“Oh, if you're going up front, then please take these vulneraries...”
—Elen in a support conversation with Melady in The Binding Blade.

Elen is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Elen is a cleric who serves as the lady-in-waiting to Guinivere, the princess of Bern. Near the beginning of the game, she escapes from Rude, who had taken both her and Guinivere as hostages. She meets Roy and enlists his help in rescuing Guinivere. She offers to use her healing staff for his cause.

Elen and Zeiss grew up in the same hometown. In their support conversations, it is revealed that she is rather shy around men.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Cleric Map Sprite.gif PriestGBAWind.gifWind
WeaponStarting Items
Staff.gif Staff - DHeal.gifHeal

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
45% 50% 30% 20% 70% 5% 60%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring.gif Guiding Ring FE8 Female Bishop Map Sprite.gif Bishop
1 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Staff.gif +1 Light.gif D

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Elen/Supports

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Elen is the first playable healing unit in Binding Blade, and thus plays an important role as the team's only medic until Clarine joins in Chapter 4, however this is unfortunately her only niche in the game, with her being overshadowed by every other healer who joins later than her in at least one area right up unil the game's closing chapters. Saul joins soon after Elen in Chapter 6 with better base stats, slightly higher speed and bulk, and a better Staff rank, Clarine also joins with similarly low magic, but with a mount giving her a 2 movement advantage over Elen, and Cecilia who joins in the mid-game with all of these aforementioned strengths; pre-promoted base stats, good weapon ranks and a mount.

If the player sticks with Elen for the duration of the game, they will be somewhat compensated with a high utility Bishop, due to her high magic growth, and high staff rank by that point in the game, however even in this role she has to compare to Niime, who joins in the late-game with a huge 21 Magic and A weapon ranks, albeit very frail.

In the end, while Elen is definitely a usable unit, there are much better options even within a few chapters after her recruitment. However, if the player desires a second healer, she isn't so much worse than Saul or Clarine as to be incapable of doing her job.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Death Quote[edit | edit source]

“Princess Guinivere... Please... Don't give up...”
—Elen's death quote in The Binding Blade.

Final Battle Quote[edit | edit source]

“Saint Elimine… Give us strength!”
—Elen's final battle quote in The Binding Blade.

Conversation vs Oro in Chapter 11A[edit | edit source]

Elen: Aren't you...a priest? The things you've done...

Oro: What of them? Anything can go unpunished...if done in the name of the gods!

Elen: There is no salvation for you...

Endings[edit | edit source]

Elen - Saint of Bern (ベルンの聖女 Berun no seijo lit. Holy Woman of Bern)
"Elen returned to Bern with Guinivere to rebuild a land ravaged by war, and to reunite a people devastated by defeat. Her hard work and kind-hearted nature earned her the title, 'The Saint of Bern.'"

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

Elen is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Elen is a saint from Welsh Mythology.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to a Japanese gaming news website, Elen landed 36th place out of 80 in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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