The Oni Chieftain (修羅 Shura, lit. Shura in the Japanese version) is a combat physical/magic class that is introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. One of the possible promotions of the Oni Savage class, Oni Chieftains wield Clubs and Scrolls as their weapons of choice and are treated as a Hoshidan class.



Oni Chieftains are the axe equivalent of the Basara class, although their physical skills are clearly superior.

The skills Oni Chieftains learn are Death Blow and Counter. Death Blow increases Critical hit rate by 20% when the user launches the first attack. Combined with high critical hit-rate weapons like the Great Club, this will result in the wielder inflicting massive amounts of damage. Counter, on the other hand, can be used well against a melee-oriented army as they are either forced to use throwing weapons (which reduce their Speed and prevents the performance of double attacks) or risk getting hit for high damage.

Because Oni Chieftains are capable of using magic in addition to their axes, they can defend themselves better as they do not have to suffer the penalties of throwing weapons when fighting ranged users.

The Oni Cheiftain's major flaw, however, is their very poor Skill, possibly the lowest max cap out of any Hoshidan class. Even with their decent Strength, Defense and Resistance, their poor Skill will dampen their combat prowess due to the frequency of them delivering inaccurate attacks. If equipped with appropriate skills that improve their Hit Rate, this issue can be remedied.


Base Stats

FE1419952701056--FE14 Axe E FE14 Tome E

Maximum Stats

FE1460342825302536316--FE14 Axe A FE14 Tome B

Growth Rates


Class Skills

FE14Ogre Strike (Skill)Death Blow
Counter (FE13)Counter
Learnt at Level 5 and above.
Learnt at Level 15 and above.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE14FE14 Generic Oni Savage (M) Map SpriteOni SavageUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Oni Savage.FE14 Generic Oni Chieftain (M) Map SpriteOni Chieftain

Known Oni Chieftains

  • Kumagera - A merciful Hoshidan general tasked with assassinating King Garon; can be captured.
  • Possible promotion for: Rinkah


Shura (修羅) literally means a "scene of carnage", befitting of the barbaric design of the Oni Chieftain class.


  • The generic enemy portrait resembles a legendary Oni originating from the Heian Period, Shuten Doji (酒呑童子).
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