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Crests

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For the gameplay mechanic from Fire Emblem Warriors, see Crests (Warriors).

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A painting of Sothis 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 the 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 and its spinoff Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

Overview

Units in Fire Emblem: Three Houses who possess a Crest have altered capabilities in combat. Each Crest has a random chance of providing a bonus to certain actions. The type of action that will trigger the Crest's effect is always given in the Crest's description.

  • "When using a weapon" means the Crest may trigger on any weapon attack or counterattack, but not on combat arts.
  • "When using combat arts" means that the Crest may trigger on any attacking combat art.
  • "When using Recovery Magic" or "Conserve uses of recovery magic" means that the Crest may trigger any time the bearer uses the Heal, Physic, Fortify, or Recover spells.
  • "During Magic attacks" or "Conserve uses of attack magic" means that the Crest may trigger any time the bearer casts a spell not listed above as recovery magic.

Whenever a Crest triggers, a small black popup will appear above the character's name. The random number that determines whether the Crest effect triggers is drawn from the same string of random numbers that determines whether or not attacks hit and crit, and is drawn before the hit's random numbers are drawn. This means that Crests may "trigger" even on attacks that miss, but the effect will only be applied on attacks that hit.

In addition to the Crest's listed effect, all Crest-bearers may use any of the Heroes' Relics without losing HP after combat (non crest-bearers will lose 10 HP) and may use the Relic's unique combat art if they have the matching Crest. Crest-bearers also receive augmented healing from sacred relics if they bear the matching Crest.

Bloodlines

Bloodline Hero's Relic Sacred weapons Bearers Effects Crest item
FETH Crest of Ernest.png
Ernest
N/A N/A Anna 20%/10%/5% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. Thorn Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Macuil.png
Macuil
N/A FEWATH Wind Caller's Genesis.png
Wind Caller's Genesis
The Wind Caller, Monica 20%/10%/5% chance to raise Mt by 5 during magic attacks. Wind Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Seiros.png
Seiros
FEWATH Aymr.png
Aymr*
FEWATH Sword of Seiros.png
Sword of Seiros
FEWATH Seiros Shield.png
Seiros Shield
FEWATH Labraunda.png
Labraunda
Rhea, Edelgard, Jeralt, Aelfric 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts and Staggering Blows. Sky Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Dominic.png
Dominic
FETH Crusher.png
Crusher
N/A Annette, Simon[1] 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of attack magic. Crusher Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Fraldarius.png
Fraldarius
FEWATH Aegis Shield.png
Aegis Shield
FEWATH Sword of Moralta.png
Sword of Moralta
Rodrigue, Felix 40%/20%/10% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using a weapon. Shield Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Noa.png
Noa
N/A FEWATH Scroll of Talos.png
Scroll of Talos
Constance 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of attack magic. Bloom Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Cethleann.png
Cethleann
N/A FETH Caduceus Staff.png
Caduceus Staff
FEWATH Amalthea.png
Amalthea
Flayn, Linhardt, Count Hevring 50%/30%/15% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using recovery magic. Light Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Daphnel.png
Daphnel
FETH Lúin.png
Lúin
N/A Ingrid 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Flame Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Blaiddyd.png
Blaiddyd
FETH Areadbhar.png
Areadbhar
N/A Dimitri 20%/10%/5% chance to double Atk and weapon uses for combat arts. Does not consume any additional weapon uses if it triggers on the second or subsequent hits of multi-hit combat arts, but still grants bonus Atk. Grim Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Gloucester.png
Gloucester
FETH Thyrsus.png
Thyrsus
FEWATH Axe of Ukonvasara.png
Axe of Ukonvasara
Lorenz, Lysithea, Count Gloucester 20%/10%/5% chance to raise Mt by 5 during magic attacks. Craft Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Goneril.png
Goneril
FETH Freikugel.png
Freikugel
N/A Hilda 50%/30%/15% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. Kalpa Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Cichol.png
Cichol
N/A FETH Spear of Assal.png
Spear of Assal
FEWATH Ochain Shield.png
Ochain Shield
FEWATH Járngreipr.png
Járngreipr
Seteth, Ferdinand, Duke Aegir, Count Bergliez, Baron Gillingr 50%/30%/15% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using combat arts. Earth Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Aubin.png
Aubin
FETH Fetters of Dromi.png
Fetters of Dromi
N/A Yuri 20%/10%/5% chance to prevent enemy counterattacks when using a weapon. Ice Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Gautier.png
Gautier
FETH Lance of Ruin.png
Lance of Ruin
N/A Sylvain, Margrave Gautier 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Fissure Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Indech.png
Indech
N/A FETH The Inexhaustible.png
The Inexhaustible
The Immovable, Bernadetta, Hanneman 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
FETH Crest of the Beast.png
The Beast
FETH Blutgang.png
Blutgang
N/A Marianne 40%/20%/10% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using a weapon. Storm Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Charon.png
Charon
FETH Thunderbrand.png
Thunderbrand
FEWATH Suttungr's Mystery.png
Suttungr's Mystery
N/A Lysithea, Catherine 70%/40%/20% chance to raise Mt by 5 when using combat arts. Lightning Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Timotheos.png
Timotheos
FEWATH Hrotti.png
Hrotti
N/A Hapi 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of recovery magic. Dark Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Riegan.png
Riegan
FETH Failnaught.png
Failnaught
FEWATH Sword of Begalta.png
Sword of Begalta
Claude 50%/30%/15% chance to restore HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. Star Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Chevalier.png
Chevalier
FETH Vajra-Mushti.png
Vajra-Mushti
N/A Balthus 50%/30%/15% chance to restore HP equal to 30% of damage dealt when using combat arts. Snow Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Lamine.png
Lamine
FETH Rafail Gem.png
Rafail Gem
FEWATH Ichor Scroll.png
Ichor Scroll
FEWATH Tathlum Bow.png
Tathlum Bow
Jeritza, Mercedes 20%/10%/5% chance to conserve uses of recovery magic. Aegis Dragon Sign
FETH Crest of Flames.png
Crest of Flames
FEWATH Sword of the Creator.png
Sword of the Creator
N/A 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 Silver Snow Crimson Flower Azure Moon Verdant Wind
Is ns01 thorn dragon sign.png Thorn Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 wind dragon sign.png Wind Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 sky dragon sign.png Sky Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗
Is ns01 crusher dragon sign.png Crusher Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗
Is ns01 shield dragon sign.png Shield Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗
Is ns01 bloom dragon sign.png Bloom Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 light dragon sign.png Light Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗
Is ns01 flame dragon sign.png Flame Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗
Is ns01 grim dragon sign.png Grim Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗
Is ns01 craft dragon sign.png Craft Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓
Is ns01 kalpa dragon sign.png Kalpa Dragon Sign ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓
Is ns01 earth dragon sign.png Earth Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗
Is ns01 ice dragon sign.png Ice Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 fissure dragon sign.png Fissure Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✓ ✗
Is ns01 water dragon sign.png Water Dragon Sign ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗
Is ns01 storm dragon sign.png Storm Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓
Is ns01 lightning dragon sign.png Lightning Dragon Sign ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓
Is ns01 dark dragon sign.png Dark Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 star dragon sign.png Star Dragon Sign ✗ ✗ ✗ ✓
Is ns01 snow dragon sign.png Snow Dragon Sign ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Is ns01 aegis dragon sign.png Aegis Dragon Sign ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗

Trivia

  • Crest-bearers tend to prefer sweet or fatty foods.

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

Portuguese

Brasão

Coat of arms; mentioned in Heroes.

Korean

문장

Coat of arms

Simplified Chinese

纹章

Coat of arms

Traditional Chinese

紋章

Coat of arms

Gallery

References

  1. "Not to mention that the baron's eldest son possesses a Crest of his own." — Rodrigue in Azure Gleam Chapter 8, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

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 AegirLord ArundelCount BergliezCount HevringCount GloucesterCount VarleyFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertMargrave GautierMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfricDLCAloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron OchsDLCOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering 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
White Clouds
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 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
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Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
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 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
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Unit mechanics and commands AdjutantAttackAuto-BattleBattalion (Gambit) • CantoClass change (Reclass) • Combat artCrestsDance (GaldrarPlaySing) • Death (Decoy) • DismountDragon VeinFatigueInventoryLaguz transformationLove (JealousyInheritance) • Pair UpRecruitmentRescue (Capture) • Skills (Offensive skill) • Staggering BlowStatus effectsSupportTalkTradeUnit (AvatarBond unitsBonus unitEinherjarLoan unitPrisonerReplacement unitSubstitute character) • Visit
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