“Well, there's Dorothea, Hilda, and Mercedes. Lady Rhea's quite the beauty too. And I must admit, I've even checked out Professor Manuela once or twice. You know, Professor, I think I'm going to like it at the Officers Academy. There are beautiful girls as far as the eye can see...”

Sylvain is a playable character that appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Sylvain is a student at the Officers Academy who hails from the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and is a member of the Blue Lions. He possesses a minor Crest of Gautier. He is 19 years old at the start of the game.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Sylvain was born as the second son of Margrave Gautier in the Imperial Year 1160. He had one older brother, Miklan, though he was discarded when Sylvain's Crest was discovered. Miklan was jealous of Sylvain and attempted to kill him numerous times. Despite Miklan's aggressiveness towards him, Sylvain understood why his brother loathed him. He grew up with his childhood friends Dimitri, Felix, and Ingrid.

Academy phase[edit | edit source]

Sylvain enrolls in Garreg Mach Monastery Officers Academy in Imperial Year 1180, and joins the Blue Lions.

During the Verdant Rain Moon of 1180, Byleth's class was tasked with subduing a bandit group led by his older brother Miklan, whom had stolen House Gautier's Hero's Relic, the Lance of Ruin. If he is being taught by Byleth, he can be among the forces confronting his brother. Should the two meet in battle, Miklan expresses his lifelong contempt for Sylvain inheriting the Crest of Gautier. Sylvain retorts that it was never his fault that he inherited the Crest nor that their family effectively disowned him. He is horrified when his brother transforms into a Demonic Beast, but with the assistance of Byleth and his classmates, his brother is defeated. While he somewhat laments his fallen brother's death, he reclaims the Lance of Ruin. Back at the monastery, the Lance is given to Rhea in order to return to House Gautier.

Alternatively, Byleth can refuse to give it to her as Sylvain has received permission by his father, Margrave Gautier, to keep the lance as its rightful wielder. Rhea bequeaths the lance to him under the condition that he uses it wisely in service to the Church and Monastery.

Paralogue[edit | edit source]

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In the aftermath of his brother's death, his brother's former bandit group continue to pillage local villages in the Gautier region. Sylvain's father tasks him to rid the bandit group on his own as a test. Sylvain requests the help of Byleth and their class. Their combined force dispatches the bandits. Having seeing his son's worth, Margrave Gautier bequeaths the Lance of Ruin to Sylvain should have not kept it earlier.

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War phase[edit | edit source]

Azure Moon[edit | edit source]

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Sylvain reunites with Dimitri, Byleth and the other Blue Lions students when they fend off the thieves in the monastery. Gilbert reveals that the now Faerghus Dukedom is on the verge of collapse due to Cornelia letting the Empire take over the western part of Faerghus. House Gautier is one of the houses standing against the Empire, with Sylvain assisting in their rebellion.

After defeating the Imperial forces attempting to retake the monastery, the Kingdom army meets to discuss their next plans. When Dimitri states that they will march to the Imperial capital, Sylvain opposes his plan, stating that trying to appease the dead will only weaken his fighting skills.

When Lord Arundel reveals that Edelgard and Dimitri are family before dying at Deirdru, Sylvain realizes that she was the girl who Dimitri gave the dagger to and teases him for it, calling her his "little girlfriend".

Once the Kingdom army takes Fort Merceus, Dimitri receives a letter from Margrave Gautier saying that the conflict within Faerghus has ceased and that he is gathering the military forces to send troops and supplies to the monastery. Sylvain commends his father's efforts and asks if he is well.

After Edelgard is defeated and Fodlan is united under Dimitri's rule, Sylvain becomes the new Margrave of Gautier and dedicates himself to create a new lifestyle for the nobles where relics and crests are no longer necessary.
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Crimson Flower[edit | edit source]

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If Sylvain was recruited by the player during the Academy Phase, Sylvain will abandon House Gautier, accepting a commission to be an Imperial Army general, believing in Byleth more than he does in his own country. Although worried about having to fight his own country and Dimitri, he promises to support Byleth to the very end. If Felix and/or Ingrid were not recruited, he may fight them at Arianrhod. Should he battle Felix, they will disavow their childhood promise, while if he battles Ingrid, she initially takes his appearance as a bad joke, but he defends his decision. He may also battle Dimitri at Tailtean Plains, where he expresses shock and anger towards his betrayal.

If he was not recruited, then he answers Dimitri's call for assistance at Tailtean Plains, and is one of the enemy commanders that must be fought. If male Byleth battles him, he states that he will celebrate their reunion with his death; if female Byleth battles him, he expresses regret for not having tried to woo her five years ago, and that he must kill her now. If Felix is sent to battle him, they will disavow their childhood promise, while if Ingrid is sent, he tries to get her to stand down to no avail. He is killed in the ensuing battle, stating that he was such a fool and apologizes to Dimitri in his dying breath.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Caring for his friends and admired as an older brother figure in his class, Sylvain is a perpetual skirt-chaser and often attempts to woo women with sweet words to a fault, with the most notable example including Ingrid's grandmother when he was only eight. He is fond of women but his easygoing, shallow, womanizing behavior stems from the fact that he feels unable to form proper romances, and so he dates around without any particular commitment. Despite his light-hearted manner, he is often inconsiderate with his words around women, which cause him unintentional harm - even admitting in a support with Ingrid that the truth hurts. This builds up unintentional notoriety on himself, such as Flayn avoiding him for that exact reason, even though he wanted to pass her a message from Byleth.

As the game progresses, Sylvain decides to make a change for himself by being who he is, and not what his Crest dictates him to be. Due to his philandering, his proposals are often met with skepticism, which in turn prompts him to provide proof that he intends to turn a new leaf. In his married endings, Sylvain treats all of his children with equal respect, regardless if they bore Crests or not.

Despite the impression he gives off to people he's actually quite intelligent, being shown to easily grasp complicated magic formulas at a glance when magic isn't even one of his areas of expertise, which is referenced in his budding talent of Reason. In his supports with Annette it is seen that he intentionally leads people to think he is not very smart because he dislikes the pressure of people's expectations and them believing they know what he is capable of, saying he finds it suffocating. In his supports with Dedue, Sylvain explains his suspicions behind the Tragedy of Duscur, as Duscur and Faerghus had enjoyed good relations up until that point and the fact that the king's elite guard was effortlessly slaughtered, a feat not plausible for a smaller, less skilled military.

Sylvain holds a strong level of disdain for the way Crests influence the lives of those in Fódlan, with a bulk of his dialogue throughout the story focusing on their negative impact, and showing sympathy and envy in his supports with Mercedes and Byleth respectively. Furthermore, he holds noble women in contempt, as he believes they show interest in him solely due to his Crest in an attempt to curry favor with him without actually getting to know him. Despite this, in conversations with Byleth, Sylvain admits that hating women is merely an "easy answer" and seems to recognize that he cannot blame them for all his problems. It is because of his Crest that he had a rough childhood with Miklan, though he did not hold grudge against his brother because he already knew the reason behind his aggression. Following Miklan's death however, Sylvain only held pity for him.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Noble Sylvain Icon.gifNobleMinor Crest of Gautier
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
12795586627
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.pngTempest Lance
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.pngSmash
Philanderer.pngPhilanderer
Lance Prowess Lv 1.pngLance Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 1.pngAxe Prowess Lv 1
FE16 Lance Weapon Icon.pngIron Lance
FE16 Potion Icon.pngVulnerary
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 D D E E E E E E D E
Start
Strong
Strong
Weak
Budding Talent
Strong

As an Enemy[edit | edit source]

Battle of the Eagle and Lion[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 C E E E E E E - D -
Start
To War at Gronder (Verdant Wind)[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 B E E E E E B - B -
Start
Combat at Tailtean Plains[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 B+ E E E E B A - -
Start

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
55% 45% 30% 35% 50% 35% 40% 25% 40%

Maximum Stats[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
98 65 42 48 70 49 56 38 57

Learnt Magic[edit | edit source]

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Fire Heal
D+ - Nosferatu
C Bolganone Physic
C+ - -
B Sagittae Seraphim
B+ - -
A Ragnarok -
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 1.png Lance Prowess Lv 1 Innate -
Lance Prowess Lv 2.png Lance Prowess Lv 2 FE16 lance icon.png D+ Replaces Lance Prowess Lv 1
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 FE16 lance icon.png C -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Monster Piercer FE16 lance icon.png C+ -
Swordbreaker FE16.png Swordbreaker FE16 lance icon.png B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Lance.png Swift Strikes 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 Innate -
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 -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Spike FE16 axe icon.png C+ -
Lancebreaker FE16.png Lancebreaker FE16 axe icon.png B -
Icon Combat Art FE16 Axe.png Lightning Axe FE16 axe icon.png A -
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+ -
Black Mag Avo 20 FE16.png Black Magic Avo +20 FE16 reason icon.png FE16 hidden talent icon.png Unlocks after twelve 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 1.png Faith Lv 1 FE16 faith icon.png E+ -
Faith Lv 2.png Faith Lv 2 FE16 faith icon.png D+ Replaces Faith Lv 1
Faith Lv 3.png Faith Lv 3 FE16 faith icon.png C+ Replaces Faith Lv 2
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
Battalion Vantage FE16.png Battalion Vantage 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]

Sylvain will automatically be recruited if Byleth chooses to teach the Blue Lions house in Chapter 1. If Byleth chose to teach any other house, Sylvain can transfer to their class if Byleth has a high enough Charm stat and a high enough Reason proficiency. The player can decrease the required threshold if the player has a support rank with him, and upon reaching a B+ rank, he may ask to join your class on a free weekday (even if the Charm stat or Reason rank is not high enough).

If Byleth is female, Sylvain will immediately accept a transfer to her class from as early as Chapter 2, regardless of her current Charm stat and Reason proficiency.

Support Rank Charm Reason
None 25 C
C 20 C
C+ 15 D+
B 10 D+
B+ 5 E+
A Any Any

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Sylvain is similar to Ferdinand and Leonie in that he is a well-rounded physical fighter who does his best in cavalry roles. They each have similar growth rates, though Sylvain has better magic growth than Ferdinand or Leonie and a budding talent in Reason, along with a better spell list. These come at a slight cost in Luck and Dexterity. Sylvain also has a Crest of Gautier, improving his Mt when using Combat Arts. This allows him to deal impressive bonus damage, especially when used with the Swift Strikes Combat Art. It also allows him to use the full power of the Lance of Ruin by using the exclusive Combat Art Ruined Sky, which deals massive damage to Dragon and Flying Units.

Given Sylvain's unique budding talent and middling magic growth, he can be a decent choice as a Dark Knight, but he won't deal magic damage that can compete with dedicated mages. Additionally, going as a Dark Knight means giving up Lancefaire, which can hinder his physical damage. He can, however, take physical hits much better than other options such as Lysithea and Annette, and his strengths in Lances and Riding make it much easier for him to train for the class than his competition. If training him to be a Dark Knight, it is advised for him to temporarily be classed as a Mage to get access to Fiendish Blow to offset his lower magic stat. Great Knight makes for a viable alternative thanks to Sylvain's strength in Axes and Lances, though it will require setting Heavy Armor as one of his goals, and will come at a significant cost in Speed. In any event, Paladin is often preferred over Great Knight by veterans for Lance-centric combat, while Wyvern Lord or War Master are better for Axe-centric styles.

Sylvain's only skill weakness is in Bows, which isn't a problem for him and should not hinder him from getting to any classes he may want, though it can still be worthwhile to get Archer for Hit +20 due to his average-at-best Dexterity. While the most logical path would be to make him a Cavalier and then Paladin, doing so can result in his Speed being penalized, as both classes will reduce his Speed growth by 10%. If one wishes to make him more of a physical character, making him a Brigand, Wyvern Rider, and Wyvern Lord are all good choices, though he might take a little while to train up his Flying skill. Classing him as a Brigand is advisable in any event, as it gives him Death Blow when mastered.

Another often overlooked advantage that Sylvain has is his large number of Support chains. This makes him a great contributor to Linked Attacks and Gambit Boosts, though his lack of long-range spells does require him to be close to his allies to help them out, and many of his supports max out at a B or B+. As such, it's often more useful for his allies to support him on his own attacks or Gambits.

Overall, Sylvain is a highly flexible character who is valuable to pick up in any playthrough. While his growths may not excel in any one area, his versatility is hard to match, and he can be molded to just about any playstyle the player may want.

Gift List[edit | edit source]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Dapper Handkerchief Favorite A handkerchief adorned with refined embroidery. Appreciated by fashionable men. ★★
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Landscape Painting Favorite A landscape painting of magnificent Lake Teutates in the clearing fog. Appreciated by those who enjoy nature or art. ★★★
Board Game Favorite A fun activity in which players compete using stones on a board. Appreciated by those who enjoy tactical thinking. ★★★★
Floral Adornment Dislike Flowers cut short so they can be worn decoratively. Appreciated by most ladies and those who like gardening.
Watering Can Dislike A tool used for watering plants. Appreciated by those who enjoy gardening. ★★
Book of Crest Designs Dislike A book containing the designs of 21 identified Crests. Appreciated by those who enjoy studying Crests. ★★★★

Lost Items[edit | edit source]

Lost Item Description
Unused Lipstick Lipstick that would make an ideal gift for a young lady. It probably belongs to someone who likes wooing women.
Crumpled Love Letter A carelessly discarded love letter. It probably belongs to someone with a complicated love life.
The History of Sreng A book recording the history of the Sreng people. It probably belongs to someone who has ties to Sreng.

Tea Party Conversations[edit | edit source]

See also: Sylvain/Tea Party

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Sylvain/Supports

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Hanging with Tens
Heir to the title of Margrave Gautier. Excited by the opportunity to show off in front of the ladies spending summer on the beach. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Sylvain Hanging with Tens Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Hanging with Tens
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
7/8/9
29/32/35
8/9/10
32/35/38
4/5/6
23/27/30
2/3/4
12/16/19
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Melon Float+
FEH skill support.png Draw Back
FEH Wind Tome.png Tome

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngWind---
Elwind---
Melon Float---
Melon Float+Melon Float-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngDraw Back-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
BFEH Chill Res 1.png Chill Res 1--
FEH Chill Res 2.png Chill Res 2FEH Chill Res 1.png Chill Res 1-
FEH Chill Res 3.png Chill Res 3FEH Chill Res 2.png Chill Res 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Rouse Atk Def 1.png Rouse Atk/Def 1--
FEH Rouse Atk Def 2.png Rouse Atk/Def 2FEH Rouse Atk Def 1.png Rouse Atk/Def 1-
FEH Rouse Atk Def 3.png Rouse Atk/Def 3FEH Rouse Atk Def 2.png Rouse Atk/Def 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Sylvain/Quotes

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Sylvain/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

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Sylvain - Sincerest of Knights

"As Margrave Gautier, Sylvain devoted his life to improving relations with the people of the Sreng region. With oration alone, he succeeded in helping to create a new way of life for nobles in which Relics and Crests were no longer viewed as necessary. Though he went down in history as an extraordinary lord, it nevertheless became customary to refer to cheaters as "sons of Gautier.""

Sylvain and Byleth (Azure Moon)

"After becoming the new archbishop of the Church of Seiros, Byleth announced her marriage to Sylvain, heir to House Gautier. Sylvain was a valued ally who assisted his wife in her new role, both publicly and privately. He achieved a great deal, including fostering relations with Faerghus and helping to institute sweeping organizational changes within the church. Though known as a philanderer in youth, Sylvain happily settled down after marriage. By the time he inherited the title of Margrave Gautier, he was a gentle and devoted husband. It is said that those who knew him in his youth wondered what sort of spell the archbishop had cast on him."

Sylvain and Byleth (Crimson Flower)

"When the fighting was over, Byleth and Sylvain were married. As the new leaders of House Gautier, they focused their efforts on the restoration of northern Fódlan, which had been deeply scarred by the ravages of war. Once this task was complete, they set their sights on improving relations with the Sreng people in an effort to remove the perceived need for the power of Crests. This accomplishment took a great deal of hard work, but the two refused to give up on their ideals. In time, the two had a large and loving family. They lived happily and loved their children equally, regardless of whether or not they bore a Crest."

Sylvain and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

"After ascending the throne as the first leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth announced her marriage to Sylvain, who had become the new Margrave Gautier. Sylvain was a valued ally who assisted his wife in her new role, both publicly and privately. Most of all, it is said that his cunning manner of speech was a great asset for fostering relations between the Church of Seiros, Fódlan, and surrounding regions. Though known as a philanderer in youth, Sylvain happily settled down after marriage and became a gentle and devoted husband and father. The two had many children whom they doted on equally, regardless of whether or not they bore a Crest."

Sylvain and Dorothea

"After more than 10 proposals, Dorothea finally relented and agreed to marry Sylvain. Together they inherited Gautier territory. With the support of his wife's counsel, the new Margrave Gautier was able to improve relations with the Sreng people, and thereby convince the local nobles that Relics and Crests were no longer an absolute requirement for survival. Due to their efforts, they went down in history as an extraordinary lord and lady. It is said that what finally convinced Dorothea to marry Sylvain was his promise that they would grow old happily together, and that he was true to his word."

Sylvain and Felix (Azure Moon)

"After the war, Felix and Sylvain inherited their respective titles of Duke Fraldarius and Margrave Gautier, and set to work restoring the Kingdom. Each led a busy life, but that only seemed to enhance their friendship over the years. Each became known for making surprise visits to the estate of the other, in order to deliver the latest taunting in a friendly but relentless game of one-upmanship. It is said that, in their later years, they became so close that they passed away on the same day, as if conceding that one could not live without the other."

Sylvain and Felix (Other routes)

"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. Decades later, he reunited briefly with Sylvain, who had need of his services as Margrave Gautier. Felix departed as soon as the job was finished, however, and the two never met again. Years later, a sword that was thought to have belonged to Felix arrived on Sylvain's doorstep."

Sylvain and Mercedes

"As Margrave Gautier, Sylvain devoted his life to improving relations with the people of Sreng. Under his leadership, nobles were persuaded that Relics and Crests were not necessary as they'd previously thought. Though he went down in history as an extraordinary lord, he could not have done so without the constant support and counsel of his wife, Mercedes, whose wisdom and guidance brought prosperity to the people. The couple built a loving home life, surrounded by happy children, and when Sylvain at last passed away, he was succeeded by his oldest child, who bore no Crest."

Sylvain and Ingrid

"As Margrave Gautier, Sylvain devoted his life to improving relations with the people of Sreng. Under his leadership, nobles were persuaded that Relics and Crests were not necessary as they'd previously thought. Though he went down in history as an extraordinary lord, he could not have done so without the constant support and counsel of his wife, Ingrid, whose wisdom and tenacity ensured that the people would prosper. Sylvain was ever loyal to his beloved wife. The couple had many children, and while not one of them bore a Crest, they were all equally and wholeheartedly loved."
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Sylvain is the French form of the Latin name Silvanus, which means "of the woods." It may also refer to the Roman deity who protects field and forest. José is the French, Spanish, and Portuguese form of the Hebrew given name Joseph ("Jehovah shall increase"). Gautier is a French variant of the German name Walter ("ruler of the army"); the most prominent figures to bear the name is a Saint who founded a monastery for women and a minstrel known for his crass and erotic poetry.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sylvain shares his English voice actor, Joe Brogie, with Linus.
  • Sylvain has a unique post-timeskip battle model as a Cavalier and Paladin.
    • Otherwise, he uses black colors for his classes.
    • Additionally, Sylvain's post-timeskip design is a unique take on that of Paladins.
  • Sylvain stands at 186cm (or about 6’1”).
  • Sylvain has the third-smallest pool of A supports in the game, with only four discounting Byleth. He only surpasses Gilbert (with two) and Jeritza (with three); both of whom are route-exclusives.
  • Excluding Byleth, Sylvain has the highest number of support chains with 17 total.
    • With the Wave 4 released, Sylvain has tied with Lysithea and Bernadetta.
  • Sylvain is one of the characters who may receive a Hero's Relic during the main story as a playable character, but in his case it is optional. The others are Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude.
  • His English C-Support with Ingrid differs from the original Japanese, in the former he flirts with a "scarecrow" while in the latter he hits on a "man dressed as a woman."
  • Sylvain and Manuela's B-Support is the first Support Conversation ever where the characters don't interact with each other at all.
  • Sylvain is one of the three male characters in the franchise to be able to learn Seraphim. The others are Saber and Balthus.
  • Ferdinand, Felix, Sylvain, Mercedes, Ingrid, Lorenz, Alois, and Shamir are the only characters that must be killed in certain paths if not recruited.
    • In Sylvain's case, he must be killed during Field of Revenge if not recruited in Crimson Flower, along with Mercedes.
  • Sylvain is one of the few characters to have a canonical Master Class when encountered as an enemy, that being the Great Knight. He shares this distinction with Caspar, Ingrid, Lysithea, Seteth and Cyril.
    • Unlike said others, Sylvain lacks a subject strength that is necessary to pass the Great Knight Certification Exam, that being Heavy Armor.
  • In a survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sylvain placed 10th with 9.1% of the vote overall and ranked 9th with 11.5% among those who completed the game in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:2.
  • In the second survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sylvain placed 5th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:3. He ranked 5th among those who completed the game with 191 points.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Sylvain placed 4th for males and 8th overall with 913 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • In the third survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sylvain placed 5th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:3. He ranked 5th among those who completed the game with 172 points.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sylvain placed 5th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 5th among those who completed the game with 110 points.
  • In the fifth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Sylvain placed 6th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 6th among those who completed the game with 16.7% of the vote.
  • In the fourth Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends popularity poll, Sylvain ranked 10th place for males with 9,132 votes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Sylvain/Gallery.
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