Fire Emblem: Three Houses – How To Recruit Every Character | Recruitment Guide

You have to pick a house right at the beginning of Fire Emblem: Three Houses — but, you’ll still be able to recruit characters from the other factions. Not only can you bring students from the other houses under your command, you can also recruit neutral heroes that are available to all three houses.

Recruiting characters from a different house requires that you become more adept at certain types of skills. Characters each have their own specific interests, and you’ll only be able to convince them to switch sides if you’ve got the skills they want. Basically, it’s impossible to recruit every single recruit — but you can recruit lots of characters from the other houses if you properly plan.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of characters. Each one is marked with their interests, which you’ll need to level up, and any other additional requirements or unlock conditions.


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How To Recruit Every Character | Recruitment Guide

To recruit students, you must talk to them in the Monastery and select ‘Recruit’ — if your skills are high enough in their chosen interests, they might join you.

Other characters are recruited through other means. Neutral characters can be recruited by all three houses, and depending on the character you select or your house storyline, there may be additional recruitment information.

  • Neutral – All Houses
    • Alois: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches a certain level.
    • Catherine: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches Level 13.
    • Cyril: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches Level 12.
    • Flayn: Automatically joins after a specific Story Mission is complete.
    • Gilbert: Automatically joins in the Blue Lions storyline.
    • Hanneman: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches a certain level.
    • Manuela: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches a certain level.
    • Rhea: Unknown.
    • Seteth: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches a certain level.
    • Shamir: Automatically joins when Byleth reaches a certain level.
  • Black Eagle House
    • Bernadetta: Interested in Bow & Strength
    • Caspar: Interested in Brawl & Strength
    • Dorothea: Interested in Authority & Charm
    • Ferdinand: Interested in Heavy Armor
    • Linhardt: Interested in Reason & Magic
      • After the event, can be defeated in a battle and recruited.
    • Petra: Interested in Riding & Dexterity
  • Blue Lion House
    • Annette: Interested in Faith & Magic
    • Ashe: Interested in Lance & Charm
    • Felix: Interested in Speed
    • Ingrid: Interested in Flying & Dexterity
    • Mercedes: Interested in Bow & Magic
    • Sylvain: Interested in Reason & Charm
      • Will automatically join Female Byleth.
  • Golden Deer House
    • Hilda: Interested in Axe & Charm
    • Ignatz: Unknown.
    • Leonie: Interested in Lance & Strength
    • Lorenz: Interested in Reason & Charm
    • Lysithea: Interested in Faith & Magic
    • Marianne: Interested in Riding & Magic
    • Raphael: Interested in Heavy Armor & Strength