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War Cleric

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War Cleric

FEA War Cleric.png
Concept artwork of a War Cleric from The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.

This powerful warrior wields axes or fists while upholding devout faith. This unit can also use some magic.

Unit type(s)



The War Cleric (Japanese: バトルシスター Battle Sister) is an advanced class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is one of the class change options available to both Clerics and Troubadours, and is the female version of the otherwise identical War Monk. It gains the use of axes alongside staves.

The class appears in Three Houses as downloadable content, as part of the Cindered Shadows side story. It becomes available in the main story after completing the first chapter of this side story. In this game, the class wields magic due to the absence of staves, and specializes in brawling in addition to axes, gaining access to the Fistfaire skill to facilitate this. It is one of only three classes available to the player in Three Houses to have access to both brawling and magic, along with War Monk and Enlightened One. However, War Clerics have only half of the normal amount of uses of their spells.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 24 5 5 4 6 0 6 6 6 -- Axes E Staves E
Three Houses 32 17 10 10 10 10 14 11 6 -- --
156 22 33 25 25 30 13 38 5 -- Axes E/ Staves

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 80 40 40 38 41 45 38 43 8 -- Axes A Staves A
977 97 144 110 107 135 57 166 5 -- Axes S/ Staves

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Awakening 45/90% 15/40% 15/35% 10/30% 15/45% 0/45% 10/30% 10/40% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 40% 10% 5% 10% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% -- -- Axes +1 Brawling +3
Faith +1
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Awakening Rally Luck Learned at Level 5.
Awakening Renewal Learned at Level 15.
Three Houses Fistfaire Innate.
Three Houses Unarmed Combat Innate.
Three Houses Heal Innate.
Three Houses Brawl Avo +20 Class mastery. (150 class Exp required)
Three Houses Pneuma Gale Class mastery. (150 class Exp required)

In Three Houses, War Clerics can additionally use black magic, white magic, and dark magic. However, they are limited to half of their uses.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 cleric playable.gif
Ma 3ds01 troubadour playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 war cleric playable.gif
War Cleric

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Special class
Any class Level 20
Abyssian Exam Pass
Brawling B+, Faith C+
Ma ns01 war cleric playable.gif
War Cleric
This class is only available for female units.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma fewa cleric lissa playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15. Ma fewa cleric lissa playable.gif
War Cleric

Notable enemy War Clerics

Enemy Units
Name Game
Lepus Awakening
Serra Awakening*
L'Arachel Awakening*
Enemy War Cleric units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
A seasoned cleric who heals
with staves and hurts with axes.
Three Houses
This powerful warrior wields axes or fists while
upholding devout faith. This unit can also use
some magic.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

War Cleric




Officially romanized as Battle Sister.


• Sacerdotisa soldado
• Monja soldado

• Soldier priestess; used in Awakening and Warriors.
• Soldier nun; used in Three Houses.


• Sœur guerrière
• Prêtresse guerrière

• Warrior sister; used in Awakening and Warriors.
• Warrior priestess; used in Three Houses.



War saint


Sacerdotessa guerriera

Warrior priestess


배틀 시스터

Battle sister

Simplified Chinese


Female martial monk

Traditional Chinese


Female martial monk



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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemGuardian GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaPrincessSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern Lord (Wyvern Ace) • Guardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager