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The Enlightened One is a class that has been introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This class is exclusive to Byleth. They will gain access to it at the start of chapter 11.


Enlightened One is a capable sword fighter that can provide great support to adjacent allies. Due to having access to magic they are able to heal ally units and back off from enemies and take them out it range if need be. In addition, their ability to wield every type of weapon in the game (skill level notwithstanding), makes them extremely versatile and adaptable. Swordfaire complements Byleth's newly-enhanced Sword of the Creator perfectly, and when White Tomefaire is combined with Nosferatu and White Magic Avoid +20, learned by unlocking Byleth's Budding Talent in Faith, it makes them an effective defensive fighter. The Enlightened One's mastery skill Sacred Power also provides buffs to damage dealt and withstood to anyone who's near them, additionally this can be stacked with Byleth's personal skill, Professor's Guidance, to earn extra Exp.

In terms of growth rates, however, the Enlightened One class is not overly impressive. While none of Byleth's growth rates suffer any penalties while in the class, there are several other classes that give greater growth bonuses to various stats. The Enlightened One class does provide a 10% boost to both Strength and Magic, but other classes tend to provide stronger growths in specialized categories, even if some of them suffer from penalties. As such, leveling Byleth as an Enlightened One may not be in the player's best interests, and other classes should be used when building up Byleth's stats, depending on what the player wants.


Base Stats


Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% 5%

Class Skills

FE16Swordfaire FE16.pngSwordfaire
Terrain Resistance FE16.pngTerrain Resistance
Sacred Power FE16.pngSacred Power
Class ability of the Enlightened One class.
Class ability of the Enlightened One class.
Mastery ability of the Enlightened One class.


Base ClassPromotion MethodPromoted Class
FE16FE16 MByleth Commoner.gifFE16 Commoner FByleth Icon.gifAny classComplete Chapter 10.FE16 Enlightened One Male Byleth Icon.gifFE16 Enlightened One Female Byleth Icon.gifEnlightened One

Notable Enlightened Ones

Three Houses

Byleth - Jeralt's child and teacher at the Officers Academy. Worked as a mercenary known as the "Ashen Demon", along with their father.


To be enlightened is to know the truth about existence. In the context of the class, this would be because Byleth has merged with Sothis.

Its Japanese name, Nirvana, is a Buddhist concept: it is a term used to describe release from the cycle of rebirth.


  • Enlightened One possess the most proficiencies out of all the classes in the game with 4.