|This build aims to use Vantage, Michalis's low Spd, and Deflect Melee to help him duel with melee foes, get the jump on them with Vantage and smash their face in with a powerful Ignis.
Weapon: '"`UNIQ--item-521--QINU`"' is Michalis's weapon of choice. It's a legendary weapon that lowers his Special charge by 1, letting him use the likes of '"`UNIQ--item-524--QINU`"' faster. When given its special effect, it adds an extra 10 damage to Michalis's attack if his Special activates, kind of like a '"`UNIQ--item-527--QINU`"', which is usually enough to decimate his foes.
Assist: '"`UNIQ--item-530--QINU`"' is a good Assist in general to use. Its uses are versatile, as it can either help bring an ally closer to the fray, or bring an ally out of danger. Flying units use it especially well thanks to their freedom of movement.
Special: '"`UNIQ--item-533--QINU`"' is chosen as Michalis's Special here, as it runs off of Michalis's high Def stat. With his Hauteclere's special effect, it's almost certain to annihilate his opponent. Michalis should actually initiate against a faster foe and purposefully get doubled to help him reach the HP threshold for his skills, as well as bring Ignis's charge down. Then on the enemy phase, he'd be able to strike first and activate Ignis at the same time.
A Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-536--QINU`"' is chosen as Michalis's A skill. As he aims to be in an HP threshold for '"`UNIQ--item-539--QINU`"', he'll also be able to be in range of this skill, granting him a mighty +7 Atk and Def boost during combat, making him hit even harder, take hits better, and powering up his Ignis even further.
B Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-542--QINU`"' is a key component to this set. Michalis is tanky enough to take a hit from a melee foe, and then he'll be able to strike first against any opponent that dares to engage him afterwards. Being able to get the jump on his foes, with heightened stats and potentially a powerful Special ready is a daunting prospect for his assailants.
C Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-545--QINU`"' is an option for Michalis's C skill, being relatively easy to obtain, and being able to help support his flier teammates by bolstering their offenses. However, this skill slot is mostly flexible. Other flier buffs can be considered instead, or even other C skills (like Guidance or a Tactic skill) should Michalis be used on a regular team.
Sacred Seal: '"`UNIQ--item-548--QINU`"' is another key component to this set. Michalis will often get doubled, but this skill mitigates the second consecutive melee strike down to almost nothing, which improves Michalis's survival greatly. This skill is what allows Michalis to safely engage against a faster foe and live, and on subsequent encounters, '"`UNIQ--item-551--QINU`"' will change the order of battle to be as if Michalis initiated, meaning this skill will still be in effect against a faster opponent.