Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Best Classes [Top 6]

This latest installment has 36 Classes. Our guide tells you all about the best classes and their best possible units

Classes are the type of playstyle a character uses in Fire Emblem Warrior: Three Hopes. You can switch and pick the best class to suit your playstyle or continue reading to find out about the actual best classes for each character in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. 

Key Highlights
  • Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has 36 Classes. Twelve of these are character-specific classes which might make it hard for players to choose the best ones.
  • Here are the 6 best classes for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes:
    • Fluegel: Mercenary class exclusive to Shez. The Fluegel class allows them to wield two swords, magic, and mysterious extraordinary powers to help them win in most situations.
    • Pegasus Knight: a flying, pegasus-mounted class exclusive to female units only; this class allows players to fly on a horse and has a high defence against magic attacks, which makes it the best class against foes that uses magic.
    • Cavalier: Another mount class that has a great movement speed and can cover spaces quickly. It can dodge attacks swiftly due to its agility.
    • Armoured Lord: is an axe-wielding class exclusive to Edelgard. The Armored Lord class in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes allows players to have heavy armour to sustain more damage which helps in the battleground.
    • Mage: a magic-wielding class skilled in elemental attacks and uses Tome (magic spell book) as a weapon against foes in the game.
      Wyvern Master: an advanced badass class exclusive to Claude. The Wyvern class is a bow-wielding class, and the unit rides a dragon into the battlefield, which breathes fire and burns down the opponents in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

The game has a total of 36 classes. 12 of these classes are character-specific, and finding the best one out of these 12 classes for each character on your own can be quite tiresome. 

Moreover, when you first begin the game with Shez, their default class will be Fluegel. Picking a Male or Female Shez does not impact the class that you will have in the prologue.

Stats of all the best 6 classes: 

ClassTypeNotable Unit(s)HPSTRDEFRES
Pegasus KnightFlyingDorothea (Black Eagles), Ingrid (Blue Lions), and Leonie (Golden Deer)
CavalierCavalrySylvain and Leonie15%10%10%0%
Armored LordArmoredEdelgard
MageInfantryAnnette, Hubert, and Lysithea
Wyvern MasterFlyingClaude20%10%5%0%

How To Change Classes In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

There are two ways to change classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. You can change your class after you have reached the 4th chapter of the game. The method to change classes varies depending on your choice. 

First Method

The first method includes opening up the “Convoy” menu and, after that, using the “Z buttons” to navigate through the other stuff and reach the “Change Class” sub-menu. Here you will be able to switch the class of any character that you pick.

Second Method

The second method is faster as it includes switching a class immediately after you unlock it in the Training Grounds facility. As mentioned earlier, you can, of course, experiment with classes and see what you like best, but we are here to point out the objectively best ones.

Changing classes is quite simple in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes which is to be expected. Unlocking new classes and mastering the current ones is where it gets a bit complicated. That is what we will focus on now.

How To Unlock Classes In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes?

The class system is one of the few things 2017’s Fire Emblem Warriors got right, and it is certainly a thing this game retains. You will have to push through the game’s prologue to change up Shez’s class. 

Players will be able to switch the classes of their units and improve them while they keep progressing through the game. To switch a character or unit’s class, you will need first to master the class that they currently are in. 

The most efficient method to do it is, of course, by going into combat and fighting more and more hordes of enemies with the unit, which is also more fun and engaging method compared to the next one which we have in mind. 

Alternatively, you can select the “Train” option at the Training Grounds. The method is less engaging but is also very efficient. It is also important to keep in mind that if you don’t upgrade the Training Grounds facility, you will only be able to train 6 units at a time.

In addition, before you use either of the methods, it is very important to keep in mind you can boost both processes by giving your unit a gift or by treating them to a meal. You know, the standard JRPG dating sim stuff. 

How To Equip A New Class?

Seal Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Using A Seal to Unlock Classes

Once you have mastered your unit’s initial class, you will be able to switch it quite easily. First of all, go to the “Aquire Class” menu at the Training Grounds facility to unlock the new form of your unit’s class.

To unlock each new class, you will need a Seal; you can find the seal during battles as a drop, or alternatively, you can buy it from a merchant if you are in a hurry. It is important to keep in mind that you will initially only be able to unlock the Intermediate Classes. 

The Training Grounds facility will need to be upgraded to a specific required level if you want to unlock the Advanced and Master Classes. 

In addition, the ability to upgrade the Training Ground facility to unlock these classes is locked to the main story progression, which is indeed a shame. It is understandable why the developers did this, though. The player might have become too overpowered very quickly.

Best Classes In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Now that we have discussed about how to unlock new classes, master them and how to equip or select a new class, let us take a look at the best class classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.


TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
InfantryAxe Buster Lv 2SwordShez
Growth Rates

It is a mercenary class, and a Fluegel wields two swords. They can use magic, and on top of all this, they also possess a mysterious special power. Fluegel is the beginner class that the player character Shez possesses. The class is exclusive to Shez. 

The class does not need to be unlocked and is available to Shez from the get-go. You can switch it up later, but it is pretty easily the best class for Shez. 

This is an all-around class and is better for any situation. If you are the type of player who loves to play the offensive style and charge head-first into battle with minimal strategizing and thinking, then it is certainly the perfect class for you.

By using two swords and blasting your enemies with magic, the class is very coherent in demolishing hordes after hordes of enemies. 

Best Unit For Fluegel

Shez Male and Female Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Picking Between Male & Female Shez

The is a class that is available for Shez exclusively, so that makes them the only character being able to use this class; it is again one of the reasons why you should keep using the class on Shez until you get bored.

Pegasus Knight 

TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
FlyingAlert Stance and Sword Buster Lv 2LanceDorothea (Black Eagles), Ingrid (Blue Lions), and Leonie (Golden Deer)
Growth Rates

If you love riding a horse into combat in games, then the class is the perfect one for you as it involves riding a flying horse into battle. A Pegasus Knight is, of course, an airborne knight that has a high defense against magic attacks. 

The Pegasus Knight class is extremely fun for players that love combo crazy hack-and-slash games like Devil May Cry because the class has a lot more combo potential and variety when compared to other ones.

This class is exclusive to female units, which is a bummer for players who mainly prefer to play with male characters, but it is no reason not to utilize the excellent class’s potential. Pegasus Knight has both great offensive and defense, and it is a pretty well-balanced class. Pegasus knights can also avoid attacks because of their flight.

Moreover, due to the high magic defense of the class, we advise you to use it whenever you are going against a lot of enemies that use magic. 

Best Units For Pegasus Knight

Dorothea Fire Emblem Wallpaper
Dorothea as she appears in Fire Emblem

Dorothea is an excellent choice for the Pegasus Knight class, and she is a former singer of the Mittlefrank Opera. She is mainly interested in singing and music, as suggested by her former profession. The best overall class for her is Mage.

Leonie Apperance Fire Emblem
Leonie as she appears in Fire Emblem

Leonie is another great pick for the Pegasus Knight class. She is the daughter of a hunter from Sanin Village. Like her father, she likes hunting and is into the military. Even though she is an excellent pick for Pegasus Knight, her best overall class is Cavalier. 

Ingrid Fire emblem wallpaper
Ingrid as she appears in Fire Emblem

Ingrid is the heir to the House Galatea. She is another great choice for the Pegasus knight class. Ingrid is mainly interested in reading and eating. She might be the best overall choice for Pegasus knight as it is her best class.


TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
CalvarySword Buster Lv 2LanceSylvain and Leonie
Growth Rates

The Cavalier is another mount class. They have great movement speed due to their mount and can travel quickly between bases thanks to it. The main downside of this class is its low defense, but it is covered thanks to its speed and mobility, which will give you the edge in combat.

Furthermore, we recommend you to use the class for battles that either has large areas or have massive armies. Cavalier is also a very favorable class among players who love fast-paced action. 

Best Units For Cavalier

Leonie Fire Emblem Character Wallpaper
Leonie A Great Cavalier Class

Leonie is arguably the best pick for Cavalier; as discussed earlier, she is great for Pegasus Knight, but her overall best class is for sure Cavalier. Pick her in one of these classes; which one is up to you.

Sylvain Apperance Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Sylvain as he appears in Fire Emblem

Sylvain is another heir in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three hopes. He is an heir to House Gautier. Sylvain is mainly interested in theatre, and he likes to play board games. Sylvania is another excellent pick for Cavalier as it is his main best class

Ferdinand Fire Emblem Apperance
Ferdinand as he appears in Fire Emblem

Ferdinand is the third-best pick for Cavalier. He is another character who is an heir. He is an heir to House Aegir. Ferdinand is mainly into collecting armor and being a noble gentleman. Cavalier is the best class out of them all for Ferdinand. 

Armored Lord

TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
Armored Lance Buster Lv 2 and CharmAxe, Authority, and Heavy ArmorEdelgard
Growth Rates

Armored Lord is one of the strongest and most impact-inducing classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. An Armored Lord wields an axe as a weapon. It is an intermediate class similar to Fluegel, and it is one of the strongest also similar to it.

Armored Lord is exclusive to Edelgard. It is strong against lances. Also, it is important to note that Armored Lord has a vulnerability against the ability “Effective vs Armored Units”. 

Best Unit For Armored Lord 

Edelgard apperance Fire Emblem
Edelgard as she appears in Fire Emblem

Edelgard is the only unit that can use this ability. If you want to play the class, She is the only character you can play it with. Edelgard is one of the main characters in the game, so that she could grow on you pretty quickly. She is the Emperor of Adrestia. She likes reading and exploring. 


TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
Infantry Bow Buster Lv 2 and FireTomeAnnette, Hubert, and Lysithea
Growth Rates

Mage, as suggested by its name, is a magic-wielding class that is proficient in elemental attacks. Mages use Tome as a weapon to cast their spells and attacks. They are strong against bows and naturally show excellent resistance against magic attacks. 

Moreover, similar to most RPGs, Mages in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes are also very weak to physical attacks. Mage class also has an overall low defense which most of the time shouldn’t be an issue if you keep your distance. 

Best Units For Mage 

Lysithea Wallpaper Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Lysithea as she appears in Fire Emblem

Lysithea is a very proficient pick for Mage class. She is an heir to House Ordelia. She is very interested in magic use and tactical research. Her favorite thing to eat is sweets, and she likes cute things. Mage is the overall best class for Lysithea. 

Hubert Wallpaper Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes
Hubert as he appears in Fire Emblem

Hubert is a Minister of the Imperial Household who is also a great pick for the Mage class. His main concern is to protect Edelgard. He likes coffee and prefers intelligent people. Mage is also the best overall class for Hubert.

Annette new look Fire Emblem
Annette as she appears in Fire Emblem

Annette is another excellent choice for the Mage class. She is the daughter of a Kingdom knight and the niece of Baron Dominic. Her main interests include studying, dancing, and singing. 

As suggested by her appearance, she likes to clean and do laundry. Annette also enjoys dressing up and taking morning walks. The Mage class is the overall best class for Annette.

Wyvern Master

TypeAbilities Usable Weapon(s)Notable Unit(s)
FlyingCharm and 

Gauntlet Buster Lv 2

Growth Rates

Wyvern Master, in our opinion, is the coolest class for players who love to play mount classes. A Wyvern Master literally rides a dragon to battle and reigns hell on their enemies. The main weapon that Wyvern Master uses aside from their massive dragon is a bow. 

Wyvern Master is strong against gauntlets. This class is extra effective against other flying classes such as Pegasus Knight. You can mount the Wyvern or dismount it at any time by pressing “L+B”. It is weak against the ability “Effective vs Fliers”. 

Best Unit For Wyvern Master 

Claude Fire Emblem looks
Claude as he appears in Fire Emblem

The Wyvern Master is a bow-wielding class that is exclusive to Claude. This means that he is the only character who can ride the Wyvern into battle. 

Claude is the grandson and heir to Leicester Alliance’s leader, Duke Riegan. He is mainly interested in tactical planning and in preparing great feasts for himself and his fellow men. He likes long rider, archery, and any topic that piques his curiosity. 

These are all the best classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and the best units for them, in our opinion. We advise you to follow our guidelines accurately, and it will help you annihilate your foes in no time. 


That is all you need to know about the Best Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. We hope that our guide helped you pick a strong class that suits your playstyle and attack approach. We have listed all the best classes in the game and the best units/characters for each class.

If the repetitiveness of the new combat system is offputting for you, there is still a lot of content on offer here, which is great for a Fire Emblem fan. Developer Omega Force knew what they were doing with this entry. We are sure that fans of the franchise will have a really good time with it.

Nintendo is no stranger to publishing games of this type. They have done it with their profound The Legend of Zelda franchise in the past with Hyrule Warriors and recently with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which serves as a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Did you enjoy this latest entry in the Fire Emblem Franchise, or are you disappointed with it? Did we miss a class that you think is really strong or a class that you simply enjoy? Let us know all about your favorite class and your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.

Bonus Tips

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the latest installment in the Fire Emblem franchise. The game contains some of the best weapons, and mainly, many classes, and not all of them are perfect. Our guide focuses on the best possible class or classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. While you’re at it, consider reading the best weapons guide.

This game is a spinoff, but it feels wrong to call it that because it straight-up feels like a great sequel that improves everything about the 2017 Fire Emblem Warriors. 

In addition, the game abandons the series’ main turn-based tactical combat system and instead chooses a combat style that is very reminiscent of Dynasty Warriors, which should be no surprise because of Koei Tecmo’s involvement.  

The combat system is also changed, one of the main reasons the game has so many classes that all play differently depending on each character. If you are having trouble with the new combat system, consider checking out our Tips and Tricks guide.

Other than the combat system being replaced, the game has everything you would expect from a proper Fire Emblem game. It isn’t a Dynasty Warriors clone like 2017’s Fire Emblem Warriors. 

Moreover, the upcoming new Fire Emblem game got a leak, and it looks promising. Currently, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes should keep you busy with the massive amount of content it offers alongside the new Multiplayer Mode it features.

Now let us discuss the best classes and the best characters for them in detail so that you can be an unstoppable force who mows down hordes after hordes of troops with ease. While you’re at it, consider reading the Voice Actors guide.

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