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Shrine Maiden

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Shrine Maiden

Generic portrait shrine maiden fe14.png
The generic Shrine Maiden portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A holy woman who uses rods to heal her allies.

Unit type(s)





Miracle, Rally Luck

The Shrine Maiden (Japanese: 巫女 Miko) is a base healer class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates as a Hoshido-aligned class. One of only two explicitly female-only Hoshido classes (the other being the Priestess, one of its potential promotions), the Shrine Maiden is the basic female healing class of Hoshido and as such wields rods. They can promote to either Priestess or Onmyoji, and their male counterpart is the Monk.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Fates 16 0 3 5 5 4 2 5 5 -- -- -- -- Staves/Rods E
58 5 9 6 7 8 4 10 5 -- -- -- -- Bows E/ Staves

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 35 18 21 20 22 23 17 24 7 -- Staves/Rods B
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 0% 5% 10% 10% 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 +10 dodge Innate.
Fates  Miracle Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates  Rally Luck Learned from Level 10 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

Playable Shrine Maidens

Playable Characters
Name Game
Sakura Fates: Birthright, Revelation, Warriors
Mitama Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Playable Shrine Maiden units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Shrine Maidens

Enemy Units
Name Game
Sakura Fates: Conquest
Enemy Shrine Maiden units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable neutral Shrine Maidens

Playable Characters
Name Game
Sakura Fates: Conquest, Warriors
Neutral Shrine Maiden units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A holy woman who uses
rods to heal her allies.


  • The Shrine Maiden and its male counterpart, the Monk, are the only base classes whose members learn a rally skill by level-up.

Etymology and other languages

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

Shrine Maiden

"Shrine maiden" is a common English term for the Miko (巫女; literally, "female shaman"), priestesses of Japan's Shinto religion who work at shrines.



Officially romanized as Miko; as above.






Guardian (feminine)



Shrine maiden



As above.



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