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Knight Lord

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Knight Lord

Bs fe07 eliwood knight lord sword.png
Eliwood as a Knight Lord in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Eliwood, a young noble of Pherae. A swordfighter with an important mission.


Sword, Lance



The Knight Lord (Japanese: ロードナイト Lordknight) is an advanced, mounted lord-type class. It is shared by three Fire Emblem series protagonists: it is the promoted class for Seliph of Genealogy of the Holy War and Eliwood of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, and is the initial class of Sigurd, Seliph's father, in Genealogy. Wielding swords and lances, the class is very similar to the Paladin.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, the Knight Lord promotes from Junior Lord under the usual circumstances for the game; it is not a story-driven event and can be done at any time once Seliph reaches Level 20. In Fire Emblem, it promotes from Eliwood's Lord variant, the circumstances of which depend on the story mode in question; in Eliwood's tale mode, the promotion is an automatic event at the end of Chapter 27, while in Hector's story mode, the Heaven Seal promotion item can be used at any time under the usual promotion circumstances.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 10 0 7 7 0 7 3 9 -- SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png B
The Blazing Blade 18 3 -- 3 4 0 5 0 7 9 GBARankSword.gif D GBARankLance.gif D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 25 15 22 22 30 22 18 9 -- SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png B
The Blazing Blade 60 27 -- 26 24 30 23 25 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif S*

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
The Blazing Blade 90% 45% -- 40% 45% 40% 15% 15% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
The Blazing Blade
Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 seliph junior lord sword.png
Junior Lord
Choosing the "Class change" option at a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 seliph lord knight sword.png
Knight Lord

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 eliwood lord sword.png
Automatically at the end of Chapter 27E* /
Using a Heaven Seal at Level 10 or above.*
Bs fe07 eliwood knight lord sword.png
Knight Lord

Playable Knight Lords

Playable Characters
Name Game
Sigurd Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Playable Knight Lord units in the Fire Emblem series.


Ss fe07 0205 prototype durandal knight lord.gif
  • In The Blazing Blade, the Knight Lord has a unique battle animation when wielding Durandal. In the two prototype builds the game, this animation is significantly different from that of the finished product, sporting a much shorter blade.

Etymology and other names

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Knight Lord --
Lord Knight Used in older versions of the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese ロードナイト Officially romanized as Lordknight.
Spanish Lord caballero Knight lord
French Lord Equus Horse Lord; from the Latin equus, "horse".
German Edelmann Nobleman
Italian Lord cavaliere Knight lord



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.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
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Introduced in
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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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
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