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- For the basic wyvern-riding class in other games, see Wyvern Rider.
Dragon Rider (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.
|Genealogy of the Holy War||35||9||0||5||5||0||8||0||9||--||C C|
|Thracia 776||16||5 (2)||0||3 (1)||4 (2)||0||7 (2)||--||8 (5)||4||E* ( E*)|
|Genealogy of the Holy War||80||25||15||22||21||30||26||15||9||--||C C|
|Thracia 776||80||20||20||20||20||20||20||--||20||20||A* ( A*)|
|Genealogy of the Holy War||--||--||1,000||--||--||--||--|
Class growth rates
|Genealogy of the Holy War||100%||30%||10%||30%||30%||0%||30%||10%||--||--||--||--|
|Genealogy of the Holy War
|Canto||Innate; hidden and unnamed|
Genealogy of the Holy War
The class a unit changes into in Genealogy of the Holy War is determined by the unit and not the class; however, no units change into or out of the Dragon Rider class.
The class a unit changes into in Thracia 776 is determined by the unit and not the class; however, all units in the Dragon Rider class have the following class change option:
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.|
Playable Dragon Riders
|Playable Dragon Rider units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology, and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology, and notes|
• Dragon Rider
• Used in older patches.
The generic Dragon Rider portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
The generic Dragon Rider portrait in Thracia 776.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|
|Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776|