Long-time Fire Emblem fans know how vital stats are. The better your characters’ stats, the more damage you can deal while improving your defenses and critical hit chance. Every time a character levels up, they have a random chance to level up one of their 9 stats. Each character has unique growth rates for each stat. For example, Dimitri has high Strength growth rates, but his Resistance growth is below average.
In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (demo available now), character stats work slightly differently. This is because Three Hopes is an action game, not a turn-based game like the mainline Fire Emblem titles.
For example, in Three Hopes, Luck only affects the drop rate for recovery items while in battle. Whereas in previous games, Luck could affect your ability to dodge and critical hit chances.
For the most part, character stats are pretty simple in Three Hopes. Here’s our guide explaining what each stat does.
Table of Contents
- Explaining every character stat in Three Hopes
- Hit Points (HP)
- Strength (Str)
- Magic (Mag)
- Dexterity (Dex)
- Speed (Spd)
- Luck (Lck)
- Defense (Def)
- Resistance (Res)
- Charm (Cha)
Explaining every character stat in Three Hopes
There are 9 stats available in Three Hopes including:
|Hit Points (HP)||A unit’s max health. If this hits 0, the unit dies.|
|Strength (Str)||Affects the damage dealt by physical attacks|
|Magic (Mag)||Affects the damage dealt by magic attacks|
|Dexterity (Dex)||Affects the damage dealt by critical rushes & critical hit chance|
|Speed (Spd)||Affects duration of the Awakened state & cooldown times for combat arts/magic|
|Luck (Lck)||Affects the drop rate of recovery items|
|Defense (Def)||Affects the damage taken by physical attacks|
|Resistance (Res)||Affects the damage taken by magic attacks|
|Charm (Cha)||Affects the drain rate of a battalion’s endurance|
Let’s look at each stat in-depth.
Hit Points (HP)
HP is your character’s life pool. As they take hits, their HP goes down. Once HP reaches 0, the character dies and is unavailable for the rest of the battle. Pretty simple, right?
The damage a character takes is directly influenced by the type of attack they take (physical or magic) and their Defense and Resistance stat. To restore a character’s HP, you can use Vulneraries, healing magic, or unique abilities. HP has a chance to increase every time a character levels up.
Items that increase max HP include:
- Fruit of Life: Permanently increases max HP by 200
- Seraph Robe: Permanently increases max HP by 1,000
Strength affects the physical damage your characters deal. Characters that use swords, axes, bows, and lances benefit from this stat because it makes them do more damage.
The damage your characters deal with physical attacks is affected by an enemy’s Defense stat. You’ll do more damage with physical attacks to lower Defense enemies like Mages than you would do to Armored Knights.
Items that increase Strength include:
- Rocky Burdock: Permanently increases strength by 2
- Energy Drop: Permanently increases strength by 5
Magic affects the magical damage your characters deal. Characters that use weapons like Tomes benefit from this stat because it makes them do more damage. There are a few abilities, swords, axes, bows, and lances that deal damage based on a character’s Magic stat.
The damage your characters deal with Magic attacks is affected by an enemy’s Resistance stat. You’ll do more damage with magic attacks to lower Resistance enemies like Armored Knights than you would do to Mages.
Items that increase Magic include:
- Premium Magic Herbs: Permanently increases magic by 2
- Spirit Dust: Permanently increases strength by 5
Dexterity affects the damage your characters deal with critical rushes and improves their critical hit chance. Every character benefits from this stat, so it’s a great way to scale your damage.
Let’s say a character that has high Strength and high Dexterity. This means they’ll consistently deal more damage than a character with high Strength and low Dexterity. The increase in critical hit rates is a great way to boost a character’s damage.
Items that increase Dexterity include:
- Ailell Pomegranate: Permanently increases Dexterity by 2
- Secret Book: Permanently increases Dexterity by 5
Unlike turn-based Fire Emblem games, Speed doesn’t affect how many times you can double attack an enemy in Three Hopes. In Three Hopes, Speed affects how long your characters stay in their Awakened state and reduces the cooldown time of your abilities.
Speed is an excellent stat to focus on because the Awakened state makes your character effectively immortal, which is a great benefit to have in harder difficulties. The reduction in cooldown times is also significant because it lets you spam your abilities more often (but make sure you have enough weapon durability).
Items that increase Speed include:
- Speed Carrot: Permanently increases Speed by 2
- Speedwing: Permanently increases Speed by 5
Luck is a simple stat that affects how often recovery items drop from fallen enemies. The recovery items that can drop include:
- HP restoration: Recovers HP for a characters
- Warrior Gauge restoration: Restores a character’s Warrior Gauge
- Awakening Gauge restoration: Restores a character’s Awakening Gauge
- Durability restoration: Restores a character’s weapon durability
So depending on how often you need to restore your gauges, Luck can drastically affect your characters’ performance. In harder difficulties, Luck is vital because your characters need all the recovery options they can get.
Items that increase Luck include:
- Miracle Bean: Permanently increases Luck by 2
- Goddess Icon: Permanently increases Luck by 5
Defense affects the amount of damage your characters take from physical attacks. Tankier classes like Armored Knight and Brigand tend to have higher Defense than other classes.
Defense is vital for players who don’t want to focus too much on dodging. Since most of the enemies you fight in Three Hopes use swords, axes, or lances, a high Defense stat ensures you can keep mowing enemies down. And it can save you when you can’t seem to dodge any attack.
Items that increase Defense include:
- Ambrosia: Permanently increases Defense by 2
- Giant Shell: Permanently increases Defense by 5
Resistance affects the amount of damage your characters take from magic attacks. Magic-focused classes like Mage and Priest tend to have higher Resistance than other classes.
In Three Hopes, most of the weaker enemies you fight tend to deal physical damage. Mages don’t show up often, but when they do, dealing with them should be a priority because of their wide AoE attacks and high damage potential. Characters with high Resistance are a great way to prevent Mages from wrecking your party.
Items that increase Resistance include:
- White Verona: Permanently increases resistance by 2
- Talisman: Permanently increases resistance by 5
Charm affects how long Battalions stay on the battlefield when you use them. There’s not too much to say about this stat. Just have a high Charm stat so you can take advantage of Battalion effects for a longer time.
Items that increase Charm include:
- Golden Apple: Permanently increases charm by 2
- Black Pearl: Permanently increases charm by 5