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Sage

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Sage

FESoV Sage.png
Artwork of a Sage from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A seasoned mage or healer with high Mag. Wields tomes, staves.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Sage (Japanese: 賢者 Sage) is an advanced magical class which debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden. It is the primary promoted form of the Mage class, occupying that role since Genealogy of the Holy War. Sages wield offensive magic, primarily focusing on anima magic and its three subtypes, almost always with the addition of staves. The class is split into three magic type-specific variants in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn—the Fire Sage, Wind Sage and Thunder Sage—as well as two character-specific variants, the Light Sage and Dark Sage, exclusive to Micaiah and Pelleas respectively.

In contrast to the healing proficiency of the Bishop and the defensive capabilities of the Druid/Sorcerer, the Sage excels at pure magical offense, possessing high magical power, skill and speed. They typically have access to a relatively broad spectrum of offensive options, granting them further versatility. Their main advantage is their ability to take advantage of the low resistance of physically-oriented enemies, particularly slower ones like Generals, but in turn they themselves are vulnerable to physical attack as a result of their below-average defense.

Beginning with its introduction in Gaiden and in almost every game since, the Sage changes class from the Mage, replacing the Bishop's original role as being the advanced form of the Mage; the only exception is Genealogy of the Holy War, in which it instead promotes from the Bard and Shaman. In Thracia 776, three classes can promote to Sage: Mage, Bard and Cleric. In The Sacred Stones, the Sage is a promotion option for Mages, Monks and Priests; in Awakening, it is a promotion option for Mages, Priests and Clerics.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 32 -- 12 8 7 0 6 9 4 -- -- 180 Black Magic, White Magic
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 0 15 12 15 0 3 12 6 -- -- -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankLight.png B SNESRankStaff.png B
Thracia 776 20*/16* 0 7 7 9*/10* 0 4*/3* -- 7 5*/4* -- -- SNESRankStaff.png D SNESRankFire.png D SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png D SNESRankLight.png C
The Binding Blade 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/5* -- -- GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankStaff.gif E
The Blazing Blade 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/4* -- -- GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankStaff.gif E
The Sacred Stones 20*/19* -- 5*/4* 4*/6* 4*/5* 0 5*/3* 5*/6* 6 7*/4* -- -- GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankLight.gif D GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 20 2 4 4*/3* 6*/7* 0 4*/3* 6*/7* 6 10*/7* 10*/7* -- GCNRankFire.gif D GCNRankThunder.gif D GCNRankWind.gif D
(GCNRankStaff.gif E or Knives;
see note)
Shadow Dragon 22 3 4 2 4 0 3 5 6 -- -- -- DSRankTome.png D DSRankStaff.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 22 3 5 2 4 0 3 5 6 -- -- -- FE12RankTome.png D FE12RankStaff.png E
Awakening 20 1 7 5 7 0 4 5 6 -- -- -- Tomes E Staves E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 32 12 -- 8 7 0 6 9 4 -- -- 180 FE15RankBlackMagic.pngFE15RankWhiteMagic.png
Warriors
(Linde)
152 3 42 25 28 37 9 33 5 -- -- -- FE14RankTome.png E/ FE14RankStaff.png
Sages in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 2.
  • Note: For Path of Radiance, when promoting to Sage, the player is offered a choice of a secondary weapon for them: staves or knives. Choosing staves gives the Sage an E rank in staves, while choosing knives gives the Sage the Knife skill.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 40 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 4 -- Black Magic, White Magic
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 30 27 30 30 18 27 6 -- SNESRankFire.png B SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankLight.png B SNESRankStaff.png B
Thracia 776 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankStaff.png A SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png A
The Binding Blade 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 25 30 20 25 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S
The Blazing Blade 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 26 30 21*/30* 25*/30* 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 28*/30* 30*/28* 26 30 21 25 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankLight.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
Path of Radiance 60 15 30 28 28 40 20 28 ? ? GCNRankFire.gif S GCNRankThunder.gif S GCNRankWind.gif S
(GCNRankStaff.gif S; see note)
Shadow Dragon 60 20 30 28 25 30 20 25 32 -- DSRankTome.png A DSRankStaff.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 30 28 25 30 20 25 8 -- FE12RankTome.png A FE12RankStaff.png A
Awakening 80 30 46 43 42 45 31 40 8 -- Tomes A Staves A
Warriors
(Linde)
958 15 182 107 118 159 42 144 5 -- FE14RankTome.png S/ FE14RankStaff.png
  • Note: For Path of Radiance, the maximum staff weapon rank applies only if the Sage in question chose staves upon promotion or is pre-set as having staves. Otherwise, knives have no weapon rank of their own and thus have no maximum rank.

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- -- --
Thracia 776 30% 3% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% -- -- 5% 0%
The Binding Blade 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 25% -- -- --
The Blazing Blade 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 40% -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 45% 30% 25% 15% 10% 40% -- -- --
Path of Radiance 55% 15/10% 55% 45% 45/50% 20% 35/20% 50/55% -- -- --
Shadow Dragon 20/40% -15/0% 20/40% 20/30% 20/30% 0% -15/20% 20/30% -- -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 20/40% -15/0% 20/40% 20/30% 20/30% 0% -15/20% 20/30% -- -- --
Awakening 35/70% 0% 20/40% 20/40% 20/40% 0/40% 5/20% 10/35% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Player)
0% 5% -- 5% 0% 0% -10% 0% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Enemy)
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 40% 10% -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
Is snes03 adept.png Adept Innate.
Path of Radiance Shove Innate; hidden.
Path of Radiance Is gcn flare.png Flare Occult skill.
Path of Radiance Is gcn knife skill.png Knife Innate, if knives are chosen as a new weapon type upon promotion.
Awakening Is 3ds01 rally magic.png Rally Magic Learned at level 5.
Awakening Is 3ds01 tomefaire.png Tomefaire Learned at level 15.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill class.png Discipline Innate.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager



After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine.

--
Bs fe02 mage male magic.png
Mage (M)
Bs fe02 mage female magic.png
Mage (F)

After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine.

After reaching Level 20, at any Mila Shrine.
Bs fe02 sage magic.png
Sage
Bs fe02 priestess magic.png
Priest

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 lewyn bard magic.png
Bard
and
Bs fe04 julia shaman light.png
Shaman
(Julia only)
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 lewyn sage magic.png
Sage

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 asvel mage magic.png
Mage
(Asvel only)
and
Bs fe05 homer bard magic.png
Bard
and
Bs fe05 linoan cleric magic.png
Cleric
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 asvel sage magic.png
Sage

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 hugh mage anima.png
Mage
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 hugh sage anima.png
Sage

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 nino mage anima.png
Mage
Using a Guiding Ring or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 nino sage anima.png
Sage

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 lute mage anima.png
Mage
and
Bs fe08 moulder priest staff.png
Priest
and
Bs fe08 artur monk light.png
Monk
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 moulder sage anima.png
Sage

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Sage

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable mage tome.png
Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable sage tome.png
Sage

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable mage tome.png
Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable sage tome.png
Sage

Awakening

Base classes Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 mage playable.gif
Mage
and
Ma 3ds01 priest playable.gif
Priest
and
Ma 3ds01 cleric playable.gif
Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 sage playable.gif
Sage

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
File:Ma fe15 villager playable.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma fe15 mage playable.png
Mage
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma fe15 sage playable.png
Sage
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Savant. File:Ma fe15 guru playable.png
Guru

Warriors

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Mage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
Sage

Playable Sages

Playable Characters
Name Game
Nomah Gaiden, Awakening
Ced Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation, Thracia 776, Awakening
Hawk Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Brunnya The Binding Blade (Trial Maps only)
Guinivere The Binding Blade (Trial Maps only)
Pent The Blazing Blade
Saleh The Sacred Stones
Calill Path of Radiance
Bastian Path of Radiance
Wendell Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Gotoh Shadow Dragon
Katarina New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening (SpotPass version only)
Nyna Awakening
Celica Awakening
Luthier Awakening
Lewyn Awakening
Julia Awakening
Saias Awakening
Lilina Awakening
Micaiah Awakening (SpotPass version only)
Sanaki Awakening
Sephiran Awakening
Playable Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Sages

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ishtar Genealogy of the Holy War
Ovis Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Canis Thracia 776
Oates The Binding Blade
Brunnya The Binding Blade
Aion The Blazing Blade
Sonia The Blazing Blade
Limstella The Blazing Blade
Pablo The Sacred Stones
Balmer Path of Radiance
Kayachey Path of Radiance
Heddwyn Path of Radiance
Katarina New Mystery of the Emblem
Excellus Awakening
Nelson Awakening
Enemy Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable NPC Sages

Other Units
Name Game
Halcyon Gaiden
Arvis Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Lewyn Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Forseti Genealogy of the Holy War (Opening demo reel only)
Ced Thracia 776
Guinivere The Binding Blade
Ephidel The Blazing Blade
Gotoh New Mystery of the Emblem
Neutral Sage units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Blazing Blade
(class roll)
A title given to advanced mages. They wield magic and can carry rods. ??
The Blazing Blade
(help)
An honorific bestowed upon staff-wielding mages. ??
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
A title given to advanced mages. They wield magic and can carry staves. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Advanced scholars of magical codices. Equip: Anima, light, staves. ??
Path of Radiance Advanced scholars of arcane lore. Although they specialize in magic tombs, they can choose to wield staves or knives ??
Shadow Dragon Seasoned mages capable of wielding tomes and staves alike. ??
Awakening A seasoned mage or healer with high Mag. Wields tomes, staves. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Experienced mages who have finally reached greatness. They wield white magic as well as potent black magic. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
A distinguished unit who can wield advanced magic. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sage A wise man.
Japanese 賢者
セイジ
• Officially romanized as Sage. This kanji name is used in all appearances except Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776. Gaiden spells the name in hiragana instead, as けんじゃ.
• Sage; this katakana rendering of the English word is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
Spanish Sabio An intellectual or guru, or the state of being wise
French Sage As above.
German • Weiser
• Weise
• Sage
• Feminine variant of the former, used exclusively for female Sages in The Blazing Blade, alongside the male "Weiser".
Italian Saggio Sage
Dutch Ziener Seer
Simplified Chinese 贤者
Traditional Chinese 賢者

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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
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 Blazing Blade
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonNomadPegasus KnightPirateShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopBlade LordDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat LordHeroKnight LordNomadic TrooperPaladinSageSniperSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes ArchsageBardBramimondCivilianCorsairDancerDark DruidFire DragonMagic SealPeerPrinceSoldierTransporter
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: 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 Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager