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Bishop

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Bishop

FEMN Bishop Male.png
Artwork of the Bishop from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A white-magic specialist, this versatile class can use magic to either heal or attack.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Bishop (Japanese: 司祭 Bishop) is an advanced magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Traditionally the promoted class for Priests and Clerics, they are primarily potent healers but also have access to one or more types of offensive magic, depending on the individual game: the broader tome category in the Archanea games, the three types of anima magic in the Jugdral games, and light magic in all other games.

Since The Binding Blade, Bishops are defined primarily by their exceptionally high resistance, the strongest of their stats, while also possessing high magic and good skill and speed. However, their HP and physical defense are lacking like most magical classes, rendering them frail and vulnerable to physical assaults. Prior to The Binding Blade, the class was more balanced and offensively oriented and a more direct counterpart to the Sage of contemporary and later games.

In the majority of its appearances, the Bishop is the promoted form of the Priest/Curate and/or Cleric, depending only on which of the two classes is present in the game in question. Originally in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, the Bishop is also the promoted form of the Mage, acting as the sole advanced magic class; in all later games, the Sage replaced it as the Mage's promotion. The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones have the offensively-oriented Monk, exclusive to the two games, also promote to Bishop. In Radiant Dawn, after promoting from Priests, Bishops can in turn class change to become Saints. The class is an enemy-only class with no class change association in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, with the High Priest instead acting as the promoted form of the Priest. The Bishop class is entirely absent in Gaiden and its remake Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Awakening, and Fates.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 22 3 -- 1 14 0 8 0 6 -- -- 44 Tome/Staff: 14
Mystery of the Emblem 22/18 3/4 -- 2/3/4 4/5 0 2/3 6/7 6 -- -- 40/22 Tome/Staff: 2/5/12
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 0 10 8 5 0 3 8 5 -- -- -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B
SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankStaff.png A
Thracia 776 20 0 5 2 2 0 1 -- 5 4 -- -- SNESRankStaff.png C SNESRankFire.png C
SNESRankThunder.png C SNESRankWind.png C
The Binding Blade 21/19 -- 4 4/5 4 0 3/2 8/9 6 6/5 -- -- GBARankStaff.gif C GBARankLight.gif D
The Blazing Blade 21/19 -- 4 4/5 4 0 3/2 8/9 6 7/5 -- -- GBARankStaff.gif C GBARankLight.gif D
The Sacred Stones 21/19 -- 4 4/5 4 0 3/2 8/9 6 7/5 -- -- GBARankStaff.gif C GBARankLight.gif D
Path of Radiance 21/19 1 6/5 5/3 5/6 0 3/2 11/12 6 10/6 10/6 -- GCNRankStaff.gif C (+Light)
Radiant Dawn 27/29 9/3 17/11 14/6 14/8 0 8/4 18/16 6 10/6 10/6 -- WiiRankStaff.png C WiiRankLight.png E
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
32 11 19 16 16 0 10 20 6 10 10 -- WiiRankStaff.png A WiiRankLight.png C
Shadow Dragon 22 1 3 2 4 0 3 8 6 -- -- -- DSRankStaff.png D DSRankTome.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 22 1 3 2 4 0 3 9 6 -- -- -- FE12RankStaff.png D FE12RankTome.png E
Three Houses 30 8 15 12 14 10 12 15 4 -- -- -- --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Tome/Staff: 20
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Tome/Staff: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 25 23 20 30 18 23 5 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B
SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankStaff.png A
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankStaff.png A SNESRankFire.png A
SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A
The Binding Blade 60 -- 25/26 26/25 25/26 30 22/21 30 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif S GBARankLight.gif S
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 25 26/25 24/26 30 22/21 30 15 25 GBARankStaff.gif S GBARankLight.gif S*
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 25 26/25 24/26 30 22/21 30 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif S GBARankLight.gif S*
Path of Radiance 60 15 29 22 25 40 20 30 20 99 GCNRankStaff.gif S (+Light)
Radiant Dawn 40 15 25 22 23 35/40 19/17 30/32 ? ? WiiRankStaff.png S WiiRankLight.png A
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
48 23 33 27 27 35 20 38 ? ? WiiRankStaff.png SS WiiRankLight.png S
Shadow Dragon 60 20 25 26 25 30 22 30 32 -- DSRankTome.png A DSRankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 25 26 25 30 22 30 8 -- FE12RankStaff.png A FE12RankTome.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 40/30% 20/30% -- 30% 10/30% 0% 20/30% 40/30% -- -- --
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% -- 35% 25% 22% 40% 8% 40% -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 45% -- 35% 25% 22% 40% 8% 40/50% -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 35% 25% 22% 40% 8% 40/50% -- -- --
Path of Radiance 50% 15% 55% 30% 40% 50 15% 55% -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 45/60/85% 20/30/65% 30/35/75% 30/60% 35/60% 35/75/45% 45/20/55% 50/60/95% -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 20/40% -15/0% 20/30% 20/30% 20/30% 0% -15/20% 20/50% -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20/40% -15/0% 20/30% 20/30% 20/30% 0% -15/20% 20/50% -- -- --
Three Houses 10/30% 0% 10% 0% 0% 10% -5% 5/50% 10% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
The Sacred Stones Slayer Innate.
Path of Radiance Lumina Innate.
Path of Radiance Flare Occult skill.
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Three Houses White Magic Uses x2 Innate.
Three Houses White Magic Heal +10 Innate.
Three Houses Terrain Resistance Innate.
Three Houses Renewal Class mastery.

Class change

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe01 priest female staff.png
Priest
and
Bs fe01 mage female tome.png
Mage
Using a Bishop Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe01 bishop magic.png
Bishop

Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe03 cleric staff.png
Cleric
and
Bs fe03 linde mage tome.png
Mage
Using a Bishop Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe03 merric bishop magic.png
Bishop

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy bishop magic.png
Bishop


Thracia 776

Base class
Bs fe05 enemy bishop magic.png
Bishop


The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 saul priest staff.png
Priest
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 saul bishop magic.png
Bishop

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 lucius monk light.png
Monk
and
Bs fe07 serra cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Guiding Ring or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 lucius bishop magic.png
Bishop

The Sacred Stones

Basic classes Promotion method Promoted class
Bs fe08 natasha cleric staff.png
Cleric
and
Bs fe08 moulder priest staff.png
Priest
and
Bs fe08 artur monk light.png
Monk
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 moulder bishop staff.png
Bishop

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Priest
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Bishop

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Priest
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Bishop
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 rhys saint light.png
Saint

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable curate staff.png
Curate
and
Bs fe11 playable cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable bishop female tome.png
Bishop

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable curate staff.png
Curate
and
Bs fe11 playable cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable bishop female tome.png
Bishop

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Advanced class
Any class Level 20
Advanced Seal
Faith A
Ma ns01 bishop playable.gif
Bishop
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Bishops

Playable Characters
Name Game
Wendell Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Books 1 and 2
Boah Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem ("Fall of the Palace" only)
Gotoh Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Lena Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Maria Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Nyna Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Elice Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Jodel The Binding Blade
Renault The Blazing Blade
Riev The Sacred Stones (Creature Campaign only)
Oliver Path of Radiance (Trial Maps only)
Rhys Radiant Dawn
Frost BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, New Mystery of the Emblem
Eremiya New Mystery of the Emblem ("Assassins" only)
Playable Bishop units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Bishops

Enemy Units
Name Game
Volzhin Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
Gharnef Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1
Yodel Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Willow Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Clement Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Cuvuli Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Rodan Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Equus Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Oltoph Thracia 776
Fraus Thracia 776
Orlo The Binding Blade
Windham The Binding Blade
Martel The Binding Blade
Kenneth The Blazing Blade
Riev The Sacred Stones
Oliver Path of Radiance
Valtome Radiant Dawn
Numida Radiant Dawn
Eremiya New Mystery of the Emblem
Enemy Bishop units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC Bishops

Other Units
Name Game
Gotoh Mystery of the Emblem
Boah Mystery of the Emblem Book 2
Palmarch Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Eleanora The Blazing Blade
Klimt The Sacred Stones
Sephiran Path of Radiance
Neutral Bishop units in the Fire Emblem series.


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mages and Priests promote to these strong magic users.* ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
A title given to monks who have atteinted enlightment. Wields magic for offense. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Users of monster-slaying light magic. Equip: Light, staves. Skill: Slayer. ??
Path of Radiance Dedicated priests, rewarded for their devotion, who can use both sacred staves and light magic. ??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Dedicated priests whose devotion has granted them skill with both sacred staves and light magic. ??
Shadow Dragon Seasoned curates and clerics capable of wielding tomes and staves alike. ??
Three Houses A white-magic specialist, this versatile class can use magic to either heal or attack. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bishop
Japanese 司祭
ビショップ
司祭ビショップ
Officially romanized as Bishop. This name is used in all appearances except Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
• Bishop; this name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
• Officially romanized as Bishop. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 司祭), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ビショップ) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Obispo Bishop
French Evêque Bishop
German Bischof Bishop
Italian Vescovo Bishop


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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.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Base classes ArcherCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriest
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightHeroPaladinSniper
Other classes BallisticianFighterFreelancerGeneralHorsemanHunterKnightLordManaketePirateThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericHunterKnight (armored)MageMercenaryPegasus Knight
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniper
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianBarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageEmperorFighterFreelancerKnight (dismounted)LordManaketePirateSoldierThief
Unused classes Dark KnightGuardianSea Dragon
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroKnight LordMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice
Classes in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Base classes ArcherAxe KnightBanditBow KnightClericFighterKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestRangerSoldierSword KnightSwordmasterThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatTiger) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeron) • Dragon Tribe (Red DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes ChildCivilianHeroKing DaeinPrincess Crimea
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageBow KnightDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor
Classes in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Other classes BallisticianEarth DragonFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianDancerEmperorFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopDeath KnightFlame EmperorHegemon HuskKing of LiberationRuffianSaintThe Immaculate One