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War Master

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War Master

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A War Master as it appears in Three Houses.

A master of the axe and hand-to-hand combat, the War Master pulverizes enemies with massive strength.

Unit type(s)



The War Master (Japanese: ウォーマスター War Master) is an advanced class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It acts as the successor to both the Warrior and Grappler.

The War Master is immensely strong, boasting the highest raw strength of any class in the game. Combined with the naturally high might of axes or the natural follow-up attacking capability of brawling weapons, this grants the class immense offensive power. It additionally has decent speed, giving it greater ease in securing follow-up attacks as well, enhancing its offense further. Its abilities also grant it exceptionally high critical rates, among other offensive benefits. War Masters are very vulnerable to mages, owing to their very low resistance and slightly more limited ranged options.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Three Houses 33 20 10 14 16 12 15 10 6 -- -- -- -- --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Three Houses 40/60% 15/32% 0% 0% 10/20% 0% 0/35% 0% 5% -- -- Axes +3 Brawling +3
See class growth rate 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 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Three Houses Fistfaire Innate.
Three Houses Axefaire Innate.
Three Houses Crit +20 Innate.
Three Houses Quick Riposte Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)
Three Houses War Master's Strike Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)

Class change

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Master class
Any class Level 30
Master Seal
Axes A, Brawling A
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War Master
This class is only available for male units.

Notable enemy War Masters

Enemy Units
Name Game
Caspar Three Houses Azure Moon
Goneril Three Houses Verdant Wind
Enemy War Master units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses A master of the axe and hand-to-hand combat,
the War Master pulverizes enemies with
massive strength.


  • Despite being a male-only class, there is a female War Master that appears in Azure Moon Chapter 19. It appears only as a replacement for Hilda if she was recruited, and uses the portrait, sprite, and character model of a female Myrmidon.

Etymology and other languages

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

War Master




War Master


Maestro guerrero

War Master


Maître de guerre

War Master



War Master


Maestro di guerra

War Master


워 마스터

War master

Simplified Chinese


War master

Traditional Chinese


War master


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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 GolemHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusUmbral BeastWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorKing of LiberationRuffianSaintVerrat
Classes in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Base classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Unique Intermediate classes Armored LordFluegelHigh LordSilverheartWyvern Master
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark MageFortress KnightGrapplerPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDancerDark BishopDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantTricksterWar MasterWyvern Lord
Unique Master classes AsuraBarbarossaDeath KnightEnlightened OneEmperorGreat LordSaint
Monster Classes Altered Demon BeastAltered GolemDemonic BeastExperimental Demon BeastGiant CrawlerGiant WolfGolemThe Immaculate OneWild Demon Beast
Other enemy/NPC classes AgastyaAvestaCommonerGurganLordNoblewomanPrionsa