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Dragon Rider

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For the basic wyvern-riding class in other games, see Wyvern Rider.

Dragon Rider

Generic portrait dragon rider fe04.png

Weapon(s)

Sword, Lance

Skill(s)

Canto

(Japanese: ドラゴンライダー Dragon Rider) is a basic wyvern-mounted flying class introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Exclusive to Genealogy and Thracia 776, it is a somewhat weaker counterpart to the Wyvern Rider class which was enemy-exclusive in Genealogy before becoming playable in Thracia 776. In Thracia 776, it is playable and acts as the game's basic wyvern-mounted class, with the Wyvern Rider serving as its promoted form; after Thracia, the Dragon Rider does not appear again, with Genealogy's Wyvern Rider-Wyvern Lord class tree remaining for the rest of the series.

Like the Wyvern Rider, the Dragon Rider acts as a statistical counterpoint to the Pegasus Rider: whereas its pegasus-riding cousin is fast and frail, the Dragon Rider is oriented in a bulky, powerful manner. Their strength and defense are both high, with lesser skill and speed compared to Pegasus Riders, and they share the same high movement and access to Canto as Pegasus Rider and other mounted classes. However, their resistance is abysmal even compared to other physical classes. They also share the Pegasus Rider family's weakness to bows and wind magic.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 9 -- 5 5 0 8 0 9 -- SNESRankSword.png C SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 16 5 (2) 0 3 (1) 4 (2) 0 7 (2) -- 8 (5) 4 SNESRankLance.png E* (SNESRankSword.png E*)

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 25 15 22 21 30 26 15 9 -- SNESRankSword.png C SNESRankLance.png C
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankLance.png A* (SNESRankSword.png A*)


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%
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
Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy dragon rider lance.png
Dragon Rider


Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 eda dragon rider lance.png
Dragon Rider
After reaching level 10, using a Knight Proof. Bs fe05 eda wyvern rider lance.png
Wyvern Rider

Playable Dragon Riders

Playable Characters
Name Game
Eda Thracia 776
Playable Dragon Rider units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Dragon Rider
• Dracorider
• Used in older patches.
• Used in the "Project Naga" patch.
Japanese ドラゴンライダー Dragon Rider

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.
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Thracia 776
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Path of Radiance
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Radiant Dawn
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Shadow Dragon
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Awakening
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Fates
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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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