About half a year ago we had Mercedes demote into the 4-5 Star pool with the skill Odd Res Wave 3. It was odd because that skill was already demoted with the grail unit Aversa. Since then we have had 4 more demotes from the banner with all of them coming with skills that were on grail units. For those that don’t remember here’s the short list
Odd Res Wave 3- Mercedes and Aversa
Spd/Def Link 3- Norne and Cynthia
B. Tomebreaker 3- Python and F. Robin
Spd/Res Bond 3- Tethys and Adrift Azura
Drive Atk 2- Echidna and Groom Marth
Worthy things to note are that if Altena demotes she fits the pattern with Sturdy Stance 2 which was on Halloween Dorcas. Eyvel didn’t have that and instead had Chill Atk 3 which was a 5 Star skill on Gharnef and Conrad. The 5 3-4 Star demotes seem to follow no pattern except that the skills had yet to be demoted (ad probably should have been already).
Fierce Stance 3- Bantu 5 Star exclusive (Dorcas, Zelgius, Kana (F))
HP/Atk 2- Valbar Seasonal exclusive (Valentines Lilina and Bridal Fjorm)
Fire Boost 3- Ross 5 Star Grail (Valentines Eliwood)
Spd Smoke 3- Chad 5 Star Grail (Fallen Takumi)
Spur Spd/Res 2- Tanya Seasonal exclusive (Dancer Ryoma)
Now while 3-4 Star units are hard to place the skills for 4-5 Star demotes we have a pool of 45 skills to work with:
Bolded Skills are skills that are sacred seals. Thoughts on the likely skills to demote?
Edit: I just realized something the order the units came in during year 2 had Halloween Dorcas, then Aversa, then Adrift Azura so that could mean that the skills wielded by the ones surrounding them might become inheritable before others. The six skills surrounding them were Panic Ploy 3, Live to Serve 3, Cancel Affinity 3, Mirror Stance 2, Atk/Res Bond 3, and Def Tactic 3. Also even if those skills don’t come straight away 3 out of the 5 (4 out of the 6 if Altena is demoted like she should be with those terrible skills) are from units introduced in Year 2. So here is the distribution by year with the repeats on the right.