Route specific tier list in Fire Emblem: Three Houses Posted Saturday at 03:15 PM · Report reply On 2/18/2020 at 3:44 PM, LegendOfLoog said: I would be more impressed if someone actually planted Nordsalat Seeds regularly, considering you can’t buy them. The only way possible to get them requires a Yield Level of 3 on either Vegetable Seeds, Morfis-Plum Seeds, or Eastern Fodlan Seeds. You can’t do that for any of them until you have a B Professor Level, so if you’re trying to get Speed Carrots (literally the only reason you should be planting Nordsalat Seeds), you’re stuck with Pale-Blue Flower Seeds, which generally give you lots of flowers to gift. In general though, many types of Seeds will give you flowers, so it’s fairly easy to get tons of flowers for gifting purposes. Nordsalat Seeds are available very early on from the barrels southeast of the main hall when exploring in both chapter 1 or chapter 2, i.e., by the time you start planting seeds of your own. That spot spawns any of the four seed types that have 4-star quality or better, and you can save and soft-reset right there to get either Nordsalat (for speed) or Angelica (for strength). All four of these high-quality seeds grow themselves at yield levels one and two. Because you get more professor experience for using seeds with more stars, you can dramatically accelerate your professor level gains. The extra exploration points allow you to do more meals and tournaments sooner, boosting your professor rank even faster and making up for the motivation and support points you might otherwise need to get from flowers. A single Nordsalat seed with pruning (the 500G option) is pretty much ideal every week until you get A rank. You get a 46% chance of a speed booster, the best stat to gain in the early game. You can harvest more of the seeds you need every week while also getting sellable crops like Nordsalat. The additional professor experience over flowers can get you to milestones like C rank before the chapter 3 mission, B rank in the first week of chapter 5, and A rank by the end of chapter 7, while still working in a fair amount of faculty training to get certification and recruitment requirements. 7 hours ago, A2ZOMG said: Other things I would suggest for GD Maddening: Male Byleth is better than Female Byleth in this route. Early flying utility is not nearly as impressive when for starters, getting nearly 1HKOed by 3 range Steel Bow Archers is a real issue. Furthermore for a good portion of earlygame, there's only one Flying Battalion to share, which means having more than one flier earlygame prevents one of your teammates from equipping a Battalion for combat bonuses. Male Byleth most importantly has significantly better synergy with GD house personal skills, in particular Hilda and Leonie which in turn gives him a much more stable earlygame. Hilda is absolutely not A tier. She's actually by far your worst unit earlygame when basically for the entirety of 5 chapters she struggles to break accuracy higher than 80 with her preferred weapons, and unlike Lorenz she doesn't start with D Lances, meaning Tempest Lance is not available from the get go. And yes Hilda's personal skill is extremely valuable, but I need to stress that Hilda herself is a HUGE combat detriment earlygame. Not fast enough to avoid being doubled when using Lances, hitrates are terrible, and Faith demerit means trying to pad her resource requirements with Heal spam is significantly less viable on her. Authority demerit even hurts her in combat significantly when promoting to Pegasus Knight because it actually takes extra investment to get D Authority on her, which is the requirement for the lowest ranked Flying Battalion. Outside of LTC, I agree on Male Byleth in GD. It's trivial for Hilda to learn Tempest Lance in time for meaningful use in Chapter 2. It's reliable enough with a Training Lance at that point.