Best Classes for all characters in Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes

There are so many options to choose from!

Unlike most RPGs, it isn’t usually a unit’s equipment nor their levels that determine their usefulness in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes—that goes to classes. Every character has base stats and unique skills that determine which class (or classes) best fit them. And while the game does offer you a recommended path, it’s arguably not always the best ones to follow. There is only merit in mastering different classes before picking a class to stick to.

Why master many classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

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Classes can be mastered by entering battles with them equipped or training in the Training Grounds. Each classes has four mastery levels: one star, two stars, three stars, and mastered.

All masterable abilities per class (or those marked with a star) are permanent. This includes everything from stat boosts (like the Fluegel’s +5 to Dex and Spd) to arts and equippable abilities. This means that you can, for example, turn one of your mages into a Dark Knight but first boost their offensive magical capability by letting them learn the Gremory’s mastered ability, which increases the range of magic attacks.

Learned attacks and equipable abilities can be used even if that particular class is not their current one. They just need to be holding the correct weapon to use certain attacks.

Related: Best Weapons in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Class abilities, such as True Awakening, can be equipped on your convoy menu. It’s the second tab (Set Abilities)! You can equip at least four abilities for each unit.

How to choose the best main class for a character

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A unit's permanently equipped class should always depend on a few things:

  • That class’ unique skills. This means that no matter how high your mastery is for this class, you will never carry these abilities over. You can view them on a separate page on your convoy menu. They’re the skills with no stars.
  • The character’s preferred weapon type. It affects the type of abilities they can have for them. The more a character likes a class’ weapon, the better the abilities they can have when equipped with it.
  • The stats that it boosts

Best classes for Shez

Class levels:

  • B: Beginner
  • I: Intermediate
  • A: Advanced
  • M: Master
Optimal class lineOptional classes
ShezMyrmidon (B)
Thief (I)
Assassin (A)
Trickster (M)
Warlock (A)
Mortal Savant (M)
Asura (M)

Best classes for all characters in Black Eagles

Optimal class lineOptional classes
EdelgardFighter (B)
Brigand (I)
Warrior (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
Fortress Knight (A)
Emperor (M)
HubertMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Dark Mage (A)
Dark Bishop (M)
Warlock (A)
FerdinandSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Bishop (A)
LinhardtMonk (B)
Priest (I)
Bishop (A)
Gremory (M)
CasparFighter (B)
Brigand (I)
Warrior (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
Wyvern Rider (A)
BernadettaFighter (B)
Archer (I)
Sniper (A)
Bow Knight (M)
Falcon Knight (M)
DorotheaMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
Bishop (A)
PetraMyrmidon (B)
Thief (I)
Assassin (A)
Trickster (M)
*Raise levels with Trickster equipped,
but use Assassin for main battles to use Swordfaire
Mortal Savant (M)
MonicaMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
Bishop (A)

Best classes for all characters in Blue Lions

CharacterOptimal class lineOptional classes
DimitriSoldier (B)
High Lord (I)
Paladin (A)
Great Lord (M)
War Master (A)
DedueFighter (B)
Armored Knight (I)
Fortress Knight (A)
Dark Knight (M)
Great Knight (M)
SylvainSoldier (B)
Cavalier (I)
Paladin (A)
Dark Knight (M)
Dark Mage (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Dark Bishop (M)
FelixMyrmidon (B)
Mercenary (I)
Swordmaster (A)
Mortal Savant (M)
Assassin (A)
AsheFighter (B)
Archer (I)
Sniper (A)
Bow Knight (M)
Trickster (M)
MercedesMonk (B)
Priest (I)
Bishop (A)
Gremory (M)
AnnetteSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Dark Knight (M)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
IngridSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Falcon Knight (M)
Mortal Savant (M)
RodrigueSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Bishop (A)

Related: Best units for Attacking in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Best classes for all characters in Golden Deers

CharacterOptimal class lineOptional classes
ClaudeFighter (B)
Wyvern Master (I)
Wyvern Rider (A)
Barbarossa (M)
Sniper (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
LorenzSoldier (B)
Cavalier (I)
Paladin (A)
Dark Knight (M)
Dark Mage (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Dark Bishop (M)
RaphaelFighter (B)
Armored Knight (I)
Fortress Knight (A)
Great Knight (M)
Warrior (A)
IgnatzFighter (B)
Archer (I)
Sniper (A)
Bow Knight (M)
Trickster (M)
LysitheaMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
Bishop (A)
MarianneSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Bishop (A)
HildaFighter (B)
Brigand (I)
Warrior (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
Wyvern Rider (A)
LeonieSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Falcon Knight (M)
Mortal Savant (M)
HolstMyrmidon (B)
Mercenary (I)
Swordmaster (A)
Mortal Savant (M)
Assassin (A)

Best classes for all other characters

CharacterOptimal class lineOptional classes
JeritzaSoldier (B)
Cavalier (I)
Paladin (A)
Death Knight (M)
Holy Knight (M) for offense
Dark Knight (M) for defense
ManuelaMyrmidon (B)
Mercenary (I)
Swordmaster (A)
Mortal Savant (M)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
ShamirFighter (B)
Archer (I)
Sniper (A)
Bow Knight (M)
Trickster (M)
CatherineSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Falcon Knight (M)
Mortal Savant (M)
YuriMyrmidon (B)
Thief (I)
Assassin (A)
Trickster (M)
Mortal Savant (M)
BalthusFighter (B)
Brigand (I)
Warrior (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
Wyvern Rider (A)
ConstanceMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
Bishop (A)
HapiSoldier (B)
Cavalier (I)
Paladin (A)
Dark Knight (M)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
BylethMyrmidon (B)
Silverheart (I)
Swordmaster (A)
Enlightened One (M)
Assassin (A)
Mortal Savant (M)
JeraltSoldier (B)
Pegasus Knight (I)
Paladin (A)
Holy Knight (M)
Bishop (A)
SetethFighter (B)
Brigand (I)
Warrior (A)
Wyvern Lord (M)
Wyvern Rider (A)
FlaynMonk (B)
Mage (I)
Warlock (A)
Gremory (M)
Bishop (A)

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