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Nomadic Trooper

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Nomadic Trooper

Generic portrait nomadic trooper fe06.gif

A title earned by combat-hardened nomads. Sword-swinging, arrow-flinging warriors.


Sword, Bow



The Nomadic Trooper (Japanese: 遊牧騎兵 Nomadictrooper) is an advanced, horse-mounted class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and appears only in it and its follow-up title, Fire Emblem. They are a bow- and sword-wielding class and the promoted form of the Nomad class; the class is exclusive to characters hailing from the Sacae region of Elibe.

Nomadic Troopers have very similar stats to their fellow advanced archery class, the Sniper, with high skill and speed to allow them quick and accurate attacks. They distinguish themselves with their greatly superior movement as a result of being a mounted class, and being less prone to being crippled on enemy phase through their access to swords. Uniquely, they are also less affected by terrain and weather effects than other mounted classes in their games, suffering lower penalties from crossing rough terrain and moving through rain; in-universe, this is attributed to the horses ridden by Nomadic Troopers being trained on the plains and being more used to rain.[1]


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
The Binding Blade 21 7/6 -- 6 7 0 6/5 3/4 8 8/6 -- GBARankSword.gif E GBARankBow.gif C
Fire Emblem 21 7/6 -- 6 7 0 6/5 3/4 8 8/6 -- GBARankSword.gif E GBARankBow.gif C

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
The Binding Blade 60 24/23 -- 28 30 30 23/22 23/25 15 20 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankBow.gif S *
Fire Emblem 60 25/23 -- 28 30 30 24/22 23/25 15 20 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankBow.gif S *

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Binding Blade 60 25 -- 30 35 25 15 10 -- --
Fire Emblem 60% 25% -- 30% 35% 25% 15% 15/20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills


Class change

The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 sue nomad bow.png
Using an Orion's Bolt or Earth Seal* after reaching level 10. Bs fe06 sue nomadic trooper sword.png
Nomadic Trooper

Playable Nomadic Troopers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Dayan The Binding Blade
Playable Nomadic Trooper units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Nomadic Troopers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Monke The Binding Blade
Thoril The Binding Blade
Kudoka The Binding Blade
Kabul The Binding Blade
Uhai Fire Emblem
Enemy Nomadic Trooper units in the Fire Emblem series.



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Nomadic Trooper Shortened to Nmd Trooper in gameplay for space reasons.
Japanese 遊牧騎兵 Officially romanized as Nomadictrooper.
Spanish Soldado nómada Nomad soldier
French Cavalier nomade Nomad cavalier
German Nomade-Soldat Nomad-Soldier
Italian Soldato gitano Nomad soldier


  1. "Oh, no! If I don’t bring in the laundry now… Oh, hello. Are you a soldier? Sounds like a hard life… Especially when it rains. Rain must make it difficult for you to move around. I used to ride horses when I was little. Oh, I remember how those horses disliked the rain. It’s better to be on foot when it’s wet. Nomadic horses are trained on the plains, so they’re better with rain, but… Well, rain just seems to make it hard for everyone to get around. The weather around here can change in no time at all. I recommend just staying in one place until the rain clears up." - A Caelin villager, Fire Emblem

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.
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