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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.


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.


Adept, Canto

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 the later Horseman and Bow Knight: it wields both swords and Bows, and is a class change option for both the Archer and Mercenary.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 8 0 15 12 0 8 3 9 -- -- -- SNESRankSword.png A
Thracia 776 24 (24) 5 (5) 1 (1) 6 (6) 7 (7) 0 (0) 5 (4) -- 9 (6) 7 (7) -- -- SNESRankSword.png D (D)
The Sacred Stones 21 7/6 -- 6 7 0 6/5 3/4 7 9/8 -- -- 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 -- SNESRankSword.png A
Thracia 776 80 (80) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) -- 20 (20) 20 (20) SNESRankSword.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 Constitution* Movement*
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.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 adept.png Adept Innate.
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
The Sacred Stones
Is snes02 canto.png Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 delmud free knight sword.png
Free Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Bs fe04 delmud ranger sword.png

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 neimi archer bow.png
Bs fe08 gerik mercenary sword.png
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 sword.png

Playable Rangers

Playable Characters
Name Game
Delmud 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

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Game Text
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Mounted knights who charge into battle with sword and bow. They possess great mobility. ??
The Sacred Stones
Fighters skilled in both swords and bows. Equip: Swords, bows. ??


Etymology and other languages

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



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.
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThiefWyvern Rider
Introduced in
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern Lord
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Introduced in
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
BrawlerCommonerFortress KnightGrapplerGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantNobleWarlockWar Master
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier