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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

List of Mercedes's Abilities and Arts

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Vincent Lau

This page lists all of Mercedes’s abilities and arts in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

Unique Abilities

These abilities are always equipped to the character.

Action Ability

Icon Ability Description
threehopes Radiant Love Lv 1 Attacking very slightly fills the Unique Ability Gauge and gradually restores HP. When the gauge is full, press Joy-Con-ZR to damage enemies and heal allies.
threehopes Radiant Love Lv 2 Attacking slightly fills the Unique Ability Gauge and gradually restores HP. When the gauge is full, press Joy-Con-ZR to damage enemies and heal allies.
threehopes Radiant Love Lv 3 Attacking moderately fills the Unique Ability Gauge and gradually restores HP. When the gauge is full, press Joy-Con-ZR to damage enemies and heal allies.

Support Ability

Icon Ability Description
threehopes Live to Serve Lv 1 When magic is used to restore an ally’s HP, allows the caster to also recover half the amount of the restored HP.
threehopes Live to Serve Lv 2 When magic is used to restore an ally’s HP, allows the caster to also recover three-quarters the amount of the restored HP.
threehopes Live to Serve Lv 3 When magic is used to restore an ally’s HP, allows the caster to also recover an equal amount to the restored HP.

Tactical Ability

Icon Ability Description
threehopes Devotion Lv 1 When ordered to defend: reduces damage received from enemies by 30%.
threehopes Devotion Lv 2 When ordered to defend: reduces damage received from enemies by 40%.
threehopes Devotion Lv 3 When ordered to defend: reduces damage received from enemies by 50%.

Learnable Abilities & Arts

You can learn these abilities/arts by ranking up various classes. After learning an ability/art, you can equip up to 2 arts and 4 abilities regardless of current class. Or up to 10 abilities after upgrading the Tactics Academy.

If a character learns multiple of the same Prowess (or similar) ability, these abilities will combine into a stronger version Eg. learning Faith twice will give you Faith Lv 2. Learning a third one will bump it to Faith Lv 3.

Myrmidon

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Spd +2 Increases Spd by 2.
2-star threehopes Sword Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a sword.
3-star threehopes Grounder Strike swiftly with a trio of slashes.

Soldier

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Max HP +500 Increases max HP by 500.
2-star threehopes Lance Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a lance.
3-star threehopes Knightkneeler Perform a powerful lance thrust.

Fighter

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Str +2 Increases Str by 2.
2-star threehopes Axe Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with an axe.
3-star threehopes Swinging Fury Perform a consecutive series of axe swings.

Monk

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Res +2 Increases Res by 2.
2-star threehopes Faith Increases the recovery amount of healing magic.
3-star threehopes Fire Grants the unit Fire, or increases the spell’s potency if already learned.

Mercenary

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Vantage When HP is at 50% or below: Perfect Guards restore a small amount of the Warrior and Awakening Gauges.
2-star threehopes Sword Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a sword.
2-star threehopes Windsweep Generate a cyclone.
3-star threehopes Mercenary’s Ploy Increases the critical hit rate of Mercenary, Swordmaster, and Mortal Savant class actions.

Thief

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Dex +2 Increases Dex by 2.
2-star threehopes Sword Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a sword.
3-star threehopes Thief’s Ploy Gives Thieves, Assassins, and Tricksters a rare chance to instantly defeat non-commander units with class actions.
3-star threehopes Lightblade Absorb a portion of inflicted damage as HP. Deals damage based on Mag.

Armored Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Def +2 Increases Def by 2.
2-star threehopes Axe Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with an axe.
2-star threehopes Lightning Axe Hurl a lightning-charged axe. Deals damage based on Mag.
3-star threehopes Armored Infantry’s Ploy Improves physical damage reduction inside areas created by Armor Knight and Fortress Knight class actions.

Cavalier

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Desperation When HP is at 50% or below: strong attacks will break an enemy’s guard.
2-star threehopes Lance Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a lance.
2-star threehopes Glowing Ember Hurl a fiery lance straight ahead. Damage dealt will increase with Def.
3-star threehopes Knight’s Ploy Guarantees the enemy’s guard will break when activating the class actions of lance-wielding cavalry with at least one bar filled.

Brigand

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Death Blow Keeps the Stun Gauge visible for longer.
2-star threehopes Invigorating Spirit Temporarily increase Str.
3-star threehopes Warrior’s Ploy When using Brigand and Warrior class actions, temporarily reduces enemy Def in proportion to the number of bars filled.

Archer

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Archer’s Ploy Increases the critical hit rate of Archer, Sniper, and Bow Knight class actions.
1-star threehopes Spiral Shot Loose arrows at a wide surrounding area.
2-star threehopes Bow Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a bow.
2-star threehopes Break Shot Send an exploding arrow toward enemies that temporarily reduces their Def.
3-star threehopes Armsthrift Slows the degrading of weapon durability when using combat arts or magic.
3-star threehopes Point-Blank Volley Attack a wide forward area with three consecutive shots.

Mage

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Mag +2 Increases Mag by 2.
1-star threehopes Thunder Basic lightning magic.
2-star threehopes Reason Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a tome.
3-star threehopes Mage’s Ploy Imbues Mage, Warlock, and Gremory class actions with an element regardless of whether they are chained from strong attacks.

Priest

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Essence of Light Causes light-based combat arts, magic, strong attacks, and class actions to instead produce a more powerful version of that attack.
1-star threehopes Physic Intermediate light magic. Heals allies across a wide area.
2-star threehopes Faith Increases the recovery amount of healing magic.
3-star threehopes Priest’s Ploy Increases the recovery amounts of Priest and Bishop class actions.

Pegasus Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Pegasus Knight’s Ploy Adds an element to Pegasus Knight and Falcon Knight class actions. The element is determined by the active unit.
2-star threehopes Darting Blow Increases the amount that successful attacks fill the Awakening Gauge.
3-star threehopes Stormblade Whip up a storm that ravages the surrounding area with blades of wind.

Swordmaster

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Spd +5 Increases Spd by 5.
2-star threehopes Provoke Draws attacks, increasing the frequency that surrounding foes attack the unit.
2-star threehopes Finesse Blade Strike the surrounding area with blades. Damage dealt will increase with Dex.
3-star threehopes Astra Perform a series of five slashes while moving swiftly.

Assassin

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Dex +5 Increases Dex by 5.
2-star threehopes Lethality Grants a (Dex x 0.25%) chance of instantly defeating non-commander units.
3-star threehopes Assassinate Slash while charging forward. Has a chance to instantly defeat non-commander units.

Fortress Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Def +5 Increases Def by 5.
2-star threehopes Pavise Grants a (Dex x 0.25%) chance of nullifying damage from enemies equipped with swords, lances, axes, or gauntlets.
3-star threehopes Wild Abandon Rip through foes with axe swings.

Paladin

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Max HP +1000 Increases max HP by 1000.
2-star threehopes Lance Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a lance.
3-star threehopes Tempest Lance Conjure up a whirlwind with an overhead spin of the lance.

Wyvern Rider

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Defiant Str When HP is at 25% or below: increases Str by 20.
2-star threehopes Wyvern Rider’s Ploy Guarantees an enemy’s guard will break when activating the class actions of axe-wielding fliers with at least one bar filled.
3-star threehopes Diamond Axe Smash the ground so hard it displaces the earth.

Warrior

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Str +5 Increases Str by 5.
2-star threehopes Axe Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with an axe.
3-star threehopes Wrath When HP is at 50% or below: greatly increases damage dealt by critical rushes.
3-star threehopes War Strike Bring an axe down so fiercely it sunders the ground and sends enemies flying into the air.

Sniper

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Flame Volley Attack a wide area with a volley of fire arrows.
2-star threehopes Bow Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a bow.
2-star threehopes Tornado Shot Conjure a cyclone that launches enemies into the air.
3-star threehopes Awakening Assist When this unit is an adjutant: increases the fill rate of the active unit’s Awakening Gauge.
3-star threehopes Hunter’s Volley Attack enemies launched into the air with three consecutive shots. Often yields critical hits.

Warlock

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Mag +5 Increases Mag by 5.
1-star threehopes Bolganone Advanced fire magic.
2-star threehopes Reason Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a tome.
3-star threehopes Aggression Increases the Warrior Gauge fill rate when attacking foes with status effects.
3-star threehopes Ragnarok The highest tier of fire magic.

Bishop

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Boost Critical Increases critical hit rate.
1-star threehopes Restore Cure the caster and nearby allies of any status effects.
2-star threehopes Faith Increases the recovery amount of healing magic.
3-star threehopes Apex Tome Increases critical hit damage when equipped with a tome.

Dancer

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Sword Dance Slash while charging forward.
2-star threehopes Special Dance Increases the potency of a dancer unit’s class actions.
3-star threehopes Charm Catalyst Increases the Warrior Gauge fill rate in proportion to the unit’s Cha.

Falcon Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Lance Jab Perform a thrusting attack that often yields critical hits. Damage dealt will increase with Spd.
2-star threehopes Harmonious Specials When this unit is the active unit or an adjutant: increases the damage of Partner Specials.
3-star threehopes Sol Restores HP proportional to the unit’s Lck each time an enemy commander is defeated.

Wyvern Lord

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Helm Splitter Smash the foes ahead with a powerful overhead strike.
2-star threehopes Str +10 Increases Str by 10.
3-star threehopes Nullify Flying Effect Nullifies effectiveness against flying units.

Mortal Savant

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Haze Slice Strike a wide area ahead with a series of slashes.
2-star threehopes Spd +10 Increases Spd by 10
3-star threehopes Dual Onslaught Factors Mag into physical attacks and Str into magical attacks when calculating damage.

Trickster

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Pass Makes it easier to perform Perfect Guards.
1-star threehopes Magic Blade Strike the surrounding area with magical blades. Deals damage based on Mag.
2-star threehopes Dex +10 Increases Dex by 10.
3-star threehopes Burst of Resolve Restores the Awakening Gauge with each critical hit.

Great Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Armored Cavalry’s Ploy Increases the attack range of Great Knight class actions.
1-star threehopes Armored Strike Hit foes hard with a single, powerful axe blow. Damage dealt will increase with Def.
2-star threehopes Def +10 Increases Def by 10.
3-star threehopes Nullify Armored Effect Nullifies effectiveness against armored units.

Bow Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Waning Shot Attack a wide forward area with three consecutive shots that temporarily reduce enemy Str.
2-star threehopes Bow Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a bow.
2-star threehopes Deadeye Perform a long-distance attack that yields critical hits.
3-star threehopes Battle Instincts Increases the fill rate of both the Warrior and Awakening Gauges until one of them is completely full.
3-star (innate) Icon Sharpshooter Causes critical hits to instantly defeat non-commander units.

Dark Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Dark Lance Send dark hexes flying at foes. Damage dealt will increase with Mag.
2-star threehopes Max HP +1500 Increases max HP by 1500.
2-star threehopes Titanic Might Temporarily increase Str.
3-star threehopes Driven Spirit Increases the Warrior Gauge fill rate while Awakened.

Holy Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Lightstrike Absorb a portion of inflicted damage as HP. Damage dealt will increase with Mag.
2-star threehopes Adjutant’s Benefit When this unit is the active unit: if this unit would gain any experience, their adjutant gains it instead.
2-star threehopes Shatter Slash Perform a series of lance strikes that temporarily reduce enemy Def.
3-star threehopes Shining Guardian Reduces the damage allies sustain when inside the same allied stronghold as the unit.

Gremory

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Bowbreaker Effective against enemies equipped with bows.
1-star threehopes Fortify Advanced light magic. Greatly heals allies across a wide area.
2-star threehopes Reason Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a tome.
3-star threehopes Light Assist When this unit is an adjutant: adds a light element to the active unit’s strong attacks.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    Hack-n-slash, RPG
  • Guide Release
    19 June 2022
  • Last Updated
    6 July 2022
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