Reason: Lich is Lich in English (Balrog is Deathgoyle though, so those stay merged)
The Wight (Japanese: ヘルボーン Hellbone), known as the Lich (Japanese: リッチー Lich) in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, is a class of undead monsters that appears in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as The Sacred Stones. In Gaiden and Echoes, the Lich class is a stronger version of the Skeleton class. Most units in this game have a default weapon that never runs out of uses, but the Lich class does not have a set weapon. They are depicted attacking with a sword in their animation. In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, there are two versions of the Wight class - one that uses swords and lances, and another that only uses bows. Echoes's Wights are capable of wielding both swords and clubs.
Wights are an average class, since they are equivalent to a promoted class, but most monster classes tend to be quite weak. They have high HP, strength, and defense in Gaiden, but have very low other stats. In The Sacred Stones their stats are more balanced, although they remain at about the same level of difficulty. In all of its appearances, they can be defeated quickly with magic or just strong attacks.
|The Sacred Stones (sword/lance)||21||7||--||5||6||0||5||2||6||9||--||--||A, A|
|The Sacred Stones (bow)||21||6||--||6||5||0||5||2||6||8||--||--||A|
- In Gaiden, Liches also have a base class strength of 7. In Echoes, they have a base class strength of 2.
|The Sacred Stones (sword/lance)||60||24||--||28||26||30||22||23||15||25||S, S*|
|The Sacred Stones (bow)||60||25||--||30||28||30||25||23||15||20||S|
Class growth rates
| The Sacred Stones
| The Sacred Stones
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||120%||60%||--||45%||35%||0%||30%||5%||--||--|
- In the prototype of The Sacred Stones, the Wight was called the ヘルスケルトン Hell Skeleton rather than the ヘルボーン Hellbone.
- In Fire Emblem Gaiden, Liches are classified as Bonewalkers, with Lich being the units' names. This trait is shared with the White Dragon, Entombed, Deathgoyle, Fiend, Aurum, Cerberus, Naberius, and Hades.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Wight||A "wight" is an undead monster of old mythology. The details and characteristics of wights differ greatly across different media.|
|Wight||Known by this name in Gaiden's fan translation. All other Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia related material uses "Lich".|
|Japanese|| • リッチー
| • Lich. This name is used in Gaiden. The word "lich" comes from Old English "lic", a word meaning a body, dead or alive, but usually a corpse. Lich can also refer to an undead monster that uses magic, popular in games such as World of Warcraft.|
• Hellbone. This name is used in The Sacred Stones. It is simply a combination of the two words "hell" and "bone".
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQquaNtrJfk - Fire Emblem Gaiden: Chapter 5, Battle 2
- http://www.bellaterreno.com/art/scottish/scottishwight.aspx - The Magic of Myth: Scottish Wight
- http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurWightsAreDifferent - TV Tropes: "Our Wights Are Different"
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|