The Cantor (祈祷師, Kitōshi, lit. Shaman; translated as Dark Priest and Exorcist in fan translations) is an enemy-only magical class that is first introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. Arming either Magic or Staves as its equipment of choice, the Cantor class is imbued with the ability to summon enemy Monsters as ally units. The class may be considered to be the precursor of the Summoner class that appears in later entries to the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Cantor first appears as an enemy-only class in Gaiden that can use both Black and White magic such as Death and Physic. Cantors are best known for their use of the Conjure spell to summon monsters. While all variants of the spell are called Conjure, depending on the Cantor, the spell may summon different monsters such as Revenants, Bonewalkers, Gargoyles, Mogalls, and Draco Zombies. Summoned monsters vanish from the battlefield when the Cantor is defeated. All cantors in the game are depicted as members of the Duma Faithful.

Cantors reappear in TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga where they are a tier 1 class that can only use staves. All Cantors have the summon skill and use various summoning staves like the Skeleton Staff to summon allies. Like Gaiden, killing the caster of the spell makes all summoned monsters vanish. Cantors are associated with Gerxel's worshippers. Dark Bishop can be considered a more powerful version of the Cantor class and some members of the class have the summon skill. While Cantors are unplayable, certain playable characters like Katri have access to the summoning skill allowing them to summon monsters.

In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Cantors are mostly identical to their original incarnations. However, in later segments of the game, certain cantors possess a more powerful version of the Conjure spell that allows them to summon Witches or high-level monsters. The Overclass, Guru, gains a similar spell that is called Lemegeton.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

FE23212-870694--Black, White
TS20052302-3--TS Staff.png 5
FE15--Echoes black magic weapon type icon.png Echoes white magic weapon type icon.png

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

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Growth Rates[edit | edit source]


Class Skills[edit | edit source]

TSTS Summon.gifSummonClass skill of the Cantor class.
FE15Echoes Class Skill icon.pngIncarnationClass skill of the Cantor class.

Notable Cantors[edit | edit source]

Gaiden[edit | edit source]

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

  • Doruk - A Gerxel priest who hunts Katri and joins forces with Maerhen.
  • Mahoba - Gerxel priest known as the "Demon Summoner".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dark priest portrait.png
Exorcist Echoes portrait.png
Exorcist village.png
Doruk battle.png
FE15 Cantor (Generic).jpg
FEESoV Jedah.jpg
Dark priest map.png
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