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Ranger

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This article is about the mounted class from Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and The Sacred Stones. For Ike's basic class in Path of Radiance which bears the same name, see Ranger (Path of Radiance). For similar classes, please see Horseman, Nomadic Trooper, Blade Paladin and Bow Knight.

Ranger

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


Mounted knights who charge into battle with sword and bow. They possess great mobility.

Unit type(s)
  • Mounted (all titles)
  • Infantry (replaces Mounted when dismounted; Thracia 776)
Weapon(s)
  • Sword (Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776)
  • Sword, Bow (The Sacred Stones)
Skill(s)
  • Adept, Canto (Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776)
  • Canto (The Sacred Stones)

The Ranger (Japanese: フォレストナイト Forrestknight) is an advanced mounted class debuting in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, which has experienced slightly varying roles across its three appearances in the Fire Emblem series. In its original incarnation in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, it is the promoted version of the Free Knight, exclusively wields swords, and is a counterpart to its fellow weapon-specific advanced mounted classes: Bow Knight, Duke Knight and Great Knight. In Thracia 776, Rangers are forced to dismount to enter buildings or participate in chapters set entirely indoors; unlike the Great or Duke Knights, they retain access to their usual weapon type while dismounted.

The second and most recent version of the Ranger is that of The Sacred Stones, in which it functions identically to the earlier Nomadic Trooper and later incarnations of the Horseman and Bow Knight: it wields both swords and Bows, and is a class change option for both the Archer and Mercenary.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 8 0 15 12 0 8 3 9 -- -- -- -- FE4RankSword.png A
Thracia 776 24 (24) 5 (5) 1 (1) 6 (6) 7 (7) 0 (0) 5 (4) -- 9 (6) 7 (7) -- -- 4 (3) FE5RankSword.png D (D)
The Sacred Stones 21 7/6 -- 6 7 0 6/5 3/4 7 9/8 -- -- 3 GBARankSword.gif D GBARankBow.gif D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 23 15 30 27 30 23 18 9 -- FE4RankSword.png A
Thracia 776 80 (80) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) -- 20 (20) 20 (20) FE5RankSword.png A (A)
The Sacred Stones 60 25/23 -- 28 30 30 24/22 23/25 15 25 GBARankSword.gif S GBARankBow.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% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 50% 20% 3% 15% 10% 10% 15% -- -- -- -- --
The Sacred Stones 60% 25% -- 30% 35% 25% 15% 15/20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Promotion gains

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Defense Resistance
The Sacred Stones (male) 3 2 -- 1 1 3 3
The Sacred Stones (female) 2 2 -- 2 1 3 3

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War Adept Innate.
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 diarmuid free knight sword.png
Free Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 diarmuid ranger sword.png
Ranger

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 fergus free knight sword.png
Free Knight
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 fergus ranger sword.png
Ranger

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 neimi archer bow.png
Archer
and
Bs fe08 gerik mercenary sword.png
Mercenary
Using an Orion's Bolt or Master Seal after reaching Level 10.


Using a Hero Crest or Master Seal after reaching Level 10.
Bs fe08 neimi ranger bow.png
Ranger

Playable Rangers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Diarmuid Thracia 776
Hayden The Sacred Stones (Creature Campaign only)
Playable Ranger units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Rangers

Enemy Units
Name Game
Waltz Genealogy of the Holy War
(First generation)
Javarro Genealogy of the Holy War
(Second generation)
Beran The Sacred Stones
Enemy Ranger units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Mounted knights who charge into battle with
sword and bow. They possess great mobility.
馬術に優れ 臨機応変に戦う騎士
機動力があり 剣と弓を使いこなす
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Fighters skilled in both sword and bow.
Equip: Swords, bows.
弓と剣を使い分け 移動力にすぐれる
装備『剣・弓』

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Ranger

--

English
(unofficial)

Forest Knight

Used in the "Project Naga" patch of Genealogy of the Holy War. This name was likely used over Ranger to keep the "Knight" theming shared with Duke Knight, Great Knight, and Arch Knight.

Japanese

フォレストナイト

Officially romanized as Forrestknight.

Spanish

Jinete arquero

Bow rider

French

Rôdeur

Ranger

German

Waldläufer

Ranger

Italian

Ranger

As above.

Gallery


References

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 ArmorBow FighterCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightLight PriestessMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessTroubadourThiefThunder 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 ArcherArch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBallistaBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerDragon RiderFighterFree KnightHunterIron BallistaLance KnightLoptr MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPiratePoison BallistaPriestPrinceSoldierThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes BaronBishopBow KnightDark BishopDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Unused/cutscene classes Dark PrinceEmperorFalcon 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 LordHeroMage KnightPaladinRangerRogueSageSniperSummonerSwordmasterValkyrieWarriorWyvern KnightWyvern Lord
Monster classes Arch MogallBaelBonewalkerCyclopsDeathgoyleDemon KingElder BaelEntombedGargoyleGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiMaelduinMauthe DoogMogallNecrodragonRevenantTarvosWight
Other classes CivilianDancerFleetManaketeNecromancerPeerPhantomPontifexQueenSoldier
Removed class Apprentice