The Horseman (ホースメン Hōsumen) is a horse-mounted combat physical class that is introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. The promoted form of the Hunter class, the Horseman arms Bows as its primary weapon of choice, and is, in the remakes of the Archanea Series, also able to wield Swords as its secondary weapon. This class is exclusive to the Archanea Series, although similar classes like the Bow Knight are featured in almost all other games.

History in the Series[edit | edit source]

In their original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Horsemen act as a standalone class, and is completely disparate from the Hunter class. This incarnation of the class wields Bows as its sole weapon of choice.

Beginning from Mystery of the Emblem, Horsemen begin to act as the promoted form of the Hunter class. This iteration of the class also wields Bows as its sole weapon of choice.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga and TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga, Horsemen are instituted as first-tier units that further promote into Mamlukes when the necessary requirements are met.

In Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, remakes of the Archanea Series, the Horseman class is again the promoted form of the Hunter class. This version of the class closely resembles the Ranger class from earlier titles, as it is able to arm Swords alongside Bows.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

In Shadow Dragon, Horsemen have maximum stat caps similar to that of Swordmasters. Combined with their ability to use Bows and their base Movement of 9, Horsemen thus make for excellent units to deploy in WiFi battles. The only two downsides to the Horseman class is their relatively low growth rates, and their vulnerability to weapons like the Poleax.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1164-170409--Bow 3
FE3206-660609--Bow 6
TS206/505/46/403/2-7/4--TS Bow.png 2
FE112061680639--FE12 Sword.png E FE12 Bow.png D
FE122061680639--FE12 Sword.png E FE12 Bow.png D

Maximum[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE152202020202020209--Bow 20
FE352202020202020209--Bow 20
TS60201519193017-12--TS Bow.png 17
FE1160242028303023239--FE12 Sword.png A FE12 Bow.png A
FE1260242028303023239--FE12 Sword.png A FE12 Bow.png A

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE360%10%-10%10%0%10%0%----
FE1140/60%20/10%-15/0%15/30%25/30%0%5/10%-15/10%----
FE1240/60%20/10%-15/0%15/30%25/30%0%5/10%-15/10%----

Promotions[edit | edit source]

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE3FE3 Hunter Map Sprite.gifHunterUse FE3 Orion's Bolt.pngOrion's Bolt on a Level 10+ Hunter.FE3 Horseman Map Sprite.gifHorseman
TSHorsemen.gifHorsemanUse a TRSKnightProof.gifKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Horseman.Mamluke.gifMamluke
FE11FE11 Hunter Map Sprite.gifHunterUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.FE11 Horseman Map Sprite.gifHorseman
FE12FEDS Hunter Map Sprite.gifHunterUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.FEDS Horseman Map Sprite.gifHorseman

Notable Horsemen[edit | edit source]

Horseman.png

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Archanea Saga[edit | edit source]

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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