The Guard Knight (ガードナイト Gādo naito) is a combat physical class that is exclusive to TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga and TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga. Both of its incarnations have noticeable differences.
History in the Series
In TearRing Saga, the Guard Knight class is the Sword variant of the Spear Knight and Axe Knight classes, but is only available to the enemy. Guard Knight has balanced stats, is in the infantry category and is a tier 1 class assumed to promote into Sergeant. Guard Knight can be compared to the unused Sword Soldier of FE4 as both are a sword variant of a military footman class, fan translations even call the class by that name.
In Berwick Saga, the class is revamped as a Knight-type foot soldier that has access to Large Shields and is the only non armored class to have this distinction. The class is called Guardian in fan translations. The class has higher Defense then regular classes, but slightly lower base Defense then regular armored classes. While the class has only four Movement points, the playable Guard Knight, Marcel, has a skill giving him only 3 Movement points until Level 14, the same as armored classes.
In TearRing Saga, guard knights wear the same uniform as the other guard variants. This means they wear a lightly armored tunic with shoulder pads with a short cape.
In Berwick Saga, Guardian are greatly redesigned and wear a similar uniform to the General class within the game. This means they wear a sleek, but heavy set of plate armor covering most of their body complete with a long cape and a small kilt. Generic Guard Knights wear helmets. Unlike their TearRing Saga incarnation, the animations of the Guard Knight class depict the unit slowly trudging forward with their heavy steps rattling the ground, much like how Generals animate.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class|
|TS||Guard Knight||Use a Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Guard Knight.||Sergeant|
Notable Guard Knights
- Marcel - A Narvian knight serving under Maximilian.
- In Vestaria Saga I, the Guard Knight appears similar to its Berwick incarnation except it uses lances. The class promotes to Armor Knight.