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Priestess (Fates)

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Priestess

Generic portrait priestess fe14.png
The generic Priestess portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A skilled shrine maiden who wields the yumi as well as the rod.

Weapon(s)

Yumi, Rod

Skill(s)

Renewal, Countermagic

The Priestess (Japanese: 戦巫女 Ikusa Miko) is an advanced infantry class that debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a Hoshido-aligned class and is a class change option for Shrine Maidens. Priestesses augment their support skills with rods with the ability to fight with yumi.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Fates 19 6 7 6 9 5 5 8 6 -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E Staves/Rods E
Warriors
(Sakura)
140 20 37 23 30 32 15 42 5 -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E/ Staves/Rods

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 50 29 32 30 33 34 26 34 8 -- Bows/Yumi B Staves/Rods A
Warriors
(Sakura)
839 87 157 99 132 138 64 182 5 -- Bows/Yumi S/ Staves/Rods

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 10% 5% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Is 3ds01 renewal.png Renewal Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 countermagic.png Countermagic Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 shrine maiden playable.gif
Shrine Maiden
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 onmyoji playable.gif
Onmyoji
or
Ma 3ds02 priestess playable.gif
Priestess
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Warriors

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Shrine Maiden
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
High Priestess

Notable enemy Priestesses

Enemy Units
Name Game
Sakura Fates: Conquest
Enemy Priestess (Fates) units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates Hoshidan. A skilled shrine maiden who wields the yumi as well as the rod. ??

Trivia

  • This class's ability to wield yumi is taken from how miko traditionally carry a sacred hama-yumi (literally, "evil-destroying bow") and a set of matching arrows as part of their regalia for shrine duties. Historically, miko would use their hama-yumi in active combat to defend their shrines.
  • The Priestess is one of only two explicitly female-only Hoshido classes, the other being the Shrine Maiden.
  • Despite appearing with a cape in artwork and sprite depictions, they lack them on their models in-game (except for Sakura and Mikoto who use the same models).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Priestess --
Japanese 戦巫女 Officially romanized as Ikusa Miko; literally, "battle shrine maiden".
Spanish Sacerdotisa Priestess
French Prêtresse Priestess
German Priesterin Priestess
Italian Sacerdotessa Priestess

Gallery

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 Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWolfssegnerWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSilent DragonSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonBlight DragonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGreat LordLancerLodestarLordNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSongstressVanguardWitch