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Shaman

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Shaman

Generic portrait shaman fe06.gif


Masters of elder black magic. They are very powerful, but very slow as well.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

None

The Shaman (Japanese: シャーマン Shaman) is a magical class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden and has played varying roles throughout the series. In its original appearance in Gaiden, Shamans are an enemy exclusive class which fights with both black and white magic, and they have near-exclusive access to the Messiah spell which allows them to summon monsters to assist them in battle.

In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Shamans are a female-exclusive class which wields light magic and staves. While they are very frail, they possess the high magic and resistance of traditional healers, giving them good healing proficiency as well as the ability to defend themselves, particularly with Nosferatu. Aside from Deirdre, who is unable to promote, Shamans promote to the Sage class. While Shamans do not technically exist in the following game, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, that game has the virtually identical Cleric class.

The Shaman's final appearance to date is in the three Game Boy Advance games, where it is an offensive magical class available to any gender which only wields dark magic. These Shamans are a precursor to the modern Dark Mage class and, like Dark Mages, are a stark contrast to the nimble Mages: they have fearsome magical offense further enhanced by the raw power of dark tomes, but in exchange they have low base speed and are weighed down even more by their heavy tomes. Their defenses are also slightly better than those of ordinary Mages, but are still mediocre which, combined with how easy it is to double-attack Shamans, leaves them better equipped to attack at range from behind the front lines. Shamans promote to the Druid class, and in The Sacred Stones, they also have the option to promote to Summoner instead.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 32 -- 12 8 7 0 6 9 4 -- Black magic,
White magic
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 0 8 7 7 0 3 10 5 -- SNESRankLight.png A SNESRankStaff.png B
The Binding Blade 16/15 -- 2/3 1 2/1 0 2/1 4/5 5 5/3 GBARankDark.gif D
Fire Emblem 16/15 -- 2/3 1 2/1 0 2/1 4/5 5 7/3 GBARankDark.gif D
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 2/3 1 2/1 0 2/1 4/5 5 7/3 GBARankDark.gif D
Shamans in Gaiden also have a base experience yield of 180, and a base class strength of 2.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 52 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 7 -- Black magic,
White magic
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 23 22 22 30 18 25 5 -- SNESRankLight.png A SNESRankStaff.png B
The Binding Blade 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankDark.gif A
Fire Emblem 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankDark.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 20 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankDark.gif A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% -- 50% 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- --
The Binding Blade 50% -- 50/45% 32% 30% 20% 10% 37% -- --
Fire Emblem 50% -- 50/45% 32% 30% 20% 10% 30/40% -- --
The Sacred Stones 50% -- 50/45% 32% 30% 20% 10% 30/40% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Nil.

Class change

Gaiden

Base class
Bs fe02 enemy shaman magic.png
Shaman


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 julia sage magic.png
Sage

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 sophia shaman dark.png
Shaman
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 sophia druid dark.png
Druid

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 canas shaman dark.png
Shaman
Using a Guiding Ring or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 canas druid dark.png
Druid

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 ewan shaman dark.png
Shaman
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 ewan druid dark.png
Druid
or
Bs fe08 ewan summoner dark.png
Summoner
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Shamans

Playable Characters
Name Game
Deirdre Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Julia Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Raigh The Binding Blade
Sophia The Binding Blade
Canas Fire Emblem
Knoll The Sacred Stones
Playable Shaman units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Shamans

Enemy Units
Name Game
Michael Gaiden
Garcie Gaiden
Dolk Gaiden
Juda Gaiden
Canis Genealogy of the Holy War
Wagner The Binding Blade
Heintz Fire Emblem
Zoldam Fire Emblem
Novala The Sacred Stones
Enemy Shaman units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Shaman A shaman is a practitioner of a traditional shamanistic religion in numerous parts of the world, who acts as a bridge between the real world and the world of spirits. Shamans are also often faith healers.
English
(unofficial)
• Shaman
• Exorcist
• Priestess
• Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
• Popularized by Serenes Forest for the Gaiden appearance. An exorcist is someone who dispels evil spirits, contrary to the Gaiden class's ability to summon evil spirits.
• This name is used in the "Project Naga" patch for Genealogy.
Japanese きとうし
シャーマン
• Shaman; alternatively, "faith healer" or "exorcist". This name is used only in Gaiden
• Officially romanized as Shaman. The class is known by this name in all games since Genealogy of the Holy War.
Spanish Chamán Shaman
French Shaman Shaman
German Schamane Shaman
Italian Sciamano Shaman

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.
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
BahdessBaronBelrezBonewalkerBow KnightClericDeathgoyleDraco ZombieDread FighterEntombedEvil GodFalcon KnightGargoyleGoldGold KnightHiKnightKelvesMogallMyrmidonPrincessRevenantSageSaintShamanSoldierSorcererVillagerWhite DragonWightWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageFire SpiritHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageThunder SpiritTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWind SpiritWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
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