“A seasoned and well-balanced wyvern rider on a new mount.”
—In-game description in Awakening

The Griffon Rider (グリフォンナイト Gurifon naito, lit. Griffon Knight in the Japanese version) is a Griffon-mounted combat physical class that is exclusive to Fire Emblem Awakening.


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Griffon knights are the alternative promoted form of the Wyvern Rider class, opposite Wyvern Lord, and replacing Wyvern Knight from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. the Griffon Rider class wields Axes as it sole weapon of choice. Griffon Riders are treated as both Aerial and Beast units, and are thus vulnerable to a combination of Bows, Wind Tomes and beast-slaying weapons.


The Griffon Rider is a class that is known for its remarkably average stats across the board as well as its extreme mobility,which is bested only by that of units armed with Galeforce.

Griffon Riders possess more balanced stats than those of the Wyvern Lord or the promoted Pegasus Knight classes. Compared to the Wyvern Lord, Griffon Riders have better Speed and Skill, but lower Strength and Defense. While they're fairly well balanced, other fliers may do better depending on the situation. As a compromise between these two extremes, they can be considered the aerial equivalent of Heroes. They are, however, marred by their poor resistance, which is carried over from their previous class, even with the use of Iote's Shield. Furthermore, they are limited to wielding Axes, resulting in a lack of various weaponry, especially if facing a unit with Axebreaker.

Deliverer increases the user's Movement by 2 when he/she is in a Pair Up. This pushes their movement to 10, or 11 with specific units. With use of Rally Heart and Rally Movement, a maximum move of 13 can be achieved, and when used with Galeforce, one can cover an extremely large area. The very high movement can also be used to bring units like Generals, who have very poor movement and struggle to reach the front line.

Lancebreaker gives the user a bonus of 50 points to both their Hit Rate and Avoid against Lance wielders permanently, making them excellent against those with high Skill in particular. This allows them to emerge victorious more frequently when facing against any lance user in battle. Notably, it makes them close to a hard-counter to Falcon Knights (who barely lack the speed to double Griffon Riders) and allows them to overcome their weakness to the Beast Killer.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE13 22901090838--AxeIconFE13 E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE13 80403043414540308--AxeIconFE13 A

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE13 45%25%0%20%20%0%5%5%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE13 CarrierDeliverer
Learnt at Level 5.
Learnt at Level 15.


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE13 FE13 Generic Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE13 Griffon RiderGriffon Rider

Notable Griffon RidersEdit