Fire Emblem Three Houses characters list: All strengths, weaknesses, defining abilities and interests compared

A list of every student in Fire Emblem Three Houses and what makes them excel on the battlefield.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters are the main focus of the game.

Their various strengths, weaknesses and defining abilities shape your army, while their various interests, likes and dislikes helps inform the bonds you make and the romances you might settle on.

It's perhaps the main reason around which House to choose in Fire Emblem Three Houses, so having a look over the various differences between them is important.

Fire Emblem Three Houses characters list: Strengths, weaknesses, defining abilities compared

Here is a list of all Fire Emblem Three Houses characters and their various battle strengths, weaknesses and defining abilities:

Black Eagles CharacterStrengthsWeaknessesDefining Ability
Edelgard
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Sword
Axe
Authority
Heavy Armour
Bow
Faith
Imperial Lineage Multiplies experience by 1.2
Hubert
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Bow
Reason
Authority
Axe
Faith
Flying
Officer Duty Grants Mt + 5 with gambits
Ferdinand
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Sword
Lance
Axe
Riding
None Confidence Grants Hit / Avo + 15 when unit is at full HP
Linhardt
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Reason
Faith
Axe
Brawl
Catnap If unit takes no action except Wait
recovers up to 10% of max HP
Caspar
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Axe
Brawl
Bow
Reason
Authority
Born Fighter Adjacent foes suffer Avo -10 during combat
Bernadetta
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Lance
Bow
Sword
Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Persecution Complex Grants Atk +5 when unit is not at full HP
Dorothea
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Sword
Reason
Faith
Riding
Flying
Songstress Adjacent allies recover yp to 10% of max HP at the start of each turn
Petra
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Sword
Axe
Bow
Flying
Reason
Faith
Hunter's Boon Grants Crit +20 when foe's HP is less than 50%
Blue Lions CharacterStrengthsWeaknessesDefining Ability
Dimitri
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Sword
Lance
Authority
Axe
Reason
Royal Lineage Multiplies experience by 1.2
Dedue
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Lance
Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Faith
Riding
Flying
Staunch Shield If unit takes no action except Wait
grants Def +4 for 1 turn
Felix
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Sword
Bow
Brawl
Reason
Authority
Lone Wolf Unit deals 5 extra damage when no battalion is assigned or when battalion endurance is 0
Ashe
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Axe
Bow
Reason Lockpick Allows unit to open doors and chests without keys
Sylvain
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Lance
Axe
Riding
Bow Philanderer If a female ally is adjacent
unit deals 2 extra damage and takes 2 less damage during combat
Mercedes
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Reason
Faith
Sword
Lance
Axe
Heavy Armour
Live to Serve When healing an ally with white magic
unit recovers the same amount of HP
Annette
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Axe
Reason
Authority
Bow
Heavy Armour
Perseverance Use Rally to grant Str +4 to an ally
Ingrid
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Sword
Lance
Riding
Flying
None Lady Knight Grants Mt +3 and Hit +5 with gambits
Golden Deer CharacterNoneStrengthsWeaknessesDefining AbilityNone
Claude
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Sword
Bow
Authority
Flying
Lance
Faith
Royal Lineage Multiplies experience by 1.2
Lorenz
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Lance
Reason
Riding
Brawl Distinguished House Unit deals 2 extra damage while in formation with a battalion
Raphael
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Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Bow
Reason
Riding
Goody Basket Chance to recover up to 10% of max HP at the start of each turn. Trigger % = Lck stat
Ignatz
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Sword
Bow
Authority
Flying Watchful Eye Grants Hit +20
Lysithea
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Reason
Faith
Authority
Sword
Lance
Axe
Heavy Armour
Mastermind Doubles skill experience earned in battle
Marianne
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Sword
Faith
Riding
Flying
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Animal Friend Unit recovers up to 20% of max HP at the start of each turn when adjacent to a cavalry or flying ally
Hilda
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Lance
Axe
Faith
Authority
Advocate Adjacent male units deal 3 extra damage during combat
Leonie
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Lance
Bow
Flying
None Rivalry If a male ally is adjacent
unit deals 2 extra damage and takes 2 less damage during combat

Fire Emblem Three Houses characters backstories compared

As well as the above strengths, weaknesses and defining abilities, each Fire Emblem Three Houses character has their own interests, likes and dislikes, which might be useful in determining who you'd like to interact with.

Here's what the game has to say about each one:

Edelgard likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 158cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Hubert likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 20
  • Height: 188cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Ferdinand likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 175cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Linhardt likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 16
  • Height: 177cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Caspar likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 16
  • Height: 159cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Bernadetta likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 150cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Dorothea likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 18
  • Height: 170cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Petra likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 15
  • Height: 161cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Dimitri likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 180cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Dedue likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 18
  • Height: 204cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Felix likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 174cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Ashe likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 16
  • Height: 164cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Sylvain likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 19
  • Height: 186cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Mercedes likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 22
  • Height: 169cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Annette likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 16
  • Height: 151cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Ingrid likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 165cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Claude likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 175cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Lorenz likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 18
  • Height: 188cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Raphael likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 190cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Ignatz likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 164cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Lysithea likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 15
  • Height: 148cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Marianne likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 17
  • Height: 163cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Hilda likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 18
  • Height: 154cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Leonie likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 19
  • Height: 168cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:
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Looking for more help with Fire Emblem: Three Houses? Read which is the best House to join and a list of Fire Emblem Three Houses romances.

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