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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, and Three Houses, where they are able to cast Reason magic as well as Faith magic.

History in the Series

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.

In Three Houses, Priest is once more unisex and are an Intermediate class that requires a unit with a Faith level of C or higher to pass the Certification Exam. The class has proficiency in Faith and Reason magic. Priests automatically have the ability to cast the Heal spell regardless of Faith level. If the unit has already learned the spell from their Faith skill, they can cast it twice the usual amount of times.



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 Stats

FE1161-110305--Staff 7
FE42607660175--FE4 Staff.png B
FE516032100-54-FE5 Staff Icon.png E
TS18042301-4--TS Staff.png 4
FE618/16-11/2201/05/655/4-Staff.gif E
FE818-11201555-Staff.gif E
FE9180333018599FE9 Staff.png D
FE1016/173/05/65/36/303/11059/59/5FE10 Staff.gif D
FE111601140365--FE12 Staff.png E
FE121601140365--FE12 Staff.png E
FE131603240165--StaffIconFE13.png E
FE141603554155--FE14 Staff.png E
FE162549768354--FE16 faith icon.png C

Maximum Stats

FE480152221213022225--FE4 Staff.png B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Staff Icon.png A
TS60151917181316-12--TS Staff.png 18
FE660-2020203020201520-Staff.gif A
FE860-2020203020201520-Staff.gif A
FE94015202020402020599FE9 Staff.png A
FE10301020151535/40102059/59/5FE10 Staff.gif A
FE1160202020202020205--FE12 Staff.png A
FE1260202020202020205--FE12 Staff.png A
FE1360222524253022275--StaffIconFE13.png A
FE1435182120222317245--FE14 Staff.png B

Growth Rates

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

Class Skills

FE10Shove.pngShoveBase skill of all foot units.
FE13Miracle (FE13).pngMiracle
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Critical Evade +10
Miracle (FE13).pngMiracle
LuckCry.pngRally Luck
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
FE16Heal FE16.pngHeal
White Magic Heal+5 FE16.pngWhite Magic Heal +5
Miracle FE16.pngMiracle
Base Ability of Priest.
Base Ability of Priest.
Mastery Ability of Priest.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Priest Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a Bishop Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE1 Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE4FE4 Priest Sprite (M).gifPriestChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 High Priest Sprite (M).gifHigh Priest
FE5FE5 priest.gifPriestUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Priest.FE5 high priest.gifHigh Priest
FE6FE8 Priest Map Sprite.gifPriestUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE8FE8 Priest Map Sprite.gifPriestUse a Guidingring.gifGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Priest.FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE8 Sage Map Sprite.gifSage
FE9FE9 Rhys Priest Sprite.png
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE9 Rhys Bishop Sprite.png
FE10FE10 Laura Priest Sprite.png
Use a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest or train a Priest to Level 21.FE10 Laura Bishop Sprite.png
FE11FE11 Curate Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE11 Bishop (M) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE12FEDS Curate Map Sprite.gifCurateUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FEDS Bishop (M) Map Sprite.gifBishop
FE13FE13 Generic Priest Map Sprite.gifPriestUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Priest.FE13 Generic War Monk Map Sprite.gifWar Monk
FE13 Generic Sage (M) Map Sprite.gifSage
FE14FE14 Generic Monk Map Sprite.gifMonkUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Monk.FE14 Generic Great Master Map Sprite.gifGreat Master
FE14 Generic Onmyoji (M) Map Sprite.gifOnmyoji
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngIntermediate Seal on a Level 10+ unit and pass the Priest Certification Exam.FE16 Priest Icon.gifPriest

Notable Priests

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon

  • Wrys - A humble priest of Talys who likes a quiet life and despises battle, preferring to heal allies. He is, however, omitted in Mystery of the Emblem.
  • Lena - A Macedonian priestess fleeing from the Soothsires with Julian in Chapter 3.
  • Maria - The princess of Macedon and younger sister of Minerva and Michalis, whom she loves dearly.
  • 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 War

  • 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 776

  • 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 Blade

  • 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 Stones

Path of Radiance

Radiant Dawn

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


  • Brady - Maribelle's son who has a fierce countenance, but is quite kind and easily moved.
  • Hierarch - An NPC priest who betrayed Emmeryn to Plegia to save his own life in Chapter 7.


  • Azama - A monk of Hoshido and one of Hinoka's retainers with a curious sense of humor.

Three Houses

  • Manuela - Teacher and physician at the Officers Academy. Former star of the Mittelfrank Opera Company, she was known as the Divine Songstress.
  • Flayn - Seteth's younger sister and aid at the Garreg Mach Monastery. Loves to socialize and wants to become a student at the Academy one day.


In Awakening, no generic enemy Priests, living or Risen, are encountered in any main game or paralogue chapters. The only place one can be found is on Eirika's SpotPass team. Despite this, a variant of the generic Priest portrait intended for use by Risen enemies still exists unused in the game data.