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Monk

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Monk

Bs fe08 artur monk light.png
Artur as a Monk in The Sacred Stones.

Well balanced, the Monk uses magic for both offense and defense.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Monk (Japanese: 修道士 Monk or 修験者 Syugenja) is a basic magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. It originated in that game and The Sacred Stones as an offensive magical class which wields light magic, acting as an offensive counterpart to the healing-specific Priest/Cleric, and is an exclusively male class.[1] In Fates, it is instead a Hoshido-aligned healer class which uses rods, the Hoshidan equivalent of staves. Monks are one of only two explicitly male-only Hoshido classes (the other being the Great Master), with its female counterpart being the Shrine Maiden.

They later appear in Three Houses and can wield both offensive magic and healing magic.

Compared to its fellow offensive magic classes, the Mage and Shaman, the Monk possesses lower raw magical power, and compensates for it with superior skill and speed, which in combination with the typically lightweight and accurate light magic gives them excellent accuracy and double-attacking ability. As is common to magic classes, they possess low HP and defense and require protection for successful use, but like Priests/Clerics, conversely possess exceptional resistance.

In the Game Boy Advance games, Monks promote to the Bishop class along with Priests/Clerics, gaining the use of staves. Additionally, The Sacred Stones gives Monks the option to promote to Bishop or Sage. In Fire Emblem Fates, it promotes to Onmyoji or Great Master.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 18 -- 1 1 2 0 1 5 5 6 GBARankLight.gif E
The Sacred Stones 18 -- 1 1 2 0 1 5 5 6 GBARankLight.gif E
Fates 16 0 3 5 5 4 2 5 5 -- Staves/Rods E
Three Houses 20 4 8 6 6 4 3 4 4 -- --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLight.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLight.gif A
Fates 35 18 21 20 22 23 17 24 7 -- Staves/Rods B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
The Blazing Blade 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 40% -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 40% -- -- -- --
Fates 0% 5% 10% 10% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 5/10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5/20% 5% -- -- Reason +1 Faith +1
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Miracle Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Rally Luck Learned from Level 10 and up.
Three Houses Magic +2 Class mastery. (60 class Exp required)
Three Houses Draw Back Class mastery. (60 class Exp required)

Class change

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 lucius monk light.png
Monk
Using a Guiding Ring or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 lucius bishop magic.png
Bishop

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 artur monk light.png
Monk
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 artur bishop staff.png
Bishop
or
Bs fe08 artur sage anima.png
Sage
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 monk playable.gif
Monk
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 onmyoji playable.gif
Onmyoji
or
Ma 3ds02 great master playable.gif
Great Master
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Beginner class
Any class Level 5
Beginner Seal
Reason D or Faith D
Ma ns01 monk playable.gif
Monk
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Monks

Playable Characters
Name Game
Lucius The Blazing Blade
Artur The Sacred Stones
Azama Fates
Playable Monk units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
Ascetic wielders of sacred light magic. Superior ability to hit but low in power. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
Ascetics who wield light magic, but can't use staves. ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Ascetic wielders of sacred light magic. Superior ability to hit but low attack power. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Users of light magic with high resistance. Equip: Light. ??
Fates Hoshidan. An ascetic who strives toward enlightenment. Uses rods. ??
Three Houses Well balanced, the Monk uses magic for both offense and defense. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Monk A member of a religious order who lives an existence of cloistered religious practice, alone or in a monastery.
Japanese 修道士
修験者
• Officially romanized as Monk. The class is known by this name in The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, and Three Houses.
• Officially romanized as Syugenja. The class is known by this name in Fates, in line with its depiction as a Hoshido class. A shugenja (literally, "a person of training") is a practitioner of Japan's Shugendō religion, whose members pursued enlightenment by living monastic lives as mountain hermits.
Spanish Monje Monk
French Moine Monk
German Mönch Monk
Italian Monaco Monk

Gallery

References

  1. "But...to be a monk, don’t you have to... be a... Well...a guy?" — Serra, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

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: The Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroKnight LordMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWolfssegnerWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSilent DragonSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonBlight DragonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGreat LordLancerLodestarLordNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaint