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Priestess (Fates)

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Generic portrait priestess fe14.png
The generic Priestess portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A skilled shrine maiden who wields the yumi as well as the rod.

Unit type(s)



Yumi, Rod


Renewal, Countermagic

The Priestess (Japanese: 戦巫女 Ikusa Miko) is an advanced infantry class that debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a Hoshido-aligned class and is a class change option for Shrine Maidens. Priestesses augment their support skills with rods with the ability to fight with yumi.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Fates 19 6 7 6 9 5 5 8 6 -- -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E Staves/Rods E
140 20 37 23 30 32 15 42 5 -- -- -- -- Bows E/ Staves

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 50 29 32 30 33 34 26 34 8 -- Bows/Yumi B Staves/Rods A
839 87 157 99 132 138 64 182 5 -- Bows S/ Staves

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 10% 5% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates  Renewal Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates  Countermagic Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 shrine maiden playable.gif
Shrine Maiden
Using a  Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 onmyoji playable.gif
Ma 3ds02 priestess playable.gif
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.


Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Shrine Maiden
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 15.
High Priestess

Notable enemy Priestesses

Enemy Units
Name Game
Sakura Fates: Conquest
Enemy Priestess (Fates) units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A skilled shrine maiden who
wields the yumi as well as the rod.


  • This class's ability to wield yumi is taken from how miko traditionally carry a sacred hama-yumi (literally, "evil-destroying bow") and a set of matching arrows as part of their regalia for shrine duties. Historically, miko would use their hama-yumi in active combat to defend their shrines.
  • The Priestess is one of only two explicitly female-only Hoshido classes, the other being the Shrine Maiden.
  • Despite appearing with a cape in artwork and sprite depictions, they lack them on their models in-game (except for Sakura and Mikoto who use the same models).

Etymology and other languages

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

• Priestess
• High Priestess

• Used in Fates.
• Used in Warriors.



Officially romanized as Ikusa Miko; literally, "battle shrine maiden".


• Sacerdotisa
• Gran Sacerdotisa

• Priestess. Used in Fates.
• High Priestess. Used in Warriors.


• Prêtresse
• Grande Prêtresse

• Priestess. Used in Fates.
• High Priestess. Used in Warriors.


• Priesterin
• Hohepriesterin

• Priestess. Used in Fates.
• High Priestess. Used in Warriors.


• Sacerdotessa
• Miko guerriera

• Priestess. Used in Fates.
• Battle shrine maiden. Used in Warriors.



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 Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable base classes ArcherClericDancerDark KnightDark MageGreat KnightLordMageMalig KnightManaketeMercenaryMyrmidonNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOutlawPaladinPegasus KnightPriestessShrine MaidenSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSwordmasterTacticianTricksterTroubadourWyvern Rider
Playable advanced classes AdventurerBlade LordCrown PrinceDark CrusaderDivaDivine DragonFalcon KnightGrandmasterGreat LordGuardian KnightHeroHigh PriestessHigh PrinceHoshido NobleLodestarMalig MasterMaster MerchantNohr NoblePrimaPrincessSageSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWar ClericWyvern Lord
Enemy base classes Myrmidon (SamuraiMercenary) • Thief (NinjaOutlaw) • Cavalier (Expert Rider) • Soldier (Spear Fighter) • Pegasus Knight (Sky Knight) • Knight (Armored Knight) • Fighter (Oni SavageAxe Fighter) • Wyvern Rider (Wyvern Warrior) • Great Knight (Steel Knight) • ArcherMage (DivinerDark Mage) • Manakete (Ryujin)
Enemy advanced classes Swordmaster (Hero) • Assassin (Master NinjaAdventurer) • Paladin (Master Rider) • Halberdier (Spear Master) • Falcon KnightGeneral (Shield Master) • Warrior (Oni ChieftainBerserker) • Wyvern LordGuardian Knight (Sturdy Knight) • SniperSage (OnmyojiSorcerer) • Fafnir (Great Ryujin)
Other enemy/NPC classes Outrealm FiendVelezarkVillager