Fire Emblem Three Houses

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NG+ run, Flapflappers

We're using Dimi's house this time, just bouncing back and forth between him and Claude because Edelgard's just a big NOPE at this point. Also, we're keeping to a "tight ten" core roster.

  • Boyleth (as yet unnamed) - WL (Sword)
  • Dimitri - WL (Lance)
    • Brigand for Death Blow, thus Axe for now, plus Flying
  • Dedue - WL (Axe)
    • Brigand for Death Blow
    • Lance to C, then Axe/Flying. (We can cheese Axe as needed.)
  • Felix - WL (Axe/Bow)
    • Axe and Bow goals (Bow just enough to get Archer)
    • Need to go through Archer for Hit +20
  • Ingrid - dual-class FK/DF because WHY NOT?
  • Sylvain - WL (Lance/Axe)
    • Need to go through Archer for Hit +20
  • Mercedes - DF
  • Dorothea - DF (plus also Dancer but won't actually be that hardly ever)
  • Petra - FK (for a change!) (Lance/Bow)
    • Lance and Flying, we'll worry about (cheesing) Bow later. She has enough Sword to FK.
  • Hilda - DF (and: gonna marry that girl)


  • Annette (DF w/ Bolt Axe+ makes her a solid 11th for those occasional maps)
  • Hapi (DF)
  • Ashe (Wyvern I guess, whatever)
  • Seteth is perma-adjutant, let's be honest, but we're ignoring Flayn this time.


NG+ run, Abyss Kids + The Deer

Just a quick list of our 14, and we'll figure out #15 once we know what the pairings will look like:

  • Byleth (...Falcon Knight again?)
    • Has Peg Knight mastery. Is being trained on Axe for future Boyleth run as WL.
  • Claude (Claude)
    • Has Archer mastery
  • Hilda (DK, she has boon in Lance and it's a useful way to get Bolting into play)
    • Mage (Mastered) -> Paladin -> DK
  • Lorenz (DK)
    • Has Mage mastery
  • Lysithea (Valk, a better fit than DF honestly)
    • Has Mage mastery
  • Marianne (Trickster)
    • Has Thief mastery
  • Sylvain (Wyvern Lord)
    • Has Brigand mastery
  • Felix (War Master, prob'ly, after a stop by War Monk for the Brawl Avoid)
    • Has Brigand mastery
  • Ingrid (Falcon Knight)
    • Has Peg Knight mastery
  • Hapi (Valk)
    • NEEDS Mage mastery
  • Constance (DF)
    • NEEDS Mage mastery
  • Yuri (Mortal Sav)
    • Has Thief mastery
    • Sword to B and Bow to C to unlock Assassin, then goal to Reason because Mortal Sav needs lots.
  • Balthus (War Master, adjutant/benchwarmer)
    • Has Brigand mastery
  • Dorothea (Dancer & Spouse)
    • Has Mage mastery


  • Nausicaa and Dorothea
  • Claude and Flayn
  • Yuri and Ingrid
  • Balthus and Hilda
  • Lorenz and Marianne
  • Constance and Hapi
  • Felix and Lysithea
  • Sylvain (bachelor)


NG+ run, Cathedral, "Tsovayne"

Subtitle: "and the Valkyries"

Squad Goals

  • Tsovayne was originally going to be a BK but what if... Holy Knight? For the ultimate lulz.
    • Progression
      • Whatever else, master Brigand for Death Blow. DONE
      • Go through Paladin mastery for Aegis at the very least.
    • Goals
      • Cav requires Lance C and Riding D (we're already D+). Paladin needs B in both.
    • Faculty Training
      • Riding: Hanneman, Jeralt, Jeritza.
      • Faith: Rhea, Manuela (need this for the "hidden talent" unlock, sigh).
  • Shamir is wife goals, and this time we're going to try making her a bow-equipped Falcon Knight.
    • Progression
      • Master Brigand for Death Blow. (Give C Axe to unlock the class, or try at lower Axe level and hope RNGesus smiles on her, then use Lance as actual weapon.)
    • Goals
      • Sword to eventually unlock Falcon Knight. Authority on general principle, for now at least.
  • Annette with the Bolt Axe+ (forge from Steel Axe, remember this) as a Dark Flier? YES PLZ.
    • Progression
      • Monk (optional Mag +2) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Dark Flier.
    • Goals
      • She's got C+ Axe for Lightning Axe, but needs B to wield the Bolt Axe, so keep at it.
  • Bernie-Bear is... going to be a mounted lancer, probably just straight-up Pally. Because Vengeance and Pass from the "budding" of Riding, etc, as well as if she is damaged at all she gets +5 ATK. This could be interesting.
    • Progression
      • Master Brigand for Death Blow.
    • Goals
      • Lance and Riding at B gets her Paladin.
  • Catherine... could be an Assassin. Let's try for that. It's at least different.
    • Progression
    • Goals
      • Need to see what I can cheese when she's recruited.
  • Dorothea as Mortal Savant seems... broken and wrong, so obviously needs trying. She'll also be our Dancer candidate. *shrug*
    • Progression
      • Myrmidon -> Archer (mastery for Hit +20) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Assassin -> Mortal Savant
    • Goals
  • Flayn is a benchwarmer, that is, adjutant of some flavor. We'll give this thought once we're stuck with her. For now, she's a baby flapflap.
    • Progression
      • N/A
    • Goals
      • N/A
  • Hapi will be a DK, by way of Valk.
    • Progression
      • Monk -> Mage -> Cav -> Valk -> DK
    • Goals
      • Lance for DK, Faith to get those spells unlocked (Warp at A).
  • Hilda can't be recruited until just before timeskip but we'll do what we can with her nonetheless, and the ideal outcome is War Cleric, provided that isn't genderlocked.
    • Progression
    • Goals
      • Going to need a lot of Brawl and Faith, the latter of which we may have cheesed at the end of the Azure Moon run...?
  • Ingrid as Dark Flier? Because we can't have enough of those? And she's... actually a viable mage? Well then. (It's not her strong suit but it's different and that's one of the goals here.)
    • Progression
      • Needs the Mage's Fiendish Blow mastery, among other things.
    • Goals
      • Somehow she needs to get to B+ Reason for DF, on top of the C flying.
  • Lysithea has to be a Dark Flier. Vyx has been raving about that combo for days.
    • Progression
      • Mage's Fiendish Blow is definitely a requirement.
    • Goals
      • Riding (prep for next run)
  • Marianne also probably Dark Flier with her Frozen Lance, after she unlocks Silence and can play as off-healer besides.
    • Progression
      • Mage's Fiendish Blow, same as the rest of the DF brigade.
    • Goals
      • Same as Lysi, gotta grind Flying training, but even more importantly she's never had any Reason, so that's primary goal now.
  • Manuela as Trickster (which is a sort of EO-adjacent distaff-Mortal-Sav thing)? Seems doable. She's never going to be important to the team but this gives her something to aim for. I misused her last game, I want to make it up to her.
    • Progression
      • Thief, then Trickster, mostly. Might backfill another class later, but we have nothing to cheese at this point.
    • Goals
      • Sword to B (currently C+) will unlock Trickster. Also, if we can get her (bane) Reason to A she gets... Bolting.
  • Mercy is best healer. Let her do what she does best, but this time from horseback as a Valkyrie. A healer (and go-faster battalion user) with Canto? Heck yes.
    • Progression
      • Monk -> Mage (yes get Fiendish Blow) -> Valk (hopefully)
    • Goals
      • Will need to have Riding as a goal a lot because we don't want Cav as an intermediate step at all.
      • Got into Valk, so accumulating some actual Authority for better mercs might not be bad? Hard to say. Might loop back to just super-pushing Faith later.
  • Petra is probably going with the Wyvern Lord game plan. Note that SPD is really her best stat, and build accordingly. She... also has a boon in Bows. Which just seems broken honestly. Can she cosplay as Claude?
    • Progression
      • Myrmidon -> Brigand (Death Blow) -> Archer (Hit +20) -> Peg Knight (mastery if possible?) -> Wyvern Rider (mastery if possible?) -> Wyvern Lord
    • Goals

Ignoring E because we're going church not state.

Relationship Goals

  • Tsovayne and Shamir
  • Annette and Mercy
  • Bernie and Ferdie
  • Ingrid and Seteth
  • Petra and Caspar
  • Hapi and Linhardt
  • Marianne and Hilda
  • Doro and Manuela (again, but otherwise they're both bachelorettes, so...)
  • Catherine and Rhea (if it's actually possible)
  • Lysithea - bachelorette (because Cyril's her only other option, and no.)
  • Flayn - bachelorette


NG+ run, Blue Lions "Rael"

Squad Goals

  • Rael (M!Byleth) - I'll have fliers (Hilda, Annette, Cathi, Seteth) galore, maybe dual up on Assassin & the native Enlightened One. DONE
    • Classes: Myrmidon (mastery for Swap) -> Thief (no mastery) -> Assassin (mastery for Lethality)
    • Goals: TODO - See what we need to do "faculty" training toward, maybe with an eye toward next game cheesing. (Riding?)
  • Dimitri - As the head-of-house, he's got his inherent special, but he's the god of lances so probably something mounted for mobility wouldn't hurt.
    • Classes: Soldier (mastery for Def +2) -> Mercenary (mastery for Vantage optional) -> Cavalier (no mastery) -> Paladin (mastery for Aegis) -> inherent High/Great Lord
    • Goals: TODO - He's in Great Lord mode, check on if just going for S+ on Lance is the best plan, once we can actually do goals-related things, ugh.
  • Anna - Can't be a Dancer, so... benched for now really.
  • Annette - One of our mages, she's no Lysi or Doro and might in fact (given her axe buffs... Lightning Axe at rank C Axe training??) make a good axe-wielding Wyvern Lord using Bolt Axe+ to go ham on folks.
    • Classes: Monk (mastery for Mag +2) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Armored Knight (just unlock and change into once for the stat buffs) -> Pegasus Knight (mastery for Darting Blow) -> Wyvern Rider (mastery for Seal Defense) -> Wyvern Lord
    • Goals: Axe and Flying for Wyvern stuff once she masters Peg Knight
  • Ashe - Bow Knight as he's our resident Bernadette-type. Easy call.
    • Classes: Fighter (mastery for Str +2) -> Archer (mastery for Hit +20 hell yes) -> Cavalier (no mastery) -> Bow Knight.
    • Goals: Riding to A+ for movement +1
  • Catherine - Falcon Knight FTW
    • Classes: Follow Ingrid's route, basically.
    • Goals: Lance and Flying to get to Falcon Knight
  • Dedue - Tanky ground-pounder, almost certainly FortKnight. Of course we lose him for several months (or permanently) so... meh?
    • Classes: Don't care. Work toward FortKnight however, not wasting planning time or effort on this.
  • Dorothea - Magic nuke, was thinking Lysithea but without Lorenz (for reasons) to get the Thrysus from his paralogue, there's no point.
    • Classes: Follow Mercy's route. She's already in Monk, excellent.
    • Goals: Reason to get range +1 at S rank.
  • Felix - The Internet says Bow Knight or War Master, but he's primed by the devs to be a Mortal Savant, which The Internet says sucks. It might, but I don't like Felix so screw it, Mortal Savant he gets to be. DONE
    • Classes: Myrmidon (mastery for Spd +2) -> Mercenary (mastery for Vantage optional) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Assassin (mastery) -> Mortal Savant
    • Goals: Sword for the A+ and S rank benefits.
  • Flayn - Dancer, her goals and build are irrelevant.
  • Hilda - We will have two other flying axemurderesses. What about a Great Knight?
    • Classes: Fighter (for the mastery) and/or Brigand (for the mastery) -> Armored Knight (Armored Blow mastery) -> Fortress Knight (Pavise mastery) -> Great Knight
      • Main problem might be getting enough Riding up, but fixing that without wasting time in a Lance-using class is tricky. Cavalier at least lets you use an axe, and we don't care about its mastery (Desperation, lawl), so maybe put that into the mix.
    • Goals: Brawl and/or Faith to build toward next run.
  • Ignatz - Bow Knight par excellence
    • Classes: Follow Ashe's route. He came already in the Fighter class, which helps.
    • Goals: Riding to A+ for movement +1
  • Ingrid - Falcon Knight and that's DONE.
    • Classes: Fighter (mastery for Str +2) -> Brigand (mastery for Death Blow) -> Armored Knight (just unlock and change into once for the stat buffs) -> Pegasus Knight (mastery for Darting Blow) -> Wyvern Rider (mastery for Seal Defense) -> Falcon Knight
    • Goals: Lance for the S rank benefits if possible.
  • Mercedes - Gremory, she's the healbot of healbots.
    • Classes: Monk (mastery for Mag +2) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Bishop (mastery for Renewal? optional) -> Gremory
      • Note the lack of Priest, which has the terrible mastery among other things. Meh.
    • Goal: Faith for the S rank range buff.
  • Petra - Marriage material, going to go Wyvern Lord this time because she's strong in Axe and Flying (?!?!) training as it is. Dang.
    • Classes: Arrived as Myrmidon. Need: Brigand -> Peg Knight -> Wyvern Rider -> Wyvern Lord
    • Goals: Axe for the A+ and S rank benefits.
  • Seteth - Another Wyvern Lord, eventually.
    • Goals: Axe and Flying to get to Wyvern Lord from Wyvern Rider some day.
  • Shamir - Bow Knight rox
    • Classes: She'll start as a Sniper so will probably need time as a Cav somehow.
    • Goals: Riding for Bow Knight (needs A) (hey let's go for A+ to get the Movement)
  • Sylvain - Dark Knight, but this time make sure to master Mage along the way for Fiendish Blow (plus maybe some Mag growth along the way).
    • Classes: Soldier (mastery for Def +2) -> Brigand (mastery for Death Blow optional) -> Mage (mastery for Fiendish Blow) -> Paladin (mastery for Aegis) -> Dark Knight
    • Goals: Reason and Faith to boost spell access and maybe get Reason A+ benefits.

Support Rank Goals

  • Rael (M!Byleth) and Petra
  • Dimitri and Mercedes
  • Annette and Ashe
  • Ingrid and Ignatz
  • Felix and Sylvain
  • Hilda and Seteth
  • Dedue and Shamir


NG+ run, Golden Deer "Ellie"

Squad Goals

  • Ellie (Byleth) - Falcon Knight. And maybe or maybe not bother with unlocking the Talent.
    • Requirements - Pegasus Knight: Lance at C, Flying at D. Falcon Knight: Sword at C, Lance at A, Flying at B+.
    • Faculty Training in Lance comes from Jeralt, Gilbert, Seteth, and Shamir.
  • Catherine - Our only other sword-user at the moment, and she comes with her own Relic weapon. Future plans...?
    • Possibly Falcon Knight like Ellie. Lance C and Flying D to get her airborne to start.
  • Claude - Wyvern Lord-or-whatever. Will need to make sure Authority stays up. Don't aim for horses, aim for Wyverns.
    • Requirements - Wyvern Rider: Axe at B, Flying at C. Wyvern Lord: Lance at C, Axe at A, Flying at A.
    • He eventually ends up Wyvern Master -> Barbarossa, which is a flying sniper-from-hell anyway. DANG.
    • Talent is in Axe, which we'll need for the Wyvern stuff anyway.
  • Dorothea - Another Gremory, I guess? We got her, after all.
  • Flayn - She's the easiest pick for Dancer but also the skeeviest so... meh.
    • We got Mercedes so Flayn can just be a PegKnight, baby Hilda as it were.
  • Hilda - Wyvern Lord.
    • Requirements - Wyvern stuff, see Claude.
  • Ignatz - Bow Knight by way of Sniper. There's no other choice.
    • Maybe unlock his Reason hidden Talent, maybe.
    • Requirements - Bow Knight: Lance at C, Bow and Riding at A.
  • Leonie - Bow Knight. See above req's.
  • Lorenz - Dark Mage, then eventually Dark Knight.
    • Requirements - Dark Knight: Lance at C, Reason at B+, Riding at A.
    • Make sure we get enough Lance (C+) to unlock Frozen Lance (Combat Art).
  • Lysithea - Gremory. Totally.
    • Requirements - Gremory: Reason and Faith at A.
    • Lorenz's Paralogue mission might get us Thyrsus, a range-buffing item for Lysithea? Guess we're doing that, yeah, holycrap.
      • Magic range +2, and "chance" to halve incoming damage. WELL THEN.
  • Marianne - Holy Knight.
    • There's no such thing as a flying mage w/o the DLC, so she stays grounded. Guess she's becoming this run's Ferdie.
      • Especially since her Hidden Talent in Lance unlocks Frozen Lance so yeah, I think we have a winner.
    • Requirements - Holy Knight: Lance at B, Faith at B+, Riding at A.
  • Mercedes - Dancer is the goal, need to make sure CHA is up enough. In the meantime, Gremory is the side-goal.
    • Also S level support, obvs.
  • Raphael - Grappler then War Master, almost assuredly.
    • If Grappler then War Master, with Authority at B, give him the Leicester Mercs.
    • Requirements - Brawler: Unarmed at C rank. Grappler: Unarmed at A rank. War Master: Axe and Unarmed both at A rank.
  • Shamir - Starts as a Sniper, not sure what to do with her just yet. Bow Knight, probably. She just needs Riding at A, she already has the other two req's.
    • Or Falcon Knight w/ a bow, which is a thing you can do, well then.
  • Sylvain - Our other Dark Knight (see Lorenz).


  • Manuela - Chapter 8 or later, Ellie needs to be lvl 15+. Still want her for Warp and Levin Sword and such, off-healer while Mercedes dances around?
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