Ashe is a Blue Lions student at the Officers Academy, hailing from the Gaspard region of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. He is friendly and optimistic, and is a firm believer in pursuing his dreams. He is empathetic to those who are in disadvantageous situations, such as thieves, and is dedicated to helping those who are in need.
|Wyvern Moon 17|
Imperial Year 1163
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Base Stats (Level 1 Commoner)
Variable Recruitment Base Stats
This analysis was written by FlashingFire.
Three Houses is not very kind to Ashe, in more ways than one.
Ashe suffers the unfortunate distinction of both losing his adoptive father at the hands of the player and being a rather unimpressive unit. His base stats are aggressively average, his growth rates are nothing special, his personal ability essentially just saves small amounts of money in a game flowing with gold, and he has no distinct redeeming combat arts. A choice to use Ashe is a choice to embrace this lack of unique qualities and just play the game how you want to play it. That's not to say Ashe is bad, just that other units do what he does better, and then some.
The one thing Ashe has going for him is a useful set of skill proficiencies. They make obtaining vital mastery skills like Death Blow, and Hit +20 rather simple, and allow efficient access to Sniper and Wyvern Rider/Lord. Mastering Fighter for Strength +2 is sorely appreciated, and once the intermediate classes are done with it's mostly a choice between Hunter's Volley and flying. The former allows Ashe to avoid counterattacks and possibly stack crit (Sniper Ashe has a 75% Dex growth), while achieving Wyvern Rider certification will likely boost Ashe's core stats and provides all-important movement.
Ashe has very few other options. His spell list is extremely limited and his stats do not lend themselves to the arcane arts. His combat arts are all inferior to Hunter's Volley; Focused Strike is redundant with Curved Shot, Shatter Slash and Waning Shot are unimpressive, and Deadeye quickly becomes unreliable in Maddening mode. He is not likely to be one of your core combat units without a serious amount of stat boosters. Still, he can provide reliable chip damage, take out squishier enemies from a safe distance with the right build, and fill a role as a support Gambit user. Sniper Ashe is often quite happy to provide support in the form of Retribution, Impregnable Wall, or Stride, all available at C-rank authority or lower (in the Blue Lions route, anyway), meaning he has a reasonable shot at reaching lategame abilities like Bow Crit +10 or even Bowfaire.
While Ashe may not stand out at any particular niche, he can still fill a few viable roles with courage.
Ashe will automatically be recruited if the player selects to teach the Blue Lions house.
Ashe can be recruited once Byleth has achieved a stat of Cha 15 and Skill Rank C in Lance. These requirements can be lowered if Byleth builds support with Ashe, as shown in the below table.
|Support Level||Stat||Skill Rank|
|None||Cha 15||Lance C|
|C||Cha 12||Lance C|
|C+||Cha 9||Lance D+|
|B||Cha 6||Lance D|
|B+||Cha 3||Lance E+|
If playing Verdant Wind or Silver Snow, Ashe will automatically leave your party at the end of the academy phase. He reappears as an enemy in Chapter 15 of both routes, and if he was previously recruited in the academy phase you can defeat him with Byleth to have him rejoin at the end of the battle.
|A dinner invitation||Gardening mishaps||Thanks for everything|
|Gifts you'd like to receive||The existence of Crests||A strong battalion|
|The ideal professor||A word of advice||Monastery security|
|Being the perfect knight||Past laughs||The library's collection|
|Perfect recipes||Things that bother you||Cats|
|Working hours for guards||Children at the market||School days|
|Close calls||Shareable snacks||You seem well|
|Someone you look up to||Your ambitions||Equipment upkeep|
I still have a lot to learn. I need to work harder.
Have you ever seen a ghost? Probably for the best if you haven't…
I'm good with children. I've taken care of my younger siblings since I was a kid.
It's nice in here. I feel like I can relax.
The years I had with Lonato…those were some of the best of my life.
I'm confident in my speed. No one can outrun me!
I get letters from my brother and sister every once in a while. They have it tough, but they're getting by.
Time flies when I'm with you.
A lot's happened, but none of it's been in vain. That's what I believe.