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Lance Knight

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Lance Knight

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Mounted knights who have mastered both horsemanship and the art of the lance.


Lance, Sword*



The Lance Knight (Japanese: ランスナイト Lance Knight) is a class of lance-using soldiers riding on horseback, similar to the Cavalier class. They first appeared in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and its direct sequel Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, but were absent in the GBA games. Later, they reappeared in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Lance knights are very capable and useful units. Since they ride on horseback, they can move quickly and have useful stats in all categories, except for resistance. Therefore, like most physical units, they are very vulnerable to magic attacks. In Thracia 776, they can dismount from their horses to use swords, traverse certain terrain, or for other purposes. Also, in all games, they can move again after most actions; this is represented with the Canto skill in Radiant Dawn.

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, they promote to the Duke Knight class. Later, in Path of Radiance, lance knights can become paladins and gain the use of another weapon. Finally, in Radiant Dawn, they become lance paladins and can further promote to the Silver Knight class.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 6 6 0 6 0 8 -- -- -- SNESRankLance.png B
Thracia 776 20 3/2 0 3/2 4/2 0 3/2 -- 8/5 7 -- -- SNESRankLance.png E*, SNESRankSword.png E*
Path of Radiance 20/18 5 0 2 5/6 0 6/5 0/1 8 10/7 33/29 -- GCNRankLance.gif D
Radiant Dawn 19 7/4 0/1 6/2 7/5 0 7/5 0/2 8 10/7 34/31 -- WiiRankLance.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 21 21 30 21 15 ? -- SNESRankLance.png --*
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 SNESRankLance.png A*, SNESRankSword.png A*
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 ? ? GCNRankLance.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 ? ? WiiRankLance.png A

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% -- --
Thracia 776 50% 20% 3% 15% 10% 10% 15% -- -- --
Path of Radiance 70/65% 45/35% 15/20% 40% 50/55% 30% 45% 40/50% -- --
Radiant Dawn 70% 45% 15% 40% 45% 25% 40% 40% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Lance Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option at a home castle.* / Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Duke Knight

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Lance Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Lance Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Lance Paladin
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Silver Knight

Playable lance knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Finn Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Kain Thracia 776
Alva Thracia 776
Oscar Path of Radiance
Fiona Radiant Dawn
Playable Lance Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy lance knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Laverton Radiant Dawn
Enemy Lance Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Path of Radiance Mounted knights with swift movement who can wield a variety of weapons. ??
Radiant Dawn Mounted knights who have mastered both horsemanship and the art of the lance. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lance Knight --
Japanese ランスナイト
• Lance Knight. This name is used in the Jugdral games and Path of Radiance.
• Lance Knight. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 槍騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ランスナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. The kanji term is also used in ending titles in Thracia 776.
Spanish Cab. lanza Lance Knight
French Cav. lancier Lancer Cavalier
German Lanzenritter Lance Knight
Italian Cav. lancia Lance Knight



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