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Lance Paladin

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Lance Paladin

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Heroic paladins of surpassing lance, riding, and leadership skills.

Unit type(s)






Lance Paladin (Japanese: 槍騎将グローリーナイト Glory Knight) is a horse-riding class found in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, whose members use lances. It is one of the four paladin classes in the game, along with the Blade Paladin, Axe Paladin, and Bow Paladin classes.

They have generally high stats, with few weaknesses but no all-around strengths. Their high movement speed gives them great utility in combination with the Canto skill, with which they can use up "leftover" spaces. However, their fairly low resistance leaves them vulnerable to magic users, and they are susceptible to certain weapons, such as horseslayers. Lance paladins are the promoted forms of Lance Knights, and they promote into Silver Knights.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 34 17/10 5/1 15/6 17/9 0 15/10 10/4 9 11/7 Lances C
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
39 19 7 17 19 0 17 12 9 11 Lances A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 45 25 15 24 24 30 25/23 16/18 20 99 Lances S
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
58 33 17 32 30 30 28 23 20 99 Lances SS

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +25 30 2 --
Radiant Dawn
(Part IV enemies)
-- -- -- +25 60 2 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 45% 30/55% 40/20% 35/50% 25/55% 55/70% 40/20% 20/45% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
100% 75% 55% 80% 60% 80% 60% 60% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Canto Innate.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Master 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 Paladins

Playable Characters
Name Game
Geoffrey Radiant Dawn
Oscar Radiant Dawn
Playable Lance Paladin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Lance knights of exceptional skill.
There are also Sword, Axe,
and Bow Paladins.
Radiant Dawn
Heroic paladins of surpassing
lance, riding, and leadership skills.

Etymology and other languages

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

Lance Paladin

Lance Paladin - a paladin is defined as a "trusted military leader". [1]



Officially romanized as Glory Knight; literally "lance cavalry general". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 槍騎将), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. グローリーナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.


Paladin lance

Lance Paladin. Abbreviated to Pal. lance in gameplay due to space restrictions.


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: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)