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Artur as a Monk in The Sacred Stones.

Ascetic wielders of sacred light magic. Superior ability to hit but low attack power.


The Monk (Japanese: 修道士 Monk or 修験者 Syugenja) is a basic magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. It originated in that game and The Sacred Stones as an offensive magical class which wields light magic, acting as an offensive counterpart to the healing-specific Priest/Cleric, and is an exclusively male class.[1] In Fates, it is instead a Hoshido-aligned healer class which uses rods, the Hoshidan equivalent of staves. Monks are one of only two explicitly male-only Hoshido classes (the other being the Great Master), with its female counterpart being the Shrine Maiden.

They later appear in Three Houses and can wield both offensive magic and healing magic.

Compared to its fellow offensive magic classes, the Mage and Shaman, the Monk possesses lower raw magical power, and compensates for it with superior skill and speed, which in combination with the typically lightweight and accurate light magic gives them excellent accuracy and double-attacking ability. As is common to magic classes, they possess low HP and defense and require protection for successful use, but like Priests/Clerics, conversely possess exceptional resistance.

In the Game Boy Advance games, Monks promote to the Bishop class along with Priests/Clerics, gaining the use of staves. Additionally, The Sacred Stones gives Monks the option to promote to Bishop or Sage. In Fire Emblem Fates, it promotes to Onmyoji or Great Master.



Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 18 -- 1 1 2 0 1 5 5 6   E
The Sacred Stones 18 -- 1 1 2 0 1 5 5 6   E
Fates 16 0 3 5 5 4 2 5 5 --   E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20   A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20   A
Fates 35 18 21 20 22 23 17 24 7 --   B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Blazing Blade 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 40% -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 40% -- --
Fates 0% 5% 10% 10% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates   Miracle Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates   Rally Luck Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Using a   Guiding Ring or   Earth Seal after reaching Level 10.  

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Using a   Guiding Ring or   Master Seal after reaching Level 10.  
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Using a   Master Seal after reaching Level 10.  
Great Master
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Playable Monks

Playable Characters
Name Game
Lucius The Blazing Blade
Artur The Sacred Stones
Azama Fates
Playable Monk units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Ascetic wielders of sacred light magic. Superior ability to hit but low in power. ??
The Blazing Blade
Ascetics who wield light magic, but can't use staves. ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Ascetic wielders of sacred light magic. Superior ability to hit but low attack power. ??
The Sacred Stones
Users of light magic with high resistance. Equip: Light. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Monk A member of a religious order who lives an existence of cloistered religious practice, alone or in a monastery.
Japanese 修道士
• Officially romanized as Monk. The class is known by this name in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Three Houses.
• Officially romanized as Syugenja. The class is known by this name in Fates, in line with its depiction as a Hoshido class. A shugenja (literally, "a person of training") is a practitioner of Japan's Shugendō religion, whose members pursued enlightenment by living monastic lives as mountain hermits.
Spanish Monje Monk
French Moine Monk
German Mönch Monk
Italian Monaco Monk



  1. " be a monk, don’t you have to... be a... Well...a guy?" — Serra, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

See also

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