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Cleric

Generic portrait cleric fe12.png


A female healer who uses staves. Cannot attack.

Weapon(s)

Staff

Skill(s)

N/A

The Cleric (クレリック, Kurerikku only in FE9) class, known as Sisters (シスター, Shisutaa) in the Japanese games, are a staff-wielding class which first appeared in Fire Emblem Gaiden, appearing in every game since then except Genealogy of the Holy War and The Binding Blade; it is missing from core Fates gameplay (its role taken by the Priestess), but appears as the class of the NPC Lissa in the DLC chapter Encounter with Awakening. It is very similar to the Priest class, which first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light; the Cleric is considered the Priest's female counterpart in games where both classes appear except in Gaiden, where the two are distinct female-only classes, and Fates, where the Cleric appears only as DLC and the Priest has a different female counterpart. All clerics are female, but in games where the Cleric class is absent, some priests are female.

In Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, the Sister class appeared, which could only use staves. In Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, sisters appeared again as a class similar to the Shaman class of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. They could use staves, light, fire, thunder, and wind magic.

From Fire Emblem on, the Sister class has been translated as "Cleric". This was the same with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, except the Cleric class was actually named "Cleric" in Japanese. In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, the "Staff User" (杖使い, Tsue Tsukai), which could use staves and swords, was also translated to Cleric.

Clerics and all of their other incarnations usually cannot attack enemies, and are defenseless if left exposed to the enemy. They often have high luck and speed, which helps them dodge attacks, and high resistance, which guards against magical attacks. However, their low defense and the fact that they cannot counterattack makes them very vulnerable to enemies. They should be protected by fighting units to prevent their deaths.

Clerics change class to bishops in The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword, Shadow Dragon, and New Mystery of the Emblem. In Gaiden they change class to saints. In Thracia 776,sisters become sages. In The Sacred Stones, they can choose to change class to bishops or valkyries. Finally, in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, clerics become valkyries.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Gaiden 32 16 -- 10 18 0 10 4 4 -- -- Tome: --
Mystery of the Emblem 16 1 -- 1 3 0 1 5 5 -- -- Staff: ?
Thracia 776 14 0 1 2 5 0 0 -- 5 3 -- SNESRankStaff.png E, SNESRankFire.png E, SNESRankThunder.png E, SNESRankLight.png D
Blazing Sword 16 -- 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 4 -- GBARankStaff.gif D
The Sacred Stones 16 -- 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 4 -- GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 17 2 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 5 5 GCNRankStaff.gif D
Radiant Dawn 30 4 6 8 10 0 5 14 7 6 6 WiiRankStaff.png C, WiiRankSword.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 0 1 1 3 0 1 8 5 -- -- DSRankStaff.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 0 1 1 3 0 1 8 5 -- -- DSRankStaff.png E
Awakening 16 0 3 2 4 0 1 6 5 -- -- 3DSRankStaff.png E
Fates 16 0 4 3 6 4 1 6 5 -- -- 3DSRankStaff.png ?

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Tome
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Staff: 9?
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankStaff.png A?
Blazing Sword 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 15 20 20 20 40 20 20  ?  ? GCNRankStaff.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 17 24 25 24 40 18 28  ?  ? WiiRankStaff.png S, WiiRankSword.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankStaff.png A
Awakening 60 22 25 24 25 30 22 27 7 -- 3DSRankStaff.png A
Fates 50 27 33 27 32 34 27 34  ?? -- 3DSRankStaff.png B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 40% 20% -- 30% 10% 0% 20% 40% -- --
Thracia 776 30% 3% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5%  ??% 5% 0%
Blazing Sword 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- --
Path of Radiance 50% 15% 45% 40% 50% 45% 10% 50% -- --
Radiant Dawn 50% 25% 45% 45% 30% 85% 30% 40% -- --
Shadow Dragon 20%/40% -15%/0% 10%/20% 15%/30% 20%/30% 0% -10%/20% 30%/40% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20%/40% -15%/0% 10%/20% 15%/30% 20%/30% 0% -10%/20% 30%/40% -- --
Awakening 35% 5% 15% 15% 15% 0% 5% 15% -- --
Fates 0% 5% 15% 0% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii shove.png Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Awakening Is 3ds miracle.png Miracle Learned at level 1.
Awakening Is 3ds healtouch.png Healtouch Learned at level 10.

Class change

Gaiden

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 cleric magic.png
Cleric
Choosing to promote at any Mila Shrine after reaching level 12. Bs fe02 saint magic.png
Saint

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

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Bishop Ring* / Guiding Ring* / Master Seal* after reaching level 10.
Bishop

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Sister
Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10.
Sage

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 natasha cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 natasha bishop staff.png
Bishop
or
Bs fe08 natasha valkyrie light.png
Valkyrie
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Master Seal* / Holy Crown* after reaching level 10 or reaching level 21.
Valkyrie

Fates

Base class
Ma 3ds cleric playable.gif
Cleric


Playable clerics

Playable Characters
Name Game
Silk Fire Emblem Gaiden
Jenny Fire Emblem Gaiden
Lena Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, Heroes of Light and Shadow
Maria Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, Heroes of Light and Shadow
Elice Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, Heroes of Light and Shadow
Linoan Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Sara Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Elen Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Serra Fire Emblem
Natasha Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Mist Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Lissa Fire Emblem: Awakening
Playable Cleric units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Lords

Other Units
Name Game
Lissa Fates (DLC chapter Encounter with Awakening)
Neutral Cleric units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

  • As Clerics typically cannot attack, none have appeared as a boss in any chapter in the Fire Emblem series. However, there are generic enemy clerics, indeed capable of healing enemies.
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