Hunter (ハンター Hantaa) is a combat physical class introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and appears in several later installments and both TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga and TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga. Wielding Bows as their sole weapon of choice, Hunters are skilled in forest and mountain combat and possess higher Strength and Speed than Archers.

History in the SeriesEdit

In their original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Hunters are regarded as the counterpart to the Archer class who trade Defense for Strength. Like several classes, hunters are unable to promote in the game. Hunter characters in the game tended to be grouped with criminals such as Bandits, and Pirates.

Beginning from Mystery of the Emblem, Hunters are able to promote into Horsemen with an Orion's Bolt, a class that grants them a horse for superior field movement and dodging capabilities.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, Hunters are relegated to an Enemy class. In comparison to the playable Bow Fighter class, Hunters have higher HP in exchange for less Skill, and Speed. With Horseman being replaced by Arch Knight in the game, Hunters are implied to promote to Warrior.

Hunters had more or less the same role as an enemy exclusive class in Thracia 776. They were given new battle animations, as well as higher defense than Bow Fighters.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Hunters appear as a bow variant of the Bandit class and are only available to the enemy. They are common enemies encountered in the starting maps of the game.

In the remakes, Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, Hunters return, and are put in the heavy Reclassing category. Hunters retain the ability to promote to Horseman, not only gaining a mount but also the ability to wield Swords.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 186-150306--Bow 5
FE3 186-460406--Bow ?
FE4 3570070506--FE4 Bow ?
FE5 20300002-6--FE5 Bow Icon D
TS 18405502-4--TS Bow 3
FE11 1860460306--FE12 Bow E
FE12 1860460306--FE12 Bow E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 5220-20202020206--Bow 20
FE3 5220-20202020206--Bow 20
FE4 80201515223020156--FE4 Bow ?
FE5 80202020202020-2020-FE5 Bow Icon A
TS 60191520203017-12--TS Bow 18
FE11 60202020202020206--FE12 Bow A
FE12 60202020202020206--FE12 Bow A

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE3 60%10%-10%10%0%10%10%---
FE4 100%30%0%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE5 70%20%0%15%15%10%10%0%20%---
FE11 40%20%-15%15%25%0%5%-15%----
FE12 40%20%-15%15%25%0%5%-15%----


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE3 FE3 Hunter Map SpriteHunterUse FE3 Orion's BoltOrion's Bolt on a Level 10+ Hunter.FE3 Horseman Map SpriteHorseman
FE11 FE11 Hunter Map SpriteHunterUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.FE11 Horseman Map SpriteHorseman
FE12 FEDS Hunter Map SpriteHunterUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.FEDS Horseman Map SpriteHorseman

Notable HuntersEdit

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow DragonEdit

  • Castor - A citizen of Talys who takes up arms in order to earn money to pay for his ailing mother's medication.

Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

  • Warren - A hunter from Macedon who initially allies himself with the rebel army for monetary purposes.


  • In Genealogy of the Holy War, the Hunter battle graphics are identical to that of a bow-using Warrior, save for a yellow palette.
  • The playable Wood Shooter in TearRing Saga, Thomas, is known as the hunter and frequently refers to being better shooter using a bow on foot. Based off this, Thomas's high speed stats, and overall look matching the sprite used for enemy Hunter units, he was of the hunter class before being assigned to work as a Wood Shooter.