def boosts.

TerrainAvoDefEffect
Sand, Desert50
House, Armory, Vendor, Village, Ruins, Arena, Sea, Lake100
Forest, Pillar201
Mountain301
Peak402
Fort202Heals 20% max HP at the start of every turn.
Gate203Heals 10% max HP at the start of every turn.
Throne203Heals 10% max HP at the start of every turn and restores all status. Grants Res +5.

Terrain Movement Cost

The cost of traversing different terrain.

Overview

All tiles have a cost to traverse for different classes. The most common cost is 1, this is the value for tiles like Plain, Road, Floor, etc. Every time a unit moves and traverses a tile, the movement cost is subtracted from their movement stat. A unit can only move to a certain tile if their remaining movement stat is greater than or equal to the movement cost. For example, Forest tiles have a movement cost of 3 for Cavaliers. Assuming a Cavalier has 7 movement, they will be able to cross 2 Forest tiles (-6 total movement cost), and then any tile with 1 movement cost such as a Plain. They would not be able to cross 3 Forest tiles.

The following table lists the terrain costs for all classes and all terrain. Movement costs are grouped by class similarity, which are shown in the table headings.

TerrainCost Per Class
  • Outside Wall
  • Closed Village
  • Cliff
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
1
  • Inside Wall
  • Breakable Wall
  • Door
  • Unbroken Snag
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
  • Plain
  • Road
  • Floor
  • Stairs
  • Deck
  • Bridge
  • Sand
  • Broken Snag
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
11111111111
  • House
  • Village
  • Ruins
  • Armory
  • Vendor
  • Arena
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
11111111111
Desert
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
23223331122
Sea
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
12
Lake
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
13
Forest
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin
journeyman_1
fighter
warrior
enemy/cyclops
pupil_1
mage_m
sage_m
shaman_m
druid_m
summoner_m
priest
cleric
monk
bishop_m
enemy/necromancer
enemy/gorgon
pegasus_knight
falcon_knight
wyvern_rider_m
wyvern_lord_m
wyvern_knight_m
manakete_f
phantom
enemy/mogall
enemy/arch_mogall
enemy/gargoyle
enemy/deathgoyle
enemy/draco_zombie
berserker
enemy/brigand
enemy/bael
enemy/elder_bael
pirate
berserker
22332222122
Pillar
lord_eirika
lord_ephraim
myrmidon_m
swordmaster_m
mercenary_m
hero_m
archer_m
sniper_m
thief
assassin_m
rogue
knight_m
general_m
cavalier_m
troubadour
great_lord_eirika
great_lord_ephraim
paladin_m
great_knight_m
mage_knight_m
valkyrie
enemy/mauthe_doog
enemy/tarvos
ranger_m
enemy/gwyllgi
enemy/maelduin