XRay

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  1. Depends on his build. If you are using him for Enemy Phase, then he will need special Refinement. If you are using him as Player Phase unit, he will need Speed Refinement for a regular Player Phase build [Hauteclere [Spd], Luna, Life and Death/Swift Sparrow, Speed +3, Hone Flier buffs] or special Refinement if you want to use Desperation-Brash Assault [Hauteclere [special], Moonbow, Death Blow/Fury, Desperation, Brash Assault]. Desperation-Brash Assault is slower/more risky to set up, but has a much better performance than the regular Player Phase build once Desperation-Brash Assault is active and it is less dependent on buffs. I would wait until you get a [+Atk/Spd -HP/Def/Res].
  2. Jakob, Devoted Monster

    I will add it in. He needs Wary Fighter though and that limits him to just being a wall. Without Wary Fighter, a lot of units curb stomps him. Unlike colored armor mages, TOD!Jakob does not have that benefit to help him tank anyone. I do not think he is good candidate for it.
  3. You will need about at least another two or three Gronnraven mages in addition to your regular offensive green mages for Arena Assault. Gronnraven mages are a staple as a hard counter to both BH!Lyn and Reinhardt that appear frequently. I have Boey and F!Robin as Gronnraven mages, along with Gordin, Sophia, and M!Robin as additional BH!Lyn counters and Julia and Sonya (she got a bad nature, so I am just giving her Triangle Adept to function as a tank) as Reinhardt counters.
  4. He needs to rehaul his entire skill set. He can run Gronnblade and double as a back up Nino. If you want to keep his default skill set as much as possible, he can specialize against dragons, but Firesweep archers can do that job better as they have their B and Sacred Seal slot free for Poison Strike to deal more damage. Soren +Atk/Spd, -HP/Def/Res Rexcalibur [Speed Refinement], Moonbow Life and Death, Watersweep Phantom Speed Archer +Atk/Spd, -HP/Def/Res Firesweep Bow, Moonbow Life and Death, Poison Strike Poison Strike He should be available to all new players for free along with three other Brave Heroes, although you can only pick one of the four. I believe you have to go to the Summon screen and scroll through the banners. I highly recommend picking BH!Lyn instead of BH!Ike since she helps you clear content a lot faster. If Ike is your favorite character and you do not mind the challenge, then picking BH!Ike is fine. It is possible to summon him as he is not a seasonal unit.
  5. I would go for Speed or Resistance, assuming you are using her to tank Reinhardt and other blue mages. I would be still be a little cautious tanking buffed Blárblade mages though, especially cavalry and/or highly merged ones, as they can still crush her Resistance if she does not have Emerald Axe. She can run a regular Blárblade build. With Armored Boots, you can just use her like any regular infantry mage, but slightly more mobile as she is not slowed by forests.
  6. For Raven, you may want to consider Fury over Swift Sparrow since it is cheaper for slightly worse performance, but it also results in a lot less deaths, which in turn gets him into Desperation range more safely. Raven +Spd, -Res Basilikos [special Refinement], Moonbow Desperation Speed +3 Enemies +Spd, Fury overwrite Player Phase [Swift Sparrow] 173:22:24 Player Phase [Fury] 170:6:43 Player Phase [Luna, Swift Sparrow] 182:21:16 Player Phase [Luna, Fury] 182:5:32 For L'Arachel, it mostly depends on if you can get her into Desperation range before engaging Distant Counter melee units. Life and Death is not bad, but if she does not eat a magic counter to hit Desperation range, she probably would not be able to take on Distant Counter melee units without dying on the counter. If you choose to give Raven Fury instead of Swift Sparrow, she can run Swift Sparrow and it would preserve both her bulk nicely to let her safely eat most counters. Lyon is fine with Triangle Adept. I would just give him a regular Raven build; it should compliment Naglfar well.
  7. The safest bet is +Spd if you plan to keep Binding Blade. It also allows you to Speed stack with Weapon Refinement (if you switch Weapons) and Speed +3. Speed stacking also improves his Enemy Phase survivability just in case you accidentally left him in Enemy Range or something. You can always switch Speed +3 to Attack +3 later if you wish you had +Atk's power.
  8. Jakob, Devoted Monster It is not a coincidence that TOD!Jakob is dressed as Frankenstein. With the right skill set, he is a monstrous amalgamation created from the corpses of Firesweep BB!Cordelia and special Refinement Takumi. TOD!Jakob is the husbando to die for if you ever need to trade your life force for more Orbs. Level 40 stats: HP: 38/42/45 Atk: 32/35/38 Spd: 20/23/26 Def: 30/33/36 Res: 29/32/35 Total: 164~165 Default skills: Weapon: Monstrous Bow+ Assist: [none] Special: Ignis Passive A: Bracing Blow 2 Passive B: Wary Fighter 3 Passive C: [none] Guard Bow/Monstrous Bow: Arena Assault Firesweep: Arena Brave Bow: Arena Slaying Bow: Arena Defense
  9. Felicia's Plate is better in my opinion since it targets the weaker of Defense or Resistance, and she gets cool down charge +1 against mages so she can still activate Iceberg in time. Similar to Seth or any less optimal characters, they are all great for Arena Assault and they only need minimal investment to do well in that mode. He is great in Arena Assault. Just sacrifice an Arthur to inherit Emerald Axe and Lancebreaker 2 and he is all set.
  10. All their boons are optimized. It would still be nice to have an optimal defensive bane, but banes do not matter too much as long as your got +Atk/Spd and with neutral Spd/Atk. Reinhardt got the best nature. -HP makes it easier for him to run Desperatio-Brash Assault if you so choose, and preserving his Speed allows him to run Watersweep-Phantom Speed to shut down some dragons. For L'Arachel, I lean -Def to preserve her magical bulk, but -HP is just as good since it makes it even easier for her to hit HP thresholds and it makes it easier for her to deal with dragons as long as they do not activate a Special or something on their first counter. Raven's -Def is a slight bummer, but he should still be able to survive a counter. Once Desperation is active, his Defense does not matter anyways. F!Corrin is super fast and bulky, so you can give her either a Player Phase, Enemy Phase, or dual phase build. +Spd works with all three different builds and -HP works best with a Player Phase or a dual phase build. Her Attack is a bit low, but it should not be too big of a deal with Refinement since she can target the weaker of Defense or Resistance against ranged units. For Subaki, if you are using his default set, +Atk is more important to allow him to shut down sword units more reliably as his Attack is kind of low, although Sapphire Lance does help out a lot. You can promote Soren if you need 5*+# for Arena, but other wise, 4*+10 is fine for everything else and it is much cheaper too. I want to complete the Hero Catalog so I keep a 5* copy of everything, but if you do not care about that, then 4*+10 is probably the best way to go if you do not need him for Arena. You want to overhaul his entire set anyways, so there is not much you can gain from getting him to 5*. Silver Weapons need a much, much higher Mt to justify not having an effect, so Soren is not really missing out from not having Rexcalibur+. For Roy, since you already invested in him, you might as well just promote him and merge him. I would not make him a priority though for promotion though, so I would only promote him after you have promoted other more important units. I run a triple armor team with BB!Lyn +10 being the fourth member as Arena Assault Team 1. Candlelight does not work too well on Distant Counter armor teams, but being able to heal up bulky armor units is pretty useful to keep Quick Riposte active. I would go with Lachesis or Lissa in your case, and Absorb and Gravity is definitely much better than Candlelight on an Enemy Phase armor team. I would not run Olivia, as Dancers/Singers work best with ranged units and/or more mobile units. Arden is fine too since he got one of the best B skills. If you got TOD!Jakob, it gets even better. [+Atk, Firesweep Bow, Moonbow, Death Blow, Bold Fighter, Def Ploy, Armored Boots] is about as broken as you can get, as he is basically a combination of Firesweep BB!Cordelia and Takumi with Fujin Yumi's special Refinement. Casa Blance is fine since it nullifies enemies' buffs. The best well rounded option is Slaying Lance, but Ridersbane is good too if you have trouble with cavalry units. Other good lances are unfortunately in limited quantities being available from limited or seasonal units. I would just keep Gray if he is your only copy since he can be useful in Arena Assault with Zanbato. Personally, I have not found Zanbato or Ridersbane to be particularly useful outside of Arena Assault, so if you really want kill of Gray for some reason, I would prioritize inheriting Sword Valor onto Olivia so she can train units better in the Training Tower. @Czarpy I am going to add that since LA!Lilina has the highest Attack out of all the cavalry mages, if you want try out the Blade-Close Counter-Vantage meme, LA!Lilina is the pony to try it on. It can be stupid fun, but be wary of buff nullifying Weapons and Panic though, so make sure her teammates have more standard builds to handle those enemies more effectively. Seth is great for Arena Assault so he only needs minimal investment. Give him Glimmer and replace his A and B slots with a single-stat booster and Quick Riposte/Breaker and he is good to go. Dagger units are pretty niche and specialized, so they work better in Arena Assault. You can make them work in Arena, but their teammates have to be top-notch to cover for them. I would not prioritize any of them though since they require heavy investment. Felicia needs [+Spd/Res, -Def]. I lean towards +Spd to avoid being doubled by mages, but she sometimes need +Res against certain mages designed to crush colorless mage tanks like Celica. Kagero is good at taking out infantry units, but since many melee infantry run Distant Counter now, Kagero needs to be more careful. Kagero should have no trouble killing infantry mages in one hit though. You can give her Watersweep to specialize her against dragons sans Myrrh. Jaffar is great at taking out mages due to Deathly Dagger's special Refinement. For his B slot, you can give him Cancel Affinity to counter Raven mages or Poison Strike to further reduce the target's HP if they survive. Windsweep is useful to make him almost as counter proof as Firesweep, so he can focus on debuffing units; the only units who can counter attack would be staff units and dragons. Rebecca needs to rehaul her skill set, although she can keep Darting Blow if you are feeling cheap. She can run a Brave Bow set but there are better candidates out there. Similar to Rebecca, he needs to rehaul his skill set. He can run an offensive support build with the right nature and skills. You might want to check Lucius's analysis for inspiration.
  11. I prefer giving LA!Lyn a Player Phase build. Her attack is a bit low, so she will not perform as well compared to other armor units on Enemy Phase. Your Takumi is fine. He is perfectly usable as his offensive stats are not affected negatively. That works too, although Sheena is the only axe armor unit with an outdated Weapon. All other axe armor units generally want to keep their default Weapons. Even Sheena can upgrade her Killer Axe to Slaying Axe, so I am not sure if she really wants Hagoita.
  12. Camilla would want Emerald Axe for tanking Reinhardt and blue mages, and if you want her to counter them, she would need Distant Counter. You can also run Brave Axe and Triangle Adept if you do not want to give her Distant Counter, so she can tank a hit or two from them and then hit them with an Iceberg on Player Phase. I personally prefer using Emerald Axe instead of Triangle Adept on melee units since Triangle Adept 3 is pretty expensive as the only unit who has it at 4* is Roy.
  13. HNY!Azura seems like the best Hagoita user at the moment since she is a support unit. PA!Azura is a support unit as well, but she already comes with Urðr. Titania wants to keep her Emerald Axe for tanking/countering Reinhardt. Frederic should stick with Brave Axe or Slaying Axe depending on what phase you want to use him in. Cherche should run Brave Axe. Camilla is best used as a flying Titania and tank/counter Reinhardt and other blue mages in my opinion.
  14. I would use Fury, not Death Blow. Fury further increases his Speed for even higher damage output as well as dampening the effects of bulk reduction. For Soren, both are about the same. [+Def, -Res] has the benefit of being more likely to be able to eat counter from a Distant Counter unit in his first round of combat. [+Res, -HP] allows him to use Ploys more effectively. For Roy, [+Spd, -Def] is better unless you plan to give him another Weapon and get Speed from Speed Refinement. Being able to double will almost always dish out more damage than increasing the damage of each hit. I would fodder Roy. +Spd is better than +Atk, but +Atk is still very good and Triangle Adept 3 is a valuable skill to inherit. If you need more Speed on your 5* Roy, you can always give him Speed +3 and some buffs. I would keep 5* Soren, but 4*+10 Soren also works. If you do not care about having a 5* of each unit, then I would keep 4* Soren and fodder 5* instead. Watersweep is currently mostly used for shutting down dragons, so you can slap on to whoever you want to specialize them against dragons. I am assuming you are talking about Gwendolyn. I would give her Defense or Resistance Refinement depending on whether you need her to tank mages. I would also give her Wary Fighter to stop enemies from doubling. For YS!F!Robin, I would go with Speed Refinement as well as Fury-Desperation so she can double more units. I would keep both and build them differently. [+Spd, Moonbow/Glimmer, Armored Blow/Steady Blow, Guard, Speed +3] is useful for doubling and killing dragons that are not set up correctly; you would ideally want -Res in this case, but -Def could be workable. It is not very important. If you are lucky and got an offensive nature, she can be an offensive support unit which is nice, but that is just a cherry on top. Her primary duty should still be Singing. I personally have not found the Elemental Dances useful, so I usually just remove them from my Dancers/Singers and put Wings of Mercy or Quick Riposte on them instead. I would go for merging your HNY!Azuras.
  15. L'Arachel, Princess of Light

    I will add Death Blow as a budget option.