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Icon Portrait Chrom.png
Chrom


Role: Red Offense/Tank
Stats: 47/53/25/31/17
47/53/25/31/17

Icon Skill Weapon.png Falchion
Icon Skill Assist.png -
Icon Skill Special.png Aether
Defiant Def 3.png
Passive Icon A.png
Defiant Def 3
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon B.png
-
Spur Def 3.png
Passive Icon C.png
Spur Def 3

Chrom is a tanky sword-wielding infantry unit that boasts massive damage and physical survivability thanks to the combination of his high health pool, the Falchion, and his specials, Sol and Aether. Chrom's default passives revolve around physical defense, whether it's boosting allied defense with Spur Def 3, or buffing his own defense when his health is low with Defiant Defense. Chrom is one of the few units which can choose between two default specials, Sol and Aether. Sol has a shorter cooldown at 4, while Aether deals more damage with a cooldown of 5. However, both specials are tough to pull off due to Chrom's lackluster speed stat, making it nearly impossible for Chrom to double-attack enemies. His weapon, the Falchion, makes Chrom excel at slaying dragonstone users, such as Tiki (Young) and Fae, as well as heal himself by 10 HP at the start of every third turn.

All of this physical bulk, high damage, and healing comes at a price, however. Chrom's Achilles' heel is his terrible Resistance stat and speed, making him very vulnerable to fast blue mages, such as Robin (M) and Linde, who completely annihilate him. In the end, Chrom is probably the worst of the group of Falchion users, lacking Lucina's speed, Alm's superior stats, or Marth's mobility. This does not make him a bad unit at all, however, as his massive offense and physical survivability can do you well against many powerful units where others couldn't. Place him strategically, and you should be taking out anything that stands in the Exalted Prince's way!

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Brave Sword

Recommended IVs: +Atk/-Spd
Stats:

47/48/17/31/17
47/48/17/31/17
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Skill Weapon.png Brave Sword+Icon Skill Weapon.png Brave Sword+ (8 Mt, 300 SP)

Effect: Spd-5. Attack twice when initiating combat.
Icon Skill Assist.png RepositionIcon Skill Assist.png Reposition (150 SP)

Effect: Moves adjacent ally to opposite side of unit.
Icon Skill Special.png LunaIcon Skill Special.png Luna (3 CD, 200 SP)

Effect: Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-50%.
Death Blow 3.png
Passive Icon A.png
Death Blow 3Death Blow 3.png Death Blow (50 / 100 / 200 SP)

Effect:
 (1) Grants Atk+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
 (2) Grants Atk+4 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
 (3) Grants Atk+6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
Swordbreaker 3.png
Passive Icon B.png
Swordbreaker 3Swordbreaker 3.png Swordbreaker (50 / 100 / 200 SP)

Effect:
 (1) If unit's HP ≥ 90% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and foe cannot.
 (2) If unit's HP ≥ 70% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and foe cannot.
 (3) If unit's HP ≥ 50% in combat against a sword user, unit makes a follow-up attack and foe cannot.
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon C.png
Flexible
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon S.png
Flexible

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Steady Exalt

Recommended IVs: +Def/-Res
Stats:

47/50/25/34/13
47/50/25/34/13
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Orb.png Very high investment
Icon Skill Weapon.png Wo Dao+Icon Skill Weapon.png Wo Dao+ (13 Mt, 300 SP)

Effect: Grants +10 to damage when Special triggers.
Icon Skill Assist.png RepositionIcon Skill Assist.png Reposition (150 SP)

Effect: Moves adjacent ally to opposite side of unit.
Icon Skill Special.png IgnisIcon Skill Special.png Ignis (4 CD, 200 SP)

Effect: Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's Def.
Steady Breath.png
Passive Icon A.png
Steady BreathSteady Breath.png Steady Breath (240 SP)

Effect:
 (1) If attacked, unit granted Def+4 during combat; also gains Special cooldown charge +1. (If using other similar skill, only highest value applied.)
Quick Riposte 3.png
Passive Icon B.png
Quick Riposte 3Quick Riposte 3.png Quick Riposte (60 / 120 / 240 SP)

Effect:
 (1) Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 90%.
 (2) Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 80%.
 (3) Unit automatically makes a follow-up attack if attacked at HP ≥ 70%.
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon C.png
Flexible
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon S.png
Flexible

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Healer

Recommended IVs: +Atk/-HP
Stats:

44/56/25/31/17
44/56/25/31/17
Pen.png Creative
Stamina Potion.png Chain
Universal Shard.png Low investment
Icon Skill Weapon.png FalchionIcon Skill Weapon.png Falchion (16 Mt, 400 SP)

Effect: Effective against dragons. Icon Class Red Beast.pngIcon Class Blue Beast.pngIcon Class Green Beast.png
At the start of every third turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Icon Skill Assist.png Reciprocal AidIcon Skill Assist.png Reciprocal Aid (150 SP)

Effect: Swap HP with adjacent ally (neither unit can go above their max HP).
Icon Skill Special.png MoonbowIcon Skill Special.png Moonbow (2 CD, 200 SP)

Effect: Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%.
Death Blow 3.png
Passive Icon A.png
Death Blow 3Death Blow 3.png Death Blow (50 / 100 / 200 SP)

Effect:
 (1) Grants Atk+2 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
 (2) Grants Atk+4 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
 (3) Grants Atk+6 during combat if unit initiates the attack.
Renewal 3.png
Passive Icon B.png
Renewal 3Renewal 3.png Renewal (60 / 120 / 240 SP)

Effect:
 (1) At the start of every fourth turn, restores 10 HP.
 (2) At the start of every third turn, restores 10 HP.
 (3) At the start of every second turn, restores 10 HP.
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon C.png
Flexible
Empty Passive Icon.png
Passive Icon S.png
Flexible

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Highlights[edit source]

Pros Cons

+ Massive damage

+ High health

+ Great self-healing

+ Bulky physical defense

- Very low resistance stat

- Low speed stat




Checks & Counters[edit source]

  • Due to his low resistance, most mages can make short work of Chrom, especially blue mages like Reinhardt, Linde, and Delthea.


Team Options[edit source]