Picking between one of the three Houses in Fire Emblem: Three Houses is no easy feat. Each House has its own latent specialty, and while re-classing is something you can take advantage of frequently in the game, it can still be a bit of a pain. Luckily for you, picking one House doesn't gatekeep you from acquiring students of other Houses later on; you can recruit students from all the Houses if your reputation with them is high enough. Our Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles guide will tell you exactly what Edelgard's squad loves and hates so you can start the process of poaching them from her. 

 

Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles Guide - Student Likes

Edelgard's House has plenty of quirky students, and figuring out their likes may not be as easy as just chatting to them when you've got the run of the monastery. However, if you want to be able to call yourself the connoisseur of gifts then you're going to have to start learning what the Black Eagles have a fondness for. How else will you ever get them on your side?

Bernadetta: Reading, music, drawing, embroidery, unusual creatures, solitude, stuffed animals

Caspar: Training, defeating evil, fighting

Dorothea: Singing, music, acting, decorative ornaments, accessories, small animals

Edelgard: Debating historical viewpoints and strategies, nature, talented individuals, beautiful scenery

Ferdinand: Tea, justice, being noble, heights, horseback riding

Hubert: Coffee, intelligence, irony, useful people

Linhardt: Midday naps, sleeping in, freedom, sweets, fishing, reading

Petra: Sunshine, her homeland, family, swimming in the ocean, climbing trees

 

Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles Guide - Student Dislikes

Conversely, knowing what your students are likely to respond poorly to will help you avoid any reputation gaffes. Think you've just about convinced Ferdinand to make the jump to your team? Then you're really going to want to make sure that you don't mess that up by putting your foot in it, whether it's during tea time or idle chatter. Check out our list of dislikes for what to avoid in a pinch.

Bernadetta: Talking to people, overbearing fathers, imposing figures

Caspar: Injustice, the rain, wasting time, liars

Dorothea: Herself, arrogant nobles

Edelgard: Crests, rats, chains, swimming, outdated values, losing control

Ferdinand: Nobles who aren't noble, slothfulness

Hubert: Gambling, nostalgia, laziness, heights, the Church of Seiros, those who bother Edelgard

Linhardt: Blood, duty, self-improvement, ghosts, politics, fighting

Petra: Idleness, discrimination, mathematics

 

Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles Guide - Student Interests

Aside from giving the Black Eagles gifts, you can also return any of the various Lost Items that they've scattered around your base. Returning these items to their rightful owners can result in some pretty impressive reputation boosts, so make sure that you're keeping an eye out as to what types of items could plausibly belong to which students. Need a hand? We've got you covered. 

Bernadetta: Writing and illustrating novels, 

Caspar: Early morning and quick breakfasts, training

Dorothea: Singing, a little bit of everything

Edelgard: Solitary exploration, reading

Ferdinand: Collecting armor, being noble

Hubert: Researching strategy and tactics, protecting Edelgard

Linhardt: Crest research, sleeping

Petra: Studying, hunting, hide tanning

Now that you've checked out our Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles guide, it's time to put all that knowledge to good use by tempting some of those students to join your team. Whether you're picking for personality or traits, you've got all the information you need to make an informed choice. Wanting to know more about the Blue Lions students and how to recruit them? We've got a guide for that too.