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The Mage (魔導士 Madōshi) is a combat magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. Mages primarily arm themselves with Anima magic as their weapon of choice, although certain titles see them specialising in specific types of Anima Magic and are further split into Fire Mages, Thunder Mages and Wind Mages.

History in the Series

In its original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the Mage class promotes into the Bishop class.

In Gaiden and its remake, Mages act as one of the promoted forms of the Villager class and can further promote into the Sage class. The Mage's promotion into the Sage class is not treated as the golden standard until several titles later in the series. The Sage class is initially exclusive to male Mages as female Mages promote into the Priestess class, which gains access to swords in addition to offensive and healing magic.

In Mystery of the Emblem, the Mage class is reverted to promoting into the Bishop class yet again.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, the Mage (マージ Māji) class is split into a number of different variants: The classic Mage, alongside the Fire, Thunder and Wind Mages. The Mage class, depending on the character in question, promotes into a variety of different classes; Azelle and Arthur promote into Mage Knights, while Tine promotes into a Mage Fighter.

In Thracia 776, Mages again promote into different classes depending on the character in question; Asbel promotes into a Sage, while Miranda promotes into a Mage Knight.

The advent of The Binding Blade sees the Sage class being instituted as the staple promoted form of the Mage class, although variations deviating from this rule do exist.

In The Sacred Stones, the Mage class is further given the option to promote into Mage Knights alongside Sages.

In Path of Radiance, the Mage class, although not clearly split into three distinct types like in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, does, depending on the character, exhibit signs of specialising in specific types of magic. Soren, for one, specialises in Wind Magic, while Ilyana specialises in Thunder Magic. Mages promote into Sages in this title.

In Radiant Dawn, Mages are again split into three different types, each one specialising in specific branches of Anima magic. Fire, Thunder and Wind Mages are again reintroduced to the series, promoting into Fire, Thunder and Wind Sages respectively.

The Mage class merged back to a singular entity yet again in Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, promoting into the Sage class when the necessary requirements are met.

In Awakening, the Mage class is further given the option to promote into Dark Knights, a class mirroring the Mage Knight class from earlier titles.

In Fates, the class is known as the Diviner (呪い師 Majinaishi lit. Conjuror) class and is a Hoshidan class. Diviners can either promote into Onmyoji (the game's equivalent to the classic Sage class) or Basara. Its Nohrian counterpart is the Dark Mage.

In Fire Emblem Warriors, the class returns as the base class of Linde. The class acts as infantry here. There is also an enemy-only version that acts as a clone of the Tactician Class. The Hoshidan Diviner version also reappears as an enemy.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the Mage is part of the Intermediate level class curriculum that any unit with at least a C rank in Reason can promote into starting at level 10. Their class skill is Fire, which allows them to use Fire, and doubles its usage if that unit already has Fire, and their class mastery skill is Fiendish Blow, which increases magic damage by 6 when your unit initiates an attack. The alternative option, exclusive to males, is the Dark Mage.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Mage is split into two classes. The Vestal Mage, which wields Anima and Light Magic and the Sphirian Mage, which wields Anima and Dark Magic.



The stats boasted by Mages have few consistencies, but they will almost always have a very high Resistance relative to Defense. This, alongside their strong magic, makes it prudent for them to be effectively utilized in order to block enemy magic users. They must, however, avoid direct combat with physical units due to not being able to sustain too much damage inflicted in such situations. Mages usually promote into Sages, a class that is granted the ability to wield Staves alongside Anima Magic for healing and other utility purposes.


Base Stats

FE1161-150306--Tome 7
FE3161-1/2302/13/46--Tome 7/10
FE42607660715--FE4 Fire.png C FE4 Thunder.png C FE4 Wind.png C
FE518/16022/13/400-64/3-FE5 Fire Icon.png E FE5 Thunder Icon.png E FE5 Wind Icon.png E
TS (Rishel)18035402-4--TS Fire Magic.png 3
TS (Maruju/Alicia)18035402-4--TS Thunder Magic.png TS Wind Magic.png 3
TS (Meriah)18035402-4--TS Fire Magic.png TS Light Magic.png 3
FE616-12/33/203/23/456/4-Anima.gif D
FE716-12/33/203/23/456/3-Anima.gif D
FE816-12/33/203/23/456/3-Anima.gif D
FE916032/14/502/14/559/59/5FE9 Fire.png E FE9 Thunder.png E FE9 Wind.png E
FE111603130236--FE12 Tome.png E
FE121603130236--FE12 Tome.png E
FE131604340235--TomeIconFE13.png E
FE141504561135--FE14 Tome.png E
FE1528/208/9-3/14/705/68/104--Echoes black magic weapon type icon.png
FE1625410768354--FE16 reason icon.png C
FEW58110679285--FEW Tome.png E

Maximum Stats

FE15220-20202020206--Tome 20
FE35220-20202020206--Tome 20
FE480152221213016205--FE4 Fire.png C FE4 Thunder.png C FE4 Wind.png C
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Fire Icon.png A FE5 Thunder Icon.png A FE5 Wind Icon.png A
TS (Rishel)60151920193017-12--TS Fire Magic.png 18
TS (Maruju/Alicia)60151920193017-12--TS Thunder Magic.png TS Wind Magic.png 18
TS (Meriah)60151920193017-12--TS Fire Magic.png TS Light Magic.png 18
FE660-2020203020201520-Anima.gif A
FE760-2020203020201520-Anima.gif A
FE860-2020203020201520-Anima.gif A
FE9401020202040102059/59/5FE9 Fire.png A FE9 Thunder.png A FE9 Wind.png A
FE1160202020202020205--FE12 Tome.png A
FE1260202020202020205--FE12 Tome.png A
FE1360202827263021255--TomeIconFE13.png A
FE1435172220231916205--FE14 Tome.png B

Growth Rates

FE165/10%-5%10%5/0%0%0%-5/-10%5/35%---FE16 reason icon.png +2 FE16 faith icon.png +1

Class Skills

FE13Magic +2.pngMagic +2
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Magic +2.pngMagic +2
Fortune (skill).pngFuture Sight
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
FE16Fire FE16.pngFire
Fiendish Blow FE16.pngFiendish Blow
Base Ability of Mage.
Mastery Ability of Mage.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE2FE2 Villager Map Icon.gifVillagerVisit a shrine after reaching Level 3.FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMage
FE2 FE2 Mage Map Icon.gifMageVisit a shrine after reaching Level 12.FE2 Sage Map Icon.gifSage (Males)
FE2 FE2 Mage Female Map Icon.gifMageVisit a shrine after reaching Level 20.FE2 Celica Map Icon.gifPriestess (Females)
FE3FE3 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Bishop Ring (FE3).pngBishop Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE3 Merric Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE4FE4 Mage Sprite (M).gifMageChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Mage Knight Sprite (M).gifMage Knight (Azelle and Arthur)
FE4 Mage Fighter Sprite (F).gifMage Fighter (Tine)
FE5 (Asbel)FE5 Mage.gifMageUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Mage.FE5 Sage.gifSage
FE5 (Miranda)FE5 Mage (F) Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Mage.Female mage knight icon.gifMage Knight
TSMage W.gifMageUse a TS Saint Proof.gifSaint Proof on a Level 10+ Mage.TS Alicia Sage Sprite.pngSage
FE6FE8 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE8 Sage Map Sprite.gifSage
FE7FE8 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE8 Sage Map Sprite.gifSage
FE8FE8 Pupil Map Sprite.gifPupilAutomatically at the start of next map after reaching Level 10.FE8 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMage
FE8 FE8 Male Mage Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Mage.FE8 Sage Map Sprite.gifSage
FE8 Mage Knight (M) Map Sprite.gifMage Knight
FE9FE9 Soren Mage Sprite.png
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Mage.FE9 Soren Sage Sprite.png
FE11FE11 Mage (M) Map Sprite.gifMageUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Mage.FE11 Sage (M) Map Sprite.gifSage
FE12FEDS Mage (M) Map Sprite.gifMageUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Mage.FEDS Sage Map Sprite.gifSage
FE13FE13 Generic Mage (M) Map Sprite.gifMageUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Mage.FE13 Generic Sage (M) Map Sprite.gifSage
FE13 Generic Dark Knight Map Sprite.gifDark Knight
FE14FE14 Generic Diviner (M) Map Sprite.gifDivinerUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Diviner.FE14 Generic Onmyoji (M) Map Sprite.gifOnmyoji
FE14 Generic Basara (M) Map Sprite.gifBasara
FE15Echoes map mage.gifMageVisit a shrine with a male Mage after reaching Level 12.Echoes map sage.gifSage
FE15 Echoes map mage.gifMageVisit a shrine with a female mage after reaching Level 14.Celica Priestess Echoes map sprite.gifPriestess
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngIntermediate Seal on a Level 10+ unit and pass the Mage Certification Exam.FE16 Mage Icon.gifMage
FEWLinde Warriors Sprite.gifMageUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on Linde.Linde Warriors Sprite.gifSage

Notable Mages

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Note: Delthea and Sonya are originally Witches as enemies and join as Mages in the game.

Mystery of the Emblem

  • Jubelo - Prince of Grust and twin brother of Yuliya.
  • Arlen - Mage of Khadein who studied under Wendell.

Genealogy of the Holy War

Thracia 776

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga

The Binding Blade

  • Lugh - A boy from an orphanage and Raigh's twin brother who's cheerful and tender-hearted.
  • Lilina - A Ostian noble with a natural gift for magic and Roy's friend since childhood.
  • Hugh - Son of Canas and grandson of Niime.

The Blazing Blade

The Sacred Stones

  • Lute - A confident young mage of Renais with an unusual temperament.
  • Possible promotion for Ewan.

Path of Radiance

New Mystery of the Emblem

  • Katarina - A reserved and dependant trainee tactician who harbors a dark secret.


  • Miriel - An eloquent and methodical Shepherds scholar who is known for her passion for research and expanding her knowledge.
  • Ricken - A young member of the Shepherds who dislikes being treated as a child and has an affinity for small animals.
  • Laurent - Son of Miriel from the future. As equally eloquent, and methodical as his mother, but with a desire to understand the mechanical aspects of things.
  • (SpotPass) Merric, Linde, Boey, Arthur, Lugh, Nino, Lute and Soren.


  • Orochi - A old-fashioned speaking girl from a long line of Hoshidan diviners with a playful personality and a love of fortune-telling. She is one of Mikoto's retainers.
  • Hayato - A member of Wind Tribe and adopted son of its leader, Fuga. Despite his young age, he is a prodigy who tries his best to mask his childish tendencies.
  • Rhajat - Hayato's daughter who tends toward the obsessive and has a horrifying temper.

Three Houses

  • Hanneman - Teacher at the Officers Academy and former noble. Intelligent but obsessed with Crests.
  • Acheron - Noble of the Leicester Alliance. Nicknamed "Weathervane" for his tendency to switch alliances at any opportunity, even against the Alliance.
  • Duke Gerth - Noble and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Adrestian Empire.

Vestaria Saga I

  • Theodel - Son of the Duke of Frall and Zade's dearest childhood friend.
  • Accorte - Roland's Daughter, a Sphirian noble and student at the magic academy.

Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister

  • Phoebe - Count Lorec's younger daughter. She despises her father's new wife.
  • Ezriel - Aslanne's younger brother. He tends to annoy the people around him.


  • In a support conversation between Erk and Pent in The Blazing Blade, it is revealed that a Mage can die by employing their magic too often. Mages can also transfer their magic power to another Mage in order to help avert this problem. This same issue is also revealed between a support conversation with Ewan and Saleh in The Sacred Stones, where Saleh mentions that "using too much magic can drain both body and soul."
  • Male Mages are designed with hoods, while female Mages are not.