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Mage Fighter

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Mage Fighter

FESK Mage Fighter.png
Artwork of the Mage Fighter from the TCG.
Weapon(s)

Sword, Fire, Thunder, Wind, Staff*

Skill(s)

Adept

(Japanese: マージファイター Mage Fighter) is an advanced class exclusive to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It possesses access to swords as well as fire, thunder, and wind magic; additionally, female Mage Fighters can use staves. It is the promoted class for Thunder Mages, Wind Mages and female Mages, with male Mages instead becoming Mage Knights.

As a mixed-weaponry class, the Mage Fighter is unique in its balanced status; while not possessing the same sheer strength in both types as a pure-physical or pure-magical unit, it is competent in both fields. Its stats skew further toward the magical side than the physical, possessing on average better magic and resistance than its strength and defense, though in this respect its magic and resistance are still inferior to the pure magical classes, such as the Sage and High Priest. Compared to the Mage Knight, it is crippled by its lesser movement, particularly given the vast nature of the maps of Genealogy of the Holy War and thus the demand for units with higher movement.

Mage Fighters are entirely absent from Genealogy of the Holy War's successor, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Presumably, the fact that Mage Knights can now dismount and temporarily act as infantry units rendered the Mage Fighter redundant.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War
(male)
30 5 12 10 10 0 7 7 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B
SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankSword.png C
Genealogy of the Holy War
(female)
26 3 12 9 12 0 5 10 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B
SNESRankStaff.png B SNESRankSword.png C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War
(male)
80 20 27 25 25 30 22 23 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B
SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankSword.png C
Genealogy of the Holy War
(female)
80 18 27 24 27 30 20 25 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B
SNESRankStaff.png B SNESRankSword.png C

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 20% 20% 30% 30% 0% 30% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 adept.png Adept Innate.

Class change

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 teeny mage anima.png
Mage*

Bs fe04 tailtiu thunder mage anima.png
Thunder Mage

Bs fe04 amid wind mage anima.png
Wind Mage
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 amid mage fighter anima.png
Mage Fighter

Notable enemy Mage Fighters

Enemy Units
Name Game
Vaha Genealogy of the Holy War
Ishtore Genealogy of the Holy War
Anguilla Genealogy of the Holy War
Enemy Mage Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Mage Fighters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Aida Genealogy of the Holy War
Neutral Mage Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Mage Hero
• War Mage
• Used in older versions of the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation; the provided rationale is to rename the class after another class that can use swords (Hero), as opposed to it sharing the name of one which cannot (Fighter).
• Used in the "Project Naga" patch. May have been named by analogy with the War Monk and War Cleric from Awakening, which are similar mixed physical/magic infantry classes.
Japanese マージファイター Mage Fighter, referring to the class's dual mage and physical fighter functionality

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
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier