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FESS Lyon.png
Artwork of Lyon, the only Necromancer, from The Sacred Stones.

The crown prince of Grado’s empire. The Dark Stone gives him strange powers.


Dark, Staff



The Necromancer (Japanese: ネクロマンサー Necromancer) is an advanced magical class which appears only in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. This class is exclusive to Lyon, the game's main antagonist, and is similar to a more powerful version of the playable Summoner class. The class is enemy-only in the main story, but becomes a playable class in the game's post-game Creature Campaign mode, when Lyon himself is unlocked as the final bonus character in that mode.

Wielding sinister powers derived from the Dark Stone, or in other words from the Demon King himself, Lyon as a Necromancer boasts fearsome raw magical power, HP, defense and resistance as well as good skill and speed, all stats worthy of a penultimate boss. He wields dark magic and staves, and also has access to the rare Summon skill, with the phantoms he creates with this skill being stronger than those created by normal Summoners.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 18 -- 9 4 5 0 3 8 6 7 GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 30 25 25 30 30 30 15 25 GBARankDark.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 55% 30% 25% 20% 10% 35% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
The Sacred Stones Summon Innate.

Class change

The Sacred Stones

Advanced class
Bs fe08 lyon necromancer dark.gif

Playable Necromancers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Lyon The Sacred Stones (Creature Campaign only)
Playable Necromancer units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Necromancers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Lyon The Sacred Stones
Enemy Necromancer units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
The crown prince of Grado's empire. The Dark Stones gives him strange powers. ??
The Sacred Stones
Master of the Dark Stone who uses dark magic to command corpses. ??


  • In the opening class roll, a Necromancer is seen casting the Thunder spell. This is impossible both in the Japanese and international versions, as Necromancers have no access to anima magic.
  • The Necromancer is the only class in The Sacred Stones which can obtain multiple S weapon ranks.
  • The Necromancer's design and battle sprite bears a strong resemblance to that of the Dark Prince, the exclusive class of another endgame boss, Julius from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Necromancer Derived from the Greek νεκρος, "dead", and μαντεια, "prophecy". Modern use defines a "necromancer" as one who controls or raises the dead, in flesh or spirit.
Japanese ネクロマンサー Officially romanized as Necromancer; as above.
Spanish Nigromante Necromancer
French Nécromant Necromancer
German Nekromant Necromancer
Italian Negromante Necromancer



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.
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