In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, players have a lot of choices to make regarding their in-game characters. The game features a comprehensive class and leveling system, but it’s a little opaque on how to max out the various skills. Here’s how, and when, to promote Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters to their best.
When to promote your character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
When players first start their game, they’ll have to pick a character from one of the three houses, hence the game’s title. Each of them have different specializations, and players should consider them carefully. The Black Eagles feature more magic users. Golden Deer and Blue Lions are more physically apt, the former focusing on range and the latter on melee.
After picking out a character from one of the three houses, players will start off on their Fire Emblem journeys. Before looking towards promoting and switching classes, players need to get a few levels under their belts. After a few level-ups though, it’s time to start looking to promote.
In previous Fire Emblem games, there was a well known rule for promoting characters. 20 levels in a class was the threshold prior to promotion. However, in Fire Emblem: Three Houses the strategy is a bit different.
There are two schools of thought among players. Some argue that promoting early is the best course of action. As characters get promoted, their stat gains accelerate. Promoting quickly and early can be the best way to maximize a character’s stats.
On the other hand, promoting too early can isolate players from receiving specific skill and class boosts. Depending on the character and class, some pretty good abilities are unlocked at higher levels, and promoting out of them too quickly can jeopardize getting them. In conclusion, players should utilize a mix of the two; promote up hard and heavy early on, and slow and steady later on.