The Horseman (ホースメン Hōsumen) is a horse-mounted combat physical class that is introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. The promoted form of the Hunter class, the Horseman arms Bows as its primary weapon of choice, and is, in the remakes of the Archanea Series, also able to wield Swords as its secondary weapon. This class is exclusive to the Archanea Series, although similar classes like the Bow Knight are featured in almost all other games.
History in the SeriesEdit
In their original inception in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Horsemen act as a standalone class, and is completely disparate from the Hunter class. This incarnation of the class wields Bows as its sole weapon of choice.
Beginning from Mystery of the Emblem, Horsemen begin to act as the promoted form of the Hunter class. This iteration of the class also wields Bows as its sole weapon of choice.
In Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, remakes of the Archanea Series, the Horseman class is again the promoted form of the Hunter class. This version of the class closely resembles the Ranger class from earlier titles, as it is able to arm Swords alongside Bows.
In Shadow Dragon, Horsemen have maximum stat caps similar to that of Swordmasters. Combined with their ability to use Bows and their base Movement of 9, Horsemen thus make for excellent units to deploy in WiFi battles. The only two downsides to the Horseman class is their relatively low growth rates, and their vulnerability to weapons like the Poleax.
|Base Class||Promotion Method||Promoted Class(es)|
|FE3||Hunter||Use Orion's Bolt on a Level 10+ Hunter.||Horseman|
|FE11||Hunter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.||Horseman|
|FE12||Hunter||Use a Master Seal on a Level 10+ Hunter.||Horseman|
|TS||Horseman||Use a Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Horseman.||Mamluke|
- Sedgar - A knight of Aurelis.
- Wolf - A knight of Aurelis and later leader of the Wolfguard.
- Promotion for: Castor.