Ranger (フォレストナイト Foresuto naito, Forrest Knight in the Japanese version) is a horse-mounted combat physical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

This class shares its English name with Ike's class from Path of Radiance, but they are unrelated. This is a Second Tier mounted class that can use Bows and Swords, whereas the Ranger class from Path of Radiance is a First Tier unmounted Lord class that only uses Swords.

History in the SeriesEdit

In its original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, the Forrest Knight is the promoted form of the Free Knight class, wielding Swords as its sole weapon of choice. The class's Skill and Speed are superior to those boasted by the Paladin class.

The class is then absent in the series until the onset of The Sacred Stones, where it is referred to as the Ranger in localized versions of the game. One of the promoted forms of both the Archer and Mercenary classes, Rangers are able to equip both Swords and Bows, but lose the ability to mount Ballistae.

The Forrest Knight/Ranger class is retired from the series subsequently, its role taken up by the Bow Knight classes in later installments.



Like all mounted units, Rangers generally have great mobility, although they may be considered slower as compared to other mounted units. Rangers are noted for being the only horseback-mounted unit that is able to navigate across water, a feat that is normally something only Berserkers, Pirates, Thieves or flying units are able to perform.


Base StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 408015120839--FE4 Sword A
FE5 (Mounted) 24 5 1 6 7 0 5 - 9 7 - FE5 Sword Icon D
FE5 (Dismounted) 24 5 1 6 7 0 4 - 6 7 - FE5 Sword Icon D
FE8 217/6-6706/53/479/8-Sword D Bow D

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 80231530273023189--FE4 Sword A
FE5 80202020202020-2020-FE5 Sword Icon A
FE8 6025/23-28303024/2223/251525-Sword S Bow S

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str MagSkl SpdLck DefRes Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 100%30%10%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE5 50%20%3%15%10%10%15%-----
FE8 60%25%-30%35%25%15%15/20%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE4 RemoveRe-MoveHidden innate skill of all flying and mounted units.


Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE4 FE4 Free Knight SpriteFree KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Forrest Knight SpriteForrest Knight
FE5 FE5 Free knightFree KnightUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Free Knight.FE5 Forest knightForrest Knight
FE8 FE8 Archer Map SpriteArcherUse OrionsboltOrion's Bolt on a Level 10+ Archer.FE8 Ranger Map SpriteRanger
FE8 FE8 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenary Use a HerocrestHero Crest on a Level 10+ Mercenary. FE8 Ranger Map SpriteRanger

Notable RangersEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Thracia 776Edit

The Sacred StonesEdit