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In the tradition of Almyra, Claude wields a bow while riding the skies on his wyvern. He can move again after taking certain actions.

Unit type(s)

The Barbarossa (Japanese: バルバロッサ Barbarossa) is an advanced lord-like class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The class is exclusive to Claude, one of the game's protagonists, serving as an upgraded version of his previous Wyvern Master class.

Like the Wyvern Master, the Barbarossa is very fast and mobile, and has good strength and defense as well. Its specialty in bows combined with its already great mobility grant it a very large effective attack range. It additionally has enhanced prowess in charm and authority, making it effective at commanding battalions and using gambits.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Three Houses 35 18 10 14 20 12 15 12 8 -- -- -- -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Three Houses 30% 15% 0% 0% 10% 0% 5% 0% 10% -- -- Bows +3 Authority +3
Flying +3
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 3 3 0 5 2 (0) 0 2 0 2 4 (2)

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses Charm Innate.
Three Houses Bowfaire Innate.
Three Houses Canto Innate.
Three Houses Wind God Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)

Class change

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Unique class
Any class Automatically at the beginning of Verdant Wind Chapter 17. Ma ns01 barbarossa claude playable.gif
This class is only available for Claude.

Notable enemy Barbarossas

Enemy Units
Name Game
Claude Three HousesCrimson Flower (Hard and Maddening only)
Enemy Barbarossa units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable NPC Barbarossas

Playable Characters
Name Game
Claude Three HousesAzure Moon
Neutral Barbarossa units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses In the tradition of Almyra, Claude wields a
bow while riding the skies on his wyvern.
He can move again after taking certain actions.


  • The Barbarossa is the only master-tier lord-only class in Three Houses to not have been introduced in a previous game.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Barbarossa Italian for "redbeard"; famously the title of Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor from AD 1155 to 1190.
Japanese バルバロッサ Barbarossa
Spanish Barbarossa As above.
French Prince écarlate Scarlet prince
German Steppenflieger Steppe Flier
Italian Barbarossa As above.
Korean 바르바로사 Barbarossa
Simplified Chinese 巴巴罗萨 Barbarossa
Traditional Chinese 巴巴羅薩 Barbarossa


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See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Special classes Dark FlierTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar Monk
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemGuardian GolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaintUmbral BeastVerrat