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Arch Sage

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Arch Sage

Ss fe10 bastian arch sage.png
Bastian as an Arch Sage in Radiant Dawn.

Scholars of all magics who wield terrible anima spells and staves. They employ the skill Flare.


Shove, Flare (Radiant Dawn)

The Arch Sage or Archsage (Japanese: 大賢者アークセイジ Arch Sage) is an advanced magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Acting as an even more advanced form of the Sage and related classes, Archsages are masters of multiple magical disciplines with high stats. In its original appearance in Fire Emblem, the Archsage is the exclusive class of Athos of the Eight Legends, in his brief playable role in the Final Chapter. In Radiant Dawn, the Arch Sage is the third-tier promoted form of the game's four element-specific Sage variants: the Fire Sage, Thunder Sage, Wind Sage and Dark Sage.

Arch Sages have access to a broad spectrum of magic, typically featuring multiple types of offensive magic with an emphasis on anima magic alongside healing staves. Fire Emblem Archsages wield all four magic categories - anima, light, dark and staves, while the Arch Sages of Radiant Dawn primarily wield all three anima magic types. The Radiant Dawn Arch Sage is technically four separate classes which have minor variations in stat builds and usable weapons; in addition to the three anima-specialist versions, the dark variant exclusive to Pelleas wields only thunder magic, dark magic and staves, and also has higher proficiency in staves than the anima variants.

In all cases, Arch Sages specialize in pure magical offense, as the various Sage classes do. Their magical power, skill and speed all remain high, giving them potent, accurate and quick offensive abilities. However, they share the traditional weak HP and defense of most magical classes, although their resistance is respectable.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 40 -- 30 24 20 0 20 28 6 9 -- -- GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S
GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S
Radiant Dawn
(Fire: Tormod, Calill)
43 6/5 20 16 18/19 0 9/8 17/18 6 10/7 10/7 -- WiiRankFire.png A WiiRankWind.png D
WiiRankThunder.png D WiiRankStaff.png E
Radiant Dawn
(Thunder: Ilyana)
43 6 20 16 18 0 7 19 6 6 6 -- WiiRankFire.png D WiiRankThunder.png A
WiiRankWind.png D WiiRankStaff.png E
Radiant Dawn
(Wind: Soren, Bastian)
43 4 20 16 20 0 9 17 6 10 10 -- WiiRankFire.png D WiiRankThunder.png D
WiiRankWind.png A WiiRankStaff.png E
Radiant Dawn
(Dark: Pelleas)
43 5 20 16 19 0 9 17 6 10 10 -- WiiRankThunder.png A WiiRankDark.png S WiiRankStaff.png B

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 30 30 25 30 20 30 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S
GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S
Radiant Dawn
(Fire: Tormod, Calill)
50 24 38 34 32 30 25/23 36/38 ?? ?? WiiRankFire.png SS WiiRankThunder.png S
WiiRankWind.png S WiiRankStaff.png A
Radiant Dawn
(Thunder: Ilyana)
45 24 39 34 30 30 24 38 ?? ?? WiiRankFire.png S WiiRankThunder.png SS
WiiRankWind.png S WiiRankStaff.png A
Radiant Dawn
(Wind: Soren, Bastian)
50 23 40 34 32 30 24 36 ?? ?? WiiRankFire.png S WiiRankThunder.png S
WiiRankWind.png SS WiiRankStaff.png A
Radiant Dawn
(Dark: Pelleas)
50 25 39 34 31 30 24 36 ?? ?? WiiRankThunder.png S WiiRankDark.png SS WiiRankStaff.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Blazing Blade 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 35% -- --
Radiant Dawn 55% 15/10% 55% 45% 45/50% 20% 35/20% 50/55% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii flare.png Flare Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

The Blazing Blade

Advanced class
Bs fe07 athos archsage staff.png

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Fire Mage

Thunder Mage

Wind Mage

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Fire Sage

Thunder Sage

Wind Sage

Dark Sage
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 soren arch sage anima.png
Arch Sage

Playable Arch Sages

Playable Characters
Name Game
Athos The Blazing Blade
Bastian Radiant Dawn
Playable Arch Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

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Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
The wisest form of mage, they use the most powerful of magic and staves. They wield the skill Flare. ??
Radiant Dawn
Scholars of all magics who wield terrible anima spells and staves. They employ the skill Flare. ??
Radiant Dawn
Masters of powerful dark and lightning magic and staves. They employ the skill Flare. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Archsage
• Arch Sage
• This spelling is used in The Blazing Blade.
• This spelling is used in Radiant Dawn.
Japanese 大賢者アークセイジ Officially romanized as Arch Sage. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 大賢者), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. アークセイジ) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. In The Blazing Blade, the furigana are not present.
Spanish Archisabio Archsage
French Archimage Archmage
German Erzweiser Archsage
Italian Arcisaggio Archsage



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