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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

List of Arval's Abilities and Arts

By
Vincent Lau

This page lists all of Arval’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 Duality Lv 1 Imbue attacks with either light or dark. Press Joy-Con-ZR to switch between the two and trigger an additional attack.
threehopes Duality Lv 2 Imbue attacks with either light or dark. Press Joy-Con-ZR to switch between the two and trigger an additional powerful attack.
threehopes Duality Lv 3 Imbue attacks with either light or dark. Press Joy-Con-ZR to switch between the two and trigger an additional devastating attack.

Support Ability

Icon Ability Description
threehopes Agarthan Arcana Lv 1 When hit by enemy attacks: inflicts a small amount of proportional damage to surrounding foes.
threehopes Agarthan Arcana Lv 2 When hit by enemy attacks: inflicts a moderate amount of proportional damage to surrounding foes.
threehopes Agarthan Arcana Lv 3 When hit by enemy attacks: inflicts a large amount of proportional damage to surrounding foes.

Tactical Ability

Icon Ability Description
threehopes Vigilant Gaze Lv 1 When ordered to defend: increases damage dealt to enemies by 30%.
threehopes Vigilant Gaze Lv 2 When ordered to defend: increases damage dealt to enemies by 40%.
threehopes Vigilant Gaze Lv 3 When ordered to defend: increases damage dealt to 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 Reason twice will give you Reason Lv 2. Learning a third one will bump it to Reason 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 Flash Strike Unleash a single, powerful slash.

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 Spirited Seize Slightly restores the Warrior Gauge upon seizing a stronghold.
2-star threehopes Axe Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with an axe.
3-star threehopes Smash Pummel a wide area ahead. Often yields critical hits.

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 Heal Grants the unit Heal, 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 Wisdom Increases damage dealt by Mercenary, Swordmaster, and Mortal Savant class actions in proportion to Spd.

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 Shadowblade Lash at foes with a dark magic-based sword attack. Deals damage based on Mag.

Armored Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Defensive Tactics Reduces damage to battalion endurance by 30%.
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 Frozen Lance Launch columns of ice at foes. Damage dealt will increase with Mag.
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 Tracking Shot Send a series of arrows toward the locked-on target.
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 One Heart One Mind When this unit is an adjutant: greatly increases elemental effects of Adjutant Follow-Ups.
3-star threehopes Point-Blank Volley Attack a wide forward area with three consecutive shots.

Brawler

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Brawler’s Ploy Grants the class actions of Brawlers, Grapplers, and War Masters a chance to produce the Stun Gauge.
1-star threehopes Battle Trance Temporarily make it easier to fill the Warrior and Awakening Gauges.
2-star threehopes Brawling Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with gauntlets.
2-star threehopes Bombard Pummel the enemy with both fists. Often yields critical hits.
3-star threehopes Underdog Increases damage dealt to an enemy in proportion to how much higher the enemy’s level is.

Mage

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Mag +2 Increases Mag by 2.
1-star threehopes Luna Λ Intermediate dark magic. Ignores enemy Res.
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 Miracle Allows the unit to survive a single blow that would otherwise reduce HP to zero.
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 Wisdom Increases damage dealt by Priest and Bishop class actions in proportion to Lck.

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 Despoil Awards gold for defeating enemies.
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 Anchor Sometimes automatically guards against enemy attacks that would otherwise knock the unit back.
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 Crush Smash the ground and generate pillars of ice.

Warrior

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Heavy Hitter Gives strong attacks a low chance to produce the Stun Gauge.
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 Thunderbolt Fire a barrage of electrified 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.

Grappler

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Mystic Blow Temporarily deal damage based on Mag.
2-star threehopes Brawling Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with gauntlets.
2-star threehopes Frozen Fist Charge forward with fists of ice. Deals damage based on Mag.
3-star threehopes Rejuvenation Restores HP every 800 hits.
3-star threehopes Fierce Iron Fist Strike down at foes from midair. Damage dealt will increase with Spd.

Warlock

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Boost Critical Increases critical hit rate.
1-star threehopes Banshee Θ Intermediate dark 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 Death Γ Intermediate dark magic. Has a chance to instantly defeat non-commander units.

Dark Mage

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Essence of Darkness Causes dark-based combat arts, magic, strong attacks, and class actions to instead produce a more powerful version of that attack.
2-star threehopes Dark Mage’s Ploy Extends the time enemies are paralyzed by Dark Mage and Dark Bishop class actions.
3-star threehopes Apex Tome Increases critical hit damage when equipped with a tome.

Bishop

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Res +5 Increases Res by 5.
2-star threehopes Faith Increases the recovery amount of healing magic.
3-star threehopes Renewal Restores a slight amount of HP at regular intervals.

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 Item Expertise Increases the potency of recovery items by 50%.
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 Undaunted Greatly increases damage dealt to enemies, but prevents the unit from guarding.
3-star threehopes Defiant Crit When HP is at 25% or below: drastically increases damage dealt by critical rushes.
3-star (innate) Icon Domineer Increases damage dealt to enemies on foot.

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 Serene Stance Prevents hits from bows and tomes from knocking back the unit mid-attack.

Trickster

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Pass Makes it easier to perform Perfect Guards.
1-star threehopes Electric Grounder Strike with a trio of lightning-charged slashes. Deals damage based on Mag.
2-star threehopes Dex +10 Increases Dex by 10.
3-star threehopes Patience Hitting an enemy while they are readying an attack greatly increases damage to the Stun Gauge.

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 Knucklebreaker Taking a hit while guarding causes the enemy to incur damage proportional to the unit’s Def. The enemy’s Str is also temporarily reduced by 10.
3-star threehopes Stalwart Stance Prevents hits from swords, lances, axes, and gauntlets from knocking back the unit mid-attack.

Bow Knight

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Ward Arrow Attack enemies launched into the air with three consecutive shots that temporarily reduce their Mag.
2-star threehopes Bow Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a bow.
2-star threehopes Precision Volley Perform a long-distance attack that hits multiple times. Deals damage based on Dex.
3-star threehopes Defiant Spd When HP is at 25% or below: increases Spd by 20.

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 Specials Master Defeating 30 or more enemies with a single Warrior Special temporarily increases critical hit rate.

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 United Front Increases damage dealt to enemies in proportion to the number of allied commanders nearby.
2-star threehopes Airshaker Perform a powerful thrust that produces a shockwave.
3-star threehopes Defiant Res When HP is at 25% or below: increases Res by 20.

War Master

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Flamewhorl Kick Generate a fiery cyclone in front of the unit that launches enemies into the air.
2-star threehopes Brawling Prowess Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with gauntlets.
2-star threehopes Mighty Blow Channel force into a perfectly executed punch.
3-star threehopes Quick Riposte When HP is at 50% or below: forces enemies to sustain damage proportional to the damage they inflict.

Gremory

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Bowbreaker Effective against enemies equipped with bows.
2-star threehopes Pact Greatly increases the Warrior Gauge fill rate, but also increases the damage the unit sustains.
2-star threehopes Dark Spikes Τ Advanced dark magic.
3-star threehopes Magic Attack Range+ Extends the range of long-distance tome attacks.

Dark Bishop

Rank Icon Ability/Art Description
1-star threehopes Mag +10 Increases Mag by 10.
1-star threehopes Hades Ω Advanced dark magic. Calls on the morbid might of the underworld.
2-star threehopes Reason Increases damage dealt to enemies when equipped with a tome.
3-star threehopes Absorb Magic Grants a minor boost to Mag each time an enemy commander is defeated. The boosts last throughout the battle.

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Guide Information

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