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War Monk

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War Monk

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Libra as a War Monk in Awakening.

A holy warrior who can use some magic, the War Monk is skilled with axes and in hand-to-hand combat.

Unit type(s)

Infantry

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

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.

The class later reappears 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.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength 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 -- -- -- -- --

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% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 40% 10% 5% 10% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% -- -- Axes +1 Brawling +3
Faith +1
Click here 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 Monks can additionally use black magic, white magic, and dark magic. However, they are limited to half of their uses.

Class change

Awakening

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

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Special class
Any class Level 20
Abyssian Exam Pass
Brawling B+, Faith C+
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War Monk
This class is only available for male units.

Playable War Monks

Playable Characters
Name Game
Libra Awakening
Balthus Three Houses Cindered Shadows
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)
Balthus Three Houses Cindered Shadows
Enemy War Monk units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Awakening A seasoned priest who heals
with staves and hurts with axes.
??
Three Houses A holy warrior who can use some magic,
the War Monk is skilled with axes and
in hand-to-hand combat.
篤き信仰を胸に、斧や拳を振るう
強力な戦土。
魔法が少し使える兵種。

Trivia

  • 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.
  • In Awakening, 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
Korean 배틀 몽크 Battle monk
Simplified Chinese 武僧 Martial monk
Traditional Chinese 武僧 Martial monk

Gallery

References

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 GolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaintUmbral BeastVerrat