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Read this Fire Emblem: Three Houses (FE3H) guide on the DLC about the Ashen Wolves. Including Cindered Shadows story, new characters, new classes, release date, & expansion pass!!!

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How To Access Cindered Shadows DLC

Separate Story Taking Place Before Split

Separate Story Taking Place Before Split

The story of Cindered Ashes is separate from the main story and must be accessed from the main menu. You'll be prompted to make a character & choose the difficulty before starting.

Cindered Shadows Flowchart

  • Go to the main title.
  • Select "Side Story" from the menu.
  • Choose your name & gender.
  • Pick Difficulty & Modes.
  • Start the DLC.

DLC Save Data Will Be Separated


Since the Cindered Shadows is a side story, the save data for this DLC will be separate from the main game. However, you will be able to scout new characters and access to Abyss once you've made progress on DLC to certain point.

No Maddening Mode

There is no Maddening mode available for the DLC content, The Normal/ Hard, Casual/ Classic modes are still there for you to choose from though.

What Is Included In Ashen Wolves DLC?

New Side Story - Cindered Ashes

New Side Story - Cindered Ashes

The DLC will focus on a new side story titled "Cindered Ashes". Taking place during the pre-time skip Academy days, Byleth and their houses will discover a secret 4th House and a new location to explore!

Cindered Shadow Chapter Story Walkthrough

Starts With Fixed Characters & Levels

When you start the Cindered Shadows, you'll be given a set of characters to work with.

New Secret 4th House - Ashen Wolves

New Secret 4th House - Ashen Wolves

In the Abyss, you'll meet the secret 4th House, the Ashen Wolves. Comprised of only 4 students, this House does not have a teacher of their own.

4 New Recruitable & Romanceable Characters

4 New Recruitable, Romanceable Characters

The Ashen Wolves will have 4 new students that you can recruit and romance. They are named Balthus, Yuri, Hapi, and Constance. There will also be older version of them as well.

YuriYuriAs a leader of the Ashen Wolves, he is intensely devoted to protect the people of Abyss. He was a former student of the Officers Academy but was expelled and forced to move to Abyss.
ConstanceConstanceConstance was a former House Nuvelle, a house which was dissolved following a war years ago. She dreams is to restore her house and bring back its former glory.
BalthusBalthusHe describe himself as "King of Grappling". He escaped to Abyss as a result of running away from his woes and his debts.
HapiHapiShe has a brash attitude but plays it cool as she defends Abyss from invaders. Her unique constitution has something to do with the reason why she is in Abyss.
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4 New Classes Introduced

new class

Four new classes will be added; Trickster, War Monk/War Cleric, Dark Flier, and Valkyrie. All four of the new characters will have one of these new classes. They will also be usable in your main game as well after you've beaten Ashen Wolves Episode 1.

TricksterTricksterA swordsman with speedy attack. Can also use spells as well. Its Combat Art is called Trick and it switches the position of you and your team mate within 5 grids. Requires Thief class's experience to become this class.
Battle MonkBattle MonkThe name of this class changes to Battle Cleric if your character is female. Has a Combat Art to attack enemy from 2 grids away. Can also use Faith spells.
Dark FlierDark FlierMagical swordsman who rides on the Pegasus. Has class ability to boost all of the stat +3 when getting hit by the enemy's magic. This class is female exclusive.
ValkyrieValkyrieA knight who uses Reason spells. High movement with the ability to extend spell range. Can move after attack. This class is female exclusive.
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New Exploration Location - Abyss

New Exploration Location - Abyss

In the DLC, you'll open up a new location to explore in Garreg Mach. It's a dark & dank underground area called the Abyss.

Check Out A Detailed Abyss Guide Here!

Pagan Altar

Pagan Altar

You can get renown by offering a materials such as food and ores. Since the weapons and items are limited in Abyss, you use renown to exchange with those items.

Mysterious Teacher

Mysterious Teacher

The former professor of Officers Academy appears in the Abyss. By talking to him, he will evaluation how much your character has grown by fighting with you.



In the second part of the Cindered Shadows, Astrologer appears in the Abbys. By consuming renown, you can increase the Support Level of two characters you've chosen.

Underground Archive

There are also books stored in the underground archive. Perhaps there might be some secret books which Seteth have thrown away?

Special New Item


Upon clearing the DLC, you will receive a new item known as a Chalice of Beginnings. This item gives your units a special buff that will help you along the way.

Find Out What The Chalice of Beginnings Does Here!

Ashen Wolves DLC - Release Date

DLC Arrived On February 12, 2020

Cindered Shadows, the DLC content for Fire Emblem: Three Houses has launched on February 12, 2020. Update your game to dive right in.

4th Wave In Expansion Pass DLC

This DLC is part of the paid updates included in the game's Expansion Pass. It is the 4th Wave and can only be played if you've purchased the pass.

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