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Horseman

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For similar classes, please see Nomadic Trooper, Ranger and Bow Knight.

Horseman

Generic portrait horseman fe12.png


Seasoned hunters who race across the battlefield armed with swords and bows.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

None

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.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 4 -- 1 7 0 4 0 9 -- -- Bow: 3
Mystery of the Emblem 20 6 -- 6 6 0 6 0 9 -- -- Bow: ?
Shadow Dragon 20 6 1 6 8 0 6 3 9 -- -- DSRankSword.png E DSRankBow.png D
New Mystery of the Emblem 20 6 1 6 8 0 6 3 9 -- -- FE12RankSword.png E FE12RankBow.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Bow: 20
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Bow: 20
Shadow Dragon 60 24 20 28 30 30 23 23 32 -- DSRankSword.png A DSRankBow.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 24 20 28 30 30 23 23 11 -- FE12RankSword.png A FE12RankBow.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light  ??  ?? --  ??  ??  ??  ??  ?? -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 60% 10% -- 10% 10% 0% 10% 0% -- --
Shadow Dragon 40/60% 20/10% -15/0% 15/30% 25/30% 0/0% 5/10% -15/10% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 40/60% 20/10% -15/0% 15/30% 25/30% 0/0% 5/10% -15/10% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Nil.

Class change

Shadow Dragon NES

Base class
Bs fe01 horseman bow 01.png
Horseman


Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon DS, New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 castor hunter bow.png
Hunter
Using an Orion's Bolt*/Master Seal* after reaching level 10. Bs fe11 castor horseman bow.png
Horseman

Playable Horsemen

Playable Characters
Name Game
Wolf Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Sedgar Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Roberto BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles, New Mystery of the Emblem
Beck New Mystery of the Emblem
Playable Horseman units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy horsemen

Enemy Units
Name Game
Wolf Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Sedgar Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
Enemy Horseman units in the Fire Emblem series.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Horseman A horseback soldier.
Japanese ホースメン Horseman
Spanish Jinete arquero Archer rider; the same as the Spanish name for the Ranger class.
French Hussard Hussar, a type of light cavalryman originating in Hungary in the 1800s.
German Reiter Horseman
Italian Ranger Ranger; the same as the Italian name for the Ranger class.

References

See also

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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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Introduced in
Gaiden
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
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Introduced in
The Binding Blade
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Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
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Introduced in
Path of Radiance
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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
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
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Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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