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Light Priestess

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Light Priestess

Ss fe10 micaiah light priestess.png
Micaiah as a Light Priestess in Radiant Dawn.

Micaiah, priestess of Yune. Mistress of powerful light magic and staves. She possesses the skill Corona.

Unit type(s)

Infantry

Weapon(s)

Light, Staff

Skill(s)

Shove, Corona (Radiant Dawn)

The Light Priestess (Japanese: 巫女シャーマン Shaman), is a magical class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, where it is a base class exclusive to Deirdre and Julia. For Julia, it is capable of promoting to the Sage class. It later reappeared in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn where it is, instead, a third-tier advanced Lord-like class exclusive to Micaiah, one of the game's two protagonists, acting as her final class and the ultimate form of her initial Light Mage class.

Light Priestesses are a female-exclusive class wielding light magic and staves, which in all its appearances is furthermore an exclusive class to a major playable character. While very frail, they possess high magic and resistance, giving them good healing proficiency as well as the ability to defend themselves. In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Micaiah compensates partially her fragility by being immune to being attacked by numerous endgame enemies and bosses.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 0 8 7 7 0 3 10 5 -- -- -- -- FE4RankLight.png A FE4RankStaff.png B
Radiant Dawn 42 3 19 19 20 0 8 20 6 6 6 -- -- WiiRankLight.png A WiiRankStaff.png B

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 23 22 22 30 18 25 5 -- FE4RankLight.png A FE4RankStaff.png B
Radiant Dawn 50 22 40 35 33 40 23 40 ? ? WiiRankLight.png SS WiiRankStaff.png SS

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% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii corona.png Corona Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 julia light priestess light.png
Light Priestess
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20 (Julia only). Bs fe04 julia sage magic.png
Sage

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Light Mage
Event: cutscene at the end of Part 1 Endgame.
Light Sage
Event: cutscene at the start of Part 4 Endgame. Bs fe10 micaiah light priestess light.png
Light Priestess

Playable Light Priestesses

Playable Characters
Name Game
Deirdre Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Julia Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Playable Light Priestess units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Light Priestesses

Enemy Units
Name Game
Canis Genealogy of the Holy War
Enemy Light Priestess units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Micaiah, priestess of Yune. She
uses staves and potent light magic.
She possesses the skill Corona.
??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Micaiah, priestess of Yune. Mistress
of powerful light magic and staves.
She possesses the skill Corona.
??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Light Priestess A priestess is a woman in religious service. The “Light” prefix presumably refers to the fact it exclusively uses Light magic tomes as its weapon in both its appearances, and matches Light Mage and Light Sage.
English
(unofficial)
Priestess This name is used in the "Project Naga" patch for Genealogy of the Holy War.
Japanese シャーマン
巫女
巫女シャーマン
• Officially romanized as Shaman; the lone katakana rendering is used in Genealogy of the Holy War.
• Used in dialogue in Genealogy of the Holy War[1]. The kanji refers to the miko (巫女), priestesses of Japan's Shinto religion who work at shrines. "Shaman" has historically been a somewhat common translation of miko, hence the katakana equivalent used as the class name.
• Officially romanized as Shaman. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 巫女), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. シャーマン) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Sacerdotisa Luz Light Priestess
French Prêtresse jour Daylight priestess
German Lichtpriesterin Light priestess
Italian Sacerdotessa luce Light priestess

Gallery

References

  1. "ああ、あの娘はディアドラといってな
    精霊の森の巫女じゃ
    (Lit. "Ah, that girl is named Deirdre. She's a miko of the Spirit Forest.")
    " — Man talking to Sigurd in Chapter 1, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

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: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorBow FighterCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightLight PriestessMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessTroubadourThiefThunder 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: 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 KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSpiritSummonerVendor