Your favourite duelists?


#1

I could just dig through the listing of heroes, but I thought it would be more fun to ask everyone here.

I decided I want more units who have at least 29 each atk, spd, and def. Different balances are welcome (ex: 35/34/30 like Ogma, 30/35/35 Laegjarn style, 35/30/35 like…+spd Laslow?)

Will be used in PvE and AA. In AA I’m not getting as good of results as I want with the ranged units because more than half the maps are whaleservice and have tons of defense tiles and +10 armours tank harder than they would in any other mode. But armoursmasher + swordbreaker doesn’t cut it because I want sometimes to be able to park on a good square and tank single hits from two PvE opponents with 50-55 atk in one turn, and with inflated stats sometimes they have spd in the upper 30s or low 40s.


#2
The Dancing Duelist

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#3

Doesnt Fjorm have on average of low to mid 30s for all of her stats?


#4

She works, but I need more units who also work.


#5

Well in that case, you also got neutral kit Joshua, Legendary Ike, Marisa, +def M!Corrin, Black Knight, and Brave Lucina are a few examples.


#6

What’s your suggestion for getting more damage out of Joshua? 46 atk does nothing against armours on defense tiles. I’m not stacking four drive atks on him; there aren’t enough atk buffs to go around the barracks at the moment.


#7

Well, there’s Hinata that reaches 29 speed at 5* +2 with a speed boon (or 4* +10).

There’s also Selena with an attack boon.

There’s also a +Def Hana with a defense refined sword, I guess.

I prefer using my Owain.


#8

My man, sounds like you could use a nice, sturdy Tobin. I use him frequently to just sit and face tank multiple units in a row. The only units he has problems with are blue mages and sometime L!Tiki, but it really comes down to positioning with Tiki.

I’ve built just about everything on Tobin, so I know the ins and outs of what works where and what doesn’t.


#9

You could wind up giving him the fierce stance sacred seal so upon being initiated he has 53 attack. This synergizes well with his close defense A skill.

Edit: You could replace his close defense seal with atk/def bond 3 so he would have 58 Atk next to an ally when a foe attacks.


#10

I’m not really sure I fully understand what this “duelist” archtype is. Was it a unit that can simply do well at outlasting their opponent without necessarily onerounding or getting onerounded in return?


#11

tbh I’m not exactly sure what the definition of this word is supposed to be. I’m using it to indicate a melee unit that survives decently or well when hit on def and doesn’t get doubled without bold fighter or Lethe-like spd, which translates into the numbers above. (I accept spd in the low 30s because enough opponents in PvE can’t double that, and a lot of AA opponents don’t double that)


#12

4* merges I can consider if the fodder isn’t important (so Hinata is out)

If I pull an extra B.Ike I could consider giving him that ignis-every-time build for non-merge 5* usage.

Hana I will definitely consider, but I probably take +atk and unrefined prf because I’d like her to one-shot wary fighter greens.


#13

This guy. If we’re talking ‘favourite’ and not ‘best’
More of a res and enemy phase focus, but does well in the player phase too.


Is especially nice when fighting (armored) dragons, but he can survive a hit from most enemies too. Hard to double him if used properly.

Though he really is suited for short fights, not long combat. As an assassin should be.

Still, I should switch the C skill.
And maybe the A skill (not sure to what)

Also, I should mention Sigurd. He’s just such a solid fighter even if he’s not the biggest tank or damage dealer.


#14

Shame you wouldn’t consider Subaki under your criteria. He’s basically F2P Laegjarn, meaning far better access to merges. I have a 4*+10 with Harmonic Lance, and I made it alright with Klein as my QR fodder.

Then there’s Selena Gomez. You’ve mentioned your concern with her Atk, but I think she should be able to do fine as long as she’s not getting super debuffed by Surtr or facing reverse triangle. Sheena’s also really good as a 4*+10.


#15

Look at this loser. Still using Quick Reposte 2 like it’s 2017. :smirk:


#16

SHIT. I actually upgraded to QR3 already, I forgot how old that screenshot was. :tired_face:


#17

Here, now we’re up to date. :sweat_smile:


#18

And why wouldn’t I consider Subaki? I should have thought of him sooner, actually. Flier buffs and everything, extra burst damage off a special…


#19

I’m not sure if they fall under the criteria, but Laevatein is a strong one I like to use as well as Nephenee.


#20

Yes, both of them fit. I do use Nephenee when I’m doing my casual AA runs mid-week. Maybe I should just give her a blessing and use her in AA.