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Not to be confused with Rafiel, a character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

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Raphael Kirsten

FETH Raphael.png
Artwork of Raphael in Part I, from Three Houses.

Eldest son of House Kirsten, a former merchant family.





  • 18 (Part I)
  • 24 (Part II)

18th of the Harpstring Moon (May 18th)


190 cm (~6'3")


Maya (younger sister)



Starting class


Voiced by
  • Zachary T. Rice
    (English, all appearances)[1]
  • Takaki Ōtomari
    (Japanese, all appearances)[1]



Are you someone's guest? The dining hall's that way if that's what you're lookin' for.
— Raphael

Raphael Kirsten (pronounced /ɹɑfi'ɛl 'kɝstɪn/[key]; Japanese: ラファエル Raphael) is a character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a student at the Officers Academy and a member of the Golden Deer.


Raphael is the son of a family of merchants from the Leicester Alliance, and an old friend of Ignatz. In Imperial Year 1177, his parents passed away in an unfortunate accident involving monsters, which is speculated to have been caused by Count Gloucester in an attempt to weaken Duke Riegan's influence in the Alliance. After this, Raphael and with his sister went to live with his grandparents. In 1180, he enrolls in the Officers Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery and joins the Golden Deer, studying and fighting alongside them.

After the timeskip, if Raphael is a member of Byleth's class, he returns to Garreg Mach on the day of the millennium festival and accompanies them throughout the war. If not recruited, on the Azure Moon route he remains with Claude and fights alongside him in the Battle at Gronder on Leicester's side, where he can be circumvented or slain at the player's discretion. Raphael makes no appearances in the story on the Crimson Flower and Silver Snow routes; in the latter's case, he is most likely one of the many casualties of the Battle at Gronder.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Raphael is a starting playable character for the Golden Deer route, a recruitable unit on the Black Eagles and Blue Lions routes and a recurring enemy for non-Crimson Flower routes should he not be poached during Part I.

Starting stats and growth rates


Main article: Raphael/Stats

Main story P: Death Toll, Normal P: Death Toll, Hard P: Death Toll, Maddening

Small portrait raphael fe16.png
Ma ns01 commoner raphael playable.gif Commoner
Level 1
Movement 4
Crest --
Recruitment: Automatically upon joining the Golden Deer; can be recruited to other houses if Byleth has skill in Strength and Heavy Armor

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Gauntlets
Rocky Burdock When recruited to Black EaglesWhen recruited to Blue Lions
Goody Basket
Axe Prowess Lv 1
Brawling Prowess Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Fading Blow -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E E E+ E D E E E D E E
-- -- Strength Weakness Strength Weakness -- -- Strength Weakness --
At the beginning of Part II, Raphael automatically gains 2 level-ups.

Enemy - Chapter 7

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait raphael fe16.png
Ma ns01 brawler raphael third.gif Brawler
Level 14
Movement 5
Crest --
Max HP 41 Luck 9
Strength 18 Defense 12
Magic 6 Resistance 0
Dexterity 11 Charm 6+1
Speed 11
Inventory Abilities
Steel Gauntlets
Goody Basket
Unarmed Combat
Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Defiant Str
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E C E E E E E E FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Enemy - Azure Moon Chapter 17

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait raphael 02 fe16.png
Ma ns01 grappler raphael third.gif Grappler
Level 34
Movement 6
Crest --
Max HP 65 Luck 13
Strength 29 Defense 26
Magic 8 Resistance 6
Dexterity 15 Charm 9+7
Speed 17
Inventory Abilities
Silver Gauntlets
Goody Basket
Unarmed Combat
Brawling Prowess Lv 3
Defiant Str
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Leicester Mercenaries Lv 4
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E A E E B E E E FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Raphael/Stats#Growth rates when reclassed


Ability set
Ability Learned at
Is ns01 renewal.png Goody Basket Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Swords E+; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Lances E+; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Lances D
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 1.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Axes D
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Wild Abandon Axes C+
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 1.png Brawling Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Brawling D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Innate
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Monster Crusher Brawling C+
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Draining Blow Brawling A
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Authority E+; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 rally strength.png Rally Strength Authority D
Is ns01 battalion wrath.png Battalion Wrath Authority C
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Reason D
Bolganone Reason C
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Recover Faith C


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

Raphael is a physically-oriented unit and is overall fairly average. Raphael's growths are very lopsided, focusing primarily on strength, defense, and HP at the expense of having the lowest growths in magic, resistance, and speed in the game. Out of all students, aside from the lords, Raphael has the highest strength and HP bases accompanied by a decent defense base ensuring that Raphael deals good damage with gauntlets and their brave effect and tanks fairly well on the enemy phase provided he does not get doubled. As the game progresses, Raphael will prove to be offensively proficient provided he keeps using gauntlets; however, he will also severely fall behind in speed and his charm will be similarly handicapped, both of which limit his tanking potential by opening him to getting doubled by the enemy and getting inflicted with the rattled status inflicted when hit by an enemy gambit. Potentially getting doubled by all enemies is a huge weakness for Raphael and leaves him somewhat vulnerable on the frontlines. While Raphael's speed will be sufficient with lightweight equipment on lower difficulties in Part I, come Part II, most all enemies, save for enemy Fortress Knights will be able to exploit his low speed. This weakness is magnified on maddening where enemies become so strong they will easily be able to dispatch him in two rounds of combat, one if the enemy attacks with magic. Raphael desperately needs Quick Riposte, which guarantees he doubles on the enemy phase while preventing the enemy from doing so, to bolster his general survivability, though since the skill is obtained by mastering the War Master class, it will likely be obtained very late into the game, so until then Raphael can be surprisingly fragile without heavy investment into his defenses. Moreover, Raphael's personal skill of Goody Basket has a lot of missed potential providing Raphael little to no unique benefit. First of all, Goody Basket is very unreliable as it procs off of Raphael's luck and generally only heals 3-7 HP; second, the skill is far outclassed by vulneraries and the B-rank gauntlet combat art of Healing Focus; and lastly, since the skill randomly procs, it can knock Raphael out of the ideal HP range for skills like Vantage or Defiant Crit. In all other situations, the skill is at worst irrelevant.

Since Raphael has the worst magical growths in the game he is best off promoting into physically-oriented classes; however, Raphael's best promotion path varies according to what kind of performance the player wants from him. Since Raphael will rarely if ever double the enemy naturally, his highest offensive potential lies in maximizing his damage output with gauntlets; therefore if you want Raphael to be offensive, his promotion path should be Fighter to Brigand—master the class for Death Blow—to Grappler then to War Master to obtain Quick Riposte. It should be noted that after obtaining Quick Riposte, both Grappler and War Master are suitable options for Raphael's final class as each has Fistfaire and their own unique strengths. Grappler has the unique Fierce Iron Fist combat art which hits three times simultaneously while War Master has a better class modifier in strength and a general Crit +20. Alternatively you could fully invest into Raphael's defense and HP by promoting him to an Armored Knight then a Fortress Knight. Bear in mind that even if you plan to follow this path, Death Blow is still recommended as armored classes can still use gauntlets. Moreover, Quick Riposte is also recommended as preventing the enemy from doubling him will only bolster his ability to tank multiple enemies and deal out decent damage on the enemy phase. It is also worth noting that Raphael can promote into a Wyvern Lord. The class still has great offenses and the upgrade to base 20 speed, 24 with the class modifier, will prove sufficient on lower difficulties to prevent many enemies from doubling Raphael, though this does come at the cost of not being able to use gauntlets without dismounting, not being able to equip guard adjutants, and limiting Raphael to flying battalions.

Recruiting for Other Routes

When recruited outside of the Golden Deer house, Raphael will come with training in gauntlets and axes. Raphael coming with training that puts him on the path to War Master is beneficial and him becoming a Brawler offers you a guard adjutant immediately upon recruitment; however, Raphael's recruitment requirements are not ideal. Training Byleth's armor rank to specifically recruit Raphael is suboptimal as Byleth performs better in just about any class besides fortress knight. Moreover, Raphael's paralogue does not offer any attractive or unique rewards for clearing it. As usual, attaining a B-rank support between Raphael and Byleth will make Raphael eventually request to join Byleth's class on his own, though it bears consideration as to whether or not you want to pour so much effort into raising Raphael's support to B-rank during exploration when there are many other students who make better contributions to your team. It is also worth noting that if you're a Blue Lion and wish to recruit everyone, he shares his armor requirement with Ferdinand, who cannot have said requirement lowered through supports; therefore, supporting Raphael becomes a lower priority since you will still have to get that C armor for Ferdinand.

Fire Emblem Heroes


Raphael was first made available to be summoned by players on January 18, 2021 in a special Plegian desert-themed variation as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Dark Desert Rituals update. The aforementioned Plegian desert-themed variation of Raphael is the only one currently available in Heroes, based on his Three Houses Part I incarnation.

Raphael: Muscle-Monger

Starting stats

★★★★ ★★★★★

Portrait raphael muscle-monger feh.png
Rarity ★★★★
Weapon type Is feh colorless bow.png
Movement type Armor

Initial Stats Level 40 Stats

Maximum HP 18/19/20
Attack 11/12/13 Speed 4/5/6
Defense 9/10/11 Resistance 4/5/6
Is feh skill weapon.png Plegian Bow
Is feh skill assist.png Smite
Is feh skill special.png --

Skill set

Skill set
Skill Rarity SP cost
Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Bow Innate
Is feh skill weapon.png Steel Bow Innate
Is feh skill weapon.png Plegian Bow Innate
Is feh skill weapon.png Plegian Bow+ ★★★★★ 300 SP
Is feh skill assist.png Smite Innate
Is feh odd follow-up 1.pngB Odd Follow-Up 1 ★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh odd follow-up 2.pngB Odd Follow-Up 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh odd follow-up 3.pngB Odd Follow-Up 3 ★★★★ 240 SP
Is feh atk smoke 1.pngC Atk Smoke 1 ★★★★ 60 SP
Is feh atk smoke 2.pngC Atk Smoke 2 ★★★★ 120 SP
Is feh atk smoke 3.pngC Atk Smoke 3 ★★★★★ 240 SP

Personality and character

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Raphael is optimistic and committed to training to become a knight. He likes food and dislikes sitting in lectures.


Main article: Raphael/Supports


Raphael, Beast of Leicester (single ending)
Raphael returned to his hometown to serve his liege lord as a knight. After years of loyal service, he resigned his duty to devote his attention to the inn that his grandfather and sister had opened during his time away. Eventually he became the inn's proprietor and developed a reputation for astonishingly good cooking.

Byleth, Wandering Flame/Ruler of Dawn & Raphael Beast of Leicester (Silver Snow, Verdant Wind)
Byleth announced her marriage to Raphael shortly after becoming leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. As a knight in the new order of royal guards, Raphael helped to restore order and stability to the nation during its fragile rebuilding period. It is said that the kindness and undying support of the queen and her husband helped to put the minds of the people at ease. The couple was long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by the court's renowned artist: Raphael's sister, Maya.

Byleth, Guardian of Order & Raphael, Beast of Leicester (Azure Moon)
Byleth announced her marriage to Raphael shortly after being named archbishop of the Church of Seiros. As the archbishop's spouse and a member of the reformed Knights of Seiros, Raphael helped to ease the suffering and damage caused by the war. It is said that the great affection between the archbishop and her husband never failed to put the minds of the people at ease. The couple was long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by a renowned artist: Raphael's sister, Maya.

Byleth, Wings of the Hegemon & Raphael, Beast of Leicester (Crimson Flower)
Byleth and Raphael celebrated their marriage with a small but lively wedding. Almost immediately afterward, the battle with those who slither in the dark began in earnest, and Raphael devoted himself wholly to his wife's protection until the chaos of war was finally quelled. It is said the great affection between the two was viewed by many as a symbol of the new era of peace that followed. They were long remembered, even after they stepped back from the public eye, thanks to portraits painted by Raphael's sister, Maya.

Bernadetta, Eternal Loner & Raphael, Beast of Leicester
When Bernadetta first inherited control of House Varley, she hid away and would not dare involve herself in political or administrative affairs. During this time it was Raphael who came to her aid, encouraging her to work through her fear of people. The training period was difficult—"humiliating," according to the journals Bernadetta left behind—but in the end, it had its desired effect. The leader of House Varley became an outgoing and authoritative individual, taking part in public policy. She even took on a very muscular husband.

Ingrid, Stalwart Knight & Raphael, Beast of Leicester (Silver Snow, Verdant Wind, Crimson Flower)
When Galatea territory was seized, Ingrid argued strongly for the preservation of its borders. Her request was granted, and she was appointed to rule. Soon after, Raphael traveled there to pledge his service to Ingrid. He initially signed on as a knight, but quickly discovered that his services were even more desperately needed by the land's farmers, and instead focused his efforts on helping Galatea improve its agriculture. Seeing him work side by side with the commonfolk, Ingrid became enamored with Raphael's character, and eventually asked for his hand in marriage. They held a modest but lively wedding, and the people happily gave their blessing to the union.

Ingrid, Stalwart Knight & Raphael, Beast of Leicester (Azure Moon)
Raphael returned to his home town to serve his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his grandfather and sister had opened during his time away. One day, Ingrid, who had abandoned her claim to House Galatea to serve as a knight to the royal family, arrived to persuade Raphael to join her. It did not take much convincing. From that day forward, they served together as partners, fighting together side by side to make their mark on the history of Faerghus.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Ignatz, Worldly Artist
Raphael returned to his hometown to serve his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his family had opened during his time away. He was compelled to give up knighthood and manage the inn full-time, however, when his sister Maya suddenly declared her ambition to become an artist and vanished. Years later, when she finally returned, she did so in the company of another artist: her husband, Ignatz. With cheerful support from Raphael's family, Ignatz and his wife rose to prominence and, with their unique style, set the artistic paradigm in Fódlan for a generation.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Lysithea, Scholar of Misfortune
Raphael returned to his hometown to serve his liege lord as a knight, and spent his spare time helping out at the inn that his family had opened during his time away. Due to his grandfather's age, he was compelled before long to give up knighthood and manage the inn full-time. Soon after that, the inn began to be frequented by Lysithea and her family, who had renounced all claim to nobility and begun a life as commoners. Lysithea found a kindred spirit in Raphael's sister, Maya, and before long, found herself helping out around the place too. Eventually she was put in charge of the kitchen, where it is said she spent the rest of her days happily working.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Marianne, Survivor of the Curse
Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to pursue his true passion of food by opening up an inn. He got the idea to install a bird feeder outside the place, calling it The Winged Inn & Tavern, and before long, the site began to attract the prettiest birds in the region. Soon after that, Marianne made her first visit, and she and Raphael enjoyed a happy reunion. Seeing her gift in talking to the birds, he invited her to stay. Marianne eventually became known as the woman whose talent for handling animals helped an inn to flourish.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Hilda, Free Spirit
Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. One day, to the great joy of Raphael's sister, Maya, Hilda came to visit. Maya had always treasured the necklace Hilda had made for her. Moved by this, Hilda gave Maya a new gift of a hair band, which inspired Maya to suggest that Raphael convert the inn into an accessory shop. Hilda decided to stay and help out, and eventually became the shop's proprietor and chief artisan. She moved in with Raphael, and the two spent their lives happily dealing in fashionable accessories.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Leonie, The Blade Breaker II
Leonie took over the mercenary company formerly led by Jeralt. She ran out of money constantly, however, due to sending all of her earnings back to her village, and so developed a reputation for unpaid tavern tabs. When she came upon the inn that Raphael had been helping to run with his family, she was overjoyed to finally find a place that would trust her enough to open a new tab. In her years frequenting the establishment, she accrued such a massive debt to Raphael that the only way to pay him off was to work for him. By the time the debt was finally paid, she had moved in with him. They lived together happily for the rest of their days.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Flayn, Slumbering Princess
Raphael returned to his hometown, where he served his liege lord as a knight for a time. Later, he gave it up to help manage the inn that his family had opened up during his time away. Away from the battlefield and able to eat as much as he pleased, he eventually began to grow soft. It was around that time that Flayn, who had also neglected her training, came to visit. The two helped motivate one another, and together they embarked on a new exercise routine. Thereafter, it is said that their energetic shouts and cries of exertion could be heard throughout the village at any time of day.

Raphael, Beast of Leicester & Shamir, Distant Archer
Shortly after the war, Shamir gave up the mercenary life and disappeared. Raphael searched for her unsuccessfully for a time, but then gave up and returned home to serve his liege lord as a knight. One day, he was given orders to drive off a group of bandits, but upon investigation, he discovered that all of the bandits' victims were those who lined their pockets by preying upon the innocent. Without warning, Raphael resigned his post, said good-bye to his family, and vanished forever. It is unclear just where he went, but rumors swirled for years of a master archer and a hulking giant who spent their lives as highway robbers, shaking down those who made victims of others.


Battle quotes

Raphael: Outta my way, Ignatz! I don't wanna have to fight you!
Ignatz: Stop deluding yourself. You joined the Empire. Didn't you consider the consequences? I don't want to fight you either, Raphael! But this is war.
Raphael: Ignatz...

— Raphael, fighting Ignatz in Crimson Flower Chapter 13.
Wow, it's sure been a while! You're a tough opponent, Professor!
— Raphael, as an enemy fighting Byleth in Azure Moon Chapter 17.
There's no way you're gonna beat me! You're better off turning tail and running away!
— Raphael, as an enemy in Azure Moon Chapter 17.

Critical quotes

Get out of here!
— Raphael in Part I & II
I'm on a roll!
— Raphael in Part I & II
Time for seconds!
— Raphael in Parts I & II
— Raphael in Part I
Sorry about this!
— Raphael in Part II

Death/retreat quotes

Huh! There go the knees...
— Raphael's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
Maya...I'm sorry. I did what I could.
— Raphael's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
Brute force won't cut it.
— Raphael's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.

Other quotes

Main article: Raphael/Quotes

Heroes quotes

Main article: Raphael/Quotes (Heroes)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Raphael is featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Raphael
TCGCipher B18-035R.png Ever-Growing Muscles, Raphael


"A zillion men could come rushing at me, and my muscles'd bounce 'em all right back!"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 4
Class: Brawler Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Daily Muscular Torment: [Activate] [Once per turn] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains -20 attack.
Twice-Tempered Muscle: [Trigger] [Once per turn] [Flip one bond card] When this unit's attack ends, you may pay the cost and if you do: Untap this unit. This skill only triggers if this unit has used "Daily Muscular Torment" in this turn.
Card #B18-035R • Artist: mineri
TCGCipher B18-036N.png Youth With an Appetite, Raphael


"I eat and I eat, but the instant I start training, no matter how lightly, I'm starving again!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Commoner Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Goody Basket: [Activate] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B18-036N, B18-036ST • Artist: mineri
TCGCipher B21-021HN.png Beast of Leicester, Raphael


"I always work hard for the people who matter to me. And having more of them in my life just means I gotta work even harder! What do you think?"
Attack: 70 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: War Master Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
Dragon Claws: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip three bond cards] Untap this unit. If you do, until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.
"Whoa! My muscles are ready to burst!": [Trigger] When this unit Class Changes, until the end of the turn, you do not have to pay the cost for this unit's Dragon Claws.
Card #B21-021HN • Artist: Ippei Soeda
TCGCipher B21-022N.png 鍛錬を欠かさぬ青年, Raphael


"Did you need something from me? I was just on my way to train, but we can talk soon!"
Attack: 40 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Fighter Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Wanna train with me?": [Trigger] [Once per turn] When an other ally is deployed in the Front Line, until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.
Attack Support Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B21-022N • Artist: Ippei Soeda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Raphael .

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses
(Part I)
Eldest son of House Kirsten, a former merchant family. 同盟領の旧商家キルステン家の長男
Three Houses
(Part II)
Eldest son of House Kirsten, a former merchant family. 旧商家キルステン家の長男
Heroes Eldest son of the Kirsten family of the Leicester
Alliance. Wondering what kinds of food will be
served at the festival. Appears in Fire Emblem:
Three Houses.
(登場:『ファイアーエムブレム 風花雪月』)


  • Raphael has a personalized class sprite in the game's files depicting him in the War Master class, which would have been used during Part II; it is left unused for unknown reasons.
  • Raphael is the only playable character in Three Houses who can exceed 100% in any growth rate, specifically 105% HP as a Warrior or War Master; as a result, he is only character who can gain +2 in a stat from a level-up.
    • Conversely, Raphael is one of the three playable characters in Three Houses, along with Dedue and Gilbert, who can have a 0% in any growth rate, specifically 0% Resistance as a Brawler.
  • Raphael is the only male student who can support with multiple house leaders, being able to support with Claude and Dimitri; all the other student characters who can support with more than one house leader (Annette, Ingrid, and Marianne can also support with Claude and Dimitri, while Petra and Lysithea can support with Claude and Edelgard) are female.

Etymology and other languages

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

Raphael Kirsten

Full name, known by just Raphael in most menus. Raphael is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has healed". Kirsten is a Scandanavian form of the name Christina, meaning "anointed".



Raphael Kirsten


Raphael Kirsten

As above.


Raphael Kirsten

As above.


Raphael Kirsten

As above.


Raphael Kirsten

As above.


Raphael Kirsten

Used in Heroes.[2]


라파엘 키르스텐

Raphael Kirsten

Simplified Chinese


Raphael Kirsten

Traditional Chinese


Raphael Kirsten


Heroes artwork

Other appearances

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Credits
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirLord ArundelCount BergliezFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron Ochs*OdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentList of questsClass mastery
Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaAshBrunoDagrEirEitriElmFáfnirFehFehnixFjormFreyjaFreyrGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLetiziaLífLokiMirabilisMúspellNiflNóttÓtrPeonyPlumeriaReginnSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirTriandraVeronicaYlgr
SDatBoL, MotE, NMotE AbelAstramAthenaBantuBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaClarisseDarrosDraugEliceEremiyaEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianKatarinaKrisLegionLenaLindeLukeMaliceMarthMariaMedeusMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaPhinaRoderickRosheaSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWolfWrysXane
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveConradDeenDeltheaDumaFayeFernandForsythGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMilaPallaPythonRineaRudolfSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Genealogy of the Holy War AltenaAnnandArdenAresArthurArvisAyraAzelleBrigidCedDeirdreDíthorbaEldiganErinysEthlynHildaIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLarceiLeneLewynLexQuanScáthachSeliphShannanSigurdSilviaTailtiuTineTravantUllr
Thracia 776 AsbelAugustEyvelFinnGalzusKarinKempfLeifLifisMareetaMirandaNannaOlwenOsianReinhardtRonanSaiasSalemSaraTanyaVeld
The Binding Blade BartreBrunnyaCathCeciliaChadClarineDieckEchidnaElimineFaeFirGalleGeeseGonzalezGuinivereGwendolynHughIdunnIgreneJunoKleinLarumLilinaLughMeladyMerlinusNarcianNiimePercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZelotZephiel
The Blazing Blade BramimondCanasDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHeathHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLeilaLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNilsNinianNinoPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaSerraSoniaUrsulaZephiel
The Sacred Stones AmeliaArturCaellachColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanGerikInnesJoshuaKnollL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhNatashaNeimiOrsonRennacRievRossSalehSelenaSethTanaTethysValter
Path of Radiance AshnardAstridBertramBlack KnightBoydElinciaGatrieGreilIkeIlyanaJillMarciaMiaMistNepheneeOscarPetrineRolfSanakiSephiranShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaVolkeZihark
Radiant Dawn AltinaAsheraCaineghisDheginseaElinciaEnaHaarIkeJorgeKurthnagaKyzaLeanneLetheLyreMiaMicaiahMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNailahOliverPelleasRafielRanulfReysonRhysSanakiSotheTibarnVikaYuneZelgius
Awakening AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganMustafaMirielNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Fates AreteArthurAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaIagoJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoLilithMidoriMikotoNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPeriRhajatRinkahRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Three Houses AelfricAnnetteAsheBalthusBernadettaBylethCasparCatherineClaudeConstanceDeath KnightDedueDimitriDorotheaEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynGatekeeperHapiHildaHubertIgnatzIngridKronyaLeonieLinhardtLorenzLysitheaManuelaMarianneMercedesNemesisPetraRaphaelRheaSeirosSetethShamirSolonSothisSylvainYuri
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore EleonoraItsukiKiriaMamoriTsubasa
Story Maps Book I PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical BloodlineI: A Power AwakensI: The Rite of Blades
Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown • 8: Truth of a Name • 9: Cohort of the Dead • 10: Omnicidal Witch • 11: Where It Began • 12: Lethal Swordsman • 13: Marvelous Dream
Book IV 1: The Dream • 2: Missing You • 3: Gullinkambi • 4: On Dark Wings • 5: Twisted Reality • 6: Dreaming Reality • 7: Steeped in Twilight • 8: Wallowing in Love • 9: Violent Fantasies • 10: Lack • 11: Plumeria's Dream • 12: Triandra's Dream • 13: Reality
Book V 1: Machine Dominion • 2: Kingsbrother • 3: Forest of the Sage • 4: The Vital Blade • 5: Night and Day • 6: Treachery • 7: Bound Elsewhere • 8: Serpent's Whispers • 9: Echoes of Truth • 10: Howling Descent • 11: Deceit • 12: What Remains • 13: Specter of Niðavellir
Book VI 1: Darkness • 2: Curse Directive • 3: Calling of Blood • 4: Princess Alone • 5: Evil Ways • 6: Revealing Lies • 7: To Be Emperor
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging • 35: Summer Returns • 36: Summer Refreshes • 37: Brave Echoes • 38: A Splendid Soiree • 39: Treat Fiends • 40: Glorious Gifts • 41: Renewed Spirit • 42: A Star Is Born • 43: Lovely Gifts • 44: Familial Festivities • 45: The Start of It All • 46: Bridal Beloveds • 47: Summer Passing • 48: Overseas Memories • 49: Pirate's Pride • 50: To Stay Dreaming • 51: Dragons Harvest • 52: In the Moment • 53: A Festival Miracle • 54: Beyond Dreaming • 55: Dark Desert Rituals • 56: Love of a King • 57: Willful Rabbits • 58: Childhood Encounter • 59: Bridal Grace • 60: Summer Vibrance • 61: Summer's Dream • 62: Perilous Seas • 63: Scions of Twelve • 64: Shared Bounty • 65: Ninja Training • 66: Winter Dreamland • 67: Like Clockwork • 68: Of Lost Kingdoms • 69: Here with Me • 70: Hop-and-Go-Seek • 71: Unlikely Friends
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death • 5: Heavenly Witness
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of CrestsWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of Mystery RenewedWorld of OriginWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of Thracia • World of Zenith (Askran KingdomDökkálfheimrEmblian EmpireHelJötunheimrLjósálfheimrMúspellNiflNiðavellir)
Groups, objects, and concepts BreidablikCurse DirectiveOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events)
Game modes Aether RaidsBlessed GardensChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena DuelsResonant BattleSummoner Duel) • Forging BondsFrontline PhalanxGrand ConquestsHall of FormsHeroes JourneyHeroic OrdealsLost LoreMjölnir's StrikePawns of LokiRøkkr SiegesSpecial Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesLimited Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsTraining TowerVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtists (0–9, A–LM–Z) • CalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFind & Vote Heroes!Fire Emblem Heroes - A Day in the LifeFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Voting Jubilee