- For similar classes, see Lance Paladin.
(Japanese: デュークナイト Duke Knight) is an advanced cavalry class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Appearing only in Genealogy and Thracia 776, it is the class-changed form of the basic Lance Knight class, and is the lance-wielding counterpart to the Ranger, Great Knight and Bow Knight. It is absent in Radiant Dawn, which replaces it with the functionally identical Lance Paladin.
The stats of Duke Knights are similar to those of their counterparts, with formidable strength and good skill and speed, although they tend to have have the lowest skill and speed of the four weapon-locked mounted classes. Duke Knights tend to be very sturdy, in spite of their weak resistance, with good HP and defense. Their greatest advantage is their high movement, as is traditional for mounted units, and their access to Canto. In Thracia 776, Duke Knights are forced to dismount to enter buildings or participate in chapters set entirely indoors, and when dismounted they are forced to use swords. Owing to their lower base weapon rank with swords, this is a significant handicap.
|Genealogy of the Holy War||40||12||0||7||7||0||8||3||9||--||--||--||A|
|Thracia 776||24 (24)||5 (2)||0 (0)||6 (5)||6 (4)||0 (0)||5 (4)||--||9 (6)||8 (8)||--||--||-- (E) D (--)|
|Genealogy of the Holy War||80||27||15||22||22||30||23||18||9||--||A|
|Thracia 776||80 (80)||20 (20)||20 (20)||20 (20)||20 (20)||20 (20)||20 (20)||--||20 (20)||20 (20)||-- (A) A (--)|
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, Thracia 776
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching level 10.*
Playable Duke Knights
|Quan||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Playable Duke Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Notable enemy Duke Knights
|Elliot|| Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Zane|| Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Enemy Duke Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Duke Knight||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations. In older versions, it was contracted to "DukeKnt" in status menus owing to space limitations.|
The generic Duke Knight portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|