- For the class known as Arch Knight in the "Project Naga" patch of Genealogy of the Holy War, see Bow Knight.
- Mounted (all titles)
- Infantry (replaces Mounted when dismounted; Thracia 776)
The Arch Knight (Japanese: アーチナイト Arch Knight) class is a class of bow-using horseback riders exclusive to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. It is similar to the Nomad class of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade and the Bow Knight class of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. In its own games, the Arch Knight class appears along with the Free Knight (which uses swords), Lance Knight, and Axe Knight classes.
Arch knights are to attack from long range while easily able to move around. Additionally, if on horseback, they can move again after attacking if they have not moved their full amount of spaces. In Thracia 776, they can dismount from their horses for several purposes, such as entering buildings and negating certain weapons' effectiveness against them. They have very balanced stats, except for low resistance, which makes them vulnerable to magic attacks.
Arch knights promote to the Bow Knight class in both games.
Class growth rates
for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.
Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Playable arch knights
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
|• Arch Knight
• Bow Knight
|• Used in older patches.|
• Used in the "Project Naga" patch.
||Arch knight. "Arch" comes from "archer", not the prefix meaning highest.
||This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.