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“You have to be careful when placing labels on good and evil, Seliph. Never waste your anger on individuals. Always focus it on the evil within all of us.”

Lewyn is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the prince of Silesse and the son of Queen Lahna. He is also a direct descendant of Crusader Ced, the founder of Silesse. Lewyn is 20 years old, according to the Mitsuki Oosawa manga.


Prior to the events of Genealogy of the Holy War, Lewyn ran away from Silesse to explore the world outside of the country. Along the way, he befriended Sylvia, a dancer, who develops romantic feelings for him. The Mitsuki Oosawa manga offers an explanation: Lewyn was among the few people who treated her well in her short life.

In Chapter 4, Lewyn will snap out of his senses and agree to take the throne of Silesse after the death of Annand. His mother will then give him the divine tome Forseti, knowing that he will follow the just path of the Wind Crusader. Erinys Lewyn's canonical wife in the events of Thracia 776. They will then have two children, Ced and Fee. However, Lewyn can be married to any other female character in Genealogy.

After the Battle of Belhalla, Lewyn is killed by Manfroy (revealed in the opening, after the game is finished several times), but will later be resurrected by Forseti. He will then join Seliph in the second generation, serving as his adviser. In the past he took care an amnesiac Julia after she was spirited away from Grannvale, and according to Shouzou Kaga's notes, he also was the traveling merchant who taught Tailtiu's son Arthur wind magic.[1]

It is revealed in the epilogue that Lewyn was almost surely possessed by Forseti's spirit throughout the events of the second generation, rather than being properly resurrected, as Seliph expresses gratitude towards Forseti for guiding his army through the hardships faced during the course of the holy war.


In the first generation, Lewyn sports a rather flirtatious personality, being rather mischievous around characters of the opposite gender. However, he is not without his depths: when Erinys asks him to return to Silesse, Lewyn rhetorically remarks "You know who suffers then? The people." This may imply that Lewyn either doubts his ability to rule Silesse or that he is afraid of slipping up in his duties as the head figure of the country and causing suffering among of the commoners.

Lewyn's fun-loving personality changes drastically in the second generation, where he is much more mature and refined in his mannerisms and speech, as well as being relatively cold and distant towards his family members. For instance, when Ced confronts him about Erinys' death, he merely replies with a curt "Well, that's too bad." In the case of Fee, he is slightly more harsh, as he retorts: "Fee, look, I'm sorry about Erinys...But what went on between the two of us is really none of yours or Ced's damn business!" Still, he is not completely devoid of emotions, as can be seen in a conversation he shares with Tine if he is paired up with Tailtiu. In this conversation, Lewyn is observed to tear up upon learning of Tailtiu's tragic death in the hands of Hilda. His emotional side also expressed in another conversation that he shares with Lene if he is paired up with Silvia: within this conversation, Lewyn is shown to have a kind demeanor as he comforts Lene upon learning that she has been abandoned by Silvia. He then reassures her that her parents are still alive, not once dropping any hints on his true identity as her father. Perhaps the reason for this drastic change in personality is Forseti possessing him during the second generation, and if so, his harshness towards his children may simply be Forseti trying to avoid emotional confrontation.


Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[]

Base Stats[]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Bard SpriteBardHolsety Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorForseti
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE4 WindWind - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 ThunderThunder - C
FE4 FireFire - C

Growth Rates[]

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 10% 30% 40% 90% 20% 20% 10%

Promotion Gains[]

Promoted Class
FE4 Sage Sprite (M) Sage
0 +8 +5 +5 0 +5 0
Weapon Levels
FE4 Fire +1 FE4 Thunder +1 FE4 Light B FE4 Staff B


Secret Book (Artwork)
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.

Lewyn, like many foot units, is an excellent overall combat unit. He sports a very high Speed growth which will give him excellent Evasion, and despite the fact that he does not have Pursuit, he is still a ridiculously strong offensive unit. While his overall offensive potential is extremely high, Lewyn does have a few drawbacks. The first being his low Movement, making it difficult to have him see much actual combat. Maps in Genealogy of the Holy War are huge, and Lewyn will have trouble keeping up. The other drawback is having the most inconsistent damage output in the game. The possible outcomes from him engaging in combat range from simply attacking once and not even managing to kill a regular enemy unit, or blowing up a Boss with a barrage of 4 attacks full of critical strikes. This is because Lewyn's skills, Adept and Critical, are dependent on RNG. Since they key off his Skill and Speed, which are rather good, Lewyn tends to average around 30-50% odds of activating Adept, and 10-20% odds of activating Critical. The odds are mostly in Lewyn's favor, though, and his base damage with Elwind is high enough that he will usually take a chunk off an enemy even if he fails to activate either skill. If you want Lewyn to be even stronger (which is wholly unnecessary), you could sell him the Pursuit Ring, but there are many characters that need the item more than Lewyn.

In Chapter 4, Lewyn will receive the Forseti tome from his mother, Lahna, when he enters Silesse Castle, and it is at this moment that he will become virtually unstoppable. He gains an additional 10 Skill and 20 Speed while equipping the tome, giving him roughly 100 Evade, a 65% chance of activating Adept, roughly 35% chance to Critical, and an absurdly strong attack strength of 50-60. He can slay even Holy Weapon wielding Bosses with relative ease. His movement remains comparatively limited, meaning faster playthroughs can end up leaving him behind, but his power is so ridiculous that if the power of the game's combined mounted units is ever insufficient, Lewyn will be more than enough to make up for it.

Father Overview[]

Lewyn makes a great father overall. He is tied with Chulainn for highest overall growths for a male suitor and second highest overall growths in the first generation (both of them only losing to Sigurd), makes any of his children extremely fast, and passes on two explosive combat skills for them to inherit. Furthermore, he is capable of passing on both Holy Blood and the Holy Weapon Forseti to certain children, which is arguably the best weapon in the entire game. His main downsides as a father are his low Strength not being ideal for physical children and his lack of Pursuit. It is arguable that none of these details are of import, as Forseti being inherited is the main focal point of Lewyn's pairing.

Lewyn is best paired with Erinys or Tailtiu. While there are some benefits for other pairings, the rest should generally be avoided because no other children can inherit Forseti, Lewyn cannot pass on weapons to them, they will lack Pursuit, or his low Strength growth will negatively impact the children. If you must defy this recommendation, Ayra is the best option, especially if you have them pass down Magic Swords to the children and have one of the children buy then Flame Sword, however compared to many other of Ayra's pairings this may be unreliable.

  • Erinys: Many players choose this pairing not only because it is heavily promoted by the in-game mechanics and is canonical according to the events of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, but because its benefits far outweigh the negatives. Erinys already provides Pursuit to her children, and combined with Adept and Critical, Fee will have some great offensive potential. Unfortunately, she will have a pretty bad Strength growth from this pairing, but her other stats and skills should make up for this shortcoming, and in any case she will gain five points of strength for free from a conversation from Lewyn (Seliph) in chapter 10. Giving her a Power Ring for Fee to inherit may be a good idea. Ced will be a force of nature, with great growths across the board, a plethora of offensive skills, and most importantly he will inherit the Forseti tome which will make him a virtual god.
  • Tailtiu: This is a good pairing in an efficient playthrough, as Arthur will be able to put Forseti to use much earlier than Ced can. Both of Tailtiu's children wield Magic, so Lewyn is a great fit for them. Arthur will be godlike with Adept, Critical, and Forseti, as well as having a mount, while Tine will turn out strong, though the lack of Pursuit in this pairing will be more noticeable on her since she will be wielding weaker tomes.
  • Sylvia: This pairing will result in Coirpre receiving Forseti, but he joins you very late in the second generation and you will not get as much use out of such a powerful item. Coirpre in general is not quite as good of a fighting unit as Ced or Arthur, so he is not quite as potent as Forseti's wielder, though he will still be great. Lene does not really benefit much from the pairing, but she will turn out fine. All in all, this pairing is fine but you just get much better use out of Forseti from Lewyn's other pairings.
  • Ayra: The best wild card option, she innately has Astra, but she does not let Lewyn pass down Forseti. Lewyn is Ayra's best magic oriented option. It is recommended that you have them pass down Thunder or Wind Sword to one of the children and have the other buy the Flame Sword during Chapter 7. Lewyn can also pass down his Magic growths and Critical Skill to them.


In Chapter 2, Sigurd may speak to Lewyn, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 2, if Lewyn speaks to Erinys, she will be recruited into the army.

In Chapter 4, after Silesse Castle is captured, Lewyn may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 4, if Lewyn enters Silesse Castle, he will obtain the Forseti tome.

In Chapter 4, if neither Lewyn nor Erinys has a lover after Silesse Castle is captured, Erinys may speak to Lewyn, resulting in the pair falling in love immediately.

In Chapter 5, after Phinora Castle is captured, if Lewyn is in love with either Erinys or Sylvia, his lover in question may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.

Love Growths[]

Character Bonus

Fire Emblem Awakening[]


Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Sage (M) Map SpriteSage
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Magic +2Magic +2
Gamble (FE13)Gamble
MagiccryiconRally Magic
TomeIconFE13Tome - A
StaffIconFE13Staff - D
Holsety FE13 IconForseti*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Engage[]

Bond Ring[]

Prince of Silesse on Jugdral, a continent in another world. Descendant of the crusader Ced, he inherited the holy wind tome Forseti. Fought alongside Sigurd and, after his death, his son, Seliph, as well.
Bond Ring Lewyn
FE17 C Rank Bond RingC Rank Spd +1
FE17 B Rank Bond RingB Rank Mag +1 Spd +1
World FE17 A Rank Bond RingA Rank Mag +1 Dex +1 Spd +1
Sigurd Emblem Ring Holy Knight FE17 S Rank Bond RingS Rank Mag +1 Dex +1 Spd +2

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Guiding Breeze
Prince of Silesse. A descendant of Ced, one of the 12 legendary crusaders, and inheritor of the wind tome Forseti. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Lewyn SpriteTitle
Guiding Breeze
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Forseti
FEH skill special Glimmer
FEH Wind Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseWind---
Forseti-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNight Sky---
Glimmer-FEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1--
FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Darting Blow 1 Darting Blow 1-
FEH Swift Sparrow 2 Swift Sparrow 2FEH Swift Sparrow 1 Swift Sparrow 1FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Special Spiral 1 Special Spiral 1--
FEH Special Spiral 2 Special Spiral 2FEH Special Spiral 1 Special Spiral 1-
FEH Special Spiral 3 Special Spiral 3FEH Special Spiral 2 Special Spiral 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Odd Atk Wave 1 Odd Atk Wave 1--
FEH Odd Atk Wave 2 Odd Atk Wave 2FEH Odd Atk Wave 1 Odd Atk Wave 1-
FEH Odd Atk Wave 3 Odd Atk Wave 3FEH Odd Atk Wave 2 Odd Atk Wave 2FEH Star Rarity 5


Base Skills[]

In terms of raw damage output, Lewyn is one of the strongest green mages in the game. His starting base kit, while not incredible, holds up relatively well, and he requires little outside inheritance to be competitively viable. This is cemented through his claim-to-fame Forseti which guarantees an immediate follow up attack to his first attack so long as he initiates battle and is over 50% health at the start. Lewyn melts through a wide range of units save for magically bulkiest of enemies and emerges from most battles without suffering any damage and maintaining Forseti's effect. Later on, it gained a simple, yet powerful refine. Not only the HP condition is reduced to 25% of his health, he also gains 4 points of attack and speed. With the special refine, as long as his target is with or above 75% of its health, he gain an additional 4 points to his attack and speed and neutralizes any debuffs focused on those stats.

His base kit perfectly synergies with Forseti and emphasizes the player-turn hyper-offensive style. Swift Sparrow is a staple of many player-phase nukes, and sets him up for inheriting higher levels of said skill by default. Odd Attack Wave is fairly outdated but perfectly usable on a budget. Save for some of the fastest characters, few can survive or prevent his Forseti follow ups. As a standard Mage, he loves receiving buffs and Glimmer capitalizes on the stat boosts to further increase damage output. Lewyn's final jewel is Special Spiral a skill that he both introduced and uses with incredible effectiveness. If he completes a battle and triggered a Special attack during that battle, he immediately reduces his special cooldown by 2, keeping his specials charged after every battle.


Lewyn is far too delicate and is at his weakest during the Enemy turn. He absolutely wants to avoid being initiated on all circumstances. Bulky units with Distant Counter are particularly troublesome for him as they can retaliate hard if he fails to kill them, especially red units like Hríd, Legendary Ryoma, and Fallen Ike. Highly resistant red enemies like Valentine's Henriette, Solon, and Altina can withstand his offense and retaliate hard. Finally, his reliance on his tome's follow up attack leaves him vulnerable to Wary Fighter opponents and other forms of follow-up denial. Both his low Res and HP also leave him vulnerable to most conventional Ploy users as well, hampering some of his offense.

Skill Inheritance Options[]

Realistically speaking, all Lewyn needs is an Assist skill - he already comes with nearly everything he could want on offense, though an upgrade to his Swift Sparrow never hurts. Standard Assist skill Draw Back is a solid choice as he can reposition himself and keep a tankier ally in front of him, offering some protection on the turns he is not attacking.

However, an unorthodox route involves inheriting AoE special like Blazing Wind, given Special Spiral's synergy with the skill. As for the Sacred Seal, Lewyn will always want Flashing Blade; since he has no way of charging his Special faster without Infantry Pulse support, the Seal allows Lewyn to get his Special off repeatedly when he has the support of a Dancer.

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Guiding Breeze Lewyn
Lewyn guiding breeze pop01 Lewyn is a traveling bard. It goes without saying that he knows his way around a musical instrument, but he's also an extremely talented mage as well!
Lewyn guiding breeze pop02 There's a reason for that, of course. You see, his lifestyle as a bard is a cover. Lewyn is actually the prince of Silesse, and the descendant of the crusader Ced!
Lewyn guiding breeze pop03 Lewyn is something of a free spirit. He simply left the kingdom one day, which caused a commotion and resulted in a team being frantically sent out to find him.
Lewyn guiding breeze pop04 Don't get him wrong, though. He's very caring and considerate, particularly toward the weak and downtrodden. And with his carefree, breezy demeanor, he really does make a great bard!
Closely Associated Characters
Silvia A dancer who travels the world. She looks sweet, but she doesn't necessarily act that way. Descendant of the high priest Bragi. She's taken a romantic interest in Lewyn.
Erinys A serious, earnest pegasus knight of Silesse. She sets out on a journey in search of Lewyn after he suddenly leaves the kingdom.

Wind-Song Scion
Royal of Silesse. A descendant of Ced, one of the legendary 12 crusaders. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Lewyn Wind-Song Scion Heroes spriteTitle
Wind-Song Scion
Heroes Infantry Infantry
FEH skill offense Drifting Grace+
FEH skill special New Moon
FEH Thunder Tome Tome


FEH skill offenseLight---
Drifting Grace---
Drifting Grace+-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialNew Moon---
Luna (Skill)New MoonFEH Star Rarity 5-
AFEH Atk Res Solo 1 Atk Res Solo 1--
FEH Atk Res Solo 2 Atk Res Solo 2FEH Atk Res Solo 1 Atk Res Solo 1-
FEH Atk Res Solo 3 Atk Res Solo 3FEH Atk Res Solo 2 Atk Res Solo 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Infantry Flash 1 Infantry Flash 1--
FEH Infantry Flash 2 Infantry Flash 2FEH Infantry Flash 1 Infantry Flash 1-
FEH Infantry Flash 3 Infantry Flash 3FEH Infantry Flash 2 Infantry Flash 2FEH Star Rarity 5


Base Skills[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Wind-Song Scion Lewyn
Lewyn wind-song scion pop01 A stylish guest from Silesse has come to attend the Day of the Twelve festival! That's right, it's Lewyn, and he's making an appearance in a special outfit!
Lewyn wind-song scion pop02 This elegant outfit is based on the attire worn by Ced, Lewyn's ancestor. He was one of the 12 crusaders, who once carried the wind tome Forseti!
Lewyn wind-song scion pop03 The green shawl Lewyn is wearing calls to mind a gentle breeze, and it comes complete with metallic fittings that gleam with the light. Lewyn once guided Seliph, the Scion of Light, so I'd say that it's a pretty appropriate addition!
Lewyn wind-song scion pop04 Lewyn has something of a relaxed, mature attitude that makes him seem rather grown-up compared to others. I hope that he'll continue to look out for the younger Heroes at the festival!
Closely Associated Characters
Seliph Inheritor of the sacred sword Tyrfing. A savior in his time, but dislikes battle. Julia's half brother. He was aided by Lewyn in his quest to liberate the continent.
Julia Inheritor of the Book of Naga. Seliph's half sister by a different father. Gentle, yet faces her destiny with strength. Lewyn looked after her when she lost her memory.


Genealogy of the Holy War[]

“You're Macbeth? You're not qualified to be king. It's about time you were retired...”
—Lewyn's battle quote versus Macbeth in Chapter 2
“Sorry, uncle, but for Silesse's sake, I must kill you.”
—Lewyn's battle quote versus Myos in Chapter 4
Daccar! How dare you kill Annand!? Death is too good for you!”
—Lewyn's battle quote versus Daccar in Chapter 4
“Urgh... I... I still have things I must do... I CANNOT die...”
—Lewyn's death quote in the first generation


“I've no love for bloodshed, but you cannot be allowed to pursue this fight.”
—Lewyn's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Scurry home to your world before you find out who you are up against.”
—Lewyn's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“An experience? You'd do well to take this fight more seriously.”
—Lewyn's battle quote versus Miriel in Lost Bloodlines 3
“I know when I am outmatched. I must withdraw...”
—Lewyn's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“They're so phantoms...”
—Lewyn's death quote as a NPC, in Lost Bloodlines 2
“How could you withstand the wrath of Forseti?! I must escape...quickly...”
—Lewyn's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3


Lewyn/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

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

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 163 CYL Lewyn Portrait
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CYL2 65
CYL Lewyn Portrait
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CYL3 170
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL4 167
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL5 140
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL6 180
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War
CYL7 170
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War

CYL8 204
CYL Lewyn Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War


Lewyn is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name Leofwine which is composed of the elements "leof", dear, beloved and "wine", friend, meaning "Dearest friend". This possibly reflect on his friendship with the army in general.


  • According to an interview in the Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War TREASURE book, Shouzou Kaga states that Lewyn's survival is due to the intervention of Forseti who appeared in Jugdral during the Miracle of Darna: this act broke a dragon taboo of noninterference in human affairs.[2]
  • Joshua from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones bears a striking resemblance to Lewyn, given that both are runaway princes, terrible flirts, and have affinities with Wind Magic (Lewyn as a magic user, and Joshua as a support affinity.) Their names also stem from Hebrew, and they both inherit the throne from their late mothers.


See main article: Lewyn/Gallery.


  2. Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War TREASURE, p.91