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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Difficulty Settings Explained – Which One Should You Choose?

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Difficulty Settings Explained

The difficulty settings in the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Nintendo Switch is a little different from the previous installments. There are some things you should understand and decide before choosing your desired difficulty which are explained in this FE: Three Houses guide.

Even before you’re asked to choose a House, you’ll be needed to choose a difficulty and your preferred playing mode. It’s better that you make an informed decision since you can’t change your difficulty settings after locking them in. Let’s talk about different difficulty settings, playing modes, and the differences you should be aware of.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Difficulty Settings

In FE: Three Houses, there are two difficulty choices to choose from i.e. Normal and Hard. In addition to that, there are two playing modes which are Classic and Casual. There isn’t a whole lot of differences between them but choosing the wrong one can leave you frustrated and may even force you to replay the entire thing.

Difficulty Settings Explained
As you can see, there’s hardly anything that we don’t see in Hard Mode offered by other RPGs out there. If you think you can handle the grind and want to experience a more brutal challenge, go with the Hard, otherwise, stick to Normal.

Normal Hard
Combat System Enemies won’t hit as hard and often. It requires you to strategize your battles in a more elaborate manner because the enemies will attack often and deal more damage.
Weekly Battles You aren’t required to pay to enter Weekly Battles and will progress through the Story Mode quickly. You’re required to pay to enter Weekly Battles which are hard to complete.
XP You’ll get more XP for activities and will level up fast. Leveling up is tough and you won’t get through the story quicker.

Playing Mode Explained
Once you’ve made your choice about whether you want to play on Normal or Hard, you’ll be required to choose your preferred Playing Mode.

Casual Classic
Allies You’ll be able to reuse your fallen ally. If a character from your house falls, you won’t be able to reuse the character again during your playthrough.
Time Rewind Available only once per hour. Available only once per hour.

Once again, there aren’t many differences between the two Playing Modes but if you’re looking to romance someone later in the game, you should keep this thing in mind, especially when playing Classic Mode. Alternatively, you should consider manually saving your game now and then.

Lastly, as mentioned earlier, you can’t change your difficulty settings and playing settings after you’ve locked them in so be sure to spend a minute or two thinking about them.

This is pretty much all we’ve in our Fire Emblem: Three Houses Difficulty Settings Guide. If we missed something, do us a favor and let us know in the comments section below!

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