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Duke Knight

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For similar classes, see Lance Paladin.

Duke Knight

Generic portrait duke knight fe04.png

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




Duke Knight (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 level with swords, this is a significant handicap.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 12 0 7 7 0 8 3 9 -- -- -- -- Lances A
Thracia 776 24 5/2 0 6/5 6/4 0 5/4 -- 9/6 8 -- -- 4/3 Swords E, Lances D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 27 15 22 22 30 23 18 9 -- Lances A
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 Swords A, Lances 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 70% 30% 5% 30% 20% 20% 30% -- -- 30% 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, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 finn lance knight lance.png
Lance Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Bs fe04 finn duke knight lance.png
Duke Knight

Playable Duke Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Quan Genealogy of the Holy War
Glade Thracia 776
Playable Duke Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Duke Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Elliot Genealogy of the Holy War
(First generation)
Zane Genealogy of the Holy War
(First generation)
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.



Duke Knight



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