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Kinshi Knight

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Kinshi Knight

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Azura as a Kinshi Knight in Fates.

Hoshidan. A naginata and yumi wielder riding a great bird called a Kinshi.

Unit type(s)
  • Beast
  • Flying

Naginata, Yumi


Air Superiority, Amaterasu

The Kinshi Knight (Japanese: 金鵄武者 Kinsi Musya) is an advanced flying class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. It is the first flying class in the Fire Emblem series to be capable of wielding Bows. Compared to the other Hoshidan advanced flying class, the Falcon Knight, it has less speed, strength, and defense, in exchange for greater skill, making its attacks more accurate.

The Kinshi Knight is one of the potential promotion options for both Sky Knights and Archers.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 17 4 1 9 8 5 4 7 8 -- Lances/Naginata E Bows/Yumi E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Fates 50 27 26 33 31 34 25 31 10 -- Lances/Naginata B Bows/Yumi A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Fates 0/75% 5/45% 0% 15/55% 15/50% 15/35% 0/30% 15/45% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Air Superiority Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Amaterasu Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Sky Knight
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 kinshi knight playable.gif
Kinshi Knight

Playable Kinshi Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Reina FatesBirthrightRevelation
Playable Kinshi Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Kinshi Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Reina FatesConquest
Enemy Kinshi Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Hoshidan. A naginata and yumi wielder
riding a great bird called a Kinshi.

Etymology and other languages

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

Kinshi Knight

In Japanese mythology, a golden kite was a messenger of the kami which assisted Japan's founding emperor, Jimmu.



Officially romanized as Kinsi Musya in the Fates class roll,[1] this being a literal romanization with no attempt to translate meaning into English. Literally, "golden kite warrior".


Jinete kinshi

Kinshi knight


Chevalier kinshi

Kinshi knight. Abbreviated to Chev. kinshi in gameplay for space reasons.





Cavaliere kinshi

Kinshi knight


킨시 무사

Kinshi Warrior



  1. GameXplain, Fire Emblem: Fates - Title Screen Class Overviews, YouTube, Published: June 24, 2015, Retrieved: August 1, 2015

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.
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch