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“This one is called the Altar of the Marksman. Astride his great oliphant, he turned the world into a sea of fire. Only those who walk the path of the bow knight may receive his boon.”
—Hermit explaining the Oliphantier class.

Oliphantier (エレファント Erefanto, Elephant) is a class that first appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is an Overclass and functions as the promotion for the Bow Knight class.

In Game[]

Class Skills[]

FE15Echoes Class Skill icon.pngBowrange +3Base skill of the Oliphantier class.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE15Bow KnightVisit the Altar of the Marksman when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.Elephant map sprite.gifOliphantier


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.

Notable Oliphantiers[]

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]


'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.


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