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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes: How To Recruit Bernadetta

"Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes" hit shelves on June 24th, but gamers everywhere are discovering it's not a typical "Fire Emblem" title. Instead, "Fire Emblem: Three Hopes," like 2019's "Fire Emblem: Three Houses," forgoes the turn-based gameplay, instead borrowing the hack and slash combat from the "Warriors" series. Although ambitious, critics and players agree that "Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes" is a good time, offering up exciting combat and over 100 hours of gameplay. Of course, as "Fire Emblem" fans have come to expect, one of the most time-consuming and rewarding things players can do in "Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes" is recruit characters.

In "Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes," players take control of multiple characters from their selected house on their quest for victory, but players can also recruit many different characters from other houses to their party. Some are complicated to pursue, like in the case of Byleth. In contrast, some are relatively simple, like Bernadetta.

Bernadetta is a talented archer with three unique abilities. First, she has Personal Space, which creates a zone of ice that increases critical hit chance. Persecution Complex, a passive that has a chance to grant a damage increase to the player when they are attacked. Finally, Master of Concealment increases damage dealt to enemies by 30%. Bernadetta's abilities and proficiency with ranged weapons make her a great addition to any team. Below is a detailed guide on how to recruit Bernadetta in "Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes."

Players must recruit her in Chapter 6

Bernadetta will be a member of the Black Eagles in every path at the start of the game. This means Bernadetta will be unlocked automatically for anyone on the Scarlet Blaze path at the start of Chapter 3 (via Insomnia). Players on the other two paths must recruit her during Chapter 6 to get her into their party. It's also worth noting players must have a high bow skill and strength stat for the recruitment attempt to succeed.

For the Azure Gleam path, players will come across Bernadetta during the Chapter 6 mission: Conspiracy in the Air. After seizing every central stronghold in the area, players will be tasked with defeating Bernadetta. However, players can instead initiate the Persuade Strategy on Bernadetta to get her to join their party. This ability will cost 10 Strategy Points, so players should prepare accordingly.

For the Golden Wildfire path, players will encounter Bernadetta during the Chapter 6 mission: Leader's Stratagem. After chasing out the Imperial Army and preventing Ferdinand's retreat, the player's next mission will be to defeat the sniper Bernadetta. Like on the Azure Gleam path, players must not kill Bernadetta but instead recruit her to their party at the cost of 10 Strategy Points. If successful, Bernadetta will abandon the Black Eagles and become a member of the player's party.