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Witch

FESoV Witch.png
Artwork of a generic witch from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

What's left of a woman who was sacrificed to Duma.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Witch (Japanese: 魔女 Witch) is a magical class which originated in Fire Emblem Gaiden. In addition to possessing formidable prowess as an offensive magical class with their high magic stats, Witches are the only class to possess the infamous Teleportation skill, which allows them to teleport themselves somewhere else on the map before, in Gaiden at least, continuing on to perform another action. In Gaiden, this ability effectively gives them infinite movement, as their self-warping ability has unlimited range.

The Witch class is exclusive to female units. In Gaiden, it is an enemy-exclusive variant of the Mage class, and while there are two recruitable Witches, Sonya and Delthea, both their classes change to Mage upon recruitment. In Fates, Witches return as a playable class, and any female unit is able to reclass to witch by using a Witch's Mark item, which is obtained from the DLC chapter Witches' Trial.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 22 -- 10 12 8 0 4 14 7 -- -- 100 Black magic, white magic
Fates 17 0 10 5 9 3 4 5 6 -- -- -- FE14RankTome.png E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 22 10 -- 12 8 0 4 14 4 -- -- 100 FE15RankBlackMagic.pngFE15RankWhiteMagic.png
In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, Witches also have a base class strength of 6.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 7 -- Black magic, white magic
Fates 50 25 36 27 34 28 26 29 8 -- FE14RankTome.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% -- 50% 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Fates 5% 0% 25% 5% 20% 5% 0% 10% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 80% -- 50% 25% 30% 0% 30% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Gaiden
Fates
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds02 warp.png Teleportation Gaiden/Shadows of Valentia: Innate.
Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
Fates +10 critical rate, +10 avoid Innate.
Fates Is 3ds01 shadowgift.png Shadowgift Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 witch's brew.png Witch's Brew Learned from Level 10 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 toxic brew.png Toxic Brew Learned from Level 35 and up.
  • Gaiden: Enemy Witches possess a summoning skill which allows them to summon more enemy Witches to join the enemy army.

Class change

Gaiden

Base class
Bs fe02 enemy witch magic.png
Witch


Fates

Any class Promotion method Special class
?
Any female class
Using a Is 3ds02 class change.pngWitch's Mark. File:Ma 3ds02 witch playable.gif
Witch

Notable enemy Witches

Enemy Units
Name Game
Delthea Gaiden
Sonya Gaiden
Marla Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Hestia Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nuibaba Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Enemy Witch units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Gaiden ?? ??
Fates An otherworldly arcanist. Uses tomes and can warp over long distances. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia What's left of a woman who was sacrificed to Duma. ??

Trivia

  • In Gaiden, Witches use the same battle and map sprites as female Mages.
  • While most Witches in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia have access to the Teleportation skill, it actually appears as a personal skill, rather than a class skill, and certain Witches, such as Marla and Hestia, lack the skill. This is further proven as if a player edits the game to make their characters Witches, the skill won't appear.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Witch A witch is a (usually female) practitioner of magic. In the western world, where various forms of Christianity have historically been the dominant religions, witches are often regarded as evil entities who worship the Devil and were often the subject of witch-hunts, where innocent people were often accused of being witches, were subjected to biased trials and executed.
Japanese 魔女 Witch. In Gaiden, the name is rendered in hiragana as まじょ.
Spanish Bruja Witch
French Sorcière Sorceress
German Hexe Witch
Italian Strega Witch
Dutch Heks Witch
Korean 마녀 Witch
Chinese 魔女

Gallery

References

See also

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Classes
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
Aristocrat
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier