Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Recommended Classes for Each Character (Second Edition)

A list of recommended classes for each character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Included are beginner, intermediate, advanced, and master classes.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Recommended Classes for Each Character (Second Edition)

Character Recommended Classes (Second Edition)

Below is a list of recommended classes for each playable character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Class recommendations made are based on the following:

Our Concern with Master Tier Classes

Based on our research and experience in playing the game, we agree on the claim that not all Master tier classes are viable as end game classes. As of writing, we will put a mark to make them optional for you as a player:

Legend

*Denotes as an optional end game or final class.

Cindered Shadows Class Changes and Update

We also added the new characters and the new classes to the list. In terms of the new classes recommended to the old characters, they’re still up for scrutiny so feel free to share your thoughts below.

Please give us time to further check the viability of the newly suggested classes this weekend.

List of Recommended Classes

Protagonist Character

Male Byleth

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
BylethMale Byleth Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Brawler War Monk Enlightened One
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster
Thief Trickster
Assassin

Female Byleth

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Female Byleth Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
War Cleric Enlightened One
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster
Thief Assassin
Trickster
Soldier Cavalier Valkyrie Dark Knight*
Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*

Black Eagles House

Edelgard von Hresvelg

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
EdelgardEdelgard Fighter Armored Knight Fortress Knight Emperor
Armored Lord
Brigand Warrior
Myrmidon Thief Assassin
Lord Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Monk Mage Valkyrie Dark Knight*
Soldier Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*

Hubert von Vestra

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
HubertHubert Monk Mage Warlock Dark Knight*
Dark Mage Dark Bishop
Soldier Cavalier Paladin Dark Knight
Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight

Ferdinand von Aegir

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
FerdinandFerdinand Fighter Brigand Warrior War Master
Brawler Grappler
War Monk
Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight*
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Myrmidon Thief Trickster Holy Knight*
Assassin

Dorothea Arnault

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
DorotheaDorothea Monk Mage War Cleric
Warlock Gremory
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant
Thief Trickster

Bernadetta von Varley

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
BernadettaBernadetta Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*
Monk Mage Valkyrie Dark Knight*

Caspar von Vegris

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
CasparCaspar Fighter Brawler War Monk
Grappler War Master
Brigand Warrior
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord

Petra Mcneary

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
PetraPetra Dancer
Myrmidon Thief Assassin
Mercenary Swordmaster
Soldier Pegasus Knight Falcon Knight
Fighter Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Warrior

Linhardt von Hevring

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
LinhardtLinhardt Monk Mage Warlock
Dark Mage Dark Bishop
Priest Bishop

Blue Lions House

Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
DimitriDimitri Fighter Brawler War Monk
Myrmidon Lord High Lord Great Lord
Mercenary Swordmaster
Soldier Cavalier Paladin Great Knight*

Dedue Molinaro

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
DedueDedue Fighter Brawler War Monk
Grappler War Master
Brigand Warrior
Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight*
Soldier Cavalier Paladin

Felix Fraldarius

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
FelixFelix Myrmidon Thief Assassin
Trickster Mortal Savant*
Mercenary Swordmaster
Hero
Fighter Brawler Grappler War Master
War Monk

Mercedes von Martlitz

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
MercedesMercedes Monk Priest Bishop
Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Gremory*
Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight

Annette Fantine Dominic

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Annette Monk Priest Bishop
Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Dark Knight*
Fighter Brigand War Cleric
Dancer

Ashe Ubert

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
AsheAshe Soldier Cavalier Paladin Bow Knight
Fighter Archer Sniper
Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Warrior War Master
Brawler Grappler
War Monk Holy Knight*

Sylvain Jose Gautier

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
SylvainSylvain Monk Mage Warlock Dark Knight
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Fighter Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight*
Brigand Warrior War Master
Brawler Grappler
War Monk

Ingrid Brandol Galatea

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Ingrid Fighter Brigand War Cleric
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Soldier Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Assassin

Golden Deer House

Claude von Riegan

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Claude Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Wyvern Master Barbarossa
Myrmidon Lord
Thief Assassin

Hilda Valentine Goneril

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
HildaHilda Fighter Brigand Warrior Wyvern Lord
Wyvern Rider
Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Dancer

Lorenz Hermann Gloucester

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
LorenzLorenz Monk Mage Warlock Dark Knight
Dark Mage Dark Bishop
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Fighter Brigand Warrior Great Knight
Armored Knight Fortress Knight

Lysithea von Ordelia

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
LysitheaLysithea Monk Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Gremory*
Dark Flier
Priest Bishop

Raphael Kirsten

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
RaphaelRaphael Fighter Brawler War Monk
Grappler War Master
Brigand Warrior
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight*
Soldier Cavalier Paladin

Ignatz Victor

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
IgnaceIgnatz Fighter Brawler War Monk
Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Soldier Cavalier Paladin Dark Knight
Monk Mage Warlock
Dark Mage Dark Bishop Dark Knight*
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Assassin

Marianne von Edmund

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
MarianneMarianne Monk Priest Bishop
Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Holy Knight*
Falcon Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Dancer

Leonie Pinelli

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Leonie Fighter Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Brigand War Cleric
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Soldier Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Assassin

Ashen Wolves House

Yuri Leclerc

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Fire Emblem Three Houses - YuriYuri Dancer
Myrmidon Thief Assasin
Trickster Mortal Savant*
Mercenary Swordmaster
Lord
Monk Mage Warlock
Dark Mage Dark Bishop
Fighter Grappler War Monk

Constance von Nuvelle

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Fire Emblem Three Houses - ConstanceConstance Dancer
Monk Priest War Cleric
Bishop
Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Dark Knight*
Soldier Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*

Balthus von Albrecht

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Fire Emblem Three Houses - BalthusBalthus Monk Mage War Monk
Priest
Fighter Brawler War Master*
Grappler War Master
Brigand Warrior
Armored Knight Fortress Knight Great Knight*
Myrmidon Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster

Hapi

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Fire Emblem Three Houses - HapiHapi Dancer
Fighter Brigand War Cleric
Priest Bishop
Monk Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Dark Knight*
Holy Knight*
Soldier Cavalier Paladin
Dark Knight*
Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*

Church of Seiros

Seteth

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Seteth Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Cavalier Paladin Dark Knight
Holy Knight

Manuela Casagranda

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
ManuelaManuela Priest Bishop
Mage Warlock Gremory
Mercenary Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Assassin

Hanneman von Esser

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
HannemanHanneman Mage Warlock Dark Knight
Dark Mage Dark Bishop
Archer Sniper Bow Knight

Jeritza

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Jeritza Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Paladin Death Knight

Flayn

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Flayn Dancer
Priest Bishop Holy Knight
Mage Warlock Gremory
Valkyrie Gremory*
Dark Flier
Falcon Knight Falcon Knight*

Cyril

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Cyril Fighter Brawler Grappler War Master
Brigand Warrior
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Archer Sniper Bow Knight

Knights of Seiros

Alois Rangeld

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Alois War Monk War Master*
Grappler War Master
Warrior
Fortress Knight Great Knight*

Catherine Rubens Charon

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Catherine Swordmaster Mortal Savant*
Thief Trickster
Brigand War Cleric

Shamir Nevrand

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Shamir Sniper Bow Knight
Cavalier Paladin
Brigand Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Pegasus Knight Dark Flier Falcon Knight*

Gilbert Prosnirav

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Gilbert Fortress Knight Great Knight
Paladin
War Monk

Non-faction Characters

Anna

Character Level 5 Class Level 10 Class Level 20 Class Level 30 Class
Fire Emblem: Three Houses - AnnaAnna Soldier Pegasus Knight Falcon Knight
Fighter Brigand War Cleric
Archer Sniper Bow Knight
Myrmidon Thief Assassin
Trickster Mortal Savant*
Mercenary Swordmaster

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13 Comments

  1. Leonie is a fantastic Falcon Knight (you also put Peg Knight as an option so why not Falco?). Of course she’s more inclined to become a horseback unit but flier mobility is good, and she doesn’t really need another weapon than lances (if you want you can still use something else like a bow for instance). Plus, she has great avoid potential, and gets Lancefaire

    On another note, I don’t really think Great Knight is a good class for anyone. It feels like you’re wasting their potential more than anything, to me

    • Hi Kevin! Already added Falcon Knight as a Master class option for Leonie. We agree that the Great Knight class feels underwhelming. Give us time to think it through ????

  2. Surprised that ALL characters are recommended a master.

    It is my firm belief that master tiers, while great, are not essential to a great unit. They provide roughly the same total % in stat increases as advanced. Both advanced and Master classes get access to the +5 damage (weapon)faire ability. Sure master gets a few more but since weapon triangle is not a thing and arts are capped at 3 per unit the value of having multiple weaponfaires is diminished.

    With that rationale I’m surprised assassin Felix is not mentioned. It should succeed at both tiers. He has a relatively high damage, decent speed,dex growth rates. His only weaknesses are defense and resilience. Assassin pretty much negates those last two problems entirely as long as you have another unit in range. Addition his high dex gives him a decent shot at assassinate and his speed should almost always guarantee 4x if he utilizes fist weapons in Assassin form.

    • Hi James! Thank you for sharing us your point of view when it comes to class progression paths.

      We’ll definitely look into Felix as an Assassin ????

    • Hi Mike!

      If you are talking about Reason as a skill requirement. Indeed, he has a low skill proficiency to start with. However, Mortal Savant requires a lower Reason skill proficiency (B+) as compared to Sword (A) which is advantageous to Felix. Reason is also Felix’s budding talent so if you keep on tutoring that skill, it will become his strength later on.

      You still have other progression paths available if you are still not sure. He can go a War Master route since he has a high initial SPD stat next to STR. Bow Knight is also possible but you have a mid-to-low DEX stat to start with.

      As a Mortal Savant, Felix will gain a master ability called Warding Blow. This will help him cover his weakness to magic since he will gain about +6 Magic Resistance when initiating combat. This is advantageous when fighting against magic-user units.

  3. I can’t decide if I like customizable units or characters with pre-set classes/promotions from older games, better. Just seems like It might be a bad idea to try making a character a class they may not be effective at. Sorry for the random comment, just giving my thoughts.

    • We understand your points, Mike. Determining the effectiveness of a character to a specific class is not just based on his skill level. Also, the character’s stats, stat growth, and the quality of combat arts he/she can obtain should also be considered, IMO.

  4. Okay why the hell is Hilda suggested to be a monk/mage/warlock? Thats an awful idea for many reasons, like having a weakness in faith magic, learning no good spells to compete against others on the class, and having a terrible magic and res growth on top of that.