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Sword Knight

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Sword Knight

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Mounted knights who have mastered both horsemanship and the art of the sword.





The Sword Knight (Japanese: 剣騎士ソードナイト Sword Knight) class is a class of sword-wielding knights on horseback who have appeared in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. They are one of four classes, the Sword Knight, Lance Knight, Axe Knight, and Bow Knight classes, which are divisions of the Cavalier class. They are playable only in Path of Radiance, and there are no playable sword knights in Radiant Dawn.

Sword knights use swords, so they can attack from adjacent spaces. They have useful stats in all categories, and their high movement lets them move around quickly, although they cannot cross certain terrain. Since they have low resistance, like other physical classes, they are often vulnerable to magic-using enemies.

In Path of Radiance, sword knights can promote to paladins. In Radiant Dawn, they change class to the Blade Paladin class and can promote again to the Gold Knight class.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 20/18 5 0 2 5/6 0 6/5 0/1 8 10/7 33/29 -- GCNRankSword.gif D
Radiant Dawn 19 6 0 5 8 0 8 0 8 10 34 -- WiiRankSword.png D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 ? ? GCNRankSword.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 ? ? WiiRankSword.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Path of Radiance 70/65% 45/35% 15/20% 40% 50/55% 30% 45% 40/50% -- --
Radiant Dawn 70% 45% 15% 40% 45% 25% 40% 40% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

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

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Sword Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Blade Paladin
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Gold Knight

Playable sword knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Makalov Path of Radiance
Playable Sword Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

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Game Text
Path of Radiance Mounted knights with swift movement who can wield a variety of weapons. ??
Radiant Dawn Mounted knights who have mastered both horsemanship and the art of the sword. ??


  • There is an enemy in the Kirby series called a Sword Knight.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sword Knight Shortened as Sword Kn in Radiant Dawn.
Japanese ソードナイト
• Officially romanized as Sword Knight; this katakana-only name is used in Path of Radiance.
• Officially romanized as Sword Knight. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 剣騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ソードナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Cab. espada Sword Knight
French Cav. bretteur Fencer Cavalier
German Schwertritter Sword Knight
Italian Cav. spada Sword Knight



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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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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Introduced in
Fire Emblem
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Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
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Introduced in
Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
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Introduced in
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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Introduced in
Three Houses
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