Recruitment



Recruitment in Three Houses is slightly different compared to other games in the series. During Chapter 1 (4th month), you will choose one of the eponymous Three Houses to lead. After choosing a house, you will automatically recruit all 8 characters from that house.

From Chapter 2 (5th month), while exploring the monastery, there will be an option to “Recruit” characters from other houses (and some faculty members) when you speak to them. The character will only join you if one of the protagonist’s stats and skill levels (just Level for faculty members) both meet their expectations. (Additional notes)

Lowering the Requirements

The recruitment conditions are lowered according to the protagonist’s support level with the character. With an A support (available via New Game+), the conditions will be lowered to nothing.

Automatically recruiting with B supports

Furthermore, if you achieve a B or higher support level with a character from another house (not faculty members), during any free weekday (Monday through Saturday), there is a low chance that the character will offer to join your house.

This method completely ignores the normal requirements for recruiting a character. However, it can be inconsistent–you may get no requests, one or even multiple in the same week. (Additional notes)

Notes:

  • Stat boosts from being in a particular class do not count towards the requirements (if in doubt, reclass to Commoner). Nor do abilities that boost stats.

Black Eagles

All of the characters here will automatically join you if you choose to lead the Black Eagles. Otherwise, refer to their recruitment conditions.

Name Class From Chapter Recruitment (Notes)
Edelgard Noble Cannot be recruited
(Leaves your party if you choose to [spoiler] during Chapter 11)
Hubert Noble Cannot be recruited
(Leaves your party if you choose to [spoiler] during Chapter 11)
Ferdinand Noble 2 Need 10 Dexterity and C in Heavy Armour
Linhardt Noble 2 Need 10 Magic and C in Reason
Caspar Noble 2 Need 10 Strength and C in Brawling
Bernadetta Noble 2 Need 20 Strength and C in Bow
Dorothea Commoner 2 Need 25 Charm and B in Authority
Petra Commoner 2 Need 10 Dexterity and C in Riding

Blue Lions

All of the characters here will automatically join you if you choose to lead the Blue Lions. Otherwise, refer to their recruitment conditions.

Name Class From Chapter Recruitment (Notes)
Dimitri Noble Cannot be recruited
Dedue Commoner Cannot be recruited
Felix Noble 2 Need 15 Speed and B+ in Sword
Ashe Commoner 2 Need 15 Charm and C in Lance
Sylvain Noble 2 Need 25 Charm and C in Reason
(If protagonist is female, automatically joins)
Mercedes Commoner 2 Need 15 Magic and C in Bow
Annette Noble 2 Need 10 Magic and B in Faith
Ingrid Noble 2 Need 15 Dexterity and D in Flying

Golden Deer

All of the characters here will automatically join you if you choose to lead the Golden Deer. Otherwise, refer to their recruitment conditions.

Name Class From Chapter Recruitment (Notes)
Claude Noble Cannot be recruited
Lorenz Noble 2 Need 20 Charm and C in Reason
Raphael Commoner 2 Need 20 Strength and C in Heavy Armour
Ignatz Commoner 2 Need 10 Dexterity and B in Authority
Lysithea Noble 2 Need 15 Magic and B in Faith
Marianne Noble 2 Need 10 Magic and C in Riding
Hilda Noble 2 Need 30 Charm and C in Axe
(If leading the Black Eagles, cannot be recruited until Chapter 12, after [spoiler])
Leonie Commoner 2 Need 15 Strength and C in Lance

Church of Seiros

Name Class From Chapter Recruitment (Notes)
Seteth Wyvern Rider 12 Joins automatically
(Unavailable if you choose to [spoiler] during Chapter 11)
Flayn Priest 7 Joins automatically
(Leaves your party if you choose to [spoiler] during Chapter 11)
Hanneman Mage 8 Need to be Level 15
Manuela Priest 8 Need to be Level 15
Gilbert Fortress Knight TBA TBA
(May be unavailable unless you choose the Blue Lions)
Alois Warrior 11 Need to be Level 15
Catherine Swordmaster 4 Need to be Level 15
(If leading the Black Eagles, cannot be recruited until Chapter 12, after [spoiler])
Shamir Sniper 6 Need to be Level 15
Cyril Commoner 5 Need to be Level 10
(If leading the Black Eagles, cannot be recruited until Chapter 12, after [spoiler])