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Generic portrait apothecary fe14.png
The generic Apothecary portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. An expert in potions and salves. Uses a yumi for self-defense.

Unit type(s)





Potent Potion, Quick Salve

The Apothecary (Japanese: 薬商人 Kusuri Syounin) is a base infantry class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. The class exclusively wields yumi, and while it possesses lower skill and speed than typical bow-only classes, it makes up for it with its higher strength and survivability.

Units in this class may promote to either Merchant or Mechanist.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 18 6 0 4 4 2 6 2 5 -- -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 45 24 15 19 19 21 23 20 ?? -- Bows/Yumi B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 20% 20% 0% 10% 10% 5% 10% 5% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Potent Potion Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Quick Salve Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 apothecary playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 merchant playable.gif
Ma 3ds02 mechanist playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Playable Apothecaries

Playable Characters
Name Game
Midori Fates (all routes)
Senno Fates: Conquest
Playable Apothecary units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Apothecaries

Enemy Units
Name Game
Senno Fates: Conquest
Enemy Apothecary units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. An expert in potions and
salves. Uses a yumi for self-defense.


  • The medicine trunks worn by apothecaries are available as accessories in My Castle.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Apothecary An archaic name for a person who makes and/or sells medicines.
Japanese 薬商人 Officially romanized as Kusuri Syounin; literally, "medicine merchant".
Spanish Boticario Pharmacist
French Apothicaire Apothecary
German Kräuterkundiger Herbs-user
Italian Speziale Grocer



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 Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch