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Master Ninja

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Master Ninja

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The generic Master Ninja portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A ninja who trains others. Uses shuriken and katana on missions.

Unit type(s)



Katana, Shuriken


Lethality, Shurikenfaire

The Master Ninja (Japanese: 上忍 Jounin) is an advanced infantry class exclusive to Fire Emblem Fates. It is a Hoshido-aligned class and one of the two potential promotions of the Ninja. It greatly resembles the Assassin of prior games and plays a similar role as a swift killer with high skill and speed which, despite its frailty and sub-par strength, has a chance to instantly kill its opponents with the Lethality skill. Master Ninjas supplement their existing skill in shuriken with skill in the katana.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 17 5 0 10 11 2 4 8 6 -- Swords/Katanas E Daggers/Shuriken E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 55 27 25 35 35 28 26 34 8 -- Swords/Katanas B Daggers/Shuriken S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Fates 5/75% 5/45% 0% 20/65% 20/65% 0/25% 5/35% 20/65% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates +5 hit, +5 crit, +5 avoid, +5 dodge Innate.
Fates Lethality Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Shurikenfaire Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 mechanist playable.gif
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Master Ninja
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Notable enemy Master Ninjas

Enemy Units
Name Game
Kotaro Fates
Saizo FatesConquest
Kagero FatesConquest
Kaze Fates: Heirs of Fate
Enemy Master Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Master Ninjas

Playable Characters
Name Game
Saizo FatesConquest
Neutral Master Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Hoshidan. A ninja who trains others.
Uses shuriken and katana on missions.


  • The Master Ninja is the only class in all of Fates capable of getting an S rank in an offensive weapon type capable of wielding a second weapon type. While the Butler and Maid also wield a second weapon type in addition to a weapon type they can S-rank, their S-rankable weapon type is the non-offensive staff. They are also the only class that can learn a "faire" skill that can also wield a secondary offensive weapon type.

Etymology and other languages

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

Master Ninja




Officially romanized as Jounin; loosely translates as "high ninja" or "superior ninja". In Japanese fiction which features ninjas, jōnin are commonly highly-ranked ninjas who serve as the masters of ninja clans.


Maestro ninja

Master ninja


Maître ninja

Master ninja



Master ninja


Maestro ninja

Master ninja


상급 닌자

Ninja Master



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 in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch