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FESK Sandima.png
Artwork of Sandima from Genealogy of the Holy War.






Priest of the Loptr Church

Starting class

Dark Mage


As for the army, that’s not a concern. All they need to know is the king has fallen ill. They’ve no reason to doubt my word. To them, I am still the king’s loyal aide.
— Sandima

Sandima (Japanese: サンディマ Sandima) was a dark priest of the Loptr Church, entrusted by Archbishop Manfroy with executing the cult's will in Verdane and with capturing Deirdre.


Unaware of his true allegience, Verdane's King Batu appointed Sandima as his advisor shortly prior to Grann 757. Sandima quickly gained influence over Batu and his elder two sons, Munnir and Cimbaeth, though the youngest son Jamke remained skeptical of him, and easily commanded the and three the army of Verdane into performing his bidding.[1] During this time, Sandima led an effort to find Deirdre, Cigyun's daughter, and capture her for use in Manfroy's schemes to revive Loptous, though without success.[2]

In Grann 757, Sandima falsely informed Batu that Grannvale intended to launch an invasion of Verdane, prompting Batu to launch his own invasion first to protect Verdane, taking advantage of Grannvale's lack of defense in light of the war with Isaach. This invasion backfired, however, with the intervention of Sigurd and Quan, and even as their forces closed in on the Verdane capital, Sandima defied Jamke's attempts to sway his father and ordered him to fight back. Jamke's words still reached Batu, who for the first time questioned Sandima's honesty, for which Sandima killed him and seized control of the Verdane army. He was unable to defeat Sigurd's army in battle and was slain.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Sandima is the final boss of Chapter 1, guarding Verdane Castle.


Portrait sandima fe04.png
Ma snes02 dark mage enemy.gif Dark Mage
Level 10
Holy Blood --
Movement 5
Authority ★★
Max HP 40 Speed 11
Strength 1 Luck 0
Magic 13+5 Defense 8
Skill 11 Resistance 13
Inventory Skills
Magic RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png B
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png B

Personality and character

Sandima was a skilled manipulator, capable of convincing almost anyone to trust him and follow his bidding by way of carefully-placed smooth-talking.


Battle quotes

Kehehehehe... Allow me to teach you first-hand the horror of dark magic!
— Sandima, in Chapter 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Kyehehe... Jamke, you’re too late. Your clod of a father is long dead.
— Sandima, when fighting Jamke in Chapter 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
What’s this? A priestess? Could it be... It must be Deirdre... The cursed one...
— Sandima, when fighting Deirdre in Chapter 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

A-Archbishop Manfroy... I... failed you...
— Sandima, in Chapter 1 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Sandima was featured on one TCG card.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Sandima
TCG 2-061.jpg Class: Dark Mage Level 1 Infantry Magic Attack
Energy: 4 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1 WLv.: FE4RankStaff.png B FE4RankDark.png B
Equip: Jormungand Skills: --
Card #061Rarity: ★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.



Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.



Officially romanized as Sandima.



  1. "Mark me words: this is all the doing of that sorcerer, Sandima, his advisor. I can just feel it. Ever since that... man arrived, it’s been one mess after another. The king, his sons, the army... Save for the youngest son, Jamke, both king and country are at his every whim. Please, I beg you... save our country! Bring back the Verdane that once was!" — A Verdane villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Manfroy: Hm... In that case, what about the search for the Loptrian scion? Have you found Cigyun's daughter yet?
    Sandima: Er... not yet, sir...
    Manfroy: Imbecile! After all this time I spent locating the boy...
    " — Manfroy and Sandima, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline