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The Wyvern Rider (ドラゴンナイト Doragon naito, also known as Dragon Knight in the Japanese versions and Dracoknight in the English version of Radiant Dawn and Shadow Dragon) is a wyvern-mounted combat physical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi. 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.

History in the SeriesEdit

In its original inception in Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi and Mystery of the Emblem, the Dragon Knight class is the promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class, and is thus unable to promote any further.

Beginning from 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 instalment.

In Thracia 776, Dragon Knights are the promoted form of the Dragon Rider class. Eda is the only member of the Dragon Rider class, acting as the wyvern equivalent of a standard Trainee 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 being originally a wyvern—riding combatant.

In Binding Blade, the Dragon Knight class loses the ability to wield Swords, only gaining it when it promotes into the Dragonmaster class.

In Rekka no Ken, the first localised title in the series, the Dragon Knight class is officially translated as the Wyvern Rider class. Its promoted form is also given an official translation and referred to as the Wyvern Lord.

In 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.

In Radiant Dawn, the Wyvern Rider class is localised as Dracoknight 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 Shadow Dragon and Shin Monshō no Nazo, remakes of the Akaneia Series, the Dracoknight class is re-instituted as the main promoted form of the Pegasus Knight class.

In Awakening, Dracoknights are again referred to as Wyvern Riders. This version of the class is further given the option to promote into the unique Griffon Riders alongside Wyvern Lords, a class that swoops into battle atop the back of a Griffon and wields Axes as its sole weapon of choice.

In 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 straddles the backs of undead wyverns and arms Tomes and Axes as its weapons of choice. The class' Hoshidan counterpart is the Sky Knight.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

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-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1229-36014010--Sword/Lance 10
FE3208-57010010--Lance9
FE4401007601109--FE4 Sword B FE4 Lance B
FE5 (Mounted)24/20716609-98/5-FE5 Lance Icon D
FE5 (Dismounted)24/20414404-68/5-FE5 Sword Icon D
TS258/505/36/407/4-7/4--TS Sword 4 TS Lance 4
FE620/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE720/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE820/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE920/19604308/70/1811/739/35FE9 Lance D
FE10207/605/35090/2812/741/36FE10 Axe D
FE11208157010310--FE12 Lance D FE12 Axe E
FE12208157010310--FE12 Lance D FE12 Axe E
FE131970650807--AxeIconFE13 E
FE141760542707--FE14 Axe E

Maximum StatsEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWt.Wp.Rank
FE15220-202020202010--Sword/Lance 20
FE352-20202020202010--Lance 20
FE480251522213026159--FE4 Sword B FE4 Lance B
FE580202020202020-2020-FE5 Lance Icon A FE5 Sword Icon A
FE66020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE76020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE86020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE94020152020402020811/739/35FE9 Lance A
FE10402052020302010812/741/36FE10 Axe A
FE11602620262330302110--FE12 Lance A FE12 Axe A
FE12602620262330302110--FE12 Lance A FE12 Axe A
FE1360282024243028207--AxeIconFE13 A
FE1440221721201924157--FE14 Axe A

Growth RatesEdit

HPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovConWt.Wp.Rank
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 SkillsEdit

SkillRequirements
FE4RemoveRe-MoveHidden base skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE10CantoCantoBase skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE13Strength2iconStrength +2
RidefasticonTantivy
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14Strength2iconStrength +2
Cut ThroughLunge
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.

PromotionsEdit

Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class(es)
FE1FE1 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE1 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE3FE3 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip (FE3)Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE3 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE4FE4 Dragon Knight Sprite (F)Dragon KnightChoose the "Class Change" option in the Home Castle when the relevant unit reaches Level 20.FE4 Dragon Master Sprite (F)Dragonmaster
FE5FE5 Drag riderDragon RiderUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Dragon Rider.FE5 wyvern riderDragon Knight
TSPegknightPegasus KnightUse a Dragon FluteDragon Flute on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.DragknightDragon Knight
TS (Raffin)CommandoKnightCommando KnightClear Map 10 and choose to activate the promotion event.DragknightDragon Knight
FE6FE8 Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE7FE8 Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE8FE8 Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE8 Wyvern Knight Map SpriteWyvern Knight
FE9FE9 Jill Wyvern Rider Sprite
Wyvern Rider
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE9 Jill Wyvern Lord Sprite
Wyvern Lord
FE10FE10 Jill Dracoknight Sprite
Dracoknight
Use a FE10mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Dracoknight or train a Dracoknight to Level 21.FE10 Jill Dragonmaster Sprite
Dragonmaster
FE11FE11 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE11 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE12FEDS Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FEDS Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE13FE13 Generic Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE13 Wyvern LordWyvern Lord
FE13 Griffon RiderGriffon Rider
FE14FE14 Generic Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE14 Generic Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE14 Generic Malig Knight Map SpriteMalig Knight

Notable Wyvern RidersEdit

Wyvern riderGBAIcon

Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no TsurugiEdit

Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Binding BladeEdit

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

Rekka no KenEdit

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

The Sacred StonesEdit

Path of Radiance/Radiant DawnEdit

AwakeningEdit

FatesEdit

GalleryEdit


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