Permanent Events in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Below are all permanent events, missable items and features, unchangeable decisions, and points-of-no-return in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Be sure to take note of these important events and stages in the game to avoid making major mistakes throughout your playthrough.
Allies are permanently lost when they die (Classic mode only)
Upon reaching Chapter 4 of the game’s main story on Classic mode, permanent death (permadeath) will take effect. This causes any of your ally units that are defeated in battle to disappear for the duration of your playthrough. Because of this, it is generally recommended for beginners and those new to musou-style action games to play on Casual mode instead.
You cannot change from Casual to Classic mode once you have confirmed it at the start of the game.
It is possible to switch to Casual mode by going into the Settings menu if you chose to start the game on Classic. It is, however, not possible to change your current game mode from Casual to Classic at any point in the game.
You cannot change to a different House after confirming it in Chapter 2: Three Houses.
The House that you choose to join in Chapter 2: Three Houses will determine your story route progression, including events that take place, enemies encountered, and ending. Once you have confirmed which House you want to enter, you cannot change it at any point in the game. Because of this, try to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each House to determine whether they suit your playstyle.
Several characters from different Houses can be recruited from Chapter 4 of each of the three faction’s story routes and onward. To recruit them, you must spend Strategy before deploying on a mission to persuade them to join your army. For a more detailed list of all recruitable characters encountered throughout each chapter in the game, please click on the link below.
Recruiting Byleth (Missable)
Byleth, the Ashen Demon and hero of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, can only be recruited in Chapter 10. To persuade him to join you, you must avoid engaging him when he appears on the battlefield. Choosing to challenge him will result in him (and Jeralt) being permanently unobtainable for the rest of the playthrough.
Recruiting Jeralt (Missable)
Jeralt will automatically join you if Byleth has been recruited. Otherwise, Jeralt will be unobtainable for the rest of the playthrough.
Recruiting Arval (Missable)
Arval becomes recruitable after you recruit Byleth and have beaten the game at least once. Failing to have Byleth join you will lock you out of acquiring Arval for the rest of the playthrough.