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The generic Ninja portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A shuriken wielder who strikes from the shadows.

Unit type(s)





Locktouch, Poison Strike

The Ninja (Japanese: Sinobi) is a base infantry class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. Similar to Thieves from earlier games, Ninja are weak in direct combat, but they possess the unique ability to pick open locks and chests. If challenged, they use shuriken to defend themselves, but are generally best served avoiding combat, owing to their low strength and defense. As their main weapons are shuriken, weapons that decrease enemies' stats, Ninja also serve well as support units to weaken opposing units to allow their allies to deal easier blows or decrease the damage they take.

Ninja may promote to either Mechanists or Master Ninja.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 16 3 0 8 8 1 3 3 5 -- Daggers/Shuriken E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 35 17 15 25 25 18 19 20 7 -- Daggers/Shuriken B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Fates 5/60% 5/45% 0% 20/65% 20/65% 0/25% 5/35% 15/50% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Locktouch Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Poison Strike Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


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

Playable Ninja

Playable Characters
Name Game
Kaze Fates
Saizo FatesBirthrightRevelation
Kagero FatesBirthrightRevelation
Asugi FatesBirthrightRevelation
Playable Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Ninja

Enemy Units
Name Game
Omozu Fates
Saizo FatesConquestRevelation
Kagero FatesConquest
Enemy Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Hoshidan. A shuriken wielder who
strikes from the shadows.

Etymology and other languages

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


A ninja (Japanese: 忍者; literally, "concealed one") is a type of covert mercenary which originated in 15th-century feudal Japan. They were often tasked with infiltration, sabotage, and assassination, and are historically known to have relied on disguise and misdirection techniques to achieve their missions. Ninja became prominent figures in Japanese folklore, where they are often depicted in an exaggerated manner as almost supernaturally agile, stealthy, and lethal. This conception of ninja in turn passed into popular culture in both Japan and the rest of the world, and their Fire Emblem depiction is very much in this spirit.


Officially romanized as Sinobi. "Shinobi" is a synonym for ninja which is taken from the kanji by itself, as opposed to the word "ninja" being 忍者.


















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