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The Light Priestess is a combat and support magical class that first appeared in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

History in the Series

The original iteration of the Shaman class was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and employs Light magic and Staves as its equipment of choice. Julia's Shaman class promotes to Sage, while Deirdre cannot promote.

In Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, the Shaman is referred to as the Sister and is able to employ all forms of Anima magic in addition to Light Magic and Staves. Both games' Shamans promote into Sages.

In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, it serves as the promoted form of the Light Sage class and as such the Light Priestess class is exclusive to Micaiah, wielding Light magic and Staves as its equipment of choice. This iteration functions as a stronger version of the Saint class used by some optional units.



This class is defined by very high figures in the Magic department, positing it as a very powerful magical class that is prolific in fulfilling both combat and support roles. Like Saints, the Light Priestess class is immune to Ashera's "Silence All" Judge attack in Radiant Dawn.


Base Stats

FE430087703105--FE4 Light.png A FE4 Staff.png B
FE514012500-53-FE5 Fire Icon.png E FE5 Thunder Icon.png E FE5 Wind Icon.png E FE5 Light Icon.png D FE5 Staff Icon.png E
FE104231919200820666FE10 Light Magic.gif A FE10 Staff.gif B

Maximum Stats

FE480152322223018255--FE4 Light.png A FE4 Staff.png B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Fire Icon.png A FE5 Thunder Icon.png A FE5 Wind Icon.png A FE5 Light Icon.png A FE5 Staff Icon.png A
FE105022403533402340666FE10 Light Magic.gif SS FE10 Staff.gif SS

Growth Rates


Class Skills

Base skill of all foot units.
Mastery skill of the Light Priestess class.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE4 (Julia)FE4 Shaman Sprite.gifShamanChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Sage Sprite (F).gifSage
FE5FE5 cleric.gifSisterUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Sister.
Visit the Church in Chapter 21 (Linoan).
FE5 Sage (F) Sprite.gifSage
FE10Micaiah Light Sage Sprite.pngLight SageBefore Chapter 4E-1 commences.Micaiah Light Priestess Sprite.pngLight Priestess

Notable Light Priestess

Genealogy of the Holy War

Thracia 776

Radiant Dawn


  • Curiously, promoting Shamans in Genealogy of the Holy War actually lowers one of their weapon ranks (Their Light magic rank goes down to B from A). This is not noticeable in the actual gameplay, as both playable shamans have Major Naga holy blood, ensuring that they possess the highest Light Magic rank possible.