New Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Upcoming DLC
Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Cindered Shadows DLC is set to add more features to the game, including a new fourth house called the Ashen Wolves. New characters belonging to this “secret” faction are also expected to introduce new classes not found in the base version.
Note that the classes detailed in this article are only from speculation based on the DLC’s trailer. Information here have not been confirmed in any official material from Nintendo or Intelligent Systems.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Cindered Shadows DLC is scheduled for release on February 12, 2020.
Yuri, leader of the Ashen Wolves, can be seen in the DLC’s trailer wearing what appears to be an outfit reminiscent of the Trickster class from past titles in the series.
Debuting in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Tricksters can be described as being similar to Thieves because of their high Skill. What sets them apart, however, is their access to support abilities. This makes them incredibly versatile units, able to finish off weakened foes or help their allies during dangerous situations.
Near the end of the trailer, Yuri was shown using an ability that swaps his position with Byleth. This maneuver is similar to the Myrmidon‘s Swap Combat Art, though it is interesting to note that Yuri did not have to be adjacent to his ally to execute the command.
Dark Flier (Constance)
The Ashen Wolves’ Constance is shown with a combat style that draws strong similarities to the Dark Flier class, another unit type from previous Fire Emblem games.
The Dark Flier is another class introduced in Fire Emblem: Awakening. It is essentially a flying unit that can deal both physical and magic damage through its ability to equip both lances and tomes. This makes them a constant threat to a variety of units and can work around physical and magic resistances with ease. Bows, however, are the bane of Dark Fliers, as with most Pegasus-mounted classes.
While Constance was not shown wielding any weapon for performing physical attacks in the video, her use of the spell Fimbulvetr while mounted still heavily points to her being a Dark Flier.
War Monk (Balthus)
Balthus, another member of the Ashen Wolves, appeared in the trailer wearing attire that resembles those worn by War Monks. These units were also featured in older titles in the series.
A support class distinguished by its impressive defense, War Monks aid their allies with healing magic while being tough to take down themselves. The units debuted in Fire Emblem: Awakening and were able to equip axes and staves. The War Monks’ high defense coupled with support magic to sustain themselves make them an almost-impenetrable wall against physical attackers.
In the trailer, Balthus can be seen using what is likely a hero’s relic called Vajra Mushti. Should Balthus as a War Monk be confirmed, it will be a first in the game that a unit specializes in brawling and faith.
The last of the Ashen Wolves to appear in the trailer, Hapi was shown in combat bearing some similarities with the Valkyrie class. It is yet another unit that was featured in past Fire Emblem games.
Introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Valkyries are roughly the grounded equivalent of Dark Fliers but boast more versatility. While Dark Fliers enjoy a variety of offensive abilities to go with their good mobility, Valkyries can play both the damage-dealing and support roles. Their ability to cover long distances quickly to heal allies is particularly helpful in dire situations.
Hapi was seen casting offensive magic while mounted in the trailer, reminiscent of the Dark Knight class. Despite this, it is expected that Hapi’s class will have support spells in the DLC to differentiate it from any unit already in the base game.
For more information and updates on Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the Cindered Shadows DLC, visit our game guide page!
- Main Game and DLC Side Story Differences
- Revealed Preset Classes in Cindered Shadows DLC
- Cindered Shadows DLC Side Story Implements Preset Classes and Skills
- What We Know So Far About the Abyss In-Game
- Unlocking the Abyss and the Ashen Wolves in the Main Game
- Get to Know the Ashen Wolves
- Playing the Cindered Shadows DLC Side Story
- Cindered Shadows DLC Side Story Announced