Crests



According to legend, crests are a symbol of power that the goddess bestowed to mankind long ago. They are passed down by bloodline–typically through the descendants of the old heroes and saints, who are now nobility.

The crests themselves are divided into “Major Crests” that grant immense power and “Minor Crests”, which are a weaker variant. Not all nobles inherit a crest and it is not understood when a major or minor crest is passed down.

Crest Items

In New Game+, crests can be temporarily acquired by having the corresponding Crest Item in a character’s inventory.

View General Info Activation Rates

Activation Rates

Notes:

  • When a character has multiple crests, it seems only one crest may trigger per attack or action.
  • If a character has two of the exact same crest (naturally and via a crest item), they will still trigger as separate crests.
Image Crest of Effect Major (%) Minor (%) Item (%)
Ernest Prevents enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. 20 10 5
Macuil Raises Might by 5 during magic attacks. 20 10 5
Seiros Raises Might by 5 when using combat arts. 70 40 20
Dominic Conserves uses of attack magic. 20 10 5
Fraldarius Raises Might by 5 when using a weapon. 40 20 10
Noa Conserves uses of attack magic. 20 10 5
Cethleann Raises Might by 5 when using recovery magic. 50 30 15
Daphnel Raises Might by 5 when using combat arts. 70 40 20
Blaiddyd Doubles Attack and weapon uses for combat arts. 20 10 5
Gloucester Raises Might by 5 during magic attacks. 20 10 5
Goneril Prevents enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. 50 30 15
Cichol Prevents enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. 50 30 15
Aubin Prevents enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. 20 10 5
Gautier Raises Might by 5 when using combat arts. 70 40 20
Indech Strike twice when using a weapon. 20 10 5
[Mystery Crest] Raises Might by 5 when using a weapon. 40 20 10
Charon Raises Might when using combat arts. 70 40 20
Timotheos Conserves uses of recovery magic. 20 10 5
Riegan Restores HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. 50 30 15
Chevalier Restores HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. 50 30 15
Lamine Conserves uses of recovery magic. 20 10 5
[Mystery Crest] Restores HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using weapons, combat arts or attack magic. Also has a roughly 1 in 4 chance to raise Might by 5 and prevent counterattacks. 20 10 5

General Information

Note: Not all crest-bearers are listed; some enemy-only characters have been omitted for various reasons.

Image Crest of Description/Comments Major Bearer Minor Bearer
Ernest A Crest long lost to history. Occasionally stops enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. Anna  
Macuil Legend has it that Saint Macuil bore this Crest. A symbol of magic and mastery of the wind. Occasionally raises Mt during magic attacks. (Spoiler)  
Seiros Legend has it that Saint Seiros bore this Crest and passed it down through House Hresvelg. Occasionally raises Mt when using combat arts. Rhea, Jeralt Edelgard
Dominic House Dominic’s Crest, inherited from Dominic of the 10 Elites. Occasionally conserves uses of attack magic.   Annette
Fraldarius House Fraldarius’s Crest, inherited from Fraldarius of the 10 Elites. Sometimes raises Mt when using a weapon. Felix Rodrigue
Noa A Crest long lost to history. Occasionally does not consume a use during magic attacks. (DLC Character 3)  
Cethleann Legend has it that Saint Cethleann bore this Crest. A symbol of kindness and mastery of light. Sometimes raises Mt when using recovery magic. Flayn Linhardt
Daphnel House Daphnel and House Galatea’s Crest, inherited from Daphnel of the 10 Elites. Sometimes raises Mt when using combat arts.   Ingrid
Blaiddyd The Faerghus royal family’s Crest, inherited from Blaiddyd of the 10 Elites. Occasionally doubles Atk and weapon uses for combat arts.   Dimitri
Gloucester House Gloucester’s Crest, inherited from Gloucester of the 10 Elites. Occasionally raises Mt during magic attacks. (Spoiler) Lorenz
Goneril House Goneril’s Crest, inherited from Goneril of the 10 Elites. Sometimes allows combat arts to prevent enemy counterattacks.   Hilda
Cichol Legend has it that Saint Cichol bore this Crest. A symbol of strength and the land. Sometimes lets combat arts prevent enemy counterattacks. Seteth Ferdinand
Aubin A Crest long lost to history. Occasionally prevents enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. (DLC Character 1)  
Gautier House Gautier’s Crest, inherited from Gautier of the 10 Elites. Occasionally raises Mt when using combat arts.   Sylvain
Indech Legend has it that Saint Indech bore this Crest. A symbol of wisdom and water. Occasionally allows weapon attacks to strike twice. (Spoiler) Bernadetta, Hanneman
[Mystery Crest] It might be some kind of Crest, though it’s unclear which one… (Spoiler) (Spoiler) Marianne
Charon House Charon’s Crest, inherited from Charon of the 10 Elites. Occasionally raises Mt when using combat arts. Catherine Lysithea
Timotheos A Crest long lost to history. Occasionally does not consume a use for recovery magic. (DLC Character 4)  
Riegan A Crest inherited from Riegan of the 10 Elites. Sometimes restores HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts.   Claude
Chevalier A Crest long lost to history. Sometimes restores HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using Combat Arts. (DLC Character 2)  
Lamine A Crest inherited from Lamine of the 10 Elites. Occasionally conserves uses of recovery magic.   Mercedes, Jeritza
[Mystery Crest] It might be some kind of Crest, though it’s unclear which one… (Spoiler) Protagonist, (Spoiler)