|A build intended to improve Ike's overall defensive performance with the help of his legendary weapon, '"`UNIQ--item-47--QINU`"'.
For his IVs: +SPD is taken for defensive purposes as at 31 speed and a speed buff he can avoid doubles from a considerable amount of faster units. +ATK allows him to reach a very high threshold to finish enemies more quickly. With a +RES and Urvan he can survive Reinhardt and other popular mages more easily. A neutral nature doesn't hurt his performance too much and avoids hitting any stat. A HP bane is taken as it can be easily fixed with the Sacred Seal HP +3.
'"`UNIQ--item-50--QINU`"' is chosen for his A slot as it, together with Urvan, gives Ike better coverage by allowing him to deal with ranged units more easily. His default '"`UNIQ--item-53--QINU`"' is taken for more general utility on his matchups, allowing him to deal with fliers and cavalry (especially Reinhardt) more safely. Alternatively, '"`UNIQ--item-56--QINU`"' helps patch his average speed and finish enemies more cleanly when defending.
As for Specials, an offensive special such as '"`UNIQ--item-59--QINU`"' or '"`UNIQ--item-62--QINU`"' is recommended since after he's engaged upon, he can then retaliate with a special-boosted counter attack, punishing those who attempt to take him out with heavy damage or a KO.
His default '"`UNIQ--item-65--QINU`"' is fine and can help him patch the potential liability of lacking a stat boosting skill on his A slot. '"`UNIQ--item-68--QINU`"' can be used for the same reason and allows him to deal with buffed threats such as infantry -blade tomes,that are not affected by Beorc's Blessing, much better when active. Assist Skills are flexible. The Sacred Seal of choice is '"`UNIQ--item-71--QINU`"' for survivability reason and to cover the HP bane.--Bentermuler (talk) 16:40, 31 August 2017