Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Fortress Knight Class

Details on the Fortress class for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Included are stats and a short description of its specialties.

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Fortress Knight

Icon fortress class

The Fortress is an advanced class in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. A character must be Level 20 or higher to gain access to this class.

This class is an improved version of the armored knight but is much slower in movement and speed. These are not stats that players are concerned about with this tanky class, though.


HP Strength Defense Skill
Speed Magic Resistance Movement

While armored knights can serve as barricades between enemies and ally archers, Fortresses can be strongholds that take immense amounts of damage before going down. Besides being better at defense, the fortress can also deal more damage compared to its intermediate counterpart due to its Axefaire ability.

Certification Requirement

Specialty Proficiency Level
Axe B or higher
Heavy Armor B or higher

Requires an advanced seal for the certification exam.


Name Effect
Axefaire Grants Atk +5 when using an axe.
Weight -5 Reduces total equipment weight by 5.
Class Mastery: Pavise Chance to reduce sword/lance/axe/brawling damage by half. Trigger %= Dex stat.

Skill Experience Bonuses

  • Lance +2
  • Axe +3
  • Heavy Armor +3

Other Classes

Trainee and Beginner Classes
Noble Commoner Fighter
Myrmidon Soldier Monk
Intermediate Classes
Mercenary Brigand Thief
Archer Cavalier Pegasus Knight
Armored Knight Brawler Mage
Dark Mage Priest -
Advanced Classes
Hero Fortress Paladin
Grappler Warlock Bishop
Swordmaster Assassin Warrior
Sniper Wyvern Rider Dark Bishop
Master Classes
Falcon Knight Wyvern Lord Mortal Savant
Great Knight Bow Knight Dark Knight
Holy Knight War Master Gremory
Exclusive Classes
Lord Dancer Enlightened One
Armored Lord High Lord Wyvern Master
Emperor Great Lord Barbarossa

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