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Ss fe10 sothe whisper.png
Sothe as a Whisper in Radiant Dawn.

Mysterious shadow-dwellers who can incapacitate with a single blow. They wield the skill Bane.




Steal, Shove, Bane

The Whisper (Japanese: 密偵エスピオン Espion) is a third-tier advanced infantry class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is the promoted form of the Rogue class, and is accordingly the hypothetical final form of the non-playable Thief class. Like their predecessors, Whispers continue to exclusively wield knives and to have the unique ability to unlock doors and chests without without relying on the limited durability of keys.

Whispers continue the same style of gameplay of their preceding classes, with their time much better spent avoiding combat in favor of performing unlocking duties. Their skill and speed stats are both extremely high, with their speed and the low weight of their knives also giving them a very high avoid rate, and their immense speed also allows them to make good use of their Steal skill on enemies' items. However, their poor strength and defensive stats leave them very unsuited to combat, even with their high avoid, so their offensive ability goes no further than being able to fend off enemy attacks if they absolutely have to.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn
47 18 4 18 21 0 15 6 7 10 10 -- WiiRankKnife.png A
Radiant Dawn
46 18 4 19 20 0 15 7 7 7 7 -- WiiRankKnife.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn
50 28 20 38 40 35 26 25 ?? ?? WiiRankKnife.png SS
Radiant Dawn
50 28 20 38 40 35 25 26 ?? ?? WiiRankKnife.png SS

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn
70% 35% 15% 60% 55% 40% 35% 20% -- --
Radiant Dawn
65% 45% 30% 55% 70% 40% 15% 25% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii steal.png Steal Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii bane.png Bane Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Automatically at end of Part 4 Prologue (Sothe) /
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. (Heather)
Bs fe10 sothe whisper knife.png

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Moving with stealth and secrecy, Whispers destroy their foes with the deadly skill, Bane. ??
Radiant Dawn
Mysterious shadow-dwellers who can incapacitate with a single blow. They wield the skill Bane. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Whisper Quietly pronounced speech, here used as a metaphor for how stealthily and quietly members of this class are meant to operate on the battlefield.
Japanese 密偵エスピオン Officially romanized as Espion, literally "spy". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 密偵), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. エスピオン) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Espion is the French word for spy, and the root of the modern English word "espionage", or the act of spying.
Spanish Espía Spy
French Espion Spy
German Windsänger Wind-singer
Italian Spia Spy



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.
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Mystery of the Emblem
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Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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The Sacred Stones
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Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Introduced in
Three Houses
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