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Forrest (class)

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FESK Forrest.png
Artwork of the Forrest from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Unit type(s)






(Japanese: フォーレスト Forrest) is an advanced infantry class exclusive to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. One of the two promoted forms of the Myrmidon, it is functionally identical to the Hero of most other games, the Myrmidon in Gaiden, and the Mercenary of Thracia 776. It is a counterpart to the Swordmaster, the other promotion for the Myrmidon, featuring on average lesser Skill and Speed than the Swordmaster and focusing primarily on power, with slightly better defensive bulk.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 12 3 12 12 0 7 3 6 -- SNESRankSword.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 27 18 27 27 30 22 18 6 -- SNESRankSword.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% -- -- -- --
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 Is snes02 follow-up.png Follow-Up Innate.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 ulster myrmidon sword.png
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 shannan swordmaster sword.png
Bs fe04 ulster forrest sword.png
Promotion choice criteria: Preset depending on the individual character; Holyn, Ulster, Roddlevan and Radney all promote to Forrest, while Ayra and Larcei promote to Swordmaster.

Notable enemy Forrests

Enemy Units
Name Game
Jacoban Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Bovis Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Enemy Forrest (class) units in the Fire Emblem series.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Hero Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation, in order to connect the class to the nearly-identical Hero class from almost all other games in the series.
Japanese フォーレスト Forrest; the exact etymology is unknown, but is speculated to come from the Danish forrest "foremost".[1] The name is unlikely to be related to a forest in the sense of a tree-dense expanse of land.



  1. Wiktionary: forrest

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 KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder 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