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- For similar classes, please see Nomadic Trooper, Ranger and Bow Knight.
Seasoned hunters who race across the battlefield armed with swords and bows.
The Horseman (Japanese: ホースメン Horseman) is an advanced, horse-mounted class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. They are a bow- and sword-wielding class and, from Mystery of the Emblem onward, are the promoted form of the Hunter class. Horsemen are present only in the four Archanea games, with other games in the Fire Emblem series instead featuring various identical classes under different names.
Compared to their fellow advanced archery class, the Sniper, the Horseman's key advantage is the significantly greater movement it gains from being a mounted class, as well as having access to swords in case of close-range attacks. They are slightly less sturdy than their Sniper cousins, with a tendency toward lower HP, defense and resistance in exchange for slightly better strength. In Mystery of the Emblem, they are less affected by dismounting than other mounted classes as they are able to continue using bows without needing to worry about switching to a different weapon type.
Class growth rates
for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.
Shadow Dragon NES
Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon DS, New Mystery of the Emblem
Notable enemy horsemen
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| A horseback soldier.
|| Jinete arquero
|| Archer rider; the same as the Spanish name for the Ranger class.
|| Hussar, a type of light cavalryman originating in Hungary in the 1800s.
|| Ranger; the same as the Italian name for the Ranger class.
|| This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.