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Black Beast

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Black Beast

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The Black Beast as it appears in Three Houses.

This beast is the transformed state of the wielder of the Hero's Relic, the Lance of Ruin.

Unit type(s)
  • Monster
  • Dragon

Crest Stone



The Black Beast (Japanese: 黒き獣 Black beast) is a monster class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is an enormous, grotesque creature, and the first monster Byleth and company encounter. The creature's identity is Miklan, who was forcibly transformed into it when he attempted to use the Lance of Ruin, despite not having the appropriate crest to do so.

Though the Black Beast lacks proper programmed stats, the game's sole Black Beast is physically strong, having high strength as well as three large health bars, which are bolstered further by its decent defense and resistance. However, it has very low speed and poor movement, and, like most monsters in the game, its large size prevents it from moving through one-space-wide areas, further limiting its mobility.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Three Houses 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 -- --
The Black Beast takes up a 2×2 area on the battlefield.

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Three Houses 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses Barrier Barrier ability.
Three Houses Vital Defense Barrier ability.
Three Houses Magic Bind Latent ability; active when two or fewer health bars remain.
Three Houses Death Blow Latent ability; active when only one health bar remains.
Three Houses Thorns of Ruin Staggering blow; innate.

Class change

Three Houses

Special class
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Black Beast

Notable enemy Black Beasts

Enemy Units
Name Game
Miklan Three Houses
Enemy Black Beast units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses
This beast is the transformed state of the
wielder of the Hero's Relic, the Lance of Ruin.


Part of the Black Beast's texture map.
  • Zooming in on the Black Beast's battle model will show its Crest Stone beneath its forehead horn, with the text "Death" and "XIII" engraved on it. This may reference the Tarot card Death.
  • The Black Beast shares its class sprite with the Experimental Demonic Beast.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Black Beast




Black beast


Bestia oscura

Dark beast


Bête noire

Black Beast


Schwarze Bestie

Black Beast


Bestia nera

Black beast


검은 야수

Black beast

Simplified Chinese


Black beast

Traditional Chinese


Black beast


Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemGuardian GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat