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

Moving with stealth and secrecy, Whispers destroy their foes with the deadly skill, Bane.

Unit type(s)





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 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 Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 47/46 18 4 18/19 21/20 0 15 6/7 7 10/7 Knives 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 25/26 20 99 Knives SS

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +0 60 5 --

Class growth rates

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

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Steal Innate.
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Bane Innate (Mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Advanced class Promotion method Master class

Automatically at end of Part IV, 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
(help, NTSC)
Mysterious shadow-dwellers who can
incapacitate with a single blow.
They wield the skill Bane.
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
Mysterious shadow-dwellers who can
reduce an enemy's HP to 1 with a
strike. They wield the skill Bane.


  • The North American help description erroneously states that the Whisper's Bane skill incapacitates an enemy. The Bane skill does reduce an enemy to 1 HP with a single strike, but it does not technically incapacitate them.
  • Due to Whisper's luck cap being 35 and Rogue's being 40, it is possible for a unit to lose luck upon promoting from Rogue to Whisper. This is also possible when a unit promotes from Cleric to Valkyrie in Radiant Dawn.

Etymology and other languages

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


Quietly pronounced speech, here used as a metaphor for how stealthily and quietly members of this class are meant to operate on the battlefield.



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.















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: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)