Light Mage is Micaiah's starting class in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn; she is the only Light Mage in the game. It can be thought of as a female version of the Monk class from previous games. Although this class cannot use Staves, Micaiah can still offer some healing assistance with her Sacrifice skill. Micaiah promotes to Light Sage after being promoted to the captain of Daein's army at the end of Part 1 Endgame.
Being a magic user, Micaiah is at an advantage against several enemies, as a lot of early game enemies have low Resistance. Her unique spell, Thani, inflicts triple damage on armoured and cavalry units, but will be more potent against armored units than the Rapier. However, there are a few issues with this class. Being a mage, it has low HP and Defense growths, ensuring Micaiah must be kept behind the front lines. In addition, her Speed growth is somewhat low, hindering a double attack. This is not always overcome on promotion, but neglecting use of the Light Mage hinders you, as Micaiah has forced promotions regardless of level. However, be assured that her Resistance, Luck and Magic are high, and her Skill is good.
|First Tier Classes|
|Lord - Ranger - Light Mage - Tactician - Prince - Princess - Cavalier - Axe Knight - Arch Knight - Lance Knight - Sword Knight - Free Knight - Soldier - Fighter - Brigand - Pirate - Archer - Hunter - Bow Fighter - Nomad - Pegasus Rider - Pegasus Knight - Wyvern Rider - Mercenary - Myrmidon - Knight - Priest - Cleric - Monk - Troubadour - Mage - Fire Mage - Thunder Mage - Wind Mage - Lopto Mage - Dark Mage - Shaman - Thief - Dancer - Bard - Transporter (Tent) - Bow Hero - Lady Knight - Axe Knight (Tear Ring Saga) - Spear Knight - Leda Princess - Wood Shooter|
|Second Tier Classes|
|Knight Lord - Great Lord - Blade Lord - Light Sage - Grandmaster - Master Knight - Paladin - Bow Paladin - Lance Paladin - Blade Paladin - Bow Knight - Forrest Knight - Great Knight - Duke Knight - Halberdier - Warrior - Berserker - Sniper - Horseman - Nomadic Trooper - Falcon Knight - Dark Flier - Wyvern Lord - Wyvern Knight - Griffon Rider - Hero - Swordmaster - General - Axe General - Sword General - Lance General - Bishop - High Priest - War Monk - War Cleric - Valkyrie - Sage - Fire Sage - Thunder Sage - Wind Sage - Mage Fighter - Mage Knight - Dark Knight - Sorcerer - Druid - Summoner - Dark Sage - Thief Fighter - Assassin - Rogue - Trickster - Transporter (Wagon) - Hide Hunter - Arrow Knight - Sergeant - Iron Knight - Bow Master|
|Third Tier Classes|
|Vanguard - Light Priestess - Gold Knight - Silver Knight - Sentinel - Reaver - Marksman - Seraph Knight - Dragonlord - Dread Fighter - Trueblade - Baron - Marshall - Saint - Archsage - Whisper|
|Villager - Journeyman - Recruit - Pupil - Probation Flier (Unused)|
|Earth Dragon - Dark Dragon - Grima - Draco Zombie - White Dragon - Revenant - Entombed - Bonewalker - Lich - Wight - Gargoyle - Balrog - Deathgoyle - Mogall - Arch Mogall - Bael - Elder Bael - Tarvos - Maelduin - Mauthe Doog - Gwyllgi - Gorgon Egg - Gorgon - Cyclops - Dark God - Demon King - Order Incarnate - Emperor - Dark Prince - King - Dark Druid - Necromancer - Black Knight - King Daein - Barbarian - Corsair - Exorcist - Witch - Dark Bishop - Queen - Magic Seal - Fleet - Wind Spirit - Fire Spirit - Thunder Spirit - SP Class - Mirage|
|Manakete - Fire Dragon - Divine Dragon - Mage Dragon - Ice Dragon - Wyvern - Sea Dragon (Unused) - Raven - Raven King - Cat - Tiger - Lion - Lion King - Heron - Hawk - Hawk King - Wolf - Wolf Queen - Red Dragon - White Dragon - Dragon Prince - Dragon King - Black Dragon - Taguel - Princess Crimea - Queen (Playable) - Empress - Ballistician - Chancellor - Chameleon - Conqueror - Lodestar - Bride - Guardian (Unused) - Dark Knight (Unused) - Black Knight (Unused) - Master Mage (Unused) - Lycian Swordfighter (Unused) - Lycian Knight (Unused) - Lycian Armorknight (Unused) - Merchant - Civilian - Child - Peer - Queen (Civilian) - Pontifex - Pilgrim - Vendor - Phantom - Horse - Naga (Unused) - Serpent (Unused) - Dark Knight (TearRing Saga)|