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Levail, an enemy Sentinel, in Radiant Dawn.

Legendary lancers who stride battlefields with calm and surety. They wield the skill Impale.




Impale, Shove

The Sentinel (Japanese: 聖槍使いホーリーランサー Holy Lancer; PAL: Lancer) is an advanced infantry class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Sentinels are a rare third-tier promoted class and the final stage in the Soldier class change line, promoting from Halberdiers, and like their lesser forms, they exclusively wield lances.

Sentinels are roughly a lance-wielding counterpart to Trueblades, Reavers and Marksmen, and distinguish themselves with stats that help them perform a bulky offensive role. Their raw strength is stellar, and while their speed and skill are below average, their defense is impressive for a class outside the Knight family. Owing to being both powerful and durable, Sentinels tend to be excellent front-line units and, unlike the Knight family, have movement decent enough to allow them to keep up. Their primary flaws are their speed which, while not terrible, may lead to them being more readily doubled by Trueblades and other faster classes; and their resistance, which is as mediocre as any other physically inclined class. Sentinels are also aided by their exclusive access to the Impale skill, which if activated has a very high chance of taking out a foe in a single blow.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 53 21 3 21 17 0 21/19 8/10 7 12/7 20/14 -- WiiRankLance.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 60/58 35/34 20 35 33/34 30 34/33 27/30 ?? ?? WiiRankLance.png SS

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn 75/65% 45/40% 20% 45/65% 40/60% 25/30% 45/35% 40/35% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii critical +10.png Critical +10 Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii impale.png Impale Innate (mastery skill).

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.

Notable enemy Sentinels

Enemy Units
Name Game
Levail Radiant Dawn
Enemy Sentinel units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Knights whose mastery of the lance are the stuff of legends. They possess the skill Impale. ??
Radiant Dawn
Legendary lancers who stride battlefields with calm and surety. They wield the skill Impale. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sentinel A sentry, guard or watchman, sometimes with the specific context of guarding borders or preventing ambushes.[1]
Lancer A generic term for a lance-wielding soldier. Historically speaking, "lancer" was a common term for lance-armed cavalry units.
Japanese 聖槍使いホーリーランサー Officially romanized as Holy Lancer; literally "holy lance user". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 聖槍使い), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ホーリーランサー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Lancero Lancer
French Maître-lance Lance-master
German Wächter Guard
Italian Lanciere Lancer



  1. Sentinel | Define Sentinel at,, Retrieved: 2015-06-29
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