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Falcon Knight

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Falcon Knight

Ss fe14 subaki m-falcon knight.png
Subaki as a Falcon Knight in Fates.

Hoshidan. A skilled pegasus rider trained in naginata and rods.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Falcon Knight (Japanese: ファルコンナイト Falcon Knight), alternatively spelled Falcoknight or Falconknight in certain games, is an advanced, pegasus-mounted flying class which debuted in Fire Emblem Gaiden. In all of its appearances, it is either one of or the only promoted form of the Pegasus Knight; in the Archanea games, in which the Falcon Knight either does not exist at all or is downplayed, the Dracoknight is instead the primary promotion option for Pegasus Knights. In Radiant Dawn, Falcon Knights can in turn promote to the third-tier Seraph Knight. In Fates, Falcon Knights promote from Sky Knights, the Hoshidan counterpart of Pegasus Knights.

Falcon Knights are for the most part defined by their high speed, movement and resistance. They typically have by far the highest resistance stat of any physically-oriented class, which with their speed makes them particularly efficient at killing enemy magic-wielding units. While not possessing the raw strength of their fellow advanced flying class, the Wyvern Lord, they compensate for it with their swiftness. As flying units, not only do they possess high movement but they are also completely unaffected by terrain movement penalties.

However, Falcon Knights are also frail units with low HP and defense and, like all flying units, are vulnerable to bows and - depending on the game - wind magic tomes. Additionally, just as they do not have to worry about movement costs from terrain, they also cannot take advantage of the defensive benefits awarded by some terrain types to patch up their shaky defense. In all of their appearances, they primarily lances, but are also capable of wielding swords and staves depending on the individual game.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Gaiden 40 15 -- 1 5 0 12 12 8 -- -- Lance
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 7 7 12 15 0 6 12 8 -- -- SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankStaff.png C
The Binding Blade 20 6 -- 7 7 0 5 4 8 6 -- GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif C
Fire Emblem 20 6 -- 7 7 0 5 4 8 6 -- GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif C
The Sacred Stones 20 6 -- 7 7 0 5 4 8 6 -- GBARankSword.gif E GBARankLance.gif C
Path of Radiance 18 6 2 6 9 0 5 5 9 8 25 GCNRankSword.gif E GCNRankLance.gif C
Radiant Dawn
(normal)
30 13 5 17 19 0 14 13 9 7 23 WiiRankSword.png E WiiRankLance.png C
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
35 15 7 19 21 0 16 15 9 7 23 WiiRankSword.png C WiiRankLance.png A
Shadow Dragon 20 6 1 5 7 0 7 8 10 -- -- DSRankSword.png E DSRankLance.png D
New Mystery of the Emblem 20 6 4 7 9 0 7 9 10 -- -- DSRankSword.png E DSRankLance.png D
Awakening 20 6 3 10 11 0 6 9 8 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E 3DSRankStaff.png E
Fates 18 5 4 6 10 5 5 9 8 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E 3DSRankStaff.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 8 -- Lance
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 22 25 30 30 21 27 8 -- SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png A SNESRankStaff.png C
The Binding Blade 60 23 -- 25 28 30 24 28 15 20 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif S
Fire Emblem 60 23 -- 25 28 30 23 26 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif S*
The Sacred Stones 60 23 - 25 28 30 23 26 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif S*
Path of Radiance 60 23 20 26 28 40 24 27 20 99 GCNRankSword.gif S GCNRankLance.gif S*
Radiant Dawn
(normal)
40 24 15 24 27 35 22 25  ??  ?? WiiRankSword.png A WiiRankLance.png S
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
49 30 16 34 34 35 26 31  ??  ?? WiiRankSword.png S WiiRankLance.png SS
Shadow Dragon 60 24 20 25 25 30 25 26 32 -- DSRankSword.png A DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 24 20 26 26 30 24 26 12 -- DSRankSword.png A DSRankLance.png A
Awakening 80 38 35 45 44 45 33 40 10 -- 3DSRankLance.png A 3DSRankStaff.png A
Fates 55 28 27 30 34 35 27 35 10 -- 3DSRankLance.png A 3DSRankStaff.png B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% -- 50% 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
The Binding Blade 60% 30% -- 3-% 30% 30% 12% 20% -- --
Fire Emblem 60% 30% -- 30% 30% 30% 12% 30% -- --
The Sacred Stones 60% 30% -- 30% 30% 30% 12% 30% -- --
Path of Radiance 60% 35% 20% 45% 50% 35% 30% 45% -- --
Radiant Dawn
(normal)
40% 50% 40% 25% 30% 45% 30% 55% -- --
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
70% 80% 50% 80% 70% 80% 50% 85% -- --
Shadow Dragon 30% 10% -15% 20% 25% 0% 10% 0% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 30% 10% -15% 20% 25% 0% 10% 0% -- --
Awakening 40% 15% 10% 25% 25% 0% 5% 10% -- --
Fates 0% 10% 10% 10% 15% 20% 0% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Gaiden Slayer Innate; hidden and unnamed.
Genealogy of the Holy War
The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem
The Sacred Stones
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii canto.png Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed in every game except Radiant Dawn.
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds rally speed.png Rally Speed Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Fates: Learned from Level 5 and up.
Awakening Is 3ds lancefaire.png Lancefaire Learned at Level 15.
Fates Is 3ds warding blow.png Warding Blow Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change

Gaiden

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 falcoknight lance 01.png
Falcon Knight

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 fee pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 fee falcon knight lance.png
Falcon Knight

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 shanna pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Elysian Whip after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 shanna falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 florina pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Elysian Whip or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 florina falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 tana pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Elysian Whip or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 tana falcon knight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe08 tana wyvern knight lance.png
Wyvern Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Pegasus Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Falcon Knight

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Pegasus Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Falconknight
Using a Master Crown after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Seraph Knight

Shadow Dragon DS

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Elysian Whip or a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe11 playable dracoknight lance.png
Dracoknight
Promotion choice criteria: Depends on the item used; use an Elysian Whip to promote to Falcoknight, or a Master Seal for Dracoknight.

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Elysian Whip or a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe11 playable dracoknight lance.png
Dracoknight
Promotion choice criteria: Depends on the item used; use an Elysian Whip to promote to Falcoknight, or a Master Seal for Dracoknight.

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds pegasus knight playable.gif
Pegasus Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds falcon knight playable.gif
Falcon Knight
or
Ma 3ds dark flier playable.gif
Dark Flier
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Sky Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Falcon Knight
or

Kinshi Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Playable Falcon Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Juno The Binding Blade
Syrene The Sacred Stones
Tanith Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn
Marcia Radiant Dawn
Sigrun Radiant Dawn, Awakening
Elincia Awakening (Both versions)
Palla Awakening
Playable Falcon Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Falcon Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Deet'var Genealogy of the Holy War
Pamela Genealogy of the Holy War
Meng Genealogy of the Holy War
Bleg Genealogy of the Holy War
Mabel Genealogy of the Holy War
Sigune The Binding Blade
Catalena Radiant Dawn
Hinoka Fates: Conquest
Subaki Fates: Conquest
Enemy Falcon Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable neutral Falcon Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Mahnya Genealogy of the Holy War
Phila Awakening
Neutral Falcon Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

  • Since Shadow Dragon is a remake of a game in which Falcoknights did not exist, there are no enemy Falcoknights and the option to promote Pegasus Knights into them is extremely limited, as the Elysian Whip was available only through the online shop; as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is discontinued, it is impossible to obtain an Elysian Whip without cheating on a physical copy, though copies of Shadow Dragon bought on the Virtual Console can access the online shop. New Mystery of the Emblem rectified this by providing obtainable Elysian Whips in the course of the main story and by adding several enemy Falcoknights.
  • In Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, the Falcon Knight's usual role as the advanced pegasus class is filled by the Pegasus Knight itself, with the Pegasus Rider acting as the unpromoted pegasus class. There are still unused leftovers for the Falcon Knight in the game.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Falcoknight
• Falcon Knight
• Falconknight
Falcons, raptor species of the genus falco; likely used in reference to the Peregrine Falcon's ability to dive at speeds of up to 320km/h, making them the fastest-moving creatures on Earth.

• The "Falcoknight" spelling is used in Fire Emblem, The Sacred Stones, and Shadow Dragon.
• The "Falcon Knight" spelling is used in Path of Radiance, Awakening, and Fates.
• The "Falconknight" spelling is used only in Radiant Dawn.

English
(PAL)
• Falcon Knight
• Falcoknight
• The PAL version of Radiant Dawn uses the "Falcon Knight" spelling instead of "Falconknight", as does Path of Radiance and Awakening.
• As in NTSC, the "Falcoknight" spelling is used in Fire Emblem, The Sacred Stones and Shadow Dragon.
Japanese ファルコンナイト
Fナイト
聖天馬騎士ファルコンナイト
聖天馬武者
• Officially romanized as Falcon Knight; this katakana rendering is used in all games.
• F. Knight. This abbreviation is used in Gaiden, presumably due to space constraints.
• Officially romanized as Falcon Knight; literally "holy pegasus knight". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 聖天馬騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ファルコンナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
• Officially romanized as Seitenma Musya; literally "holy pegasus warrior". This name is used in Fates.
Spanish • Auriga
• Paladín pegaso
• Caballero halcón
• Charioteer; this name is used in all Spanish releases except Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
• Pegasus paladin; this name is used only in Path of Radiance.
• Falcon knight; this name is used only in Radiant Dawn.
French • Cavalier faucon
• Chevalier faucon
• Falcon knight; this name was used only in Fire Emblem.
• Falcon knight; this name is used in all other French releases.
German Falkenritter Falcon knight
Italian Cavaliere falco Falcon knight
Korean 성 천마 무사 Holy Pegasus Warrior

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 DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWyvern 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 BallistaGuardianLance SoldierNagaSea DragonSerpentSword Soldier