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Gold Knight

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Gold Knight

Ss fe10 kieran gold knight.png
Kieran as a Gold Knight in Radiant Dawn.

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


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.


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 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
0% 0% -- 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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


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

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Sword Knight

Axe Knight
Using a Is wii master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Blade Paladin

Axe Paladin
Using a Is wii master crown.pngMaster 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
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 cavalier clive playable.gif
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 paladin mathilda playable.gif
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

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
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
An ultimate knight with unsurpassed mobility. ??


  • 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
• 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



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.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Introduced in
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier