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Artwork of Dayan from The Binding Blade.

The chief of the Kutolah clan and the greatest warrior in Sacae.








Sacaen[1] (Kutolah)

  • Leader of the Kutolah
  • Grey Wolf[1]
Starting class

Nomadic Trooper


The Binding Blade

We are men of Sacae. We must make those who desecrate our land pay. However...even if we do win this war and destroy Bern, those that we lost will still not return.
— Dayan

Dayan (Japanese: ダヤン Dayan) is the chieftain of the Kutolah tribe of Sacae, known by the epithet "The Silver Wolf" and renowned as the greatest warrior in all of Sacae. In the Disturbance of Bern, even in the face of a crushing defeat, Dayan successfully continued to lead a guerrilla resistance against the Bern occupation of Sacae.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


At Roartz's manor on the outskirts of Bulgar, Dayan arrived partway through Roy's final battle for Sacae against Roartz, seeking to continue the fight against Bern even though none of his comrades remained. He approached Roy and thanked him for his assistance in liberating Sacae, then allied with him.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Level 12
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Recruitment: Chapter 20B, NPC (appears from turn 3), talk with Roy, Sin or Sue.

Stats Growth Rates

Short Bow
Steel Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords C Lances -- Axes -- Bows A
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Dayan joins near the end of the game and may therefore have difficulty finding a dedicated role on a team. However, his great base stats allow him to one round the Wyvern Riders that appear towards the endgame with just a Silver Bow, deal massive damage Wyvern Lords, and reliably double all other enemies. Furthermore, investing a single Speedwing will allow him to one-round the Wyvern Lords in Chapter 21 on Hard Mode while wielding a Silver Bow, unless they roll near-max HP or defense. Additionally, because he starts with an A rank in bows, he is only 50 bow attacks or 25 kills away from gaining S rank, which will grant him access to Mulagir and allow him to deal massive damage to the Manaketes at the endgame. Not to mention his C rank in swords will allow him wield a variety of strong swords, like the Killing Edge and Wyrmslayer, without any prior investment. His only problem is that he faces strong competition from most trained up units available, but he is still very capable of serving as filler.


Dayan is a calm, measured and wise leader, excelling in counselling and reading other people. He has a strong sense of honor as a Sacaen warrior, despising underhanded tactics and trickery in combat,[2] and lamented that the circumstances of resistance against Bern required him and other rebels to resort to the underhanded practices of guerrilla warfare rather than an honorable head-on confrontation.[3] In the face of the overwhelming odds against him, he had resolved to keep fighting until his inevitable death, until he met Roy and allied with him.[4]

Dayan's experiences with fighting Bern and other invaders have taught him of the risks of foreign armies having a presence in Sacae and the potential threat of authoritarian rule over Sacae by even an initially benevolent force.[5] He maintains a strong adherence to the mythology and faiths of Sacae, and is initially wary of Yoder out of concerns that the latter would try to force the Elimine faith on him;[6] instead, the two end up bonding over discussing the similarities and differences of their religions, indicating Dayan's interest in the subject. Indeed, his "Silver Wolf" title was inspired by Sacaen mythology attesting that humans are descended from wolves.[7]


The Binding Blade

Main article: Dayan/Supports
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Nomadic Trooper
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Initial: 40
Per turn:+3
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: 40
Per turn:+2
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Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


Dayan - Silver Wolf
Short: Reunited his former clansmen.

Long: Dayan built a new clan centering around his remaining Kutolah brothers. His quest did not go without oppression, but he used his perserverence and leadership to create harmony and lead the clan to become the greatest in Sacae.


Battle quotes

This is the Demon Dragon...
— Dayan, in the Final Chapter of The Binding Blade.

Death quote

I... hear the wind in the meadow again...
— Dayan, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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Dayan's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This illustration, along with all other The Binding Blade-related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owing to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dayan is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Dayan
TCGCipher B21-085HN.png Silver Wolf, Dayan



"We are men of Sacae. Those who desecrate our land must pay."
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Nomadic Trooper Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Greatest Hero of the Plains: [Trigger] When this unit is deployed, choose as many other Mounted allies as you wish, and move them.
Chieftain of the Kutolah: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] Choose 1 card with a Deployment Cost of 2 or lower that is both Bow and Mounted from your Retreat Area, and deploy it.
Canto: [Trigger] When this unit’s attack ends, you may move this unit.
Card #B21-085HN • Artist: Nekohayashi
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Dayan .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade Known as the Silver Wolf.
Chieftain of the Kutolah clan.*

Choose Your Legends placement history

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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 237


Etymology and other languages

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


Referenced in passing in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. From Dayan Khan, a Mongol khan in the 15th century.



Officially romanized as Dayan; as above.



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Traditional Chinese




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Official artwork

CG images

Battle animations


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 6: Dayan Artbook Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 22 July 2018
  2. "Betrayal and trickery are but mere tactics to them. It is only us who think that such methods are dirty." — Dayan, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "My clan was always fighting against Bern and the clans that submitted to them. We were forced to reside to guerilla warfare instead of going up against them honorably, face to face." — Dayan, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Good, the mansion is in chaos. I shall fight those Bern troops alone, to the death!" — Dayan, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Dayan: But I want to ask you one thing. Once this battle is over, do you intend to withdraw your troops right away?
    Roy: After this battle?
    Dayan: Yes. Sacae belongs to us Sacaens. If authoritarian rule by Bern is only to be replaced by Etrurian rule, then we would have to fight you next.
    " — Dayan and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "Dayan: Do you need something from me? If you wish to preach, I already have a deity to worship.
    Yoder: No, I did not come to preach.
    Dayan: ...Are you sure? Do you not have to serve your god?
    Yoder: Of course, my mission is to guide those in need of direction. But you Sacaens already have the sky and earth to worship. God would not approve of me pushing my beliefs on to you.
    Dayan: ...I see.
    " — Dayan and Yoder, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  7. "The name 'Silver Wolf' comes from our ancestry. Our legends say that our ancestors were wolves." — Dayan, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  8. "Neta de Dayan, o Lobo prateado, líder da tribo kutolah." — Portuguese help text description of Sue: Doe of the Plains, Fire Emblem Heroes
  9. "庫特拉族的族長【灰狼】大陽的孫女。" — Traditional Chinese help text description of Sue: Doe of the Plains, Fire Emblem Heroes
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