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|The generic Shrine Maiden portrait in Fates.|
Hoshidan. A holy woman who uses rods to heal her allies.
The Shrine Maiden (Japanese: 巫女 Miko) is a base healer class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates as a Hoshido-aligned class. One of only two explicitly female-only Hoshido classes (the other being the Priestess, one of its potential promotions), the Shrine Maiden is the basic female healing class of Hoshido and as such wields rods. They can promote to either Priestess or Onmyoji, and their male counterpart is the Monk.
Class growth rates
for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.
Playable Shrine Maidens
Notable enemy Shrine Maidens
Notable neutral Shrine Maidens
||Hoshidan. A holy woman who uses
rods to heal her allies.
- The Shrine Maiden and its male counterpart, the Monk, are the only base classes whose members learn a rally skill by level-up.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||"Shrine maiden" is a common English term for the Miko (巫女; literally, "female shaman"), priestesses of Japan's Shinto religion who work at shrines.
||Officially romanized as Miko; as above.
The generic Shrine Maiden portrait in Fates.
||This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.