The Cleric (シスター, Shisutā lit. Sister in the Japanese versions) is a support magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. A female-exclusive class, the Cleric is unable to engage in combat, instead filling support roles by using Staves to heal their allies. The male variant of this class is the Priest, although females are also referred to as Priests in certain games in the series. While low in Defense and having no means of attack, the Cleric is a critical class to have on the battlefield.
- 1 History in the Series
- 2 Overview
- 3 In-Game
- 4 Notable Clerics
- 5 Gallery
History in the Series
In its original inception in Gaiden, the Sister class is established as a support class that is disparate from the Priest class. Wielding White Magic for healing purposes and Nosferatu for defensive purposes, the Sister class promotes into the Saint class in this title.
The Sister class returns in Mystery of the Emblem, where it serves the same purposes as its predecessor and largely replaces the Priest class from the original. This version of the class promotes into the Bishop class.
In the Genealogy of the Holy War, the Sister class is yet again merged with the Priest class, and it is thus absent from this title and its sequel Thracia 776. There is a class known as "Sister" in Thracia 776, though it is more similar to the Shaman class from the prior game, as they are not just able to heal allies, but also defend themselves with a variety of Anima magic.
In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Sisters are non-promotable and distinguished from the Priest class for being able to transform into Holy Dragons using their personal rings.
The Sister/Cleric class formally returns to the series in The Blazing Blade, where it is firmly established as a female-only class that is separate from the male Priest class. The Cleric again promotes into the Bishop class.
In The Sacred Stones, the Cleric class is further given the option to promote into Valkyrie alongside Bishop, a class that is able to utilise both Light magic and Staves while mounted on a Horse for better movement.
The Cleric (杖使い Kurerikku) class is exclusive to Mist in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, wielding Staves as its equipment of choice. This version of the class promotes into the Valkyrie class. In Radiant Dawn, the Cleric class is given the ability to wield Swords from the beginning.
The class that closely resembles the traditional Cleric class in Radiant Dawn is the Priest class, which has again been made unisex with Laura serving as the only playable member.
In Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, the Cleric class is once again instituted as one that wields Staves as its sole equipment of choice, alongside being clearly distinguished from the male Curate class.
Clerics can promote into either Sage or War Cleric in Awakening. Sages are better suited for more magical Clerics, while War Clerics are better suited for those with more Strength or exploiting the magic-based Bolt Axe.
In Fates, the Cleric class is known as the Shrine Maiden (巫女, Miko) and is regarded as a Hoshidan class. Considered the female counterpart of the Monk class, the Shrine Maiden can either promote into the Priestess or the Onmyoji class.
In Fire Emblem Warriors, Cleric and Shrine Maiden both appear and are treated slightly differently. While Cleric wields Axes, Shrine Maiden wields Bows, and acts as a clone of the Archer class. Both retain the ability to use Staffs.
In Vestaria Saga I, there are two variations of the Cleric, the Sestra and the Priestess. Both are identical in terms of stats and functionality. The only difference being that the Priestess can promote into the High Priestess while the Sestra cannot promote at all.
Though entirely unarmed, the Cleric is one of the most essential classes for the battlefield. They can heal immense amounts of HP, allowing the player to avert the permanent deaths of their combat units, alongside helping them to save healing items for emergencies. The Cleric class is, however, much like its male counterpart, defenceless, as their Defense is too low for them to sustain more than a few hostile blows. With no viable means of retaliating during enemy onslaughts, it is thus highly recommended that Clerics are guarded and blocked at all times, so as not to give the enemy any opportunity to strike. While a unit acts as defender, Clerics will be able to support with healing magic from the sidelines. In Radiant Dawn, Mist is granted unique access to Florete, a special blade forged to help her defend herself when engaged in battle.
Clerics do not gain EXP when using a staff in Gaiden, and will only do so when attacking.
|FE10||Shove||Base skill of all foot units.|
|Learnt at Level 1.|
Learnt at Level 10.
|FE14||Critical Evade +10|
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class|
|FE2||Sister||Visit the Shrine after reaching Level 12.||Saint|
|FE3||Sister||Use a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Sister.||Bishop|
|FE7||Cleric||Use a Guiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.||Bishop|
|FE8||Cleric||Use a Guiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric||Bishop|
|Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.|
|Use a Holy Crown on a Level 10+ Cleric or train a Cleric to Level 21.|
|FE11||Cleric||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.||Bishop|
|FE12||Cleric||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.||Bishop|
|FE13||Cleric||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.||War Cleric|
|FE14||Shrine Maiden||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Shrine Maiden.||Priestess|
|FEW||Cleric||Use a Master Seal on Lissa.||War Cleric|
|Use a Master Seal on Sakura.||High Priestess|
- Silque - A sweet but serious cleric from Novis who sought out Alm in order to deliver a certain item to him.
- Genny - A meek young cleric from Novis who likes to write her own stories.
- Possible Promotion For: Faye. Also a possible promotion if you use a pitchfork on any females other than Celica.
- Lena - A Macedonian priestess who flees from the Soothsires with Julian.
- Maria - The princess of Macedon and younger sister of Minerva and Michalis, whom she loves dearly.
- Elice - Marth's older sister and the only one who can wield the resurrection staff Aum.
- Marisha - A young girl who is an apprentice of Lena.
- Yuliya - The young princess of Grust and twin sister of Jubelo.
- Enteh - The Shaman of Water who is secretly Princess Maeve of Reeve.
- Katri - The Shaman of Fire who was captured by Maerhen and joins Holmes's crew.
- Neyfa - The Shaman of Wind and the daughter of Prince Arless of Canaan.
- Meeme - Disciple of the White Master Morse who watches over his tower in his absence.
- Serra - A cleric who serves Hector that thinks less of others and more of herself.
- Natasha - A young lady forced to flee Grado because her master discovered the country's grand plan and was ordered to be executed for it.
- Mist - Ike's active and cheerful younger sister, who takes care of the Greil Mercenaries. Her class is actually the first official Cleric class in the Japanese version (since the ones prior were Sisters).
- Lissa - The princess of Ylisse's royal house and Chrom's younger sister who's determined to prove herself.
- (SpotPass) Serra, Mist
- Sakura - A princess of Hoshido who is a gentle healer yet struggles with her shyness.
- Mitama - Azama's daughter. Although just as sardonic as her father, she is extremely lazy and is motivated only by her passion for composing Haiku.
- Alysia - A wholesome woman of the cloth. She rarely speaks of her past.
- Lilia - A diligent priestess from Folley who dreams of a post in Lanna Sanctum.
Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister
- Nelke - A kind-hearted young girl who wishes to study at Lanna Sanctum.