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FEG Gold Knight Horse.png
Artwork of a Gold Knight's horse from Gaiden.

A Begnion noble's horse. It cannot engage in combat without a rider.





Horses (Japanese: horse) are a species of animal widely domesticated by humans, both in the Fire Emblem series and in real life, for use as steeds for a variety of purposes. In Fire Emblem games, horses primarily appear as combat mounts used by a variety of mounted classes, although they also appear as a class of their own in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.


Physical appearance

Dayan sits with his horse.

The horses of the Fire Emblem series are identical to their real-world counterparts: they are large, four-legged, hoofed mammals with distinct snouts, covered in a coat of short hair save for their long manes and tails. They come in a variety of hair colors, including brown, black, gray, gold and white; the coloration and appearance of horses also varies by region, as noted by how Gonzalez - a Western Isles native - commented to Dayan, a Sacaen, that his horse is of an unfamiliar color.[1] Horses possess significant strength and stamina, which is the primary reason for their domestication and use by humans.

In Fire Emblem, horses are closely related to pegasi, a species of winged horse-like creatures which are also widely used as steeds by humans. The exact relationship between the two species does not appear to be known in-universe, and it is uncertain whether pegasus evolved from horses by developing wings or vice versa.[2]

Notable horse mounts

Unlike wyverns and pegasi, there is currently only one explicitly named horse used as a mount in the series.

  • Avel (Japanese: アヴェル Avel): Sophie's horse in Fates.

Horse-mounted classes

Twenty-eight classes have used horses as mounts throughout the Fire Emblem series.

Class data

Horses exist as an individual class only in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. The class's sole appearance in the course of the game is in Part 3 Chapter 3, where a small number of NPC horses are locked up in pens at the start of the chapter. As part of the chapter's objective, the player is encouraged to have the Greil Mercenaries release the horses to run amok in the Begnion senators' camp, and at the chapter's end the player will receive 100-200 bonus experience points for every horse to survive the chapter.

The horses themselves have negligible stats and are incapable of attacking on their own.

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 25 20 0 1 10 0 5 0 9 20 20 -- --

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 ? ? --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills


Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Horse --
Japanese Horse
Spanish Caballo Horse
French Cheval Horse
German Pferd Horse
Italian Cavallo Horse



  1. "What that horse? Strange color." — Gonzalez, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Sully: Huh. When you put 'em side by side, there's hardly any difference at all... If not for the wings, pegasi and horses would look exactly the same.
    Sumia: They even eat the same food! Maybe they're cousins of one sort or another.
    Sully: It's just odd. How the hell did pegasi end up with wings?
    Sumia: I've always wondered how the horses lost theirs.
    Sully: Har! I never thought of it that way! In either case, they're strange animals. Although I guess you can say that about almost anything.
    " — Sully and Sumia, Fire Emblem Awakening

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.
Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • GodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals/Other IllusionGriffonHorseKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantom
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThiefWyvern Rider
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 Lord
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
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
BrawlerCommonerFortress KnightGrapplerGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantNobleWarlockWar Master
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier