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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Great Knight

Nathan Garvin

Great Knight.

Nohrian. An armored, mounted knight. Wields swords, lances, and axes.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 20%
Strength 20%
Magic 0%
Skill 15%
Speed 5%
Luck 5%
Defense 20%
Resistance 0%
Katana/Swords, Naginata/Lances, Clubs/Axes
Skill Effect
Luna Skill % chance of attacking as if the enemy has half Defense (if using a physical weapon) or half Resistance (if using magic)
Armored Blow When user triggers battle, damage taken from physical hits is mitigated by -10 points

The Great Knight might be slower than the Paladin, but makes up for it with sheer bulk and two amazing skills. Luna is an absolute must-have, with a high trigger rate and fantastic damage output, especially if it triggers against units like Generals. Half Defense is really cripping on those guys. Armored Blow is great to use as a cushion to help very fragile units like mages and if you have access to the Falcon Knight class, can be equipped alongside Warding Blow, its magical counterpart, for all-around protection.

Overall the Great Knight is a very versatile class, able to wield all three melee weapons of the triangle to have the upper hand at any time, alongside really great Defense (just beware the low Resistance).

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    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Cassie Sun

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You are the Avatar, born into the Hoshido royal family but raised by the Nohr royal family. With the two families on the brink of war, you must choose whether to follow your destiny tied to your birthplace or the fate bound to the kingdom which raised you. Birthright charts the path of the Hoshido family and their defense against the Nohr. But ultimately the choice is yours.

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