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Desperation/Builds

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User Submitted Builds
Below are all user-submitted builds. The quality of these builds may vary wildly. Please use your own judgment when deciding if any of them fit your needs.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
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Note: This is listed as 'High Investment' but all skills can be inherited from 4★ units.

A budget build meant to make Anna more viable in general use, especially if you need her as an Arena bonus unit. She has no IVs nor merges, so there's not much you can do to alter her stats; however, she will reach 46 Spd with LnD3 and a Spd refine on her weapon, which makes Flashing Blade relatively reliable and allows her to fire off her special more often -- this is necessary, as it's her main way of dealing significant damage. Slaying Axe+ with a Spd refine is the better choice of weapon due to its built-in reduced Special cooldown, but it's an expensive investment compared to her native Nóatún.

--Reddazrael (talk) 17:46, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment

A description has not been written for this build yet.

Build Icon Alternative.png Alternative
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Universal Crystal.png Medium investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
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- CV (talk) 17:35, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
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- CV (talk) 17:35, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Build Icon Alternative.png Alternative
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Universal Shard.png Low investment
Passive Icon C.pngEmpty Passive Icon.png
 Flexible
Passive Icon S.pngAttack Plus 3.png
 Attack +3 / Flexible
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This build is for players who wish to use Ayra right away without having to worry about finding any fancy skills. Thankfully, Ayra has an excellent base kit, geared to help her be a great player phase unit.

Weapon: '"`UNIQ--item-284--QINU`"' is Ayra's weapon of choice. It grants her +3 Spd, and it grants her an extra Special charge if she's faster than her opponent. With her high Spd and Swift Sparrow, it's very easy to activate this effect.

Assist: '"`UNIQ--item-287--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.

Special: '"`UNIQ--item-290--QINU`"' is Ayra's Special, unique to her, and adds damage to Ayra's attack based off of her Spd. It adds a pretty good amount of damage considering how fast Ayra is, and this lets her break through a lot of opponents,

A Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-293--QINU`"' is Ayra's A skill. She comes with it naturally, and is an excellent player phase skill, granting her +4 Atk and Spd when she initiates combat.

B Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-296--QINU`"' is an option for Ayra's B skill. She comes with it naturally, and if Ayra's weakened just enough, and if she's faster than her opponent, then she'll strike once, gain an extra Special charge, then strike again with Regnal Astra charged before the opponent can even react. Should the player feel like other skills are necessary however, then this skill slot is flexible, open to be whatever else the player needs.

C Passive: This skill slot is flexible, open to be whatever the player needs. A buffing skill, like a Drive or a Tactic skill could suffice, but this is up to the player's discretion and team composition.

Sacred Seal: '"`UNIQ--item-299--QINU`"' is an option for Ayra's Seal. It's just simple boost to Ayra's Atk to help her deal more damage, but her Seal slot is ultimately flexible, open to be whatever the player needs.
Build Icon Alternative.png Alternative
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
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Azura's builds are usually suited for support, with some killing potential through '"`UNIQ--item-19--QINU`"', but as a mage, young Azura has quite better offenses if assisted. As such, this build aims to take a more offensive approach.

For IVs, +atk is better suited for the one-shot potential, especially considering Azura's statline, while -def is to further dump her weakest stat, hopefully avoiding as many physical counters as she can.

Gronnblade+ is the star of this set, and it's chosen to bolster her relatively mediocre offense to plausible use. Moonbow is chosen as her special, as it lets her combat higher-res mages more effectively. she likely won't see as much combat as other blade nukes you might field alongside her, so the shorter cooldown is generally recommended. Dance is her assist, and is really the only reason you'd consider using Azura as a blade tome user.

Fury 3 gives her additional attack and speed, along with bulk, which may help her survive green nukes such as a Fury 3 Nino: Pious Mage buffed by Eirika: Restoration Lady and a fully-bladed Corrin: Novice Vacationer. And with Hones, she can stand to best Fury 3 Elise: Tropical Flower and Fury 3 Soren: Shrewd Strategist if they aren't +Spd nature or honed. Also to note, with this set, she can be able to KO Ike: Brave Mercenary if bladed up to 3/4/4/4.

Desperation 3 can let her KO these threats and others without the threat of getting KOed on a counter attack, while Wings of Mercy 3 bolsters her dancing utility by increasing her movement coverage.

Passive C is entirely flexible, but Hone Atk 3 is always an option, because she comes with it naturally.

Seals are flexible for the most part, but shoutouts go to Atk+3, Spd+3, and Quickened Pulse for boosting her offense, and HP+5 for helping her survive attacks from key threats such as most forms of Fury 3 Nino: Pious Mage and +Spd Fury 3 Elise: Tropical Flower.

While Azura's not the best blade tome user, she offers utility to separate himself from the rest. She exists as a backup nuke if you need it.

Steelux (talk) 19:14, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Build Icon Alternative.png Alternative
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
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This build is designed to take advantage of Bride Caeda’s resistance to boost her damage output. This build will put her Res at 38 at the least, meaning that when Iceberg triggers, she will have an additional 19 damage added to her attack. The rest of the skills take advantage of her weapon’s unique post-battle effect, blessing her allies with plenty of defensive stats and giving her a flexible utility option should she need to step behind the rest of the team. Her naturally high speed makes her a good candidate for Desperation, as she can tank a wide variety of magic attacks and dish out bouquets of pain on retaliation, be it on enemy phase or player phase. Spur skills such as Spur Spd/Def 2 and Spur Def/Res 2 are ideal since they add to her utility and compliment her unique weapon.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Stats: +Atk/-Def
Passive Icon C.pngEmpty Passive Icon.png
 Flexible
Passive Icon S.pngEmpty Passive Icon.png
 Flexible

A description has not been written for this build yet.

Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Orb.png Very high investment
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With the addition of Dragonflowers, and the ability to add to (eventually) improve all the stats of any infantry unit by 2, Bridal Caeda has the ability to act as a dedicated ploying unit, an incredibly fast nuke, and a Blárblade nuke all at the same time. While her build is fairly standard, it is, nonetheless, potent.

'"`UNIQ--item-296--QINU`"' both capitalizes off of one of Bridal Caeda's higher stats, and has a lower cost than '"`UNIQ--item-299--QINU`"', not even mentioning that it's in her base kit. However, '"`UNIQ--item-302--QINU`"' can be taken instead if one believes that the lower cooldown helps, though its viability is entirely subject to the resistance of enemies.

'"`UNIQ--item-305--QINU`"' is Bridal Caeda's standard weapon of choice due to the fact that it can improve her shoddy attack power, though '"`UNIQ--item-308--QINU`"' can be taken if this isn't an option. Keep in mind that if you do wish to take the latter, +Res should be considered, as it improves her ability to ploy enemies, her speed is already incredibly high, and the +Atk refine gives too small of a boost to be potent.

'"`UNIQ--item-311--QINU`"' is the crux of the build, giving Caeda +4 to all of her stats, making it easier to survive the first hit she takes. Plus, with it's 8 damage penalty, she can reach '"`UNIQ--item-314--QINU`"' range much faster, and when that happens, her high speed allows her to double a great deal of characters. '"`UNIQ--item-317--QINU`"' is a budget option, but it has a lower chance of pushing Bridal Caeda into '"`UNIQ--item-320--QINU`"' range, especially if her first combat is against a mage like herself. Still, having less after combat damage might improve her sustainability by a small amount.

'"`UNIQ--item-323--QINU`"' and '"`UNIQ--item-326--QINU`"' are very important to the build, and can both go into the C-slot and S-slot of Bridal Caeda's skillset. When she baits opponents into Ploy range, she effectively has a 34/42 base offensive stat line against those she can ploy. This not only makes her ability to kill things much more impressive, but it allows her to help other mages that would benefit from enemies with lower Res, such as Nino: Pious Mage, or Tharja: Dark Shadow, two units that, with their refines, can also support Bridal Caeda in return.

The main flaw with this build is that it relies on '"`UNIQ--item-329--QINU`"', which, while allowing for a greatly increased offensive output, is also at the mercy of the Panic effect, as well as forcing Bridal Caeda to huddle around specific teammates to support her. If she's using the '"`UNIQ--item-332--QINU`"', this isn't as big of an issue, and she can support alles better, but this comes at the cost of her attack, which, without '"`UNIQ--item-335--QINU`"''s bonus, is incredibly subpar. She also faces competition from Lute: Prodigy, who has better Res and can carry an extra Ploy, and Saias: Bishop of Flame, who also has better Res and the ability to use more than 2 ploy skills. Still, it's one of Bridal Caeda's greater builds, and in the day and age of armor units with inflated stats, the ability to debuff, as well as improved survivability against Veronica: Brave Princess thanks to being both fast and highly resistant to magic means that she can somewhat stand out from her fellow Blue Tome bretheren.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Dueling Crest.png Arena
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
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This set aims to take advantage of the Wing Sword's Flashing Blade refine, allowing Caeda to potentially activate Galeforce in one round. +Atk is recommended due to being a superboon and patching up Caeda's own poor Atk stat, but +Spd is an option to better guarantee Flashing Blade. -Def is chosen due to her Res being useful for baiting mages and for Defense Ploy. Reposition serves as a solid assist skill, made even better by the fact that Caeda is a flier. Fury gives Caeda extra power and durability and also allows for better use of Defense Ploy. Swift Sparrow, however, gives Caeda a bit more offense than Fury if one would prefer this to the extra bulk granted by Fury. Desperation allows Caeda to still serve as a solid Player Phase unit even after her HP has fallen, while Swordbreaker may help against other fast sword units like Ayra and Mia. Defense Ploy allows Caeda to take advantage of her high Res in order to boost her damage. Fortify Fliers allows Caeda to better support her teammates on a flier team. Attack +3 once again serves to help patch up Caeda's low Atk while Speed +3 can be used to assist in activating Flashing Blade. It is worth noting that, due to her Atk superboon, running +Atk with the Speed +3 seal is better than running +Spd with the Attack +3 seal.
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Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Universal Crystal.png Medium investment
Camillas Axe W.png Camilla's Axe (Skill)
Stats: Flexible

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Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
Stats: +Atk,+Spd/-Def,-HP
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- CV (talk) 17:12, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
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Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Universal Shard.png Low investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying

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Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Build Icon Allpurpose.png All-purpose
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
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With great 33/36 offenses, Summer Camilla can wreak havoc through the use of a -Blade+ tome and flier buffs.

Weapon: High investment is the centerpiece of the build, amping up Camilla's damage output significantly after receiving flier buffs.

Assist: Alternative is an all-around useful assist skill and suits Camilla better than most other options.

Special: Stats is the go-to special option for units with innately high damage output.

A Passive: High investment is one part of the tried-and-true Fury/Desperation combo---boosting her base stats while also chipping her into range of Desperation.

B Passive: All-purpose is a crucial part to the builds of glass cannons like Summer Camilla, allowing her to successively strike twice before the opposing unit may counterattack once below the relevant threshold.

C Passive: Optimal or Stats are likely the ideal choices for Camilla and depend on team composition (do note, however, that Hone Fliers will ideally be wanted on another unit to provide buffs for Camilla's blade tome).

Sacred Seal: Very high investment is the suggested seal for Summer Camilla, increasing the effective area she can threaten, but a variety of other seal choices work as well---Speed +3 seal being another worthwhile choice.

As with all player-phase nukes, dancers (for this build, flying dancers) are a simple but effective way to up Summer Camilla's potential. Additionally, pairing this Camilla build with a straightforward way of dealing with high-res Greens is wise---notable partners being Elincia, Caeda, and NY Camilla, as they synergize well offensively while supplying more flier buffs.
Dueling Sword.png Optimal
Dueling Crest.png Arena
Hero Feather Darkened.png High investment
Icon Move Flying.png Flying
Stats: +Spd, +Atk / -HP, -Res
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With 33/36 offenses, Summer Camilla has the most well-tuned stat spread of the current blue tome fliers to wreak havoc via the combination of a blade tome + flier buffs.

As with all player-phase nukes, dancers (for this build, flying dancers) are a simple but effective way to up Summer Camilla's potential. Additionally, pairing this Camilla build with a straightforward way of dealing with high-res Greens is wise---notable partners being Elincia, Caeda, and NY Camilla, as they synergize well offensively while supplying more flier buffs.

Weapon: '"`UNIQ--item-316--QINU`"' is the centerpiece of the build, amping up Camilla's damage output significantly after receiving flier buffs.

Assist: '"`UNIQ--item-319--QINU`"' is an all-around useful assist skill and suits Camilla better than most other options.

Special: '"`UNIQ--item-322--QINU`"' is the go-to special option for units with innately high damage output.

A Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-325--QINU`"' is one part of the tried-and-true Fury/Desperation combo---boosting her base stats while also chipping her into range of Desperation.

B Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-328--QINU`"' is a crucial part to the builds of glass cannons like Summer Camilla, allowing her to successively strike twice before the opposing unit may counterattack once below the relevant threshold.

C Passive: '"`UNIQ--item-331--QINU`"' or '"`UNIQ--item-334--QINU`"' are likely the ideal choices for Camilla and depend on team composition (do note, however, that Hone Fliers will ideally be wanted on another unit to provide buffs for Camilla's blade tome).

Sacred Seal: '"`UNIQ--item-337--QINU`"' is the suggested seal for Summer Camilla, increasing the effective area she can threaten, but a variety of other seal choices work as well---Speed +3 seal being another worthwhile choice.
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