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Sage

Ss fe13 ricken sage.png
Ricken as a Sage in battle in Awakening.

A seasoned mage or healer with high Mag. Wields tomes, staves.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Sage (賢者 Sage) is an advanced magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden, and is the main promoted form of the Mage class in most games since. Sages wield offensive magic, primarily focusing on anima magic and its three subtypes, almost always with the addition of staves. The class is split into three magic type-specific variants in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - the Fire Sage, Wind Sage and Thunder Sage - as well as two character-specific variants, the Light Sage and Dark Sage, exclusive to Micaiah and Pelleas respectively.

In contrast to the healing proficiency of the Bishop and the defensive capabilities of the Druid/Sorcerer, the Sage excels at pure magical offense, possessing high magical power, Skill and Speed. They typically have access to a relatively broad spectrum of offensive options, granting them further versatility. Their main advantage is their ability to take advantage of the low Resistance of physically-oriented enemies, particularly slower ones like Generals, but in turn they themselves are vulnerable to physical attack as a result of their below-average Defense.

Beginning with its introduction in Gaiden and in almost every game since, the Sage changes class from the Mage, replacing the Bishop's original role as being the advanced form of the Mage; the only exception is Genealogy of the Holy War, in which it instead promotes from the Bard and Shaman. In Thracia 776, three classes can promote to Sage: Mage, Bard and Cleric. In The Sacred Stones, the Sage is a promotion option for Mages, Monks and Priests, and in Awakening, it is a promotion option for Mages, Priests and Clerics.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Gaiden 32 12 -- 8 7 0 6 9 4 -- -- Black Magic, White Magic *
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 0 15 12 15 0 3 12 6 -- -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankLight.png B SNESRankStaff.png B
Thracia 776 20*/16* 0 7 7 9*/10* 0 4*/3* -- 7 5*/4* -- SNESRankStaff.png D SNESRankFire.png D SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png D SNESRankLight.png C
The Binding Blade 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/5* -- GBARankStaff.gif E GBARankAnima.gif C
Blazing Sword 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/4* -- GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankStaff.gif E
The Sacred Stones 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/4* -- GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankLight.gif D GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 20 2 4 4*/3* 6*/7* 0 4*/3* 6*/7* 6 10*/7* 10*/7* GCNRankFire.gif D GCNRankThunder.gif D GCNRankWind.gif D
(GCNRankStaff.gif E or Knives;
see note)
Shadow Dragon 22 3 4 2 4 0 3 5 6 -- -- DSRankTome.png D DSRankStaff.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 22 3 5 2 4 0 3 5 6 -- -- DSRankTome.png D DSRankStaff.png E
Awakening 20 1 7 5 7 0 4 5 6 -- -- 3DSRankTome.png E 3DSRankStaff.png E
  • Note: For Path of Radiance, when promoting to Sage, the player is offered a choice of a secondary weapon for them: staves or knives. Choosing staves gives the Sage an E rank in staves, while choosing knives gives the Sage the Knife skill.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 40 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 4 -- Black Magic, White Magic *
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 30 27 30 30 18 27 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankLight.png B SNESRankStaff.png B*
Thracia 776 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankStaff.png A SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png A
The Binding Blade 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 25 30 20 25 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S
Blazing Sword 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 26 30 21*/30* 25*/30* 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 26 30 21 25 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
Path of Radiance 60 15 30 28 28 40 20 28  ?  ? GCNRankFire.gif S GCNRankThunder.gif S GCNRankWind.gif S
(GCNRankStaff.gif S; see note)
Shadow Dragon 60 20 30 28 25 30 20 25 32 -- DSRankTome.png A DSRankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 30 28 25 30 20 25 8 -- DSRankTome.png A DSRankStaff.png A
Awakening 80 30 46 43 42 45 31 40 8 -- 3DSRankTome.png A 3DSRankStaff.png A
  • Note: For Path of Radiance, the maximum staff weapon rank applies only if the Sage in question chose staves upon promotion or is pre-set as having staves. Otherwise, knives have no weapon rank of their own and thus have no maximum rank.

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- --
Thracia 776 30% 3% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% -- 5% 0%
The Binding Blade 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 25% -- --
Blazing Sword 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 40% -- --
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 40% -- --
Path of Radiance 55% 15/10% 55% 45% 45/50% 20% 35/20% 50/55% -- --
Shadow Dragon 20% -15% 20% 20% 20% 0% -15% 20% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20% -15% 20% 20% 20% 0% -15% 20% -- --
Awakening 35% 0% 20% 20% 20% 0% 5% 10% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
Is snes03 adept.png Adept Innate.
Path of Radiance Shove Innate; hidden.
Path of Radiance Is gcn flare.png Flare Occult skill.
Path of Radiance Is gcn knife (skill).png Knife Innate, if knives are chosen as a new weapon type upon promotion.
Awakening Is 3ds rally magic.png Rally Magic Learned at level 5.
Awakening Is 3ds tomefaire.png Tomefaire Learned at level 15.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Basic class Method Promoted class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager



After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine.

--
Bs fe02 mage male magic.png
Mage (M)
Bs fe02 mage female magic.png
Mage (F)

After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine.

After reaching Level 20, at any Mila Shrine.
Bs fe02 sage magic.png
Sage
Bs fe02 priest magic.png
Priest

The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword, Path of Radiance, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 erk mage anima.png
Mage
Using a Guiding Ring* or a Master Seal* after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 erk sage anima.png
Sage

Genealogy of the Holy War

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe04 lewyn bard magic.png
Bard
Bs fe04 deirdre shaman magic.png
Shaman
(Julia only)
Choosing the option "Promote" in the home castle after reaching level 20. Bs fe04 lewyn sage magic.png
Sage

Thracia 776

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe05 asvel mage magic.png
Mage
Bs fe05 homer bard magic.png
Bard
Bs fe05 linoan cleric magic.png
Cleric
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 asvel sage magic.png
Sage

The Sacred Stones

Basic class Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe08 lute mage anima.png
Mage
Bs fe08 moulder priest staff.png
Priest
Bs fe08 artur monk light.png
Monk
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching level 10. Bs fe08 lute sage anima.png
Sage

Awakening

Basic classes Promotion method Promoted class
Mage
and

Priest
and

Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Sage

Playable Sages

Playable Characters
Name Game
Nomah Gaiden, Awakening
Ced Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation, Thracia 776, Awakening
Hawk Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Brunnya The Binding Blade (Trial Maps only)
Guinivere The Binding Blade (Trial Maps only)
Pent Blazing Sword
Saleh The Sacred Stones
Calill Path of Radiance
Bastian Path of Radiance
Wendell Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Gotoh Shadow Dragon
Nyna Awakening
Celica Awakening
Luthier Awakening
Lewyn Awakening
Julia Awakening
Saias Awakening
Lilina Awakening
Micaiah Awakening (SpotPass version only)
Sanaki Awakening
Sephiran Awakening
Playable Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Sages

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ishtar Genealogy of the Holy War
Ovis Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Canis Thracia 776
Oates The Binding Blade
Brunnya The Binding Blade
Aion Blazing Sword
Sonia Blazing Sword
Limstella Blazing Sword
Pablo The Sacred Stones
Balmer Path of Radiance
Kayachey Path of Radiance
Heddwyn Path of Radiance
Katarina New Mystery of the Emblem
Excellus Awakening
Nelson Awakening
Enemy Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Sages

Other Units
Name Game
Hark Gaiden
Arvis Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Lewyn Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Forseti Genealogy of the Holy War (Opening demo reel only)
Ced Thracia 776
Guinivere The Binding Blade
Ephidel Blazing Sword
Gotoh New Mystery of the Emblem
Neutral Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.