I may be late to the party on this but I hadnt seen or heard anything about this prior so I’m making this thread. I went to test my Xane and Corrin combo in some AR mock battle to see how they would perform. This was the result
This I found strange. This is the Kempf in question
And this is the Xane and Corrin
If the Xane was actually using corrin’s 52spd then he should be outspeeding and doubling kempf, but he’s not. It took me a second(and further testing) to determine why.
When Xane copies Corrin’s stats, he copies corrin’s bonuses as well. In this case, corrin has a +6spd buff. But vs opponents with lull skills like Kempf, the game recognized that Xane has copied a buff, and - regardless of whether Xane himself has any buffs - neutralizes them. I had been under the impression this wouldnt be the case, and makes chill soaking a much larger problem than I had previously thought. It also suggests that sneering axe(and other weapons like it that may be released in the future) will hurt him if his allies are buffed.
Correction: further testing revealed it is actually Xane himself getting lulled - I had made a mistake testing previously. His allies buffs will work no matter what but if Xane himself has a bonus those stats will get removed by a lull. This still means link skills are bad for supporting him but played right still makes him functionally immune to lulls as first thought