“Oh my! A new addition to the Officers Academy! I am so very pleased to meet you, Professor. I am Seteth’s little sister, Flayn. I am so happy to make your acquaintance.”
—Flayn introducing herself to Byleth

Flayn is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. She lives in Garreg Mach Monastery as the only member of Seteth's family. She possesses a major Crest of Saint Cethleann.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Flayn is Seteth’s younger sister. She began living at Garreg Mach Monastery in Imperial Year 1179. She is not a student, though she wants to become one someday. She lives at the monastery, as Seteth is her only family. She is a gentle and gregarious girl who interacts with others openly, but since her curiosity can make her act rashly, she makes Seteth worry a lot.

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In reality, Flayn is actually Seteth's daughter. Her mother is buried in the Rhodos Coast. While she claims to lack ties to Cethleann, she is actually the Saint herself. She and her father allied with Seiros during the War of Heroes. Injuries she suffered in the same battle that killed her mother would cause Flayn to need to enter a dormant state for many years in order to heal. Thus, after the war, she and her father remained in Zanado, isolated from the rest of the world until her father went to the monastery in Imperial Year 1162, leaving her completely alone. Seteth kept her in hiding because he was afraid that others would attempt to use her Crest for nefarious purposes. Having missed out on much of history due to this dormancy and isolation left her surprisingly naive despite how long she has existed.
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Academy Phase[edit | edit source]

Flayn greatly enjoys living at the monastery, as it allows her to interact and socialize with others. During the Horsebow Moon, Flayn is suddenly kidnapped, putting Seteth and the Knights of Seiros in high alert. Rumors spread of a Death Knight kidnapping people in the middle of the night. Byleth's house searches the monastery grounds and they discover a secret passage in the knights' quarters, with an unconscious Flayn and another student being held hostage by the Death Knight. They are able to rescue Flayn after the Flame Emperor makes a sudden appearance and orders the Death Knight to retreat.

Relieved that Flayn has been found safe and sound, Seteth initially wants to take her into hiding in order to prevent the situation from happening again. Flayn rejects the idea since it would at most delay the inevitable and she would be much safer in the monastery, surrounded by capable knights, faculty, and the growing students. By her suggestion, she joins Byleth's class as an unofficial student. Seteth agrees as Byleth had proven their merit by rescuing his beloved sister.

War Phase[edit | edit source]

Crimson Flower[edit | edit source]

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Flayn is shocked by Byleth's decision to ally with Edelgard, and promptly leaves the Black Eagles, though this had been expected by Edelgard and Hubert. Flayn, along with Seteth and Gilbert, attempt to defend Garreg Mach but are overwhelmed and forced to retreat.

Five years after the first attack on Garreg Mach, the Knights of Seiros decide to recapture the monastery, with Seteth leading an expedition force to do so. Flayn insists on going along, and Seteth reluctantly agrees, though he warns her to stay away from the front lines. Though compelled to fight, she is reluctant to fight Byleth, as she feels that she owes them for saving her own life back then. Should Byleth confront her, Flayn expresses her happiness that they are alive, but saddened that they are with the Empire. Feeling that she cannot take their life, for she owes them hers, she instead tells Byleth that she and Seteth will go into hiding after the battle. Should Byleth land the finishing blow on Flayn, she will flee from the battlefield and sadly bid Byleth farewell, doubting that they will ever meet again. Anyone else landing the final blow, or defeating her after Seteth has already been killed, will result in Flayn's death instead. If Seteth has already fled the battlefield, she will do so herself regardless of who defeats her.

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Azure Moon/Verdant Wind/Silver Snow[edit | edit source]

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In all other routes, Flayn will rejoin Byleth alongside the other students and teachers.

In the Silver Snow in particular, she will take a more active main role alongside Seteth in assisting Byleth.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Flayn is a sweet, curious and polite girl who speaks formally when talking with others. Due to her isolation from the rest of society, she is very curious to learn as much as she can; even something as simple as a fish swimming sideways is enough to get her attention. However, she can take words quite literally as shown in her supports with Sylvain.

Her interests include making friends and wandering around. She particularly enjoys fishing, even hosting tournaments in the monastery due to having fond memories of fishing with her mother and father. However, she is not a good cook, as everyone including her brother Seteth leaves the dining hall if she ends up cooking. Only Dimitri enjoys her cooking, but this is due to him losing his sense of taste.

She detests unnecessary violence, as shown with her supports with Felix. Flayn is a nostalgic person, with fond memories of her mother and childhood. She routinely asks Byleth if they remember when certain things happened, and reminisces about her life before the monastery.

Flayn knows Seteth has good intentions at heart, but dislikes it when he attempts to interfere with her social life, stating that she is old enough to make decisions for herself. She is interested in love and relationships, but Seteth will intimidate any student caught making advances towards her, so she attempts to conceal her romantic pursuits. In her ending with Claude, Seteth is kept unaware of their relationship, though in others he does not appear to mind.


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Flayn is quite protective of her true identity, as she hastily silenced her uncles Macuil and Indech when they attempted to greet her by her actual name, much to their surprise. Compared to Seteth however, Flayn is less composed when the subject about her true identity comes up, as both Linhardt and Claude are able to discern that she is not who she seems. Linhardt notes that Cethleann never had any children, along with numerous other similarities such as her major Crest and affinity for white magic. Claude appears to be unaware of this, but theorizes that she is actually Seteth's daughter after eavesdropping on an argument between the two, while pointing out to her that she's not good at hiding her emotions.

In her supports with Ignatz however, she appears to be barely concerned; though this may be due to him praising her for similarities to Cethleann, supported by Claude's statement that she fares poorly in concealing her emotions. Though she still conceals her identity as a Saint, she does reveal some of the truth to him, such as her meeting with Seiros and role in the battle against Nemesis and the Ten Elites (as Cethleann), much to Ignatz's surprise, as her story was drastically different from what he had been told. When he states that he would use her as a reference for his painting of Saint Cethleann, she even requests him to change it from "illustrious" to "fierce", and even blurts out that she would help him, even if it took centuries, though he takes it as a joke due to her easygoing and friendly personality.
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In-Game[edit | edit source]

Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Priest Flayn Icon.gifPriestMajor Crest of Cethleann
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
1128815129871916
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
FE16 White Magic Icon.pngNosferatu
FE16 White Magic Icon.pngHeal
FE16 White Magic Icon.pngRestore
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.pngTempest Lance
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.pngKnightkneeler
Plead.pngLily's Poise
Heal FE16.pngHeal
White Magic Heal+5 FE16.pngWhite Magic Heal +5
Lance Prowess Lv 2.pngLance Prowess Lv 2
Faith Lv 3.pngFaith Lv 3
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
FE16 Lance Weapon Icon.pngTraining Lance
FE16 Seal Icon.pngIntermediate Seal
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E C E E E E C+ E E E D
Start
Strong
Budding Talent
Strong
Weak
Weak

As an Enemy[edit | edit source]

The Battle of Garreg Mach[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A A - - -
Start
Protecting Garreg Mach[edit | edit source]
Skill FE16 sword icon.png FE16 lance icon.png FE16 axe icon.png FE16 bow icon.png FE16 brawl icon.png FE16 reason icon.png FE16 faith icon.png FE16 authority icon.png FE16 heavy armor icon.png FE16 riding icon.png FE16 flying icon.png
Level E E E E E E A A - - -
Start

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

Class:

Default
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
25% 25% 55% 45% 35% 15% 25% 50% 45%
Noble
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
25% 25% 55% 45% 35% 15% 25% 50% 50%
Dancer
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 20% 55% 45% 35% 15% 20% 45% 55%
Myrmidon
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 55% 45% 40% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Soldier
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 55% 50% 35% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Fighter
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 30% 55% 45% 35% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Monk
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 25% 55% 45% 35% 15% 25% 55% 50%
Mercenary
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 30% 55% 45% 40% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Thief
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 25% 55% 55% 45% 15% 25% 50% 50%
Armored Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 25% 55% 45% 25% 15% 35% 45% 50%
Cavalier
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 30% 55% 50% 25% 15% 30% 50% 50%
Brigand
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 55% 45% 35% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Archer
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 25% 55% 55% 35% 20% 25% 50% 50%
Mage
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 20% 65% 50% 35% 15% 20% 55% 50%
Priest
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 20% 60% 50% 35% 15% 20% 60% 55%
Pegasus Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
40% 25% 55% 45% 45% 15% 25% 55% 55%
Swordmaster
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
50% 35% 55% 45% 55% 15% 25% 45% 50%
Assassin
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 25% 55% 65% 55% 15% 25% 50% 45%
Fortress Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 55% 45% 25% 15% 40% 50% 50%
Paladin
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 55% 50% 25% 20% 30% 55% 50%
Wyvern Rider
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 50% 45% 35% 15% 30% 45% 50%
Warrior
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
65% 40% 50% 45% 35% 15% 25% 50% 50%
Sniper
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 55% 65% 35% 25% 25% 50% 50%
Warlock
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 65% 45% 35% 15% 20% 55% 50%
Bishop
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 65% 45% 35% 25% 20% 55% 55%
Trickster
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 25% 55% 60% 55% 25% 25% 55% 45%
War Cleric
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
65% 35% 60% 55% 35% 15% 25% 55% 50%
Dark Flier
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 25% 55% 45% 45% 15% 25% 60% 55%
Valkyrie
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
30% 25% 60% 45% 30% 25% 30% 60% 55%
Falcon Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 55% 45% 55% 15% 25% 55% 55%
Wyvern Lord
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 40% 50% 45% 45% 15% 30% 50% 50%
Mortal Savant
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
45% 35% 65% 45% 25% 25% 25% 50% 50%
Great Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 35% 55% 45% 25% 15% 30% 45% 50%
Bow Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 55% 45% 30% 15% 25% 50% 50%
Dark Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 30% 65% 45% 30% 15% 30% 60% 50%
Holy Knight
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 65% 45% 30% 25% 30% 60% 55%
Gremory
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
35% 25% 65% 55% 35% 15% 25% 55% 55%

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

Default
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
56 37 77 62 48 46 36 72 65
With all saint statue bonuses activated
HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
56 42 82 67 53 51 41 77 70

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Wind Heal
D+ Fire Nosferatu
C Cutting Gale Restore
C+ - -
B - Rescue
B+ - -
A Excalibur Fortify
A+ - -

Learnt Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Learned at Notes
Sword Prowess Lv 1.png Sword Prowess Lv 1 FE16 sword icon.png E+ -
Sword Prowess Lv 2.png Sword Prowess Lv 2 FE16 sword icon.png D+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 1
Sword Prowess Lv 3.png Sword Prowess Lv 3 FE16 sword icon.png C+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Prowess Lv 4.png Sword Prowess Lv 4 FE16 sword icon.png B+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 5.png Sword Prowess Lv 5 FE16 sword icon.png A+ Replaces Sword Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Wrath Strike FE16 sword icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Sword.png Grounder FE16 sword icon.png C -
Axebreaker FE16.png Axebreaker FE16 sword icon.png B -
Sword Crit +10 FE16.png Sword Crit +10 FE16 sword icon.png S -
Swordfaire FE16.png Swordfaire FE16 sword icon.png S+ -
Lance Prowess Lv 2.png Lance Prowess Lv 2 Innate -
Lance Prowess Lv 3.png Lance Prowess Lv 3 FE16 lance icon.png C+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 2
Lance Prowess Lv 4.png Lance Prowess Lv 4 FE16 lance icon.png B+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 3
Lance Prowess Lv 5.png Lance Prowess Lv 5 FE16 lance icon.png A+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Tempest Lance Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Knightkneeler Innate -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Hit and Run FE16 lance icon.png C+ -
Swordbreaker FE16.png Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon.png B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Frozen Lance FE16 lance icon.png A -
Lance Crit +10 FE16.png Lance Crit +10 FE16 lance icon.png S -
Lancefaire FE16.png Lancefaire FE16 lance icon.png S+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 1.png Axe Prowess Lv 1 FE16 axe icon.png E+ -
Axe Prowess Lv 2.png Axe Prowess Lv 2 FE16 axe icon.png D+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 3.png Axe Prowess Lv 3 FE16 axe icon.png C+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 2
Axe Prowess Lv 4.png Axe Prowess Lv 4 FE16 axe icon.png B+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 3
Axe Prowess Lv 5.png Axe Prowess Lv 5 FE16 axe icon.png A+ Replaces Axe Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Smash FE16 axe icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Helm Splitter FE16 axe icon.png C+ -
Lancebreaker FE16.png Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon.png B -
Axe Crit +10 FE16.png Axe Crit +10 FE16 axe icon.png S -
Axefaire FE16.png Axefaire FE16 axe icon.png S+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 1 FE16 bow icon.png E+ -
Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 2 FE16 bow icon.png D+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 1
Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 3 FE16 bow icon.png C+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 2
Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Bow Prowess Lv 4 FE16 bow icon.png B+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 3
Bow Prowess Lv 5.png Bow Prowess Lv 5 FE16 bow icon.png A+ Replaces Bow Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Bow.png Curved Shot FE16 bow icon.png D -
Close Counter FE16.png Close Counter FE16 bow icon.png C -
Bow Crit +10 FE16.png Bow Crit +10 FE16 bow icon.png S -
Bowfaire FE16.png Bowfaire FE16 bow icon.png S+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 1 FE16 brawl icon.png E+ -
Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 2 FE16 brawl icon.png D+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 3 FE16 brawl icon.png C+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 4 FE16 brawl icon.png B+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16.png Brawling Prowess Lv 5 FE16 brawl icon.png A+ Replaces Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Fading Blow FE16 brawl icon.png D -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Brawl.png Rushing Blow FE16 brawl icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Healing Focus FE16 brawl icon.png B -
Brawl Crit +10 FE16.png Brawl Crit +10 FE16 brawl icon.png S -
Fistfaire FE16.png Fistfaire FE16 brawl icon.png S+ -
Seal Magic FE16.png Seal Magic FE16 reason icon.png FE16 hidden talent icon.png Unlocked after tweleve tutoring sessions in Reason
Reason Lv 1 FE16.png Reason Lv 1 FE16 reason icon.png E+ -
Reason Lv 2 FE16.png Reason Lv 2 FE16 reason icon.png D+ Replaces Reason Lv 1
Reason Lv 3 FE16.png Reason Lv 3 FE16 reason icon.png C+ Replaces Reason Lv 2
Reason Lv 4 FE16.png Reason Lv 4 FE16 reason icon.png B+ Replaces Reason Lv 3
Reason Lv 5 FE16.png Reason Lv 5 FE16 reason icon.png A+ Replaces Reason Lv 4
Black Magic Range +1 FE16.png Black Magic Range +1 FE16 reason icon.png S -
Black Tomefaire FE16.png Black Tomefaire FE16 reason icon.png S+ -
Faith Lv 3.png Faith Lv 3 Innate -
Faith Lv 4.png Faith Lv 4 FE16 faith icon.png B+ Replaces Faith Lv 3
Faith Lv 5.png Faith Lv 5 FE16 faith icon.png A+ Replaces Faith Lv 4
White Magic Range +1 FE16.png White Magic Range +1 FE16 faith icon.png S -
White Tomefaire FE16.png White Tomefaire FE16 faith icon.png S+ -
Authority Lv 1.png Authority Lv 1 FE16 authority icon.png E+
Authority Lv 2.png Authority Lv 2 FE16 authority icon.png D+ Replaces Authority Lv 1
Authority Lv 3.png Authority Lv 3 FE16 authority icon.png C+ Replaces Authority Lv 2
Authority Lv 4.png Authority Lv 4 FE16 authority icon.png B+ Replaces Authority Lv 3
Authority Lv 5.png Authority Lv 5 FE16 authority icon.png A+ Replaces Authority Lv 4
Rally Luck FE16.png Rally Luck FE16 authority icon.png D -
Battalion Renewal FE16.png Battalion Renewal FE16 authority icon.png C -
Defensive Tactics FE16.png Defensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png B -
Offensive Tactics FE16.png Offensive Tactics FE16 authority icon.png S+ -
Weight -3 FE16.png Weight -3 FE16 heavy armor icon.png C -
Combat Art Icon FE16 Special.png Smite FE16 heavy armor icon.png B -
Weight -5 FE16.png Weight -5 FE16 heavy armor icon.png A+ Replaces Weight -3
Armored Effect Null FE16.png Armored Effect Null FE16 heavy armor icon.png S+ -
Dexterity +4 FE16.png Dexterity +4 FE16 riding icon.png C -
Movement +1 FE16.png Movement +1 FE16 riding icon.png A+ -
Cavalry Effect Null FE16.png Cavalry Effect Null FE16 riding icon.png S+ -
Alert Stance FE16.png Alert Stance FE16 flying icon.png B -
Alert Stance+ FE16.png Alert Stance+ FE16 flying icon.png A+ Replaces Alert Stance
Flying Effect Null FE16.png Flying Effect Null FE16 flying icon.png S+ -

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Flayn is automatically recruited into any house Byleth is teaching at the end of Chapter 6.

During Chapter 11, if the player is teaching the Black Eagles house, Flayn will permanently leave the party if the player has chosen to side with Edelgard. Any items that Flayn is carrying beforehand will also be lost, so it will be best to return the items into the convoy before attempting this chapter. If the player instead decides to side with the Church of Seiros, then Flayn will remain a playable unit as normal.

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Flayn is a Priest and will likely be the second healer for the player. She has strong growths in Magic and the highest Resistance growth in the game, allowing her to heal and attack magically while warding off enemy mages. Her Charm and Dexterity are both above average, allowing her to hit enemies reliably and to use Battalions with effectiveness. However, she has one of the lowest physical bulks in-game and is only average in Speed, meaning that most physical units can fell her in a single round of combat. She also has terrible Luck, leaving her vulnerable to critical hits. As such, she should be avoiding direct confrontation as much as possible, thus having a unit between her and the enemies is ideal. This also allows her to grant her Personal Skill Lily's Poise onto her adjacent allies, reducing the damage they receive by 3. This effect does not extend to her, however.

Flayn's strengths lie in Lance and Faith, the latter which establishes her as a healer while the former is rather unusual as her Strength growths are low and unreliable. It could theoretically help her become a Holy Knight, but she has a weakness in Riding. Her Faith spell pool has Restore, removing any negative status condition on allies within her range such as Poison, Rescue to pull allies out of danger back to her side, and the extremely useful Fortify, which heals all allies within her range. She is one of two characters to have this in their Faith pool, the other being Mercedes, making Flayn incredibly handy for the non-Blue Lions routes if Mercedes is not recruited. However, Flayn lacks Physic when compared to Mercedes, which forces her to stay closer to the front lines in order to heal allies, which can put Flayn at risk.

She has a Budding Talent in Reason which in turn gives her more offensive magic options if focused. She has a focus on wind spells, which are lightweight and accurate, compensating for her low Str and Dex. Unlocking its potential grants her Seal Magic, further helping her to bait mages, cripple them, and allow allies to engage with the enemy's damage reduced. Flayn's only subject weakness is Riding, which is a minor hindrance as the only thing this does is slow her down from becoming a potential Holy Knight or Dark Knight. Her initial D rank in Flying also means she can become a Pegasus Knight fairly easily, and while she might not do well in it due to her weak Strength stat, she could still take the time to master Darting Blow.

Flayn naturally fits in her Priest and Bishop class path, but if her Reason Budding Talent is unlocked, she can also shift into a Mage and Warlock and later combine the two into the Gremory class. All of these choices will play off of her Magic focus. Bishop and Gremory are especially considerable for doubling uses of her powerful support magic. While investing in her Riding may prove difficult due to her subject weakness, her performance as a Holy Knight or Dark Knight will be stellar. An even better class for her would be Dark Flier, which plays to all her strengths and allows her to acquire Transmute, making her even better as a magical bait unit; its only downside is that it doesn't provide additional charges for her Faith spells.

Overall, Flayn makes for an ideal healer and magic bait character, able to withstand nearly any spell thrown at her while also dishing out a reasonable amount of her own damage. As one of only two candidates with Fortify, she is invaluable to have in long battles, while Rescue gives her another means of saving her allies. She may be physically weak, but she more than makes up for it in her ability to dominate mage-versus-mage fights and her ability to preserve her allies.

Gift List[edit | edit source]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Tasty Baked Treat Favorite A baked confection made by mixing fruit into dough. Appreciated by those with a sweet tooth.
Stylish Hair Clip Favorite A hair accessory from a popular manufacturer. Appreciated by fashionable women. ★★
Dapper Handkerchief Favorite A handkerchief adorned with refined embroidery. Appreciated by fashionable men. ★★
Armored Bear Stuffy Favorite A fluffy stuffed bear wearing distinguished armor. Appreciated by those who love animals or cute things. ★★★
Forget-me-nots Favorite Grown sometimes in Fodlan. Appreciated by those who like flowers. ★★★
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Whetstone Dislike A stone used to sharpen the blades of swords or lances. Appreciated by those who enjoy weapon maintenance. ★★
Blue Cheese Dislike A pungent cheese with a very distinctive taste. Appreciated by lovers of food and drink. ★★★★

Share a Meal List[edit | edit source]

Meal Name Type of Meal Description
Grilled Herring Favorite Herring caught off the coast of Albinea, shredded and grilled in an earthenware pot with sliced turnips.
Saghert and Cream Favorite A baked confection coated with Noa fruit cream and a currant reduction, often enjoyed as a dessert at family gatherings.
Fish and Bean Soup Favorite A soup made by simmering white trout and chickpeas. A simple yet wholesome dish.
Onion Gratin Soup Favorite Onions stewed with white trout and baked with a layer of cheese on top. Will warm you up from the inside out.
Sweet Bun Trio Favorite Traditional pastries from Faerghus, known for their subtle sweetness. The dough is made with eggs and sugar.
Fruit and Herring Tart Favorite A baked tart with stewed herring and Noa fruit mixed into the batter. Popular in Enbarr, the Imperial Capital.
Fisherman's Bounty Favorite Freshly-caught fish are cut into chunks and stewed together to make this hearty dish.
Pheasant Roast with Berry Sauce Favorite Well-roasted Fódlan pheasant drizzled with a berry reduction sauce.
Cheesy Verona Stew Favorite A rich dish consisting of verona and sautéed Teutates loach. These ingredients are boiled and served with two kinds of melted cheese.
Fish Sandwich Favorite A simple dish. Airmid pike is pickled in vinegar and served with cabbage between two slices of bread.
Country-Style Red Turnip Plate Favorite A balanced meal including red turnip and verona stew, red turnip salad, and sautéed red turnip with garlic.
Peach Sorbet Favorite A sorbet made with thin slices of magically frozen peach, dusted with bean flour.
Pickled Seafood and Vegetables Favorite A Dagdan dish of raw fish and turnips pickled in a vinegar-based seasoning liquid. Rarely eaten in Fódlan.
Two-Fish Sauté Favorite Two types of fish are cut into strips and sautéed in butter. This lavish meal hails from Enbarr, the Imperial Capital.
Cabbage and Herring Stew Favorite Cabbage and Albinean herring stewed whole. The fish guts lend this hearty dish a superbly bitter kick.
Bourgeois Pike Favorite A gourmet fish dish with Airmid pike, vegetables, and a sprinkle of expensive spices. Popular among nobles.
Sautéed Jerky Dislike Jerky aged in the monastery and sautéed for a delightfully salty flavor. A perfect snack to go with your favorite drink.
Garreg Mach Meat Pie Dislike A crispy-brown pie packed with tomatoes, cheese, and tender chunks of meat.
Super-Spicy Fish Dango Dislike A light snack, popular in the Empire. Small, spicy balls of fried dough packed with white trout and dried tomato.
Sautéed Pheasant and Eggs Dislike Thin slices of bird meat and shredded cabbage, mixed with scrambled eggs and sautéed with spices. Invention of a certain noble.
Gautier Cheese Gratin Dislike A gratin of bird meat topped with heaps of Gautier cheese, which is famous for its low fat content. It has a unique flavor.
Vegetable Stir-Fry Dislike A dish of dried tomatoes, cabbage, chickpeas, and other vegetables, stir-fried with eggs. Nutritious and very filling.

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

Lost Item Description
Antique Clasp An expensive-looking clasp with an outdated design. It probably belongs to someone who is not up on trends.
Old Map of Enbarr An old map of Enbarr. It probably belongs to someone with a connection to the Imperial capital of the past.
Dusty Book of Fables A well-loved book of children’s fables. It probably belongs to someone who has fond memories associated with it.

Tea Party Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Flayn/Tea Party

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Flayn/Supports

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Playing Innocent
Younger sister of Seteth, who dotes on her constantly. Having lived a sheltered life, she sometimes appears to lack common sense. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Flayn Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Playing Innocent
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/40/43
10/11/12
36/39/42
4/5/6
23/27/30
3/4/5
18/21/24
8/9/10
32/35/38
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Rescue
FEH skill special.png Still-Water Balm
FEH Staff.png Staff

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngAssault---
Caduceus Staff--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngHeal---
Mend---
RescueHeal--
Rescue+RescueFEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngImbue---
Still-Water BalmImbueFEH Star Rarity 5.png-
Deluge Balm---
Deluge Balm+--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Dazzling Staff 1.png Dazzling Staff 1--
FEH Dazzling Staff 2.png Dazzling Staff 2FEH Dazzling Staff 1.png Dazzling Staff 1-
FEH Dazzling Staff 3.png Dazzling Staff 3FEH Dazzling Staff 2.png Dazzling Staff 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Ground Orders 1.png Ground Orders 1--
FEH Ground Orders 2.png Ground Orders 2FEH Ground Orders 1.png Ground Orders 1-
FEH Ground Orders 3.png Ground Orders 3FEH Ground Orders 2.png Ground Orders 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Kit[edit | edit source]

Flayn is the first base form Staff healer in the game which makes her somewhat unique, but nonetheless a powerful asset as a supportive unit, while simultaneously having a modest offense if needed to use as an attacking unit. At 39 base Atk, she is one of the strongest healers in the game with Winter Sephiran having the only stronger Atk value of all staff units at the start of Book V. Unfortunately her middling Spd at 27 does not mean that she will be able to reliably pile damage onto her foes. She has a modest magical bulk, scoring 75, but with her low 21 Def, she is highly unlikely to survive a moderate physical assault.
Caduceus Staff is her unique Staff and comes with a base Wrathful Staff effect, allowing her to deal full damage rather than taking the staff damage penalty. Additonally the staff essentially grants allies within two spaces of her a unique damage reduction. This can further increase the bulkiness of her allies, making it much harder for foes to finish them off and can be a huge determining factor if your ally would survive combat or not. Since it does not have a damage threshold putting Flayn in an optimal position can cover a wide range of allies in all situations without having to wory about anything other than maintaining her health.
Rescue+ is a new healing Support skill that she introduces. She first heals her ally based on 50% of her Atk value, meaning that with the Caduceus Staff equipped, she can heal 26 HP at neutral Atk and when not suffering a penalty, which for most heroes is around half of their HP maximum values. Additionally if she uses this on an ally, it also has a Draw Back effect, pulling herself and her ally backwards one space assuming both of them can move onto the destination tile. For Flayn this is no issue being a flying unit, but in some cases, strategic use of this skill may be stymied.
Deluge Balm grants Spd/Res +6 to all allies on the map when activated, giving a modest boost to both stats. Dazzling Staff rounds off the standard Staff skill combo, allowing her to deal full damage through her staff and preventing her foe's counterattacks. Ground Orders grants adjacent Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units a pseudo Flier Formation effect, effectively allowing them to teleport to any adjacent tile next to an ally within two spaces of themselves. This drastically improves the movement of her allies and together, they can spread across the map with ease.

Counters[edit | edit source]

Flayn's mixture of middling Spd and Def means that most physical units will easily dispatch her if they can get past her allies. Being flying means that bow units are an instant death sentence for her due to the weapon effectiveness as well as other weapons with this effect like Merric's Excalibur. While she has the ability in her base kit to stop counterattacks, Null C-Disrupt instantly negates this, meaning that she is vulnerable to them should they be able to counter her at the same range or through a Distant Counter unit.

Skill Inheritance Options[edit | edit source]
Flayn's starting kit is a perfect blend to get her going strong without needing much outside assistance. That being said, her empty Skill A slot can be easily filled with skills that further increase her Atk/Res as they are her two strongest stats. For those on a premium, Attack Resistance Solo or Attack Resistance Push nicely accomplish this while allowing her to still support her allies. The flat stat incereases like through Attack +3 or Resistance +3 are alternative budget options alongside the stat combo flat skills.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Flayn/Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Flayn/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

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Flayn - Slumbering Princess (If Seteth lived)

Flayn disappeared soon after the war, and over time it was all but forgotten that she had ever existed. Many long years later, however, a young woman resurfaced in a completely transformed Fódlan. When she looked to the man who stood beside her, she wondered if it would be all right, in this new era, to call him Father.

Flayn - Slumbering Princess (If Seteth died)

Flayn disappeared soon after the war, and after a time, proof of her very existence faded from memory. Many years later, a young woman appeared at the monastery, which had been restored to its former glory. Speaking to no one in particular, it is said that she gazed at the entrance and reverently whispered, "I am home."

Flayn and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

Byleth announced his marriage to Flayn shortly after becoming leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. Flayn did not get involved in government affairs, but instead focused on making frequent public appearances, where her calm and pleasant demeanor helped endear the new leaders to the people. When Fódlan was finally restored, the couple left the throne to their children and retired to a royal villa on the Rhodos Coast of western Fódlan. They spent their remaining years there in peace, fishing a great deal. It is said that no matter their age, they always retained a youthful appearance.

Flayn and Byleth (Azure Moon)

Byleth announced his marriage to Flayn shortly after being named archbishop of the Church of Seiros. Flayn chose not to get involved in management of the church, instead focusing on healing those who had been hurt by the war. Her compassionate demeanor led many to speculate that she was "the second coming of Saint Cethleann." When Fódlan was finally restored, the archbishop named a successor, and the couple retired to a royal villa on the Rhodos Coast of western Fódlan. They spent their remaining years there in peace, fishing a great deal. It is said that no matter their age, they always retained a youthful appearance.

Flayn and Dimitri

Dimitri assumed the throne of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and spent his life ruling justly over Fódlan. Some time after his coronation, he took Flayn, who now enjoyed a position of prominence in the church, as his queen. Many speculated at first that the marriage was politically motivated, but it is said that over time the love they had for one another became clear to see. Their lives were full of warmth and tranquility. Many years later, when Dimitri passed, his journals revealed that he had kept a meticulous record of all the meals he and his wife had enjoyed together.

Flayn and Claude

Entrusting the future of Fódlan to his friends, Claude left for Almyra to reclaim his place as heir to the throne. Several years later, when he became king, he took initial steps to open diplomatic relations with Fódlan, and asked Garreg Mach for aid. During this time, he was reunited with Flayn, who had been helping Seteth run the church. She agreed to help, and as they worked together to secure friendly relations between their respective regions, they fell deeply in love. It is said that Seteth never learned of their relationship.

Flayn and Claude(If Seteth died)

Entrusting the future of Fódlan to his friends, Claude left for Almyra to reclaim his place as heir to the throne. Several years later, when he became king, he took initial steps to open diplomatic relations with Fódlan, and asked Garreg Mach for aid. Alongside him was his wife, Flayn, who had gone missing during the war, but who now worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between their two lands for the sake of the late Seteth. It is said that some churchgoers disapproved of this new stance toward Almyra at first, but that Flayn's love for Claude proved to be a key inspiration in shifting the perspectives of the populace.

Flayn and Ferdinand

Ferdinand married Flayn just after becoming the new Duke Aegir, and the pair wasted no time getting to work on the rebuilding effort. While Ferdinand handled administrative matters, Flayn walked more directly among the people, seeing to their needs. Their teamwork and complementary skills led to rapid recovery and growth for the region, but it is said that what inspired the people most of all was the genuine intimacy and affection between the ruling couple.

Flayn and Linhardt

Immediately after the war, Flayn disappeared from Garreg Mach. At the same time, Linhardt mysteriously abandoned his claim to House Hevring, and also vanished. It was suspected, among those who knew them, that they had eloped, although no one seemed to know just where they went. Over a decade later, well after the Officers Academy had been rebuilt, something strange happened. A sleepy young girl with antiquated clothing and the Major Crest of Cethleann enrolled. Over the next two years, a young boy and girl with that same Crest also enrolled. Though Crest scholars deduced that they must be siblings, the truth of their lineage was never definitely proven.

Flayn and Dedue

After the war, Dedue returned to Fhirdiad to support King Dimitri's reign as his vassal. As he worked, his wife, Flayn, was determined to support him with home-cooked meals. Dedue patiently endured the more disastrous of his wife's experiments, while teaching her everything he knew. Eventually Flayn's talent blossomed and she became a renowned chef. It is said that those who were lucky enough to taste her cooking always asked for more, and that Dedue's eyes lit up with affection and pride when she told him what she was planning to prepare next.

Flayn and Felix (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

Even after the war's end, skirmishes continued to break out across Fódlan. Learning that there were still places where he could fight, Felix abandoned his noble title and chose to make a living with his sword. He traveled the land, seeking battle as if he had a death wish, but his violent path came to an end when he arrived at Garreg Mach. It was there that he reunited with Flayn, who was saddened to see that Felix had continued to use his sword to kill. She left to travel with him, and it is rumored that her kindness helped turn his life around. No one knows what became of them after that, but the tales of a deadly swordsman did suddenly cease.

Flayn and Felix (Azure Moon)

After becoming Duke Fraldarius, Felix married Flayn, and the couple worked tirelessly to restore their territory. Thanks to Felix's dedication and Flayn's compassion, they were well loved by the people, whom they visited and spoke with frequently. Felix served as Dimitri's sworn sword throughout his reign, but when the king passed away, he gave it up in favor of a quiet life with his wife. In his later years, the sword was only used for parlor tricks, such as slicing juggled fruit out of the air—a display of skill that never failed to delight Flayn.

Flayn and Raphael

Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. Away from the battlefield and able to eat as much as he pleased, he eventually began to grow soft. It was around that time that Flayn, who had also neglected her training, came to visit. The two helped motivate one another, and together they embarked on a new exercise routine. Thereafter, it is said that their energetic shouts and cries of exertion could be heard throughout the village at any time of day.

Flayn and Ignatz

Soon after the war, Flayn disappeared. Ignatz searched unsuccessfully for her for a time, but finally gave up and went home. With hard-won permission from his family, he then set out to travel the world as an artist. Years later, his journey took him by chance to Garreg Mach, where the statue of Saint Cethleann inspired him to paint. It was then that Flayn finally appeared, wondering aloud why Ignatz was not painting her as he’d promised. Overjoyed, Ignatz devoted much of the rest of his artistic career to getting Flayn’s likeness just right. Her visage was finally captured in the work he called The Second Advent of a Saint, which was widely recognized as a masterpiece.

Flayn and Seteth

While Flayn disappeared soon after the war, Seteth stayed at the monastery and worked to restore the authority of the Church of Seiros. Doing away with his old strictness, he adopted a tolerant stance toward all, and encouraged his followers to do the same. When he was satisfied that the message was received, he vanished from the monastery. Several centuries later, a man and a woman in ancient attire emerged to a Fódlan that had drastically changed. When she asked the man beside her if it would be all right in this new era to call him "Father," he said that perhaps it would be better to remain on the safe side.
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Super Smash Bros.[edit | edit source]

Flayn appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a background character in the cathedral scene at Garreg Mach Monastery.

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Flayn's english name appears to be an approximation based on her Japanese name which is written as "furen". In Japanese phonetics, the F and H sounds are incredibly close, similar to how the L and R sounds are interchangeable. Her name in the Japanese version is "Hrönn" which is approximated as "huren" in Japanese.

Hrönn, one of the nine daughters of the norse sea god Aegir. The name comes from an old norse word for "wave". One of the other daughters of Aegir, Hefring is the namesake for Linhardt 's family name.


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In Irish mythology, Ceithleann (pronounced Ke'len) of the Crooked Teeth was a Fomorian and wife of Balor of the Evil Eye. She is the mother of Ethniu and thus grandmother of Lugh.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

CG artwork of Crimson Flower Flayn S-Support

  • Flayn has an unused artwork depicting her S-Support with Byleth in the Crimson Flower route, suggesting that she was initially going to stay with the Black Eagle Strike Force but was later scrapped.
  • Flayn shares the crest of Cethleann with Linhardt.
  • In the internal game's data file, Flayn's age is coded as being 17, though her exact age is never stated in-game and appears as "???" in her profile card.
  • Flayn stands at 151cm (or about 4’11"), making her the shortest character in the post-timeskip.
  • On the Crimson Flower path, Flayn becomes one of the six characters in the game that will leave the army. The others are Edelgard and Hubert on Silver Snow path, Dedue on Azure Moon path, Ashe (if recruited) on Silver Snow and Verdant Wind path, and Lorenz (if recruited) on Silver Snow and Azure Moon path.
  • If Flayn is taken to the old church in the Enbarr battle map, she will comment that it was the place where her parents met.
  • Flayn has a unique battle model as a Priest.
    • Otherwise, she uses pink colors for her classes.
  • Flayn inherited her love of fishing from her mother, who was a skilled fisher. Flayn also says that her mother was a talented cook, unlike her.
  • As an enemy in the Battle of Garreg Mach, Flayn has access to Seraphim, a spell outside of her playable spell pool.
  • Flayn is one of the few characters who will retreat, rather than die, if defeated on Classic mode in the War Phase. The other four are Hilda, Hubert, Gilbert, and Seteth.
    • However, she won't be playable anymore, and it is said in the ending screen that she'll die from her wounds soon after the war.
      • Flayn only retreats if defeated on Classic mode in the Silver Snow route. She will die in the Verdant Wind and Azure Moon routes.
  • Flayn in the timeskip has the least amount of victory quotes in the series with only a total of 2.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Flayn placed 13th for females and 23rd overall with 333 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
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  • Flayn's thousand-year slumber following the war against Nemesis is similar in ways to Tiki's own long sleep following the war in Archanea. One difference is that, while Tiki slept to keep her mind from degenerating, Flayn slept to heal her body.
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Flayn/Gallery.
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