The Bishop (司祭, Shisai) is a combat and support magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. The traditional promoted form of the Priest, Monk and Cleric classes, the Bishop class usually wields Light magic as its primary weapon of choice, and is also armed with Staves for support purposes. Bishops are commonly characterized by high Magic, Luck and Resistance that is offset by low Defense.

History in the Series[edit | edit source]

In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its direct sequel Mystery of the Emblem, both the Mage and Priest/Cleric classes promote into the Bishop class. The Sage class, the traditional promotion of the Mage, would not be introduced until Gaiden and not established as the staple promoted class for the Mage until the onset of Thracia 776.

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Bishops are an enemy-only class that employ Staves, Fire, Thunder, and Wind magic. Priests in these titles promote into the High Priest class instead.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Bishop is a standalone class that is near enemy-exclusive; Lee is the only playable Bishop. The Bishop class has higher stats then most staff using classes and wields the anima triangle. The Bishop class, alongside the Dark Bishop class, is noteworthy for being the only common magic class that can use both offensive magic and staves.

The Bishop returns as the staple promoted form of both Priests and Clerics in The Binding Blade and its prequel The Blazing Blade, now wielding Light magic as their offensive weapon. In the latter game, the Light-wielding Monk also promotes into this class.

In The Sacred Stones, Bishops are a promotion option for Monks, Priests and Clerics; opposite the Sage class for Monks and Priests, and the horse-mounted Valkyrie class for Clerics. They are in possession of the class skill Slayer, allowing them to inflict effective damage against monsters.

In Path of Radiance and its sequel Radiant Dawn, the Bishop class is the sole promoted form of the Priest class. In Radiant Dawn, the Bishop (司祭ビショップ Bishoppu) is able to further promote into the Saint class.

In Awakening and Fates, the Bishop class is absent, replaced instead by the War Monk/War Cleric and Great Master/Priestess classes respectively.

In the spin-off Warriors, it is the promoted class of Linde in the Japanese version. It is an infantry class that uses Tomes and Staffs.

The Bishop class makes a return in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, using Faith magic as their main ability. Bishops have the ability to use every White Magic spell twice the normal number of times per battle. They also add an extra ten points to the power of all of their healing spells. Like all magic classes, the Bishop can use any Black or Dark magic spells they have learned from their Reason skill, but do not receive any bonuses.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Bishop is known as the High Priest/Priestess.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

★ - FE10 SP Class.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1223-1140805--Tome/Staff 14
FE322/183-2/34/5026/76--Tome/Staff 2/12
FE3 (Merric)224-450376--Tome/Staff 5
FE435010850385--FE4 Fire.png B FE4 Thunder.png B FE4 Wind.png B FE4 Staff.png A
FE520052201-54-FE5 Fire Icon.png C FE5 Thunder Icon.png C FE5 Wind Icon.png C FE5 Staff Icon.png C
TS20075735-5--TS Fire Magic.pngTS Thunder Magic.pngTS Wind Magic.pngTS Staff.png 5
FE621/19-44/540 3/28/966/5-Light.gif D Staff.gif C
FE721/19-44/5403/28/966/5-Light.gif D Staff.gif C
FE821/19-44/5403/28/966/5-Light.gif D Staff.gif C
FE921/1916/55/35/603/211/12610/610/6FE9 Light&Staff.png C
FE1027/299/317/1114/614/808/418/16610/610/6FE10 Light Magic.gif E FE10 Staff.gif C
FE10 32111916160102061010FE10 Light Magic.gif C FE10 Staff.gif A
FE112213240386--FE12 Tome.png D FE12 Staff.png E
FE122213240396--FE12 Tome.png D FE12 Staff.png E

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE15220-20202020205--Tome/Staff 20
FE35220-20202020206--Tome/Staff 20
FE480152523203018235--FE4 Fire.png B FE4 Thunder.png B FE4 Wind.png B FE4 Staff.png A
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Fire Icon.png A FE5 Thunder Icon.png A FE5 Wind Icon.png A FE5 Staff Icon.png A
TS60152220223018-12--TS Fire Magic.pngTS Thunder Magic.pngTS Wind Magic.pngTS Staff.png 20
FE660-25/2626/2525/263022/21301520-Light.gif S Staff.gif S
FE760-2526/2524/263022/21301520-Light.gif S Staff.gif S
FE860-2526/2524/263022/21301520-Light.gif S Staff.gif S
FE96015292225402030610/610/6FE9 Light&Staff.png S
FE10401525222335/4019/1730/32610/610/6FE10 Light Magic.gif A FE10 Staff.gif S
FE10 482333272735203861010FE10 Light Magic.gif SS FE10 Staff.gif S
FE1160202526253022306--FE12 Tome.png A FE12 Staff.png A
FE1260202526253022306--FE12 Tome.png A FE12 Staff.png A

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE4100%10%30%30%30%0%10%30%----
FE530%3%20%10%10%10%5%-5%---
FE645%-35%25%22%40%8%40%----
FE745%-35%25%22%40%8%40/50% ----
FE845%-35%25%22%40%8%40/50%----
FE950%15%55%30%40%50%15%55%----
FE1045/60%20/30%30/35%30%35/60%35/75%45/20%50/60%----
FE10 85%65%75%60%60%45%55%95% ----
FE1120%-15%20%20%20%0%-15%20%----
FE1220%-15%20%20%20%0%-15%20%----

Class Skills[edit | edit source]

SkillRequirements
FE8SlayerClass skill of the Bishop class.
FE9Lumina.gifLumina
Flare (FE9).gifFlare
Class skill of the Bishop class.
Occult skill of the Bishop and Sage classes; assign with an MasteryBook.gifOccult Scroll.
FE10Shove.pngShoveBase skill of all foot units.
FE16White Magic Uses x2 FE16.pngWhite Magic Uses x2
White Magic Heal+10 FE16.pngWhite Magic Heal +10
Terrain Resistance FE16.pngTerrain Resistance
Renewal FE16.png Renewal
Class ability of the Bishop class.
Class ability of the Bishop class.
Class ability of the Bishop class.
Mastery ability of Bishops

Promotions[edit | edit source]

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Priest Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE1 FE1 Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE3FE3 Cleric Map Sprite.gifSisterUse a Bishop Ring (FE3).pngBishop Ring on a Level 10+ Sister.FE3 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE3 FE3 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Bishop Ring (FE3).pngBishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE3 Merric Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE6FE8 Priest Map Sprite.gifPriestUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE7FE7 Cleric Map Sprite.gifClericUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE8 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE7 FE8 Monk Map Sprite.gifMonkUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE8FE8 Priest Map Sprite.gifPriestUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE8 FE8 Cleric Map Sprite.gifClericUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE8 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE8 FE8 Monk Map Sprite.gifMonkUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE9FE9 Rhys Priest Sprite.png
Priest
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE9 Rhys Bishop Sprite.png
Bishop
FE10FE10 Laura Priest Sprite.png
Priest
Use a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest or train a Priest to Level 21.FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite.png
Bishop
FE10 FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite.png
Bishop
Use a FE10mastercrown.pngMaster Crown on a Level 10+ Bishop or train a Bishop to Level 21.FE10 Laura Saint Sprite.png
Saint
FE11FE11 Curate Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE11 Bishop (M) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE11 FE11 Cleric Map Sprite.gifClericUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE11 Bishop (F) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE12FEDS Curate Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FEDS Bishop (M) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE12 FEDS Cleric Map Sprite.gifClericUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.FEDS Bishop (F) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngAdvanced Seal on a Level 20+ unit and pass the Bishop Certification Exam.FE16 Bishop Icon.gifBishop

Notable Bishops[edit | edit source]

BishopGBAIcon.gif

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Note: Wendell and Gotoh are Sages and Gharnef is a Sorcerer in the remake.

Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

  • August - A former Blaggi priest who later becomes Leif's tactician.

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

  • Renault - A mysterious bishop revealed to be a former mercenary who worked with Nergal and killed Lucius's parents.
  • Kenneth - The Shrike of the Black Fang and one of the two possible boss of Pale Flower of Darkness.
  • Promotion for: Serra and Lucius.

The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

  • Riev - A sinister Bishop who is excommunicated from Rausten and one of the six generals of Grado, known as the Blood Beryl.
  • Promotion for: Artur, Moulder and Natasha.

Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Three Houses[edit | edit source]

  • Gloucester - One of the Ten Elites, original bearer of the Crest of Gloucester, and founder of House Gloucester, making Gloucester Lorenz's distant ancestor.

Vestaria Saga I[edit | edit source]

  • Siegfried - A travelling priest whose behaviour is...difficult to explain.
  • Abbot Melvon - The abbot of a Redessian monastery. He and Zade's father were very close.
  • Promotion for: Lilia.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Between The Sacred Stones and The Blazing Blade, Bishops employ different healing animations. In The Blazing Blade, Bishops hold up their staves at a slight tilt while in The Sacred Stones, Bishops simply use their attacking animation as a healing animation, holding the bottom of the staff towards the target.
  • In TearRing Saga, Bishops are the only class in the priest category of units able to wield weapons to attack as Dark Bishops are in the mage category.
  • Saints and Bishops share the same stat bases and caps in TearRing Saga.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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