Fire Emblem: Three Houses Black Eagles Guide – All Characters, Abilities, Romance Options

Black Eagle House is part of The Adrestian Empire located in the south of the continent. The group of nobles and magic users is led by Edelgard, heir to the country’s throne. Wondering if you should pick the Black Eagles as your main house? Or maybe you just want to know all of its characters abilities to see if you want to recruit them? Our Fire Emblem Three Houses Black Eagles guide will let you know!

About The Black Eagles

If Fire Emblem were Harry Potter, then the Black Eagles would be Slytherin. Except for the magical racist part. They are magic, though. Members of this house tend to excel in that particular area. They’re also led by Edelgard — future empress of Adrestria. Dark emperors and empresses in Fire Emblem are usually pretty one-note, but Edelgard is actually pretty nice (if determined). It’s the rest of her crew that go full goth, but in a lovable dweeby kinda way.

As previously mentioned, the Black Eagles come with a lot of magic users. That comes with everything you’d expect: high versatility but incredibly low health. These kids need to get out in the sun more… Unlike previous Fire Emblem games, though, magic is basically split into two categories. Reason is dark and combative magic; Faith is for healing and buffing. Despite their moody looks, the Black Eagles’ skill with magic also makes them prime healers.

Picking on alliance over another won’t lock you out of certain unit type, however! The Golden Deer, Black Eagles, and Blue Lions all have access to pretty much everything in the game. You can also switch various characters to other unit types. Many Three Houses characters don’t even start out as their very best class! Not to mention you can recruit units from the other houses — eventually. You should experiment.

Fire Emblem Three Houses Which House

Main Characters

Edelgar (Lead)

Edelgard is heir to the throne of the Adrestian Empire and house leader of the Black Eagles. She has a dignified, high-minded, solemn air about her, and she coolly evaluates her surroundings and those around her before she acts.

  • Ability: Increases all experienced gained by 1.2%.
  • Strengths: Swords, Axes, Knights
  • Weaknesses: Bows & Spells
  • Romance: Male and Female Byleth (Black Eagles Only)


Known as the “Brains of the Black Eagles,” Hubert is the heir to House Vestra and has served Edelgard since childhood. He is willing to use any means necessary to eliminate obstacles from her path.

  • Ability: Has +5 Might with Gambits.
  • Strengths: Bows & Spells
  • Weaknesses: Bows & spells
  • Romance: Female Byleth


Ferdinand is very proud of his noble family. He strives to be the best at everything and is ultra competitive, even with Edelgard.

  • Ability: +15 Avoid when at full health.
  • Strengths: Swords, Spears, Axes, Knights
  • Weaknesses: None
  • Romance: Female Byleth


The only daughter of Count Varley, Bernadetta is very shy. She’d rather stay quietly in her dorm room than venture out and about. It may be a challenge to bring her out of her shell.

  • Ability: +5 Attack when not at full health.
  • Strengths: Spears & Bows
  • Weaknesses: Swords, Axes, Unarmed, Knights
  • Romance: Male Byleth


Dorothea is a songstress from one of the opera companies within the empire.

  • Ability: Adjacent allies recover 10% of their max health at the start of every turn.
  • Strengths: Swords & Spells
  • Weaknesses: Spells, Knights, Flying
  • Romance: Male and Female Byleth


Caspar is not a noble and that makes him an exception within the Black Eagles.

  • Ability: Debuffs adjacent enemies with -10 Avoid.
  • Strengths: Axes & Unarmed
  • Weaknesses: Bows & Spells
  • Romance: Female Byleth


Petra is smart, studious, and a princess of a vassal state of the empire.

  • Ability: +20 to critical hit chance when her health is lower than 50%.
  • Strengths: Swords, Axes, Bows, Flying
  • Weaknesses: Spells
  • Romance: Male Byleth


Linhardt is big on naps and likes to stay away from a feeling of duty and politics. He’s a very talented magic user.

  • Ability: Can recover 10% of his maximum health if he does nothing on his turn.
  • Strengths: Spells
  • Weaknesses: Axes & Unarmed
  • Romance: Female Byleth

Still not sure if you want to choose this house? We have a guide dedicated to helping you choose!