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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.

On this page:

Update (February 14th, 2020): We've added the Ashen Wolves characters introduced in the Cindered Shadows DLC at the bottom of each section.

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
Sword
Axe
Authority
Heavy Armour
Bow
Faith
Imperial LineageMultiplies experience by 1.2
Hubert
Bow
Reason
Authority
Axe
Faith
Flying
Officer DutyGrants Mt + 5 with gambits
Ferdinand
Sword
Lance
Axe
Riding
NoneConfidenceGrants Hit / Avo + 15 when unit is at full HP
Linhardt
Reason
Faith
Axe
Brawl
CatnapIf unit takes no action except Wait
recovers up to 10% of max HP
Caspar
Axe
Brawl
Bow
Reason
Authority
Born FighterAdjacent foes suffer Avo -10 during combat
Bernadetta
Lance
Bow
Sword
Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Persecution ComplexGrants Atk +5 when unit is not at full HP
Dorothea
Sword
Reason
Faith
Riding
Flying
SongstressAdjacent allies recover yp to 10% of max HP at the start of each turn
Petra
Sword
Axe
Bow
Flying
Reason
Faith
Hunter's BoonGrants Crit +20 when foe's HP is less than 50%
Blue Lions CharacterStrengthsWeaknessesDefining Ability
Dimitri
Sword
Lance
Authority
Axe
Reason
Royal LineageMultiplies experience by 1.2
Dedue
Lance
Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Faith
Riding
Flying
Staunch ShieldIf unit takes no action except Wait
grants Def +4 for 1 turn
Felix
Sword
Bow
Brawl
Reason
Authority
Lone WolfUnit deals 5 extra damage when no battalion is assigned or when battalion endurance is 0
Ashe
Axe
Bow
ReasonLockpickAllows unit to open doors and chests without keys
Sylvain
Lance
Axe
Riding
BowPhilandererIf a female ally is adjacent
unit deals 2 extra damage and takes 2 less damage during combat
Mercedes
Reason
Faith
Sword
Lance
Axe
Heavy Armour
Live to ServeWhen healing an ally with white magic
unit recovers the same amount of HP
Annette
Axe
Reason
Authority
Bow
Heavy Armour
PerseveranceUse Rally to grant Str +4 to an ally
Ingrid
Sword
Lance
Riding
Flying
NoneLady KnightGrants Mt +3 and Hit +5 with gambits
Golden Deer CharacterStrengthsWeaknessesDefining Ability
Claude
Sword
Bow
Authority
Flying
Lance
Faith
Royal LineageMultiplies experience by 1.2
Lorenz
Lance
Reason
Riding
BrawlDistinguished HouseUnit deals 2 extra damage while in formation with a battalion
Raphael
Axe
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Bow
Reason
Riding
Goody BasketChance to recover up to 10% of max HP at the start of each turn. Trigger % = Lck stat
Ignatz
Sword
Bow
Authority
FlyingWatchful EyeGrants Hit +20
Lysithea
Reason
Faith
Authority
Sword
Lance
Axe
Heavy Armour
MastermindDoubles skill experience earned in battle
Marianne
Sword
Faith
Riding
Flying
Brawl
Heavy Armour
Animal FriendUnit recovers up to 20% of max HP at the start of each turn when adjacent to a cavalry or flying ally
Hilda
Lance
Axe
Faith
Authority
AdvocateAdjacent male units deal 3 extra damage during combat
Leonie
Lance
Bow
Flying
NoneRivalryIf a male ally is adjacent
unit deals 2 extra damage and takes 2 less damage during combat
Ashen Wolves CharacterStrengthsWeaknessesDefining Ability
Yuri
Sword
Reason
Faith
Authority
Lance
Axe
Riding
Flying
Honorable SpiritIf unit is not near an ally, grant Atk +3 when in combat with a foe one space away
Balthus
Sword
Axe
Brawling
Faith
Heavy Armour
Lance
Bow
Flying
King of GrapplingGrants Str/Def 6+ when HP is below 50%
Constance
Sword
Reason
Authority
Flying
Axe
Heavy Armour
Circadian BeatGrants Str/Mag +3 when indoors and Def/Res +3 when outdoors
Hapi
Reason
Flying
Riding
Brawling
Authority
Heavy Armour
Monstrous AppealMakes all attacks effective against monsters and makes it easier for monsters to target unit

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

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

Hubert likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Ferdinand likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Linhardt likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Caspar likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Bernadetta likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Dorothea likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Petra likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Dimitri likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Dedue likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Felix likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Ashe likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Sylvain likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Mercedes likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Annette likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Ingrid likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Claude likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Lorenz likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Raphael likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Ignatz likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Lysithea likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Marianne likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Hilda likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

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

Leonie likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 19
  • Height: 168cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:

Yuri likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

Yuri is the Ashen Wolves leader. He was originally a student at the Officer's Academy at Garreg Mach Monastery, but when he got expelled he found himself in the town of Abyss.

  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 20
  • Height: 171cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:

Balthus likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

Balthus is known as 'The Brawler King' to nobody but himself. He was originally part of the Leicester Alliance, but due to his attitude, got kicked out and ended up hiding in Abyss.

  • Gender: Male
  • Starting age: 27
  • Height: 198cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes

Constance likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

Constance is a daughter from a fallen noble family in the Empire. Despite her troubles and living in the town of Abyss, she still dreams about restoring her family name.

  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 18
  • Height: 164cm
  • Starting Class: Noble
  • Interests, likes and dislikes

Hapi likes, dislikes, interests and other characteristics

Hapi has often been accused of not caring, but she can't help being lackadaisical and apathetic. The reason why she lives in Abyss is due to her 'unique constitution'. Whatever that means.

  • Gender: Female
  • Starting age: 20
  • Height: 169cm
  • Starting Class: Commoner
  • Interests, likes and dislikes:

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.

Additional reporting by Aimee Hart.

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