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The Pontifex's map sprite in The Sacred Stones.

Spiritual leader of Rausten. He claims ancestry with the saintly Latona.

Unit type(s)






The Pontifex (Japanese: 教皇 Pope) is a non-combatant class that is exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. It is the class of Mansel, a non-playable character and the pontifex of Rausten, in his appearance as a non-playable unit in Chapter 18. The Pontifex is just a personalized variant of the standard Civilian class and shares its gameplay role: Mansel as a Pontifex cannot wield any weapons, has no skills and has no offensive or defensive capabilities, with part of the chapter's goal being to protect him from harm.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 10 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 -- -- 1 --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
The Sacred Stones 10% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills


Class change

The Sacred Stones

Base class
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Notable NPC Pontifices

Playable Characters
Name Game
Mansel The Sacred Stones
Neutral Pontifex units in the Fire Emblem series.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Pontifex A Latin term from which the English "pontiff" derives. Historically, a pontiff was a member of an illustrious body of priests in ancient Roman government known as the College of Pontiffs; in modern use, "pontiff" or "pontifex" is sometimes used to refer to the pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
Japanese 教皇 Pope
Spanish Pontífice Pontiff
French Pontife Pontiff
German Pontifex Pontiff
Italian Pontefice Pontiff



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 Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice