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Priest

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For the class from Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake known as Priest in Japan and fan translations, see Priestess (Gaiden).
Priest

FESK Priest.png
Artwork of the Priest from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

The Priest is a versatile white-magic class who can use magic both to heal and attack.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Priest or Curate (Japanese: 僧侶 Priest, or 神官 Priest) is a basic magic-wielding class introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and one of the staple recurring classes of the Fire Emblem series. In all appearances except Fire Emblem Gaiden, Priests possess no offensive abilities, and instead wield magical staves to aid their allies primarily by healing them. Depending on the individual game, the Priest is a gender-neutral class applicable to both males and females in some, is male-exclusive in others with their female counterpart being the Cleric.

Priests typically possess excellent resistance well above that of any other basic class, in addition to good magic. Owing to their non-offensive status, however, their other stats are somewhat low, particularly their physical strength and defense. Their defensive weaknesses and their non-offensive nature make keeping them hidden away from enemies behind fighting units a necessity to use them, but on the other hand, in the NES Shadow Dragon, Priests can only gain experience by being attacked by enemies, a quirk rectified in later games.

In the majority of games, Priests class change to the Bishop class, which grants them the ability to wield offensive magic alongside their healing capabilities. In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 they instead promote to High Priest, in The Sacred Stones they have the choice between promoting to Bishop and Sage, and in Awakening they can choose between promoting to Sage or War Monk.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 1 -- 1 1 0 3 0 5 -- -- 30 Staff: 7
Genealogy of the Holy War 26 0 7 6 6 0 1 7 5 -- -- -- SNESRankStaff.png B
Thracia 776 16/14 0 3 2/1 1/2 0 0 -- 5 4/3 -- -- SNESRankStaff.png E
The Binding Blade 18/16 -- 1 1/2 2 0 1/0 5/6 5 5/4 -- -- GBARankStaff.gif D
The Sacred Stones 18 -- 1 1 2 0 1 5 5 5 -- -- GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 18 0 3 3 3 0 1 8 5 9 9 -- GCNRankStaff.gif D
Radiant Dawn 16/17 3/0 5/6 5/3 6/3 0 3/1 10 5 9/5 9/5 -- WiiRankStaff.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 0 1 1 4 0 3 6 5 -- -- -- DSRankStaff.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 0 1 1 4 0 3 6 5 -- -- -- FE12RankStaff.png E
Awakening 16 0 3 2 4 0 1 6 5 -- -- -- Staves E
Three Houses 25 4 9 7 6 8 3 5 4 -- -- -- --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20? -- Staff: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 22 21 21 30 16 22 ? -- SNESRankStaff.png B
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankStaff.png A
The Binding Blade 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankStaff.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 15 20 20 20 40 20 20 20 99 GCNRankStaff.gif A
Radiant Dawn 30 10 20 15 15 35/40 10 20 ? ? WiiRankStaff.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 25 25 25 25 30 25 25 32 -- DSRankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 7 -- FE12RankStaff.png A
Awakening 60 22 25 24 25 30 23 27 7 -- Staves A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 30% 3% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% -- -- -- -- --
The Binding Blade 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 30% 35% 32% 45% 8% 50% -- -- -- --
Path of Radiance 55% 15% 55% 25% 40% 50% 20% 60% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 60% 25/30% 65/35% 45/30% 40/60% 40/75% 25/20% 40/60% -- -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 20/40% -15/0% 10/20% 15/30% 20/30% 0% -10/20% 20/40% -- -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20/40% -15/0% 10/20% 15/30% 20/30% 0% -10/20% 30/40% -- -- -- --
Awakening 35/60% 5/0% 15/20% 15/20% 15/20% 0/40% 5/15% 15/35% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 5/10% -5% 5% 5/0% 0% 0/10% -5/-10% 10/35% 10% -- -- Reason +1 Faith +2
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 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Shove Innate; hidden in Path of Radiance.
Awakening
Three Houses
Miracle Awakening: Learned at Level 1.
Three Houses: Class mastery. (100 class Exp required)
Awakening Healtouch Learned at Level 10.
Three Houses Heal Innate.
Three Houses White Magic Heal +5 Innate.

Class change

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe01 priest female staff.png
Priest
and
Bs fe01 mage male tome.png
Mage
Using a Bishop Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe01 bishop magic.png
Bishop

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 corpul priest staff.png
Priest
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 corpul high priest staff.png
High Priest

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Priest
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.
High Priest

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 elen priest staff.png
Priest
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 saul bishop magic.png
Bishop

The Sacred Stones

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

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe09 rhys priest staff.png
Priest
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Bishop

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Priest
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Bishop
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching level 21.
Saint

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable curate staff.png
Curate
and
Bs fe11 playable cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable bishop female tome.png
Bishop

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable curate staff.png
Curate
and
Bs fe11 playable cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable bishop female tome.png
Bishop

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 priest playable.gif
Priest
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 war monk playable.gif
War Monk
or
Ma 3ds01 sage playable.gif
Sage
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Intermediate class
Any class Level 10
Intermediate Seal
Faith C
Ma ns01 priest playable.gif
Priest
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Priests

Playable Characters
Name Game
Wrys Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Lena Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Maria Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Elice Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Adean Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Lana Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Mana Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Corpul Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Sharlow Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Safy Thracia 776
Tina Thracia 776
Sleuf Thracia 776
Elen The Binding Blade
Saul The Binding Blade
Moulder The Sacred Stones
Rhys Path of Radiance
Laura Radiant Dawn
Brady Awakening
Flayn Three Houses
Playable Priest units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Priests

Enemy Units
Name Game
Linhardt Three Houses Blue Lions Golden Deer
Mercedes Three Houses Black Eagles Golden Deer
Marianne Three Houses Black Eagles Blue Lions
Enemy Priest units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC Priests

Playable Characters
Name Game
Manuela Three Houses Azure Moon Verdant Wind Silver Snow
Neutral Priest units in the Fire Emblem series.


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light They use staves to heal and raise defense, but cannot attack.* ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Members of the clergy who wield sacred rods to aid allies. They wield no weapons. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Spiritual guides who use sacred staves to heal allies. Equip: Staves. ??
Path of Radiance Spiritual guides who wield sacred staves to heal wounded allies. ??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Spiritual guides who wield sacred staves to heal wounded allies. They can counterattack with their staves. ??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Members of the clergy who heal allies with their sacred staves. They can only counterattack. ??
Shadow Dragon Men of the staff who come to the aid of allies. Unable to attack. ??
Awakening A male healer who uses staves. Cannot attack. ??
Three Houses The Priest is a versatile white-magic class who can use magic to both heal and attack. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Priest
• Curate
• This name is used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening and Three Houses.
• This name is used only in Shadow Dragon.
Japanese 僧侶
プリースト
神官
Officially romanized as Priest. This name is used in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem and Awakening.
• Priest; this name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, and Three Houses.
• Officially romanized as Priest. This name is used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, as well as ending titles of Thracia 776.
Spanish • Sacerdote
• Monje
• Curandero
• Priest; this term is used in The Sacred Stones and Awakening.
• Monk; this term is used only in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Healer; this term is used only in Shadow Dragon.
French • Prêtre
• Vicaire
• Priest; this term is used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
• Vicar; this term is used in Shadow Dragon and Awakening.
German • Priester
• Heiler
• Priest; this term is used in The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Healer; this term is used in Shadow Dragon and Awakening.
Italian Sacerdote Priest

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References

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: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Base classes ArcherCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriest
Advanced classes BishopDracoknightHeroPaladinSniper
Other classes BallisticianFighterFreelancerGeneralHorsemanHunterKnightLordManaketePirateThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BardCivilianDancerKingMage DragonManaketeSoldierThief
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: Path of Radiance
Base classes ArcherAxe KnightBanditBow KnightClericFighterKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestRangerSoldierSword KnightSwordmasterThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatTiger) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeron) • Dragon Tribe (Red DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes ChildCivilianHeroKing DaeinPrincess Crimea
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBow KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor
Classes in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Other classes BallisticianEarth DragonFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericCurateDark MageFighterHunterKnightMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPirate
Advanced classes BerserkerBishopDracoknightGeneralHeroHorsemanPaladinSniperSorcererSwordmasterWarrior
Dragon classes Divine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonIce DragonMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Other classes BallisticianDancerEmperorFreelancerLordManaketeSoldierThief
Classes in Fire Emblem Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
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