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

This class shares its English 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.

History in the Series

In its original inception in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, the Forrest Knight class 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 Forrest Knight class is 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, losing the ability to mount Ballistae in the process.

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

Overview

Combat

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.

In-Game

Base Stats

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
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

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE480231530273023189--FE4 Sword A
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Sword Icon A
FE86025/23-28303024/2223/251525-Sword S Bow S

Growth Rates

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE4100%30%10%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE550%20%3%15%10%10%15%-----
FE860%25%-30%35%25%15%15/20%----

Class Skills

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

Promotions

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

Gallery

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