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Mortal Savant

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Mortal Savant

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An enemy Mortal Savant in Three Houses.

A master who casts powerful magic and wields a sword with confidence and poise, the Mortal Savant is a force to be reckoned with.

Unit type(s)



Swordfaire, Black Tomefaire, Warding Blow

The Mortal Savant (Japanese: エピタフ Epitaph) is an advanced magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It specializes in swordsmanship and black magic.

The class acts as somewhat of a "jack of all trades", having decent stats around the board, albeit with somewhat mediocre speed. It is capable of both powerful physical damage with swords, as well as strong magic damage, allowing it to deal with either type of defense when it needs to. It also possesses a movement advantage over the specialist infantry magic classes, while also not requiring one to level a unit's riding skill to access it. As a generalist class, however, it sacrifices some of the unique perks of the specialist classes, such as increased uses of magic or a mount. It is also not as strong or as fast as the specialist physical classes.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Three Houses 32 17 17 14 16 12 14 12 6 -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Three Houses 20/40% 10/20% 10% 0% -10% 10/20% 0/20% 0/35% 5% -- -- Swords +3 Reason +3
Warriors: Three Hopes 20% 25% 25% 0% 0% 15% 0% 0% 10% -- -- --
See class growth rate 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 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 2
Warriors: Three Hopes 200 2 3 2 2 0 3 3 0 2

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses
Warriors: Three Hopes
Swordfaire Innate.
Three Houses Black Tomefaire Innate.
Three Houses Warding Blow Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)
Warriors: Three Hopes Axe Buster Lv 4 Innate.

Class change

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Master class
Any class Level 30
Master Seal
Swords A, Reason B+
Ma ns01 mortal savant playable.gif
Mortal Savant
This class is available for any unit.

Warriors: Three Hopes

Beginner class Method Intermediate class Method Advanced class Method Master class
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Using an Intermediate Seal after mastering Myrmidon. Ma fewa2 mercenary playable.gif
Using an Advanced Seal after mastering Mercenary. Ma fewa2 swordmaster playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after mastering Swordmaster (all units except Rhea). Ma fewa2 mortal savant playable.gif
Mortal Savant

Notable enemy Mortal Savants

Enemy Units
Name Game
Charon Three Houses Verdant Wind
Felix Three Hopes
Catherine Three Hopes Scarlet Blaze Golden Wildfire
Enemy Mortal Savant units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses
A master who casts powerful magic and wields
a sword with confidence and poise, the
Mortal Savant is a force to be reckoned with.
Warriors: Three Hopes
A master who casts powerful magic and wields
a sword with confidence and poise, the
Mortal Savant is a force to be reckoned with.


  • The Mortal Savant is the only Master class in Three Houses that has only two innate abilities instead of three.
  • Prior to Version 1.1.0, generic enemy Mortal Savants were given the Fiendish Blow ability. In the update to Version 1.1.0, this was changed to Seal Magic.

Etymology and other languages

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

Mortal Savant













Funerary priest


Mago schermidore

Fencer mage




Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese





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: 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
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
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 WolfGolemGuardian GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Base classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Unique Intermediate classes Armored LordFluegelHigh LordSilverheartWyvern Master
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark MageFortress KnightGrapplerPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDancerDark BishopDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantTricksterWar MasterWyvern Lord
Unique Master classes AsuraBarbarossaDeath KnightEnlightened OneEmperorGreat LordSaint
Monster Classes Altered Demon BeastAltered GolemDemonic BeastExperimental Demon BeastGiant CrawlerGiant WolfGolemThe Immaculate OneTitanusWild Demon Beast
Other enemy/NPC classes AgastyaAvestaCommonerGurganLordNoblewomanPrionsa