What Does Weight Do? | Fire Emblem: Three Houses (FE3H)

This is a guide to weight, one of the ambiguous mechanics of Fire Emblem Three Houses (FE3H). We will explain how weight works and how it affects your units, as well as how you can properly manage your units and equip them to maximize their potential.

What Does Weight Do?

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Equipping an armor with 3 weight reduces the unit's Attack Speed and Evasion by 3 as well. This proves the theory that 1 weight = 1 Evasion and Attack Speed.

Reduces Unit Attack Speed

Weight reduces the amount of Attack Speed your unit has. Attack Speed is a variable that determines which unit gets to Attack twice in a single round of combat. But some variables are taken into consideration when finalizing the unit's attack speed. For more information about the Attack Speed Formula, see the link below.

The Attack Speed Formula

Reduces Unit's Evasion

Armor usually provides protection. But armor also provides weight, which in turn, reduces a unit's Evasion. It is wise to not encumber high Evasion units like assassins with weighty equipment, to maximize their avoid stat. Weight reduces evasion at a rate of 1 weight = - 1 Avoid.

How to Reduce Weight

Use Weight Reducing Abilities

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Learning Heavy armor classes often provides weight reduction abilities. These are extremely useful to learn for Speedy units, and it is often worth it to invest some time in them learning a heavy armor class.

Equip Heavy Armor Classes

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Heavy armor classes have low Speed, but in return, a high defense stat. They also come with a natural weight reduction ability in their class to avoid getting double Attacked by enemies.

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