—Hermit explaining the Oliphantier class.
|FE15||Bowrange +3||Base skill of the Oliphantier class.|
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class|
|FE15||Bow Knight||Visit the Altar of the Marksman when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.||Oliphantier|
As the class name suggests, Oliphantiers are meant to imitate the appearance of elephant-mounted archers. The horse mount is fitted with a face armor with features like a trunk and a pair of tusks. The rider's uniform is inspired from the elephant archers of medieval India, as they have a history of using these kind of troops in the past.
Regardless of what weapon they have equipped, all Oliphantiers wield a strange, futuristic-looking bow with many mechanical-looking moving parts, which fire arrows that explode upon contact with the enemy.
'Oliphant' was an old word for 'elephant'. It may also be a reference to the elephant gun. The English name is also very similar to "oliphaunt". The oliphaunts, also called Mûmakil, were giant elephant creatures from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. The Haradrim, humans from the south who allied with Sauron, used them as battle vehicles.
The Japanese name of the class share its name with a powerful Ballista.