Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Defining Ability List

Details on Defining Ability in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, including an overview and effects

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Defining Ability

Defining Abilities are character specific skills that each unit starts with. Unlike other skills, each character can only have one and they cannot be deleted. Currently, the skill names and effects are roughly translated. We will update this list once Fire Emblem: Three Houses releases on July 26, 2019.

Icon Character Skill Effect
BylethByleth Professor’s Guidance Unit and allies on the team earn 1.2x experience.
EdelgardEdelgard Imperial Lineage Unit earns 1.2x experience.
DimitriDimitri Royal Lineage Unit earns 1.2x experience.
ClaudeClaude Leicester Lineage Unit earns 1.2x experience.
HubertHubert Officer Duty Boosts Gambit Might by 5.
DorotheaDorothea Songstress At start of the turn, restores 10% HP to adjacent allies.
DedueDedue Staunch Shield If unit does not move, grants Def +4 for 1 turn.
FelixFelix Lone Wolf When battalion is not yet summoned or when their HP falls to 0, grants unit damage +5.
LorenzLorenz Distinguished House When battalion is summoned, grants unit damage +2.
HildaHilda Advocate If unit enters battle and is adjacent to a male ally, grants unit damage +3.
FerdinandFerdinand Confidence When HP is full, Hit and Avoid +15.
BernadettaBernadetta Persecution Complex If HP is less than full, Attack +5.
MercedesMercedes Live to Serve When healing an ally, user gains an equal amount of HP.
AsheAshe Lockpick Unit does not need a key to unlock doors and chests.
RaphaelRaphael Goody Basket At the start of the turn, unit has luck% to recover 10% HP.
LysitheaLysithea Mastermind Unit earns 2x experience.
CasparCaspar Born Fighter Adjacent foes receive Avoid -10 during combat.
LinhardtLinhardt Catnap If the unit waits without performing an action, restores 10% HP.
PetraPetra Hunter’s Boon Critical Rate +20 when foe has less than 50% HP.
Annette Perseverance When Rally is used on allies, grants additional Strength +4.
SylvainSylvain Philanderer When adjacent to a female ally, damage dealt to foe +2 while damage received from foe -2.
Ingrid Lady Knight When using a Gambit, Might +3 and Hit Rate +5.
IgnaceIgnatz Watchful Eye Hit Rate +20.
MarianneMarianne Animal Friend When adjacent to a horseback or flying ally, restores 20% HP at the start of the turn.
Leonie Rivalry If unit enters battle and is adjacent to a male ally, grants unit damage +2 and damage received -2.

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