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The Wyvern Rider (ドラゴンナイト Doragon naito lit. 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 Dracoknight 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 installment.

Dragon Knights are the promoted form of the Dragon Rider class in Thracia 776. 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 and its prequel Rekka no Ken, the Wyvern Rider class loses the ability to wield Swords, only gaining it when it promotes into the Wyvern Lord class.

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.

The Wyvern Rider class is redubbed Dracoknight (竜騎士 ドラゴンナイト Doragon Naito) in 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 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.

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

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 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

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 229-36014010--Sword/Lance 10
FE3 208-57010010--Lance 9
FE4 401007601109--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
FE6 20/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE7 20/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE8 20/197/6-3/5508/70710/9-Lance D
FE9 20/19604308/70/1811/739/35FE9 Lance D
FE10 207/605/35090/2812/741/36FE10 Axe D
FE11 208157010310--FE12 Lance D FE12 Axe E
FE12 208157010310--FE12 Lance D FE12 Axe E
FE13 1970650807--AxeIconFE13 E
FE14 1760542707--FE14 Axe E
TS 258/505/36/407/4-7/4--TS Sword 4 TS Lance 4

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE1 5220-202020202010--Sword/Lance 20
FE3 52-20202020202010--Lance 20
FE4 80251522213026159--FE4 Sword B FE4 Lance B
FE5 80202020202020-2020-FE5 Lance Icon A FE5 Sword Icon A
FE6 6020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE7 6020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE8 6020-20203020201520-Lance A
FE9 4020152020402020811/739/35FE9 Lance A
FE10 402052020302010812/741/36FE10 Axe A
FE11 602620262330302110--FE12 Lance A FE12 Axe A
FE12 602620262330302110--FE12 Lance A FE12 Axe A
FE13 60282024243028207--AxeIconFE13 A
FE14 40221721201924157--FE14 Axe A

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%-0%5%--
FE6 80%45%-35%30%25%25%10%----
FE7 80%45%-35%30%25%25%15/17%----
FE8 80%45%-35%30%25%25%15/17%----
FE9 80%55/50%10%50%40/45%25%55/50%40/45%----
FE10 80/70%65/45%0/25%55/40%55/65%15/30%45/40%5/40%----
FE11 30/40%10%-15%20%25%0%10%0%----
FE12 30%10%-15%20%25%0%10%0%----
FE13 45%30%0%15%15%0%10%5%----
FE14 10%15%5%10%10%5%20%0%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE4 RemoveRe-MoveHidden base skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE10 CantoCantoBase skill of all mounted and flying units.
FE13 Strength2iconStrength +2
RidefasticonTantivy
Learnt at Level 1.
Learnt at Level 10.
FE14 Strength2iconStrength +2
Cut ThroughLunge
Learnt at Level 1 and above.
Learnt at Level 10 and above.

PromotionsEdit

Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE1 FE1 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE1 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE3 FE3 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a Dragon Whip (FE3)Dragon Whip on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE3 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE4 FE4 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
FE5 FE5 Drag riderDragon RiderUse a Knight Proof (FE5)Knight Proof on a Level 10+ Dragon Rider.FE5 wyvern riderDragon Knight
FE6 FE8 Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE7 FE8 Wyvern Rider Map SpriteWyvern RiderUse an ElysianwhipElysian Whip on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE8 Wyvern Lord Map SpriteWyvern Lord
FE8 FE8 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
FE9 FE9 Jill Wyvern Rider Sprite
Wyvern Rider
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Wyvern Rider.FE9 Jill Wyvern Lord Sprite
Wyvern Lord
FE10 FE10 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
FE11 FE11 Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FE11 Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE12 FEDS Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus KnightUse a FE11mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Pegasus Knight.FEDS Dracoknight Map SpriteDracoknight
FE13 FE13 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
FE14 FE14 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
TS PegknightPegasus 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

Notable Wyvern RidersEdit

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Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no TsurugiEdit

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the EmblemEdit

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776Edit

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

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

Fire Emblem: 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.

Fire Emblem: Rekka no KenEdit

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

Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesEdit

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant DawnEdit

TearRing Saga: Berwick SagaEdit

Fire Emblem AwakeningEdit

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

GalleryEdit


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