The Forrest Knight (also known as the Ranger in the western releases) is a class in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, they are the promoted version of the Free Knight, and have more speed and skill than a Paladin.

In The Sacred Stones, it is one of the classes an Archer or a Mercenary can promote to, and can use Bows as well as swords. To promote an archer to that class, they must use the Orion's Bolt after they reach level ten. For mercenaries, the level condition remains the same but you must use a Hero Crest instead. A difference between the Ranger and Sniper is that a ranger is unable to mount ballistas.

Like all mounted units, Forrest Knights generally have great mobility, though may be slower than other mounts. Forrest Knights are noted for being the only mounted unit being able to navigate across water, which is something only a Berserker, Pirate, Thief, or flying unit would be able to do.

Maximum Stats

Genealogy of the Holy War

  • HP: 80
  • Str: 23
  • Mag: 15
  • Skl: 30
  • Spd: 27
  • Luck: 30
  • Def: 23
  • Res: 18

Thracia 776

  • HP: 80
  • Str: 20
  • Mag: 20
  • Skl: 20
  • Spd: 20
  • Luck: 30
  • Def: 20
  • Build: 20
  • Move: 20

The Sacred Stones

Notable Forrest Knights

Ranger animation

A Ranger in The Sacred Stones attacking with a bow.

Genealogy of the Holy War

Thracia 776

The Sacred Stones


  • This class shares its name with Ike's class from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, but both of them are completely different since this is a mounted class that can use Bows and a 2nd tier-class & the class from Path of Radiance is a foot-based lord class that only uses Swords and a 1st tier-class.
  • This class also appears in Fire Emblem: Awakening under the name "Bow Knight".


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