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“Be he Almyran or no, any young man with compassion and good conduct is worthy of respect. Character is what really matters, not the place of one's birth.”
—Holst talking about Cyril in a letter

Holst is a character mentioned in Fire Emblem: Three Houses before appearing in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes as a route-locked playable character in Golden Wildfire. He is a duke of the Leicester Alliance, the head of House Goneril, and the older brother of Hilda.

Profile[]

A former student of the Officers Academy, Holst was credited for securing victory for the Golden Deer at the Battle of the Eagle and Lion during his academic year. He also befriended Balthus von Albrecht in these years, a friendship that would last for many years, even after Balthus left his house to become a wandering vagabond. Their friendship is so strong that it even endures Balthus joining the Empire, as Holst still asks for his help in routing bandits at the Throat during Crimson Flower.

Holst inherited his family's title sometime before Imperial Year 1180. As the head of House Goneril, he was charged with defending the Leicester Alliance from invasions from the neighboring kingdom of Almyra and managing the fortress of Fódlan's Locket. He earned a reputation as Leicester's greatest general.

Prior to Claude being recognized as the true heir of House Riegan, many thought Holst would succeed Duke Riegan as the new leader of the Alliance.

Three Houses[]

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In 1180, Holst fell ill amidst an Almyran attack on Fódlan's Locket and Hilda was summoned to take over defense of the fortress in her brother's stead. Fortunately, his illness was merely food poisoning from eating a bad mushroom, and he was expected to make a full recovery shortly after the battle with the Almyrans ended.

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Crimson Flower[]

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After Claude's defeat and the merging Alliance and Imperial forces, Holst falls ill and sends a message to Edelgard to defend Fódlan's Locket in his stead.

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Verdant Wind[]

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In 1185, Holst made an agreement with Claude and Nader to allow the Almyran army to enter Fódlan, to assist in the capture of Fort Merceus.

Following the destruction of Shambhala and the resurrection of Nemesis, Holst led the Alliance forces in a battle to stop his violent rampage across Alliance territory. Hopelessly outmatched, Holst sustained serious injuries battling Nemesis, but bought enough time for his colleagues to retreat and send word to Claude at Garreg Mach.

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Warriors: Three Hopes[]

In 1180, Holst sends a request for reinforcements, as the Locket is under attack from the largest Almyran force seen in a century. With the arrival of the Golden Deer students and additional forces, he successfully drives back the invasion spearheaded by the Almyran Prince Shahid.

In 1182, with the Empire having invaded deep into Alliance territory, Holst arrives to assist Claude's forces in the defense of the Alliance capital Derdriu. After the Imperial attack is thwarted, Holst joins up with Claude's main force to fight in the war with the Empire and Kingdom. He has a particular interest in challenging Count Bergliez, who is said to be his equal in strength and skill in the Empire, and engages him in man-to-man combat when the Alliance counter-invades the Empire through Bergliez territory.

Personality[]

Though unseen in Three Houses, Holst is a highly respected warrior who his little sister, Hilda, describes as a perfect. He cares deeply for his younger sister and often sends letters to her at numerous times during the war, usually sending her well wishes.

Holst makes a full appearance in Three Hopes, where his courage and valor is often displayed. In particular, during Golden Wildfire, Holst earned the mutual respect of Count Bergliez, a similarly legendary warrior in Fódlan. During downtime, Holst maintains his close relationship with his old friend Balthus, even going out to drink and party with him, knowing that Balthus would need help if he got into trouble. Fighting alongside his sister also brought out his doting side on his sister and is sometimes overbearingly affectionate with her, much to Hilda's embarrassment.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes[]

Base Stats[]

Starting ClassCrest
FEW3H Swordmaster Holst IconSwordmaster-
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCha
1545892317172916151520
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
-Icon Combat Art FE16 SwordGrounder
Icon Combat Art FE16 SwordWindsweep
Thunderous RefrainGalvanic Surge Lv 1
PerceptionNatural Warrior Lv 1
ForesightTrue Champion Lv 1
Sword Crit +10 FE16Swordfaire
Axe Buster Lv 3Axe Buster Lv 3
Sword Prowess Lv 2Sword Prowess Lv 2
Sword Crit +10 FE16Mercenary's Ploy
Vantage FE16Vantage
FEW3H Staunch ShieldRebellious Spirit
FE16 Sword Weapon IconWingthresher

Gift List[]

Gift Name Type of Gift Description Rank
Smoked Meat Favorite Meat prepared in a smoker. The type of meat is unclear, but a meat lover would appreciate it.
Training Weight Favorite A weight that you can strap to your back to build muscle. Appreciated by those who enjoy weight training. ★★★
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Exotic Spices Favorite Spices from a land to the east of Almyra. Appreciated by those who enjoy traveling or cooking. ★★★★
Board Game Favorite A fun activity in which players compete using stones on a board. Appreciated by those who enjoy tactical thinking. ★★★★
Floral Adornment Dislike Flowers cut short so they can be worn decoratively. Appreciated by most ladies and those who like gardening.
Book of Crest Designs Dislike A book containing the designs of 21 identified Crests. Appreciated by those who enjoy studying Crests. ★★★★

Share a Meal List[]

Meal Name Type of Meal Description
Fried Crayfish Favorite Fried and breaded Caledonian crayfish. Looks much tastier than it actually is.
Grilled Herring Favorite Herring caught off the coast of Albinea, shredded and grilled in an earthenware pot with sliced turnips.
Cabbage and Herring Stew Favorite Cabbage and Albinean herring stewed whole. The fish guts lend this hearty dish a superbly bitter kick.
Derdriu-Style Fried Pheasant Favorite Pheasant meat is pounded flat and fried. Can be served as a sort of sandwich, with cheese between two strips of meat.
Grilled Beast Meat
(Beast Meat Teppanyaki in Three Houses)
Favorite A dish that tastes like the wilderness. Thick slices of meat covered with Noa fruit and grilled on a hotplate.
Garreg Mach Meat Pie Favorite A crispy-brown pie packed with tomatoes, cheese, and tender chunks of meat.
Pickled Rabbit Skewers Favorite Hunks of rabbit meat are pickled in bacchus, skewered, and roasted over an open flame to create this flavorful dish.
Spicy Fish and Turnip Stew Favorite Spicy stew made with Teutates loach and turnips. The monastery's unique recipe features spices from Dagda.
Fisherman's Bounty Favorite Freshly-caught fish are cut into chunks and stewed together to make this hearty dish.
Sautéed Jerky Favorite Jerky aged in the monastery and sautéed for a delightfully salty flavor. A perfect snack to go with your favorite drink.
Daphnel Stew Favorite Minced poultry and onions boiled with salt. The simple recipe lets high-quality ingredients speak for themselves.
Sautéed Pheasant and Eggs Favorite Thin slices of bird meat and shredded cabbage, mixed with scrambled eggs and sautéed with spices. Invention of a certain noble.
Gautier Cheese Gratin Favorite A gratin of bird meat topped with heaps of Gautier cheese, which is famous for its low fat content. It has a unique flavor.
Gronder Meat Skewers Favorite Fatty hunks of Gronder fox cooked slowly on skewers. The meat is magically aged for a full flavor.
Bourgeois Pike Favorite A gourmet fish dish with Airmid pike, vegetables, and a sprinkle of expensive spices. Popular among nobles.
Country-Style Red Turnip Plate Favorite A balanced meal including red turnip and verona stew, red turnip salad, and sautéed red turnip with garlic.
Cheesy Verona Stew Favorite A rich dish consisting of verona and sautéed Teutates loach. These ingredients are boiled and served with two kinds of melted cheese.
Small Fish Skewers Dislike Made by grilling skewered Airmid gobies. With a muddy flavor and dry texture, this dish is beloved by few.

Supports[]

See also: Holst/Supports

Recruitment[]

Holst will automatically be recruited midway through the Main Quest for the fifth chapter of the Golden Wildfire route, where he is additionally automatically playable. He is only recruitable during this path.

Holst will only be playable during the Scarlet Blaze or Azure Gleam paths through the Record Keeper during a New Game+ file, as long as that file has completed Golden Wildfire data.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Hero of Leicester
Noble of the Leicester Alliance and son of House Goneril. Unmatched in combat, but still prone to doting on his sister, Hilda. Appears in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Holst Heroes spriteTitle
Hero of Leicester
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
35/38/41
8/9/10
35/38/41
9/10/11
34/37/40
7/8/9
28/31/34
5/6/7
20/23/26
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel SwordFEH Sword Sword
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Holst Heroes spriteTitle
Hero of Leicester
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16/17/18
36/39/42
9/10/11
37/41/44
10/11/12
36/39/43
7/8/9
29/32/35
5/6/7
21/24/27
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver Sword
FEH skill special Rising Light
FEH Sword Sword
✯✯✯✯✯
Holst Heroes spriteTitle
Hero of Leicester
Group
Heroes Infantry Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
39/42/45
9/10/11
39/43/46
10/11/12
38/41/45
8/9/10
32/35/38
6/7/8
23/26/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Warrior's Sword
FEH skill special Rising Light
FEH Sword Sword

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Sword---
Steel Sword---
Silver Sword-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Warrior's Sword-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialRising Light---
Blazing Light---
AFEH Atk Spd Ideal 1 Atk Spd Ideal 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Atk Spd Ideal 2 Atk Spd Ideal 2FEH Atk Spd Ideal 1 Atk Spd Ideal 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Atk Spd Ideal 3 Atk Spd Ideal 3FEH Atk Spd Ideal 2 Atk Spd Ideal 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1--
FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2FEH Atk Spd Oath 1 Atk Spd Oath 1-
FEH Atk Spd Oath 3 Atk Spd Oath 3FEH Atk Spd Oath 2 Atk Spd Oath 2FEH Star Rarity 4

Overall[]

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Base Kit[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Hero of Leicester Holst
Holst hero of leicester pop01 Holst is the heir to House Goneril, one of the most influential noble houses of Fódlan's Leicester Alliance. A wise man and a skilled warrior, he is renowned as one of the Alliance's greatest generals.
Holst hero of leicester pop02 He was tasked with the protection of Fódlan's Throat, the natural border with the neighboring nation of Almyra, where he repeatedly fended off invasions from Fódlan's rival.
Holst hero of leicester pop03 He does have one weakness, though—he has a real soft spot for his sister, Hilda, and he'll do anything for her! Living separately, he often worried about her and sent her lots of letters.
Holst hero of leicester pop04 Holst is both an outstanding warrior and a caring older brother. I hope we can get him and Hilda to join the Order of Heroes and watch them flourish alongside each other!
Closely Associated Characters
Hilda Noble of the Leicester Alliance and daughter of House Goneril. Despite lacking enthusiasm for work, she is willing to lend her aid…sometimes. Holst's younger sister.
Balthus Former noble who ran away to Abyss due to money problems. Revels in competition as Leicester's King of Grappling. Holst's friend.

Quotes[]

Warriors: Three Hopes[]

Holst/Warriors: Three Hopes Quotes

Heroes[]

Holst/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL6 N/A

CYL7 212 CYL Holst Portrait
Warriors: Three Hopes
262

Trivia[]

  • Holst shares his English voice actor, SungWon Cho, with Darros as he appears in Heroes.
  • Although he is a Swordmaster, Holst wears a modified version of Three Houses' Hero uniform. It is possible he was made a Swordmaster because Hero is unavailable in Three Hopes.

Gallery[]

See main article: Holst/Gallery.
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