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Priestess (Gaiden)

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FESoV Priestess concept.png
Concept art of a generic Priestess from Shadows of Valentia.

A divine servant skilled with both the sword and magic.


Sword, Black Magic, White Magic



The Priestess (Japanese: 神官 Priest) is an advanced class able to use both magic and swords appearing exclusively in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is the initial class of Celica, the second protagonist of the game, but is not exclusive to her as all female Mages promote to Priestess; Celica can in turn promote to Princess in an event, something no other Priestess can do.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 36 5 -- 1 1 0 1 0 4 -- -- 15 Sword, Black Magic, White Magic
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
32 12 -- 8 9 0 6 6 4 -- -- 15 FE15RankSword.pngFE15RankBlackMagic.pngFE15RankWhiteMagic.png
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
24 5 -- 1 1 0 1 0 4 -- -- 15 FE15RankSword.pngFE15RankBlackMagic.pngFE15RankWhiteMagic.png
In Gaiden as well as Celica's variant in Shadows of Valentia, Priestesses also have a base class strength of 5; normal Priestesses in Shadows of Valentia have a base class strength of 1.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40? -- Sword, Black Magic, White Magic

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
-10% 5% -- -5% 5% 0% -5% 1% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
0% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 35% 15% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills


Class change



Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 celica priestess sword.png
Event: Celica talks to a woman in Grieth's Citadel in Act 3. Bs fe02 celica priestess sword.png

All others

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 mage female magic.png
After reaching Level 20, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 priestess magic.png

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Over class
Ma 3ds03 priestess celica playable.gif
After Celica speaks to Irma at the Temple of Mila in Act 3. Ma 3ds03 princess celica playable.gif
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Queen. Ma 3ds03 rigain celica playable.gif

All others

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Over class
File:Ma fe15 villager female playable.png
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma fe15 mage female playable.png
After reaching Level 14, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma fe15 priestess playable.png
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Sorceress. File:Ma fe15 enchantress playable.png

Playable Priestesses

Playable Characters
Name Game
Celica Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Yuzu Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable Priestess units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Beauties in the service of the gods. Their skill with the sword is accompagnied by a command of black and white magic. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
A divine servant skilled with both the sword and magic. ??


  • The Gaiden incarnation of the Priestess class is the only one in the main series to function as both an unpromoted and a promoted class in the same game. If spinoff material is included, it shares this distinction with the Warriors incarnation of the Swordmaster, which serves as both Ryoma's unpromoted class and Owain's promoted class.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Priestess --
• Priest
• Priestess
• Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
• Used on Serenes Forest.
Japanese 神官 Officially romanized as Priest. Rendered in hiragana as しんかん in the NES original. Notably, it shares its name with the Priest class from The Sacred Stones through Radiant Dawn.
Spanish Vicaria Priestess
French Prêtresse Priestess
German Priesterin Priestess
Italian Sacerdotessa Priestess
Dutch Priesteres Priestess
Simplified Chinese 神官
Traditional Chinese 神官



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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