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Balthus

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Balthus von Albrecht

Part I Part II


FETH Balthus 01.png
Artwork of Balthus from Three Houses.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

26 (Part I)

Birthday

July 9

Height

198 cm (~6'6")

Family
  • unnamed younger brother
  • unnamed father
Nationality

Abyssian/Leicester

Title(s)

The King of Grappling

Starting class

Noble

Voiced by
Appearance(s)
We're the secret fourth house in Abyss. The surface world turned its back on us, and we did the same in return.
— Balthus

Balthus von Albrecht (Japanese: バルタザール=フォン=アダルブレヒト Balthazar von Adalbrecht) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, made available via downloadable content. Balthus plays a prominent role in the DLC side story Cindered Shadows.

Biography

Balthus was once a noble of the Leicester Alliance, until unknown circumstances led to him becoming a fugitive.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role

Starting stats and growth rates

Playable

Main story Cindered Shadows

128px
Noble
Level 3
Movement 4
Crest Crest of Chevalier
Recruitment: Chapter 2, talk to while exploring the monastery after completing Chapter 4 of the Cindered Shadows side story

Base Stats Growth Rates Max Stats

Inventory Abilities
Iron Gauntlets
Vulnerary
Abyssian Exam Pass
x20px King of Grappling
Sword Prowess Lv 1
Axe Prowess Lv 2
Brawling Prowess Lv 2
Authority Lv 1
Combat arts Spells Battalion
Fading Blow
Smash
-- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying
E+ E D+ E D+ E E E+ E E E
Strength Weakness Strength Weakness Strength Budding Talent Strength -- Strength Weakness --

Enemy - Cindered Shadows Chapter 1

Normal Hard

Growth rates when reclassed

Main article: Balthus/Stats

Abilities

Ability Learned at
20px King of Grappling Personal ability, innate and unremovable
Is ns01 sword prowess lv 1.png Sword Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Swords D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Wrath Strike Swords D
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Grounder Swords C
Is ns01 combat art sword.png Bane of Monsters Swords C+
Is ns01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker Swords B
Is ns01 sword crit +10.png Sword Crit +10 Swords S
Is ns01 swordfaire.png Swordfaire Swords S+
Is ns01 lance prowess lv 1.png Lance Prowess Lances E+; replaced with higher levels at Lances D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Tempest Lance Lances D
Is ns01 combat art lance.png Knightkneeler Lances C
Is ns01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker Lances B
Is ns01 lance crit +10.png Lance Crit +10 Lances S
Is ns01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire Lances S+
Is ns01 axe prowess lv 1.png Axe Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Axes D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Smash Innate
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Helm Splitter Axes C
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Diamond Axe Axes C+
Is ns01 lancebreaker.png Lancebreaker Axes B
Is ns01 combat art axe.png Armored Strike Axes A
Is ns01 axe crit +10.png Axe Crit +10 Axes S
Is ns01 axefaire.png Axefaire Axes S+
Is ns01 bow prowess lv 1.png Bow Prowess Bows E+; replaced with higher levels at Bows D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art bow.png Curved Shot Bows D
Is ns01 close counter.png Close Counter Bows C
Is ns01 bow crit +10.png Bow Crit +10 Bows S
Is ns01 bowfaire.png Bowfaire Bows S+
Is ns01 brawling prowess lv 2.png Brawling Prowess Innate; replaced with higher levels at Brawling C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Fading Blow Innate
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Rushing Blow Brawling C
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Draining Blow Brawling C+
Is ns01 combat art.png Healing Focus Brawling B
Is ns01 combat art brawling.png Mighty Blow Brawling A
Is ns01 brawl crit +10.png Brawl Crit +10 Brawling S
Is ns01 fistfaire.png Fistfaire Brawling S+
Is ns01 black magic crit +10.png Black Magic Crit +10 Budding Talent: Reason
Is ns01 reason lv 1.png Reason Reason E+; replaced with higher levels at Reason D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 black magic range +1.png Black Magic Range +1 Reason S
Is ns01 black tomefaire.png Black Tomefaire Reason S+
Is ns01 faith lv 1.png Faith Faith E+; replaced with higher levels at Faith D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 white magic range +1.png White Magic Range +1 Faith S
Is ns01 white tomefaire.png White Tomefaire Faith S+
Is ns01 authority lv 1.png Authority Innate; replaced with higher levels at Authority D+, C+, B+, and A+
Is ns01 rally strength.png Rally Strength Authority D
Is ns01 defensive tactics.png Defensive Tactics Authority B
Is ns01 battalion desperation.png Battalion Desperation Authority B
Is ns01 offensive tactics.png Offensive Tactics Authority S+
Is ns01 weight -3.png Weight -3 Heavy Armor C
Is ns01 combat art.png Smite Heavy Armor B
Is ns01 weight -5.png Weight -5 Heavy Armor A
Is ns01 armored effect null.png Armored Effect Null Heavy Armor S+
Is ns01 dexterity +4.png Dexterity +4 Riding C
Is ns01 movement +1.png Movement +1 Riding A+
Is ns01 cavalry effect null.png Cavalry Effect Null Riding S+
Is ns01 alert stance.png Alert Stance Flying B
Is ns01 alert stance+.png Alert Stance+ Flying A+
Is ns01 flying effect null.png Flying Effect Null Flying S+
The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.

Spell list

Spell Learned at
Fire Reason D
Bolganone Reason C
Ragnarok Reason A
Heal Faith D
Nosferatu Faith D+
Seraphim Faith B
Restore Faith A

Personality and character

The self-proclaimed "Almighty King of Grappling", Balthus is hearty and careless. He desires to repay Abyss for sheltering him by defeating any intruders.

Supports

Main article: Balthus/Supports

Endings

Quotes

Battle quotes

Come and get some, kiddo! I won't hold back, so you better not either! These fists are packed with years of pent-up resentment. Time to let loose!
— Balthus as an enemy in Cindered Shadows Chapter 1
Claude: You look...familiar. Have we met?
Balthus: Not a chance. You'd remember meeting a specimen like me.
Claude: True. I'd definitely remember this sharp twinge of annoyance.
Balthus: Stop yappin' and start slappin'!

— Balthus as an enemy fighting Claude in Cindered Shadows Chapter 1
It'll be a shame to mar this pretty arena with a bunch of fresh corpses, but here goes!
— Balthus in Cindered Shadows Chapter 2

Critical quotes

Death/retreat quotes

Could be worse, but...looks my fun's over.
— Balthus in Part I
Urgh... You've got guts, I'll give you that much.
— Balthus as an enemy in Cindered Shadows Chapter 1

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Balthus A truncation of Balthazar, as below.
Japanese バルタザール=フォン=アダルブレヒト Balthazar von Adalbrecht; Balthazar is an Akkadian name meaning "Bel protects the king". Adalbrecht is a German name meaning "shining noble", and is cognate to "Albert" in English.
Spanish Balthus As above.
French Balthus As above.
German Balthus As above.
Italian Balthus As above.

Gallery

Other appearances

External links

References

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