The Priest (プリースト Purīsuto) is a support magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Mainly intended for support purposes, Priests are only capable of aiding allies with the power of staves. As such, Priests are unable to directly attack, save for Radiant Dawn, where they are bequeathed the ability to counterattack.

History in the SeriesEdit

In its original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the Curate (そうりょ Sōryo, lit. Monk) is a unisex class and can eventually promote into Bishop.

In Gaiden the Priest class does not appear and the traditional staff using healer role is instead given to the Sister class.

In Mystery of the Emblem, the Priest remains absent in favor of the female-only Sister class.

The Priest (プリースト Purīsuto) class returns in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, where the class is again unisex and promotes into the High Priest class.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, the Priest class is unable to promote.

Beginning from The Binding Blade, the Priest class is reinstated into the series with the Bishop class acting as its staple promoted form. As Bishops, Priests are granted the ability to arm Light Magic for combat purposes.

In The Sacred Stones, the Priest (神官 Shinkan) class is separated from the Cleric class. It is also further given the option to promote into the Sage class alongside the Bishop class. As Sages, Priests can also access Anima Magic alongside Light Magic.

In Radiant Dawn, the Priest (神官プリースト Purīsuto) class is again made unisex, with Laura acting as the only playable character of this class. The Priest class promotes into the Bishop class in this title, much like its predecessors.

In Shadow Dragon, the Priest class is known as the Curate (僧侶 Sōryo lit. Monk) and Wrys is re-introduced to the series.

In Awakening, while Priests cannot promote into Bishops, they are instead given the option to promote either into War Monks or Sages.

In Fates, the Priest class is called Monk (修験者 Shugenja lit. Ascetic) and is regarded as a Hoshidan class. Considered the male counterpart of the Shrine Maiden class, Monks are given the option to promote either into Great Masters or Onmyoji.



Priests serve the sole purpose of aiding their allies through their healing staves, replenishing their HP when they sustain damage during combat. Locked to using their healing staves as their primary source of experience gains (aside from the paltry amounts they get from being engaged in combat by hostile units), the player thus has no other option but to ensure that their ability is utilised as much as is possible until they reach a level appropriate for promotion. As they also happen to be physically frail due to their low Defense, Priests must always be deployed alongside bodyguards to shield them from onslaughts while they work in the sidelines to support their allies.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 16-1110305--Staff 7
FE4 2607660175--FE4 Staff B
FE5 16032100-54-FE5 Staff Icon E
TS 18042301-4--TS Staff 4
FE6 18/16-11/2201/05/655/4-Staff E
FE8 18-11201555-Staff E
FE9 180333018599FE9 Staff D
FE10 16/173/05/65/36/303/11059/59/5FE10 Staff D
FE11 1601140365--FE12 Staff E
FE12 1601140365--FE12 Staff E
FE13 1603240165--StaffIconFE13 E
FE14 160355455--FE14 Staff E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 80152221213022225--FE4 Staff B
FE5 80202020202020-2020-FE5 Staff Icon A
TS 60151917181316-12--TS Staff 18
FE6 60-2020203020201520-Staff A
FE8 60-2020203020201520-Staff A
FE9 4015202020402020599FE9 Staff A
FE10 301020151535/40102059/59/5FE10 Staff A
FE11 60202020202020205--FE12 Staff A
FE12 60202020202020205--FE12 Staff A
FE13 60222524253022275--StaffIconFE13 A
FE14 35182120222317245--FE14 Staff B

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 100%10%30%30%30%0%10%30%----
FE5 30%3%20%10%10%10%5%-0%5%--
FE6 50%-30%35%32%45%8%50%----
FE8 50%-30%35%32%45%8%50%----
FE9 55%15%55%25%40%50%0%60%----
FE10 60%25/30%65/35%45/30%40/60%40/75%25/2040/60%----
FE11 20%-15%10%15%20%0%-10%30%----
FE12 20%-15%10%15%20%0%-10%30%----
FE13 35%5%15%15%15%0%5%15%----
FE14 0%5%10%10%15%15%0%20%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE10 ShoveShoveBase skill of all foot units.
FE13 Miracle (FE13)Miracle
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14 Miracle (FE13)Miracle
LuckCryRally Luck
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE1 FE1 Priest Map SpriteCurateUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE1 Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE4 FE4 Priest Sprite (M)PriestChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 High Priest Sprite (M)High Priest
FE5 FE5 priestPriestUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Priest.FE5 high priestHigh Priest
FE6 FE8 Priest Map SpritePriestUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 FE8 Priest Map SpritePriestUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map SpriteBishop
FE8 Sage Map SpriteSage
FE9 FE9 Rhys Priest Sprite
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE9 Rhys Bishop Sprite
FE10 FE10 Laura Priest Sprite
Use a FE10mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest or train a Priest to Level 21.FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite
FE11 FE11 Curate Map SpriteCurateUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE11 Bishop (M) Map SpriteBishop
FE12 FEDS Curate Map SpriteCurateUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FEDS Bishop (M) Map SpriteBishop
FE13 FE13 Generic Priest Map SpritePriestUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE13 Generic War Monk Map SpriteWar Monk
FE13 Generic Sage (M) Map SpriteSage
FE14 FE14 Generic Monk Map SpriteMonkUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Monk.FE14 Generic Great Master Map SpriteGreat Master
FE14 Generic Onmyoji (M) Map SpriteOnmyoji

Notable PriestsEdit

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow DragonEdit

  • Wrys - A Talysian curate who joins Marth to defend his home from the Galder pirates. He is, however, omitted in Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Lena - A Macedonian priestess fleeing from the Soothsires with Julian in Chapter 3.
  • Maria - The youngest of the royal Macedonian siblings who is eventually imprisoned by her own brother, Michalis.
  • Elice - Marth's older sister, and the only one who can wield the resurrection staff Aum.

Note: Lena, Maria and Elice are Clerics in the remake.

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

  • Edain - A young holy woman who was captured by Jamke's brothers.
  • Lana - Daughter of Edain and sister of Lester, she is a very young priestess who is part of Shannan and Seliph's Liberation army.
  • Muirne - A member of the Liberation army and Lana's replacement.
  • Coirpre - Foster child of Hannibal, son of Sylvia, and, unknown by each other, brother to Lene.
  • Charlot - Coirpre's replacement, and brother to Lene's replacement, Laylea.

Thracia 776Edit

  • Safy - A priestess from Tahra sent to find people willing to assist in the effort to resist Grannvale's invasion.
  • Tina - Safy's sister.
  • Sleuf - A priest who can communicate with the spirit of Claud.

The Binding BladeEdit

  • Saul - A priest with an important mission from the Elimine Church. He consistently hits on any woman despite vows of chastity.
  • Elen - A young priestess in service as the lady-in-waiting to Guinivere.

The Sacred StonesEdit

Path of RadianceEdit

Radiant DawnEdit

  • Laura - A young priest from Daein who joins the Dawn Brigade after they save the abbey she worked in.


  • Brady - Maribelle's son from the future. Though raised as a noble, he has employed a thuggish appearance and mannerisms.


  • Azama - An apathetic monk with a sardonic wit that contrasts with his devout role. He is a retainer for Hinoka.


In Awakening, no enemy Priests (nor Risen variants) are encountered during the main game or paralogues. However, Eirika's SpotPass team has one.