Since its announcement, Fire Emblem Three Houses has seen a couple of disappointing delays, but the game has finally been released on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re wondering how the support system works in Fire Emblem Three Houses, here’s everything you need to know.
Support System Explained in Fire Emblem Three Houses
What’s the Point of the Support System?
If you like character development and watching your party members interact with each other, you’ll definitely want to spend time building bonds between each of your units.
Just like in past games, Fire Emblem Three Houses features a support system where you can accrue support points between characters and unlock support conversations.
Paired units have support ranks that go up to A, though some only go to B. If units can hit that A-rank, they can get married at the end of the game.
How to Marry Characters
As mentioned previously, when two units hit A-rank with each other, they’ll get married at the end of the game, and you’ll get a text blurb detailing how they spent the rest of their lives.
If, however, a unit has A-ranks with multiple characters, the game will calculate which unit it has the most support points with, and marry those characters together instead.
So if you want two particular characters to get together, be cautious and keep track of how many A-ranks they have.
It’s also worth noting that not all characters have support conversations with each other. For instance, all students within the same house have support pairings with each other, but inter-house relations are much more limited.
How to View Support Conversations
In Fire Emblem Three Houses, support conversations between units can be viewed via the Supports option from the pause menu. Just hit the X button to bring up the menu, choose Supports, and choose the conversations you want to view.
However, for Byleth, support conversations can only be viewed when the game prompts you in the middle of the week, or by exploring the Monastery on free days.
When in the Monastery, check the map for the blue speech bubble icons, and head to that location to trigger the start of your support conversation.
Be warned that it is possible to miss conversations for Byleth, so make sure to check your map religiously so that you won’t accidentally skip over them.
How to Increase Support Points
Increasing support points in Fire Emblem Three Houses works pretty much the same way it did in previous entries. We’ve listed all the ways down below:
- Making units fight together on adjacent tiles
- Setting Adjutants
- Returning lost items to the right person
- Giving gifts
- Doing weekly Group Tasks together
- Individual coaching in weekly lessons
- Faculty Training sessions
That’s all you need to know about how the support system works in Fire Emblem Three Houses. Be sure to search for Twinfinite or check our Fire Emblem Three Houses guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.
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