Exit Fate: Character Recruitment Guide
Note: None of the characters are permanently missable. Chapters given are the earliest availability.
Key: Normal = Auto-recruited via storyline, dark = optional.



Name Army Role Recruitment
Daniel Vinyard Elysium Leader
War Unit Leader
Daniel is the main character.
Ljusalf War Unit Leader Joins the morning after returning to Alfheim from Harlinton. (Chapter 2)
Joins at level 4.
Stromgaard Method 1: Before taking Sally's boat from Bayside Town to Blackwater, return to Alfheim and speak to Stromgaard on the first floor of the inn. (Chapter 2)
Method 2: Speak to him in Credence. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 5.
Ayara Joins the morning after arriving at Blackwater from Bayside Town. (Chapter 2)
Joins at level 5.
Col Joins after speaking with Merrick in Mayfall City. (Chapter 2)
Joins at level 4.
Cid Talk to Cid at the Madrigal inn to discover he is missing his sheet music. Retrieve the sheet music from the Blackwater innkeeper. Return it to Cid and he will join. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 1.
Joe With Col in your party, go to Amen Corner and take the northwestern road until you find Joe in a dead end, next to Deke's mansion. Speak to Joe, and agree to lend him Col. Complete his quest to recruit him. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 8.
Mike Find Mike at the pub in southwestern Mayfall City. Speak to him and agree to hire him for 400 Arn. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 9.
Outsider War Unit Leader Find Outsider at the pub in southwestern Mayfall City. Speak to him and agree to hire him for 1,500 Arn. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 18.
Wilona Record Keeper Find Wilona in southeast Mayfall City. She will rate your party's total STR or MAG value (though only for the active party members). Build a total of 500 STR or 400 MAG to receive an A-rank from her, and she will join you.
Note: Available as early as Chapter 3, but not likely to recruit until later, due to the high stat requirement.
Joins at level 20.
Francesca With a dark-elemental character in your party, speak to Francesca in northern Matrech State Capital. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 7.
Sally Ferryman Joins after fighting off Bruce on Treasure Island. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 13.
Midian After recruiting Sally, have her take you to Midian's Island. Inside Midian's house, move the box located in the center of the room to the right side of the bookshelf with the chest on it, then proceed to trying to reach the chest. Midian will speak up, and after a short talk, he will join you. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 15.
Royston Innkeeper Joins upon obtaining Credence Castle. (Chapter 3)
Joins at level 1.
Carson Party Manager Joins the day after the opening ceremony for Elysium Castle. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 16.
Yan Angwa Joins while leaving the castle, after being invited to Highland. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 19.
Bartolli Item Shop Manager Speak to Bartolli at his shop in Grunthall, and he will mention missing goods he ordered. Go to Ansee and find a hidden door behind the building in the northwest area. Enter the building and find a sleeping man on the roof. Talk to him to receive Bartolli's supplies. Return the supplies to Bartolli and he will join you. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 14.
Paris War Unit Leader Method 1: Achieve A-rank in the Battle of Grunthall in Chapter 3, then speak to Paris in Bergstadt and he will join you. (Chapter 4)
Method 2: If you failed to achieve A-rank at Grunthall, bring Rock to speak with Paris in Ansee. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 20.
Klaus von Lichtenheim Speak to him in a house in east Blackwater, Matrech State Capital's item shop, the City Hall of Mayfall City, the Governor's Office in Bergstadt, and then the entrance to Elysium Castle.
Note: This event can be triggered as early as Chapter 2, but cannot be completed until at least Chapter 4.
Joins at level 16.
Richard After the first Battle at Mayfall City, add Ljusalf to your party and return to the hut in west Mayfall Forest to speak to Richard. Offer to help him and complete his quest to recruit him and Naja. (Chapter 4)
Boss Alert: Mist Queen (Level 34).
Joins at level 24.
Naja Joins with Richard.
Joins at level 22.
Fitch Find him at the dojo in western Elysium Castle after meeting Bast. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 2.
Rorschach Joins after rescuing Shiro from Blackwater. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 23.
Myst After rescuing Shiro from Blackwater Port, find Myst at his house, located south of Madrigal. Examine the book on the surface near Myst to find the items needed to perform the ritual. Bring back a Brown Herb, a Memento, a Charged Jet, a Leather Belt, a piece of Brown Clay, and Sea Spider Toxin, and perform the ritual. Upon successfully reviving the dead man, Myst and the undead man will join you. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 23.
Derek Joins with Myst.
Joins at level 25.
Johnny Gambler After rescuing Shiro from Blackwater Port, attempt to recruit him in northern Ansee, and he will challenge you to a game of Blackjack. Make a total profit of at least 5,000 Arn to persuade him to join you. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 15.
Bast Chief Strategist
War Unit Manager
War Unit Leader
Joins after defeating Keyser. (Chapter 4)
Joins at level 25.
Shiro War Unit Leader Joins with Bast.
Joins at level 25.
Deke Teleporter Speak to Deke in front of his house in Amen Corner, and he will invite you into his house. Defeat his Iron Golem and return to Elysium Castle. A new room will be open, where Deke and his machine will be found. Talk to him and he will join. (Chapter 5)
Boss Alert: Iron Golem (Level 31).
Joins at level 15.
Griever War Unit Leader Bring Klaus to speak with her at the Blackwater docks. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 25.
Mandala Return to the depths of the Vault of the Mad King, in the basement of Shiro's mansion in Blackwater. Examine the northeast pillar in the final room to trigger a battle. Win the battle, and Mandala will join you. (Chapter 5)
Boss Alert: The Mad King (Level 38).
Joins at level 27.
Hawk Gardener Note: Bartolli is required in order to recruit Hawk.
Hawk can be found in a field to the left of the house on the westernmost side of Sibet Town, which can be accessed through the house. Talk to Hawk and then return to Elysium Castle to talk to Bartolli at the item shop. He will mention wanting herbs grown locally. Return to Hawk in Sibet Town and ask him to join. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 21.
Venkal Menu Artist Speak to him at his house in southwest Faraday University City, then speak to the art appraiser in an eastern classroom in the university. Speak to Venkal again to trigger an event with the appraiser. After, go to the large house in the mid-eastern area of town, and speak to Richard Walters there. This will trigger another scene, after which Venkal will join you. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 18.
Deus Joins after clearing the Elemental Mansion. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 30.
Shadfork After clearing the Elemental Mansion, speak to him at Cento Temple (eastern outside area), and he will challenge you to a race. Lose the race, and he will join you. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 28.
Alex After clearing the Elemental Mansion, find Alex in a semi-hidden area of central Oischin Forest. (To the right of the first area you found ice at.) Talk to him and then follow him into the Sacred Circle of Druids. Solve the druids' problem, and he will join you. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 30.
Keyser Strategist
War Unit Leader
Joins after meeting with Rock, before the Battle at Matrech Coast. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 31.
Meiko Reporter Speak to her in Blackwater after the Battle at Jargo Port City, the Battle at Grunthall, the Battle at Mayfall City, and the Battle at Matrech Coast. Upon informing her of your fourth battle, she'll join you. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 25.
Angel Joins before going to Fading Dream. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 1.
Beau Joins after the Battle at Elysium Castle. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 10.
Jovian War Unit Leader Joins after the Battle at Elysium Castle. (Chapter 5)
Joins at level 1.
Teej Bring Cid to speak to him at the Credence inn. After his performance, Teej will join you. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 26.
King Bring Johnny to him in Bayside Town. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 33.
Petra Talk to her at the Bayside Town inn, with an all-male party. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 36.
Mai Magic Shop Manager Speak to her at the Harlinton inn (2nd floor), and hear her out. Accept her challenge and defeat her. (Chapter 6)
Boss Alert: Mai (Level 38).
Joins at level 38.
Orlando Joins after defeating Boris in the Harlinton Forest. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 39.
Nikolai Blacksmith Talk to him in the house to the right of the Bergstadt inn. He'll recall visiting a city with bronze-colored buildings, so go to Harlinton and speak to the blacksmith's wife. Return to Nikolai, and he will join. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 32.
Nomad First, speak to him on Mt. Bosch at Grunthall. Go to Harlinton and speak to the man on the far west end of the inn. Return to Mt. Bosch and bring Nomad to Avalon. Clear the dungeon to recruit him. (Chapter 6)
Boss Alert: Pendragon (Level 46).
Joins at level 35.
Merrick Battle Simulator
War Unit Manager
War Unit Leader
Joins after the Battle at Mayfall City II. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 39.
Nashal War Unit Leader Joins after the Battle at Mayfall City II. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 39.
Rock Joins upon returning from the Battle at Mayfall City II. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 39.
Reod Speak to him at Jargo Port City, and watch his performance. After, watch it again, with Joe, Rorschach, or Marcello in your party. (Chapter 6)
Note: Bringing Marcello will provide extra dialogue, but will delay Reod's recruitment until you have access to Marcello in Chapter 7.
Joins at level 41.
Eander War Unit Leader Joins after returning from Jargo Port City with the Portal Key. (Chapter 6)
Joins at level 43.
Charles Ryan Joins when you meet him at the Credence church. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 45.
Erin War Unit Leader Joins after defeating the Ghost Magus in the Matrech Catacombs. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 46.
Jasper Joins with Erin.
Joins at level 14.
Tiffany After the Battle at Matrech State Capital, bring Teej to speak to her in a northeastern classroom of the Faraday University City academy. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 25.
Marian War Unit Leader After the Battle at Matrech State Capital, bring Nomad to speak with Marian at the Faraday University City academy, in her office. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 47.
Marcello After the first Battle at Vishnu Citadel, bring Joe, Rorschach, or Reod to Jargo Port City. In the northwestern area, there is a locked door, which they will open. Inside, speak to Marcello and attempt to recruit him, and he will request a Black Ruby. Bring him one to recruit him. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 43.
Harvey Joins after defeating Pereious at Vishnu Citadel. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 48.
Sef After defeating Pereious at Vishnu Citadel, Sef can be found in Trarcia. Talk to him and offer to help. Complete his quest in the Magma Caverns to recruit him. (Chapter 7)
Boss Alert: Soth (Level 56).
Joins at level 38.
Soth Joins with Sef.
Joins at level 38.
Shin Joins with Sef and Soth.
Joins at level 50.
Darwin After defeating Pereious at Vishnu Citadel, speak to Darwin in a northeastern classroom of the Faraday University City academy, and he will mention needing Rainbow Ore. Bring him one, wait about 10-15 minutes, and then return to him and he will join. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 45.
Tong Wu After defeating Pereious at Vishnu Citadel, bring Shadfork to speak to him at the Cento Temple inn. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 45.
Sormaus Speak to him in the Forgotten Cave (hidden within a mountain located east of Levier) and attempt to recruit him. Defeat the boss that appears and he will join you. (Chapter 7)
Boss Alert: Demilich (Level 63).
Joins at level 55.
Avelion Go to Valduz and speak to the man in the northern house. Approach Avelion at the center of town and suggest that he is a dragon. After explaining his situation, he will leave for Mt. Ea (due west of Valduz). Reach the summit of Mt. Ea and defeat Tiamat to recruit Avelion. (Chapter 7)
Boss Alert: Tiamat (Level 66).
Joins at level 60.
Tarlia Joins after defeating Ash at St. Reinard. (Chapter 7)
Joins at level 61.
Bruce Joins before the Battle at Jormundgand. (Chapter 8)
Joins at level 62.
Ice After recruiting Avelion, Ice can be found in a house in western St. Reinard. Bring Avelion to speak with him and bring him back to his senses, and he will join you. (Chapter 8)
Joins at level 59.
Luther Speak to him at the Muspelheim inn and offer to help him. Go to Nocturne Keep, located north of Muspelheim, and defeat the vampire there to recruit Luther, as well as the vampire. (Chapter 8)
Boss Alert: Vanrushal (Level 74).
Joins at level 18.
Vanrushal Joins with Luther.
Joins at level 71.
Frore Frore can first be found in Trarcia, as early as Chapter 7. Talk to him. For now, he will deny your request to join you, but this is the beginning of the quest to recruit him. After clearing the Hall of Memories, go to Niflheim and speak to a woman named Kella. Tell her Frore's whereabouts, and she will go to Trarcia to find him, but he will have left. Track him down in Madrigal, and report back to Kella in Trarcia. Back in Madrigal, Frore has disappeared again, so go to the Harlinton inn. By now, he knows you and Kella are onto him, and he tells you to tell Kella to go home. Return to Madrigal and relay the message, and Kella will return to Niflheim. Go there to trigger a scene, and then Frore will join you. (Chapter 8)
Joins at level 72.
Yomiko After clearing the Hall of Memories, bring Rorschach to talk to her at Ashton Port. Offer to help her rescue the Sun Clan leader, and complete her quest to recruit her and the Sun Clan leader, Gilbert. Note that you will not be able to abandon the quest until it is completed. (Chapter 8)
Boss Alert: Fukubei (Level 83).
Joins at level 68.
Gilbert Joins with Yomiko.
Joins at level 70.


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