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Blade Paladin

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Blade Paladin

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Unit type(s)






Blade Paladin (Japanese: 剣騎将 Sword Horse General) class, also known as the Blade Knight (Japanese: ブレイドナイト Blade Knight) class, is a sword-wielding class that appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is one of the four Paladin classes of its game, along with the Lance Paladin, Axe Paladin, and Bow Paladin classes.

As a second-tier class, blade paladins tend to be quite strong and reliable. Their stats are quite balanced, except for their resistance, which is relatively low, although this is normal for classes using physical weapons. Since they ride on horseback, they have high movement and weight stats. Their possession of the Canto skill allows them to use leftover movement spaces after other actions, such as attacking or trading. However, since third-tier classes exist in Radiant Dawn, their power is dwarfed by that of fully promoted classes.

Blade paladins are promoted from Sword Knights. They can then become Gold Knights.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 35 17 4 14 16 0 17 10 9 11 36 -- -- WiiRankSword.png C
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
40 19 6 16 18 0 19 12 9 11 36 -- -- WiiRankSword.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 45 24 15 24 25 30 25 16 ? ? WiiRankSword.png S
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
58 32 17 32 31 30 28 23 ? ? WiiRankSword.png SS

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Canto Innate.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Sword Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Blade Paladin
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Gold Knight

Playable Blade Paladins

Playable Characters
Name Game
Makalov Radiant Dawn
Playable Blade Paladin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Blade Paladins

Enemy Units
Name Game
Yuma Radiant Dawn
Enemy Blade Paladin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Blade knights of exceptional skill.
There are also Lance, Axe,
and Bow Paladins.
Radiant Dawn
Heroic paladins of surpassing
sword, riding, and leadership skills.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

Blade Paladin

Blade Paladin - a paladin is defined as a "trusted military leader". [1]



Sword Horse General


Paladin épée

Sword Paladin. Abbreviated to Pal. épée in gameplay due to space restrictions.


See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBow KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorseOrder IncarnatePilgrimQueenSpiritSummonerVendor