Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes controls guide

Conquer Fodlan again with the full Nintendo Switch controls for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

For those making the jump from Three Houses, the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes controls can be pretty confusing. There are a lot of inputs and combinations to remember while out on the battlefield, so we’ve rounded up the key Nintendo Switch controls for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes below, along with the combos and other functions you’ll need to remember mid-fight.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes controls guide

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes controls guide nintendo switch
 
© Koei Tecmo

Action

Input

Move (hold to dash)

Left Analog Stick

Adjust Camera

Right Analog Stick

Interact

A

Dodge

B

Regular Attack

Y

Strong Attack

X

Unique Attack

Zr

Guard/Reset Camera

Zl

Critical Rush (when enemy Stun Gauge is broken)

X

Warrior Special (when Warrior Gauge is full) / Partner Special with Adjutant

A

Lock on

Click In Right Stick

Adjust Minimap Zoom

Click In Left Stick

Quick Menu 1

Hold R

  • Combat Art/Magic 1
  • R + Y
  • Combat Art/Magic 2
  • R + X
  • Vulnerary
  • R + B
  • Activate/Cancel Awaken mode
  • R + A

Quick Menu 2

Hold L

  • Assign/Release Adjutant
  • L+ Y
  • Swap to Assigned Adjustant
  • L + A
  • Show Unit Details/Attacks
  • L + X

D-Pad Up / Down

Cycle Units

D-Pad Right

Switch/Execute Strategy

D-Pad Left

Show Tutorial

Open Map

+ Button

  • (on map screen) Select Unit/Issue Orders 
  • A

Pause/Menu

- Button

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes combos

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes combos and controls
 
© Koei Tecmo

You can change up which attacks you unleash by performing different combos as you attack enemies. The inputs for these are very simple, just requiring you to start with standard attacks (Y) before unleashing a strong attack (X). Each character has different attacks for each combo, making it worth testing them all to find the most powerful. Here are all the Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes combos:

  • Y
  • X
  • Zr (if character has a unique ability)
  • Y, X
  • Y, Y, X
  • Y, Y, Y, X
  • Y, Y, Y, Y

Those are the full Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes controls for Nintendo Switch. You can reassign all button inputs from the game’s Settings -> Button Settings menu. Stick this guide up when you head into a mission and you won’t fumble your inputs for adjutants or vulneraries during a tense fight! We had a dedicated guide to adjutants here in case you want more explanation as to what they do.

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