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The Pegasus Knight (ペガサスナイト Pegasasu naito) is a pegasus-mounted combat physical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. In almost all the class' iterations through the years, it has been female-exclusive, featuring warriors straddling Pegasus steeds and outfitted with Lances as their primary weapons of choice. It is also of note that Pegasus Knights tend to hail from locations that possess wintry climates.

History in the SeriesEdit

In their original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Pegasus Knights are able to wield both Swords and Lances as their weapons of choice. They promote into Dracoknights in this installment.

In Gaiden, the Pegasus Knight class wields solely Lances and promotes into the Falcon Knight class instead, gaining the ability to inflict effective damage against Monsters upon promotion.

In Mystery of the Emblem, Pegasus Knights are reverted to promoting into Dracoknights yet again. They use only Lances when mounted, reverting to Sword use only when dismounted. While all playable Pegasus Knights are female, the generic enemy Pegasus Knights are male.

Beginning from Genealogy of the Holy War, the Pegasus Knight class is cleanly separated from the Dragon Knight class, with the Falcon Knight class reintroduced and instituted to be the staple promoted form of the Pegasus Knight. In this installment, Pegasus Knights, like their Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light predecessors, are able to arm Swords alongside Lances. All Pegasus Knights within the game are explicitly female.

Pegasus Knight is the promoted form of the Pegasus Rider class in Thracia 776. Karin is the only playable member of the Pegasus Rider class. It is explained within the game that Pegasi usually only accept females as riders, establishing the class as mostly female.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, Pegasus Knights are identical to their portrayal in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, having access to both Swords and Lances and being able to promote into Dragon Knight. Pegasus Knight is also the promoted form of the Princess class, requiring the use of a ☆Pegasus Flute to be used in order for the promotion to take place.

To pay homage to their earlier promotion into the Dracoknight class, the Pegasus Knight is further given the option to promote into the Wyvern Knight class alongside the Falcon Knight class in The Sacred Stones.

In Path of Radiance, Pegasus Knights return to having a singular class change option.

The Pegasus Knight (天馬騎士ペガサスナイト Pegasasu naito) class is further able to promote into the Seraph Knight class after promoting into the Falcoknight class in Radiant Dawn. Pegasus Knight itself is technically unplayable as the returning Pegasus Knight from Path of Radiance, Marcia, is recruited as a Falcoknight. Despite this Pegasus Knights still advances to Falcoknight in the game data.

In Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, remakes of the Archanea Series, the Dracoknight class is re-instated as the main promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class. Usage of special Elysian Whips in these two titles grants Pegasus Knights access to the Falcon Knight class.

In Awakening, Pegasus Knights are further able to promote into Dark Flier alongside Falcon Knight, a class defined by a black pegasus steed and the ability to wield Tomes alongside Lances.

The class is renamed Sky Knight (天馬武者 Tenma Musha, lit. Pegasus Warrior) in Fates and is made unisex. Treated as a Hoshidan class, the Sky Knight is able to promote either into the classic Falcon Knight class or the Kinshi Knight class. The latter class sees Sky Knights swooping into battle atop the backs of mythical Kinshi with Bows and Lances. The Sky Knight's Nohrian counterpart is the Wyvern Rider class. There is also a standalone, and personalized variant of the Pegasus Knight class available to a character only obtainable via download with a promotional code.

In the spin-off Fire Emblem Warriors, Pegasus Knights have unique traits as a flying class that gives them the ability to cross over otherwise impassible ravines and over hazardous terrain without taking damage. The class' history as an almost exclusively female class is addressed when Frederick explains to Rowan that Pegasi typically dislike men and thus it is nearly impossible for men to become Pegasus Knights.

In Three Houses, The Pegasus Knight Class is an optional promoted class of the Commoner or Noble class once again for female units only if the unit passes the Certification Exam at Lv. 10 with a Lance Skill Level of C or higher, a Flying Skill Level of D or Higher and an Intermediate Seal.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

The Pegasus Knight may seem fragile, but they are one of the most useful classes to have on the field. Their ability to fly over normally impassable terrain for long distances, alongside their ability to use the Rescue command in later titles, allows them to be used as a type of transport for ground units. Pegasus Knights tend to have very low HP and Defense, a fact that makes them a little more fragile as compared to many other classes. They are also marred by their low Constitution (in games that utilize this stat), a fact that necessitates the need for them to wield lightweight weapons to prevent chronic Attack Speed losses. Pegasus Knights do possess quite a number of merits, however; their high Speed, for instance, is one of their defining traits, aiding them immensely in consistently dodging attacks. They are also fairly strong in terms of Resistance, positing them as effective dispatchers of magic-based enemies.

During any given skirmish, it is essential that Pegasus Knights are kept out of range of bow-wielding enemies. Already sufficiently fragile due to their low HP and Defense, Pegasus Knights are therefore even more vulnerable when facing such foes, ones who are able to inflict effective damage against them. Apart from this, Pegasus Knights must also be wary of wielders of Wind magic, as these foes are similarly granted the ability to inflict effective damage against them. This is less of an issue as compared to their vulnerability to bow-wielding foes, as their decent Resistance growths can help them tide through at least one or two of such attacks.

Uniform Edit

Characters of the Pegasus Knight class are often depicted outfitted in a tunic, with some of them featured wearing a miniskirt that just covers their hips underneath the tunic. In cases where miniskirts are not worn, the tunic is then lengthened to cover the hip, with most possessing slits on either side of the tunic from the top of their waist to the lower half of their hips. Pegasus Knights also wear a white belt with beige edges around their waist, and which sometimes has a sheath attached to act as sword carriers.

If wearing helmets, they will try to incorporate feathered wing designs on them.

Pegasus Knights often not wear leggings, most are shown wearing knee high or thigh-high socks and boots. However there are exceptions to this such as the Pegasus Knights of Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn, who are depicted wearing pants.

Pegasus Knights are also known to wear arm-length or wrist-length gloves, and in some cases, fingerless gloves. Certain depictions feature them with a headband tied around their heads.

For armour, Pegasus Knights are accustomed to wearing a breastplate, shoulder guards and a round helmet.

In Awakening, the belt worn by Pegasus Knights has an item pouch attached to the rear. Their armour has physical similarities to that of female Greek warriors as a refrence to the fact that Pegasi are a part of Greek mythology. Playable Pegasus Knight characters such as Sumia, Cordelia and Cynthia have a unique design for their armour and tunic while generic Pegasus Knights don't have any outstanding features.

In Fates, the Sky Knight uniform is similar to the Pegasus Knights of Awakening, minus the chest armor. The coloring and pattern is quite similar to Cordelia's version of the uniform. Their pauldrons are segmented and styled after Japanese armor.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1164-5110608--Lance/Sword 9
FE2268-390777--Lance
FE3165-570668--Lance 9
FE435707120578--FE4 Lance B FE4 Sword B
FE517
4
Mounted
/
3
Dismounted
5
5
Mounted
/
4
Dismounted
8
Mounted
/
6
Dismounted
0
3
Mounted
/
2
Dismounted
-
9
Mounted
/
6
Dismounted
5-FE5 Lance Icon D
FE5 Sword Icon E
Foot only
TS20
5
Mounted
/
3
Dismounted
6
Mounted
/
0
Dismounted
4
Mounted
/
2
Dismounted
7
Mounted
/
4
Dismounted
0
3
Mounted
/
2
Dismounted
-
7
Mounted
/
4
Dismounted
--TS Lance TS Sword 2
FE6144-5503275-Lance D
FE7144-5503275-Lance D
FE8144-5503275-Lance D
FE91440480328723FE9 Lance D
FE101650690688723FE10 Lance D
FE111642570568--FE12 Lance E
FE121642570708--FE12 Lance E
FE131642780467--LanceIconFE13 E
FE141630574267--FE14 Lance E
FE15208-476467--Echoes lance weapon type icon

MaximumEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE15220-20202020208--Lance/Sword 20
FE25240-40404040407--Lance
FE35220-20202020208--Lance 20
FE480221522273020228--FE4 Lance B FE4 Sword B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Lance Icon A
FE5 Sword Icon A
Foot only
FE66020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE76020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE86020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE940201520204020208723FE9 Lance B
FE1040201520203515158723FE10 Lance A
FE1160202020202020208--FE12 Lance A
FE1260202020202020208--FE12 Lance A
FE1360242328273022257--LanceIconFE13 A
FE1435191621232518257--FE14 Lance B

Growth RatesEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE665%35%-40%40%12%25%35%----
FE765%35%-40%40%35%12%35%----
FE865%35%-40%40%35%12%35%----
FE965%40%20%55%55%35%35%50%----
FE1065%35%15%50%50%45%35%35%----
FE1130%10%-10%20%30%0%10%-10%----
FE1230%10%-10%20%30%0%10%-10%----
FE1340%15%5%25%25%0%5%10%----
FE140%10%0%10%15%20%0%20%----
FE15
-5%
Player
/
120%
Enemy
-5%
Player
/
50%
Enemy
-
Player
/
-
Enemy
0%
Player
/
50%
Enemy
5%
Player
/
50%
Enemy
5%
Player
/
0%
Enemy
-5%
Player
/
40%
Enemy
0%
Player
/
20%
Enemy
-%
Player
/
-%
Enemy
-%
Player
/
-%
Enemy
-%
Player
/
-%
Enemy
-%
Player
/
-%
Enemy

Class SkillsEdit

SkillRequirements
FE4RemoveRe-MoveInnate hidden skill of all flying and mounted units.
TSTS Re-MoveRe-MoveBase skill of Pegasus Knight and Dragon Knight classes.
FE10CantoCantoBase skill of all flying and mounted units.
FE13Speed+2Speed +2
RefreshiconRelief
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Darting BlowDarting Blow
Eastern HeartCamaraderie
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.

PromotionsEdit

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE1 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE2FE2 Pegasus Knight Map IconPegasus KnightVisit a Shrine after reaching Level 12.FE2 Falcon Knight Map IconFalcon Knight
FE3FE3 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip (FE3)Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus KnightFE3 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE4FE4 Pegasus Knight SpritePegasus KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Falcon Knight SpriteFalcon Knight
FE5FE5 peg riderPegasus RiderUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Pegasus Rider.FE5 peg knightPegasus Knight
TSPrincessPrincessUse a Dragon Flute☆Pegasus Flute on Sasha.PegknightPegasus Knight
TS PegknightPegasus KnightUse a Dragon FluteDragon Flute on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.DragknightDragon Knight
FE6FE8 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE7FE8 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE8FE8 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE8 Wyvern Knight Map SpriteWyvern Knight
FE9FE9 Marcia Pegasus Knight Sprite
Pegasus Knight
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE9 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite
Falcon Knight
FE10Pegasus KnightUse a FE10mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight or train a Pegasus Knight to Level 21.FE10 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite
Falcon Knight
FE11FE11 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight
Use an FE11elysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
FE11 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE11 Falcoknight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE12FEDS Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
Use an FE11elysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
FEDS Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FEDS Falcoknight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE13FE13 Generic Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE13 Generic Falcon Knight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE13 Generic Dark Flier Map SpriteDark Flier
FE14FE14 Generic Sky Knight Map SpriteSky KnightUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Sky Knight.FE14 Generic Falcon Knight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
FE14 Generic Kinshi Knight (F) Map SpriteKinshi Knight
FE16FE16 Hilda Pegasus KnightTake Certification Exam with a Level 10 character with a Lance Proficiency of C or higher and a Flying Proficiency of D or higherFalcon Knight
FEWWarriors Hinoka SpriteWarriors Cordelia sprite
Pegasus Knight /
Sky Knight
Use a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Sky Knight or Pegasus Knight.Warriors Hinoka SpriteFalcon Knight

List of Pegasus KnightsEdit

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Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Mystery of the Emblem/Shadow Dragon/New Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

  • Erinys - One of the four Pegasus Knights of Silesse in the first generation.
  • Fee - Silessean Pegasus Knight and the daughter of Erinys in the second generation.
  • Hermina - Silessean Pegasus Knight who takes Fee's spot if Erinys does not have children.

Thracia 776Edit

  • Misha - Mercenary Pegasus Knight from Silesse and the daughter of Deet'var.
  • Promotion for: Karin

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga Edit

  • Mahter - Pegasus Knight of Salia.
  • Frau - Pegasus Knight of Salia and younger sister of Mahter.
  • Verna - Pegasus Knight of Salia and older sister of Mahter.
  • Promotion for: Sasha

The Binding BladeEdit

  • Shanna - A cheerful and optimistic Pegasus Knight trainee and the younger sister of Juno and Thea.
  • Thea - The second of three sisters who is talented and sincere, but can be lacking in flexibility.

The Blazing BladeEdit

  • Florina - A shy, gentle Ilian Pegasus Knight and the younger sister of Fiora and Farina who loves animals.
  • Fiora - Ilian Pegasus Knight and commander of Ilia's 5th Wing of Pegasus Knights.
  • Farina - Ilian Pegasus Knight and member of the Strongwings, Ilia's 3rd Wing of Pegasus Knights.

The Sacred StonesEdit

  • Vanessa - Frelian Knight and younger sister of Syrene.
  • Tana - The somewhat naive princess of Frelia, who is also cheery and very sociable.

Path of Radiance/Radiant DawnEdit

AwakeningEdit

  • Sumia - A gentle Shepherd who enjoys flower fortunes and shows talent at working with animals.
  • Cordelia - The humble and supremely talented sole survivor of Ylisse's pegasus knights.
  • Cynthia - Sumia's enthusiastic daughter who enters combat with a speech on her lips and aches to perform valorous deeds.

FatesEdit

  • Hinoka - The eldest Hoshidan princess who prefers battles over court life and excels at watching over others.
  • Subaki - A sky Knight of Hoshido and one of Sakura's retainers who aims for perfection. One of the first playable male Pegasus Knights in the series.
  • Caeldori - The daughter of Subaki who strives to be perfect like her father. She resembles Cordelia in appearance.
  • Shigure - Azura's sensitive and gentle artistic son who has a voice to rival his mother's.
  • Possible reclass option for: Azura, Sakura, Ryoma, Selena.

TriviaEdit

MalePegasusKnight

The male Pegasus Knights appearing in Mystery of the Emblem are the first in the entire series until Fates. Note the male rider in comparison to the playable female one.

  • In Mystery of the Emblem, enemy Pegasus Knights appear to be male, making them the first known male Pegasus Knights in the series. In Fates, the class has become unisex with Subaki officially being first male Pegasus unit under the player's control.
  • In The Blazing Blade, enemy Pegasus Knights appear female and are otherwise indistinguishable from allied Pegasus Knights, except that they use the male mounted formula for AID, giving them the highest AID of any unit in the game, 20.
  • Pegasus Knights are generally female due to the myth of the unicorn, which states that only pure-hearted maidens could approach Pegasi. Pegasi within the series alternate between being traditional pegasi or an alicorn/winged unicorn.

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