Title says it all, this is just a silly thread for speculating what some recent powercreep beneficiaries might have for stats, weapons, and base kits if they were released early in the game’s life.
Creator Sword - Mt 16. Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
Inb4 “Three Houses wasn’t out in 2017”
Byleth comes with the very rare Distant Counter skill, previously only available on Hector. Additionally, his weapon reduces the cooldown of his special, making him a very difficult opponent to defeat!
Brutal Breath - Mt 16. If unit is not adjacent to an ally, grants Atk/Spd +2 during combat.
Here we have an alternate “fallen” version of Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates. His weapon has the very unique effect of boosting his stats when his allies are not adjacent to him!
Persecution Bow - Mt 14. At start of turn, if units HP <= 50%, grants Atk +5 for one turn.
Bernadetta joins the game as our first cavalry archer! With Persecution Bow and Desperation, she’s extremely powerful when she’s low on health!
Mareeta’s Sword - Mt 16. Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count -1).
Mareeta comes to us from Genealogy of the Holy War. You know, that game that has a couple characters in a paralogue or two. Her defenses may be low, but she manages to stay alive thanks to the wonders of damage reduction!
Imbued Koma+ - Mt 12. At start of combat, if unit’s Special is charged, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +1 during combat.
Next up, we have some seasonal alts. As our first New Year themed hero, we have Alfonse and nobody else! Alfonse is very powerful when his special is charged!
Snowy Breath+ - Mt 13. If foe initiates combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res +1 during combat.
Finally, our very first armored dragon is Winter Sothis! Her already high stat total is boosted even further by her A skill, plus her weapon when her foe initiates combat!