The Dark Sage (Japanese:
As one of only three playable classes and two playable units in Radiant Dawn which can use dark magic, Pelleas has a unique advantage as a Dark Sage. The class's stats are very similar to the other Sage classes (and identical to the Thunder Sage), with high magic, skill and speed, and as a result deals in pure magical offense which is improved by the superior raw power of dark tomes. However, in addition to the traditional frailty of Sages, The class is hindered by the sheer weight of dark tomes, the heaviest of all magic types, and a lack of enough strength to work around this.
The Dark Sage's promoted form is the Arch Sage, specifically an individual variant which gains access to staves in addition to the Dark Sage's thunder and dark magic. There is no base equivalent of this class anywhere in the game; in fact, no base classes are able to use dark magic at all. Also, although there are dark magic-wielding enemies in Radiant Dawn, they use the Druid class rather than the Dark Sage.
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Class growth rates
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Fire Mage||Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.||Fire Sage||Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.|
|Thunder Mage||Thunder Sage|
|Wind Mage||Wind Sage|
Playable Dark Sages
|Playable Dark Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Sages who have mastered the
complexities of dark magic.
|The king of Daein. He is a master
of dark magic's enigmas and
can also wield lightning magic.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Dark Sage. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 闇の賢者), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ダークセイジ) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|