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It has been proposed that this page be split into Lich and Wight. Please discuss this change on the talk page.

Reason: Lich is Lich in English (Balrog is Deathgoyle though, so those stay merged)


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A lich as it appears in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Swords and lances, or bows (The Sacred Stones)
Swords and clubs (Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)



The Wight (Japanese: ヘルボーン Hellbone), known as the Lich (Japanese: リッチー Lich) in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, is a class of undead monsters that appears in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, as well as The Sacred Stones. In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, the Lich class is a stronger version of the Skeleton class. Most units in this game have a default weapon that never runs out of uses, but the Lich class does not have a set weapon.[1] They are depicted attacking with a sword in their animation. In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, there are two versions of the Wight class - one that uses swords and lances, and another that only uses bows. Shadows of Valentia's Wights are capable of wielding both swords and clubs.

Wights are an average class, since they are equivalent to a promoted class, but most monster classes tend to be quite weak. They have high HP, strength, and defense in Gaiden, but have very low other stats. In The Sacred Stones their stats are more balanced, although they remain at about the same level of difficulty. In all of its appearances, they can be defeated quickly with magic or just strong attacks.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 36 10 -- 1 2 0 8 3 5 -- -- 30 --
The Sacred Stones (sword/lance) 21 7 -- 5 6 0 5 2 6 9 -- -- GBARankSword.gif A, GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones (bow) 21 6 -- 6 5 0 5 2 6 8 -- -- GBARankBow.gif A
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 38 18 -- 5 3 0 15 6 5 -- -- -- FE15RankSword.pngFE15RankMonster.png
In Gaiden, Liches also have a base class strength of 7. In Shadows of Valentia, they have a base class strength of 2.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- --
The Sacred Stones (sword/lance) 60 24 -- 28 26 30 22 23 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S, GBARankLance.gif S*
The Sacred Stones (bow) 60 25 -- 30 28 30 25 23 15 20 GBARankBow.gif S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
The Sacred Stones
65% 25% -- 25% 20% 10% 15% 22% -- --
The Sacred Stones
65% 30% -- 30% 20% 10% 15% 20% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 120% 60% -- 45% 35% 0% 30% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

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Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Skeletons infused with tremendous magical strength. They can wield many weapons. ??
The Sacred Stones
Skeletons driven by terrible magic. They can wield many weapons. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Wight
• Lich
• A "wight" is an undead monster of old mythology.[2] The details and characteristics of wights differ greatly across different media.[3]
• Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Wight Known by this name in Gaiden's fan translation. All other Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia related material uses "Lich".
Japanese リッチー
• Lich. This name is used in Gaiden. The word "lich" comes from Old English "lic", a word meaning a body, dead or alive, but usually a corpse. Lich can also refer to an undead monster that uses magic, popular in games such as World of Warcraft.
• Hellbone. This name is used in The Sacred Stones. It is simply a combination of the two words "hell" and "bone".
Spanish • Aparición
• Muerto viviente
• Apparition. Used in The Sacred Stones
• Living-dead. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
French • Etre
• Liche
• Being. Used in The Sacred Stones
• Lich. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
German • Wicht
• Leiche
• Wight. Used in The Sacred Stones
• Lich. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Italian • Wight
• Lich
• As above. Used in The Sacred Stones
• As above. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Dutch Kadaver Cadaver
Simplified Chinese 巫妖
Traditional Chinese 巫妖


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  1. - Fire Emblem Gaiden: Chapter 5, Battle 2
  2. - The Magic of Myth: Scottish Wight
  3. - TV Tropes: "Our Wights Are Different"

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