Find out how to ask & recruit characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses in this guide! This includes the recruitment requirements!
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Recruit Other Students Into Your House
Wish a specific character was in your house instead? That can easily be fixed by recruiting them into your house! With this, you can create your dream roster when it comes to battles!Check Out the Houses & Characters Here
Cannot Recruit House Leaders & Specific Students
Don't even bother trying to recruit House Leaders. Unlike other students, they cannot be swayed to leave their houses. There are also some other students that cannot be recruited by default.
How to Recruit Characters
NEW! How To Recruit From Ashen Wolves
The 4 new characters from Ashen Wolves can be recruited in the part 1 of the main game. In order to do that, you need to make progress in the side story Cindered Shadow. Finish the side story first to recruit them all!
1. Invite them by Talking to Them During Free Days
Inviting students can be initiated by talking to them during your free days. A recruit dialogue will show up when you talk to characters that can be recruited. Scouting does not consume Activity Points.Know More About What You Can Do During Free Days Here!
2. Meet Their Required Stats
The simplest way to get a character to join their house is to meet their required stats. Each one has a set of stats they're looking for. Some characters can only be recruited after a specific point in the story so check which character can be recruited after story events.
Raise Stats Via Faculty Training
|Rhea||Sword, Brawl, Faith, Logic|
|Alois||Axe, Brawl, Hvy Armor|
|Hanneman||Bow, Reason, Riding|
|Gilbert||Lance, Axe, Hvy Armor, Riding|
|Jeralt||Lance, Authority, Riding|
|Manuela||Sword, Faith, Flying|
|Setheth||Sword, Lance, Axe, Authority, Flying|
You can raise your stats by visiting Instructors during Free Time and availing the Faculty Training. Faculty Training consumes 1 Activity Point but greatly raises your desired stat. Use this if you want to dramatically increase a stat in one day.
Increasing Support Level Lowers Requirements
Characters that have a high support level with the main character lower their requirements for scouting. This means that even if you have a low level for a specific skill, raising the support level may convince that character to join your House. Be sure to raise your Support Level with the character that you want to recruit.
You Cannot Recruit The Whole House
Unfortunately, you cannot recruit a whole House. House leaders and some characters are locked from scouting due to story purposes.Check Out the Recommended Recruits Here
3. Talk Or Wait For Them
Talk to Characters To Recruit Them
Upon meeting their required stats, simply talk to characters to recruit them. An option of accepting them and rejecting them will then appear and agreeing to take them in makes them a member of your house.
Wait For Them To Join
If you mistakenly asked first before meeting a character's requirements, fret not. As the week passes, there might be a chance that the character will approach you during the weekdays to ask to join your House. You will then have a chance to accept or reject them.
Benefits of Character Recruitment
Recruited Characters Can Be Deployed
The obvious benefit of having another character joining your stable is that you can deploy another character into the battlefield. While the number of participants in a battle is limited, each character has its own unique skill that may prove to be beneficial to your fighting style.
They Can Be Instructed
Once recruited characters join your house, they can get the privilege of getting taught by you. You can change their goals, grow their specific skills, and change their classes.
Unlock Support Conversations
Characters from your selected House have Support Conversations with characters from other Houses. To view this, having them in battle and increasing their Support is the easiest method. While you can request build Support with them through the "Mission Assistance" function, having them in your House is better as recruited characters stay indefinitely.
You Can Recruit Non-Student Characters
Scouting characters is not limited to students. Instructors can also be scouted. These characters can be recruited as you progress the story.Check Out All Characters List Here!
Required Character Recruitment Stats
|Dorothea||Cha and Authority|
|Ferdinand||Dex and Hvy Armor|
|Bernadetta||Str and Bow|
|Caspar||Str and Brawl|
|Petra||Dex and Riding|
|Linhardt||Mag and Reason|
|Felix||Spd and Sword|
|Mercedes||Mag and Bow|
|Ashe||Cha and Lance|
|Annette||Mag and Faith|
|Sylvain||Cha and Reason|
|Ingrid||Dex and Flying|
|Lorenz||Cha and Reason|
|Raphael||Str and Hvy Armor|
|Lysithea||Mag and Faith|
|Ignatz||Dex and Authority|
|Marianne||Mag and Riding|
|Leonie||Str and Lance|
Have a High Support Level with Them
Having a good relationship with a character will override their required stats. You can do this by spending time with them or choosing the right dialogue option when talking.