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Arch Sage

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Arch Sage

Ss fe10 soren arch sage.png
Soren as an Arch Sage in Radiant Dawn.

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

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

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. 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 Generals, 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.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Fire Emblem 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 Rank
Fire Emblem 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 28 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 29 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*
Fire Emblem 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

Fire Emblem

Advanced class
Bs fe07 athos archsage staff.png
Archsage

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 Fire Emblem
Bastian Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable Arch Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

  • In Fire Emblem, the Archsage is the only playable class which is capable of having more than one S weapon rank.
  • In Fire Emblem, the Archsage can be seen as a heroic counterpart to the enemy-only Dark Druid, a class belonging to Nergal, the final boss and Athos's former friend.

Gallery

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 Fire Emblem.
• 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 Fire Emblem, the furigana are not present.
Spanish Archisabio Archsage
French Archimage Archmage
German Erzweiser Archsage
Italian Arcisaggio Archsage

References

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.
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Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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Gaiden
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
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The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
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Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
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Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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