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Cavalier

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Cavalier

FEMN Cavalier.png
Artwork of the Cavalier from the TCG.

Nohrian. A knight who fights on horseback. Wields swords and lances.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Cavalier (Japanese: ソシアルナイト Social Knight) is a basic class of soldiers fighting on horseback. Cavaliers have appeared in every Fire Emblem series game to date except for Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, in which the class is instead divided into four separate weapon-specialist classes: Sword Knight, Lance Knight, Axe Knight and Bow Knight.

Cavaliers are regularly described by the games as a balanced class, designed with all of its stats around the average (with the exception of magic and resistance). They strike a solid balance of offence, defense and agility, which when combined with their excellent movement allow them to perform well at the front lines of battle. Rare for a basic class, they normally have access to both swords and lances (the exception being Gaiden), allowing them greater diversity in combat. Mystery of the Emblem and Thracia 776 grant Cavaliers the ability to dismount, required to enable them to operate indoors; this forces them to use only swords and nullifies effective damage against them.

In all appearances, Cavaliers promote to the Paladin class; Gaiden adds a third-tier class to their promotion line, the Gold Knight, while The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates allow them to choose between promoting to Paladin and Great Knight.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 5 -- 2 6 0 7 0 9 -- Sword/Lance: 8
Gaiden 24 9 -- 3 5 0 5 2 7 -- Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 18 5 -- 2 4 0 6 0 9 -- Lance: 8
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 6 6 0 6 0 8 -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 20 (20) 3 (2) 0 (0) 3 (2) 4 (2) 0 (0) 3 (2) -- 8 (5) 6 (6) SNESRankSword.png E (E) SNESRankLance.png E (--)
The Binding Blade 20/18 5 -- 2/3 5/3 0 6 0 7 9 GBARankSword.gif E/D GBARankLance.gif D/E
Fire Emblem 20/18 5 -- 2/3 5/3 0 6 0 7 9 GBARankSword.gif E/D GBARankLance.gif E
The Sacred Stones 20/18 5 -- 2/3 5/3 0 6 0 7 9 GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif D
Shadow Dragon 18 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 -- DSRankSword.png E DSRankLance.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 18 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 -- FE12RankSword.png E FE12RankLance.png E
Awakening 18 6 0 5 6 0 7 0 7 -- 3DSRankSword.png E 3DSRankLance.png E
Fates 17 6 0 5 5 3 5 3 7 -- 3DSRankSword.png E 3DSRankLance.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Sword/Lance: 20
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Lance: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 21 21 30 21 15 8 -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 80 (80) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) -- 20 (20) 20 (20) SNESRankSword.png A (A) SNESRankLance.png A (--)
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A GBARankLance.gif A
Fire Emblem 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankSword.gif A GBARankLance.gif A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankSword.png A DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 11 -- FE12RankSword.png A FE12RankLance.png A
Awakening 60 26 20 25 25 30 26 26 9 -- 3DSRankSword.png A 3DSRankLance.png A
Fates 40 22 15 21 20 24 22 21 9 -- 3DSRankSword.png B 3DSRankLance.png B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
Thracia 776 50% 20% 3% 15% 10% 10% 15% -- 15% 0%
The Binding Blade 75% 35% -- 40% 28% 30% 15% 12% -- --
Fire Emblem 75% 35% -- 40% 28% 30% 15% 15% -- --
The Sacred Stones 75% 35% -- 40% 28% 30% 15% 15% -- --
Shadow Dragon 40% 15% -10% 25% 10% 0% 15% -5% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 40% 15% -10% 25% 15% 0% 15% -5% -- --
Awakening 45% 20% 0% 20% 20% 0% 10% 5% -- --
Fates 10% 15% 0% 10% 10% 15% 10% 5% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem
The Sacred Stones
Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.
Awakening Is 3ds discipline.png Discipline Learned at Level 1.
Awakening Is 3ds outdoor fighter.png Outdoor Fighter Learned at Level 10.
Fates Is 3ds elbow room.png Elbow Room Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Is 3ds shelter.png Shelter Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change

Shadow Dragon NES

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe01 cavalier sword.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe01 paladin sword.png
Paladin

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 knight lance.png
Cavalier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 paladin lance 01.png
Paladin
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 gold knight lance.png
Gold Knight

Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe03 cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe03 paladin lance.png
Paladin

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 noish cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
and
Bs fe04 ethlyn troubadour staff.png
Troubadour
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 ethlyn paladin lance.png
Paladin

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 carrion cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
and
Bs fe05 nanna troubadour staff.png
Troubadour
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 carrion paladin sword.png
Paladin

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 alen cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 alen paladin lance.png
Paladin

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 lowen cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 lowen paladin axe.png
Paladin


The Sacred Stones

Trainee-like class Promotion method Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 amelia recruit lance.png
Recruit
Reaching Level 10, and choosing at beginning of next battle. Bs fe08 amelia cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
or
Bs fe08 amelia knight lance.png
Knight
Using a Knight Crest or Master Seal after reaching Level 10.


Using a Knight Crest or Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Bs fe08 amelia paladin lance.png
Paladin
or
Bs fe08 amelia great knight lance.png
Great Knight
or
Bs fe08 amelia general lance.png
General
Promotion choice criteria: In both cases, the player can freely choose.

Shadow Dragon DS

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 cain cavalier lance.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable paladin lance.png
Paladin

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 cain cavalier sword.png
Cavalier
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable paladin lance.png
Paladin

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds cavalier playable.gif
Cavalier
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds paladin playable.gif
Paladin
or
Ma 3ds great knight playable.gif
Great Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
File:Ma 3ds02 cavalier playable.gif
Cavalier
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. File:Ma 3ds02 paladin playable.gif
Paladin
or
File:Ma 3ds02 great knight playable.gif
Great Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Cavaliers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Cain Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Abel Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
Matthis Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Hardin Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, Shadow Dragon
Roshea Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, Shadow Dragon
Vyland Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
Clive Gaiden
Cecil Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Ruke Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Rody Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Noish Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Alec Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Ares Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Carrion Thracia 776
Alen The Binding Blade
Lance The Binding Blade
Trec The Binding Blade
Noah The Binding Blade
Sain Fire Emblem
Kent Fire Emblem
Lowen Fire Emblem
Franz The Sacred Stones
Forde The Sacred Stones
Kyle The Sacred Stones
Frey Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Belf BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, New Mystery of the Emblem
Leiden BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, New Mystery of the Emblem
Stahl Awakening
Sully Awakening
Silas Fates
Peri Fates: Conquest
Sophie Fates
Siegbert Fates: Conquest
Playable Cavalier units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Cavaliers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Bentheon Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon
Erik The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem
Murray The Sacred Stones
Enemy Cavalier units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light A horse mounted unit. They excel in movement and have balanced attack, defense, and speed.* よろいをまとったうまを じざいにあやつり いどうりょくに すぐれる。 こうげき、しゅびりょく、スピードに もっとも バランスのとれた ユニットである。
Mystery of the Emblem Equestrian armored knights with balanced abilities.* よろいをまとった馬を 自在に あやつり、移動力にすぐれる。 攻撃、守備力、すばやさに、最も バランスの取れたユニットである。
Shadow Dragon Mounted knights with superior movement. A finely balanced class. ??
Awakening A mounted knight with balanced stats. Wields swords, lances. ??
Fates Nohrian. A knight who fights on horseback. Wields swords and lances. 暗夜の兵種。馬上で闘う騎士。剣と槍を両方使うことができる。

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology & other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Cavalier A soldier serving from horseback; from Middle French cavalier, "horseman".
Japanese ソシアルナイト
Sナイト
ナイト
• Officially romanized as Social Knight, formerly as Socialknight. This name is used in every game except Gaiden.
• Abbreviation used in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and the battle GUI of Mystery of the Emblem.
• Knight; this name is used only in Gaiden.
Spanish Jinete Rider
French Cavalier As above.
German Kavalier Cavalier
Italian Fantino Rider

References

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
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
BahdessBaronBelrezBonewalkerBow KnightClericDeathgoyleDraco ZombieDread FighterEntombedEvil GodFalcon KnightGargoyleGoldGold KnightHiKnightKelvesMogallMyrmidonPrincessRevenantSageSaintShamanSoldierSorcererVillagerWhite DragonWightWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerBrigandDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLoptyr MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageFire SpiritHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageThunder SpiritTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWind SpiritWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier