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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 SeriesEdit

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-GameEdit

★ - FE10 SP Class.

Base StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1223-1140805--Tome/Staff 14
FE3
22
Male
/
18
Female
3-
2
Male
/
3
Female
4
Male
/
5
Female
02
6
Male
/
7
Female
6--Tome/Staff
2
Male
/
12
Female
FE3 (Merric)224-450376--Tome/Staff 5
FE435010850385--FE4 Fire B FE4 Thunder B FE4 Wind B FE4 Staff A
FE520052201-54-FE5 Fire Icon C FE5 Thunder Icon C FE5 Wind Icon C FE5 Staff Icon C
TS20075735-5--TS Fire MagicTS Thunder MagicTS Wind MagicTS Staff 5
FE6
21
Male
/
19
Female
-4
4
Male
/
5
Female
4
Female
0
3
Male
/
2
Female
8
Male
/
9
Female
6
6
Male
/
5
Female
-Light D Staff C
FE7
21
Male
/
19
Female
-4
4
Male
/
5
Female
4
Female
0
3
Male
/
2
Female
8
Male
/
9
Female
6
6
Male
/
5
Female
-Light D Staff C
FE8
21
Male
/
19
Female
-4
4
Male
/
5
Female
4
Female
0
3
Male
/
2
Female
8
Male
/
9
Female
6
6
Male
/
5
Female
-Light D Staff C
FE9
21
Male
/
19
Female
1
6
Male
/
5
Female
5
Male
/
3
Female
5
Male
/
6
Female
0
3
Male
/
2
Female
11
Male
/
12
Female
6
10
Male
/
6
Female
10/6FE9 Light&Staff C
FE10
27
Male
/
29
Female
9
Male
/
3
Female
17
Male
/
11
Female
14
Male
/
6
Female
14
Male
/
8
Female
0
8
Male
/
4
Female
18
Male
/
16
Female
610/610/6FE10 Light Magic E FE10 Staff C
FE10 32111916160102061010FE10 Light Magic C FE10 Staff A
FE112213240386--FE12 Tome D FE12 Staff E
FE122213240396--FE12 Tome D FE12 Staff E

Maximum StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE15220-20202020205--Tome/Staff 20
FE35220-20202020206--Tome/Staff 20
FE480152523203018235--FE4 Fire B FE4 Thunder B FE4 Wind B FE4 Staff A
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Fire Icon A FE5 Thunder Icon A FE5 Wind Icon A FE5 Staff Icon A
TS60152220223018-12--TS Fire MagicTS Thunder MagicTS Wind MagicTS Staff 20
FE660-
25
Male
/
26
Female
26
Male
/
25
Female
25
Male
/
26
Female
30
22
Male
/
21
Female
301520-Light S Staff S
FE760-25
26
Male
/
25
Female
24
Male
/
26
Female
30
22
Male
/
21
Female
301520-
Light S Staff S
Only one S rank can be acquired
FE860-25
26
Male
/
25
Female
24
Male
/
26
Female
30
22
Male
/
21
Female
301520-
Light S Staff S
Only one S rank can be acquired
FE960152922254020306
10
Male
/
6
Female
10
Male
/
6
Female
FE9 Light&Staff S
FE104015252223
35
Male
/
40
Female
19
Male
/
17
Female
30
Male
/
32
Female
6
10
Male
/
6
Female
10
Male
/
6
Female
FE10 Light Magic A FE10 Staff S
FE10 482333272735203861010FE10 Light Magic SS FE10 Staff S
FE1160202526253022306--FE12 Tome A FE12 Staff A
FE1260202526253022306--FE12 Tome A FE12 Staff A

Growth RatesEdit

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
Male
/
50
Female
%
----
FE845%-35%25%22%40%8%40/50%----
FE950%15%55%30%40%50%15%55%----
FE10
45
Male
/
60
Female
%
20
Male
/
30
Female
%
30
Male
/
35
Female
%
30%
35
Male
/
60
Female
%
35
Male
/
75
Female
%
45
Male
/
20
Female
%
50
Male
/
60
Female
%
----
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 SkillsEdit

SkillRequirements
FE8SlayerClass skill of the Bishop class.
FE9LuminaLumina
Flare (FE9)Flare
Class skill of the Bishop class.
Occult skill of the Bishop and Sage classes; assign with an MasteryBookOccult Scroll.
FE10ShoveShoveBase skill of all foot units.

PromotionsEdit

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Priest Map SpriteCurateUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE1 Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE1 FE1 Mage Map SpriteMageUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE1 Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE3FE3 Cleric Map SpriteSisterUse a Bishop Ring (FE3)Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Sister.FE3 Female Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE3 FE3 Male Mage Map SpriteMageUse a Bishop Ring (FE3)Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE3 Merric Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE6FE8 Priest Map SpritePriestUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE7FE7 Cleric Map SpriteClericUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE8 Female Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE7 FE8 Monk Map SpriteMonkUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8FE8 Priest Map SpritePriestUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 FE8 Cleric Map SpriteClericUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE8 Female Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 FE8 Monk Map SpriteMonkUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE9FE9 Rhys Priest Sprite
Priest
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE9 Rhys Bishop Sprite
Bishop
FE10FE10 Laura Priest Sprite
Priest
Use a FE10mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest or train a Priest to Level 21.FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite
Bishop
FE10 FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite
Bishop
Use a FE10mastercrownMaster Crown on a Level 10+ Bishop or train a Bishop to Level 21.FE10 Laura Saint Sprite
Saint
FE11FE11 Curate Map SpriteCurateUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE11 Bishop (M) Map SpriteBishop
FE11 FE11 Cleric Map SpriteClericUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE11 Bishop (F) Map SpriteBishop
FE12FEDS Curate Map SpriteCurateUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FEDS Bishop (M) Map SpriteBishop
FE12 FEDS Cleric Map SpriteClericUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.FEDS Bishop (F) Map SpriteBishop
FE16FE16 Annette BishopBishopTake Certification Exam with a Level 20 character with a Faith Proficiency of A or higher.Holy Knight
Gremory (Female Only)

Notable BishopsEdit

BishopGBAIcon

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightEdit

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

Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Thracia 776Edit

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

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

The Binding BladeEdit

The Blazing BladeEdit

  • 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 StonesEdit

  • 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 RadianceEdit

Radiant DawnEdit

New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Three HousesEdit

  • Linhardt - The heir of the Hevring family of the Adrestian Empire.
  • Mercedes - A former noble from the Adrestian Empire who lives as a commoner in the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.
  • Marianne - The adopted daughter of a border lord in the Leicester Alliance.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit

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