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Griffin Knight

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Griffin Knight

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Alfred as a Griffin Knight in Engage.

Experienced knights who fly through the skies on a griffin. They are well-balanced and can use staves.

Unit type(s)
  • Beast (Awakening)
  • Flying (all titles)

The Griffin Knight or Griffon Rider (Japanese: グリフォンナイト Griffon Knight) is an advanced flying class debuting in Fire Emblem Awakening.

In Awakening, it is one of the branch class change options for the Wyvern Rider, exclusively wielding axes and introducing a completely new flying mount: the griffin. Compared to the alternative option, the Wyvern Lord, the Griffon Rider possesses slightly lower offensive and defensive capabilities, in exchange for slightly greater skill and speed.

In Engage, it is one of the two options for promotion for Sword Fliers, Lance Fliers, and Axe Fliers, with the other option being the Wyvern Knight. This iteration of the class gains access to staves and emphasizes high speed and resistance, making it an analogue to the Falcon Knight of previous entries.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 22 9 0 10 9 0 8 3 8 -- Axes E
Engage 22 7 3 10 11 5 4 9 6 5 Swords A Staves C /
Lances A Staves C /
Axes A Staves C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Awakening 80 40 30 43 41 45 40 30 10 -- Axes A
Engage 68 40 37 48 49 35 27 35 20 14 Swords S Staves B /
Lances S Staves B /
Axes S Staves B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Awakening 45/90% 25/40% 0% 20/40% 20/40% 0/40% 5/30% 5/15% -- -- -- --
Engage 0% 10% 15% 15% 20% 15% 0% 15% -- 0% -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Awakening Deliverer Learned at Level 5.
Awakening Lancebreaker Learned at Level 15.
Engage Clear the Way Learned at Level 5.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 wyvern rider playable.gif
Wyvern Rider
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 wyvern lord playable.gif
Wyvern Lord
Ma 3ds01 griffon rider playable.gif
Griffon Rider
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.


Base classes Promotion method Advanced class
Ma ns02 sword flier firene.png
Sword Flier
Ma ns02 lance flier firene.png
Lance Flier
Ma ns02 axe flier firene.png
Axe Flier
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10 and having Staves proficiency. Ma ns02 griffin knight firene lance.png
Griffin Knight

Flavor text

Game Text
A seasoned and well-balanced
wyvern rider on a new mount.
Experienced knights who fly through
the skies on a griffin. They are well-
balanced and can use staves.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

• Griffon Rider
• Griffin Knight

• A griffin, alternatively spelled "griffon" or "gryphon", is a mythological creature sporting the head and wings of an eagle on the body of a lion. Used in Awakening.
• Used in Engage.



Officially romanized as Griffon Knight.


Jinete grifo

Griffin rider


Chevalier griffon

Griffin knight



Griffin knight


Cavaliere grifone

Griffin knight


그리폰 나이트

Griffon knight

Simplified Chinese


Griffin knight

Traditional Chinese


Griffin knight



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 Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterEntombedGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Engage
Base classes ArcherAxe ArmorAxe CavalierAxe FighterAxe FlierDragon ChildLance ArmorLance CavalierLance FighterLance FlierLordMageMartial MonkNobleSentinelSword ArmorSword CavalierSword FighterSword FlierWing Tamer
Advanced classes AvenirBerserkerBow KnightCupidoDivine DragonGeneralGreat KnightGriffin Knight‎HalberdierHeroHigh PriestLindwurmMage KnightMartial MasterPaladinPicketRoyal KnightSageSniperSleipnir RiderSuccesseurSwordmasterTireur d'éliteVidameWarriorWolf KnightWyvern Knight
Special classes BarbarianCorrupted WolfCorrupted WyrmCorrupted WyvernDancerEmblemEnchanterFell ChildFell MonarchGreat Fell DragonMage CannoneerMelusinePhantom WolfPhantom WyrmPhantom WyvernRoyalThiefTrainerVillagerWardenWatcher