(Japanese: ハイプリースト High Priest) is an advanced magical class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is present only in Genealogy and Thracia 776, acting as the promoted class for Priests of both genders in these games and a counterpart to the role of the Bishop in most other games. High Bishops wield staves in both games, but their choice of offensive magic varies between the games: they wield the three forms of anima magic in Genealogy of the Holy War, and light magic in Thracia 776.
High Priests are competent healers with high magic and exceptional resistance, but are lacking in physical defense. Their offensive capabilities are passable with their high magic, but are crippled by having restricted access to offensive magic with their low weapon ranks. They are further held back in Genealogy of the Holy War by their movement, tied with that of the General for the lowest of any advanced class, in a game with a strong focus on large maps and high movement.
|Genealogy of the Holy War||35||0||12||9||8||0||3||8||5||--|| A C|
|Thracia 776||18/16||0||6||3/2||2/3||0||1||--||6||4/3||D E|
|Genealogy of the Holy War||80||15||27||24||23||30||18||23||5||--|| A C|
|Thracia 776||80||20||20||20||20||20||20||--||20||20||A A|
Class growth rates
|Genealogy of the Holy War||100%||10%||30%||30%||30%||0%||10%||30%||--||--|
Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Playable High Priests
|Claud||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Playable High Priest units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable enemy High Priests
|Lepus||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Enemy High Priest units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|High Priest||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.|
Artwork of the High Priest from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
The generic High Priest portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|