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

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

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

She is the first magic user who appears in the game. She is a potential candidate to use light magic, which is nearly exclusive to the Bishop class in The Binding Blade, unlike its prequel.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Cleric Map Sprite Priest GBAWindWind
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
2 16 1 6 8 8 0 6 4 5
Weapon Starting Items

Staff Staff - D


Growth RatesEdit

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

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Guidingring Guiding Ring FE8 Female Bishop Map Sprite Bishop
Level HP Mag Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +3 +1 +1
Weapon Ranks
Staff +1 Light D


See also: Elen/Supports


As a unit, Elen is very frail and has difficulty in growing her Magic as her base of 1 leaves much to be desired (even with a 50% growth and +3 Promotion bonus). She's useful in the early chapters but faces competition from Clarine (who is dodgier and mounted), Saul (better base stats and weapon rank), and Cecilia (who is also mounted and has higher weapon ranks). Her high points over her competiton are Luck and Resistance, which enable her to be a decent tank versus oposing Magic users if her Magic and Speed grow well enough. Overall, she's a mediocre staffbot but can still be helpful for players who want an additional Staff user since lategame staffplay becomes very useful (Warp, rescue, saint's staff, status staves, etc) and she gains +1 Staves Rank on promotion.


Death QuoteEdit

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

Final Battle QuoteEdit

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

Conversation vs Oro in Chapter 11A Edit

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

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

Elen: There is no salvation for you...


  • Elen - Saint of Bern (ベルンの聖女 Berun no seijo lit. Holy Woman of Bern)

Elen returned to Bern with Guinivere to rebuild a land ravaged by war, and to reunite a people devastated by defeat. Her hard work and kind-hearted nature earned her the title, "The Saint of Bern."

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)Edit

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


Elen is a saint from Welsh Mythology.


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