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Dark Falcon

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Dark Falcon

Ss fe13 cordelia dark flier.png
Cordelia as a Dark Flier in Awakening.

A seasoned pegasus knight who wields lances and tomes.


Lance, Tome


The Dark Falcon (Japanese: ダークファルコン Dark Falcon) or Dark Flier (Japanese: ダークペガサス Dark Pegasus) is a flying class which debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening. In Awakening, it is a female-only advanced class and one of two class change options for the Pegasus Knight, it gains the use of magic along with lances. It is the first flying class in the Fire Emblem series to wield offensive magic. In Fates, the Dark Falcon is instead a gender-inspecific special class unattached to a class change tree, associated with Nohr despite its usage of a pegasus (which would otherwise suggest a Hoshidan origin), otherwise largely similar to its Awakening incarnation.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Awakening 19 5 6 8 10 0 5 9 8 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E 3DSRankTome.png E
Fates 17 4 7 5 9 4 3 9 8 -- -- 3DSRankLance.png E 3DSRankTome.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Awakening 80 36 42 41 42 45 32 41 10 -- 3DSRankLance.png A 3DSRankTome.png A
Fates 45 27 32 28 33 32 26 34  ?? -- 3DSRankLance.png B 3DSRankTome.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Awakening 40% 10% 15% 20% 20% 0% 5% 10% -- --
Fates 0% 10% 15% 5% 15% 15% 0% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Is 3ds rally movement.png Rally Movement Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Fates: Learned from Level 25 and up.
Is 3ds galeforce.png Galeforce Awakening: Learned at Level 15.
Fates Learned from Level 35 and up.
Fates Is 3ds speed +2.png Speed +2 Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Is 3ds relief.png Relief Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


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
Ma 3ds dark flier playable.gif
Dark Flier
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.


Any class Promotion method Special class
Any class
Using an Ebon Wing at any level. File:Ma 3ds02 dark falcon playable.gif
Dark Falcon

Notable playable Dark Fliers/Falcons

Playable Characters
Name Game
Aversa Awakening
Catria Awakening (DLC version only)
Playable Dark Falcon units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Dark Fliers/Falcons

Enemy Units
Name Game
Aversa Awakening
Enemy Dark Falcon units in the Fire Emblem series.



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Dark Flier
• Dark Falcon
• This name is used in Awakening.
• This name is used in Fates.
Japanese ダークペガサス
• Officially romanized as Dark Pegasus. This name is used in Awakening.
• Officially romanized as Dark Falcon. This name is used in Fates.
Spanish • Auriga oscuro
• Halcón oscuro
• Dark charioteer. This name is used in Awakening.
• Dark falcon. This name is used in Fates.
French • Chevalier pégase noir
• Faucon noir
• Black pegasus knight. This name is used in Awakening.
• Black falcon. This name is used in Fates.
German • Dunkelschwinge
• Dunkelfalke
• Darkwing. This name is used in Awakening.
• Darkfalcon. This name is used in Fates.
Italian • Cavaliere arcano
• Falco oscuro
• Arcane knight. This name is used in Awakening.
• Dark Falcon. This name is used in Fates.


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.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
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
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
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