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Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC ‘Cindered Shadows’ launches February 13

I don't like dlc that isn't integrated into the main game so I think I will end up skipping after all unless the reviews are off the charts.


Dark Pegesus seems OP

A mage knight riding a jet black pegasus. A female-only class.

With their class skill “Magic Conversion”, taking magic damage during Enemy Phase will give them +3 to all stats for the next Player Phase. Their strengths shine in maps with many mages.

However, be aware of archers, as it is a flying class!


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I’m looking forward mess around with new classes, I still have one more route in main story, it's going to be fun to use the new characters and new classes on that route.


Finally a magic class that can use gauntlets.

They’re powerful warriors who can use axes and gauntlets, as well as white magic. They can use an exclusive Battle Art that allows them to hit enemies from a distance (range: 1-2). It’s actually a magic attack, and its power varies depending on the level of the Faith skill. But be careful: even if it uses magic, it still takes a fair chunk of the durability of your weapon! And since they can wield white magic, War Monks / War Clerics can also use a little bit of recovery magic.


Info on the DLC and other things, but most importantly TEA TIME WITH RHEA!

About the DLC:

  • Cindered Shadows is fairly difficult.
  • The developers guess it’ll take about 8-10 hours to clear on Normal; since it’s trickier than the main game, you can’t blast through it as easily.
  • You’ll unlock more and more stuff in the main game as you proceed through CS.
Free updates planned:

  • A free update will let you have tea time with Rhea.
  • Byleth will be able to wear dancer clothes, but not become a dancer themselves.
  • You’ll be able to change costumes from the free day menu, as well as change everyone’s costumes at once.
Other tidbits:

  • Reiterating that no golden route is planned, and they were actively against it since it would become the “right path” in fan’s minds. (Well, one of the interviewees liked the idea, but it really was never planned. Too much like Fates!)
  • Maddening was really hard for them to balance, so they were happy with the release timing of it – letting people dig in once they’d familiarized themselves with the game.
  • They expect Intelligent Systems to put out a full OST at some point.


Cindered Shadows is now available.

Alongside today’s new Cindered Shadows DLC, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has received its latest update. Nintendo is now distributing version 1.2.0 .
Below are the full patch notes:

  • New and Updated Features
    • You can now select the Dancer Ensemble costume for the protagonist in Unit Appearance.
    • You can now change your unit’s appearance from the activity-selection screen on days off and mission days, in addition to changing within your Personal Quarters while exploring.
      • Access Unit Appearance by pressing the L Button on the activity-selection screen.
    • You can now change the appearance of all characters simultaneously in Unit Appearance.
      • Do so by selecting Everyone at the bottom of the character list in Unit Appearance.
    • Added a new support partner for Bernadetta in the Crimson Flower chapter.
    • You can now deliver Lost Items to Rhea. In addition, you can now invite Rhea to Tea Parties.
      • Tea Parties with Rhea can be unlocked by accepting the additional quest Esteemed Company from Rhea.
      • The additional quest will become available from Ep. 5, Tower of Black Winds, onward as long as Tea Parties have been unlocked. It is also necessary to complete the Lost Item quest: Lost? Found!
    • Ally costumes have been set to display as “War” in Hunting by Daybreak regardless of In Battle settings.
  • New and Updated Features for Expansion Pass
    • Added Side Story (Cindered Shadows) from the Expansion Pass.
      • Begin by selecting Side Story on the title screen, regardless of your main story progress.There are two difficulty levels: Normal and Hard (there is no Maddening mode).
        Save data for the Side Story is separate from the main game. There are three save files. (Autosave is also separate from the main game.)
        To continue where you left off, select Continue from the title screen, and then press either the ZL Button or the ZR Button to switch between the main game and side-story save files.
    • Added the following content to the main game as you progress through the Side Story:
      • A new explorable area in the monasterySpeak to the Shifty Merchant near your Personal Quarters.
      • Recruit new characters in the monasteryThey can only be recruited during Part I.
      • Added new quests, activities, classes, paralogues related to the new characters, new support conversations, etc.
      • New costume available for Anna called Tricky Merchant from the Expansion Pass
    • Added feature that displays breed names for the dogs and cats you can feed around the monastery as part of the Expansion Pass.
    • Added a new online statistic, This Month’s Sauna Enthusiasts, for participants of the Sauna activity from the Expansion Pass, which can be viewed on the calendar or the loading screen when playing online. Only those who have purchased the Expansion Pass can view these statistics.
      • Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and a Nintendo Account.
  • General
    • Fixed a bug regarding an incorrect number of years for the rebellion of the Imperial House Hrym in one of Lysithea’s conversations.
    • Fixed the bug causing the effects of the Nuvelle Chamberlain Co.’s gambits Battleground Café and Evasive Partner (from the Expansion Pass) to not end after one turn as the gambit explanation text specifies.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes caused the game to turn to a black screen after skipping the item acquisition dialogue during battle.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes incorrectly displayed damage for critical hits with the Enlightened One class.
    • Fixed the bug that prevented battalions from displaying in the correct order when sorted by endurance in the unit list.
    • Fixed the bug causing the order of combat arts in the combat forecast to differ from that of the status screen.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes prevented reinforcements from appearing correctly after using Divine Pulse in Maddening difficulty.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes displayed “Learned the Magic []” when Faith was increased regardless of whether or not any magic was learned.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes displayed the text from Shifty Merchant during certification exams.
    • Unified graphics used for the enemy character Myson.
    • Fixed the bug that hindered the monastery owls’ ability to fly starting in Ver.1.1.0.
    • Fixed incorrect information in some epilogues.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes listed the same track name multiple times in the Music Library.
    • Fixed the bug that sometimes displayed female Byleth’s name as male Byleth in the Support Conversation viewer.
    • Fixed some character model appearances.
    • The gameplay has been improved by addressing a few additional bugs.
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