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The Pegasus Knight is a pegasus-mounted combat physical class that debuted in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.


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 armor, 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 armor has physical similarities to that of female Greek warriors as a reference 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 armor 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 patterns are quite similar to Cordelia's version of the uniform. Their pauldrons are segmented and styled after Japanese armor.

History in the Series

The Pegasus Knight recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. 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.

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

In Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, 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 Fire Emblem: 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 Fire Emblem: 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 capable of wielding Swords alongside Lances. All Pegasus Knights within the game are explicitly female.

Pegasus Knight is the promoted form of the Pegasus Rider class in Fire Emblem: 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 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 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Pegasus Knights return to having a singular class change option.

The Pegasus Knight (ペガサスナイト天馬騎士) class is further able to promote into the Seraph Knight class after promoting into the Falcoknight class in Fire Emblem: 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 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem: 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 in Fire Emblem Fates and is made unisex. Treated as a Hoshidan class, the Sky Knight can 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 a 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 impassable 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 Fire Emblem: 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. Due to there being no further lance-using infantry classes that aren't tied to Dimitri, Pegasus Knights can be considered to be one of the promoted forms of the Soldier class, the other being the Cavalier.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Pegasus Knight is known as the Eagle Rider. Unlike in other Fire Emblem and Saga titles, Eagle Riders ride on Griffons instead. This is likely due to Pegasus Knights being copyrighted by Intelligence Systems. The class is unisex, but all playable Eagle Riders are female. Eagle Riders wield Swords, Maidenswords and Lances. Eagle Riders can promote into the Raptor Knight and they get to wield Throwing Spears. In certain instances, Eagle Riders are dismounted.

In Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister, playable Eagle Riders possess the Sacred Beast Gem, which allows them to dismount or mount upon use. One Eagle Rider, Orphelia, can use Staves when dismounted.



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 some 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, Pegasus Knights must be 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 can 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.


Base Stats

FE1164-5110608--Lance/Sword 9
FE3165-570668--Lance 9
FE435707120578--FE4 Lance.png B FE4 Sword.png B
FE5174/355/48/603/2-9/65-FE5 Lance Icon.png D FE5 Sword Icon.png E
TS205/36/04/27/403/2-7/4--TS Lance.png TS Sword.png 2
FE6144-5503275-Lance.gif D
FE7144-5503275-Lance.gif D
FE8144-5503275-Lance.gif D
FE91440480328723FE9 Lance.png D
FE101650690688723FE10 Lance.gif D
FE111642570568--FE12 Lance.png E
FE121642570708--FE12 Lance.png E
FE131642780467--LanceIconFE13.png E
FE141630574267--FE14 Lance.png E
FE15208-476467--Echoes lance weapon type icon.png
FE162586788546--FE16 lance icon.png C FE16 flying icon.png D
FE16 3017812141012107---


FE15220-20202020208--Lance/Sword 20
FE35220-20202020208--Lance 20
FE480221522273020228--FE4 Lance.png B FE4 Sword.png B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Lance Icon.png A FE5 Sword Icon.png A
FE66020-20203020201520-Lance.gif A
FE76020-20203020201520-Lance.gif A
FE86020-20203020201520-Lance.gif A
FE940201520204020208723FE9 Lance.png B
FE1040201520203515158723FE10 Lance.gif A
FE1160202020202020208--FE12 Lance.png A
FE1260202020202020208--FE12 Lance.png A
FE1360242328273022257--LanceIconFE13.png A
FE1435191621232518257--FE14 Lance.png B

Growth Rates

FE1615%/30%0%/15%0%0%10%0%0%/25%5%/25%---FE16 sword icon.png +1 FE16 lance icon.png +2 FE16 flying icon.png +2
FE16 30%0%0%10%0%25%25%----FE16 sword icon.png +2 FE16 lance icon.png +3 FE16 flying icon.png +3

Class Skills

FE4Remove.pngRe-MoveInnate hidden skill of all flying and mounted units.
TSTS Re-Move.gifRe-MoveBase skill of Pegasus Knight and Dragon Knight classes.
FE10Canto.pngCantoBase skill of all flying and mounted units.
FE13Speed+2.pngSpeed +2
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Darting Blow.pngDarting Blow
Eastern Heart.pngCamaraderie
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
FE16Canto FE16.pngCanto
Avo+10 FE16.pngAvoid +10
Darting Blow FE16.pngDarting Blow
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.pngTriangle Attack
Base Ability of all flying and mounted units.
Base Ability of Pegasus Knights.
Mastery Ability of Pegasus Knights.
Mastery Art of Pegasus Knights.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE1FE1 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE1 Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE2FE2 Pegasus Knight Map Icon.gifPegasus KnightVisit a Shrine after reaching Level 12.FE2 Falcon Knight Map Icon.gifFalcon Knight
FE3FE3 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip (FE3).pngDragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus KnightFE3 Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE4FE4 Pegasus Knight Sprite.gifPegasus KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Falcon Knight Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE5FE5 peg rider.gifPegasus RiderUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Pegasus Rider.FE5 peg knight.gifPegasus Knight
TSPrincess.gifPrincessUse a Dragon Flute.gif☆Pegasus Flute on Sasha.Pegknight.gifPegasus Knight
TS Pegknight.gifPegasus KnightUse a Dragon Flute.gifDragon Flute on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.Dragknight.gifDragon Knight
FE6FE8 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE7FE8 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE8FE8 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE8 Falconknight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE8 Wyvern Knight Map Sprite.gifWyvern Knight
FE9FE9 Marcia Pegasus Knight Sprite.png
Pegasus Knight
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE9 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite.png
Falcon Knight
FE10Pegasus KnightUse a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight or train a Pegasus Knight to Level 21.FE10 Marcia Falcon Knight Sprite.png
Falcon Knight
FE11FE11 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight
Use an FE11elysianwhip.pngElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
FE11 Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE11 Falcoknight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE12FEDS Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
Use an FE11elysianwhip.pngElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.
FEDS Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FEDS Falcoknight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE13FE13 Generic Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE13 Generic Falcon Knight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE13 Generic Dark Flier Map Sprite.gifDark Flier
FE14FE14 Generic Sky Knight Map Sprite.gifSky KnightUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Sky Knight.FE14 Generic Falcon Knight Map Sprite.gifFalcon Knight
FE14 Generic Kinshi Knight (F) Map Sprite.gifKinshi Knight
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngIntermediate Seal on a Level 10+ unit and pass the Pegasus Knight Certification Exam.FE16 Pegasus Knight Icon.gifPegasus Knight
FEWWarriors Hinoka Sprite.gifWarriors Cordelia sprite.gif
Pegasus Knight /
Sky Knight
Use a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Sky Knight or Pegasus Knight.Warriors Hinoka Sprite.gifFalcon Knight

List of Pegasus Knights


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

Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Genealogy of the Holy War

  • 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 776

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

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga

  • 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 Blade

  • 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 Blade

  • 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 Stones

  • 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 Dawn


  • 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.


  • 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 and, Selena.

Vestaria Saga I

  • Yaeri - A Knight Aquila in service of to the Tenemos of Vesta. Answers to Aslanne.
  • Rubina - A Knight Aquila in service of to the Tenemos of Vesta. Answers to Aslanne.
  • Ma'aya - A Shyft girl who lives with her Father. Her mother died when she was young.
  • Rastelle - A young Knight-Aquila-in-training.
  • Ke'mar - Brother of Ku'than, leader of the Shyft Clan and Ma'aya's father.

Vestaria Saga: The Holy Sword of Silvanister

  • Orphelia - Zade's childhood friend and daughter of Lord Mathiel, Zech's second-in-command.


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 Fire Emblem Fates, the class has become unisex with Subaki officially being the 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.