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How to increase Weapon Level in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Every weapon has a Weapon Level requirement in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.
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Every character in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes have Weapon Levels. A Weapon Level determines if a character can use stronger weapons, and every weapon in the game has a level associated with it. If a character does not meet the requirements for a Weapon Level, they will be unable to use it in combat. In this guide, we’re going to cover how to increase Weapon Levels in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

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How to upgrade Weapon Levels

A character’s Weapon Level is associated with their class. When a character unlocks a class and can actively use it, they will gain the Weapon Level to qualify for it. Should they change classes to something that does not use that weapon, they will still have access to that Weapon Class. It does not go down. For example, we made our main character a Swordmaster, which gives them access to a B rank in swords. We then swapped out to the Soldier class, one of the beginning classes you receive in the game. They still retained their rank B rank in swords.

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Many classes share the same weapon types, such as Mercenary and Thief, using swords or Brigands and Armored Knights using Axes. You may want to swap out classes used by a character with the same weapon types or try to find classes that boost a preferred stat for a character, like Strength or Dexterity. You can preview these choices before unlocking a class for a character.

As you progress through the Three Hopes campaign, you will receive stronger weapons with higher Weapon Level requirements. We recommend ensuring your characters master and achieve the next class above their current one, unlocking more abilities and learning how to wield these powerful weapons.


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