The Light Priestess (巫女 Shāman, lit. Shaman) is a combat and support magical class that first appeared in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
History in the SeriesEdit
The original iteration of the Shaman class was introduced in Genealogy of the Holy War and employs Light Magic and Staves as its equipment of choice, with distinct examples taking the form of Deirdre and Julia.
In Thracia 776, the Shaman is referred to as the Sister (シスター Shisutā) and is able to employ all forms of Anima Magic in addition to Light Magic and Staves. Both games' Shamans promote into Sages, with the exception of Deirdre.
In Radiant Dawn, it serves as the promoted form of the Light Sage class and as such the Light Priestess class is exclusive to Micaiah, wielding Light Magic and Staves as its equipment of choice. This iteration functions as a stronger version of the Saint class used by some optional units.
This class is defined by very high figures in the Magic department, positing it as a very powerful magical class that is prolific in fulfilling both combat and support roles. Like Saints, the Light Priestess class is immune to Ashera's "Silence All" Judge attack in Radiant Dawn.
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|Base skill of all foot units.|
Mastery skill of the Light Priestess class.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE4 (Julia)||Shaman||Choose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.||Sage|
|FE5||Sister||Use a Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Sister.|
Visit the Church in Chapter 21 (Linoan).
|FE10||Light Sage||Before Chapter 4E-1 commences.||Light Priestess|
Notable Light PriestessEdit
- Deirdre - The wife of Sigurd and later Arvis. The daughter of Cigyun and Kurth and the mother of Seliph, Julius and Julia.
- Julia - Deirdre's daughter, Julius's twin sister, Seliph's half-sister, and the imperial princess of Grannvale.
- Canis - One of the twelve Deadlords Guarding Belhalla Castle.
- Promotion for: Micaiah
- Curiously, promoting Shamans in Genealogy of the Holy War actually lowers one of their weapon ranks (Their Light Magic rank goes down to B from A). This is not noticeable in the actual gameplay, as both playable shamans have Major Naga holy blood, ensuring that they possess the highest Light Magic rank possible.