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Crests

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A painting of the goddess associated with the Church of Seiros surrounded by the crests.
They are power incarnate. They are said to have been bestowed upon humans by the goddess countless ages ago. They exist within the flesh, and are passed down through bloodlines. Those who carry Crests may excel at magic, display exceptional strength, or any number of boons.
— Hanneman to Byleth, on Crests

Crests (Japanese: 紋章 Emblem) are tokens of a goddess's power granted to humans on the continent of Fódlan. They are a hereditary aspect and can be passed on to a bearer's child; making it functionally similar to Holy Blood and Dragon Vein manipulative ability. Crests first appeared in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and are held by several characters appearing in that game.

Overview

Bloodlines

Bloodline Hero's Relic Sacred weapons Default bearers Effects Crest item
 
Ernest
None None Anna 20%/10%/5% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. Thorn Dragon Sign
 
Macuil
None None The Wind Caller 20%/10%/5% chance to raise Mt by 5 during magic attacks. Wind Dragon Sign
 
Seiros
None Sword of Seiros, Seiros Shield Edelgard, Jeralt, Rhea, Aelfric 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts and Staggering Blows. Sky Dragon Sign
 
Dominic
 
Crusher
None Annette, Dominic 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of attack magic. Crusher Dragon Sign
 
Fraldarius
Aegis Shield Sword of Moralta Rodrigue, Felix, Fraldarius 40%/20%/10% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using a weapon. Shield Dragon Sign
 
Noa
None None Constance 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of attack magic. Bloom Dragon Sign
 
Cethleann
None  
Caduceus Staff
Linhardt, Flayn 50%/30%/15% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using recovery magic. Light Dragon Sign
 
Daphnel
 
Lúin
None Ingrid, Daphnel 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Flame Dragon Sign
 
Blaiddyd
 
Areadbhar
None Dimitri, Blaiddyd 20%/10%/5% chance to double Atk and weapon uses for combat arts. Grim Dragon Sign
 
Gloucester
 
Thyrsus
Axe of Ukonvasara Lorenz, Gloucester, Lysithea 20%/10%/5% chance to raise Mt by 5 during magic attacks. Craft Dragon Sign
 
Goneril
 
Freikugel
None Hilda, Goneril 50%/30%/15% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. Kalpa Dragon Sign
 
Cichol
None  
Spear of Assal, Ochain Shield
Ferdinand, Seteth 50%/30%/15% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. Earth Dragon Sign
 
Aubin
 
Fetters of Dromi
None Yuri 20%/10%/5% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. Ice Dragon Sign
 
Gautier
 
Lance of Ruin
None Sylvain, Gautier 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Fissure Dragon Sign
 
Indech
None  
The Inexhaustible
Bernadetta, Hanneman, The Immovable 20%/10%/5% chance to strike twice when using a weapon.
Does not activate if the unit is using a brave weapon.
Water Dragon Sign
 
The Beast
 
Blutgang
None Marianne, Wandering Beast 40%/20%/10% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using a weapon. Storm Dragon Sign
 
Charon
 
Thunderbrand
None Lysithea, Catherine, Charon 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Lightning Dragon Sign
 
Timotheos
None None Hapi 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of recovery magic. Dark Dragon Sign
 
Riegan
 
Failnaught
Sword of Begalta Claude, Riegan 50%/30%/15% chance to restore HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. Star Dragon Sign
 
Chevalier
 
Vajra-Mushti
None Balthus 50%/30%/15% chance to restore HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. Snow Dragon Sign
 
Lamine
 
Rafail Gem
Tathlum Bow Jeritza, Mercedes, Lamine 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of recovery magic. Aegis Dragon Sign
 
Crest of Flames
Sword of the Creator None Byleth, Edelgard, Nemesis, Sothis 20%/10%/5% chance to restore HP equal to 30% of damage dealt.
25% chance to raise Mt by 5 and stop counterattacks if the first effect has been activated.
N/A
Note: A bold name means that character possesses a major Crest.

Crest item availability

The following table indicates what crest items are obtained automatically after finishing the indicated route. Other crest items can be bought for 1000 renown each at Byleth's journal. Only one of each can be obtained.

Crest items are available only in a New Game + save file.

Crest item        
  Thorn Dragon Sign        
  Wind Dragon Sign        
  Sky Dragon Sign        
  Crusher Dragon Sign        
  Shield Dragon Sign        
  Bloom Dragon Sign        
  Light Dragon Sign        
  Flame Dragon Sign        
  Grim Dragon Sign        
  Craft Dragon Sign        
  Kalpa Dragon Sign        
  Earth Dragon Sign        
  Ice Dragon Sign        
  Fissure Dragon Sign        
  Water Dragon Sign        
  Storm Dragon Sign        
  Lightning Dragon Sign        
  Dark Dragon Sign        
  Star Dragon Sign        
  Snow Dragon Sign        
  Aegis Dragon Sign        

Etymology and other languages

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

Crest

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Japanese

紋章

Can mean "crest" or "emblem". In the Japanese version, the icons for major Crests say "Emblem" in English text, rather than "Crest".

Spanish

Emblema

Emblem

French

Emblème

Emblem

German

Wappen

Coat of arms

Italian

Segno

Sign

Korean

문장

Coat of arms

Simplified Chinese

纹章

Coat of arms

Traditional Chinese

紋章

Coat of arms

Gallery

References

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
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
 
Prologue: 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     / Outset of a Power Struggle  
Part II 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
 
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
 
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
 
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   Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World    Falling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant*   Sword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak  
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth  Dividing the World    Eternal Guardian    The Face Beneath    Foreign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable  Legend of the LakeRetribution    The Secret Merchant*  The Silver Maiden  The Sleeping Sand Legend  Weathervanes of Fódlan  
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
 
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 FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue 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
Related topics Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused content
Game mechanics
Out-of-battle management Base (Base conversationMy Castle) • Bonus experienceDungeonsGameplay modes (DifficultyCreature CampaignNew Game +) • GoldLessonsMila ShrinesPreparationsRenownShopping (ArmoryBargainsForgeMerchantOnline shopSecret shopVendor) • Supply convoyWorld map
Battles and chapters ArenaBattle saveBossCastleChapter (Alternate routeParalogueSidequest) • ChestCombat forecastEvent tilesHidden treasureObjectivesReinforcementSkirmishTerrain (Hazards) • TurnWeather (Fog of war)
Stats Units ActionAffinityAuthorityBiorhythmCharmClassClass relative powerConstitution (Aid) • DefenseExperienceFollow-up critical multiplierGrowth rateHit pointHoly BloodInventoryLevelLuckMagicMovementResistanceSkillSpeedStrengthWeapon levelWeight
Weapons Brave weaponCritDurabilityHitKill bonusMightPersonal weaponsRangeWeapon experienceWeapon levelWeightWorth
Unit mechanics and commands AdjutantAttackAuto-BattleBattalion (Gambit) • CantoClass change (Reclass) • Combat artCrestsDance/Play (GaldrarSing) • Death (Decoy) • DismountDragon VeinFatigueInventoryLaguz transformationLove (JealousyInheritance) • Pair UpRecruitmentRescue (Capture) • Skills (Offensive skill) • Staggering BlowStatus conditionsSupportTalkTradeUnit (AvatarBond unitsBonus unitEinherjarLoan unitPrisonerReplacement unitSubstitute character) • Visit
Calculations Attack speedAvoidCritical hit (Combination bonusDodgeTriangle Attack) • Bonus damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
Connectivity amiiboDouble DuelDownloadable contentLink ArenaMultiplayer battleOnline shopSpotPassStreetPass
Other BarrierBirthdayGlitchesRankingsSound RoomTacticianMultiple endings