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Generic portrait gorgon fe08.gif

Beautiful and cursed creatures, whose gaze turns all who behold it into stone.

Unit type(s)



Dark magic



The Gorgon (Japanese: ゴーゴン Gorgon) class is a monster class originating in and exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, they appear quite late into the game. Their appearance somewhat resembles the Nāga, a half-human, half-snake being often featured in Buddhism and Hinduism.

They are able to turn enemies to stone with the monster weapon Stone, causing the Stone condition. They use dark magic weapons that are exclusive to monsters, such as Stone or Shadowshot. Like all other monster classes, they are enemy-only.

Gorgons are very challenging foes in battle. Gorgons always have stone, and due to that weapon's range they can attempt to inflict units without fear of counterattack, even if their low accuracy usually results in misses. Due to being lategame enemies, they have quite high stats, and are on the same level as other "promoted" monsters, such as wights or gwyllgis.

A gorgon appears as the boss of Chapter 18.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
The Sacred Stones 19 -- 8 3 4 0 5 7 6 11 -- -- 3 Dark magic A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 29 26 26 30 21 28 15 25 Dark magic S

Growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 60% 30% 25% 30% 10% 40% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

The Sacred Stones

Advanced class
Bs fe08 gorgon dark.png

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Beautiful and cursed creatures, whose gaze
turns all who behold it in stone.
The Sacred Stones
Comely and cursed, these creatures
turn all who behold them into stone.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

A generic Gorgon is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Gorgon
TCGCipher B11-048HN.png Snake-Haired Demon, Gorgon



"Watch out! Everyone, steer clear of those eggs!"
Attack: 50 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Monster Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Lost Divine Protection: [Special] You may have 5 or more of this card, and of cards with the same unit name, in your deck. [Special] You may have any number of allied "Gorgon".
Stone: [Activate] [Tap this unit] Choose an enemy besides the Main Character. The chosen enemy cannot be untapped at the start of your opponent's next turn.
Ferocious Instinct: [Always] This unit cannot inflict critical hits or evade.
Card #B11-048HN • Artist: Aogachou
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Gorgon .


A gorgon's movement range in the Japanese release, it can travel over the cliff tiles.
  • In the Japanese release of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Gorgons have the same movement type as flying units. This was changed in international releases, which give them the grounded unit movement type instead.

Etymology and other languages

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


The name "Gorgon" comes from the gorgons, a group of winged demons, including Medusa, a woman whose hair was made out of snakes; looking at these snakes would turn one into stone.[1]



"Gorgon" in katakana.














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Generic portrait gorgon fe08.gif Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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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: The Sacred Stones
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerFighterFleetJourneymanKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPeerPegasus KnightPhantomPiratePontifexPriestPupilQueenRecruitShamanSoldierThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcoknightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroMage KnightManaketeNecromancerPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Base monster classes BaelBonewalkerEntombedGargoyleGorgon EggMauthe DoogMogallRevenantTarvos
Advanced monster classes Arch MogallCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingDraco ZombieElder BaelGorgonGwyllgiMaelduinWight
Removed class Apprentice