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

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Forrest Knights are the promoted form of the Free Knight class, wielding Swords as their sole weapon of choice. Their Skill and Speed are superior to those boasted by the Paladin class.

In The Sacred Stones, the Ranger class is one of the possible promoted forms of both the Archer and Mercenary classes. They can equip both Swords and Bows, but lose the ability to mount Ballistae in the process.



Like all mounted units, Forrest Knights generally have great mobility, although they may be considered slower as compared to other mounted units. Forrest Knights 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, Thiefs or flying units are able to perform.


Base Stats

FE4408015120839--FE4 Sword A
FE5 (Mounted)24516705-97-FE5 Sword Icon D
FE5 (Dismounted)24516704-67-FE5 Sword Icon D
FE8217/6-6706/53/479/8-Sword D Bow D

Maximum Stats

FE4408015120839--FE4 Sword A
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Sword Icon A
FE86025/23-28303024/2223/251525-Sword S Bow S

Growth Rates


Class Skills

FE4RemoveRe-MoveHidden innate skill of all flying and mounted units.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE4FE4 Free Knight SpriteFree KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Forrest Knight SpriteForrest Knight
FE5FE5 Free knightFree KnightUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Free Knight.FE5 Forest knightForrest Knight
FE8FE8 Archer Map SpriteArcherUse OrionsboltOrion's Bolt on a Level 10+ Archer.FE8 Ranger Map SpriteRanger
FE8 FE8 Mercenary Map SpriteMercenaryUse a HerocrestHero Crest on a Level 10+ Mercenary.FE8 Ranger Map SpriteRanger

Notable Forrest Knights

Genealogy of the Holy War

Thracia 776

The Sacred Stones


  • This class shares its name with Ike's class from Path of Radiance, but they are unrelated. This is a 2nd Tier mounted class that can use Bows and Swords, whereas the Ranger class from Path of Radiance is a 1st Tier unmounted Lord class that only uses Swords.


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