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Thunder Mage

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Thunder Mage

Ss fe10 enemy thunder mage.png
An enemy Thunder Mage in Radiant Dawn.

Mages who wield lightning-based magic. Their spells are especially potent against dragon laguz.

Weapon(s)

Thunder

Skill(s)

Shove (Radiant Dawn)

The Thunder Mage (Japanese: 雷魔道士サンダーマージ Thunder Mage) is a basic magical class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, appearing only in it and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. The class is one of three element-specialized versions of the Mage class of other Fire Emblem series games, along with the Fire Mage and Wind Mage, and as its name suggests it specializes in thunder magic and is unable to wield any other magic type.

The Thunder Mage plays near identically to standard Mages as a purely offensive magical class, differing only in being restricted to thunder magic. Thunder Mages have high magical power and speed, allowing them to somewhat reliably double-attack enemies, and in particular making them notably adept at killing slow, heavily-armored Knights. However, Thunder Mages have low HP and defense, making them highly susceptible to being killed or severely damged in one shot by most physical units.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, Thunder Mages promote to the Mage Fighter class. In Radiant Dawn, Thunder Mages instead promote to the Thunder Sage class, which in turn promote to the Arch Sage class.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 26 0 7 9 6 0 1 5 5 -- -- SNESRankThunder.png B
Radiant Dawn 16 5/1 5/3 7/3 6/4 0 2/1 5 5 9/5 9/5 WiiRankThunder.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 15 22 24 21 30 16 20 5 -- SNESRankThunder.png B
Radiant Dawn 30 10 20 20 20 30 10 20  ??  ?? WiiRankThunder.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 10% 30% 30% 30% 0% 10% 30% -- --
Radiant Dawn 55/60% 15% 65% 45/50% 45/55% 20% 30/25% 45/65% -- --
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.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 tailtiu thunder mage anima.png
Thunder Mage
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 tailtiu mage fighter anima.png
Mage Fighter

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Fire Mage

Thunder Mage

Wind Mage


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

Thunder Sage

Wind Sage

Dark Sage
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 soren arch sage anima.png
Arch Sage

Playable Thunder Mages

Playable Characters
Name Game
Tailtiu Genealogy of the Holy War
Linda Genealogy of the Holy War
Ilyana Radiant Dawn
Playable Thunder Mage units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Thunder Mages

Enemy Units
Name Game
Liza Genealogy of the Holy War
Eriu Genealogy of the Holy War
Enemy Thunder Mage 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 Thunder Mage A mage is a magician, often used in the context of one who uses magic for combat.
Japanese サンダーマージ
雷魔道士サンダーマージ
• Thunder Mage. This name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War.
• Officially romanized as Thunder Mage. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 雷魔道士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. サンダーマージ) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Mago Trueno Thunder Mage
French Mage foudre Thunder mage
German Donnermagier Thundermage
Italian Mago tuono Thunder mage

References

See also

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