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Red Canyon Dominance

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Zanado, the Red Canyon



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Red Canyon Dominance (Japanese: 赤き谷の討伐戦 Suppression Battle of the Red Canyon) is the second map of the second chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In this map, Byleth and their students face their first real battle, in which they must strike down a group of bandits.

Beginning log

Your students have received their first assignment: they are to accompany the Knights of Seiros to the Red Canyon in order to help strike down a group of bandits. This will be their first real battle.

Map data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Kostas Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Edelgard Black Eagles/Dimitri Blue Lions/Claude Golden Deer dies* or the player's army is routed* 2–9 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 16
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Map dimensions:
18 columns by 30 rows

Character data

Black Eagles Black Eagles Blue Lions Blue Lions Golden Deer Golden Deer

New units


Required characters
Byleth f ​Edelgard ​
Available characters
Hubert ​Ferdinand ​Linhardt ​Caspar ​Bernadetta ​Dorothea ​Petra ​Felix ​Ashe ​Sylvain ​Mercedes ​Annette ​Ingrid ​Lorenz ​Raphael ​Ignatz ​Lysithea ​Marianne ​Leonie ​Constance 02 ​Balthus ​Hapi ​Yuri ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Fighter
Is ns01 bullion.png Large Bullion Open the chest

Enemy data

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif Kostas Thief 4 1 30 11 6 13 13 8 7 2 7+1 - Iron Axe
Steal Locktouch Axe Prowess Lv 3
Iron King's Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
Stands on a heal tile +.
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif Thief Thief 2 5 26 9 6 13 13 8 6 2 6 5 Iron Sword
Steal Locktouch
• The southeastern two begin moving after the southern bridge squad is defeated.
• The two by the northern bridge begin moving after the southeastern squad is defeated.
Ma ns01 fighter enemy.gif Thief Fighter 2 4 26 9 4 6 8 4 5 2 6 4 Iron Axe
The northern two begin moving if the Thieves by the northern bridge are fought.
Ma ns01 fighter enemy.gif Thief Fighter 2 1 25 9 4 6 8 4 6 3 4+1 4 Iron Axe Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Iron King's Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
Ma ns01 fighter enemy.gif Thief Fighter 2 1 26 9 4 6 8 4 5 2 6+1 4 Iron Axe
Iron King's Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif Thief Archer 2 2 26 8 6 10 8 10 5 2 6 5 Iron Bow
Bowrange +1
• The southeastern one begins moving after the southern bridge squad is defeated.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the Thieves by the northern bridge are fought.
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif Thief Archer 2 1 25 8 6 10 8 10 6 3 4 5 Iron Bow
Bowrange +1
Ma ns01 priest enemy.gif Thief Priest 2 1 26 6 9 8 8 8 5 8 6 4 Nosferatu Heal
Heal White Magic Heal +5

Boss data

Main article: Kostas

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait kostas fe16.png
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif Thief
Level 4
Movement -
Crest --
Max HP 30 Luck 8
Strength 11 Defense 7
Magic 6 Resistance 2
Dexterity 13 Charm 7+1
Speed 13
Inventory Abilities
Iron Axe Steal
Axe Prowess Lv 3
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Iron King's Thieves Lv 3
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
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This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.


This is another simple early-game map that allows you to take the enemies basically at your own pace. If most of your units are level 5 at the end of it, you're in good shape. If they've mastered the Noble/Commoner class and picked up HP +5, you're in really good shape. You especially want to get your mages to the Monk class since Noble/Commoner halves uses of magic. You unlock Divine Pulse at the start of this battle, a very useful tool that allows you to undo moves if you make a mistake or get screwed by the RNG.

Start by sending a couple of bulky units to lure in the first group of three using the bridge as a chokepoint. The Archer here serves as a brutal introduction to the improvements bows have received in this game to their range and utility. After taking them out, the next group of three will approach and get demolished just the same. The next wave is a couple of Thieves and a Priest. You know what to do. While you're dealing with them, another wave of three will aggro. The Fighter with the Chest Key is a very alluring target, but he has a battalion and is very trigger-happy with his gambit, so make sure to position your units such that he can't hit two for the price of one.

Once you've taken out the first wave of enemies, you can claim the chest. You should have no trouble taking out the rest of the bandits at this point. Kostas does not move, so you can chip him down with ranged attacks before finishing him off.


Before starting this map it is a good idea to supply a bow (preferably an Iron Bow) to every unit dealing physical damage. This will allow your weaker physical units to attack without taking damage from one range enemies.

The enemies on this map are very dangerous and double most of your currently underleveled team, so take this map slowly. Most of this level is fighting three enemies at a time, so plan your positioning accordingly and try to only tank enemies with Byleth and your lord. Dedue is also an excellent tank if you are playing with the Blue Lions. Remember that you have gambits at your disposal which not only damage multiple enemies, but hurt their stats and lock their movement to 0. The accuracy of gambits can be improved with Gambit Boosts. Use combat arts liberally as they are crucial to dealing accurate damage and you need as many reliable hits as you can get. Be sure to also take advantage of personal skills, as units like Bernadetta benefit greatly from them in these early game maps.

Splitting your forces in the second half of the map will allow you to complete the map a little more quickly while defeating all of the enemies for useful early game EXP, but alternatively you can keep your team together to play it safe and make sure you do not get overwhelmed. Kostas is quite strong and will move off his starting point, making him the first of many Maddening bosses to do so. He's still fairly manageable to fight, so throw ranged attacks at him and finish him off with a combat art.

Etymology and other languages

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

Red Canyon Dominance




Suppression Battle of the Red Canyon


Misión en el Cañón Rojo

Mission in the Red Canyon


La mission du Canyon Rouge

The mission of the Red Canyon


Schlacht am Roten Canyon

Battle at the Red Canyon


Missione al Canyon Rosso

Mission at the Red Canyon


붉은 계곡의 토벌전

Suppression at the red valley

Simplified Chinese


Crimson valley suppression battle

Traditional Chinese


Crimson valley suppression battle


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