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Knight

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For the horse-riding class commonly known as a "knight", see Cavalier. For the infantry class to which Cavaliers, Paladins, Pegasus Knights and Dracoknights dismount in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, see Knight (Mystery of the Emblem).

Knight

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

Nohrian. A heavily armored knight. Moves slowly, but has high Def.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Knight (Japanese: アーマーナイト Armor Knight) is a class of heavily-armored foot soldiers. Introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, they have appeared in almost every title since; the exceptions are Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn, in which they are divided into a set of three or four variations each wielding a different weapon type: the Armored Lance*, Armored Sword, Armored Axe and, only in the Jugdral duology, Bow Armor.

Knights are defined by their status as bulky armor units, posssessing very high defense and HP, but low speed. They also have above-average strength. However, since they have low speed, they usually only attack once. The obvious defensive role of knights is hindered by the fact that they tend to have lower resistance than most non-magic classes, which themselves often have low resistance; while their high HP does help mitigate this to an extent, their low speed can cause problems against the typical high speed of mage-type units. Though this is different in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, where the Armor Knight variations have highest Resistance among the non magical classes, surpassed only by Pegasus Knights. They also have lower movement and higher constitution than other classes. In many games, their build is conducive to them playing a defensive role, by shielding more fragile units or by forming a perimeter in defense-oriented maps.

In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Knights were not able to change class; this was rectified from Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem onward, whereupon knights were connected into a new class change line with the General, which itself was in a similar situation in the NES Shadow Dragon; this remains the case in almost all of its appearances. In Fire Emblem Gaiden they are a second-tier advanced class; Villagers have the option of promoting to Soldiers, which promote to Knights, which in turn promote to the third-tier Baron class. In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Awakening, and Fates, in addition to the General, there is also the option of promoting them to Great Knight.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 5 -- 1 3 0 11 0 5 -- -- Sword/Lance: 7
Gaiden 34 16 -- 2 2 0 12 1 4 -- -- Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 18 5 -- 2 4 -- 6 0 6 -- -- Lance: 9
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 9 0 5 3 0 10 0 5 -- -- SNESRankLance.png B
The Binding Blade 17/16 5/4 -- 2/3 0/1 0 9/8 0/1 4 13/10 -- GBARankLance.gif D
Fire Emblem 17/16 5/4 -- 2/3 0/1 0 9/8 0/1 4 13/10 -- GBARankLance.gif D
The Sacred Stones 17/16 5/4 -- 2/3 0/1 0 9/8 0/1 4 13/10 -- GBARankLance.gif D
Path of Radiance 20 5 0 2 0 0 9 0 5 12 20 GCNRankLance.gif D
Shadow Dragon 18 6 0 2 0 0 11 0 5 -- -- DSRankLance.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 18 6 0 2 0 0 11 0 5 -- -- FE12RankLance.png E
Awakening 18 8 0 4 2 0 11 0 4 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E
Fates 19 8 0 5 3 3 8 1 4 -- -- 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 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 24 15 20 18 30 25 15 5 -- SNESRankLance.png B
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
Fire Emblem 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 20 99 GCNRankLance.gif A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 7 -- FE12RankLance.png A
Awakening 60 30 20 26 23 30 30 22 6 -- 3DSRankLance.png A
Fates 45 24 15 22 17 22 26 18 6 -- 3DSRankLance.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 0%  ? 0% -- --
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 90% 30% -- 30% 20% 0% 20% 0% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
The Binding Blade 80% 40% -- 35% 15% 25% 28% 5% -- --
Fire Emblem 80% 40% -- 30% 15% 25% 28% 20% -- --
The Sacred Stones 80% 40% -- 30% 15% 25% 28% 20% -- --
Path of Radiance 75% 50% 20% 45% 30% 25% 60% 45% -- --
Shadow Dragon 60% 15% -15% 20% 0% 0% 30% -10% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 60% 15% -15% 20% 0% 0% 30% -10% -- --
Awakening 50% 25% 0% 15% 10% 0% 15% 5% -- --
Fates 20% 20% 0% 15% 5% 10% 20% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Path of Radiance Shove Innate; hidden
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds defense +2.png Defense +2 Awakening: Learned at Level 1.
Fates: Learned from Level 1 and up.
Awakening Is 3ds indoor fighter.png Indoor Fighter Learned at Level 10.
Fates Is 3ds natural cover.png Natural Cover Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change

Shadow Dragon NES

Base class
Bs fe01 knight lance 01.png
Knight


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 soldier lance.png
Soldier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 armour lance.png
Knight
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 baron lance.png
Baron

Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe03 armorknight lance.png
Knight
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe03 general lance.png
General

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy knight lance.png
Knight


The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 bath knight lance.png
Knight
Using a Knight Crest after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 bath general lance.png
General

Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 wallace knight lance.png
Knight
Using a Knight Crest or Earth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 wallace general lance.png
General

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 sword.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 sword.png
Paladin
or
Bs fe08 amelia great knight axe.png
Great Knight
or
Bs fe08 amelia general sword.png
General
Promotion choice criteria: In both cases, the player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

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

Shadow Dragon DS

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable knight lance.png
Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable general lance.png
General

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable knight lance.png
Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable general lance.png
General

Awakening

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

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
General
or

Great Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Draug Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Roger Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Dolph Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Macellan Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Valbar Gaiden, Awakening
Bors The Binding Blade
Wendy The Binding Blade
Bath The Binding Blade
Wallace Fire Emblem
Oswin Fire Emblem
Gilliam The Sacred Stones
Gatrie Path of Radiance
Brom Path of Radiance, Awakening
Meg Radiant Dawn
Kellam Awakening
Kjelle Awakening
Arden Awakening
Amelia Awakening
Nephenee Awakening
Effie Fates
Benny Fates
Ignatius Fates
Playable Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Merach Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon
Kannival Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon
Saxon Gaiden
Ruud The Binding Blade
Slater The Binding Blade
Debias The Binding Blade
Bool Fire Emblem
Yogi Fire Emblem
Wire Fire Emblem
Boies Fire Emblem
Bauker Fire Emblem
Breguet The Sacred Stones
Saar The Sacred Stones
Maijin Path of Radiance
Dakova Path of Radiance
Kamura Path of Radiance
Raimi Awakening
Enemy Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

  • The pauldrons worn by generic knights are available as accessories in My Castle.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Knight A contraction of the Japanese "Armorknight" name, likely under the assumption that the "armor" part is redundant given the renaming of Cavaliers from "Social Knight" and the lack of need to differentiate.
English
(unofficial)
Armored Lance Used in the "Project Naga" fan translation to match up with Armored Axe, Armored Sword, and Armored Bow. Shortened as "Armr. Lance" in-game.
Japanese アーマーナイト
アーマー
重歩兵
重騎士
• Officially romanized as Armor Knight or Armorknight; this term is used in every game except Gaiden, Genealogy of the Holy War, and Path of Radiance. It is shortened as Aナイト in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light's gameplay and the battle GUI of Mystery of the Emblem.
• Armor; this term was used only in Gaiden and Genealogy of the Holy War.
• Officially romanized as Armorknight; literally "heavy infantry". This term was used only in Path of Radiance.
• Heavy knight. Used in some dialogue.
Spanish Caballero Knight
French Chevalier Knight
German Ritter Knight
Italian Cavaliere Knight

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