- For similar classes, please see Sword Knight.
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.
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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 free knights
|Beowolf||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Delmud||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Tristan||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|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.
|• Free Knight|
• Free Knight. This name is used in ending titles of Thracia 776.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|