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The Cavalier (ソシアルナイト Soshiaru naito, lit. Social Knight in Japanese versions) is a horse-mounted combat physical class capable of arming either Swords or Lances as its weapons of choice. While Cavaliers do not possess high HP, Strength and Defense, they can move very long distances across the battlefield, riding quickly from one area to another. In later titles, the introduction of the Weapon Triangle makes these characters much more versatile in fighting different types of foes. Utilizing their ability to use both the Sword and the Lance gives them barely any weaknesses when facing any type of melee fighter in battle.

History in the SeriesEdit

In its original inception in Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, the Social Knight class is established as the pioneer class of Lance-wielding knights riding into battle on horseback. Cavaliers promote into Paladins in this title.

In Gaiden, the Cavalier class is simply known as the Knight (ナイト Naito). It acts as one of the promoted forms of the Villager class, and is able to further promote into the Paladin class.

In Genealogy of the Holy War, the Cavalier class is split up and replaced with four similar horse-mounted versions each exclusive to one weapon: the Lance and Sword Knights.

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, the Cavalier class is known as Rook Knight (ルークナイト Rūku naito). The class promotes into a variety of different classes, based on the character in question; Kreiss and Arkis promote into Commando Knights, Narron into a Gold Knight, Estelle and Rina into Paladins and Sun into a Black Knight.

In The Sacred Stones, the Cavalier class is further given the option to promote into the Great Knight class.

In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the Cavalier class is, much like in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, split up and replaced with four similar horse-mounted versions each exclusive to one weapon: the Lance and Sword Knights.

The Cavalier class is merged back into a singular entity in Shadow Dragon and Shin Monshō no Nazo, where they are reverted to promoting into the classic Paladin class.

In Awakening and Fates, the Cavalier class, much like its The Sacred Stones iteration, is able to choose between the Paladin and Great Knight classes to promote into.

In Fates, the Cavalier class is treated as a Nohrian class and it considered the counterpart to the Ninja class of Hoshido.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

Cavalier animation

An attack animation of a Cavalier

As with all mounted units, the Cavalier class is able to traverse battlefields with ease due to its high Movement. Using this ability is often helpful to assist other characters at a far-off distance, meet certain objectives or quickly block enemy advances.

Cavaliers also make excellent rescuers once the Rescue command is introduced to the series; able to move far distances, they can thus pick up injured allies and move them to safety near a healer or somewhere safe with ease. The Rescue command also allows one to move slower units into battle at a much quicker pace. Due to their average combat abilities, it is thence not recommended for Cavaliers to battle foes of similar or greater strength. The ability to close in on units from a distance, however, makes them outstanding units to use against Archers and Snipers.

Overall, Cavaliers make strong support characters for other classes. With their ability to wield both Swords and Lances, which allows them to use several weapons imbued with weapon effectiveness, and their strong movement abilities, they can be extremely useful units.

Typically, most Cavaliers lean more towards the use of Lances. Gaiden is the only game where they use only one weapon type (Lances), as no class in this game use more than two melee weapon types.

WeaknessesEdit

Cavaliers have three weaknesses:

  • One is their often low Resistance, which is usually never much of a problem due to their high HP.
  • While Cavaliers have great Movement capabilities, they also have a lot of terrain restrictions, which can pose a huge problem in stretches of terrain that make it harder for them to move or terrain that they cannot tread.
  • A smaller problem is that the class is weak against the Ridersbane/Horseslayer, Longsword and Poleaxe weapons, ones that are usually wielded by other fast-moving units. This is, however, mainly a problem only in Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Shadow Dragon.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 165-260709--Sword/Lance 8
FE2 249-350527--Lance
FE3 185-240609--Lance 8
FE4 3070660608--FE4 Sword B FE4 Lance C
FE5 203/203/24/203/2-8/56-FE5 Sword Icon E FE5 Lance Icon E
FE6 20/185-2/35/306079-Sword E/D Lance D/E
FE7 20/185-2/35/306079-Sword E/D Lance D/E
FE8 20/185-2/35/306079-Sword E/D Lance D/E
FE11 1850260709--FE12 Sword E FE12 Lance E
FE12 1850260709--FE12 Sword E FE12 Lance E
FE13 1860560707--SwordIconFE13 E LanceIconFE13 E
FE14 1760553537--FE14 Sword E FE14 Lance E
TS (mounted)20403303-7--TS SwordTS Lance 1
TS (foot)20302202-4--TS Sword 1

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 5220-20202020209--Sword/Lance 20
FE2 5240-40404040407--Lance
FE3 5220-20202020209--Lance 20
FE4 80221521213021158--FE4 Sword B FE4 Lance C
FE5 80202020202020-2020-FE5 Sword Icon A FE5 Lance Icon A
FE6 6020-20203020201520-Sword A Lance A
FE7 6020-20203020201520-Sword A Lance A
FE8 6020-20203020201520-Sword A Lance A
FE11 60202020202020209--FE12 Sword A FE12 Lance A
FE12 60202020202020209--FE12 Sword A FE12 Lance A
FE13 60262025253026267--SwordIconFE13 A LanceIconFE13 A
FE14 40221521202422217--FE14 Sword B FE14 Lance B
TS (mount)60191518183018-12--TS SwordTS Lance 16
TS (foot)60181517173017-12--TS Sword 16

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE4 100%30%10%30%30%0%30%10%----
FE5 50%20%3%15%10%10%15%-----
FE6 75%35%-40%28%30%15%12%----
FE7 75%35%-40%28%30%15%12%----
FE8 75%35%-40%28%30%15%12%----
FE11 40%15%-10%25%15%0%15%-5%----
FE12 40%15%-10%25%15%0%15%-5%----
FE13 45%20%0%20%20%0%10%5%----
FE14 10%15%0%10%10%15%10%5%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE4 RemoveRe-MoveHidden innate skill of all flying and mounted units.
FE10 CantoCantoBase skill of all flying and mounted units.
FE13 Discipline (FE13)Discipline
OutdoorBattleOutdoor Fighter
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14 Open AssaultElbow Room
Rescue (Skill)Shelter
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.

PromotionsEdit

Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE1 FE1 Cavalier Map SpriteSocial KnightUse a Knight Crest on a Level 10+ Social Knight.FE1 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE2 FE2 Villager Map IconVillagerVisit a shrine after reaching the appropriate level.FE2 Cavalier Map IconKnight
FE2 FE2 Cavalier Map IconKnightVisit a shrine after reaching the appropriate level.FE2 Paladin Map IconPaladin
FE3 FE3 Cavalier Map SpriteSocial KnightUse a Knight Crest (FE3)Knight Crest on a Level 10+ Social Knight.FE3 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE4 FE4 Social Knight SpriteSocial KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Paladin Sprite (M)Paladin
FE5 FE5 CavalierSocial KnightUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Social Knight.FE5 PaladinPaladin
FE6 FE8 Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a KnightcrestKnight Crest on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE8 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE7 FE8 Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a KnightcrestKnight Crest on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE8 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE8 FE8 Recruit Map SpriteRecruitAutomatically at the start of next map after reaching Level 10.FE8 Cavalier Map SpriteCavalier
FE8 FE8 Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a KnightcrestKnight Crest on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE8 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE8 Great Knight Map SpriteGreat Knight
FE11 FE11 Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE11 Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE12 FEDS Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FEDS Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE13 FE13 Generic Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE13 PaladinPaladin
FE13 Generic Great Knight Map SpriteGreat Knight
FE14 FE14 Generic Cavalier Map SpriteCavalierUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cavalier.FE14 Generic Paladin Map SpritePaladin
FE14 Generic Great Knight Map SpriteGreat Knight
TS RookKnightRook KnightUse a Ts-knight-proofKnight Proof on a Level 10+ Rook Knight.CommandoKnightCommando Knight (Kreiss and Arkis)
GoldKnightGold Knight (Narron)
PaladinPaladin (Estelle and Rina)
BlackKnightBlack Knight (Sun)

Notable CavaliersEdit

Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi/Shadow DragonEdit

GaidenEdit

Mystery of the Emblem/Shin Monshō no NazoEdit

  • Cecil - Knight of Altea and the first female Cavalier to appear in the series.
  • Ruke - A brash Knight of Altea who shares a friendly rivalry with Rody.
  • Rody - An even-tempered, rational Knight of Altea who shares a friendly rivalry with Ruke.
  • Cain - Knight of Altea who is also known under the alias Bull.
  • Abel - Knight of Altea who is also known under the alias Panther.
  • Matthis - Knight of Macedon and older brother of Lena.
  • Belf - Former member of Grust's Sable Order of Knights.
  • Leiden - Former member of Grust's Sable Order of Knights.

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

Binding BladeEdit

  • Lance - Intellectual and calm knight of Pherae and the companion of Alen.
  • Alen - Reckless knight of Pherae and the companion of Lance.
  • Noah - Charismatic member of the Ilian mercenaries.
  • Trec - Slow-witted member of the Ilian mercenaries.
  • Erik - Son of Darin and Marquess of Laus.

Rekka no KenEdit

  • Sain - Philandering, carefree knight of Caelin and companion of Kent.
  • Kent - Stoic, serious knight of Caelin and companion of Sain.
  • Lowen - Insecure knight of Pherae who pledges allegiance to Eliwood.
  • Erik - Son of Marquess Darin of Laus.

The Sacred StonesEdit

  • Franz - Earnest knight of Renais and Forde's younger brother.
  • Forde - Lazy, yet talented knight of Renais, Franz's older brother and companion of Kyle.
  • Kyle - Loyal and intelligent knight of Renais and companion of Forde.
  • Murray - Lieutenant of Tirado.
  • Possible promotion for: Amelia

AwakeningEdit

FatesEdit

GalleryEdit


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