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The Great Master (Japanese: 山伏 Yamabusi) is an advanced infantry class that debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a Hoshido-aligned class and is a class change option for the Monk. Great Masters augment their support skills with rods with the ability to fight with naginata.
Class growth rates
|Fates||Renewal||Learned from Level 5 and up.|
|Fates||Countermagic||Learned from Level 15 and up.|
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.|
|Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.|
Notable enemy Great Masters
|Enemy Great Master units in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Fates||Hoshidan. An enlightened monk who
uses both rods and naginata.
- The Great Master is one of only two explicitly male-only Hoshido classes, the other being the Monk.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Yamabusi. A yamabushi (literally, "one who bows on the mountain") is a Japanese monk of the Shugendō religion who lives a solitary hermit life in the mountains of Japan. In addition to their role as holy men, yamabushi also trained in martial arts to further themselves both physically and spiritually, and are known to have participated as warriors in major historic battles of the Sengoku period.
The generic Great Master portrait in Fates.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|