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{{ClassInfobox
 
{{ClassInfobox
|image = [[File:AwakeningDarkFlierPortrait.png]]
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|image = AwakeningDarkFlierPortrait.png
|title = Dark Flier
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|caption = Generic class portrait of a Dark Flier from ''Awakening''.
|firstseen = [[Fire Emblem: Awakening]]
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|jap_name={{Hover|ダークペガサス|Dāku Pegasasu}}, Dark Pegasus<br>
|promofrom = [[Pegasus Knight]] <sup>(FE13 Only)</sup>
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{{Hover|ダークファルコン|Dāku farukon}}, Dark Falcon <small>([[FE14]])</small>
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|name=
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|firstseen = [[Fire Emblem Awakening]]
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|promofrom = [[Pegasus Knight]] <small>([[FE13]])</small>
 
|promoto = -
 
|promoto = -
|weapons = [[Lance (weapon)|Lance]], [[Tome]]
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|weapons = [[File:LanceIconFE13.png]][[Lance (weapon)|Lance]]<br>
|skills = [[Rally Movement]], [[Galeforce]] <sup>(FE13-14)</sup><br>[[Relief]], [[Speed +2]]<sup>(FE14 Only)</sup>}}
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[[File:TomeIconFE13.png]][[Tome]]
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|skills = [[Rally Movement]] <small>([[FE13]], [[FE14]])</small><br>
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[[Galeforce]] <small>([[FE13]], [[FE14]])</small><br>
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[[Relief]] <small>([[FE14]])</small><br>
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[[Speed +|Speed +2]] <small>([[FE14]])</small><br>
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[[Canto]] <small>([[FE16]])</small><br>
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[[Black Tomefaire]] <small>([[FE16]])</small><br>
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[[Transmute]] <small>([[FE16]])</small>
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}}The '''Dark Flier''' is a class that debuted in ''[[Fire Emblem Awakening]]''.
   
The '''Dark Flier''' (ダークペガサス '''Dark Pegasus''' in the Japanese version of ''Awakening'') is a possible promotion for [[Pegasus Knight]]s from ''[[Fire Emblem: Awakening]]''. They are female-only knights who ride into battle astride a black [[pegasus]], and who can wield lances and tomes.
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==History in the Series==
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A [[Pegasus]]-mounted combat physical and magical class, it is one of the promoted forms of the [[Pegasus Knight]] class in ''Awakening'' and a DLC-exclusive class in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates|Fates]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Three Houses|Three Houses]]'', the Dark Flier class wields [[Tome]]s and [[Lance (weapon)|Lances]] as its weapons of choice.
   
The '''Dark Falcon''' class was introduced in ''[[Fire Emblem Fates]]'' as a unisex version of the class. However, this class requires the use of a [[Ebon Wing]] instead of a promotion from the [[Pegasus Knight|Sky Knight]] class.
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In its original inception in ''Awakening'', the Dark Flier class is introduced as the alternate promoted form of the [[Pegasus Knight]] class. This class is credited as being the pioneer flying class that is able to wield offensive magic for combat purposes.
   
==Combat==
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In ''Fates'', the Dark Flier class is renamed to '''Dark Falcon'''. In this title, the class is unisex and treated as Nohrian, requiring the use of DLC-exclusive [[Ebon Wing]]s in order for characters to gain access to it.
Dark Fliers are a little different than [[Pegasus Knight|Pegasus Knights]] and [[Falcon Knight|Falcon Knights]] as they are more offensively diverse. They have the ability to utilize Lances and Tomes allowing them to exploit enemy defenses properly and have good mobility on all terrains. Their new stat caps favor their [[Magic (stat)|Magic]] stat and their [[Strength]] stat now slightly trails behind meaning that they can use [[Tome]]s much more effectively than [[Lance (weapon)|Lances]]. Their magic will take time to build, but it will be worth it in the end when they can use more powerful tomes. This makes them extremely good for taking down high defense units like [[General]]s and now can counterattack [[Sniper]]s and no longer needs to worry about weapon range while being limited to [[Javelin]]s, [[Short Spear]]s, and [[Spear]]s. Overall they are a much more mobile version of the [[Dark Knight (Awakening)|Dark Knight]] but with a physical weapon that can attack multiple ranges. However, they retain their weakness to [[Wind (tome)|Wind]] tomes and [[Bow]]s.
 
   
The two skills that Dark Fliers learn are [[Rally Movement]] and [[Galeforce]]. Rally Movement is a good [[Rally]] skill, however it must be used at the beginning of the turn because movement is only useful during the player's phase. Galeforce is arguably one of the best skills in the game, as it allows the user to take out two units in one turn, or retreat to safety when low on HP from a particularly strong unit. Unfortunately, because Dark Fliers are females only, it cannot be accessed by most male characters; of the male roster, only [[Inigo]], [[Owain]], [[Morgan]], and [[Brady]] can have Galeforce through inheritance. Though this is only the case with ''Awakening'' since the class is available to both genders in ''Fates''.
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The Dark Flier class makes a return in ''[[Fire Emblem: Three Houses|Three Houses]]'' as a DLC-exclusive class once again, as well returning to being female gender-locked. A character must be level 20 or higher to take the [[Certification Exam]] using an [[Abyssian Exam Pass]]. The recommended level requirements are B+ or higher in [[Reason]] and C or higher in [[Flying Unit|Flying]]. The class gives bonuses to Reason, Flying, and [[Sword]]s.
   
==Stats==
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==Overview==
===Base===
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===Combat===
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Dark Fliers are a little different from Pegasus Knights and [[Falcon Knight]]s, as they are more offensively diverse. They have the ability to utilize both physical Lances and magical Tomes, allowing them to exploit both [[Defense (stat)|Defense]] and [[Resistance]] weaknesses. While the [[Magic (stat)|Magic]] of Dark Fliers will often take time to build up if physical characters are reclassed into the class, it will be well worth the effort eventually when they gain the ability to arm more powerful Tomes. This makes them extremely good for taking down high-Defense units like [[General]]s and counterattacking [[Sniper]]s, dispelling the need to worry about weapon range while being limited to [[Javelin]]s, [[Short Spear]]s and [[Spear]]s. Offsetting the combat prowess of Dark Fliers is the fact that they retain their weakness to [[Wind (tome)|Wind]] tomes and [[Bow]]s.
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====''Awakening''====
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The two skills that Dark Fliers learn are [[Rally Movement]] and [[Galeforce]]. Rally Movement is a good [[Rally]] skill, but should ideally be used at the beginning of each [[Player Phase]]. Galeforce, on the other hand, is arguably one of the best skills in the game, as it allows the user to either take out two units in one turn or retreat to safety when low on HP from a particularly strong unit. Unfortunately, because Dark Fliers are female-only, it cannot be accessed by most male characters; of the male roster, only [[Inigo]], [[Owain]], [[Morgan (Awakening)|Morgan]] and [[Brady]] can access Galeforce through inheritance.
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====''Fates''====
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The Dark Flier class has been adjusted to become a special non-promotable base class. The Dark Flier is massively overpowered compared to unpromoted units, possessing superior movement, stats, and weapon choices regardless of whether the unit excels in physical or magical weapons. Once other classes hit the point of Promotion, however, the Dark Flier is actually a bit weaker relative to its competitors than it was in ''Awakening''.
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Like most magic units in ''Fates'', Dark Fliers possess a poor skill stat, a significant loss from their performance in ''Awakening''. Though they were always physically frail, their physically frailty is more pronounced in ''Fates'', due to the overall lower average HP growth rates as well as the Dark Flier's significantly lowered maximum HP. Though [[Wind]] magic is virtually absent in ''Fates'', the addition of [[Dagger (weapon type)|Shuriken]] makes their magical attacks less viable overall, and the slower rate of weapon EXP growth makes it extremely difficult for Dark Fliers to attack both physically and magically. [[Galeforce]] and [[Rally Movement]] have both been weakened, and are typically obtained much later into the game due to the change to the EXP formula.
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Nevertheless, they are still powerful 1-2 attackers with high Resistance, and their Speed stat has improved relative to the rest of the cast. In fact, after applying the bonuses of Speed +2, Dark Fliers are tied for being the fastest unit in the game.
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==In-Game==
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===Base Stats===
 
{{Classstat
 
{{Classstat
|fe13=19*5*6*8*10*0*5*9*{{Weapon|13|lance}} E {{Weapon|13|tome}} E
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|fe13=19*5*6*8*10*0*5*9*8*-*-*{{Weapon|13|lance}} E {{Weapon|13|tome}} E
|fe14=17*4*7*5*9*4*3*9*{{Weapon|14|lance}} E {{Weapon|14|tome}} E
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|fe14=17*4*7*5*9*4*3*9*8*-*-*{{Weapon|14|lance}} E {{Weapon|14|tome}} E
 
}}
 
}}
   
===Maximum===
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===Maximum Stats===
 
{{Classstat
 
{{Classstat
|fe13=80*36*42*41*42*45*32*41*{{Weapon|13|lance}} A {{Weapon|13|tome}} A
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|fe13=80*36*42*41*42*45*32*41*8*-*-*{{Weapon|13|lance}} A {{Weapon|13|tome}} A
|fe14=45*27*32*28*33*32*26*34*{{Weapon|14|lance}} B {{Weapon|14|tome}} A
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|fe14=45*27*32*28*33*32*26*34*8*-*-*{{Weapon|14|lance}} B {{Weapon|14|tome}} A
 
}}
 
}}
   
===Growth rates===
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===Growth Rates===
 
{{Classstat
 
{{Classstat
|fe13=40%*10%*15%*20%*20%*0%*5%*10%*-
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|fe13=40%*10%*15%*20%*20%*0%*5%*10%*-*-*-*-
|fe14=0%*10%*15%*5%*15%*15%*0%*20%*-
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|fe14=0%*10%*15%*5%*15%*15%*0%*20%*-*-*-*-
 
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}}
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===Class Skills===
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{{ClassSkills
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|fe13=[[File:MovementCry.png]][[Rally Movement]]<br>[[File:Lightningspeedicon.png]][[Galeforce]]*Learnt at Level 5.<br>Learnt at Level 15.
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|fe14=[[File:Speed +2 (FE14).png]][[Speed +|Speed +2]]<br>[[File:Relief (FE14).png]][[Relief]]<br>[[File:Rally Movement (FE14).png]][[Rally Movement]]<br>[[File:Galeforce (FE14).png]][[Galeforce]]*Learnt at Level 1 and above.<br>Learnt at Level 10 and above.<br>Learnt at Level 25 and above.<br>Learnt at Level 35 and above.
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|fe16=[[File:Canto FE16.png|20px]][[Canto]]<br>[[File:Black Tomefaire FE16.png|20px]][[Black Tomefaire]]<br>[[File:Transmute FE16.png|20px]][[Transmute]]*Class Ability of Dark Flier.<br>Class Ability of Dark Flier.<br>Class and Mastery Ability of Dark Flier.
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===Promotions===
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{{ClassPromotions
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|fe13=[[File:FE13 Generic Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gif]][[Pegasus Knight]]*Use a [[File:Master Seal FE13 Icon.png]][[Master Seal]] on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.*[[File:FE13 Generic Dark Flier Map Sprite.gif]]Dark Flier
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|fe14=Any class*Use an [[File:Master Seal FE13 Icon.png]][[Ebon Wing]].*[[File:FE14 Generic Dark Falcon Map Sprite.gif]]Dark Falcon
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|fe16=Any class*Use an [[File:FE16 Seal Icon.png|20px]][[Abyssian Exam Pass]] on a Level 20+ unit and pass the Dark Flier [[Certification Exam]].*[[File:FE16 Dark Flier Icon.gif]]Dark Flier
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==Notable Dark Fliers==
 
==Notable Dark Fliers==
=== Awakening ===
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===''[[Fire Emblem Awakening|Awakening]]''===
*[[Aversa]]
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*[[Aversa]] - A scheming femme fatale who serves as [[Gangrel]]'s subordinate.
 
*[[Catria]] (DLC)
 
*[[Catria]] (DLC)
*Possible promotion for: [[Sumia]], [[Cordelia]], [[Cynthia]], [[Morgan (Awakening)|Morgan (female)]]
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*Possible promotion for: [[Sumia]], [[Cordelia]], [[Cynthia]] and [[Morgan (Awakening)|Morgan (Female)]]
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===''[[Fire Emblem: Three Houses|Three Houses]]''===
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*[[Constance]] - Member of the Ashen Wolves and sole survivor of House Nuvelle's fall during the [[Dagda and Brigid War]].
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*{{Hover|Easily obtained|Both the Reason and Flying requirements are strengths}} promotion for: [[Hapi]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Dark Fliers are one of the rarest classes encountered as enemies, appearing only in the chapters, [[A Man for Flowers]], [[To Slay a God]], [[A Hard Miracle]], and [[Grima (Chapter)|Grima]], aside from [[SpotPass]] teams and the completely random [[Risen]] fights.
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*Dark Fliers are amongst the rarest classes encountered as enemies, appearing only in [[A Man for Flowers|Paralogue 6]], [[To Slay a God|Chapter 25]], [[A Hard Miracle|Paralogue 20]] and [[Grima (Chapter)|Endgame]], aside from [[SpotPass]] teams and the completely random [[Risen]] fights.
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*In Fates, if the [[Capture|capturable]] boss [[Daniela]] is promoted to a Dark Falcon, her model will be glitched, using her [[Strategist|Strategist's]] horse model instead of the usual alicorn. This results in her riding a flying horse with a flickering shadow beneath her.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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File:Dark Pegasus concept.jpg|Concept artwork of the Dark Flier class.
 
File:Dark Pegasus concept.jpg|Concept artwork of the Dark Flier class.
 
File:darkfliermount.jpg|Concept artwork of the Dark Flier mount.
 
File:darkfliermount.jpg|Concept artwork of the Dark Flier mount.
File:FE13 Dark Flier (Aversa).png|[[Aversa]] as a Dark Flier.
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DarkFlierFem.jpg|Concept art of a female Dark Flier in Fates
File:FE13 Aversa Dark Flier Map Sprite.gif|[[Aversa]]'s map sprite as a Dark Flier.
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File:FE13 Dark Flier (Aversa).png|Battle model of [[Aversa]], a Dark Flier from ''Awakening''.
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File:Dark Flier Leo.jpg|Battle model of Leo as a Dark Falcon in ''Fates''.
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File:Unmounted Dark Flier Leo.jpg|Battle model of Leo as a dismounted Dark Falcon in ''Fates''.
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File:FE13 Generic Dark Flier Map Sprite.gif|Map sprite of the Dark Flier class from ''Awakening''.
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File:FE14 Generic Dark Falcon Map Sprite.gif|Map sprite of the Dark Falcon class from ''Fates''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   

Latest revision as of 15:26, April 15, 2020

The Dark Flier is a class that debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening.

History in the SeriesEdit

A Pegasus-mounted combat physical and magical class, it is one of the promoted forms of the Pegasus Knight class in Awakening and a DLC-exclusive class in Fates and Three Houses, the Dark Flier class wields Tomes and Lances as its weapons of choice.

In its original inception in Awakening, the Dark Flier class is introduced as the alternate promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class. This class is credited as being the pioneer flying class that is able to wield offensive magic for combat purposes.

In Fates, the Dark Flier class is renamed to Dark Falcon. In this title, the class is unisex and treated as Nohrian, requiring the use of DLC-exclusive Ebon Wings in order for characters to gain access to it.

The Dark Flier class makes a return in Three Houses as a DLC-exclusive class once again, as well returning to being female gender-locked. A character must be level 20 or higher to take the Certification Exam using an Abyssian Exam Pass. The recommended level requirements are B+ or higher in Reason and C or higher in Flying. The class gives bonuses to Reason, Flying, and Swords.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

Dark Fliers are a little different from Pegasus Knights and Falcon Knights, as they are more offensively diverse. They have the ability to utilize both physical Lances and magical Tomes, allowing them to exploit both Defense and Resistance weaknesses. While the Magic of Dark Fliers will often take time to build up if physical characters are reclassed into the class, it will be well worth the effort eventually when they gain the ability to arm more powerful Tomes. This makes them extremely good for taking down high-Defense units like Generals and counterattacking Snipers, dispelling the need to worry about weapon range while being limited to Javelins, Short Spears and Spears. Offsetting the combat prowess of Dark Fliers is the fact that they retain their weakness to Wind tomes and Bows.

AwakeningEdit

The two skills that Dark Fliers learn are Rally Movement and Galeforce. Rally Movement is a good Rally skill, but should ideally be used at the beginning of each Player Phase. Galeforce, on the other hand, is arguably one of the best skills in the game, as it allows the user to either take out two units in one turn or retreat to safety when low on HP from a particularly strong unit. Unfortunately, because Dark Fliers are female-only, it cannot be accessed by most male characters; of the male roster, only Inigo, Owain, Morgan and Brady can access Galeforce through inheritance.

FatesEdit

The Dark Flier class has been adjusted to become a special non-promotable base class. The Dark Flier is massively overpowered compared to unpromoted units, possessing superior movement, stats, and weapon choices regardless of whether the unit excels in physical or magical weapons. Once other classes hit the point of Promotion, however, the Dark Flier is actually a bit weaker relative to its competitors than it was in Awakening.

Like most magic units in Fates, Dark Fliers possess a poor skill stat, a significant loss from their performance in Awakening. Though they were always physically frail, their physically frailty is more pronounced in Fates, due to the overall lower average HP growth rates as well as the Dark Flier's significantly lowered maximum HP. Though Wind magic is virtually absent in Fates, the addition of Shuriken makes their magical attacks less viable overall, and the slower rate of weapon EXP growth makes it extremely difficult for Dark Fliers to attack both physically and magically. Galeforce and Rally Movement have both been weakened, and are typically obtained much later into the game due to the change to the EXP formula.

Nevertheless, they are still powerful 1-2 attackers with high Resistance, and their Speed stat has improved relative to the rest of the cast. In fact, after applying the bonuses of Speed +2, Dark Fliers are tied for being the fastest unit in the game.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1319568100598--LanceIconFE13 E TomeIconFE13 E
FE141747594398--FE14 Lance E FE14 Tome E

Maximum StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1380364241424532418--LanceIconFE13 A TomeIconFE13 A
FE1445273228333226348--FE14 Lance B FE14 Tome A

Growth RatesEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1340%10%15%20%20%0%5%10%----
FE140%10%15%5%15%15%0%20%----

Class SkillsEdit

SkillRequirements
FE13MovementCryRally Movement
LightningspeediconGaleforce
Learnt at Level 5.
Learnt at Level 15.
FE14Speed +2 (FE14)Speed +2
Relief (FE14)Relief
Rally Movement (FE14)Rally Movement
Galeforce (FE14)Galeforce
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
Learnt at Level 25 and above.
Learnt at Level 35 and above.
FE16Canto FE16Canto
Black Tomefaire FE16Black Tomefaire
Transmute FE16Transmute
Class Ability of Dark Flier.
Class Ability of Dark Flier.
Class and Mastery Ability of Dark Flier.

PromotionsEdit

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE13FE13 Generic Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE13 Generic Dark Flier Map SpriteDark Flier
FE14Any classUse an Master Seal FE13 IconEbon Wing.FE14 Generic Dark Falcon Map SpriteDark Falcon
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal IconAbyssian Exam Pass on a Level 20+ unit and pass the Dark Flier Certification Exam.FE16 Dark Flier IconDark Flier

Notable Dark FliersEdit

AwakeningEdit

Three HousesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Dark Fliers are amongst the rarest classes encountered as enemies, appearing only in Paralogue 6, Chapter 25, Paralogue 20 and Endgame, aside from SpotPass teams and the completely random Risen fights.
  • In Fates, if the capturable boss Daniela is promoted to a Dark Falcon, her model will be glitched, using her Strategist's horse model instead of the usual alicorn. This results in her riding a flying horse with a flickering shadow beneath her.

GalleryEdit

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