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Sanaki as an Empress in Radiant Dawn.

Sanaki, Begnion's apostle, who has mastered all forms of magic save dark. She employs the skill Flare.

Unit type(s)



Fire, Thunder, Wind, Light


Shove, Flare

The Empress (Japanese: 皇帝カエサル Caesar) is a third-tier advanced class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. The only unit of this class is Sanaki, and it acts as a personalized variant of the Arch Sage. The class has access to every type of offensive magic except for dark magic, although unlike the Arch Sage, it does not have access to staves; by default it is most proficient in Sanaki's specialty, fire magic.

As an Empress, Sanaki's stats are very similar to the stats of Arch Sages, and she performs an identical role in combat as a purely offensive magical unit. Compared to Arch Sages, her magic and resistance are slightly higher and her luck is significantly higher, but her defense and speed are lower. Although she generally performs just as well as the Arch Sages, her lower speed in particular hinders her, especially in conjunction with the heavy weight of fire tomes.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 28 1 30 22 26 0 3 28 6 4 4 -- -- WiiRankFire.png S WiiRankThunder.png B
WiiRankWind.png A WiiRankLight.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 45 20 40 33 32 40 20 40 6 4 WiiRankFire.png SS WiiRankThunder.png S
WiiRankWind.png S WiiRankLight.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Radiant Dawn 95% 10% 70% 30% 25% 55% 10% 65% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Flare Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Advanced class
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Playable Empresses

Playable Characters
Name Game
Sanaki Radiant Dawn
Playable Empress units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Sanaki, empress of Begnion. She's
mastered all forms of magic except
dark. She wields the skill Flare.
Radiant Dawn
Sanaki, Begnion's apostle, who has
mastered all forms of magic save
dark. She employs the skill Flare.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


A female emperor; the position Sanaki holds in Begnion.



Officially romanized as Caesar; literally "emperor". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 皇帝), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. カエサル) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
The katakana name and official romanization refer to Gaius Julius Caesar, an ancient Roman politician, whose cognomen became used as a title for the later Roman emperors.















See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBow KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSpiritSummonerVendor