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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.
Class growth rates
for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.
Genealogy of the Holy War
|Choosing the "Promote" option at a home castle after reaching level 20.
The Blazing Blade
Playable Knight Lords
- In Fire Emblem 7, the Knight Lord has a unique battle animation when wielding Durandal. In leaked prototype builds of 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
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| Knight Lord
| Lord Knight
|| Used in older versions of the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
|| Officially romanized as Lordknight.
|| Lord caballero
|| Knight lord
|| Lord Equus
|| Horse Lord; from the Latin equus, "horse".
|| Lord cavaliere
|| Knight lord
|| This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.