While playing Fire Emblem Engage, you’ve likely run into the issue of how slowly you gain skill points (SP). This heavily limits what skills units can take over the course of a normal playthrough. Even some otherwise amazing skills like Lunar Brace are held back by their high SP cost.
Luckily, there are a few grinding methods that can open up your options. If you want to experiment with more skill combos, here’s the best ways you can farm skill points (SP) in Fire Emblem Engage.
How to Get Skill Points (SP) in Fire Emblem Engage
To gain SP at all, you need to have either an Emblem or Bond ring equipped. You’ll gain SP at different rates depending on which type you have on a unit.
Emblem Rings have units gain SP at a 1:1 ratio to XP. For example, if a unit gained 30 XP, they would gain 30 SP with an Emblem Ring equipped.
Bond Rings let units gain SP at a 1:2 ratio to XP. A unit gaining 30 XP would only gain 15 SP with a Bond Ring equipped. Uniquely, Bond Rings will allow you to gain SP from Standard Training at the Somnium’s Arena.
Best Ways to Farm Skill Points (SP)
We’ll begin with the most accessible and straight-forward methods to farm SP in Fire Emblem Engage.
In the early game, Micaiah’s ring will be your best source of farming SP and XP. Her Engage Skill, Great Sacrifice, can easily give units around 70-80 SP per use. By dropping the engaged unit’s HP to 1, Great Sacrifice fully heals all other allies on the map. Armored units additionally buff all allies’ Defense by 1 point.
The key here is to have most, if not all, of your allies wounded. Great Sacrifice awards XP and SP based on the number of units affected. Since you can only use the skill once per engage, you’ll want to earn the most out of it. Armored units won’t need to worry about this, though, as the Defense buff naturally affects all allies.
This method is best utilized in the early game to supplement a favored character’s growth. Micaiah’s ring becomes unavailable after Chapter 11 for story reasons, and it won’t return for a while.
If you’re playing on Normal or Hard difficulty, you’ll have easy access to skirmishes in between chapters. These are useful for farming SP but can be quite challenging as your units grow. If you’re on Maddening difficulty, this method isn’t viable, as skirmishes are both extremely tough and extremely rare.
When grinding skirmishes for SP, you’ll want to be on the lookout for Silver Corrupted on the world map. These have a chance of appearing as bosses in skirmishes and show up more often as a nation’s donation level rises. Compared to normal enemies, Silver Corrupted give much more XP, and thus SP, upon defeat.
Post-Game Tempest Trials
This only applies if you’re playing the post-game. Accessible from the Somnium, Tempest Trials place you in three consecutive battles against enemies of varying difficulty. You’re able to choose the difficulty at the start, ranging from 1 to 50, determining enemy strength and end rewards.
Difficulties 41-50 are only available after beating the game, but have a rare chance of awarding a Novice, Adept, or Expert Book. These give 100, 500, and 1000 SP respectively. These books can also be bought from the item shop during the post-game.
Ever since Wave 3 of Engage’s Expansion Pass released, the Ancient Well was added to the Somnium, even if you don’t own the Pass. This single update has changed the game’s SP economy drastically in the player’s favor.
First accessible after Chapter 6, the well exchanges unused items for a random set of items, often including SP books. To get higher tier items, you’ll need to exchange valuable items such as Steel or Silver weapons. You can also only use the well once in between battles, so try to get the most out of it.
This is easily the best way to gain skill points in Fire Emblem Engage. Novice Books are very common, even at low stars. Higher stars will guarantee a Novice Book and give you a solid chance of obtaining Adept and Expert Books. With how many spare weapons you’ll have lying around, the well turns the SP drought of Fire Emblem Engage into a flood.
Join the High Ground!
Methods to farm SP are surprisingly slim in Fire Emblem Engage, but thankfully the Ancient Well can solve any deficits you may have. With it, you’ll be able to freely experiment with your units’ builds.
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