The Holy Knight (ホーリーナイト Hōrī Naito) class is a class that has been introduced in TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga and reappearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is a horse-riding, magic-using Master-level class who defends themselves with swords or lances, as well as using their Light/Faith magic to both smite their enemies and heal, and support, their allies.
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Class Ability of Holy Knights.
Class Ability of Holy Knights.
Mastery Ability of Holy Knights.
TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga
The class is associated with the Shining Knights, the guards of the apostle, and were led by Denimud, the husband of Silpha and the father of Sanacia. When apostle Silpha was assassinated, the knights were informed by the page Paramythis that the killers were sent by King Mordias IV himself, and not by the Raze Empire as officially claimed. Outraged, the knights turned against the king; the resulting conflict lasted for several years and ended with almost all of the knights exterminated.
In gameplay, it has the distinction of being the only mounted class that can also use magic. Additionally, it has better mobility than nearly all other mounted classes; it possesses the Light Cavalry movement type when mounted, and the Light Infantry movement type while dismounted. The player can recruit only one Holy Knight in the lategame, Paramythis.
A male version of the class exists within the game, and is distinguished by its ability to use Anima magic. However, it is not encountered in battle and only used by certain NPCs during cutscenes. Interestingly, none of the NPCs assigned the male version of the class are members of the Shining Knights.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
On paper, Holy Knights can be considered the promoted form of Bishops and are the white magic clone of the Dark Knight, allowing them to do two jobs at once, that being supporting their allies and attacking enemies.
In practice, Holy Knights try to do these two jobs and succeed at neither of them. Holy Knights do not have the class abilities that allows Bishops the ability to support their allies as well as they do, since Holy Knights don't have double the amount of white magic charges nor can they bolster their healing capabilities that Bishops can do. In terms of offense, they are also outclassed by their older brother the Dark Knight, as White Tomefaire is useless on the basis of there being only 4 offensive White Magic spells, which means many candidates for Holy Knight rely on solely Nosferatu for White magic damage. Lysithea is the "lucky" character to learn two additional unique offensive white magic spells that isn't Nosferatu.
Notable Holy Knights
- Easily (all 3 req's are strengths) accessible promotion for: Marianne
- Accessible (2 out of 3 req's are strengths) promotion for: Ferdinand, Bernadetta, Dimitri, Sylvain, Ingrid, Lorenz, Leonie, Gilbert, and Anna
- Rodrigue - Head of House Fraldarius and Felix's father.
- Daphnel: One of the Ten Elites, original bearer of the Crest of Daphnel, and founder of House Daphnel.