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.
|Gaiden||22||--||10||12||8||0||4||14||7||--||--||100||Black magic, white magic|
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||22||10||--||12||8||0||4||14||4||--||--||100|
- In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, Witches also have a base class strength of 6.
|Gaiden||52||--||40||40||40||40||40||40||7||--||Black magic, white magic|
Class growth rates
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||80%||--||50%||25%||30%||0%||30%||0%||--||--|
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Teleportation||• Gaiden/Shadows of Valentia: Innate.|
• Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
|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.
|Any class||Promotion method||Special class|
Any female class
|Using a Witch's Mark.||File:Ma 3ds02 witch playable.gif|
Notable enemy Witches
|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.|
Fire Emblem Cipher
A generic Witch is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Witch|
||"DEATH... TO THOSE WHO WOULD DEFY LORD DUMA..."|
|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 .
- 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.|
Artwork of a generic witch from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Artwork of a generic witch from Fire Emblem Cipher.
Concept artwork of a generic witch from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
The generic Witch portrait in Fates.
The generic Witch portrait in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Nuibaba as a witch in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|