The Dark Flier (ダークペガサス Dāku pegasasu, lit. Dark Pegasus in the Japanese version of Awakening) is a Pegasus-mounted combat physical and magical class introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening. One of the promoted forms of the Pegasus Knight class in Awakening and a DLC-exclusive class in Fates, the Dark Flier class wields Tomes and Lances as its weapons of choice.
In Fates, the Dark Flier class is renamed to Dark Falcon (ダークファルコン Dāku farukon). In this title, the class is unisex, requiring the use of DLC-exclusive Ebon Wings in order for characters to gain access to it.
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.
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.
|Learnt at Level 5.|
Learnt at Level 15.
|Learnt at Level 1 and above.|
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
Learnt at Level 25 and above.
Learnt at Level 35 and above.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class|
|FE13||Pegasus Knight||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.||Dark Flier|
|FE14||(Any character)||Use an Ebon Wing.||Dark Falcon|
Notable Dark Fliers
- 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.