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Free Knight

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Free Knight

Generic portrait free knight fe04.png

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




The (Japanese: フリーナイト Free Knight) class is a class of sword-using soldiers who ride horses while fighting. They appear only in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, but later, the Sword Knight class appears, which is virtually identical. They appear along with the Lance Knight, Axe Knight, and Arch Knight classes in those games, although the Cavalier class is present.

Free knights are a quite useful class, as they can move around quickly and have quite balanced stats. In Thracia 776, they can dismount from their horses to travel across certain terrains and enter buildings, and for other purposes. However, since they use swords, they can only attack one space adjacent to them, and their low resistance makes them vulnerable to magic attacks.

Free knights promote to the Ranger class in both games.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 6 6 0 6 0 8 -- SNESRankSword.png B
Thracia 776 20 3/2 0 3 4 0 3/2 6 8/5 6 SNESRankSword.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 21 21 30 21 15 ? -- SNESRankSword.png --*
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 SNESRankSword.png A

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 delmud free knight sword.png
Free Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Bs fe04 delmud ranger sword.png

Playable free knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Beowolf Genealogy of the Holy War
Delmud Genealogy of the Holy War
Tristan Genealogy of the Holy War
Felgus Thracia 776
Playable Free Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
• Free Knight
Sword Knight
• Used widely in the fandom and in older patches.
• Used in the "Project Naga" patch.
Japanese フリーナイト
• Free Knight
• Free Knight. This name is used in ending titles of Thracia 776.


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 ArmorCavalierFighterFire 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
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord