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Check out this guide for the recommended best character units and students for recruitment in Fire Emblem: Three Houses! This includes their abilities, strengths and more.

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How to Recruit Characters to Your House

Talk To Them During Free Days

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.

Check Out How to Recruit Characters Here

Meet Their Required Stats

 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.

Students Can Ask To Join

Students Can Ask To Join

If your Support Level with a student is at Rank B or higher, they may ask to join your House instead of waiting for you to recruit them.

Recruiting Changes After Time Skip

It's possible to recruit former students of the Academy post time skip by defeating them in battle with certain situations. This information needs to be verified and will be updated when confirmed.

Recommended Students To Recruit Per House

Best Recruits When Playing As Black Eagles

Best To Recruit From Blue Lions

Character Recommendation Criteria
Felix iconFelix - Does extra damage when Battalions are unequipped
- Crest allows bonus Mt when attacking with weapons
[Recommended Classes]
- Mercenary
- Swordmaster
- Mortal Savant
- Dancer
Mercedes iconMercedes - Can heal herself when healing allies
- Crest conserves use of recovery magic
[Recommended Classes]
- Monk
- Priest
- Bishop
- Gremory
Sylvain iconSylvain - Does increased damage & receives less damage when beside female allies
- Increased Mt when using Combat Arts
[Recommended Classes]
- Brigand
- Cavalier
- Paladin
- Dark Knight
- Great Knight
Annette iconAnnette - Use Rally to increase allies' strength
- Can conserve use of attack magic
[Recommended Classes
- Monk
- Mage
- Warlock
- Gremory

Best To Recruit From Golden Deer

Character Recommendation Criteria
Hilda iconHilda [Can only be recruited in Church Route]
- Excellent in both offense & defense roles
- Increases damage dealt by male allies in adjacent tiles
- Enemies can't counterattack when using Combat Arts
[Recommended Classes]
- Fighter
- Brigand
- Warrior
- Fortress Knight
- Great Knight
Lysithea iconLysithea - Gets double skill experience in battle
[Recommended Classes]
- Monk
- Mage
- Priest
- Warlock
- Bishop
- Gremory
- Mortal Savant
Leonie iconLeonie - Will do increased damage & receive less damage when adjacent allies are males
[Recommended Classes]
- Archer
- Cavalier
- Sniper
- Paladin
- Bow Knight
- Falcon Knight

Best Recruits When Playing As Blue Lions

Best To Recruit From Black Eagles

Character Recommendation Criteria
Bernadetta iconBernadetta - Possible to attack twice with a weapon
- When HP is not full, can deal more damage
[Recommended Classes]
- Archer
- Sniper
- Bow Knight
Ferdinand iconFerdinand - Has high defense among Black Eagles
- Speed can be grown fast, great for chasing down enemies
[Recommended Classes]
- Soldier
- Cavalier
- Paladin

Best To Recruit From Golden Deer

Character Recommendation Criteria
Hilda iconHilda - Excellent in both offense & defense roles
- Increases damage dealt by male allies in adjacent tiles
- Enemies can't counterattack when using Combat Arts
[Recommended Classes]
- Fighter
- Brigand
- Warrior
- Fortress Knight
- Great Knight
Lysithea iconLysithea - Gets double skill experience in battle
[Recommended Classes]
- Monk
- Mage
- Priest
- Warlock
- Bishop
- Gremory
- Mortal Savant
Leonie iconLeonie - Will do increased damage & receive less damage when adjacent allies are males
[Recommended Classes]
- Archer
- Cavalier
- Sniper
- Paladin
- Bow Knight
- Falcon Knight

Best Recruits When Playing As Golden Deer

Best To Recruit From Black Eagles

Character Recommendation Criteria
Bernadetta iconBernadetta - Possible to attack twice with a weapon
- When HP is not full, can deal more damage
[Recommended Classes]
- Archer
- Sniper
- Bow Knight
Ferdinand iconFerdinand - Has high defense among Black Eagles
- Speed can be grown fast, great for chasing down enemies
[Recommended Classes]
- Soldier
- Cavalier
- Paladin

Best To Recruit From Blue Lions

Character Recommendation Criteria
Felix iconFelix - Does extra damage when Battalions are unequipped
- Crest allows bonus Mt when attacking with weapons
[Recommended Classes]
- Mercenary
- Swordmaster
- Mortal Savant
- Dancer
Mercedes iconMercedes - Can heal herself when healing allies
- Crest conserves use of recovery magic
[Recommended Classes]
- Monk
- Priest
- Bishop
- Gremory
Sylvain iconSylvain - Does increased damage & receives less damage when beside female allies
- Increased Mt when using Combat Arts
[Recommended Classes]
- Brigand
- Cavalier
- Paladin
- Dark Knight
- Great Knight
Annette iconAnnette - Use Rally to increase allies' strength
- Can conserve use of attack magic
[Recommended Classes
- Monk
- Mage
- Warlock
- Gremory

Best Recruits When Playing As Any House

Character Recommendation Criteria
Catherine iconCatherine [Can only be recruited in Church Route when playing as Black Eagles]
- Already a Swordsmaster when recruited
- Deals heavy damage with Sword or Brawl weapons
Shamir iconShamir - Already a sniper when recruited
- Does great damage with the Lance or Bow

Non-Recruitable Characters

5 Characters You Cannot Recruit

The 3 House Leaders, Hubert, and Dedue cannot be recruited when you choose to become professor to other Houses. If you want to recruit or play with the above 5 characters, it's best to choose their House.

Check Out Which House To Choose Here!

Black Eagles House Character Recruitment Limitations

When you play the Black Eagles route, there are limitations to certain characters you can recruit. If you choose Edelgard's route, you will not be able to recruit Catherine, Hilda, and Cyril.

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Anonymous 12

Just gonna say I’ve played three of the four routes thus far and Ashe is one of my main champions
Blue house boys are the bomb
More useful then Annette

Anonymous 11

Some misinformation here. Not totally accurate. Would take with a grain of salt

A.Y 10

All he said was IF you were playing BE, not any other route, you can only recruit her in church route

Anonymous 9

I can confirm that Catherine can indeed be recruited in the Golden Deer route, don't call people idiots if you are wrong.

Anonymous 8

To the idiot commenting about Catherine:

Are you illiterate? She can only be recruited in Church Route when playing BE. Nothing wrong with this guide.

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