Is Byleth Playable in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?
Initially Appears as a Boss in the Game’s First Mission
Byleth, the main character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses makes an appearance in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes as a powerful boss enemy during the game’s first mission. Crossing swords with the protagonist Shez in Three Hopes, Byleth bears the fearsome title Ashen Demon while fighting alongside Jeralt’s Mercenaries and becomes the player’s main rival throughout the game.
Byleth proves to be an incredibly formidable warrior in Three Hopes as the character is able to take down his/her enemies and even Shez very easily during the game’s opening mission.
Byleth Becomes Playable By Clearing the Secret Side Mission in Chapter 10 or Later
Choose to Avoid Challenging Byleth to Recruit Him/Her (Missable)
Byleth is encountered in one of the battle stages in Chapter 10 or later on any story route (Scarlet Blaze – Black Eagles, Azure Gleam – Blue Lions, or Golden Wildfire – Golden Deer) when you receive a notification that says “Your actions in this battle will greatly impact the outcome of the story.”
Note that Byleth is a missable character. Failing to follow the steps below will lock you out of obtaining him/her (and Jeralt) for the rest of the playthrough.
How to Recruit Byleth
Upon beginning the mission, progress through the objectives Byleth appears. Afterwards, simply retreat to the starting location (do not pursue Byleth). Then, simply focus on your main mission objectives as normal and ignore Arval’s suggestion to engage Byleth.
A new enemy will then appear in the far end of the map which will trigger a secret side mission. Head to the area and defeat the new enemy (Randolph) before Byleth reaches it to recruit him/her. Jeralt will also join you upon meeting these conditions.
Recruiting Byleth is also required to unlock Arval as a playable character once you have beaten the game (NG+).
Other Special Recruitable Characters
- How to Recruit Jeralt
- How to Recruit Rhea
- How to Recruit Sothis
- How to Recruit Arval
- How to Recruit Gatekeeper