The Wyvern Rider, also known as Dracoknight in the English version of Radiant Dawn and Shadow Dragon, is a wyvern-mounted combat physical class that debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

History in the Series[edit | edit source]

The Wyvern Rider recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. This class features warriors soaring into battle atop the backs of Wyverns, and are usually armed with Lances and/or Axes as their primary weapons of choice.

In its original inception in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, the Dracoknight class is the promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class, and is thus unable to promote any further.

Beginning from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Dragon Knights are cleanly separated from the Pegasus Knight class, with the Dragonmaster class introduced and instituted to be the promoted form of the class. Like its predecessors, the Dragon Knight class wields Swords and Lances as its weapons of choice in this installment.

Dragon Knights are the promoted form of the Dragon Rider class in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Eda is the only playable member of the Dragon Rider class.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, the Dragon Knight class, like its original iteration, is once again intertwined with the Pegasus Knight class by acting as its promoted form. The Dragon Knight class also functions as the promoted form of a Commando Knight named Raffin, owing to the plot establishing him as originally being a wyvern-riding combatant.

In Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and its prequel Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, the Wyvern Rider class loses the ability to wield Swords, only gaining it when it promotes into the Wyvern Lord class.

In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Wyvern Riders are further given the option to promote into Wyvern Knights alongside Wyvern Lords, a class granted the devastating Pierce skill.

The Wyvern Rider class is redubbed Dracoknight (ドラゴンナイト竜騎士) in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and promotes into the Dragonmaster class. This title is credited as being the pioneer of the class being outfitted with the Axe as its sole weapon of choice instead of the Lance.

In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, remakes of the Archanea Series, the Dracoknight class is re-instituted as the main promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class.

Dracoknights are again referred to as Wyvern Riders in Fire Emblem Awakening. This version of the class is further given the option to promote into the unique Griffon Rider alongside Wyvern Lord.

In Fire Emblem Fates, the Wyvern Rider class is treated as a Nohrian class, and is further given the option to promote into Malig Knights, a class that arms Tomes and Axes as its weapons of choice. The class' Hoshidan counterpart is the Sky Knight.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wyvern Rider is an Adavanced class that requires a unit with an Axe level of B or higher and a Flying level of C or higher to pass the Certification Exam. The class has mainly proficient in axes, but has a secondary weapon proficiency in Lances.

In the spin-off title Fire Emblem Warriors, the Wyvern Rider acts as the base class for Minerva. Unlike previous incarnations, this version can only use Axes. The class acts as a clone of the Malig Knight, and as such, makes it the first time in franchise history of Wyvern Riders being female only units. Unlike in Fates, Wyvern Riders can pop up under the Hoshidan flag, where they are called Wyvern Warriors.

In Vestaria Saga I, the Wyvern Rider is known as the Dragon Knight. The class wields Swords, Lances and Throwing Spears. It is an enemy-only class, but its promotion, the Dragonmaster, is playable.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Like all other flying units, Wyvern Riders are units that stand out for not just high Movement, but also the ability to traverse terrain that is normally impassable. Wyvern Riders typically excel in HP, Strength and Defense, and thus make for fairly decent combatants against regular enemy units.

Wyvern Riders do, however, suffer from having easily exploitable weaknesses. The most glaring of these is that of the fact that in most of their iterations, they are vulnerable to attacks inflicted by Bows and Wind magic (save for Radiant Dawn, where they are weak to Thunder magic and no longer vulnerable to bows). Apart from this, they are also vulnerable to dragon-slaying weapons like the Wyrmslayer. Given these facts, it is thus common to charge Wyvern Riders forward into areas where there are few bow or magic users and hold them back when bow users are abundant. However, these weaknesses can be nullified by placing Iote's Shield, Delphi Shield or Fili Shield into their inventories, all of which are imbued with blessings that guard their holders from sustaining bonus damage from weapons effective against them.

In WiFi battles, Dracoknights are occasionally used due to their strong Defense allowing them to survive being attacked by Brave Sword-wielding Swordmasters. However, they can still be killed one-on-one by Berserkers. The main reason Dracoknights are used, despite this weakness, is because of their unparalleled movement; 10 base movement (12 with Boots), with no terrain hindrance, gives them the best scouting ability of any unit (tied with Falcon Knights). However, because they are weak to bows, a squad is usually limited to one Dracoknight only. Several tactics rely on the Dracoknight's ability to embark on reconnaissance missions to determine the strength of immediate foes. Their weakness to Berserkers is usually avoided by actively scouting a Berserker and killing them preemptively.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE1229-36014010--Sword/Lance 10
FE3208-57010010--Lance 9
FE4401007601109--FE4 Sword.png B FE4 Lance.png B
FE5 (Mounted)24/20716609-98/5-FE5 Lance Icon.png D
FE5 (Dismounted)24/20414404-68/5-FE5 Sword Icon.png D
TS258/505/36/407/4-7/4--TS Sword.png 4 TS Lance.png 4
FE620/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance.gif D
FE720/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance.gif D
FE820/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance.gif D
FE920/19604308/70/1811/739/35FE9 Lance.png D
FE10207/605/35090/2812/741/36FE10 Axe.gif D
FE11208157010310--FE12 Lance.png D FE12 Axe.png E
FE12208157010310--FE12 Lance.png D FE12 Axe.png E
FE131970650807--AxeIconFE13.png E
FE141760542707--FE14 Axe.png E
FEW681017869120--FEW Axe.png E

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE15220-202020202010--Sword/Lance 20
FE352-20202020202010--Lance 20
FE480251522213026159--FE4 Sword.png B FE4 Lance.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
FE94020152020402020811/739/35FE9 Lance.png A
FE10402052020302010812/741/36FE10 Axe.gif A
FE11602620262330302110--FE12 Lance.png A FE12 Axe.png A
FE12602620262330302110--FE12 Lance.png A FE12 Axe.png A
FE1360282024243028207--AxeIconFE13.png A
FE1440221721201924157--FE14 Axe.png B

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWtWlv
FE4100%30%10%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE550%20%3%15%10%10%15%-0%5%--
FE680%45%-35%30%25%25%10%----
FE780%45%-35%30%25%25%15/17%----
FE880%45%-35%30%25%25%15/17%----
FE980%55/50%10%50%40/45%25%55/50%40/45%----
FE1080/70%65/45%0/25%55/40%55/65%15/30%45/40%5/40%----
FE1130/40%10%-15%20%25%0%10%0%----
FE1230%10%-15%20%25%0%10%0%----
FE1345%30%0%15%15%0%10%5%----
FE1410%15%5%10%10%5%20%0%----

Class Skills[edit | edit source]

SkillRequirements
FE4Remove.pngRe-MoveHidden base skill of all mounted and flying units.
TSTS Re-Move.gifRe-MoveBase skill of Pegasus Knight and Dragon Knight classes.
FE10Canto.pngCantoBase skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE13Strength2icon.pngStrength +2
Ridefasticon.pngTantivy
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Strength2icon.pngStrength +2
Cut Through.pngLunge
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.
FE16Canto FE16.pngCanto
Axefaire FE16.pngAxefaire
Seal Defense FE16.pngSeal Defense
Class Ability of Wyvern Rider.
Class Ability of Wyvern Rider.
Mastery Ability of Wyvern Riders.

Promotions[edit | edit source]

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
FE3FE3 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip (FE3).pngDragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE3 Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE4FE4 Dragon Knight Sprite (F).gifDragon KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Dragon Master Sprite (F).gifDragonmaster
FE5FE5 Drag rider.gifDragon RiderUse a Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Dragon Rider.FE5 wyvern rider.gifDragon Knight
TSPegknight.gifPegasus KnightUse a Dragon Flute.gifDragon Flute on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.Dragknight.gifDragon Knight
TS (Raffin)CommandoKnight.gifCommando KnightClear Map 10 and choose to activate the promotion event.Dragknight.gifDragon Knight
FE6FE8 Wyvern Rider Map Sprite.gifWyvern RiderUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gifWyvern Lord
FE7FE8 Wyvern Rider Map Sprite.gifWyvern RiderUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gifWyvern Lord
FE8FE8 Wyvern Rider Map Sprite.gifWyvern RiderUse an Elysianwhip.gifElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gifWyvern Lord
FE8 Wyvern Knight Map Sprite.gifWyvern Knight
FE9FE9 Jill Wyvern Rider Sprite.png
Wyvern Rider
Use a FE9masterseal.gifMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE9 Jill Wyvern Lord Sprite.png
Wyvern Lord
FE10FE10 Jill Dracoknight Sprite.png
Dracoknight
Use a FE10masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Dracoknight or train a Dracoknight to Level 21.FE10 Jill Dragonmaster Sprite.png
Dragonmaster
FE11FE11 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE11 Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE12FEDS Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gifPegasus KnightUse a FE11masterseal.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FEDS Dracoknight Map Sprite.gifDracoknight
FE13FE13 Generic Wyvern Rider Map Sprite.gifWyvern RiderUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE13 Wyvern Lord.gifWyvern Lord
FE13 Griffon Rider.gifGriffon Rider
FE14FE14 Generic Wyvern Rider Map Sprite.gifWyvern RiderUse a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE14 Generic Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gifWyvern Lord
FE14 Generic Malig Knight Map Sprite.gifMalig Knight
FE16Any classUse an FE16 Seal Icon.pngAdvanced Seal on a Level 20+ unit and pass the Wyvern Rider Certification Exam.FE16 Wyvern Rider Icon.gifWyvern Rider
FEWMinerva Warriors Sprite.gif
Wyvern Rider
Use a Master Seal FE13 Icon.pngMaster Seal on Minerva.Minerva Warriors Sprite.gif
Wyvern Lord

Notable Wyvern Riders[edit | edit source]

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

  • Dean - Thracian Dragon Knight assigned as Linoan's bodyguard.
  • Promotion for: Eda

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

  • Melady - The elder sister of Zeiss and a renowned captain in Bern's army. Loyal to Princess Guinivere.
  • Zeiss - The younger brother of Melady.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

  • Heath - An honorable knight who deserted the army of Bern.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

TearRing Saga: Berwick Saga[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

  • Cherche - A vassal of House Virion who thinks her wyvern is adorable.
  • Gerome - Cherche's son unaccustomed to interpersonal interactions whose wyvern belonged to his late mother.
  • Orton - One of the generals from Plegia.
  • Vasto - A general from Plegia who lead the assalut on Emmeryn thanks an information from the traitor.

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

  • Beruka - A Wyvern-riding assassin and one of Camilla's retainers who seems devoid of emotion.
  • Percy - Arthur's son who inherited his Hero of Justice mentality. Unlike his father, he has astronomically good luck and is close friends with his mount, Ace.
  • Possible fixed reclass option for: Xander, Elise, Siegbert.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Vestaria Saga I[edit | edit source]

  • Possible promotion for: Ma'aya.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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