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Mage Knight

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Mage Knight

FESK Mage Knight.png
Artwork of the Mage Knight from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Mounted mage-knights who wield anima magic. Can also use sacred staves.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

Canto

The Mage Knight (Japanese: マージナイト Mageknight) is an advanced mounted class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the first class in the Fire Emblem series to wield both physical weapons and magic in combination: in its case, it can wield swords and all three types of anima magic in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776. In its third and final appearance in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, however, the Mage Knight is a pure magical class, wielding anima and staves. The Mage Knight is a class change option for Mages in all three of its appearances; it is also an option for Troubadours in The Sacred Stones.

As expected of a mixed-weaponry class, the Jugdral incarnation of the Mage Knight is unique in its balanced status; while not possessing the same sheer strength in both types as a pure-physical or pure-magical unit, it is competent in both fields. It also possesses unusually high defense for a magical unit. As a mounted class, in Thracia 776 they are capable of dismounting and are forced to do so for indoor terrain, and unlike most dismounted units will not lose access to any of their weapons. The version of the Mage Knight in The Sacred Stones fits into a more standard magical unit mold.

In Awakening, the Mage Knight is replaced with the functionally identical Dark Knight.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 5 10 7 7 0 5 7 9 -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankFire.png B
SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B
Thracia 776 20/18 3/2 3/4 5/4/4/3 4/3/5/4 0 4/3/3/2 -- 8/5 6/4 SNESRankSword.png E SNESRankFire.png D
SNESRankThunder.png D SNESRankWind.png D
The Sacred Stones 20/19 -- 4/3 3/5 5/6 -- 5/3 5/6 7 8/6 GBARankAnima.gif C GBARankStaff.gif D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 20 25 22 22 30 20 22 9 -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankFire.png B
SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankFire.png A
SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 24/25 26/24 25 30 24 25/28 15 25 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 20% 30% 30% 0% 20% 20% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 50% 20% 3% 15% 10% 10% 15% -- -- 15% 0% --
The Sacred Stones 45% 40% -- 30% 40% 30/40% 10% 40% -- -- -- --
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
Thracia 776
The Sacred Stones
Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 arthur mage anima.png
Mage
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 arthur mage knight anima.png
Mage Knight
or
Bs fe04 amid mage fighter anima.png
Mage Fighter
Promotion choice criteria: Preset depending on the individual character; Azel and Arthur promote to Mage Knight, while Teeny promotes to Mage Fighter.

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 asvel mage magic.png
Mage
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 asvel sage magic.png
Sage
or
Bs fe05 miranda mage knight magic.png
Mage Knight
Promotion choice criteria: Preset depending on the individual character; Miranda promotes to Mage Knight, while Asvel promotes to Sage.

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 l'arachel troubadour staff.png
Troubadour
and
Bs fe08 lute mage anima.png
Mage
Using a Guiding Ring or Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 lute mage knight anima.png
Mage Knight

Playable Mage Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Olwen Thracia 776
Eyrios Thracia 776
Selena The Sacred Stones (Creature Campaign only)
Playable Mage Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Mage Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ovo Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Musar Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Kempf Thracia 776
Reinhardt Thracia 776
Selena The Sacred Stones
Enemy Mage Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Mounted mage-knights who wield anima magic. Can also use sacred staves. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Knights trained in both anima and staves. Equip: Anima, staves. ??

Trivia

  • In The Sacred Stones's entry on the Nintendo website in 2005, it was erroneously claimed that the Mage Knight as it appeared in said game was capable of using both "weapons and magic" as it did prior to The Sacred Stones.[1]
  • The Mage Knight's German name, "Warlock", is also the Italian name of the Sorcerer.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Mage Knight
Japanese マージナイト
魔道騎士
• Officially romanized as Mageknight in The Sacred Stones.
• Magic Knight. Used in dialogue and ending titles.
Spanish Jinete mago Mage rider
French Chevalier mage Mage knight
German Warlock A male magic practitioner or conjurer, traditionally the equivalent male term for "witch".[2]
Italian Mago cavalier Mage knight

Gallery

References

  1. Games : Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Nintendo.com (archived at the Internet Archive), Published: 2005, Retrieved: 2015-03-06
  2. Warlock | Define Warlock at Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, Retrieved: 2015-03-06

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: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Trainee classes JourneymanPupilRecruit
Base classes ArcherBrigandCavalierClericFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMonkMyrmidonPegasus KnightPiratePriestShamanThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopDruidFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat LordHeroKnight LordMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice