Best Class Tier List in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

The right class can turn the tide of battle.

There are many different classes to choose from in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes as you defeat thousands of enemies and lead your troops to victory. While you can beat the game using any class, some are better than others. Here are our recommendations for the best classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

All Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Whether you want to attack or defend in Fire Emblem Warrior: Three Hopes, these classes will give you the edge on the battlefield. Here are all class in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, ranked.

Cavalier, Fluegel, Pegasus Knight, ThiefS
Armored Lord, Mage, Wyvern KnightA
Archer, High Lord, Mercenary, PriestB
Armored Knight, Brawler, Brigand, MonkC

Intermediate Classes are available almost immediately into the game and will be the first classes you specialize your units into. Here are the best Intermediate Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

S Tier Intermediate Classes


The Cavalier class excels at mobility, both in combat and traveling across the battlefield. It has low defense, but this is offset by the Cavalier's ability to dance around enemy attacks.

Best Cavalier Units: Ferdinand, Sylvain, Leonie, Jeritza, Rodrigue


The Fluegel class is exclusive to the protagonist, Shez. This class deals incredible damage and boasts fantastic mobility as well. The Fluegel class can easily defeat large numbers of enemies quickly.

Best Fluegel Units: Shez

Pegasus Knight

The Pegasus Knight is a unique class in that it can only be assigned to female characters. This class features great mobility like the Cavalier, as well as great offense and defense. It can even clear gaps in the map, giving it great battlefield control.

Best Pegasus Knight Units: Dorothea, Ingrid, Leonie


The Thief class has excellent mobility and a high critical hit chance. This makes them deadly against slow armored classes and those who hit hard. The Thief can easily whittle down single targets with great speed.

Best Thief Units: Petra, Felix, Shamir, Yuri

A Tier Intermediate Classes

Armored Lord

The Armored Lord class is exclusive to Edelgard, so you will not be able to use this class unless you select the Scarlet Blaze route. This class provides excellent defense and offense at the expense of speed.

Best Armored Lord Units: Edelgard


The Mage is a magic class that has great magic defense. This class can fight from longer ranges and excels against archers.

Best Mage Units: Hubert, Annette, Lysithea

Wyvern Master

The Wyvern Master is a mobile archer that can easily counter other flying units. Its mobility and great damage makes the Wyvern Master a perfect class for controlling the battlefield and moving around it. It is exclusive to Claude, so you must select the Golden Wildfire to use this class.

Best Wyvern Master Units: Claude

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B Tier Intermediate Classes


Archers excel at long-range combat and against flying units. They typically feature great mobility and can take out large numbers of enemies with ease.

Best Archer Units: Bernadetta, Ashe, Shamir

High Lord

The High Lord class is exclusive to Dimitri, so you will need to play the Azure Gleam to use this class. This class can enhance its strong attacks and deal additional damage, making it a hard-hitting class.

Best High Lord Units: Dimitri


The Mercenary is a powerful sword-wielding class that can debuff enemy units with its attacks. This makes the Mercenary both a great partner unit and loner.

Best Mercenary Units: Petra, Felix, Lorenz, Yuri


Priests function similarly to Mages, except they are more of a support role. They have great magical offense and defense but can also heal their allies and themselves.

Best Priest Units: Linhardt, Mercedes, Marianne

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C Tier Intermediate Classes

Armored Knight

The Armored Knight is a slow but heavily defensive class. This class can hold off the enemy as long as they are using physical attacks. It is weak to magic.

Best Armored Knight Units: Edelgard, Dedue, Hilda


The Brawler class fights with gauntlets and excels at fighting Mages and Priests. This class has good speed and can continue combos after using Combat Arts.

Best Brawler Units: Caspar, Dedue, Raphael


The Brigand is a fast axe-wielding class. It combines powerful attacks with mobility to create a fast and strong attacker that gives them some ability to control the battlefield.

Best Brigand Units: Caspar, Dedue, Hilda


The Monk is extremely similar to the Priest but ultimately is not as good. Therefore, we recommend upgrading your Monk to the Priest if you prefer to keep the healing abilities or the Mage if you prefer more offense.

Best Monk Units: Linhardt, Mercedes, Marianne

This guide is a work in progress, and we will update it with a class tier list for the Best Advanced and Master Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. For now, equip the best Intermediate Classes and claim victory on the battlefield.

For more information on Fire Emblem, check out How to get the Secret Ending in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and How to recruit Byleth/Jeralt in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes on Pro Game Guides.

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