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The Lance Knight (ランスナイト Ransu Naito) is a horse-mounted combat physical class that rides into battle armed with Lances. Lance Knights are first introduced to the series in Genealogy of the Holy War, where they face stiff competition with other mounted classes that include Cavaliers, Free Knights, Axe Knights and Bow Knights. They return in Thracia 776, where they switch to wielding Swords in indoor battles with the introduction of dismounting mechanics. This feature is criticized for defeating the purpose of Lance Knights and thence making them inferior to the Cavalier class.

History in the Series

In its original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, the Lance Knight is one of the many mounted classes that appear in the Jugdral Series. Like its name suggests, the Lance Knight class specialises in Lances, promoting into Duke Knights when the requirements are met.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Lance Knights are simply known as Lancers. Stat-wise, Lancers are similar to Soldiers, except that they are mounted. There are no playable Lancers.

The Lance Knight class is not seen again until Path of Radiance where it replaces Cavalier altogether, appearing along with the Axe and Bow Knights classes, all three classes promote into the shared Paladin class.

In TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga, the Lance Knight is known as the Spear Knight class, instead their promotion is titled Lance Knight, more like Lance Paladins in function. Their promotion, Lance Knight, has the Lance skill allowing them to use lance subtype of spears. Unlike Cavaliers, Spear Knights can only use Spears and Small Shields. There is also a weaker enemy variant of the class called Spear Rider. This enemy variant is a mounted Spear Soldier, similar to Lancers from Tearring Saga.

In Radiant Dawn, the Lance Knight (槍騎士ランスナイト Ransu naito) promotes into Lance Paladin and thereafter into the Silver Knight class when the necessary requirements are met.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Lance Knight wields Lances and Throwing Spears. It can promote in the Great Lancer.


Base Stats

FE43070660608--FE4 Lance.png B
FE5 (Mounted)20303403-87-FE5 Lance Icon.png E
FE5 (Dismounted)20202202-57-FE5 Sword Icon.png E
TS22503303-7--TS Lance.png 2
FE920/185025/606/50/1810/733/29FE9 Lance.png D
FE10197/40/16/27/507/50/2810/734/31FE10 Lance.gif D

Maximum Stats

FE480221521213021158--FE4 Lance.png B
FE580202020203020-2020-FE5 Lance Icon.png A
TS60201518183018-12--TS Lance.png 17
FE94020152020402020/15810/733/29FE9 Lance.png A
FE104020102020302010810/734/31FE10 Lance.gif A

Growth Rates


Class Skills

FE10Canto.pngCantoBase skill of all mounted and flying units.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE4FE4 Lance Knight Sprite.gifLance KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Duke Knight Sprite.gifDuke Knight
FE5FE5 Lance Knight Sprite.gifLance KnightUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Lance Knight.FE5 Duke Knight.gifDuke Knight
FE9FE9 Oscar Lance Knight Sprite.png
Lance Knight
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Lance Knight.FE9 Oscar Paladin Sprite.png
FE10FE10 Fiona Lance Knight Sprite.png
Lance Knight
Use a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Lance Knight or train a Lance Knight to Level 21.FE10 Fiona Lance Paladin Sprite.png
Lance Paladin

Notable Lance Knights

Genealogy of the Holy War/Thracia 776

Path of Radiance

TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga

  • Sedor: A knight from the Raze Empire of common birth. His kind heart has earned him the love of Minas and consequently the jealousy of Baalzephon.
  • Promotion for: Leon (Berwick Saga), Adel

Radiant Dawn

Vestaria Saga I

  • Urven - A baghatur from the Nyman League. Hoelun's elder cousin.

Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister

  • Alexander - A knight of Cordea and Hestion's best friend. He is the more laid-back of the duo.


  • The Cavalier class only used Lances in Gaiden, making them very similar to Lance Knights.
  • Lance Knights are the only tier 1 Horse Knight in Radiant Dawn to not have a speaking portrait.