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The Mortal Savant class is a class that has been introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is an infantry class that dominates their foes using both swords and Reason magic.



A Noble or Commoner must complete the Certification Exam at Level 30 or higher with a Master Seal, an A or higher rank in Swords and a B+ or higher rank in Reason Magic.

Base Stats

FE1632171714161214126--FE16 sword icon.png A FE16 reason icon.png B+

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
20/40% 10/20% 10% 0% -10% 10/20% 0/20% 0/35% 5% FE16 sword icon.png +3 FE16 reason icon.png +3

Class Skills

FE16Swordfaire FE16.pngSwordfaire
Black Tomefaire FE16.pngBlack Tomefaire
Warding Blow FE16.pngWarding Blow
Class ability of the Mortal Savant class.
Class ability of the Mortal Savant class.
Mastery ability of the Mortal Savant class


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE16Any classUse a FE16 Seal Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 30+ unit and pass the Mortal Savant Certification Exam.FE16 Mortal Savant Icon.gifMortal Savant


The Mortal Savant is a very powerful offensive class, able to hit physically defensive foes with magic and magically resistant foes with physical attacks, meaning very few enemies will be able to reliably wall them. Their inbuilt access to both Swordfaire and Black Tomefaire means that even if a character is lacking in either Strength or Magic, they should still be able to inflict good damage on both sides. However, they are on the fragile side, with 0% growths to defense and resistance, and a -10% growth in Speed does not help either. They also lack the +10% crit chance bonus that Swordmaster has, and don't have extra charges for Black magic like Warlock does.

As a result, Mortal Savant is considered by experienced players as an underwhelming class for its tier, as its versatility does not make up for its disadvantages compared to its similar Advanced-tier classes.


Mortal Savants wear armor inspired by o-yoroi, the traditional armor of early samurai. A mitsudomoe is worn prominently on their chest, which is a symbol of the Shinto warrior god Hachiman. Generic mortal savants also wear traditional kabuto helmets and men-yoroi in the image of an oni. They carry four swords on their backs, invoking a symbol of death, as the Japanese words for the number 4 and death are pronounced the same.

Notable Mortal Savants

  • Charon: One of the Ten Elites, original bearer of the Crest of Charon, and founder of House Charon, making Charon Catherine's distant ancestor.


The Japanese name of the class is the English word "epitaph," a poetic statement, usually on a tombstone, describing the deceased person over whom it is placed.


  • Mortal Savants have a unique stance when using magic attacks and use kuji-kiri to perform them. These gestures were said to grant ninjas the ability to interact and draw power from the spiritual realm in order to do magical techniques.
  • Unlike many classes, which are western-fantasy themed, this class is explicitly a Japanese samurai. Despite that, the name is not a Japanese word written in Kanji.