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

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

Unit type(s)


This whole thing is a bit outta my realm of expertise, but apparently offering up your soul to Duma buys you enormous magic power. Problem is, you turn into a living-husk sort of...thing.
— Saber, on Valentian Witches

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, which is obtained from the DLC chapter Witches' Trial.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Gaiden 22 -- 10 12 8 0 4 14 7 -- Black magic, white magic
Fates 17 0 10 5 9 3 4 5 6 -- Tomes/Scrolls E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 22 10 -- 12 8 0 4 14 4 -- Black magicWhite magic

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 -- Tomes/Scrolls S

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Gaiden 100 6 -- -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 100 6 -- -- -- -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Gaiden 150% -- 50% 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- -- --
Fates 5/70% 0% 25/70% 5/40% 20/60% 5/20% 0/35% 10/40% -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 80% -- 50% 25% 30% 0% 30% 0% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Teleportation Gaiden: Innate.
Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia: Personal skill assigned to every Witch except Marla, Hestia, Rinea (all difficulties), and one of the two Witches in Northern Zofia Battle on Normal.
Fates +10 critical rate, +10 avoid Innate.
Fates Shadowgift Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Witch's Brew Learned from Level 10 and up.
Fates 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


Base class
Bs fe02 enemy witch magic.png


Any class Promotion method Special class
Any female class
Using a Witch's Mark. Ma 3ds02 witch playable.gif

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base class
Ma 3ds03 witch enemy.gif

Notable enemy Witches

Enemy Units
Name Game
Delthea Gaiden
Sonya Gaiden
Rinea Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

A generic Witch is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Witch
TCGCipher B16-062HN.png Puppet Borne From Sacrifice, Witch


Attack: 40 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Witch Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Will-less Tool: [Special] You may deploy this card even if you already have an allied "Witch", and you may have 2 or more allied "Witch" at once. [Special] You may have 5 or more cards with the same card name as this card in your deck.
Offering to the Darkness: [Activate] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +30 attack.
Defiled Magic: [Trigger] When you deploy this unit, if you have 2 or fewer cards in your hand, draw 1 card.
Card #B16-062HN • Artist: Kazuhiro Taneda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Witch .

Flavor text

Game Text
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.


  • In Gaiden, Witches use the same battle and map sprites as female Mages, and are internally the same class as them; whether a unit is a Mage or a Witch is determined by its affiliation.
  • The appearance of generic Witches in Fates looks similiar to Marla and Hestia.
  • 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


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.



Witch. In Gaiden, the name is rendered in hiragana as まじょ.



















Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Echoes: Shadows of Valentia



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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerGargoyleMogallNecrodragonRevenant
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodWitchVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager