In Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Hilda returns as a playable character. In Three Houses, Hilda was an offensive powerhouse with scary high HP, Strength, and Dexterity, allowing her to dish out lots of damage.
And the same looks to be true of Hilda in Three Hopes. She’s a powerful unit on par with the 3 Lords – Dimitri, Edelgard, and Claude – due to her high damage potential and because she wields her own Hero’s Relic.
For players who want to build Hilda into a high-performing unit, here’s everything you need to know about Hilda’s best class, unique abilities, best weapon, and playstyle so you can hit S-rank in all of Three Hope’s content no matter what difficulty you play.
Table of Contents
- Hilda Profile
- Hilda Build Overview
- The Best Class for Hilda in Three Hopes
- The Best Weapons for Hilda in Three Hopes
- The Best Abilities for Hilda in Three Hopes
- The Best Combat Arts for Hilda in Three Hopes
- How to Play as Hilda in Three Hopes
Here’s all the basic information you need to know about Hilda.
|Starting Weapon||Axe, Bow, Gauntlet|
|How to Recruit||Automatically joins after choosing the Golden Deer as your house|
|Crest||Minor Crest of Goneril|
|Crest Effect||10% chance to land a critical hit with combat arts|
Hilda Build Overview
For players who want the short version of Hilda’s best build, the table below summarizes everything you need to know about building Hilda.
|Best Equipped Abilities||Axe Prowess, Wild Abandon, Warrior’s Wisdom, Spirited Seize|
|Best Class Abilities||Lance Buster|
|Best Combat Arts||Apocalyptic Flame, Smash|
|Playstyle||Single-target damage and crowd control|
Read on further below for an in-depth guide on the best class, weapon, and abilities to turn Hilda into a powerhouse in Three Hopes.
The Best Class for Hilda in Three Hopes
Hilda’s best class is Wyvern Lord. Wyvern Lord uses axes making Hilda strong against enemies who use lances.
The Best Weapons for Hilda in Three Hopes
Since Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has only been released as a demo, for now, Hilda’s best weapon is Freikugel- her unique weapon.
Freikugel’s stats are:
- Might: 40
- Durability: 70
Once Three Hopes is fully released, we’ll update this section if Freikugel doesn’t end up being her best weapon.
The Best Abilities for Hilda in Three Hopes
There are 3 kinds of abilities in Three Hopes: Unique Abilities, Class Abilities, and Equipped Abilities. Here are the best Unique, Equipped, and Class abilities you should use for Hilda.
Hilda Unique Abilities
Like every character in Three Hopes, Hilda has 3 unique abilities that can be leveled up throughout the course of the game.
|Lightning Bound||Action||Hold the strong attack button to slightly increase damage and add lightning. While charging, enemies a short distance away will be drawn in.|
|Advocate||Support||When Hilda’s adjutant is a member of the opposite sex: slightly increases Adjutant Gauge fill rates and slightly increases damage dealt by Adjutant follow-ups.|
|Delicate Flower||Tactical||When ordered to seize: increases damage dealt to enemies by 30%|
The Best Equipped Abilities for Hilda in Three Hopes
As players level up their classes, they’ll receive abilities that can provide further benefits. Here are the best abilities you can equip for Hilda:
- Axe Prowess: Increases damage to enemies by 10% when an axe is equipped. More damage is always good.
- Wild Abandon: Increases damage dealt to enemies while increasing the damage you take from enemies. It’s a risk-reward playstyle that’s manageable thanks to Hilda’s decent defenses. You can use stat-boosting items if you want to make using this ability safer.
- Warrior’s Wisdom: Gives Brigand and Warrior class actions a chance to produce the Stun Gauge. The more bars in the Class Gauge, the better the chance. This ability lets Hilda do more critical rushes to deal lots of burst damage.
- Spirited Seize: Slightly restores the Warrior Gauge upon seizing a stronghold. This is a good ability to use because it lets Hilda use her Warrior ability more to deal lots of damage.
The Best Class Abilities for Hilda in Three Hopes
Class Abilities provide passive bonuses unique to each class. In Hilda’s case, the Brigand class gives her the following ability:
- Lance Buster: Grants one-tier greater advantage against enemies equipped with lances.
The Best Combat Arts for Hilda in Three Hopes
Combat Arts are unique to each type of weapon. Since Hilda excels with axes, here are the 2 best Combat Arts Hilda should use:
Apocalyptic Flame is a great combat art for single-target damage. This combat art is unique to Hilda because she wields the Minor Crest of Goneril and Freikugel. Apocalyptic Flame is your go-to when you need to wipe out a boss.
Smash is a great crowd control ability that hits in front of Hilda with a high critical hit chance. Use this move to quickly get rid of weaker enemies and deal damage to bosses while Apocalyptic Flame is cooling down.
How to Play as Hilda in Three Hopes
Hilda is a beast of a unit because of her high HP, Strength, and Dexterity. Even though Hilda hates putting in effort, she’s the equivalent of a Berserker in other games. She hits hard and fast while being able to tank a decent amount of damage.
Her Minor Crest of Goneril gives her a base 10% increase to her Combat Arts. If you get lucky with RNG or give her Dexterity-boosting items, she can deliver loads of critical hits to beat enemies quickly.
Hilda’s Resistance is a little low so she’s a prime candidate for Resistance-boosting items like White Veronas and Talismans.
For crowd control, we recommend using Hilda’s Y > Y > Y > X >X combo as this allows her to push enemies back and launch them into the air. You can charge the X attacks to bring enemies in so crowd control is a bit easier.
For bosses and tougher enemies, use Hilda’s Y > Y > X > X > X combo. This lets her deal lots of damage to Stun Gauges while getting in some extra damage. The Apocalyptic Flame combat art can then be used after to quickly rout your enemies.