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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.

Unit type(s)






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 horses

There are currently three explicitly named horses in the series, much fewer than wyverns or pegasi.

Horse-mounted classes

Thirty-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 III, 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 Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 25 20 0 1 10 0 5 0 9 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 20 99 --

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +0 15 3 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class


Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
A Begnion noble's horse. It cannot
engage in combat without a rider.


  • In Path of Radiance, horses' forelegs bend the wrong way in battle animations. This appears to be an animation error instead of an in-universe trait of the species.

Etymology and other languages

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





• Horse
• Used for the class in Radiant Dawn. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. ), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ホース) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
















Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese




  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 DragonFell DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • EmblemGodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphNabateanTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals and other species CorruptedFabricationGriffinHorseIllusionKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantomRisenWolf
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)