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Gold Knight

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Gold Knight

Ss fe10 renning gold knight.png
Renning as a Gold Knight in Radiant Dawn.

Pinnacles of knighthood, with peerless riding, sword, and axe skills. They wield the skill Sol.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

Canto, Sol (Radiant Dawn)

The Gold Knight (Japanese: ゴールドナイト Gold Knight) is an advanced cavalry class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. They are a rare third-tier promoted class and the final stage in class change lines for some cavalry classes which various Paladin variants promote to. In Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, they wield only lances, and in Radiant Dawn they wield both swords and axes while a counterpart class, the Silver Knight, wields lances instead as well as bows.

Gold Knights are, like their Paladin predecessors, defined by being well-balanced with decent stats all around. Their offensive prowess, durability and agility are all high if not outstanding, and their resistance is somewhat superior to that of most physically-inclined classes. As a mounted class, their most outstanding feature is their high movement which allows them to cross battlefields at a much greater rate than infantry, although in return they, like all cavalry, are significantly more hindered by terrain penalties.

In Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia, the Gold Knight is the final stage in the Cavalier's class change line, promoting from Paladins; additionally, Villagers have the ability to promote to Cavalier and eventually become Gold Knights as well. In Radiant Dawn, the Gold Knight is the final class for Sword Knights and Axe Knights, with both Blade Paladins and Axe Paladins promoting to Gold Knight.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 40 18 -- 7 12 0 13 6 9 -- -- 200 Lance*
Radiant Dawn
(from Blade Paladin)
50 19 3 16 18 0 19 6 9 11 37 -- WiiRankSword.png A WiiRankAxe.png C
Radiant Dawn
(from Axe Paladin)
50 21 3 16 16 0 19/18 6/7 9 11/8 37/34 -- WiiRankSword.png C WiiRankAxe.png A
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 40 18 -- 7 12 0 13 6 9 -- -- 200 FE15RankLance.png*
Gold Knights in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 1.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 9 -- Lance*
Radiant Dawn
(from Blade Paladin)
60 34 20 34 33 30 30 25 ?? ?? WiiRankSword.png SS WiiRankAxe.png A
Radiant Dawn
(from Axe Paladin)
60 36/34 20 35 31/33 30 30/28 24/26 ?? ?? WiiRankSword.png A WiiRankAxe.png SS

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- --
Radiant Dawn
(from Blade Paladin)
65% 45% 20% 35% 45% 30% 45% 40% -- -- --
Radiant Dawn
(from Axe Paladin)
65/60% 45/60% 20/25% 35/40% 45/40% 30% 45/40% 40/35% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Player)
0% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Enemy)
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 10% -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii canto.png Canto Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii sol.png Sol Innate (mastery skill).

Additionally, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Gold Knights possess a passive skill marking them as a Is 3ds03 mounted.pngmounted unit.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 cavalier lance 01.png
Cavalier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 paladin lance 01.png
Paladin
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 gold knight lance 01.png
Gold Knight

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Sword Knight

Axe Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Blade Paladin

Axe Paladin
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 titania gold knight axe.png
Gold Knight

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class Method Over class
File:Ma 3ds03 villager kliff playable.gif
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 cavalier clive playable.gif
Cavalier
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 paladin mathilda playable.gif
Paladin
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Ma 3ds03 gold knight zeke playable.gif
Gold Knight
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Destrier. File:Ma 3ds03 skogul playable.gif
Skogul

Playable Gold Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Zeke Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Mycen Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Renning Radiant Dawn
Playable Gold Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Gold Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Shizas Gaiden
Jerome Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Rudolf Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Zeke Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Hades Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Berkut Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Slayde Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Enemy Gold Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
The most skilled of mounted knights. They use both swords and axes. They wield the skill Sol. ??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Pinnacles of knighthood, with peerless riding, sword, and axe skills. They wield the skill Sol. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Ultimate knights clad in gold. Their mobility trumps any class, and they can clear dozens of foes of their owns. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
An ultimate knight with unsurpassed mobility. ??

Trivia

  • After the cast listing in Gaiden's ending, a gold knight runs across the screen.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Gold Knight --
Japanese Gナイト
黄金騎将ゴールドナイト
• Known by this abbreviation in Gaiden due to space constraints. Material outside of the game itself uses ゴールドナイト.
• Officially romanized as Gold Knight; literally "golden rider-general". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 黄金騎将), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ゴールドナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Caballero oro Gold cavalier
French Chevalier or Gold knight
German Goldritter Gold knight
Italian Cavaliere oro Gold cavalier
Dutch Gouden ridder Gold Knight
Simplified Chinese 黄金骑士
Traditional Chinese 黃金騎士

Gallery

References

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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageBow KnightDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager