Jagen's Official Artwork
|Recruitment||Jagen joins you automatically after Prologue II.|
|Other information||Jagen has the worst overall growths in the game.|
 Creaky, Poorly Oiled Bones of Iron
Jagen (sometimes Jeigan) is thee knight leader of the forces of Altea. He is recruited automatically at the end of Prologue II. He comes as a paladin, carrying a Silver Lance and an Iron Sword. He remains with Marth faithfully until the end of the game-- unless, of course, you martyr him, which is highly recommended.
 Strengths and Talents (Yeah, Right)
Jagen is bad. Bad bad bad bad bad. Though he may look great at the start, he is a prepromote and has horrible overall growths, making him useless. Most people prefer to take his weapons and use him as enemy bait (or, in Normal mode, your Prologue IV martyr). He has the worst growths in the game. In short, kill him as fast as you can and use someone else. Pretty much every other unit in any Fire Emblem game is better.
 Jagen's Growths
This is what we're dealing with here, people.
Note: These numerical values are for when Jagen is in his default class, Paladin.
|Hit Points||40% chance of increasing on level up|
|Strength||20% chance of increasing on level up|
|Magic||0% chance of increasing on level up|
|Skill||35% chance of increasing on level up|
|Speed||15% chance of increasing on level up|
|Luck||30% chance of increasing on level up|
|Defense||20% chance of increasing on level up|
|Resistance||0% chance of increasing on level up|
As if that weren't bad enough...
 Jagen's Base Stats
|Weapon Mastery||Sword Mastery of D, Lance Mastery of B|
 Jagen’s Average Stats at 20/20
Out of the 6 classes you may want to pick Bishop or Sage for healing.
|Paladin||29.6 ±3.2||10.8 ±2.9||1.0±0.0||16.6 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||6.7 ±3.2||12.8 ±2.9||6.0±0.0|
|Swordmaster||31.4 ±3.5||7.9 ±2.3||1.0±0.0||21.7 ±3.2||19.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||9.0 ±2.0||3.0±0.0|
|Sniper||31.6 ±3.2||9.9 ±2.3||1.0±0.0||18.7 ±3.2||16.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||3.0±0.0|
|Sage||26.0 ±2.9||3.2 ±0.5||9.4 ±2.9||12.8 ±3.2||9.7 ±2.9||6.7 ±3.2||4.2 ±0.5||9.5 ±2.9|
|Bishop||26.0 ±2.9||1.2 ±0.5||8.4 ±2.9||12.8 ±3.2||9.7 ±2.9||6.7 ±3.2||4.2 ±0.5||12.5 ±2.9|
|Dracoknight||25.8 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||1.0 ±0.0||15.7 ±3.2||13.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||13.9 ±2.3||3.9 ±1.4|
 The Jagen Archetype
Jagen has been renowned as being so bad that he has his own archetype in the Fire Emblem series. Jagens are usually paladins recruited at the beginning of the game who suck up experience, depriving other (better) characters. They start off better than other units, but after a few chapters are usually soon outclassed. The Jagen usually plays the role of a mentor or bodyguard to the Lord in the story. Surprisingly, though, not all Jeigans are bad: Oifaye, Seth, and Titania are all examples of Jagens who turn out quite good.