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Black Eagles

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Black Eagles

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Flag of the Black Eagles.




At least 8 (class of 1180)


Garreg Mach Monastery

Group type

Academic house


Grouping students from the Adrestian Empire


The Black Eagle House (Japanese: 黒鷲の学級アドラークラッセ Black Eagle Class, Adlerklasse) is one of the three houses at the Officers Academy in Garreg Mach Monastery. This house is comprised of students from the Adrestian Empire; the class of 1180 is headed by the imperial princess Edelgard von Hresvelg. Students from Adrestia typically favor axes and magic. In the Crimson Flower route of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, former Black Eagles side with Adrestia in its war against the Church of Seiros and form the Black Eagle Strike Force.


Class of 1180

Since the beginning of the year, multiple students residing in the Adrestian Empire enroll into the monastery and join the Black Eagle House, studying and fighting along the way. Depending on the player's choices, Byleth can potentially become the house's teacher.

On Silver Snow and if recruited on the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes, the previous students of the house sans Edelgard and Hubert—who abandon the monastery in 1181—reunite with Byleth in 1185 on the day of the millennium festival, join their chosen faction and accompany them throughout the war against Adrestia, with most members renouncing their noble titles in the process. On the Crimson Flower route, Byleth defects to the Empire after siding with Edelgard in 1181 and all members of the house escape the monastery. In an Imperial fort, the new Emperor creates the Black Eagle Strike Force which, while acting as the Empire's elite military squad in their endeavors against the Church of Seiros, the Leicester Alliance and the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus from that point onward, is not officially founded up until their teacher's return in 1185 by Edelgard and Hubert.

If not recruited on the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes, all members will remain at Edelgard's side during the war, protect Adrestian-occupied locations and fight in the Battle at Gronder against Byleth's chosen faction. Edelgard, Hubert, and Ferdinand are always slain in the war; Petra, Bernadetta, and Dorothea can die or survive depending on the player's choices; Caspar and Linhardt can die or survive on the Azure Moon route, but are almost certainly killed regardless of the player's decisions on the Verdant Wind route.


Previous alumni

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Ionius IX Anselma Monica
(Class of 1179)

Class of 1180

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Edelgard Hubert Dorothea Ferdinand
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Bernadetta Caspar Petra Linhardt


  • The Black Eagles are the only house whose members cannot be recruited or spared when fought in Part II.
  • Unlike the other houses, none of the Black Eagles are descendants of the 10 Elites.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Black Eagles

Also referred to as the "Black Eagle House".



Black Eagle Class; "Adlerklasse" is applied to it as furigana. Adler is German for "eagle", and Klasse is German for "class".


Águila Negra

Black Eagles


Aigles de jais

Black Eagles


Schwarze Adler

Black Eagles


Aquile Nere

Black Eagles


Casa Águia negra

Black eagle house



Black Eagle Class

Simplified Chinese


Black Eagle Class

Traditional Chinese


Black Eagle Class


See also


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnnaDLCBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritzaManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen WolvesDLC BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters AbysskeeperDLCDuke AegirFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSothis
Bosses AcheronAelfricDLCAloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron OchsDLCOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Background characters Lord ArundelCount BergliezCorneliaMargrave GautierGlennCount GloucesterCount HevringHolstLambertMonicaPatriciaRufusSeirosSitriTomasTianaCount Varley
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
P: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Paralogues Part I Black Market SchemeDLCA Cursed RelicDLCDeath TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerAn Ocean ViewOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret MerchantDLC Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret MerchantDLC Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach Monastery (Abyss) • LeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSrengZahras
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack Eagles (Black Eagle Strike Force) • Blue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Lists AbilitiesChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItems (Monastery items) • QuestsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentClass mastery