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Cleric

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For the similar class known as "Cleric" in some fan translations, see Priest.

Cleric

Generic portrait cleric fe12.png


A servant to her god who wields healing white magic.

Unit type(s)
  • Infantry (all titles)
  • Beorc (Path of Radiance)
Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Cleric (Japanese: シスター Sister) class is a staff-wielding class which first appeared in Fire Emblem Gaiden, appearing in every game since then except Genealogy of the Holy War, The Binding Blade, and Three Houses; it is missing from core Fates gameplay (its role taken by the Shrine Maiden), but appears as the class of the NPC Lissa in the DLC chapter Before Awakening. It is very similar to the Priest class, which first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light; the Cleric is considered the Priest's female counterpart in games where both classes appear except in Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn, where the two are distinct classes, and Fates, where the Cleric appears only as DLC and a functionally identical class called Shrine Maiden appears instead. All clerics are female, but in games where the Cleric class is absent, some priests are female.

In most games, the cleric can only use staves. In Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, however, clerics appeared as a class similar to the Light Priestess class of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and can use staves, light, fire, thunder, and wind magic. As Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia lack staves, clerics in those games are capable of wielding both black and white magic.

Clerics and all of their other incarnations usually cannot attack enemies, and are defenseless if left exposed to the enemy. They often have high luck and speed, which helps them dodge attacks, and high resistance, which guards against magical attacks. However, their low defense and the fact that they cannot counterattack makes them very vulnerable to enemies. They should be protected by fighting units to prevent their deaths.

Clerics change class to bishops in Mystery of the Emblem, The Blazing Blade, Shadow Dragon, and New Mystery of the Emblem. In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, they change class to saints. In Thracia 776, clerics become sages. In The Sacred Stones, they can choose to change class to bishops or valkyries. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, clerics become valkyries. In Awakening, they can choose to change class to sages or war clerics.

Stats

Base stats


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Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Gaiden 32 16 -- 10 18 0 10 4 4 -- -- 60 10 Black magic, white magic
Mystery of the Emblem 16 1 -- 1 3 0 1 5 5 -- -- 10 -- Staff: 7
Thracia 776 14 0 1 2 5 0 0 -- 5 3 -- -- -- FE5RankStaff.png E, FE5RankFire.png E, FE5RankThunder.png E, FE5RankLight.png D
The Blazing Blade 16 -- 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 4 -- -- 2 GBARankStaff.gif D
The Sacred Stones 16 -- 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 4 -- -- 2 GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 17 2 1 2 2 0 0 6 5 5 5 -- -- GCNRankStaff.gif D
Radiant Dawn 30 4 6 8 10 0 5 14 7 6 6 -- -- WiiRankStaff.png C, WiiRankSword.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 0 1 1 3 0 1 8 5 -- -- -- -- FE11RankStaff.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 0 1 1 3 0 1 8 5 -- -- -- -- FE12RankStaff.png E
Awakening 16 0 3 2 4 0 1 6 5 -- -- -- -- Staves E
Fates 16 0 4 3 6 4 1 6 5 -- -- -- -- Staves/Rods ?
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 18 7 -- 2 4 4 1 10 4 -- -- 60 8 FE15RankBlackMagic.pngFE15RankWhiteMagic.png
Warriors
(Lissa)
60 5 8 6 6 6 3 9 5 -- -- -- -- Axes E/ Staves

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Black magic, white magic
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Staff: 20
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 FE5RankStaff.png A?
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 15 20 20 20 40 20 20 ? ? GCNRankStaff.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 17 24 25 24 40 18 28 ? ? WiiRankStaff.png S, WiiRankSword.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- FE11RankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- FE12RankStaff.png A
Awakening 60 22 25 24 25 30 22 27 7 -- Staves A
Fates 50 27 33 27 32 34 27 34 ?? -- Staves/Rods B
Warriors
(Lissa)
977 97 144 110 107 135 57 166 5 -- Axes S/ Staves

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 40% 20% -- 30% 10% 0% 20% 40% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 30% 3% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% -- -- 5% 0% --
The Blazing Blade 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- -- -- --
Path of Radiance 50% 15% 45% 40% 50% 45% 10% 50% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 50% 25% 45% 45% 30% 85% 30% 40% -- -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 20/40% -15/0% 10/20% 15/30% 20/30% 0% -10/20% 30/40% -- -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20/40% -15/0% 10/20% 15/30% 20/30% 0% -10/20% 30/40% -- -- -- --
Awakening 35/60% 5/0% 15/20% 15/20% 15/20% 0/40% 5/15% 15/35% -- -- -- --
Fates 0% 5% 15% 0% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia -10/120% 0/50% -- 0/50% 0/50% 5/0% -10/50% 2/0% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii shove.png Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Awakening Miracle Learned at level 1.
Awakening Healtouch Learned at level 10.

Class change

Gaiden

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 cleric magic.png
Cleric
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 saint magic.png
Saint

Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe03 cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Bishop Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe03 bishop female magic.png
Bishop

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 linoan cleric magic.png
Cleric
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. File:Bs fe05 linoan sage magic.png
Sage

The Blazing Blade

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

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 natasha cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 natasha bishop staff.png
Bishop
or
Bs fe08 natasha valkyrie light.png
Valkyrie
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Valkyrie

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Holy Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Valkyrie

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 tome.png
Bishop

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 cleric playable.gif
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 war cleric playable.gif
War Cleric
or
Ma 3ds01 sage playable.gif
Sage
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Fates

Base class
Ma 3ds01 cleric lissa other.gif
Cleric

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Ma 3ds03 villager female playable.gif
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Ma 3ds03 cleric playable.gif
Cleric
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. Ma 3ds03 saint playable.gif
Saint
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Faerie. Ma 3ds03 exemplar playable.gif
Exemplar

Warriors

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
War Cleric

Playable clerics

Playable Characters
Name Game
Silque Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Genny Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Lena Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Maria Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Elice Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem*, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Linoan Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Sara Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Serra The Blazing Blade
Natasha Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Mist Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem Awakening
Lissa Fire Emblem Awakening, Warriors
Playable Cleric units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC Clerics

Other Units
Name Game
Lissa Fates (DLC chapter Before Awakening), Warriors
Neutral Cleric units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Thracia 776 ?? ??
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Wielders of sacred staves that aid allies.
Cannot use weapons and cannot fight.
??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
Priestesses who aid their
allies with sacred staves.
??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Wielders of sacred staves who aid allies in
battle. They refuse to take arms in combat.
??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Holy women who use sacred staves to
heal their allies. Equip: Staves.
??
Path of Radiance Holy women who use sacred staves to
heal injured allies. They are not soldiers
and cannot wield weapons.
??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Mist, of the Greil Mercenaries.
A capable healer and skilled
with a sword.
??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Mist of the Greil Mercenaries.
She uses both staves and swords
to protect her friends and family.
??
Shadow Dragon Women of the staff who come to the aid of allies. Unable to attack. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening A female healer who uses
staves. Cannot attack.
??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Servants of the gods. Their healing white magic is a boon, but their fraility is a liability on the front lines. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
A servant to her god who
wields healing white magic.
??

Trivia

  • As Clerics typically cannot attack, none have appeared as a boss in any chapter in the Fire Emblem series. However, there are generic enemy clerics, indeed capable of healing enemies.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Cleric

A member of the clergy. The cleric is a common class in role-playing games that usually has the ability to heal.

Japanese

シスター
クレリック
杖使いクレリック

• Sister. Used in most games.
• Cleric. Used in Path of Radiance.
• Officially romanized as Cleric; literally "staff user". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 杖使い), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. クレリック) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.

Spanish

• Clérigo
• Sacerdotisa

• Cleric. Used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Priestess. Used in all subsequent titles.

French

• Clerc
• Sœur

• Cleric. Used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Sister. Used in all subsequent titles.

German

Geistliche

Priest (feminine)

Italian

• Chierico
• Sacerdotessa

• Cleric. Used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Priestess. Used in all subsequent titles.

Dutch

Non

Nun

Simplified Chinese

修女

Traditional Chinese

修女

Gallery

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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
Classes in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherArmored KnightCavalierClericHunterMageMercenaryPegasus Knight
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniper
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianBarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageEmperorFighterFreelancerKnightLordManaketePirateSoldierThief
Unused classes Dark KnightGuardianSea Dragon
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 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 LordHeroMage 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 KnightThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern 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 KnightBow 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 SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSpiritSummonerVendor
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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
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
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern LordGuardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager