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War Monk

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War Monk

Ss fe13 war monk.png
Libra as a War Monk in Awakening.

A seasonsed priest who heals with staves and hurts with axes.


Axe, Staff


Rally Luck, Renewal

The War Monk (Japanese: バトルモンク Battle Monk) is an advanced class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is one of the class change options available to Priests, and is the male version of the otherwise identical War Cleric. It gains the use of axes alongside staves.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Awakening 24 5 5 4 6 0 6 6 6 -- -- -- Axes E Staves E

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

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

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Awakening Is 3ds01 rally luck.png Rally Luck Learned at level 5.
Awakening Is 3ds01 renewal.png Renewal Learned at level 15.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 priest playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 war monk playable.gif
War Monk
Ma 3ds01 sage playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose

Playable War Monks

Playable Characters
Name Game
Libra Awakening
Playable War Monk units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy War Monks

Enemy Units
Name Game
Moulder Awakening (DLC episodes Smash Brethren 2 and Smash Brethren 3)
Enemy War Monk units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening A seasoned priest who heals with staves and hurts with axes. ??


  • If one counts the War Monk and War Cleric as a single class, then they have a unique weapon combination. No other class, excepting classes which use all weapon types like Baron and Master Knight, wields both axes and staves.
  • Enemy War Monks can potentially have the Resistance +2 skill. That skill is not typically legal on a War Monk (the male version of its class), as Resistance +2 is the innate skill of the female-only Troubadour class (Troubadours may, however, promote into War Clerics, the female side of the axe-staff class). The only cases where a War Monk with Resistance +2 is definitely legal are in the case of the child characters Owain, Laurent, Brady, Gerome, and male Morgan, provided they inherited Resistance +2 from their mothers, as well as the bonus unit Boey (who gets Resistance +2 as a personal skill).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English War Monk --
Japanese バトルモンク Officially romanized as Battle Monk.
Spanish Monje soldado Soldier monk
French Moine guerrier Warrior monk
German Kriegsheiliger War saint
Italian Sacerdotte guerriero Warrior priest



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 FighterGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager