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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

Unit type(s)
  • Flying (all titles)
  • Infantry (replaces Flying when dismounted; Thracia 776)

Sword, Lance



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.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 9 0 5 5 0 8 0 9 -- -- -- -- FE4RankSword.png C FE4RankLance.png C
Thracia 776 16 5 (2) 0 3 (1) 4 (2) 0 7 (2) -- 8 (5) 4 -- -- 3 (2) FE5RankLance.png E* (FE5RankSword.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 -- FE4RankSword.png C FE4RankLance.png C
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 FE5RankLance.png A* (FE5RankSword.png A*)

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 50% 20% 3% 15% 10% 10% 15% -- -- 15% 0% --
See class growth rate 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
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. 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.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

• Dragon Rider
• Dracorider

• Used in older patches.
• Used in the "Project Naga" patch.



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.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorBow FighterCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightLight PriestessMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes ArcherArch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerDragon RiderFighterFree KnightHunterIron BallistaLance KnightLoptr MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPiratePoison BallistaPriestPrinceSoldierThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes BaronBerserkerBishopBow KnightDark BishopDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Unused/cutscene classes Dark PrinceEmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord