The darkest of the dark!

Nohrian. A wizard who practices forbidden techniques of dark magic.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 0%
Strength 10%
Magic 20%
Skill 0%
Speed 10%
Luck 0%
Defense 5%
Resistance 10%
Weapons
Scrolls/Tomes
Skill Effect
Heartseeker When fighting adjacent to an enemy, the enemy’s Avoid stat is reduced by -20 points
Malefic Aura Enemies within a 2-tile radius will take +2 extra points of damage from magic attacks

Promotes to: Sorcerer or Dark Knight

A standard magic class, the Dark Mage is mostly self-explanatory. They can use Dark Tomes , however the only dark tome in Fire Emblem: Fates is Nosferatu, meaning you don’t really get much use out of that (or Shadowgift but that’s a different story altogether). So their biggest draw is that they are a pure magic class, like the counterpart to Diviner, and so they are very powerful, but a bit slow and quite frail.

Still, magic is a fairly rare gift in this game and many enemies have absolutely pitiful Resistance, making the Dark Mage incredibly strong just on the fact that it can exploit a common weakness. So you should always pack at least one magic user in your army.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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