Not to be confused with the Monk class in Fire Emblem Fates, which is the Hoshidan version of the Priest class.

The Monk (修道士 Shūdōshi) is a combat magical class that is introduced in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Wielding Light magic as their sole weapon of choice, Monks are commonly armed with the tomes of Lightning and Shine, but will, on occasion, carry advanced tomes such as Aura as well.

The Monk class's equivalent in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is the Light Mage class, one that is exclusive to Micaiah.



Statistically, player-controlled monks tend to be extremely similar to Mages with higher Resistance and slightly lower Defense. Curiously, though users of Light Magic often have high Luck, both playable monks have below-average luck.

Enemy Monks tend to be weaker than enemy Mages in virtually every area aside from Resistance. Their Magic growth in particular is extremely inadequate, falling a full 25% beneath that of the standard Mage. This problem is exacerbated by the lower Might and (ironically) heavier weight of Light tomes, as well as the relative scarcity of Dark magic carriers, the only units they will ever achieve a Weapon Triangle Advantage over. As a result of these shortcomings, enemy Monks are among the weakest enemies in the series, their only real asset being their ability to occasionally score moderately painful critical hits against units with low Luck and Resistance. They are slightly more dangerous in The Sacred Stones than in The Blazing Blade because tactician stars, which lower the odds of an enemy scoring a critical hit, do not exist in the former.


Monks, like Priests, can promote into Bishops. As Bishops, they are permitted to wield Staves alongside Light Magic, allowing them to further aid their allies through healing and support magic.

In The Sacred Stones, Monks also gain Slayer upon promotion into Bishops, a skill that grants them the ability to inflict effective damage against Monster-based enemies. They are also given the additional option to promote into Sages, a class that lets them wield not just Staves and Light magic, but also Anima magic.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE7 18-11201556-Light E
FE8 18-11201556-Light E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE7 60-2020203020201520-Light A
FE8 60-2020203020201520-Light A

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE7 50%-30%35%32%45%8%40%----
FE8 50%-30%35%32%45%8%40%----


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE7 FE8 Monk Map SpriteMonkUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 FE8 Monk Map SpriteMonkUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Monk.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 Sage Map SpriteSage

Notable MonksEdit

The Blazing BladeEdit

The Sacred StonesEdit


  • In the GBA games, the monk's generic enemy portrait is shared with that of Priests and Clerics. The portrait displays a person in white robes carrying a staff; this is incorrect in the case of the Monk, owing to the fact that the class is not able to use staves.
  • There are only two playable monks in the entire series, one in each of the two games they appear in.


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