How to Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The best way to make use of the Auto Battle feature in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you’ll take part in epic battles with the ability to strategize and control your units in a variety of ways. If you’re unfamiliar with the Fire Emblem series, or are simply having a hard time completing a particular battle, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the game’s Auto Battle feature. Confused? Below, we’ve put together a guide explaining how to use Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses!

How to Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

How to Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
To use Auto Battle, you'll need to select a square of Neutral Terrain to open your menu. Select Auto Battle, then choose between four Auto Battle strategies in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. 
© Koei Tecmo

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a lot more forgiving to newcomers thanks to features like Auto Battle. Rather than manually move each character on the battlefield, you can use Auto Battle and have the computer move all of your characters for a single turn. There’s a few different ways to take advantage of Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

First, because Auto Battle is used on a turn-by-turn basis, you can use Auto Battle selectively to do things like help you get into position, or retreat and regroup. Although, if you’re playing on Casual at a Normal difficulty level, you can feasibly use Auto Battle every turn during battle to help lead you to victory. That said, the computer isn’t flawless so don’t expect it to win every single match for you.

After selecting a square of Neutral Terrain, select Auto Battle to review the four different strategies available.
After selecting a square of Neutral Terrain in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, select Auto Battle to review the four different strategies available.
© Koei Tecmo

To use Auto Battle for a turn, you’ll want to hover over an empty square on the battlefield and select by tapping “A” to bring up the battle menu. In the menu, scroll down and select the Auto Battle option. Next, you’ll need to choose between four different strategy options which we’ve broken down below.

  • Charge: Units will attack the enemy without relenting.
  • Focus: Units will focus on their individual strengths in approaching the enemy.
  • Fall Back: Units will distance themselves from the enemy and wait.
  • Unite: All units will gather around their leader.
There are four different Auto Battle strategies in Fire Emblem: Three Houses including Charge, Focus, Fall Back, and Unite.
There are four different Auto Battle strategies in Fire Emblem: Three Houses including Charge, Focus, Fall Back, and Unite.
© Koei Tecmo

Once you’ve selected from the Auto Battle options above, the computer will proceed to move your characters as needed without you having to do anything. If you made a mistake, you can press the “ZL” button to cancel Auto Battle at any time. If you want to Auto Battle your next turn, you’ll need to repeat the steps above.

Again, we don’t recommend using Auto Battle religiously in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, though it can be a useful tool for things like quickly moving all of your characters in and out of position.

Now that you know how to use Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, be sure to read through some of our other guides including how to repair weapons in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, how to quit and load in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and what Weight does in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

Back To Top